Not your average Sunday afternoon I can promise.
A 'bungy jump' was always on my 'things to do before you die' list - but as I was making my way to the suspended platform in Queenstown, where I would voluntarily plunge the 134 metres with my only hope of survival resting in the elasticated rubber cord, this dream was very much a reality.
After watching my peers jump before me, it wasn't long at all before it was my turn next. As the video (right) shows, all you receive prior to the jump is a short briefing from the instructors (along with some cheers from your group pals) before all that is left is me, my sanity and my courage. I had, naturally, written 'Bpositive' on my forearm and showed it to the camera seconds before my jump.
My Nevis bungy jump was without doubt the most exhilarating experience of my life, the 8 second free-fall was unbelievable and the sense of pride, once I realised I had survived the jump, would stay with me for the remainder of my trip and beyond.
Jonjo Rooney at the 134m Nevis Bungy Jump in Queenstown, New Zealand