With my Dad's 50th birthday fast approaching, I found myself asking the question 'What do I get the guy who has everything!?'
The answer? A day of shooting... clay, nothing else!
So like proper country folk, we threw on our wellies and wax jackets and headed out into the country.
Welcomed by the fresh country air and the startling crack and bang of the shotguns in the distance we stood by and watched the professionals at work...
The guns were pretty too...
After listening to the ins and outs of stance, timing and technique, it was our turn and I have to be honest I started to feel a little nervous at the thought of having a fully loaded 7lb shotgun in my hands, and that all too familiar quote from my favourite childhood movie; 'You'll shoot your eye out' started to creep into mind!
Dad on the other hand was a natural... which is pretty scary!
And although I was useless I think its safe to say I had a blast!
The guys at Crynant Shooting Grounds were fantastically welcoming... and patient and I really cant wait to return!
I'd even go as far to say as I've found myself a new hobby!
Happy 50th Dad, you sharp shooter you!!