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Sunday, 19 October 2008

Tank Driving.....

Yesterday i went tank driving... well I didn't actually drive a tank, hubby did though, but I did ride on one which was great fun!! I'll explain more....

As those that have read my blog before will know, my hubby was 50 in May (we went to florida for his birthday... going back there in 3 weeks and 3days - not that I'm counting. For his birthday I bought him a Tank Driving Experience. Due to him breaking his wrist in June and weather and work committments we eventually got to go yesterday.

Off we set yesterday morning down to near Winchester in Hampshire to a place called Juniper Leisure. My friend Cyd came along for the ride too. I was a bit nervous only cause you are never sure what to expect and is it going to be worth the money etc.

Well he had to be there for 1pm, so we arrived thee in plenty of time, got him signed in, Cyd and I had to pay £10 each as spectators but for that money we got a couple of rides on tanks and endless tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.

We had a safety talk first and then he was told that he would be driving 4 vehicles, an 'abbott tank', an armoured personal carrier, a chiefton tank, and a quad bike.





Here he is driving the 'abbott' and the 'APC'

This is Cyd and I ontop of a tank being driven around the course. That was great fun but not so good on your back.



This is a pic of Gaz next to the chieften tank which he drove. While they were driving this the spectators sat up on top of the tank which was great fun apart from the fact that the this tank only went backwards and forwards so going forward was great, but going backwards, the exhaust fumes were horrible... As you can see from the picture of Cyd and I.

The only thong thats Gaz didn't enjoy very much was the quad biking. he wasn't that confident on that but he still did it and got very very muddy doing it.

All in all we all had a great afternoon of fun and most of all Gaz enjoyed his pressie.
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Friday, 10 October 2008

My Anniversary

Well yesterday (9th) was my 15th wedding anniversary. Where have those years gone? :-)
I had a beautiful card from my hubby. Love him lots. Spent the day at work and then went out in the evening ... not with hubby though, a freind of mine had bought theatre tickets to see the new David Essex stage show, 'Fun at the Fairground'.

It was a great show, david has aged a lot, well he is 61 now, but his voice, both speaking and singing, hasn't changed. The show has all his old hits in although not all sung by him.

It was a great night though and enjoyed catching up with my friend. Thanks Hevs.

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Monday, 6 October 2008

Another year older!

Well it was my birthday on Thursday (2nd October,) another year older, but I had a great day relaxing at home, lots of nice pressies.

In the evening we went up to London with Cyd and Fel to see 'We Will Rock You'. It was gary's and my birthday pressie to Cyd & Fel but we went up on my birthday.. We arrived in London at about 5pm having driven up to Gatwick and then getting the Gatwick Express up to Victoria.

We then got the tube to Oxford Circus and then walked down to Tottenham Court Road stopping on the was at Pizza hut for something to eat.

Gaz and I had already seen the show about 7 years previously when it had just started. Both Cyd and Fel are great Queen fans and they had wanted to go and see i for ages.

The show was fab!

On the Friday we went to the Isle of Wight to our caravan. When we got to the caravanb I was very upset at the state of the van was awful. There was a big hole in one of the side panels where someone had obviously hit it with a ball. Gary went to the office to see about it and they didn't know about it, strange really when the caravan was supposed to have been cleaned prior to us going over there. I was very angry and will be writing to the park's head office.

The weekend, apart from that was great and a good rest, for those of you that know me you know how much I love the Island. The weather was awful but who cares!

I am now back and it's back to work tomorrow.. but now only 5 weeks to Florida!!!!!

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