My trip memories of this years air show 2019

I had a terrific time at the Bournemouth air show last weekend. The weather was sunny but slightly breezy. There were plenty of people and I hear the air show will be returning next year. Here are some You Tube videos we uploaded of my time at the festival, the last two are my fond memories of the Black Cats display team. Take care all of you, many thanks for reading this blog and any videos you watch too. https://youtu.be/Zj9wjmTTuP8  I'm not in love with the tornado volume. https://youtu.be/sWZtABCVldQ My first glance at a chieftain…continue reading →

Me and the Black Cats helicopter display team.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Royal Navy's Black Cats helicopter display team. I was very fortunate indeed to meet one of the Black Cats helicopter pilots, he was a real pleasure to talk to. I could kick myself after the event though, I forgot to ask the pilot his name, oh silly old me! I bet that's not something reporters like Julian Druker or Hayley Hassall would do! I was very nervous at the time as I hadn't really done an interview to camera before. https://youtu.be/h8wVhLCw6Xs https://youtu.be/WZWS8-5Gpcocontinue reading →

The Air Show 2019.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the air show, it was fab and I met a lot of new and interesting people including my firm favourites the Black Cats helicopter crew and engineers.continue reading →

A fond farewell to a great Assistant Pastor Sophie Canfield

I said a final goodbye to my close friend Assistant Pastor Sophie Canfield. She is an amazing person all round. The joy and delight she has brought to my life is so hard for me to measure. As my MS progressed I looked to God and he sent me to the doors of a Baptist Church, here I met Sophie Canfield who helped me find peace with God and whatever his plan for me is. She is going on a fund-raising marathon and then is moving away.Through social media we will look each…continue reading →

The Duke of Westminster think again please.

https://www.change.org/p/grosvenor-group-save-cundy-street-and-walden-house?utm_campaign=fb_dialog&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#_=_ I heard about this Change.org petition and was appalled by its implications. I don't live in London but all around me I see luxury homes for the elderly being built, luxury flats and posh looking students accomodation. It feels like all that is left to live in are bedsits and flats, and also a lot of new homes being built on former car parks which begs the question where on earth is left to park the cars for the people who've just bought the properties. Please sign this petition, the best of…continue reading →

I would have loved the 55″ Loewe TV. (Up-date)

I fell in love with the 55" Loewe TV at my local Richer Sounds store, who's staff there are excellent. Where possible I like to support my local high street retailers rather than rely on the internet. I was looking for a new TV because, due to my deteriorating manual dexterity due to MS, I wanted something I can control by voice through the Alexa I recently purchased. I have now got the first signs of Arthritis in my hands and fingers and can't use a remote control now for long periods, I'm…continue reading →

Could my dream come true? Hayley Hassall and 5 News?

If there was to be a vacancy for a CH5 newsreader then The Tonight reporter and Newsround host Hayley Hassall would an ideal choice to join the team in my view. She is full of life, very professional with a lot of experience at news presenting. It can be a real challenge to engage younger people with adult news programmes. I suggested her some years ago on the 5 News website when Matt Barbett first left 5 News, she has gain in confidence even more since then. I think Newsround presenters often get…continue reading →