2001 Easter Holiday 


Ian and I went on holiday with my Mum,  my sister, Susie, and her two kids, Jazzy and Joe.  We stayed on a caravan park near Hastings for a few days, and then went back to stay with my Mum for a couple more days.  My friend Sharon and her daughters, Kayleigh and Steffi, joined us for a day while we were there.  We had a really great time.

Some of the time we just crashed out around the van.  Don't I look absolutely awful before I put my makeup on?

The park had an indoor play center for the kids and a swimming pool.  I  decided not to take the camera to the pool, but we had great fun in both places anyway.


We visited a smuggling exhibition, in a series of dark caves, but only got one picture of the kids, in the stocks.  However we got some pictures of the remains of Hastings Castle, which was the first castle the Normans built in England after the conquest in 1066!  We also found some go-carts, a trampoline and the mini-golf.


The campsite also had a cabaret bar, which had a different show on every night.  The cabaret was designed as family entertainment, and the kids were welcome.  I  got  talked into taking part in a  'fun' activity, where I had to audition for the part as James Bond, but  we didn't manage to get any pictures of that.  We  also won a prize for being the noisiest table one evening.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

On the way back Mum, Ian and I visited Drusilla's Zoo, which was surprisingly good.  The  animals all had plenty of space to live in, and there were lots of educational displays to tell you about the animals.  There was also a miniature train and a great play area, which Ian really enjoyed.  Ian is watching the meer cats, and I am wind-swept with an emu, while mum is warm and  looking into the otter's den.

Then Sharon, Kayleigh and Steffi came to visit.  We spent a day down on the beach collecting shells and  stones  before going to the fun fair in Southsea for the evening.

Then it was time to go home.