Birthday Treats for The Junior Funster   4 comments

A bit of blog silence and now I’m behind all over again. A list of excuses, primarily I’ve been out and about on hols and suffered a major hardware failure with my Mac that needed a return to base to repair and a couple of weeks to rebuild the data as I’d been stupid enough not to take a full system backup 😦

At the end of our week in Towyn we bade Mark and his merry band a fond farewell and had a day to ourselves before we headed home. As it was TJFs birthday we’d arranged a treat. An adventure in the trees at Treetop Adventures in Snowdonia

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treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

The usual mix of dangles, straddles and in my case struggles but its a favourite of ours and we had a great time as always, although the course is shorter than the ones we’ve done in France.

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treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

The course finishes with a leap off a platform to the ground about 30 feet below which made my heart flutter a little when I stepped off the edge.

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

For the real adventurers they have an extra big leap of 100 feet called the PowerFan Plummet. I was tempted but didn’t fancy the climb up. Both the Funsters gave it a go though. TJF was calmness personified, she really has no fear of these things. TBF was more animated although her language was disappointingly clean (she has been known to shout expletives during such events!)

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treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

It started to rain while we finished up and proceeded to dump it down while we drove to and walked around Conway. We sought refuge in a fine chip shop for a hearty lunch and when we came out the rain had stopped. We took a walk down by the harbour to watch people crabbing while the seagulls stole their chips. We then walked back via the Town Walls.

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treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

If you’ve never been to Conway it has its very famous castle but the Town Walls are superb. You can walk around 3/4 of the town and they rise to an impressive height at the back of town giving some fine views even on this grey and wet day

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

We declined the castle this time instead opting to return to the beach for a last stroll before we went home the following morning. Apologies for more poor quality images due to camera incompetence

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

treetop adventures, powerfan plummet, conway, town walls, towyn, towyn beach

A fine week and top holiday, very mixed weather, nothing that you could call truly summery but some fun times with the old gang and the usual collection of fond memories. Next year may be a little tricky as we have to squeeze in a visit before our main summer holiday and when TJS gets his exam results in mid August. Seems amazing that when we first came here he was still in early Primary years and here we are entering his GCSE final year – they grow up fast!

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4 responses to “Birthday Treats for The Junior Funster

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  1. Computer problems…ouch! (Did a gazillion episodes of Breaking Bad have any impact on you falling behind also?) We’re currently hooked on the first of seven series of Sons of Anarchy which isn’t helping my cause.
    Conway is great isn’t it? Must get back there. As for the treetop thing – each to their own!
    We have real problems with Towyn next year – the boys finish school really late and then we have a family get together soon after that. Not sure what we will do. Ho-hum.

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    • Luckily I only lost a load of e-mails and a backlog of files etc. Mac was still under warranty so they fixed it while I was in Cornwall but its taken me a couple of weeks to get it back to where it was. I’ve been watching 3 or so episodes a week of BB since the new year along with the new House of Cards (which is also rather good) and host of other stuff on Netflix.

      Back to the real world. I like Conway but it was very soggy when we there. The Town walls are as good as the castle now. I’ll drop out an e-mail about about Towyn and see what, if anything we can work out. My only thought is to do it right at the end of August instead of the start just for one year but that depends on what everyone else is doing

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      • TBH likes House of Cards. I vaguely remember watching the original. There’s an enticingly large amount of goodstuff on Netflix I could easily become a fully-fledged couch potato. The Rugby World Cup isn’t helping either.
        I think the end of August would work for us.

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        • The original House of Cards is on Netflix as well, I’ve started watching it again, looks a bit dated now but still worth watching. I’ll suggest end August as a one off for next year and see what people think. Be a shame if we miss a year, there aren’t many left when all the kids will want to go

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