Skydiving – all in a day’s work for a journo – Wordless Wednesday

It’s a hard job being a journo and getting a free skydive to write about! BOOM!

This is about 10 years ago in Alexandra, in the South Island of New Zealand – about one hour from Queenstown!




I would LOVE to do this again? Anyone want to give me a free skydive? I’ll do a fab review for you?

Have you been skydiving? Do you want to?

A Wordless Wednesday post and I link with three great gals

Trish at My Little Drummer Boys

My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

Twinkle In The Eye

And Ai at Sakura Haruka


  1. I always thought you were awesome but you’ve upped your own greatness right here!!

  2. woah I would LOVE to do this too!!! What a great experience it must have been 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. This is definitely on my bucket-list – I bet it was amazing. I promised myself I would do it for my 30th (didn’t happen). My 40th is only a couple of years away. Maybe 50th? lol

  4. I haven’t been skydiving. I would probably shit my pants.

  5. I did this for my 18th birthday. Bloody amazing. Just added you to my blog roll so I never miss a post of your again xxx

  6. Did you think you were going to die?

    I tried skydiving when I was about 21, holy mackerel I don’t think I’d do it again.

    It was a solo jump and we had done about 8 hours of training leading up to it. I don’t remember much except being 100% certain I was going to die.

    • Have A Laugh On Me says:

      As soon as I did it I wanted to do it again, I would have LOVED to do solo but didn’t have time to do training! I’m envious!

  7. That second shot is AWESOME! I’d love to do it, but I don’t know if I could, eeeeek! It would take an awful lot of psyching up.

    • Have A Laugh On Me says:

      Once you’re in there it’s easy and you just have to tell yourself that the instructor doesn’t want to die so you’re safe!

  8. Sure looks like you had a ball. I’m not so sure I’m keen to jump out of a plane!

  9. Great photos of a great experience! You are so brave! That night, I bet you replayed the whole experience in your head over and over again!

  10. Awesome Em, and you smiled the whole way through…..typical! xx

  11. you look like you loved every second!! I got vertigo on a recent trip to Santorini and have a fear of “edges at height”… maybe this is the cure I need!! gulp. K

    • Have A Laugh On Me says:

      It’s the best cure I reckon – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger 🙂 Thanks for visit x

  12. OMG you are a nutter, just kidding, that is exactly what I did 10 years ago too, you are blowing my mind. August 2003, I went on a skiing holiday to NZ in Semester break and we went skydiving just outside of Wanaka. It was! I probably looked more terrified than you in the plane though. I’ll have to look back at the photos. What a memory. Thanks for that. xx

  13. Very funny, I like those spectacular photos, a great adventure!

  14. No way in hell would I do that. Free or even if they paid ME a million dollars!!!

  15. You are so brave! Looks like a great adventure, but not for scaredy cats like me. 😛

  16. Could I LOVE you anymore???!!! I soooo want to sky dive! When you get that blogging gig can you ask them if they’re looking for another daredevil blogger! Putting both hands up high!! 🙂 x

  17. As you know I have been feeling a little down this afternoon but these photos cheered me up 😉
    While touring NZ I chickened out of the sky dive but made up for it by hang gliding off The Remarkables (the mountains not the bloggers). It was surprisingly peaceful.

    • Have A Laugh On Me says:

      What a spot the Remarkables are! And I love hang gliding – only done it once, tandem if course. The part after the skydive free fall is also surprisingly serene! x

  18. Oh I am jealous. It looks like so much and I wish I could have a go at sky diving.

  19. This is something I always wanted to do! It’s on my bucket list!

  20. oh wow, awesome pics! you don’t even look scared!! I shat myself when I did it.

    • Have A Laugh On Me says:

      I honestly wasn’t scared – I was PUMPED! And maybe a little scared when I fell out of the plane, but then it was game on 🙂 x

  21. Love these photos. I wouldn’t be able to do this, I don’t think. I hope someone will take you up on your offer – I’d love to read your skydiving review!

  22. That was the epic BOOM! I am envious! 😀

  23. I so want to skydive! Haven’t done it before but its near the top of the bucket list. There is a place on the coast not far from here and I’ve been hinting to hubby to book me in!

  24. insane in the membrane. if you do it again, i’m giving you a cardboard cutout of me, so i can say i did it too. xo

  25. Woah!! Such excitement there! I don’t think I’d ever dare to skydive! 😛

  26. Have A Laugh On Me says:

    Angie it’s so liberating – you will grow 10 feet overnight! xx

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