Last weekend I accepted a challenge to be part of O2's latest campaign Be More Dog. The idea behind the campaign is that we should all be a little more dog, more adventurous, excitable and amazed by everything around us.
I was sent two locked boxes one was a dog, one was a cat. It all felt very mission impossible (which I LOVED) and I had the choice to open either the dog box and embrace an unknown exciting adventure, or open the cat box and opt for a lazy weekend relaxing.
Lots of other bloggers have been involved and after seeing that some of them had been flying planes and doing indoor sky dives I was slightly terrified about what the dog box may hold inside. I am far from an adrenaline junkie, but after much deliberation I decided to try something new and Be More Dog.
Luckily for me it wasn't anything too scary or involving heights, it was an afternoon Go Karting at Pole Position Karting in Leeds! I'd been go karting before as a teenager at an air field and loved it so I was mega excited to give it a go. I didn't take my camera with me as I wasn't sure if there would be lockers, but I did manage to take a few snaps on my phone.
Little did I know that when I got there I would be racing in a kart that goes 50 miles an hour around a track in full overalls, balaclava and helmet against 13 other men taking it really seriously. To say I was bricking it is an understatement but I gave it my best shot and I was extremely proud that I didn't come last! I had a brilliant time and I'm glad I decided to #BeMoreDog
Sunday, 21 July 2013
I've spent the last couple of weeks soaking up as much sun and sightseeing as I can. Summer is in full swing here in the UK and I for one am absolutely loving it. Here are a few snaps of what I've been getting up to.
A grand old manor house set it beautiful gardens just outside of York. Castle Howard has been voted one of the best mansions in the world. Filled with history walking through the old house you are transported back through time to the 1700's, beautiful murals adorn the walls and ceilings with dramatic architecture and baroque influences throughout. I've heard about Castle Howard but never visited before so it was nice to finally get to see it.
I've always wanted to visit Whitby and see the Abbey Ruins and Dracula's Church. I was super happy I finally got to visit. Of course the obligatory fish and chips and ice cream we're consumed, as well as a gorgeous stroll along the beach at the end of the day.
A few weeks ago my Grandad asked if when the weather was nice I would take him to Fleetwood. So last week I booked Friday off work and whisked him away to the seaside. We had a fabulous day (more fish and chips were consumed) and for the most part we just sat and looked out at the ocean and took tons of photos on his old SLR.
One of my favourite childhood places. Blackpool never changes and never tries to be anything different than it always has been. Gloriously tacky. The smells and the sights are still the same and transported me back to being a kid. Blackpool provides a rose tinted nostalgia like no other . It was my favourite day out. We went to the Pleasure Beach, and although I didn't go on any rides I loved walking around taking everything in and reminiscing about my favourite things there. After another portion of fish and chips (shameful I know but when at the seaside its almost criminal not to) a stroll along the beach and spending way to much money in the amusements trying to win a minion, it was time to head home, tired but happy and content.