Little Wiggle Time

I can’t manage a happy dance as I ache so much after Goย  Ape yesterday!! So here’s a little wiggle instead…

I finished my Spring hand quilting last night, all bound and ready to find a home. I’m not quite sure where to hang it or what to do with it yet. I’m tempted to put it on the tea trolley in the summerhouse as a pretty mat, it is just a practice piece after all. I can bring it in over winter so it doesn’t get damp.

A few of you asked about Go Ape yesterday, well it was awesome! It’s one of those tree top adventures where you’re strapped into a harness and then go along swing bridges (literally a line of swings to walk along!!) zip wires and leaps of faith.

Now don’t get the wrong impression of me here, I’m no adrenaline junkie, in fact I’ve analysed myself and decided I just don’t like being scared, you’d never get me on a fairground ride, I can’t even watch Dr Who (those angels that blinked did it for me!!!) But somehow at Go Ape it’s different, I feel safe because I know I’m hooked onto a safety wire, it’s more about learning to overcome your fears. The first time you do a Go Ape course the sense of achievement is HUGE!!

Having said that I did have a few wobbles faced with the Plummet, a 40′ sheer drop off a platform. The line slows you down before you land so you have a pretty gentle landing, it’s standing at the top with the instructor trying to persuade to move a bit closer to the edge…and don’t look down!! The Tarzan free fall was pretty similar in that it was a Tarzan swing where you couldn’t feel it take your weight until after you jumped – about 60′ up and across about 30′ (guessing here but it was high!!)

As you can probably tell from the photos, most of the group were ALOT younger than me, like I’m old enough to be their mother! So I was pretty pleased to have managed it, there was only one section I bottled out of, where you had metal rings hung on ropes about 6′ long and you had to go from one to the next (about 8 in total) to get to the other side, I just knew I didn’t body strength to do it!

We all celebrated with an ice cream afterwards, then a trip to a pub for a well earned drink!

 

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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21 Responses to Little Wiggle Time

  1. Laura says:

    Wow! I am so impressed! Good for you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jane M says:

    Wow well done and I know what you mean by those angels!
    Your hand quilting looks great too

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    Good job hanging with the youngsters, Margaret! I am thinking about Margaret in her 90’s…by then you’ll probBly have progressed to sky diving!

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  4. Kate says:

    Good for you! I think youโ€™re more courageous than I am.

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  5. KerryCan says:

    I’m impressed but not envious! What will you do for an encore?!

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  6. claire93 says:

    what a great experience “Go Ape” must have been! You all look very fit and happy in the group photo, and I hope your age proved to the one youngs that age is only a frame of mind!

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  7. tialys says:

    Wow!! Well done you – I quite fancy a go on that course myself. Shame I don’t live nearer ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The Weeping Angels was probably one of the last really good episodes of Dr. Who anyway so you haven’t missed much. I got my daughters into the series around Christopher Ecclestone having not watched it myself for years and they’ve both been hooked ever since – me not so much but I feel obliged to watch. I’m looking forward to seeing how the female Dr. shapes up though.
    Love how your panel worked out, it’s such a lovely design.

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  8. Shasta says:

    Congratulations on your pretty finished project, and all your physical prowess and mental strength. More power to you!

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  9. Emma says:

    I absolutely love those obstacle courses in trees, they are one of my favourite activities! It’s a pity that they don’t have many in Australia though, I used to go all the time when I was living in France.

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  10. nanacathy2 says:

    That sounds such fun, well done you.

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  11. rosejasm says:

    Whoop – glad you enjoyed it x

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