My Sunday Photo – June 4th 2017

arcade grab machines

It’s been over a week since I last posted, have you missed me? My photo may give you some idea of where I’ve been. It’s the grab machines in the arcade of a British Holiday Camp.

Hi De Hi!

My kids love the arcade and would happily spend hours and hours in one.

Thankfully we did lots of other things other than spend all my money in the arcade, I’ll post all about it soon, including my very special pilgrimage which I was so excited about.

Ah, but grab machines, don’t you just hate them? I do, they swallow all your money and you rarely get anything in  return, it’s so sad seeing your little ones face when you try over and over and never win them a prize. Thankfully, my three are wise to them now and enjoy doing other things instead. The Little Man was addicted to the machine that made candy floss. I think he had one every day. Star was queen of the tuppence drop machines, she could make one pound of of 2ps last for hours. Boo liked to browse around different machines winning tokens to spend in the gift shop.

We had a lovely little break away and although we arrived in the rain it stayed away for the rest of the week and we were able to get a lot of time on the beach.


Sunday Snap


  1. June 4, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I love the colours in this, I too hate those grab machines…we always stay away from them

    Thank you for linking up

  2. coombemill
    June 4, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Sounds like you have had some fun being away.

  3. June 4, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I have a love hate relationship with grab machines. I have managed to win a couple of times but normal leave frustrated. Glad you had a good break

  4. victoria welton
    June 4, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    The perfect photo of arcades – it really does entice you in.

  5. June 4, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Hi de Hi! I hate those too, you know you just will not win but I love the photo, so full of colour #MySundayPhoto

  6. June 4, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    We went to Scarborough this week and found ourselves in the amusement arcade. My grandfather used to called them, 'the man's money box'!

  7. June 4, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    It sounds like you have had a fun week! I did miss you…hehehe
    Fab photo! My girls would happily spend a fortune on those machines given the chance x

  8. debsrandomwritings
    June 5, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Hi Anne, those grab machines are so frustrating as they do attract the children! I am glad to hear that tuppence drop machines are still around, it was our treat when we went to Dawlish as children. Judging by your photo games arcades haven't changed much in the last thirty years!

    So glad you managed to enjoy yourself too, bet the chair made a huge difference for you.


  9. liquoriceuk
    June 5, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Glad you had a lovely time away. My girls love grab machines although I rarely agree to try to win them something. I used to be quite good at them though. I'm impressed that Star can make a pound's worth of 2ps last for ages 🙂

  10. June 5, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I always play those get a soft toy games but I never win any!!! #mysundayphoto

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