Monday, 29 August 2016

Back Home. Didn't Die.

Well despite the worrying nature of the end of my post on Friday I didn't die. I didn't actually end up going to the amusement park with my nieces. Well, we did go, but we didn't go in the evening. We went during the afternoon and I dicked around in the arcade for a few hours rather than go on the rides and risk death. I finally beat one of the driving games there, so that felt pretty good. I also got to go on the beach during the evening and see a beautiful sunset so I didn't mind that I didn't stay at the amusement park until late like we usually do each year.
My new phone has a panorama feature; do yourself a favour and look at the full version!
 I did still go on some rides though. I took a trip on the Big Wheel which was a stupid mistake because I'm legit terrified of heights. I have trouble sitting on walls because if my feet aren't on the ground then I'm uncomfortable. It went fine until I stopped at the top of the wheel. See, to let people off and on the ride the controller moves it just enough to open up each "cage" and let people in and out. So you stop at the top and slowly work your way back around. The only problem is it rocked when it stopped. A lot. I did get some lovely views from up there though.

Pleasure Beach, Skegness.
 I also went on the Log Flume when we took a trip to Fantasy Island. Fantasy Island is like a proper amusement park whereas Pleasure Beach is kind of a stationary carnival. That's the best way I can describe it. You've got all the fun of the carnival and stalls and games and thrill rides and all that. Whereas Fantasy Island has a touch of everything. Next year I'm looking to find a caravan near there and we'll buy the girls all-week wristbands (they pay for themselves if we go three times) and, to be honest, I might get one for myself. There are plenty of nice and normal rides, along with the terrifying shit they went on because they're stupid kids.
This is the log flume.
Coming home did bring some problems though. One of my cats needs a trip to the vet. My brother has been feeding them for me. My eldest niece was supposed to do it but she developed a cat allergy after a few days. Srs. Anyway, when I got home I saw that she had a big red patch on her fur where she's obviously been bleeding. I don't know if she's been into a fight or has had a nasty flea infestation while we've been gone but I'm hoping a vet can take care of it. With luck they'll give her steroids like they gave Kadie when she had a similar problem. Thankfully we took care of it before she got to "bloody fur" stage.

I just hope they don't think we mistreat her. I hate that my cats always have fleas no matter how much I treat them and spray down the house. I feel like that parent whose kid always has lice. Fuck man, I WAS that kid. My mum did everything but I still got lice. Now I'm doing everything and my cats still get fleas.

Fun fact; that's why I like my hair long now. The ultimate solution for lice is the "scorched Earth" tactic of just shaving the head. I would be teased relentlessly when my hair was shaved and I hated how I looked. So now I keep it long.

Today is a bank holiday so Moo Moo may be left waiting until Wednesday at the earliest to see a vet. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Friday, 26 August 2016


Despite a shaky start and a less than stellar ending that saw me come back to the caravan early because I was too tired and stressed to deal with all the noise, the middle of my day went pretty damn well really. I was able to go to Natureland and take two of the niecebeasts with me. My phone now has over 200 seal pictures on it (I let one of the nieces take photos for me while I held the other) so here are a select few.

I'm not sure if they were sunning themselves or posing

"Paint me like one of your French girls"

They only wave when the feeder makes them. He got one to spin too.

The babies especially look like dogs.

Here's a random penguin pretending to be a duck. One of the penguins was actually nesting and it was pretty cool.

The one on the left looks like he's tired of the one on the right's bullshit

I don't know what they laced the fish with but he seems to like it

Because they recognise him as the giver of food the babies follow him all around the pool. It's really cute. Every year they follow him around rather than stealing from the bucket he leaves at the entrance. I thought seals were supposed to be smart.

This one enjoyed swimming upside down

I got to go on the boat this year! It was pretty fun.

"Gibs me dat fish yo"
The niecebeasts we still have with us are trying to get me to go on the rides with them tonight. If you don't hear anything from me on Monday assume I died. I'm only half kidding. I'm still a hefty dude so I can't go on most of what they want me to and and even some of the things I can go on would probably kill me.


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