For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.
I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.
Duinrell Family Park - Canvas Holidays
Big Shop with Little Helpers
Like Riding a Bike
I'm technologically challenged. There, I've said it.
Just before Christmas we switched from Sky to Virgin, since when I've spent an inordinate amount of time staring blankly at menu screens on the TV. I find change difficult; finding channels more difficult still. Has anyone seen BBC4?
I've never been good at accents. Ask me to voice more than two teddies and it can quickly descend into a picnic hosted by Jim Davidson.
My knowledge of animals isn't great either. Beyond the Farmyard and pages of 'Dear Zoo' it's pretty much all guesswork.
‘I Can Cook’ has become a favourite program of ours, although I'm starting to think its favoured for ulterior motives. Regardless of what Katy is making it inspires Sonny into wanting to cook something completely different. Shepherds pie was interpreted as baking a cake, a Lamb cobbler inspired lolly pops, and fish pie was somehow perceived as biscuits?
A couple of weeks ago I saw an advert for Gulliver's World and thought what most people do, lets go to Alton Towers! Lets face it, they don't need to advertise as every other Theme Park does it for them.
I love everything about France, even if my last trip was memorable for very different reasons. But then who's not nearly been arrested for human trafficking at some point in their lives? Really, just me?
As part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I was asked if I'd like to take part in the Waterstones NaNoWriMo Story Cubes Project.
The idea is that a group of bloggers will all contribute one chapter each, with the twist being you roll a pack of Rory's Story Cubes to determine where the story goes next.
Just in case I have to apply for a job in the future and need to explain my appearance on some council register it's probably best that I put today's 'incident' on record.
One thing I'm not short of is craft ideas. Take a look at my browser history and ... whoa, what are you doing? I didn't mean literally, pass me my laptop back! What you'll find, amongst other things, is a plethora of craft activities I've bookmarked for a rainy day.