October 2018 - Jan Leeming Blog

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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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.

FAMILIES IN BRITISH INDIA SOCIETY - My talk

Date: 29th October 2018

Invited to give the After Dinner talk at the FIBIS Conference, I learned that it was recorded and can now be viewed on line - but only if invited by myself or a FIBIS Member.  Had I been aware of it being recorded I'd not have worn the distracting dangly earrings.This is the... Read more...


CANTERBURY WARHORSE

Date: 22nd October 2018

Went to Canterbury Cathedral yesterday to carry out my normal Assisting Duty and was taken aback by this superb massive Horse in the Cathedral Grounds. I'd no idea why it was there but on reading the placard discovered that it has been erected to Commermorate the 8 MILLION (yes 8 MILLION) horses who died during... Read more...


THE BROOKE Charity Supporters' Day

Date: 16th October 2018

I don't ride and have never owned a horse but I love them and think they are the most noble of creatures. Not sure why I was chosen but was delighted to be asked to attend their Supporters' Day at the wonderful Sandhurst Military Academy and to interview #GrantHayterMenzies about his book telling the story... Read more...


FIBIS CONFERENCE - Families in British India Society

Date: 16th October 2018

My father was born and brought up in India and came to the UK just before Partition.  He was 13 when his mother died and as he said 'At thirteen I wasn't interested in family history' but he did tell me the family went back to the time of Clive of India around 1750 and, as far as he knew, he was... Read more...


FIBIS and THE BROOKE

Date: 15th October 2018

Hallo Everyone, There must have been a repeat of a programme because my viewer figures went up greatly. I keep apologizing for not writing my blogs like I used to do.  It's for two reasons - one this house move has been simply dreadful.  I was unaware of a thing called 'Snagging' with... Read more...