Sunday, September 28, 2008

Meet Zak

Congratulations to Gemma, Marc, Sebastian, Harvey and Dylan to the new addition of their family.

Gemma gave birth last week to Zak, we went to visit them in the hospital.

Holiday - Thursday

Thursday morning we dragged ourselves out of bed really early and went to play tennis.

It was a close fought game, with me coming back from 3 games to nil to win the game 7 games to 5! Ollie did manage to loose a tennis ball in the first 10 minutes by hitting it over the top of the fence and past the kiddies play area! He blamed his racquet saying it was too violent and he was hardly hitting the ball hard!

After that we had booked the Fan Descender. This was basically where you stepped off a platform 9 metres high attached to a rope and a mini fan attached to the other end of the rope to stop you breaking your leg when you fall.

After a quick lunch we were back at the activity center for climbing. They had a very high wall which was a lot tougher than either of us thought it was going to be.

After all that we definitely deserved to have a pancake in the pancake house. Ollie had a traditional one with lemon and ice cream and I had a chocolate pancake with chocolate ice cream and a flake!

Thursday night we had booked a table in the gastro pub. The food was wonderful, but the service was absolutely shocking. The waitress had no excuse as she's been there for more than 6 months, but she brought us the wrong colour wine after we had waited for ages!

Holiday - pictures

Wednesday afternoon I went out to take some photos of the forest.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Holiday - Wednesday

It was not so rainy on the Wednesday of our holiday. We did the Zip line first thing in the morning. For this we were all harnessed up and then we had to climb high up in the trees and walk across a tightrope and a rope bridge. Then you are tied to the zip line and have to walk off the platform. I didn't think it was as high as I expected it to be, but it was still lots of fun.

We did archery in the afternoon. I wasn't brilliant, but I managed to get most of my arrows in the target and even 1 in the yellow!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Holiday Tuesday - My Birthday

Tuesday was my birthday. I got loads of cards and Ollie got me a Spurs shirt, Cruel Intentions on Blu Ray and the book of Treasure Island.

We had a squirrel that came to visit us every day and drank the water off our patio furniture. He also jumped up and down on our roof all night above our bed and kept us awake.

In the Morning I went horse riding. Although I got the laziest horse ever, I really enjoyed myself.

Unfortunately my belly dancing class was cancelled. But we did have the Seriel Mud treatment in the afternoon after lunch at the pancake house. We were a bit sceptical about the savory pancakes but my new potato, spring onion, garlic and mayo pancake was very yummy, if a bit filling. Ollie also enjoyed his bacon and cheese with maple syrup.

The mud treatment was quite good. You got your own private steam room with bowls of mud in - one type for your body and another type for your face. You have to put the mud on, wait 10 minutes, turn the steam on and then wait another 15 minutes before washing it off. Ollie and I did use some of our spare mud to have a mud fight! I don't think we quite lasted the whole 15 minutes in the steam as it was very hot. But it did make our skin nice and soft.

That evening we went to the quiz. We didn't do very well, we only got 19 out of 30.

Holiday! Monday

We left here about 9 o'clock on Monday morning heading off to Nottingham Center Parcs.

After one stop on the way there we arrived about 12.30. We picked up our bikes and headed over to our hut. It was ok; quite cosy.

Monday afternoon was spent in the spa. It's like a Turkish bath place, sauna and spas with a pool. Very relaxing after a long drive. We then went to the Swimming Pool. It was exactly the same as it was when I went last time!

We had a take away curry from the Center Parcs take-away shop.