Here we go AGAIN. They woke me up at 6.30am. I mean 6.30am. What are they up to now?
My birthday isn’t until tomorrow.
Too early for me to eat breakfast. So, a packed take away it is!
Nana opened the front door. Mom dragged out a suitcase and a couple of bags from the lounge. Nana received a text and shouted, he’s here! Yippee, Grandad’s here! I responded. Strange. Where was his car. A black taxi cab was outside our gate. Your chariot awaits you my prince, said Mom. I had never been in one before.
Where were we off too? No answer, as usual.
We ate, we sang and we took selfies. I was super excited although I was unaware of our destination. One Eddie Stobart, two Eddie Stoba
Once at ‘The XC’, we had forms to fill out and Nana was handed an envelope from our benefactoress. Soon our private instructor was ready for us. Helmets on, head lights fitted and tested, safety brief.
Off we scurried, caving. Awesome! Up and down. On our tums, on our backs, on our sides to get through the narrow twisting cave corridors. Suddenly, splash! Turquoise, cobalt and sky blue balls, imitating water, under a low ledge. That was so cool. Fossils on the cave wall
It was so hilarious seeing Mom wiggling like a worm on her back to get through
Out of one of the exit doors for a little rest. A few more chambers and although sweaty, thirsty and surprisingly exhausted we were finally out safely. We went downstairs for a drink then upstairs again.
What? More adventures? Another helmet, safety harnesses etc. Through a short dark dark cave like tunnel. Out into the open, Caramba! What did they sign Mom and I up for? Not funny! I must admit to being terrified when I first came out of that tunnel. Oh well I’ve got to make the most of what I think is a bad situation. After all, I could be a ninja warrior if I can conquer this. Yes, that’s it. I can pretend to be in training. Shakily I placed my foot on the first rope step, then the next. I can do this. I think I was halfway across when Mom came out of the starting block. To say she was petrified would be an understatement. She wanted to cry. She tried, but all of a sudden, ‘help’ she was frozen. Below someone on the climbing wall had made an unexpected move. Thunderbird 1 went to her rescue and brought her back to solid ground.
I was ready for round two and completed it in record time. Third time round I was allowed to attempt the course in reverse order. They hoped to confuse my brain. No chance. Once again, I was super-duper
I checked us out on the Inn and didn’t have to settle any bill. Wow! I felt like Kevin in the movie Home Alone.
Another cab and we were back where the black taxi had dropped us off yesterday. OOOOOk. There was a winter wear shop and a coffee bar, but we went the upstairs. lots of folk in Iron man boots, whoa! I gazed through a window and could see people skiing in the snow. But it hadn’t been snowing before we entered The Snow Centre. Our private instructor arrived. He got us fitted in ski gear and took us out onto the snow. I couldn’t contain my excitement. Up the slope sideways, ski down with knees bent, snow plough – stop.
Awesome. For the last run my instructor took me to the top of the slope and guided me down F A B. I have no idea what she was on about, but Nana said I looked like the man skiing down the mountain to deliver milk tray chocolates, hahaha
My birthday was absolutely brilliant. I would choose these treats over a party any day. Thank you so very much for my epic birthday TPK, you’re the best.