Friday, 25 July 2008

Pre-weekend quickie

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year here so far. We thought so, but was confirmed on the news last night, temps at Aberporth (our nearest weather station) reached 26c. So summer has lasted almost a week now. Yippee, bring it on.

So had arranged to meet Alan, he wanted to take me to a shop that sold really cheap stuff, including bird foods, like 6 fatballs for 49p, half what I normally pay. Anyhow, when I got to his, he surprised me by having prepared a picnic! Lovely salad rolls, and some fruit, and we bought some cans of soft drink and some cakes on the way from the shop so I bought loads of bird food at the same time, saved a small fortune on it too.

We went to Pembrey again, and ate looking out over the bay after a fairly long walk to get to the vantage point - they wanted £6 car parking, so we said stuff that and turned back and parked outside the park.

Anyway, after we went to the cafe for a cuppa by the dry ski run, and I noticed they have a bobsleigh run which goes round the outside of this. Alan insisted that I went on it! I protested saying I would feel a wally, but there were people of all ages going on, and he went and bought tickets for three goes, saying once is never enough, I will love it. I wasn't convinced. Anyway, I trudged off, got on my "sleigh" and was dragged up the slope. Got to the top and you have to hold the joystick thing at whatever speed you feel comfortable at, so I was slow, slow, slow. But hell, it was fun. So I had my second go, this time, I was brave enough to hang on with one hand and take some shots with my mobile with the other! Third time, I just went for it, no brakes, and I nearly crapped myself, it was so scary, but really, really great! So glad I did it. A real adrenaline rush, and worth every penny. :o)

Emma was concerned, I could hear her yapping for me as I went up the slope first time, and as I came flying down Alan was holding her to show her where I was, her face was so bloody funny! No pics though, couldn't get the phone out and I was worried about braking properly so I didn't come of it at the end of the run lol!

Other stuff: Frank is now feeding freely from my hand as well as Pepper. Went and bought a fresh supply of live mealworms today. I also managed to get Sal to take a few but only from a distance by throwing her a couple.

Alan will be here soon, so best get the tea started I think. Looking forward to Sunday, we are going to his home town, Caerphilly, they have a huge event on over this weekend called The Big Cheese, 70,000 people attended last year, sounds great. You can read all about it on the link here, I will endeavour to take lots of photos of course. We will pop and see his dad of course whilst over there, and we have the farm to do tomorrow night and Sunday morning before we go, so going to be busy this weekend for sure.

http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese/english/visitorinformation.htm














5 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

omg, you've got more guts than I have. There's no way you'd get me on that bobsleigh ride. I'd love to see a picture of you barreling down the slide, lol. Sounds like you're having great fun. Lovely to hear about the little birds. I expect you'll have Sal on your hand before long.

Janine said...

Yeah pity Alan didnt get any pics of you! Looks like loads of fun!

Pete said...

methinks alan needs a camera

avalon said...

That looked scarey jan well done, it was very high, bet you are glad you did it now, whats next on the things to do then parachute jump maybe? lol!! Wales looks lovely must make a point of coming one day never been before very picturesque, glad you are having such a good time

Mary said...

Wouldn't get me doing that!