August 2019 Travels | Overview

me stood outside the carters steam fair

So… hey there again! It’s been a long 4 months since I last wrote a blog post on here. Yes, I know that’s incredibly bad of me and I should be more motivated. In all fairness, I completely lost touch with writing and other stuff has been going on behind the scenes. So here I am, writing a blog post again. Yay! And more importantly, writing an overview of my August travels.

Where on earth is this year going? It’s September already and we’re now entering my favourite time of year. Hello Halloween, my birthday and Christmas. I cannot wait. Plus, I’m even more excited because I’m off to Germany/Netherlands/Belgium NEXT WEEK! A week of theme parks is just what I need right now. Hopefully I’ll reach my 400 milestone on my coaster count. Big questions is, what will be my 400th coaster? Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to in my August travels overview.


I’ll say this now, I’ve never been to Carter’s Steam Fair before! I’ve always seen it advertised, yet never made an attempt to visit. So, I decided to visit on Saturday 31st August in Basingstoke. I was really impressed with how quaint and cute the funfair is. A small collection of rides run via steam engines, this was so cool to see. Even better if you’re into the engineering behind that. I tried my first ever ‘Whip’ ride. Boy, that was a right laugh. I get why they call it the Whip now. I also took a ride on the Chairswing – fairly nippy for a small ride. Best part was seeing the place lit up at night. Perfect for photos!


This was possibly the best moment in August for me. Coinciding with Nemesis’ 25th anniversary year and National Rollercoaster Day, John Wardley did a series of meet-and-greets on 16/17/18th August at Alton Towers. Since I’m a theme park enthusiast, this is one of those bucket list moments I had to complete. I fangirled quite a bit when queuing up to meet him. He was so humble and down-to-earth, it made the whole experience worthwhile. I can now die happy, knowing I can tick this off my bucket list!


I always take a break from Merlin parks during the Summer. However I did make some time to go and grab a couple of new creds in the Birmingham area. No shame in riding a Wacky Worm or SBF Visa spinning coaster, right? Yeah, there were a lot of families around but who cares. Since I’m aiming to hit my 400 milestone on my cred count this year, it was fitting for me to grab as many creds as I can. Especially before my holiday next week!

August was pretty damn good if I do say so myself. I’m sure September is set to be even better, with a lot of potential highlights to come. We’re slowly edging towards the best time of year. Am I right? Give me those Autumn vibes please.

That’s all for now!

Lottie xoxo

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