Anyway, day four of the trip was for me my best day health wise. I woke up and for the first time of the trip was pain free. I felt soooo much better in myself and was up for going with a few other demos to hopefully ride the oldest big wheel in Europe who's carriages were made of wood, gulp. Now I haven't got a head for heights but felt quite confident as neither had some of my friends who were with me...lol
We got a taxi to where the big wheel was and we were all surprised that it was a full funfair with dodgems, waltzers etc. So we all made our way to the big wheel and were undecided whether to go on it or not but none of us chickened out...lol We got to have our photo taken through a window before we boarded the carriages and when they were printed it looked as though we were looking out the window of one of the carriages, it was great. The view from the wheel was just magnificent and breathtaking as the picture below shows.
As we were walking around we couldn't help but see the tallest carousel wheel ever in the distance. Now there was no way you'd get me me on such a ride but Vic and Natalie marched off to see it closely followed by Jo and Julie. Zoe and I decided to sit in the shade and have a rest. The amount of time they were away led us to believe that they had actually gone on the ride. After about half an hour they all came back and it turned out that Vic and Natalie had both summoned up the courage to go on the ride. I thought Vic was very brave as she is normally so scared of heights its unbelievable, maybe this has conquered this, next is spider...ewww. Below is a distant view of the ride they went on and how high it actually went.
On leaving the fun fair we made our way back to the hotel via the underground system and market. When we got off the underground we were misled on our way to the market and what could have been a 20 minute walk turned out to be about a 90 minute walk. Luckily my back held up to it and we got to see a lot of things we otherwise wouldn't have. The aromas of the market were amazing but the best of it for me was the pint of lager we had once we reached it...lol.
As day four was the final day of the convention SU laid on a goodbye and goodies session from 8-10 that night so before we went to this Vic and I had a wander out to find something to eat. Not long after we had sat down who should come along but Jules, Robin (Jules hubby), Jo and Julie who were looking for somewhere to eat so they joined us. It was a lovely evening sharing the evening with some others on the trip especially as I had missed out previously. After eating we made our way back to the hotel, wondering what the goodies might be.... and here they are... a selection of different desserts.
It was difficult to say goodbye to all the friends I had made and what made things nicer was that Hayley, another British demo, had taken the time to make me a swap that was only meant for achievers as she had known I was going and didn't want me to feel left out, so thank you Hayley for thinking about me.
Next time you will hear about my uneventful, not, journey home and hopefully show you some craft items. So until then I'll say goodbye and I'll be back soon.