Not wanting to get stuck in a rut and coast into middle age, I decided to try at least fifty new things in 12 months – it was such good fun that I am going to keep going and say Yes to more new experiences !

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rollercoasters - Never Again!

I've just come back from a family holiday in Florida - whilst I was there I got talked into going on some rides on the theme parks.
Now, I love Harry Potter and couldn't wait to visit Diagon Alley and Hogsmead village at Universal Studios. I went on the 'Escape from Gringotts Bank' ride and hated it! I am not good with simulator rides where you get thrown around in from of a screen. If the warning signs say you should avoid of prone to motion sickness, then that is a signal to me to avoid!

So I should have known better when I then went on the 'Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey' ride - four minutes of torture! It was even worse and I had to spent the whole ride with my eyes shut. My legs turned to jelly getting off.

Now the Tower of Terror should have been OK as it is just drop ride - no spinning around. But I didn't enjoy this either as it was very bumpy and you get to look out over the park from a height.

I learnt my lesson and refused to go on the Rock N Roll Rollercoaster and many other rides
I know my limitations and need to stick to them!
Now this is my kind of ride - the Hogwarts Express train, great fun, a little scary and a different experience depending which way you travel.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

I feel like Great Uncle Bulgaria

I've been sitting a desk all day, so this evening I have just been for a nice stroll around the neighbourhood. 

 I've added 4,500 to my daily step total, caught 7 Pokemon and hatched an egg (a Zubat, if you are interested) and picked up a carrier bag full of rubbish. And also gained a small sense of accomplishment!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Pokemon Go or Pokemon Stop and Stare?

Like everyone else I have started to play Pokemon Go! This was the scene today at the beautiful Ipswich Waterfront, where, instead of people strolling around enjoying the lovely sunshine and looking at expensive yachts, they were all clustered around staring at their phones waiting for Pokemon to pop up!

At least it gets teenagers such as Libby out of their bedrooms and away from the computer! It also is something she can do with her older brother and cousins.

We also had another walk later to the local Library ( a pokestop) where someone had set up a lure and there were around 6 or 7 cars full of young people sitting and chatting together.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Trying out the Degusta Box

I read about the Degusta Box on Faiths blog - much more with less. Every month you get at least £22 of food and drink products for £12.99 (including postage).

Using Faiths link via Topcashback  - my first parcel was half price, plus £2.52 cash back - so seems a very good bargain!

I think that this months parcel is well worth it, so I will keep up the subscription for a while. 

There were lots of items in the box that I like, such as dark chocolate, apple crisps, vitamin drinks and J2O spritz. The only item I won't use is the curry mix and I will pass it on to my son.

Can't wait for next months box!!!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

My very first Sloegasm!!!!

Oh errr missus  - yes, I've just experienced my first sloegasm - a lovely cocktail of prosecco and home made sloe gin. Apparently you can also make it with Champagne or any type of white fizzy wine.

I'm typing this after 2 glasses and won't tell you how many typing mistakes I have made on this short update!!!!

Friday, 25 December 2015

Even more new things to try!!

Christmas with the Easters
I really enjoyed doing all those 50 new experiences whilst I was 50, in fact I've missed it since August when I finished!

So, I have decided as a New Years Resolution for 2016 to keep this blog going and record any new stuff that comes along.

Again, I have no idea what they might be - we will just have to wait and see!!!!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Follow up to No 11 - Tea at the BT Tower

Last year Jared & I won the chance to have tea at the top of the BT Tower. BT ran another competition for their employees and families to visit the tower to celebrate the official opening of the Post Office Tower 50 years ago, and this time Jared won 4 tickets so that Steven and Libby could come too! 

This time we got a glass of wine - not a meal, but it was still great to view London and all its landmark buildings.