My Sunday Photo – Paddling Pool Fun

My Sunday Photo

At the beginning of summer, I bought the girls a paddling pool. It was only £25 from B&M but I thought it would do us OK for this year.

Unfortunately, after a couple of uses it seems the valve on the top ring wasn’t doing its job and after a few days the top needed pumping up again.

We had had it a few days before I realised it had a problem, so didn’t feel I could take it back, it had after all been used a handful of times.

So, we persevered over the weeks and I have got a bit lax in pumping it back up again.

Of course, the girls don’t mind. It’s a paddling pool at the end of the day and its been hot. Any water is better than no water!

However, I had no idea that that the summer would be so hot for so long. Had I realised this was going to be a long drawn out summer I would have replaced it.

I think the weather has taken everyone by surprise, but how lovely would it be for it to continue like this every year?

I am a big fan of hot weather after living in Corfu for four years, when I was in my twenty’s.

One of my girls holds my love for the heat and one doesn’t. Mia made me laugh this week when she changed the words to a song on the radio to “I’m soooo hot, it’s far too hot, I am melting!”

Mia is also the one in My Sunday Photo, trying her best to keep cool by playing mermaids under the water.

Thankfully the droopy paddling pool ring let me capture this photo perfectly! If the whole thing had been inflated I wouldn’t have had such a good capture.

Taken on my iPhone 7+ and edited in photoshop 😊

Paddling Pool Fun

Outdoor Family Photography in Northampton


  1. Tamar A Strauss-Benjamin August 12, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    That is such a cool shot!!

    • Lisa Wildgoose August 21, 2018 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Dad August 12, 2018 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Great action shot! Turns out there’s an upside to a defective product! #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose August 21, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Haha who would of thought it 😉

  3. Darren Coleshill August 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing, you can’t beat a paddling pool in the garden on the hot summer days.

    Hope you have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose August 21, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

      I think that was possibly the last one of the year. Looks like the weather is turning 🙁

  4. Fiona Cambouropoulos August 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Brilliant capture, a real action shot.

    • Lisa Wildgoose August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thank you Fiona 🙂

  5. Helena August 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    This is certainly a striking image #MySundayPhoto

    • Lisa Wildgoose August 21, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thanks 🙂

  6. Debbie August 22, 2018 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Hi Lisa, paddling pool sales must have gone through the roof this summer. Who knew that even half inflated ones could be so much fun? Nicely photographed. Some phones do take great photos.


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