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London 2014, Thorpe Park, Chessington, etc.

Had an exciting April in 2014. My dad has got an inflatable kayak with all the trimmings, life-jackets and such like. I paddled around Carr Mill Dam in it.

 

We then went down to London for a few days, staying at The Hilton in Cobham. The hotel was great, with very friendly staff. The food was excellent, especially as we got it for half price. The swimming pool was a bit small but it was ok and we had a giant chess set outside our room.

 

The hotel was very well situated for trips to Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and the train into London.

 

I went on all of the extreme rides at Thorpe Park. Saw was not my favourite. I liked The Samurai but my dad and uncle Les nearly needed sick bags when they came off it. We all got soaked on The Tidal Wave and went through the eleven loops on Colossus.

 

When we went to London the crowds were horrendous. Luckily we had our VIP passes and didn't have to pay or queue for anything. I went in the new London Dungeons, on The Eye and in Sea Life. We also had a wander around Trafalgar Square and went to Westfield, in Shepherds Bush, where I was pampered by a very nice Russian lady (she was trying to sell us some skin products).

 

On the way home we picked up my aunty Mel and dropped my uncle off at Gatwick. On the Saturday I had a day at Haydock Racecourse.

 

There are some photos and a video of the crazy rides at Thorpe Park on this page.

Went to London again this August, staying at Weybridge in a nice hotel. My Dad was working on Got to Dance so I went to see him for a few days. Went on the Eye, in The Dungeons and to Greenwich Observatory and The Cutty Sark. We met my Uncle John at Borough Market, then went to the Shard. On Saturday we went to see the live screening of Dr Who. That was brilliant.

On Sunday my dad was chaperoning one of the dancers, so I went to Thorpe Park with my Uncle Les. A new ride for me was The Slammer, which was closed last time I went. The G-forces on this almost made your eyeballs pop out!!

I was twice thought to be 18 in restaurants in London.