Wing Walking!

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I have had the best day today!! My 21st present from my family (my Birthday was back in October) was to go Wing walking, for those of you who don’t know what that is, it is when you stand on top of an aeroplane while it flies! To most people that sounds like the worst possible thing to want to do, but to me just GREAT FUN!!

So after months of waiting for the Wing walking season, as it were, my day finally arrived! Mum drove me to Chiltern Park Aerodrome where the flight would take place. There I was given a quick briefing and then introduced to my amazing pilot, Mike Dentith. I hopped up onto the wing, was strapped in and away we went!

Honestly it was the best 10minutes experience ever! I loved every second! So many dives and steep climbs and most of all incredible ‘birds eye’ views. If I was allowed I would have stayed up there all day! All I can say is thank goodness the engine was loud, because I laughed and screamed for every second of the flight!

I would recommend this to absolutely everyone, it really was just incredible, not at all scary, and something I will never forget!

Have a great rest of the weekend! I have also created a video of my experience…click HERE TO WATCH IT NOW!!

Bye for now

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Tough Mudder Half

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Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone, hope you all have a lovely day!

So, my friends and I did a Tough Mudder Half last Saturday which was the best fun ever! We were probably not in the best of states to be doing it though as we had our Sports Awards dinner the night before, so a few of the team were a little hungover….and nearly everyone in the team had an injury or were decently unfit. SO, with that we named the team ‘Team Invalids’. I was told by my physio that I could definitely NOT do the event…and usually I would listen, but this time I just really didn’t want to miss out! Despite our injuries and levels of fitness, we completed the challenge and loved every second! My favourite obstacle has to be ‘Mud Mile’ where you walk through the most ridiculous amount of mud, and of course this had to lead to a mud fight!

I have always wanted to do a Tough Mudder and it did not disappoint, in fact I loved it so much that I have signed up to do a full Tough Mudder in August!

For anyone that has been wanting to do one but doesn’t feel like they can, really and truly you can, our whole team were crippled with injuries before we even started, most of us unfit and none of us had actually trained for the event, so if we can complete it like that, then anyone can!

I have made a little video of the whole course, so please go and check it out by clicking HERE. Sadly you can only view it on a laptop…trying to figure out why that is! Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Bye for now

XXX

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Disney World 2017

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This is going to be a very quick post but with a very long video attached!!

As I’m sure you saw from my Instagram posts, last week my boyfriend (Elliot) and I went to Disney World in Florida for the most incredible and hilarious week ever! It was completely thanks to his parents as they gave the trip to him for his 21st, and I was lucky enough to escort him!

We had the most fantastic time, I don’t think ย I have ever laughed and smiled so much in one week!!

I have also decided to start a youtube channel….EEEEEEK SCARY!! So Disney World is my first post…here is the link…I hope you all enjoy it!! DISNEY WORLD 2017ย Please do comment and let me know if you liked it, I love hearing from you all!

Bye for now

XXX

Heavenly weekend at home!

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So last weekend (i.e. the weekend that we have just had) I was meant to be running the Bath half marathon, but sadly due to my torn ligament in my ankle I had to pull out. My ankle is starting to get stronger, but can only manage about a 10k run before it starts to buckle so there was no chance it would survive a half marathon!

The best thing to come out of not doing it was getting to spend the most heavenly weekend at home walking the dogs, being with the horses and spending some time with my grandparents.

This is without a doubt my favourite sort of weekend. I spent it grooming my horse (who I can’t ride at the moment because he is injured), playing with the foals and walking the dogs and just generally relaxing and de stressing after a very long week! On Sunday it was the most horrendous weather but it made for a very fun dog walk, both of them came back sopping wet and seriously muddy, which was fine until they shook all over the white walls in the house…oops!

Here are a few pictures from my weekend! Have a great week everyone!

Bye for now

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My new favourite toy!

Hello hello!

Hope you have all had a lovely week!

EEEEEK so I have just bought something that I am very excited about and have wanted for SO long! Many of you will know I absolutely LOVE photography, whether it’s taking pictures of my family, my dogs, trees, landscapes, whatever I just love it! Over the past couple of years I have also become obsessed with writing a diary and trying to do a photo a day with my writing. This year my resolution is to 100% do a photo a day that either reflects my mood, or maybe just a picture of what happened! Today my picture was of my brand new camera! Ok so it’s not a smart, brand new, top of the range high quality camera, but it is one that I have wanted for ages to keep a fun log of my life…a polaroid camera! I actually really wanted a proper film camera, but sadly they don’t sell those easily and they are very expensive, so I thought I would start with a polaroid! It is amazing, I haven’t actually taken a picture yet as I haven’t had the chance, but I cannot wait to start using it tomorrow! It also gives me an excuse to start up yet ANOTHER album/scrapbook…I have SO many!

I wanted to write this post, first because I am so excited about my camera, but secondly to maybe inspire you guys to start documenting your life. I know there are a lot of bloggers and vloggers out there who like to document their life online. However, there are also so many people (you may be one of them) that would rather keep your life private (I don’t blame you!) but this shouldn’t stop you from keeping a log of your life even if it’s just for you!

I am extremely lucky that my parents filmed and photographed literally every second of our lives from the moment we were born until now/they still haven’t stopped. So we have endless albums and DVDs of our childhood which are just SO special to look back on, and I honestly can’t thank my parents enough for putting in that time and effort! I know a lot of families that don’t have anything to look back on and I just find that so sad..there are only so many memories we can fit into our brains, and sometimes the smallest ones can be forgotten. This is why I have started to write, take pictures and videos of everything ย I do, I even write down any dreams I can remember…they can be really strange to read back!

The reason I do all of this is not only for me to look back on in years to come, but also for my children and grandchildren in the future to see what I did and the experiences I had. My Mum has written a diary every day since she was 13, and although a lot of the days are rather dull to read about, there are the occasional ones which are just hilarious! It’s great fun to hear what Mum was like when she was my age!

Anyway I have rambled on long enough, but I hope you enjoyed this post and are maybe even the tiiiiniest bit inspired to start writing or filming or photographing your life! Trust me it’s all worth it!

Bye for now

XXX

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A new little friend!

Hello! I won’t bore you with lots of writing today, but I thought I’d start your Monday off with some adorable pictures of our new little friend, Jaffa! He arrived on Friday and is settling in very well, he is utterly adorable! I came home from uni today with my nice camera to take some (hopefully) special pics! So here are just a few I took today with my parents and my little brother….

 

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Heavenly weekend at home!

I have had such a lovely weekend, I spent saturday at home with the horses, dogs and family and had such a lovely time visiting my grandparents too. As much as I am loving university, it is always heaven to go home to the country. I also had my first time in the tank for rowing today which was really exciting and very different to rowing in the gym!

I am also on snapchat, so come follow my story, username is ‘rosietapner’
Here are a few pictures from my weekendโ€ฆ.

Looking like Autumn now!
Looking like Autumn now!
Cuddling my lovely boy, Floyd
Cuddling my lovely boy, Floyd

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Lego loves a selfie
Lego loves a selfie
Beautiful boy, shame about the mouthful!
Beautiful boy, shame about the mouthful!
Amazing sunrise this morning while feeding the horses
Amazing sunrise this morning while feeding the horses
almost as big as his Mummy!
almost as big as his Mummy!

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Time for the tank
Time for the tank

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Little cheat meal today
Little cheat meal today