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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.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT - Anyone else frustrated

Date: 9th October 2020

Steam is coming out of my head - so frustrated at the amount of time one loses these days because you cannot talk to a person - fobbed off with a Bot or a chat IF YOU ARE LUCKY My Apple Mac is 10 years old - it owes me nothing - but it is suffering from the beginnings of SENILE DEMENTIA.  I thought I was... Read more...


Date: 21st September 2020

Hallo  Scams seem to be proliferating at the moment and I'm fairly sure anyone reading this blog would not be taken in by it but you might have elderly relations or neighbours who might be scared and press Button 1. I am elderly but reasonably savvy I never pick up my landline or mobile if there is... Read more...


Date: 21st September 2020

Was taking a peaceful walk with my little Papillon on Friday in the fields near my home.  Rounded a corner and from nowhere this Staffie Bitch launched an attack on my dog.  I know you shouldn't but I had to protect my dog and in so doing got a nasty gash on my leg.   My little one was very... Read more...


Date: 20th September 2020

The madness of #Lockdown & #Quarantine. Stepfather has opted for a care home. He is still ambulant He is allowed one #Namedvisitor per month outside the home. YET if he wishes he can call a taxi, go in to Windsor - shop, have a coffee and return to the Home. Unless the Care Home has misinterpreted the rules -... Read more...


Date: 19th September 2020

As I've said on Twitter, I may be the only person to think like this.  Or maybe it is because I don't have grandchildren and a large family  to care for and to care for me, but I'm in the Winter of my years - and will die in the foreseeable future.   Lockdown has put the country on... Read more...


Date: 27th August 2020

Those of you who might have followed my blogs for a long time will know how hard and passionately I worked on research about Cdt. Squ. Ldr. René Mouchotte and after 6 years of trying, finally had a short documentary broadcast on BBC SE. Proud to say the viewing figures for 'Inside Out' that Monday... Read more...

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES - Children's Funnies

Date: 26th August 2020

Dear All, Thought I'd lighten the mood and post this which I did find hilarious.  Couldn't post it on Twitter - wrong format so ENJOY   Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the Bible, even a little, you'll find this hilarious! Children were asked... Read more...


Date: 26th August 2020

A friend sent me this link - with much of it I would... Read more...


Date: 26th August 2020

I've been appointed Ambassador for Miracles Mission - a Charity aiming to set up in the UK  a Centre for Disabled Animals. Like all charities they are desperate for funding - even the price of a cup of coffee would be gratefully received. You can donate here https://youtu.be/VpPDHxLjTPY If... Read more...

THE BROOKE - Charity

Date: 18th August 2020

Hallo  I support many charities and sign petitions to stop the abuse of and cruelty to animals - Particularly the cruel business of Trophy Hunting. All charities are hard pressed at present with so much uncertainty about the future and fundraising events cancelled.   One of the reasons I... Read more...


Date: 28th July 2020

OBESITY Do forgive me if I am not exactly impressed with Boris Johnson’s obsession with bikes. I think the Mac Cartoon summed it up (mentioned by John Humphrys on Classic FM this morning) - a little boy asking his Mother ‘Mum, if I put on 3 stone will the doctor prescribe me a bike!’ A... Read more...


Date: 4th July 2020

Hi there, There’s not been much to talk or write about recently. I’ve been lucky during lockdown to have a small garden on which I’ve lavished much care and attention and the wonderful weather also helped. I love Agapanthus - maybe because of living in Australia in the 1960’s and... Read more...


Date: 10th June 2020

Hallo, Those of you who’ve been with me for a long time will know that I’ve been an Assistant at Canterbury Cathedral for many years. Over that time there are parts of the Cathedral and stories associated with it which have appealed greatly to me. For several years now, our lovely Cathedral has... Read more...


Date: 4th May 2020

Hallo There was a massive surge in the number of people who came to my Website this week - possibly because of my appearance on Pointless.  I can always tell when a programme of mine is repeated (although we are never informed) because the Website visits go up enormously As I explained at the end of... Read more...


Date: 4th May 2020

Hallo again I've now got the full list of information with regard to the Charity MIRACLE'S MISSION Website is: https://www.miraclesmission.org/ Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/MiraclesMission/ Twitter: @mirimission Instagram: @miraclesmission People can donate through the... Read more...


Date: 30th March 2020

Dear All I've been very remiss for a long time now and haven't been writing Blogs like I used to do mainly because when I write I write essays and they are time consuming.  I've been favouring Twitter where I am limited to a certain amount of characters so have to be thrifty.  Also I get... Read more...


Date: 20th January 2020

Hallo Everyone I'm sorry I so rarely write a Blog these days but I tend to write essays and that takes time whereas I'm restricted to characters on Twitter and can have immediate reaction from my followers - over 3,500 - so I spend time on there. So it's a bit cheeky but knowing that my Blog is... Read more...