In the late seventies and eighties we had a mobile home in silver strand. It was great for the kids they had their school friends , and then we went to wicklow for the whole summer.
There was no running water in the mobile so that had to be collected, outside loo and i won't go into that , days were spent on the beach early evenings playing rounders and then playing board games.
Every year we would buy a new game so we built up quite a large collection, one year we arrived down to clean and air the mobile to find we had been broken into and all our games were gone. We were devastated.
I still try and get a game at christmas and play it that night ,however i find that they all go on the computer and most games are solo so we all sit around looking at whoever is playing at the time, I even got the Buzz games so we could all play. They would all get bored after a while.
While i love the computer and computer games , I miss the laughs and arguments as we sat around the table playing the latest board game.