We woke up yesterday morning to find that Summer had arrived. Hurrah! we chorused. After a few hasty phone calls, we gathered the troops: my niece, ‘Bella (who is over from Dallas, TX, at the moment – her mum and dad are working down at the Olympic Village in Stratford), nephews, Tyrone and Jacob, a couple of friends, Christy, Vince and their two boys, Colm and Eóin. Piling into a couple of cars, we made our way, in tandem, towards the Southcoast and Selsey Bill, where Florio used to go on holiday when he was a boy.
On the beach, much fun and frolicking was had – by kids and adults alike.
Homeward bound, a pub-stop just had to be made. Belly’s full of pints and packets of salt and vinegar crisps (soda’s for the kids, of course), we got back on the road, and the last leg of a long, hot, summers day – the car smelling of wet towels, salty sea air and fresh crabs (along with the odd ‘unidentified’/'its wasn’t me!’ pong coming from the young boys in the back of the car) – irritable, tired, but happy sun-kissed kids, and all.
Despite the urge to soak up the rays again today, there is much work still to be done on the River Gambia Expedition 2012. So, a compromise is made…our production office desk is now the garden bench.
Alas, the sun’s glare on the computer screens was becoming a problem. A shady solution was soon found (thanks Rodger!).
Love and sunshine
The Florios x
Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the expedition: