Sunday was Hastings Pirate Day, and the town was swamped with them! I braved the crowds to take my two boys down to be part of the World Record attempt for the most pirates in one place. Previously held by Penzance in Cornwall, their record of 8,734 was smashed with an amazing 14,231... and that was only the ones that bothered to go and be counted. Many stuck with their beer and sunshine!! Here's a pic of one of my little pirates (the other one decided about a minute before we left that he wanted to go 'normal'... as i had painted his pirate facial hair a millimetre out or something ridiculous, don't ask!!). I don't seem to have any of me as pirate, if one pops up i'll stick it up.... maybe.