Pic of my Week – 28/03/2011

March 28, 2011

A more interesting week of pics than the first I hope you’ll agree! Here’s the Pic of my week.

myself and @NikkiH21 after our fantastic day at the 2011 opening of @alton_towers , good times!

Well, it was unlikely to be anything else!

Toothy smiles all round as we finished our day at Alton Towers grand opening for the 2011 season. I couldn’t wait to get back there and the day didn’t disappoint (even if our Sonic Spinball fastrack mysteriously went walkabout).

The park itself was much busier than last year’s Th13teen launch, which surprised me as the only new and notable thing about the park this year is some crabs which don’t really move.

But despite this, the park was on top form. Lots of repainting has been done, some lost effects have returned on some rides such as Duel, Oblivion has had a lot of work done to it (shame the track hasn’t been given a lick of paint though!) and the staff were all in very high spirits.

And this is what I love about opening days at the Towers, there’s always a great atmosphere, everyone’s always in a great mood and whatever the weather (which was decidedly overcast) and it’s just a great way to escape the horribleness of everyday life.

So well done again to Alton Towers for another fun packed day (and hopefully year). But here’s to 2013 when the park will be unleashing their most expensive ride ever, another worlds first no doubt – can’t wait!


Pic Of My Week – 19/03/2011

March 19, 2011

It’s fair to say that it’s not been the most eventful week to choose to start this new project – but all the same I’ve taken a photo from my day every day and posted it online for you all to see and now here’s my favourite of this week.

From yesterday:

All set for #RND 2011!

Perhaps not the most flattering shot of me, but I’ve posted this more because I’ve not mentioned Comic relief yet this year.

I’ve been amazed by the support that we the British public have shown this year. Over £74 million was raised yesterday – a record for Red Nose Day. That’s incredible when we’re constantly being told we are in a recession. This small fact has stopped no-one from digging deep and giving loads of cash. I think it’s a moment that we can really be proud that we have come together and genuinely made a massive difference to the live of those less well off than us. Well done Great Britain.

As for the show, well it was under-rehearsed, felt clunky, looked cheaply made and only a small part of it was funny (Alan Partridge, Doctor Who and surprisingly James Corden), but that’s not the point – it’s the cash that matters.

Oh and best thing about Comic Relief 2011 – easily Chris Moyles and Dave Vitty claiming the longest radio show ever. Compelling listening and viewing – would love to replicate that one day…