Monday, 27 June 2011

Feeling pretty rubbish, but so excited for Saturday!!

Well i'm probably going to be running round like a headless chicken this week, so i need to make the most of the rest day i have right night now!!

The photographer has just been to take my photo and i've just put so notes together for when the reporter rings me, i just hope i don't forget to tell her something.  I'm so excited about getting it all in the paper.  For last 3 or 4 months i've been stressing and nagging and more nagging all my skydivers to get them all signed up and fundraising for the big day and now its just 6 days away!!! eeekkk

I've been pretty ill the last few weeks, i did the usual and pushed myself too far, i had booked iv's in for 13th June for 10 days just to give me a boost, for after my weekend in London, pre my night out in Liverpool and pre my birthday weekend.

But the few days before my Iv's started, i think cuz London tired me out too, i actually spent the weekend looking forward to starting my Iv's.  On the monday morning, i felt horrible, my lung function reflecting that at a blew an all time low for me of FEV1 27%!! If i hadn't of felt so ill, i would of cried my eyes out.  But i stayed strong, for the whole week i felt horrible, but still determined to go Liverpool with the Monsoon Girls i spent the friday and saturday in bed resting and felt good enough to go!!! I couldn't of not to be fair, i was far too excited about dressing up as a Cave Girl for Jess and Sammie's Birthday.

We all met at Emma's house before, and in true style she did my drugs (lol) whilst i just carried on sipping my Vodka n Cherryade!! Hey u can't blame a girl, she's gotta live her life, IV's or not!!




So that way Sat night, we got minibus there and back and got home bout 3am, not too bad, but i was pretty drunk, so work the next day was so not fun!! But i do think the monsoon massive scrub up pretty well as Cave Girls xx

But remarkably i was still feeling better chest wise.  On the monday my lung function was up to 33% which is normally where i am when i'm bad to start with so i decided to be a good girl and for first time ever be on IV's for my birthday.

I had got a big weekend planned, but i decided to change my birthday BBQ from Friday 24th to Sat 2nd July which is my skydive day, n with my BBQ/Party being in aid of Breath of Life, i'm providing food but everyone needs to bring £2.50 for BOL it actually being on Skydive day is now perfect and i'm so excited for my big fundraising day..

My birthday weekend was already planned for a weekend in Chester for the lovely Katey Brand's Hen Do, i had to pull out of staying over because wed, thurs and friday my lungs decided to play up again, it become quite a struggle this time, n yes i have actually been resting, but i need to get doing my nebs again more!! My chest has gone quite tight and i definitely struggling more than before.  I still went to Chester though for the day, we were going to Chester races and having spent 3 years at Uni in Chester and not actually going to the Races i was pretty excited, obviously about dressing up though!! i'm not really a horse person n i don't understand betting!! lol!!!

Here's a few pics from the races with my 3 favourite girl from Uni, Ames, Nomie and Katey.  Me and Nomie actually didn't do too bad with our horses, once we worked out it was better to bet to place than win, n we put our money together!! We we a few times, once £8, then £5 and lastly £10!! Overall though we made a loss!! But i was just glad we won a few!! xx

 Me with Ames (left) and Nomie (right)!! Ames i have know since i was 11, we went high school, college and uni together and she is still one of my bestest friends in world.  N the lovely Nomie, i met at Uni and lived with, who i wish i could lots more of n love to bits!! N then below the beautiful Hen Katey in her wonderful hat, so excited for her wedding in few weeks time and love lots n lots n lots xxx

 Me n Nomie concentrating hard (lol) trying to pick our horses, n below our first win, we were a little excited!!

 Above, Nomes, n Ames with Laura one of Katey's Bridesmaid!! such a lovely girl, was lovely to meet her!!
N below, when Katey Brand bought me to tears because the whole restuarant of Chez Jules sang Happy Birthday too me!! N i had my lovely Bread n butter pudding (perfect choice) birthday cake!!! 
I really do love my girlies lots n lots and hope after i left at 10 to drive back to Stoke they had a fabulous night!

So now it's time to concentrate on my week ahead, i've been getting involved in another project but i'm gonna tell you about that later!!! 

Love you all lots and thanks for reading!! 

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Potters Alf Marathon!!! :)

The Potters Alf Marathon took place on Sunday 12th June!!!

Would love to say it was a wonderful day but it rained and rained and rained and they all looked like little drowned rats when i saw them all walking through Hanley!!

Steph Sutton who i've mentioned before has been doing an amazing job fundraising and turned up on the day with her 4 friends dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz ready for a challenge, i'm not sure she included the rain with the challenge.



However still in high spirits Steph and her team completed there challenge and did an amazing job raising £1500 for Breath of Life!!


I can't tell you how proud i am of Steph, she has Cystic Fibrosis and to walk them 13.1 miles was a fantastic achievement but with the rain too, she really is a little Star!! xx

Steph also made it into local newspaper, The Sentinel and was the main story for the Potters Alf!! 

Steph has set the bar pretty high for everyone who i have raising money for Breath of Life CF Project so Skydivers the bar is set now!!

London!! Thorpe Park & Madame Tussauds

LONDON - 9TH AND 10TH JUNE

London, the plan Thorpe Park and Madamn Tussauds for a early Birthday trip for me and my brother from our mum and dad!! My brother birthday is 15th June and mine the 25th, we had to go before our birthdays though as between work and me and my busy life it was the only time! Mum and Dad were paying for our hotel and train fare and with Andy working for Alton Towers his pass would get us into Thorpe Park and Madamn Tussards so it would just be food and any added extras we'd have to pay for! N we did buy a few of them, photos been the main ones, but i had my camera and took alot of photos too!!

So on the Thursday 9th I went to London, last minute the plans got changed and we ended up driving rather than taking the train, i insured my dad on my car, that's what i love about motability, you can ring up anytime, change the drivers and have someone fully insured! I normally prefer to drive, but at 7 in the morning its probably not the most safe for me! Although actually i was pretty awake, make up on and looking good for that time in the morning! Works well with my Dad he awake and alert at that time in morning so did the motorway driving and drove me and my brother to Thorpe Park, where we left the car for the day and mum and dad got tube into London to go do there own thing!!

Thorpe Park, well i'd watched the videos of the rides but they don't really tell the full story! The rides are so high up! it's not like Alton Towers where you can;t see the ride till your standing next to it because it's so big and all the gardens and trees etc! You can stand anywhere and more or less see every huge massive scary looking ride!! But me i'm a thrill seeker, i got excited by just having that sicky feeling in my stomach that means your nervous and don't know what's gonna happen!!

When you first walk in its like your abroad and walked into a water park, i'm thinking maybe in summer people do go in bikini's and swim to be honest and there are some rides that are just like Water World, and i presume you don't go on them in your clothes.  Although when i show you the video to Tidal Wave you'll wonder why people go on in their clothes!


We start off on what we thought would be a ride called Rush that would settle us in gently to the day! It's a good job i'd had my breakfast a few hours before!! It made u feel pretty dizzy!! But it was a very cool ride!



Then we decided to hit one of the Big ones, Colossus! 10 loop the loops! How bad could that be, really!
Well the initial loop the loops are fine, then as what i can only describe it as part of the ride that looks like "twirly pasta" 4 loops, when watching the ride, i said to my brother, i don't get why they are screaming at that bit, its kinda runnaway mine train style! how wrong i was! By loop 4 ur begging for loops to stop in ur head, then u got round corner, u can see the end of the ride and bang there's another loop! urgh!! but wow!! i was well buzzing after this ride!! xx




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So next was Saw, the part of the ride you can see so is actually the tame bit! It's a brilliant ride! xx But if i say much more it gives it away, but it was brilliant!





After Saw we went on one of those silly little rides called Samurai that rag ur head round, make u dizzy and make u feel so sick, but then it was time for lunch so i felt a little better after my Burger King, although i do think its pretty damn pathetic that in Burger King inside a theme park i had to spend £5 to use my card! I bloody went there cuz i wanted a Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap and knew they were £1.99 but i had no cash!!




Next we went on Nemesis, this doesn't even compare to Alton Towers's Nemesis, Stealth on the other hand, is pretty much like Rita, 0-80 in a few seconds, but this one takes u up to 205 feet in them few seconds!! This was brilliant, i could of gone round and round over and over again!!


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Then was Detonator and the wet rides, i do love wet rides, last time at Alton Towers i got soaked on the log flume, but loved it!! There was a log flume and river rapids but we didn't go on those, two new wet rides had way more appeal!

Detonator first though, as we realised on Tidal Wave we gonna get completely soaked so we needed to do that just before home time!



This was the ride i was most looking forward too!! Its was brilliant, 5,4,3,2,1 and u just drop!! It's strange cuz you'd think you'd leave ur stomach at top!

But it's clever, u actually feel good afterwards!! Probably just the adreneline! x Only bad thing is only people on corners get a good photo! Would of gone on again but water rides were awaiting!



First the New ride called Storm Surge!! Not quite as good as I thought, u don't really get that wet! But it's different and way better than the normal river rapids!! Your doomed if you got friends who didnt go on ride with you cuz there are water pistols for them to shoot water at you and thats how u really do get soaked on this ride!

There is no way to describe Tidal Wave, so just watch the video, this show's how mad it is and how wet u actually get!!

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Completely and utterly soaked!!! 


Please don't look at my socks!! 

So we then had a 40 minute drive into centre of london to hotel, absolutely soaked! 

I stupidly hadn't packed shampoo, luckily the shower was nice and there was shampoo - no conditioner though! But luckily my hair didn't turn to straw and i actually scrubbed up well for dinner at Bella Pasta! Mum and Dad were at a show so it was just me n Andy for tea! 

After a brilliant day, it was bed time, i was absolutely nakered, and hadn't been well the few days before, i was so thankful Thorpe Park wasn't as big as Alton Towers and wasn't as hilly cuz i never would of made it round! 

Next day though off to Madamn Tussaud's so was up early!!

First we had to stop off a Abercrombe and Finch for my brother to do a little shopping, then me, mum, dad and Andy all went to Madame Tussaud's!!




Here's a few of pics of the celebs i think looked pretty damn good!! lol



 




Well there's just a few of the pics with a Celebs!! lol xx They really are pretty amazing!!

Me n Andy got these photos done, which look kinda cool!! 
U know i'm just little miss photo happy!! 
Took loads over these few days!!


 Had a wicked time though, thanks to my mummy n daddy paying for it for my birthday!
Thanks Mummy n Daddy and for Andy too!! Love ya all lots!!!