Completing number 7 off my 40 at 40 list – drive a super car

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So it’s not just boys that like fast cars. I do a fair bit of driving around the lakes with my job. Some people say I am a bit like a rally driver with a very heavy right foot. When I bought my new car last year, a Skoda Octavia estate, my sensible head decided my downgrade to a 1.6 from a 2 litre diesel turbo.

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Completing number 17 off my 40 at 40 list – All nighter in Ibiza/sunset at Cafe Mambo

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So 40 was here, despite my wobbles and having a mini melt down the night before, I was having a lovely birthday.
We decided that we would go to Cafe Mambo for dinner and the evening. Continue reading “Completing number 17 off my 40 at 40 list – All nighter in Ibiza/sunset at Cafe Mambo”

Completing number 8 off my 40 at 40 list – climb Snowdon

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So having previously climbed Scafell pike and Ben Nevis, Snowdon was there to be conquered. So decided before our holiday to Ibiza, we would do this and then had the crazy idea to do all 3 peaks over 3 days.

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Completing number 20 off my 40 at 40 list – Drive a steamer boat

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So when I tweeted about wanting to drive a steam boat, Coniston gondolas tweeted me saying “there’s only one boat to do it on and in one of the best locations in the UK”. So I contacted them,they were so friendly and helpful. They said to give them a buzz when I was wanting to go and they would sort it for me.Continue reading “Completing number 20 off my 40 at 40 list – Drive a steamer boat”

Completing number 4 off my 40 at 40 list – Do a handbrake turn

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So when most of my peers were learning to drive when they hit 17, I was being a housewife in Cumbria. My mode of transport was a mountain bike or hitching a ride. I learnt to drive at 24 when we decided that everywhere would be alot more accessible if we could drive. Continue reading “Completing number 4 off my 40 at 40 list – Do a handbrake turn”

Completing number 29 off my 40 at 40 list – Learn the Trapeze

So after some research, I found that the nearest place to learn the trapeze was in Sheffield at the Greentop circus school. They are such a friendly bunch, when I couldn’t make any of the workshops dates. I asked if they could do a session maybe a small group, they contacted one of their freelance instructors and it was a go. £25 per hour between how many I could convince to come!

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Completing number 27 off my 40 at 40 list – Glider flight

Doing a Glider flight was a suggestion for my list by one of my followers on Twitter. Part of the fun of my list has been researching where to do the activities. After a google search found that the nearest place to do this was at Walney near Barrow in Furness. Or so I thought….Continue reading “Completing number 27 off my 40 at 40 list – Glider flight”