Beach Skills  

AmberSolaire 42M
2630 posts
6/6/2005 1:55 pm

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Beach Skills

Whilst I count, and before I forget and run off on another tangent altogether here is the first installment of my guide to essential summer skills.

I realise the title advocates use of this skill on the beach but it is equally useful for those lazy days picnicking or in the park.

Discussion of this as my first skill was prompted by being outdoors and by my nine year old son Ben.He was on a Sunday out from boarding school and was determined to spend the time outdoors despite the fact that the weather wasnt that great.So dutiful father that I am we headed off down to the park.Not being able to summon enough people for a Sunday afternoon game of football we decided to make use of the numbers we had and partake in a gentle game of frisbee.

Now I thought that this was a relatively simple non competitive pass time.I hadnt counted on my old university friend Duncan coupled with the natural ability of my son to throw the frisbee harder and further than I could.

Two hours later (suitably bruised and ego very damaged) like most events in England rain stopped play.

A young fit youth I can understand beating his old man.But my uni mate who is my age and in a lot worse condition! I was not happy.That was until he explained to me that he had actually played frisbee as a sport and let me into some throwing secrets.

So to spare you the agony of defeat that I suffered, and to ensure you are the one turning heads as your frisbee flies elegantly past the bronzed beach beauties I will pass this skill to you my blogging brethren.

(In the meantime (once I've finished counting) I am off to practise) Me competitive.Never.

juju34single 46F

6/6/2005 7:36 pm

You still had fun though, right?
All the bumpies and bruises I get from playing with my kids at the park are worth it. lol
Even if I fall over exhausted and they run rampant over me.
They win, I still had a blast.

AmberSolaire 42M

6/6/2005 7:55 pm

You mean the whole ideas not to win? you're supposed to enjoy it too! Flicks through his well worn a-z of parenting guide which page is it on?

Being serious of course I had fun juju34singleI wouldnt have spent two hours getting muddy in the rain otherwise.

juju34single 46F

6/6/2005 9:05 pm

Muddy in the rain?
Sounds fun!
Me and mine play in the rain as often as possible.
Puddles are the best too.
Who needs the fountian of youth anyways?
Kids are the embodiment of it. lol

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/7/2005 5:15 am

i can never catch the darn thing,mind when i throw it not many get to catch it either

I'm a

i'm here to stay

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

6/7/2005 5:46 am

its bad for your nails as well @ Paps

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
6/7/2005 6:51 am

papy u need to try catching it with ur hands not ur teeth, sweetie....

AmberSolaire 42M

6/7/2005 12:14 pm

juju and mzhunyhole I did wonder where all the energy came from now I know.


you are suppossed to put down your handbag and toy boy first leaving your hands free.


I think I am going to sleep tonight with that image of papy jumping up to catch it in her teeth.Think I might add a leash and studded collar as well.......

starlight_runner 39F

6/8/2005 12:29 am

I think you are competitive AS.Hands up who agrees........


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/8/2005 6:40 am

Isn't the most important beach skill the ability to suck in your lower abs and still breathe?

AmberSolaire 42M

6/10/2005 6:52 am

Sticks hand up in agrement with starlight, and lets out breath to answer jayR's statement.She has seen through him already.

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