Time to take a wee summer break now, splash the Ambre Solaire on and all that malarky.
So before I go, I thought I'd treat you to a couple of typical carnival scenes - old school style!
These 2 shots are from 1966 and were taken in Arbroath.
I was there with my family and cousin, John, and it's John who's in the central yellow dodgem, crashing into no13. I'm his passenger - you can just make out my fringe behind his steering-wheel. You can all see the classic dodgem designs for yourself but you'll just have to imagine the classic sounds blasting out the PA at the time - Beatles, Small Faces, Kinks, Stones, Beach boys etc.
The image of the merry-go-round has me in the speedboat, I was 8 at the time.
I think that's a pretty naive attempt at a space capsule behind me, mind you. Very 50's Dan Dare!
There were the usual things like cars, bus, horses and so on to choose from, but I would have felt a tad cheated if I ended up on the one beside my boat - it's just an ordinary bike!
In the shadows in the background, there appears to be a range called "Shoot The Goalie" which sounds like it could have been run by Colombians!
Anyway, got my trunks in the middle of a rolled up towel, so time to start the speedboat up and set off for the Riviera.