Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Jan's Blog

Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 3rd February 2009


Hi folks. 

Sorry I didn't write last week but I've had endless troubles with the Internet.

Came back to stunningly beautiful Capetown and found that virtually all my methods of communication were up the spout.  Anyway, I hope it's all sorted now.

Yserfontein -  Friends took me to lunch at Yserfontein which is about an hour north of Capetown on the West Coast.  We ate at The Beaches which is almost on the Beach and what a fabulous view we had.  I love Paternoster - a fishing village about another half hour up the road and Yserfontein is very similar with it's deserted sweeping beach.

We saw a flock of birds, which my sharp eyed friend Denise said was a Flock of Oyster-Catchers.  I thought they were only ever seen in pairs but Oyster-Catchers they were and about 14 of them.  Quite an unusual sight so I've added a picture for you.  And the weather was absolutely perfect making me feel really guilty for all the friends and family I've left behind in the snow.

Went on Sunday with a friend to Simonstown and renewed my acquaintance with Just Nuisance.  He

was a Great Dane adopted by the navy and the story goes that he would travel on the train with the sailors when they

went into town and, after their night out with some the worse for wear,  he wouldn't get back on the train until they

were all safely aboard  The Rail Company objected to a Dog travelling on their train so he was made an Honourable

Able Seaman.  He was much loved and became something of a legend so there's a life-size Bronze statue of him at

Simonstown and people stroke his muzzle rather like one strokes the Boar in Florence and the Horse in Cannes

at the Hotel de Paris - hoping for a stroke of good fortune.

Thank you for visiting the site.  Until next time.

Au revoir, Jan


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