Monday, 21 August 2017

I'm Going Away Next Week

Well I survived the weekend. Although there were a few close calls. I was going to talk about that but I had it brought to my attention that the day I leave for my holiday is a lot closer than I think. Actually, it's this very Saturday. For some reason I had it stuck in my head that it was next Saturday. Probably because I kept telling myself it was two weeks away. Then before I realised it, it was just one week away.

Skegness here I come.
My dad, my sister, and one of my nieces went for a day trip there recently and the place is pretty much how we left it. It could be better, but it's nice it's not worse. Still, we go to the same places, so maybe some of it is doing better and we just don't see it? That's going to change this year.

One of the things we did last year was give the kids a day out at Fantasy Island through the magical power of coupons. They enjoyed it so much that we did our research and saw that the prices for week-long wristbands (that allow for unlimited rides, for an entire bloody week) actually aren't as expensive as we first thought. So we're going to get them for the little brats angels and I imagine that's where most of our time will be spent. We'll still hit up the usual haunts of course, but it'll be nice to do something new.

The only problem for me is that the arcades at Fantasy Island are more expensive than the places we usually take them to. The upside is that this is because their machines work. I do enjoy the time I spend at the Pier but it's obvious that, rather than fix their machines, they just reduce how much it costs to play them. Maybe these machines are so old that there's no one around who can fix them anymore?

Damn the death of the arcade makes me sad. I miss the days I could walk in with £40 and walk out after the best day of my life. True story. I did that once. Needless to say my parents were not happy.

So anyway, things might be a little quiet next week. I've got some mobile broadband so I'll try and keep y'all updated. This week is going to be fun though. Let me tell you; nothing makes you need a holiday quite like preparing for a holiday. At least we don't have to worry about the cats this year.


  1. "unlimited rides, for an entire bloody week"
    Christ that's insane. Surely after a day or two, the park would've been explored as thoroughly as it gets? Then again, that's an entire week's worth of not having to worry about what specific things you want to check out.

    1. You'd be surprised at what kids can do man. There's another place we normally take them to about three or four times. It's much smaller but they can still spend hours there. Plus this place is large. It's on the scale of an Alton Towers. So they could spend several hours each day in a different part of the park and not get bored.

      I know them though, they'll just go on the same rides all day every day. There's a nice market for me to explore though.

  2. Sounds like a damn fun time. Enjoy it! We actually have an arcade here where the machines are still run with coins only. And they serve beer. It's pretty much paradise. It doesn't have unlimited amusement rides, though...

    Have an awesome time!

    1. You have no idea how jealous that makes me. Though the places we'll be going to serve alcohol so I'm good. Last year I had a vodka slush (what do yanks call slushes? It's basically crushed ice and colourings/flavourings). I had one with a double shot last year and it was great, if expensive.

  3. We all need to get away from time to time and often the day we leave creeps up on us before we know it


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