A Heatwave in Worthing.

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A Heatwave in Worthing.

Headshot of Bertie.

Bertie: “You must be bleeding joking, Bobby. ‘We’ are going to the seaside in a heatwave? You can count me out. It’s nice and cool here in Laurel Cottage. It’s supposed to be even hotter tomorrow and I am definitely staying put.”

Bobby: “Look, Bertie, it’s the only day I can see Jasmine before we head for Wales on holiday. It’s only the morning, but if you don’t want to come suits me!”

And so, off he drove. Totally nuts. As I am here on my own, I can look at those pictures of Tommy and Cherrie’s wedding where I was a VIB (Very Important Bear). Even had my own place at the reception and my own card with my name on it.

Down at the coast the day was very different to what we had expected. There was a heavenly breeze and view to match. Jasmine and Little Jay were all ready for a treat and off they went to the Black Cat café in Worthing for a full breakfast. Really nice and recommended. Forgot to take pictures, so the ones you see are from a winter visit.

Bobby in the Black Caat café in Worthing, holding up a copy of the Sun newspaper.

Little Jay in the Black Cat café, Worthing.

Jasmine and Little Jay in the Black Café, Worthing.

Jasmine and Little Jay at the Black Cat Café, Worthing.

Jasmine and Little Jay at the Black Cat Café.

 

Onto the seafront, where a large big wheel has just appeared. Large being enormous. “Forget it, Bobby. I am NOT going on that!” said Jasmine. So they will save that until Big Jay is available!

The Big Wheel, Worthing.

The Big Wheel.

The Big Wheel on Worthing Seafront.

The Big Wheel on Worthing Seafront.

The Big Wheel on Worthing Seafront.

The Big Wheel on Worthing Seafront.

The Big Wheel on Worthing Seafront.

On they strolled to the pier. A very nice pier at Worthing. The breeze just warm enough not to be chilly. Where inland everybody was sweltering. Looking west, the colours were out of this world. Did it remind Bobby of impressionism? Maybe a Turner painting? It’s at times like that he wishes he could ask Diddley, who knew all about art.

View of Worthing seafront and the Big Wheel from the Pier.

From the pier.

Jasmine, with Little Jay looking through the railings of Worthing Pier.

Jasmine and Little Jay looking out to sea from Worthing Pier.

Windbreak window on Worthing pier.

Windbreak window on the pier.

Windbreak window on Worthing pier.

Jasmine and Little Jay on the west side of Worthing Pier.

View from the west side of Worthing Pier.

Monet…Turner?

View from the west side of Worthing Pier.

Turner… Monet?

“How about a paddle?” asked Jasmine. “Not me!” said Bobby, but walked down to the beach to watch. Didn’t take long for him to join in and realise how warm the Worthing water was. Jay wasted no time in jumping in. Falling over in his clothes. Laughing and screaming with delight. Just like his mother did one day in 2008.

Little Jay playing in the water, while Jasmine watches on with her feet in the water.

Little Jay playing in the sea at Worthing!

Love it love it love love love it

Little Jay (left) and Bobby (right, holding his shoes) paddling -

Great Grandson… Great Grandad.

Little Jay playing in the sea at Worthing.

Little Jay playing in the sea at Worthing.

Little Jay playing in the sea at Worthing.

2008

Jasmine at the Highways Agency depot.

Jasmine at the Highways Agency depot.

When she did the same at Camber Sands, when out with Bobby supposedly working for the Highways Agency. And came home in a poncho as a result.

Bobby and Jasmine at Camber Sands.

Jasmine playing in the water at Camber Sands.

“Can I go paddling?” “Don’t get wet. We haven’t got any spare clothes!”

Jasmine about to go in the water at Camber Sands.

“Don’t get wet!”

Jasmine lying face down in the shallow water - soaking wet!

“Don’t get wet…”

Jasmine wearing a classy poncho from Camber Sands.

Classy poncho from Camber Sands.

And then it was time to go home.

Back at Laurel Cottage, we looked at the pictures of me.

The VIB at Tommy and Cherrie’s wedding.

The VIB at Tommy and Cherrie’s wedding.

Bertie at the reception in front of the dance floor.

First Dance.

A very long wedding train on the bride.

Cor. That’s long.

Bertie in front ot the bride and groom and whole family.

The whole family.

Bertie at the wedding breakfast table with his own place card.

VIB place setting.

Bertie: “How was it, Bobby?”

Bobby: “Heavenly, Bertie. Make sure you come next time!”

Lighting a Candle for Diddley

Talking of Tommy reminds us of a party at his house. Diddley … you were incorrigible! The T-shirt refers to a Jarvis Cocker record.

Diddely at a party sat at a drum kit.

A candle lit for Diddley.
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