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Monday, 8 January 2018

The Outdoor Adventure at Go Ape

For my birthday this year, Sam bought us a voucher for GoApe treetop adventure, Thetford. Me and Sam are literally big kids at heart so adventures like this really bring out our childish ways haha. A few weeks back, Sam had the weekend off (which is a complete rarity) for the FA Cup so we took full advantage and booked a weekend away in Thetford. On the Saturday morning, I got up, got ready and packed which being a girl - it took me a good few hours. Especially when it comes to packing. I'm so slow because I always try and pack my whole bedroom to take with me and you know what happens? None of it ever gets used haha. 

We both then drove to Sam's and I was just working on my laptop whilst waiting for him to get ready and pack. To be honest, I say it's a girls thing but sometimes Sam takes exactly the same amount of time to sort himself out too! We finally set off to Norwich and arrived by about 4pm. We had planned to get there a little bit earlier and get some of our christmas shopping done but we spent far too much time as home deciding on what we should pack for the weekend. 

When we got to Norwich, we literally did a lap around the shops and got McDonalds. Basically went all the way there for that haha. Saying that, Sam actually bought himself a top from JD Sports for himself to wear for our GoApe adventure. I suggested going to Norwich with Sam because it brings back quite a few childhood memories. Despite living on the border of Essex/London, my Dad supports Norwich so we use to go and watch a few of their home games. My Mum also has a lot of her childhood memories in Norfolk so as a family, we love to visit the city. 

So after our speedy little shopping trip we then drove a further 40 minutes down the road to Thetford where we booked to stay overnight. We turned up at our hotel, freshened up and went straight down for dinner. The hotel had a restaurant on the side so after the long drive, it made sense for us to stay in one place and eat there. The next day we got up, had our breakfast and set off to GoApe. We started off with the usual introduction and safety rules before we attempted the high ropes. Once me and Sam got going, there was literally no stopping us! It was pretty hard work and a few obstacles requires a lot of upper body strength - which I don't have much of. So as you can imagine, Sam just found the whole thing hilarious and was constantly laughing at my attempt to pull myself up on things. 

We completed a variety of challenges such as zip wires, tightroping and stretching to jump onto the next wooden block. As for the zip wires - these came very much to our surprise! So the first one we went on was pretty powerful - more than we thought. Sam went down first and I saw him getting dragged across the floor when he was landing. Obviously I was wetting myself back up the top, yet a little nervous for my turn. We had so much fun at GoApe and would certainly recommend it if you're up for an outdoor adventure! We then headed back towards Essex and stopped off for dinner at our favourite restaurant - Frankie & Bennies!

Thank you Sam for the amazing experience, I wouldn't have wanted to have done it with anyone else but you x


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