Okay, so these Instagram snaps span a little longer than a week (just over two, in fact) but I wanted to share all the amazing and fantastic things that I've been up to recently since finishing my time at the letting agency. I've been trying to make the most of my free days (and dwindling money supply) by getting up to some fab things and using my event christmas/birthday pressies to fill the gaps.
1. FINALLY I was able to fulfil a life-long dream of flying an ACTUAL REAL LIFE plane last Monday evening at Robin Hood Airport. All of the anticipation made me feel incredibly nervous at the prospect of embarking in a miniature air-mobile, on an extremely windy day, 2000ft into the air in the failing light of 5pm post-clocks going back, especially after the 2hr+ drive that it took to get there. The night was truly incredible though as I took the reigns of the plane mid-air and watched as the pilot guided it safely down to the waiting lights of the empty run way. Not a bad way to spend a Monday evening.
2&3. Before and during a night at the Warehouse Project in Manchester. It really was an incredible night and there isn't much more to say about it. Spectacular venue, friendly people and staff, no queues at the bar but a packed out dance floor. Worth the money (which, I admit, I believed was an extortionate amount before going) just to sit in and chat to people from all over the country having a great time.
4. Lady Gaga performing Paparazzi RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES at Manchester's Phones 4 U Arena. This was a 21st birthday present from back in March, two VIP tickets to see Lady Gags on her ArtRave tour stop off in Manchester. I really don't have the words to describe how awesome the night was apart from explaining that it started off with a load of chicken in Nandos and ended with my eyeballs falling out of my head at the sight of teeny tiny Gaga shaking her perfect derriere just a mere few metres from where we were stood.
5. The Barbell Challenge 2.0 begins! I've been Crossfitting since July (on and off so I'm still a beginner every time I go) but started strength training last week with a few friends I met there. It's an 8 week programme in its second week, wish me luck!
6. I volunteer at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery every now and again, helping out with the Crafternoons and other special activities and events they put on. Last week, as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and the Big Draw 2014 , we wheeled a giant wooden frame resembling a miniature medieval siege machine into the town centre with the aim of getting people involved in drawing. It was a great day with performances from local dance and drama groups and, most importantly, some fantastic art was produced on our Frame-O-Matic!
What have you been up to this week? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!