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

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 decidedContinue reading “Completing number 7 off my 40 at 40 list – drive a super car”

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

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 toContinue 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

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.

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 freelanceContinue reading “Completing number 29 off my 40 at 40 list – Learn the Trapeze”

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….