Sucking up the wind and the cold, me and Matt finally took a trip to Hull Fair last night. It was the last night of the fair, but instead of being overly crowded it was actually pleasantly empty. The queues for the rides were small and there was enough space to slowly mooch hand in hand, which was perfect for me because I’m still feeling poorly.
As well as buying a shed load of sweets, brandy snap, cinder toffee and fudge, we actually went on quite a lot of rides! We must have been feeling adventurous, because looking back now, we went on some scary, fast rides!
Now to the point of this update… One of the challenges in my 101 Things, was to try to conquer my fear of heights. I’m petrified of heights, to the point of watching a view from high up on the TV makes me queasy and my heart beat fast, and you must imagine how awkward this makes life. Travelling by plane is no longer even an option – me and Matt went to Tunisia last year by plane, and I was a ridiculous, emotional wreck the entire flight. It pretty much ruined the holiday for me, with the constant foreknowledge of knowing how the flight home would feel. Conquering my fear of heights would be lovely, but improbable. You probably shouldn’t expect a magnificent recovery here, it was an epic failure.
To tick this challenge off the list, me and Matt bought tickets for the big wheel. Oh, hey, let’s start small, said neither of us.
It was terrifying (for me, Matt loved it) and a huge waste of money. Normally, you get 2 or 3 trips around the wheel, but after the first go around I had to get Matt to flag down the worker to stop it and let me off. It was windy, too, so the carriage that was dangling in mid-air was blowing all over the place and creaking a lot.
Once we got to the top, Matt was cooing how beautiful it was, so I looked up from the floor for a couple of seconds to take some (very blurry) images. I was shaking, so you’ll have to excuse the pictures, but I have proof I went up there, and at least I tried!
That is not a happy face.
But there we go, another thing ticked off my 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge!
Have you ever faced one of your biggest fears?