Yep, that’s been me recently; Harry Potter one day, Tom Cruise aka Maverick the next. Wrong sex, clearly, but ya get my drift :-)
On Friday night, my friend and I went to a “magic night”. I’d been given free tickets by the hotel manager, who I get on really well with, and had been told it was a dinner with a magician around. I only got scared when the manager texted on Friday saying there was a “surprise” for me. Gulp.
When we got there, the magician said: “And there’s someone from the press present!” which made me huddle down a bit but then he left us to dinner, coming round and doing some magic to each individual table. I know you can explain card tricks with good sleight of hand but how did he get the one with my writing on it into a sealed envelope, in a zipped wallet compartment, in his inside pocket?! Weird.
The dinner was great, not least because it included this:
That’ll be the gluten-free banoffee pie I was promised. Seriously, GF or not, it was the best banoffee pie I’ve ever tasted. It might look small but mmmmmmm… so filling and so good :-)
Then, after dinner, the magician did a show. He started by saying: “I told you we had a special guest but as she was late, I’m not going to embarrass her.” I barely had time to breathe out before he added: “I’m going to pick on the lady on table six instead.”
A ha ha ha.
Thankfully, it wasn’t being sawed in half, as one of my colleagues had suggested; I just had to go up and help him pick names for one trick. Phew. It was a great night, always good to do something a bit different.
And yesterday’s activities were also somewhat unusual, involving this:
Long story, but I went for a trip in that tiny plane!
It never fails to astound me how amazing flying is. Just seeing the countryside from 2,500 feet is such an experience.
It was a beautiful sunny day too and the views were out of this world. Beautiful English countryside, just getting touched with autumn colours… and the clouds! How weird are they?!
I couldn’t do them justice, expecially when the sun was catching them as it went down… beautiful.
Although they look stunning from one side, going through the middle of one scared the living bejaysus out of me :-)
But the most impressive bit?
Check this out:
I flew the plane! Just ignore that “oh sh*t I’m in control of this thing but I’m trying to smile” face and pretend I look cool. That’d be great :-)
That’s a slight over-statement regarding that picture because it’s dual control and I just had my hands on the steering thing… but later, I was steering to a compass, keeping the altitude and everything – and even doing some banking! Not too steeply though because that scared the bejaysus out of me too :-)
It was a brilliant day. And as I was so flat out, and got back so late last night, I’m going to spend today basking in this gorgeous autumn sunshine and doing not a lot. Hope everyone’s having a great and sunny weekend!