I'm sure that I will think of more as soon as a I post this but here we go!
2012: The Swarm:
My first live! Met some great people that day, who I still go on trips with! Twas' that day I learned what ERT was!
It's not the size, it's what you do with it! A small group but big laughs! Around ten of I us (I think) spent a few days visiting many parks in Italy! I found a new No.1, Katun! It was a great trip, with great food and people. Remains one of my all time fave lives.
In bad cred news, I don't miss this thing!
I also reached 200 cred! I was honoured to have my photo taken shaking @Ian
's hand next to this bin that looks a bit like a penis:
The full squad:
Sweden was next. I still hadn't learned how to smile:
First visits to Grona and Kolmarden! I believe this was the first time I met @Howie
, what a legend!
I believe this was the first European GF! We visited Walibi, Toverland, Phantasialand and Efteling. All new parks to me!
Efteling thoughts: "I thought Efteling was going to be really nice and well themed but actually it's just kids catching things out of a donkey's anus"
Probably the best thing I've ever said.
Toverland is such a fab place! If you're wondering how cool @DelPiero
and I were in 2016, check this out:
I believe this was my first visit to Phantasialand! What a place, it quickly became, still is, my fave park!
We also visited Drievliet, home of boat with a lid:
GF Euro part 2! My first time driving abroad!
Surely by now I have learnt to smile:
Well actually sort of, @Rachel
told me to:
featuring @Coaster Hipster
It was my first visit to Hansa:
It was great fun being in the collective **** yourself on the Karnan lift hill.
After a change of underwear we went on Ian Bell the ride:
I remember queuing for this telling @SilverArrow
about things I'd encountered (in my professional careers) that people had got stuck up their arse and/or got their penis stuck in.
No trip to Hansa would be complete without viewing their night time entertainment where a star was born:
We also visited MovieWorld, my first visit: Me and @Chris Brown
were back row bandits
There you go. Those are my favourite lives that I can remember. It is actually quite hard to put a live into words. Live in name and live in nature. A group of enthusiasts being silly and having fun is something to be experienced, not written about. I'd like to thank everyone who organised, drove or contributed to lives over the years. I feel like I grew up but not necessarily matured with lives. It was truly a pleasure to meet most of you who attended lives. I certainly made friends for life and I look forward to trips in the future.