It’s Rollercoaster season again

It may have been sunshine and showers, weather-wise today, but being British, we’ve not let that stop us today from picking up our renewed Merlin passes and throwing ourselves back down some of our favourite roller-coasters at Thorpe Park. It’s been good to get out in the air – even when that air has been whipped with wind and rain – after such a miserable winter. Hard to believe that only a few months ago the Park was being used as a base for emergency vehicles rescuing people from the floods, and people were being put up in the budget hotel attached to it.

Now it’s back to its regular use, and this afternoon we’ve reintroduced ourselves to most of our old favourites. My daughter was heard to quip: “with any luck the rain will drive away the tourists,” when she heard our plans (I’m so proud), and to a degree this was true. We had relatively small queues to deal with, and while we had one ride stop loading while we were waiting, it was only for “essential cleaning” rather than a mechanical breakdown – i.e. someone was sick all over it and they needed to disinfect the ride.

So yeah… after a disappointing day on the job front, this was just the thing to distract me and bring me out of myself. Now for an evening of assorted Marvel film catchups with the girls – Blade and then Iron Man 3 I think…

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Library Person, Raconteur, Poly, Queer and Bon Vivant. You were expecting something simple?
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