One of my first blogs was about making doily lampshades and how much fun it was, getting messy and feeling like a kid again.
Since giving up the day job, I’ve been thinking a lot about responsibility- but I have now discovered the perfect way to feel like a kid again and obliterate fears and worries. A day out at Wicksteed park!
Just look at our happy smiley faces!
I’m not really a fan of theme parks, because I don’t like big rides and normally just end up holding the bags. I was lured into this day out with the promise of crazy golf- I didn’t win, but was pretty pleased with my two holes-in-one! Wicksteed has a great mix of rides that are actually fun rather than scary, so I ended up joining in on everything (apart from the pirate ship- I really hate the pirate ship!).
It brought back fond memories of fairgrounds from when I was little and my favourite rides were the simple ones- particularly the slide that you hurtle down on a door mat. I can’t remember the last time I laughed that much!
On the way to the park, my friend and I were talking about how the storm a couple of nights before had frightened us. The last time we had a bad storm her workplace was hit by lighting and my utility room flooded leaving plug sockets under water.
So while she was worrying that her building would be hit by lightning, I was lying awake wondering if an electrical fire was starting downstairs. We didn’t have these worries when we were kids- I remember summer storms being really exciting!
In the middle of a stormy night, it’s very easy to convince yourself that the house is going to burn down, but in the cold light of day I was finding it difficult to think of a rational reason for the fear of heights that was putting me off going on the zip-wire.
If someone had told me at the beginning of the day that I would be throwing myself off a rather high and wobbly wooden tower on a zip-wire I would’ve laughed! I was terrified, but it was a fantastic feeling to do something that I didn’t think I could do.
Now I’ve proved to myself that I’m an adrenaline junkie, I’m planning to continue embracing my inner big kid by doing some cutting and sticking with my old Elle Deco magazines! Who fancies a paper-craft-along?