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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.


Date: 18th April 2010


The one joyful event at the moment is our late Spring.  It's lovely to see so many of our Spring Flowers putting on their displays con-currently.  The Forsythia and the Ornamental Cherry Blossom are stunning.  Sadly I no longer have a garden but I derive joy from seeing all the fabulous Camellias which are in bloom.  It's sad that they have no perfume because they are among my favourite flowers.

I feel so sorry for all the people stranded everywhere because of the Volcanic Ash Saga - my own Son included who is stranded somewhere in Thailand.   What is happening to our world?    So many natural disasters have followed hot on the heels of each other and I do not believe this is down to Global Warming.  We have had tsunamis, earthquakes, wettest summers, coldest winters and now Volcanic Ash.  All these natural phenomena have occurred across the Ages but they all seem to be being kaleidoscoped together.  And don't fall for the Lib-Dems anti Nuclear Power scenario.  Yes, if there is a Nuclear disaster, it is horrendous but for the most part it is the most efficient form of power.  I have a dear friend in Cornwall whom I visit regularly.  There is a wind-farm just off the A30 as you take the turning down to Truro.  I've never counted the ugly giants - probably about 20 - but I have never ever seen any more than half whirling around at any one time.  I'm also told that they need power to charge them up in the first place.  I rather suspect that many lobbying for the wind-farms are those  with a vested interest in the profits.  And they are so ugly.  Putting money into Solar Panels (even in the UK where we don't have an overdose of Sunshine) might make more sense.

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