Thursday, 26 November 2020

Todays excitement

 It was not raining today, so decided to have a walk, stretch the legs. Stopped in at the shops on the way and bought some milk, can't contain myself, exciting it was not, but at least the legs got a bit of much needed exercise.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

A year ago today

This day a year back I attended the Twilight Lightning Preservation Groups photo shoot event. It also was a special occasion to remember one of my pals who had recently died, Peter O'Callaghan also an LPG member. Little did we know then, that this would be the last fast taxi event that the two jets would perform.

The airfield was leased to Cox Automotive who store cars for sale at auctions. Today there is a fence surrounding the Lightning Hangar which prohibits movement of the jets. A Museum is being planned and work under way to clear the trees adjacent to the Hangar on which hardcore will be eventually laid.


November 17th 2019


Fenced in November 2020




Look what came in the post

 A large parcel arrived on my doorstep today, a box full of Lightning Aircraft plastic models 1/72 scale. A chap got my contact details off the Lightning Association website (I am their webmaster) he had a load of Lightning models that he said he would never get around to making, and would I like them. They will go to The Lightning Preservation Group shop at Bruntingthorpe where the proceeds will help with funds to keep our two jets running.




Saturday, 14 November 2020

Latest Covid news

Our East Lindsey Council have issued a new directive for our area, as covid cases are increasing. We were already in a government lockdown, but this is now an even more worrying trend. Looks like even going out for a walk or bike ride is off the table for the time being.



Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Eye Test

Went for my 2 yearly eye test today, prescription has not changed since last time. I did enquire about varifocals and asked if they would be OK for computer work (already knew the answer) the mid range distance on varifocals area is too small for comfort. Saved me a few hundred quid. 

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Treated myself

 I normally use Paintshop Pro for photo editing and decided to upgrade my current version of x9 (2016) to the latest version 2021.

What a difference in such a short few years, lots of AI scripts to make life easier and a free package of filters etc.,



Sunday, 1 November 2020

Here we go again

This Thursday England will go in to lockdown once more, due to folks not observing government advice and following the rules. It will last a month and longer if the virus is not contained, so it looks like we might not have a family christmas this year.

All the local lockdowns did nothing to stop the virus spreading and with the devolved countries doing their own thing, it has been a shambles to say the least. No more Friday nigh dominoes at the local pub.

How appropriate the date 5th November, Fireworks night !!!

Todays excitement

 It was not raining today, so decided to have a walk, stretch the legs. Stopped in at the shops on the way and bought some milk, can't c...