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Published: February 22nd 2018
Where in the world is Gabby and what has she been doing? Sadly still standing on the drive. She has not moved an inch.
We sat and thought about the electrical man who would be fitting the TV socket. After much thought we decided we did not fancy him touching Gabby. Somehow we felt we could not trust him. So in the end Glenn drilled the hole himself and we have another guy coming next week. Let's hope we have made the right decision.
We had ordered the Camperstop book and it had arrived and a few days have been spent browsing its pages.
The weather has been unpleasant. Rain, cold and wintery and dull. Not quite what we would want in February . In particularly not the sort of weather I wanted for my activity for today. It felt more November than February.
So if Gabby had not moved an inch then I had to move and do something. It was dinnerhour at work and I had been out yesterday looking at my intended destination. It had arrived in Chesterfield two weeks ago and was staying for another two more weeks. It was large, quite out
of place, white and stood out a mile. In fact it stood out so much that it was possible to see it five miles away. At night it was lit up like a beacon.
I wanted to go on it. I kept looking at it and thinking to myself that I needed a slightly longer dinner hour to go on it. I couldn't let a chance like this pass me by.
Sai Baba in my thoughts for the day says that "Life is a challenge - meet it." "Life is a dream - realise it" " Life is game - Play it" and finally "Life is Love - Enjoy it".
So today I was going to challenge myself and do something I had never done before. Knowing that Glenn suffers from vertigo it was something I would have to do alone.
Something that was going to be a strange way to spend my lunchhour.
So what was I doing? I walked to the town square and saw it . The big Wheel . The Chesterfield Eye , Now was the moment of decision. As I stood beneath it I had time to change my mind.
As I looked up it it impressed me and I began to look forward to my ride into the sky.
My £5 paid I waited patiently in the queue. I was going to be treated to a view of Chesterfield from the air. The Wheel is 60 metres high and has 40 gondolas which revolve for two revolutions. A journey that takes 13 minutes.
As the wheel came round folks got off and I was given a gondola to myself. The door closed and the gondola travelled slowly revolving anticlockwise. From my seat I watched the market stalls surrounded by folks shopping. The town was full on this market day. It is half term and the kids are off school.
As we travelled slowly I began to look down on the market hall, on the parish church, over the countryside which sadly was shrouded in mist. On a good day it was possible to see for miles in all directions. Today I was limited to a less pretty view.
Was it worth the £5? - of course it was . I could have sat in work reading. I could have done nothing, Instead I did something
different. I can say I was there . I did it . I went on the Chesterfield Eye.
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