Well, we had a fabulous day at Thorpe Park, it was just me and the children in the end who went as my friend didn't feel up to it on the day and not wanting to disappoint the children we went anyway, just the three of us.
We had a great time and Lianne went on almost every roller coaster ride there. Despite the huge queueing times, me and Lewis waited with her in the queue until it was almost time for her to go on and then we raced back to the ride to watch her go around all the loops and twists and bends and curves. She had great fun. There was lots for Lewis to do there as well (although I was a little worried that he might get bored waiting for Lianne all day) but he went on a few rides with me, not quite the rollercoasters Lianne was used to but he had a good time.
Later on in the day, when the queue waiting time had dissolved quite dramatically, I even managed to get on STEALTH. Boy I wish I hadn't but was glad I did in the end, it basically goes in a straight line from 0-80mph in about 2 seconds and the g-force holds you firmly in your seat as it then goes up vertically, twists slightly to go over a loop and then twists again to come back down in a vertical drop! The whole ride is over in about 10 seconds but was worth the experience just to say I'd been on it!
Thanks to everyone who kindly gave us vouchers (Julie, I'm pleased to say that your vouchers arrived literally moments before we walked out the door - thank you). They will all be put to good use as they can still be used over the next school holiday... Alton Towers here we come!