Dedication is what you need!
If you want to be a record breakerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! That's one of the songs of my childhood and was a must watch every week. The new version that J watches on one of the kids channels isn't a patch on the old Roy Castle show but the records are now a little more daring!
Last week we were invited to London-Baby to try our hands at breaking some Guinness World Records of our own, what a day we had!
The event took place at Giraffe in the Westfield Shopping Centre. I totally had J convinced that we would be eating Giraffe burgers for our lunch! A small group of bloggers and their families were there and once J had had his face painted with a beautiful bat design, and had a bat expertly modelled out of a balloon (yes really!) we got down to business!
We practised 4 records in total – guessing as many sounds as possible in 1 minute (rock hard!), stacking 21 cups in the shortest time (too clumsy), stacking dominoes in a tower (too fat fingered) and pairing as many socks as you can in a minute. With the sock sorting I actually made it through to have a crack at the record for real (adjudicator and everything), and although I improved my score it wasn't enough to beat the record. Mich was awesome at this and totally showed me up for never sorting our washing at home!
After lunch and failing to break any records we went down to view the Augmented Reality experience that was running. It was fascinating seeing the kids seemingly interacting with the worlds tallest man (not Daddy after all), dodging chainsaws from the best chainsaw juggler (yep that really does exist) and trying to get away from the longest dinosaur!
Have a look at this footage from the day
This amazing technology is also used on some special pages in the latest Guinness World Records book, you can download an app for your phone that brings the detail in 6 of the pages to life, impressive stuff!
We had a brilliant day and as a reminder of the fun we had I bought myself some of the socks we were using in the pairs record! If only Norris McWhirter had still been around the day would have been complete!