Photographer of Families, Small People and Delightful Places, Travel and Lifestyle Writer and Blogger, Lives in Newcastle, Loves the North, Often Accompanied By A Beagle Named Holly Bobbins

Friday, February 19, 2010

So then we just popped off to Alton Towers....

Regular followers and friends on Facebook and Twitter will know that I'm a bit of a fan of Alton Towers, in fact we've just come back from our 5th visit in the last year.  The thing about theme parks is that for one day you can't think about clients or business and when you're being hurled around a rollercoaster at 80 MPH you can atleast forget the stresses and strains of business for just a few seconds, it's not that I don't love my business but it is quite demanding and Alton Towers is the perfect way for me to let my hair down!

So taking the mighty Ixus camera, 1 husband and 2 small girls we set off for Snowy Stoke on Trent on Wednesday afternoon.

 




 
We stayed at the Best Western Moat House Hotel, supposedly 4 star and upon arrival I was given the news that I would have to sleep in a single bed, I obviously wasn't amused at having to sleep in a seperate bed from my husband of 10 years!!  Also don't be fooled by the photographs (or indeed the one used on the linking page) the hotel is right next to  retail park (which is handy for food, bowling etc) but it's definitely not as posh as it makes out.

We had a great time bowling though.


 




 

using a bit of slow synchro flash fun!

 

We never get great photos of us together because hubby is always pulling silly faces, I so wish he wouldn't do that!

 

Abigail took this one if him and you see he'll smile properly at her!

 

But never at me!!

 

Alton Towers was so flippin cold, I had thought that Blackpool was cold but it was positively barmy in comparison!


 

having a bit of fun with some high speed motion blur here!

 

Proving that only real men wear pink!!
oh and 2 end, 2 of my fave fishy things which are in SharkBait Reef


 




 

Oh, hang on, 1 more photo, this one where hubby had demanded (yes demanded) that I win him a Zippy cuddly toy!!

 

I hope you've all had wonderful half terms whatever you've gotten up to!   Back to a full schedule of work next week and thanks to the wonderment of Blackpool and Alton Towers I am fully ready to rock once more!!
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