TNN and Zaz are back in blighty...unfortunately !
After 8 days of sunshine in the south of France and Corsica we arrived back at a cold, wet, windy and very depressing Luton airport midnight on Thursday. Just 10 hours earlier we had been on the beach in Juan les Pins sunbathing after a brilliant hour spent standup paddle boarding on the Med.
Corsica was absolutely stunning. Mountains coming down to beautiful beaches and a clear azure blue sea.
This morning I had my first ever trip in a glider.
I have lived very close to Dunstable Downs gliding club for my whole life and always watched gliders circling over my head.
Zaz gave me the flight for my birthday which was booked for 9:30 this morning.
I woke up to a sunny morning with a few clouds in an otherwise blue sky. A perfect day for gliding.
From take off to landing the experience was awesome. Only when I was allowed to take control did i get a little bit worried as the lightest of touches on the control stick can send the glider plummeting down or lurching to one side ! It was brilliant flying over my house and surrounding countryside that I have known all my life.
I would love to do it again.
Yesterday the new Rush album arrived complete in its beautiful hard back book and with a fantastic 132 page magazine with loads of information and interviews all about Rush. Even a couple of posters and one with the names of everyone who preordered the album. Well worth £15.
These Classic Rock fan Packs are really beautifully done especially this latest Rush album. Its even better than the days when we looked forward to the latest gatefold albums from the likes of Marillion, Floyd, Genesis, Rush etc....
After a week of great food and wine I thought I better do some exercise this evening so I had a mountain bike ride on a few bridleways around my home.
Oh well that was a great 12 days away from the office. Unfortunately I need to be up at 5:30 AM and back to work tomorrow.
A shame because it would be great to watch England v France with Zaz tomorrow. She is supporting Germany and France !!!!