This morning drover over to Alan Spargo’s. He trains race horses. We bought a small share in a horse called Cressex Katie. If the conditions are firm to good she should be racing on Tueday.
Drove to Liverpool on Saturday. Went round Birmingham the wrong way, chose the M5 route and found the M42 was closed to a lane, and very slow. Left it and went through Longbridge and joined the M5. In Longbridge we drove by all the car plants. In Liverpool we had another drink in the pub on Penny Lane. Must sort them out, they are so slow in producing their baguettes.
On the way back stopped off at Ikea and had a look at all their stuff. Ended up buying a halogen lamp and a knife.
Journey back was pretty fast, even Birmingham was uneventful.
Out of the office this week on a course at IBM at Hursley, learning about Web Services. Great time to think and relax as I drive there and back.
The next meeting was held at the P&A. At this it was decided we would do just one day (Tuesday). There would be shooting in the morning, Tug of War over the brooke. A BBQ lunch with games of Aunt Sally and Welly Wanging, then evening at the P&A with dinner and Boules, or Darts if wet.
I have to produce a flyer which will be taken around to all the local residents. Must get that done in the next few days.
I met up with Richard Prout at junction 14 of the M4. We then toured most of the Thames Valley sites. I have never flown any, and this was a chance to see them, and get some information on what to watch out for on them.
We ended up on Tan, which is a site which was almost flyable today. But the wind was a bit on the strong side. It seemed also to be rising so we did not wait for an evening flight.
Really looking forward to flying Coombe hill, so am waiting for that Northerly day.
Lovely day. Did some work around the garden, and took the Spitfire for a short drive.
The sun is shining today. Hopefully it will still be good for the weekend. I have booked with a club coach of TVHGC for Saturday to see some the their paragliding sites. I hope it stays fine for then.
All happens in one day. Should have gone to the gun club committee meeting in the P&A this evening. But discovered on Tuesday I had tickets to the Lenny Henry show at the Civic Centre for us all.
So this evening we watched Lenny Henry. He was very funny, much better than I expected. The show he gave was about his family and life, when his family came over from the West Indies and lived in Dudley. How he grew up. It was very funny and much appreciated by the audience.
After a bit of welding and fixing, the Triumph Spitfire has passed its MOT, so hopefully, if the weather is fine we should be able to take it out for a ride over Easter.
Drove up to Liverpool in the morning. Rather a pain of a drive, a small section of the M6 was coned downed to two lanes. Of course there was not work being done, or any evidence of any work ever being done.
Picked Selina up, no idea how we fitted back into the car with all her stuff. Quick lunch in a pub on the Penny Lane and then back home. Quick relation visit on the way back