Last Friday we took our kids to PlayLand. Whoo, way less crowds than when the PNE is on. Way less rides, booths and food too — but not to worry, there was still overindulgence in Fair staples, such as Elephant Ears, mini-doughnuts and fudge. The kind that seriously endangers next week’s WLC Weigh In.
My group was the older, closer pack of boys so I had plenty of sit and knit time while they rode the tamer rides they preferred. I joined them on the wilder rides that I love.
Can someone explain to me what makes a person with an overall healthy cardiovascular system who loves spinny, wild, roller coaster, upside down style rides suffer near heart attacks on the Ferris Wheel? Seriously. I hate that ride. I thought it would be different because this year you ride in an enclosed circular seat with benches (in the background). Nope. Still clutching bars and forcing myself to breathe normally.
This week we went to Ambleside and local lakes and enjoyed a quieter week – next week, weather permitting – we are going camping. Now that the packing is upon me, I find myself wishing for rain – isn’t that mean? 😉
Bard on the Beach was fantastic. We made it there 2 minutes before the show started, thank you very much Kiewit and Sons! We had our own personal usher rush us to seats 3 rows from the front on the aisle (not allowed to save seats after 5 minutes to showtime so someone lost out – lucky us). The setting was the Wild West of the 1800’s – it worked for the story. Sadly, I forgot until a few minutes in how little I like the story of the Taming of the Shrew. I care so little for any of the characters and find the story of the disguised woo-ers of Bianca painfully protracted. Ah well. I do love the language.
The fireworks were awesome. Bard had chairs set up facing the bay while they served coffee, tea, cocoa and little desserts. A great way to watch the show.
Yesterday was spent applying for my Passport – after a fevered last minute search for my Birth Certificate (aaarrrghhh) – we got the old government run around before we arrived at the ‘right’ location. Once there, however, I waited for just over half an hour before being seen and then got to jump the entire line because I had filled in my forms online. Definitely the way to go if you have to apply for yours still. Less than an hour all told, and my Passport will be couriered to me by August the 20th. And such a lovely
mugshot picture it is too.
In other news: Could there actually be some justice? Check out the latest CN charges here.
Updated pic of Nagini coming soon – have I mentioned how fun the Figure 8 cast on was? or how much I love toe-up construction? I am a total convert! Off to enjoy the rest of my long weekend of sun, knitting and family. 😀