- Jasmine: People who were told to think about their own mortality were more receptive to the idea of having cosmetic surgery than those who weren't (11th Jun 2013 - 18:05)
- Jasmine: @mcrcommuter Good point - it usually gets passed on to us (11th Jun 2013 - 17:49)
- Jasmine: @ajmajid Yes. I don't understand young people taking up smoking - makes no sense! (11th Jun 2013 - 17:48)
- Jasmine: effects of passive smoking on children costs the NHS £23m a year by causing 300,000 GP visits and 9,500 hospital admissions. (11th Jun 2013 - 17:41)
- Jasmine: RT @EdConwaySky: The financial nitroglycerine buried under the Bank of England. Quick blog: http://t.co/P18zbR4KtQ (11th Jun 2013 - 15:50)
- Jasmine: @pinkiejones Actually yes, they probably are! (11th Jun 2013 - 15:00)
- Jasmine: @iansearle lol! (11th Jun 2013 - 15:00)
- Jasmine: @photostrada Sadly, yes! (11th Jun 2013 - 13:28)
- Jasmine: @will_becker True! (11th Jun 2013 - 13:27)
- Jasmine: @pensionschamp Interesting! (11th Jun 2013 - 12:29)
- Jasmine: @neiljamesh Certainly looks like it± (11th Jun 2013 - 12:28)
- Jasmine: @emmalporter Yes, prob too expensive too (11th Jun 2013 - 12:27)
- Jasmine: 10% of secondary pupils think tomatoes grow underground (11th Jun 2013 - 12:27)
- Jasmine: 29% of primary school pupils think cheese comes from plants; 1 in 5 think main ingredient in fish fingers is chicken; (11th Jun 2013 - 12:27)
- Jasmine: @pensionschamp I wonder! (11th Jun 2013 - 11:57)
- Jasmine: @pensionschamp Good point! I'm slipping - yes, ultimately it will cost us! (11th Jun 2013 - 11:56)
- Jasmine: Not one office in the Shard is being rented; its only occupants are a restaurant and a viewing gallery (72 storeys empty) (11th Jun 2013 - 11:55)
- Jasmine: RT @liamdutton: A wet few days lie ahead as areas of low pressure form an orderly queue to the SW of the UK - http://t.co/iTGWklTamm (11th Jun 2013 - 11:55)
- Jasmine: Around 50 per cent of all whiplash claims arising from car crashes are fraudulent - costs the industry £1 billion a year (11th Jun 2013 - 11:50)
- Jasmine: RT @scaryduck: Vladimir Putin's getting a divorce. I think that's all his midlife crisis boxes ticked http://t.co/0tUQUpMRzF (7th Jun 2013 - 08:35)
Fancy a thrill ride on the Thames?
May 28, 2012
…seriously, it’s excellent!
Three of the Moneymagpies and I went on the RIB Thrill Ride on the Thames on Friday and it lived up to its name. It really is a thrill.
Essentially it’s a guided tour of the Thames on a speedboat with sightseeing, historical nuggets from a comedian and a thrilling, rollercoaster-style zoom around Canary Wharf. That bit, by the way, is not for the faint-hearted. If you can’t cope with rollercoasters, don’t do it.
We went on a particularly sunny, but quite windy, day which added to the fun. We chugged along from the South Bank pier, taking photos of sights like the Oxo Tower and The Globe theatre, lulled into a false sense of security. Then, suddenly, it’s vroom and the boat speeds off veering wildly and making a few of us scream. Great fun but scary!! They say that they allow children above the age of three on the boat but personally I wouldn’t want any under ten doing that bit.
Then, phew, we settled down again and our entertaining guide gave us fun little historical nuggets about the buildings on either side of the Thames.
Did you know, for example, that originally Sir Christopher Wren wanted to build the dome of St Paul’s in the shape of a pineapple? Imagine what that would have looked like!
You can book one of these tours on their website or on the phone at 020 7118 1281.
It’s not cheap – £29 for adults and £19.50 for children – but if you want to splash out a bit, I certainly recommend it as a really fun 50 minutes on the river!