Normally the Red Arrows fly in display over 2 of the days...but alas this year they didn't appear as they were in Moscow *insert gutted face*. So the simulator was the closest you could get to experiencing them)
There were a few birds of prey on display, but they were mostly all hiding in the shade under a nice big gazebo ( I don't blame them it WAS boiling!!)
Unfortunately, because I didn't know what time the planes were actually starting to fly, we turned up quite early lol. And by the time we had perused the stalls and ambled along the packed seafront and found a teeny area clear to sit down we actually only managed to see the Sea-king and the new Eastbourne lifeboat, one of the parachute diving teams and a couple of other planes that I didn't manage to get pics of ( gutted :( )
if you squint you can see a couple of the parachutists lol
Lauren, Jack and Chloe posed for me by one of the static displays :)
.........................some odd couple on the promenade lol............ they let anyone down there these days!
And then on Sunday, it was Madison's Christening Day. Dale, Lauren and I were honoured to be chosen as Godparents. This is the lovely, gorgeous car they arrived in.....
which is owned by this equally lovely man, Jim, who is a good friend of theirs
I couldn't get pics during the service, but Chloe managed to grab a couple of snaps. I love how Maddie is mesmerized by her Celebration candle.
...................even though she tried to blow it out LOL!......................
Maddie with her Mummy and Daddy, one of her brothers and all of her Godparents.
The tower of cakes, made by my very clever and incredibly lovely Sister xx
She made sweetie bags and these gorgeous little icing babies too!
Love this photo so much of Chloe and little Joshy in the car xx
and here is the star of the show herself, Miss Maddie ( photo by my Sister).
Thank you Maddie for sharing your special day with us....may you be blessed with love, happiness and joy for all of your days Sweetheart. xxxxx