Friday, 27 May 2011

Flashback Friday...A Happy Time

Karin at Cafe Bebe is asking us to link up a memory of a happy time in our life.  I have so many happy memories, but I thought I'd choose something from my teenage years.  

My dad used to like taking day trips to Boulogne to stock up on wine.  We'd catch a ferry from Folkestone as foot passengers, then we'd walk the short distance from the port to the town where my dad would know his way around to find all the best bargains.  He'd have a leather holdall which was just the right size to hold his duty free allowance (as it used to be back then!)

These pictures show me and my dad having some fun in Boulogne!

 OK, so I was only 15, but my dad didn't mind me having the odd swig of vin rouge in a public park!  You can see his leather bag between his feet!  Imagine how heavy that was once filled with bottles!!  

After boozing with my dad the result would be a lot of giggling and silliness (mostly from him...he never was a big drinker.  He'd start saying "I love my kids!" after 2 glasses.)  This photo was taken on the ferry on the way back to England.  My inner exhibitionist was clearly released by the afternoon tipple.  (Another reason why it's a good job that I am now tee-total!)

These day trips were such a big part of our parents do tend to get a bit obsessive about doing things.  If something is good they keep doing it over and over...but I never complained about my trips to France.  They were fun.  I still love going to French Supermarkets....I guess it is a result of my happy memories of going there as a teenager with my dad!


  1. That's fantastic! Just love those photos.

  2. Ohhhh I love this "fun" post.
    Bless xx
    And people always speak the truth when drunk so Daddy really does "love his kids".
    Oh this post has made me feel all warm and fuzzy.
    Cheers ears xxxxx

  3. What a lovely post! Dad's are the best - my Dad taught me how to appreciate malt whisky.

  4. Hahaha a brilliant post Wendy and amazing photos. You can't beat a bit of afternoon tipple for making you go a little bit crazy ;) xxx

  5. Sounds like a right good laugh!your photos really made me smile. I have never had a time like that with my dad but yours sounds like a lot of fun.
    I didn't realise there was a theme this week!! Lol oh well:)

  6. Your story made me smile! :) Lovely photos of you and your Dad, and it looks like a lot of fun.

  7. You and your Dad on a booze cruise, good times. Though, carrying the bottles back from France in a bag seems so strange these days of cheap plonk at Tesco. Lovely pictures wife of mine.XXX

  8. Doesn't Dad look young - the pics are great and certainly brought a smile to my face. You both look as though you were gaving a great time.



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