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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Noisy Planes

Hello All.
Hope you're doing well.
We've finally got to the last week at school~ waaaaaaay!
We've had the production of Joseph and his Technicolour Dream coat, sports days and school picnics.
I'm going on a trip next week with KS1 (the little children) and term will have finished.
Children and adults alike are worn out and tired.

DS and me had to go shopping yesterday to get him some things for our holiday, we're off next Saturday camping for a week. We popped into Wilkinsons and I got this rather pretty apron after seeing it on Bellascountry blog. A bit Cath Kidston but much cheaper. Unfortunately I don't think this apron will turn me into a domestic goddess but never mind!
Talking (ish) about designers I'd like to point you in the direction of a young print designer Katie Harding, she is the daughter of one of my colleagues. I particularly like the lime green flowery print she has at the bottom of the Fennofolk Section.

Today, the Clicky Needles gang went to Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford well, not inside the gates ~ we have friend who lives opposite the runway so we went to her garden.
It's 12 years since we went last time, DS was 2 months old! which in hindsight is far too long.
Just after we got there this Apache Helicopter was displaying, turning upside down, flying forwards and backwards and doing things that a helicopter shouldn't be able to.
....and down.
The Chinook was equally as amazing, making that wakka wakka noise.
This was part of a move called The Roller Coaster. Apparently when performing this the pilot sees sky, ground,sky, ground. It finished with a bow to the crowds.
These two made me shudder. The sound of those Rolls Royce Merlin engines...................
and Supermarine Spitfire
The two Tornado GR4 were so loud it made the ground rumble and our tummies feel funny. I had to shout at DS who was stood next to me. No pictures I'm afraid they were too fast!
The F16e was also incredibly loud, it could fly horizontally whilst in this position.
I think the highlight of the day for me was seeing the Avro Vulcan fly.
It taxied opposite us.......
....................and flew right above our heads.
Just awesome. One minute totally silent, the next the air is filled with noise.
This plane is funded by donations!

The display was finished off, as always by the Red Arrows.
We had a super time, I spent most of the day grinning like an idiot!
Despite those clouds looking grey and grim, the rain stayed away. Now we're back home however, (we only live about 30 minutes away from Fairford) it has started to rain.

I enjoyed it so much I didn't get out my crochet (!)
I took some more of my Little Granny Squares to sew some ends in but didn't pick them up. I've been working on them for the last week ~ nothing on the cardi ~ so I'll take a picture soon.

I'll say bye for now, please request some good weather for next Saturday when we shall be spending the week in the tent and I don't like camping in the rain!!!!!

Have fun whatever you do................Clicky Needles.


  1. Glad you enjoyed Fairford and it didn't rain. The last time you went DS stayed at home with Granny cos he didn't like the noise when he was little. It must have been good for YOU not to crochet! I've booked the sun for your hols - have a good time. D

  2. Wow, you had a great air show, didn't you? I showed hubby and he wanted me to tell you that he used to be a helicopter pilot. First in Vietnam where he was shot while flying scout in a Hughes 500. Then he flew for a support company for the oil business flying a Bell 206 Jet Ranger in the Gulf of Mexico on the oil rigs. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. DD has decided that she'd quite like to fly the Apache if/ when she joins the army!
    Wow, flying in Vietnam that must have been hairy.

  4. We've had Apache helicopters flying over our area in recent weeks. We're not that far from Wattisham where pilots go for Apache training. They're louder than you think! Looks like the air-show was very good, especially as you were able to view from the comfort of your friend's garden. I know what you mean about the end of the school year - we're more than ready for the holidays, although DD1 is a bit nervous because she'll be starting high school in Sept.

  5. Looks like a great air show, no wonder you enjoyed it all. Enjoy your camping trip, hope the weather is good for you.

  6. OOhh Katie's work looks fantastic!! Loved the paler coloured bike print and also the huge grey flower print!


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