Monday, August 19, 2013

boys will be boys

{English, English, South African, French, French}

We were due to go and visit Mr. & Mrs. London for the weekend. Somehow three weeks had passed since we had seen each other and The Husband had grown quite cranky (and according to Mrs. London, Mr. London had been wearing his grumpy pants too). Normally when we go, Mr. London barbecues, and it's a ridiculous amount of food for only the four of us. This time, Mr. London told us that he had invited a few friends to pop around to eat all of that extra food. A few? Try a whole bunch. 

It was as if the United Nations was hosting a barbecue; there were French boys, Italian, and Samoan, boys from New Zealand and Argentina, Fiji, England and South African boys. And one American... ME! 

But after observing the splashy pool time antics, one thing became clear; whether they're from the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern, East or West, boys will always be boys. 








Somebody got pushed in the pool... twice. I feel that it is important to note that before the barbecue started, I mentioned to The Husband that he should wear his swim trunks. He told me that he didn't want to because he didn't plan on going swimming. I replied that that, was entirely irrelevant. 

This is Mr. London being held under water and beaten by noodles. And below you'll see him being assaulted by a ping pong paddle wielding Gregory. I guess that the old saying is true, you always hurt the one you love.


The next day, the boys will be boys, splashy pool time continued with even more water wrestling and shenanigans. 


It didn't take long before Mrs. London and I decided that we were all testosteroned out... the perfect excuse to sneak off to the beach for some Rosé and nibbles. 


Girls will be girls.

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24 comments:

  1. Oh, the look on Gregory's face when he's being carried on the shoulders of the two lads!!

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  2. Hey! I found your blog through your guest post on Brachel Boulevard's blog, really like it ;)
    I am actually not a big fan of France (I love the language though^^) I really like what you write about it here :)
    Have a nice week.
    Sandra

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  3. Haha, I love this. I genuinely think the older they get it's just a case of the dirtier the tactics get!

    Kate @ http://fattofitgeek.com/

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  4. This is fantastic - always having a blast - additional conclusion: boyz 2 men 2 boyz.

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  5. Boys are so crazy...but you gotta love them! ;) The view from the pool is amazing!!!!!

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  6. Haha, these pictures make me laugh! Fantastic! And what a beautiful place!
    Thanks again, I am so happy about the giveaway! :))

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  7. Boys will always be boys! My husband was disappointed that I didn't organize a pirate boat outing on our recent vacation to the Baltic Sea. Guess sailing on a pirate ship is still cool no matter how old you are. Looks fun!

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  8. What lovely views across the countryside. Sounds a fun weekend with your great pals.

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  9. Haha! These photos are awesome! Looks like it was a pretty great time! And the view?! Are you kidding me?!

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  10. Seeing those pictures I won't to move in with Mr. London. I don't take up much space :)

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  11. They look a little big for a game of pile on top ;o)

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  12. Your life! Eee gads girl! WTH?? I know I've said it a million times, but jealous jealous.

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  13. Three man pyramid in the pool!!!! hahaha how fabulous.

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  14. Brought a smile to my face! Excellent rapid fire photography catching the mid air somersault I might add!

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  15. i think i should take a private lesson from you about living life like this.
    gah! pool + barbecue. 2 words that i miss. bad.

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  16. what a gorgeous pool - that view! the boys seem to having a blast but i prefer your kind of fun - rose and nibbles are right up my alley ;)

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  17. Holy crap! That view from the pool is incredible! No wonder your husband gets cranky if he hasn't gone to Mr. London's house for a BBQ in a while!

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  18. This looks much too similar to when my boyfriend, dad, brother, and cousins get together and spend time in the pool, minus the United Nations theme (though Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the US are represented respectfully). Rose and bites cures even the biggest testosterone hangover, so I don't blame you for ducking out!
    Amazing pictures, what a lovely little pool!

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  19. lol what a fun day... tons of entertainment!! : )

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  20. boys will be boys........yup, that sums it up perfectly. At any age.

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  21. ha oh boys - they're all so crazy! smart of you to sneak away :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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