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Monday, July 14, 2008

Farnborough Airshow

It's on!

Airbus A380, Farnborough Airshow 2008Update 20:22

I went through the small handful of photos I shot during my short lunchbreak and the best shot is of the Airbus A380 which, despite being the world's biggest airliner, was a graceful plane.

I love Farnborough sometimes.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008


We left Ohio and flew to NYC for a couple of days and then touched down in old Blighty on the 30th December, just in time to prep the house for the arrival of Becky's sister and her husband. Being a little jet-lagged ourselves we spent the best part of 12 hours labouring to get the house ready before dumping ourselves in our new spa bath at 1:30am on New Years Eve to drink a well-earned glass of cold white wine...

And when we woke up at 7am (not in the bath) we dragged ourselves off to Gatwick to pick up our jet-lagged people, drive them around the English countryside, through Guildford and Farnham and finally home to Farnborough. After dropping off suitcases we dragged our travel-weary relatives through the shops for a few more errands until I saw their eyes glaze over with tiredness... we took them home and let them get a well-earned rest at 2pm.

So by 8pm we were in the Crown & Cushion, Minley (you know, our local pub just on the other side of the forest) where we dropped off the Subaru and met my bro, his girlfriend and my step mum. William & Julie, landlord and landlady of the aforementioned drinking establishment, put on quite a party... there was a Thai curry buffet, good music, good people and a curiously-shaped ice sculpture through which alcohol was poured to dribble out of the bell-shaped end... Becky took a good mouthful, so be prepared for an edit here and photos to follow...

I'm off to cycle through the wet woods around Hawley Lake and retrieve the Subaru from the Crown & Cushion car park... HaPPY NeW YeaR :D

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Well, apart from being on the map for the Farnborough Airshow, yesterday we had a little bit of fame for a Tornado that came through our neighbourhood. No, not a Tornado like this it was one like this... only smaller. Well, quite a bit smaller.

But it did knock over trees, rip off roofs, topple a chimney or two, overturn a caravan, completely destroy a bus shelter and get us on the nation's BBC news at ten last night :)

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