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    Mort by Terry Pratchett – Book and Theatre Review [affiliate]

    Mort by Terry Pratchett (his fourth book) is a witty, cynical parody romp through perils of a first job, but, this is a first job with a difference – Mort’s boss is Death himself. We’ve all experienced first days, but at least our first day’s couldn’t destroy the very fabric of reality. “As Death’s apprentice, he’ll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won’t need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he’d ever wanted until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.”

    With great character development of Death (an otherwise shadowy bit-figure in the Discworld Series), once Mort thinks he gets the hang of being a Grim Reaper, Death takes a working holiday discovering dancing, drinking and his skills as a short-order chef until – inevitably – he has to be summoned back to fix the problems that compassionate Mort causes.

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    Post Wembley Celebration Drinks

    Once we had completed our flights, we were at a lost for how to celebrate – luckily a new hotel opened a stones throw from the exit!

    No Riff Raff: We were kicked out of the exclusive lounge that we wandered into by accident. You know it’s living it up when everything is free, so Check.

     

     

    Comfy Chairs: Check

    Cool Beverage Refreshment: Check

     

    Tasty Snacks: Check (those far ones were amazing, Korean Chilli Snacks I think?)

    Decent view: Check

     

     Random British Inspired Carpet: Check

    Posh Modernistic Lobby: Check

     Shiny Entry: Check

    Pretty Deck: Check

    One colourful last regretful Drink: Check

    Todays Workout: Rest day.

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    Wembley Stadium, a (kiwi) birds eye view

    How does flying through the air on a wire going 25mph whilst taking in the views of the home of English football sound? I’ve come to the realisation that we need to enjoy life to the max, and have to try and live up to my chosen blog name ‘Adventures of a London Kiwi’ and push the envelope a bit..

    We were taken on a guided tour of Wembleys facilities; the plush changing rooms, players tunnels and Royal Box, which on a normal day would have have been awesome in itself, but our guide assured us that the zipwire set up diagonally across the pitch was the absoloute best way to see it.

    It was amazing. When my brother in law first saw it and suggested it, I was ever so keen, but as we got closer and closer, realising how high it is, and how fast it is, I have to admit I was scared. Big scared.

    Once it takes your weight, and you clear the rather solid looking concrete and steel balcony, it was AMAZING! Staffed by no-nonsense northerners, (sorry hubby) the Yorkshire staff were brilliant. Professional, thorough and funny. Exactly what you hope for when entrusting your life to them.
    Did I scream like a girl? You betcha I did!

    The FA Cup – I can’t tell you how excited my lads were, oh, and they saw the infamous ’66 cross bar which has been mounted and made into a cafe entrance.

    The changing rooms, and where the hunky England football players shower (well, it is the beautiful game isn’t it, and you have to have something to keep you interested in between the grass blade tripping…)

    The tunnel entrance to the pitch, where we then made our way to the Royal box

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebley!

     

    See the yellow arrow, that’s how high the zipwire was!

     

    This was one airborne Kiwi!!

    This is the first year that Wembley have allowed the ziplining, hopefully they continue to do it; astounding.

    Apologies for being MIA yesterday, just too tired.

    Todays Workout: 11 minutes running, 50 minutes solid walking, 10 minutes on the stair machine

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    Saturday Adventures

    We had a smashing Saturday yesterday –

    … catching up with friends in the craziest pub I’ve ever been in – Waxy O’Connors near Picadilly Circus (apparently it gets rammed in the evenings though)

     
    …watched the Circus set up in Picadilly Circus for the Festival tomorrow;

    … meandered past Kiwi House

     … caught a lift in a London Icon

    and watched a musical involving an 8-foot Grim Reaper, Flying horse and a Ferret. Review to follow later in the week.

    It was kinda crazy today!! Excuse the poor photos, but I had to share. Favourite Saturday ever I think.

    What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday?

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