Rollercoasters and candyfloss galore

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Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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Greetings Chipsters everywhere. Have any of you ever been to a theme park? I’m sure you have and I can safely say they are definitely one of my favourite places to visit.

Greetings Chipsters everywhere. Have any of you ever been to a theme park? I’m sure you have and I can safely say they are definitely one of my favourite places to visit.

There’s nothing like soaring into the sky on a rollercoaster, with the wind in my ears as they flap with excitement.

I went with my great friend Brindley Milligan and his family over the weekend and boy, did we have a woof of a time.

Water rides, rollercoasters, waltzers, ferris wheels – you name it, we went on it.

Amongst all of the adrenaline rushing there’s also the great food, candy floss was our favourite choice of the day and it was the best – but also worst part.

I wolfed lots of the pink, fluffy stuff down – so much that I ended up being sick just after we got off The Detonator.

On The Detonator, you slowly move all the way up to the sky and suddenly, boom! You drop for two seconds, then whoosh! Straight back down again, but at 10 times the speed.

Brindley rolled his eyes at me. ‘I knew you couldn’t handle it,’ he said. ‘You’re not a machine like me’.

Oh, but he was wrong. Later that evening on the Waltzers, we were spinning around so fast that I started to see double of everything, it was so much fun.

But as we stopped, Brindley had frozen and looked as if he was going to be ill.

Off he ran as I sat back with a gleeful smile on my face. What a funny end to a brilliant day.

Chip chip for now. Chipper.