Air Show

Loop

Airshow

Spitfire through the tress

Chinock Defying Physics?

RAF Benson had an air show for family day yesterday. The low-level Tornado wasn’t quite as loud as it was in 2011 but still ear-ringingly close. However, it was the Chinoock that stole the show. Awesome!

Last-but-one commute

The commute (off road)

For the past two (and a bit) years, 3 days (sometimes 5) each week, my commute to work has been by bike.

This week is the last. So I’ve been making the most of it by going off-road along a bridleway that follows the route of an old Roman road between Dorchester and Alchester.

I’m going to miss it.

Beach Life

Beach Barbie

Ace BBQ by Martin. Perfect way to end the hotest day of the year (until the next ‘hotest day of the year’).

Bird in a nest

Bird in a nest

Some serious pruning nearly caused a disaster — but the little pigeon’s nest was quickly re-sited. Watch this space for updates. In the meantime, here’s the post-pruned front garden.

Pruned

The end of the tree

stumps

The tree was very unhappy. Brown, dry, dropping needles. So it went. To be replaced by something more Birch-like. The surgeon left us some memories, each engraved with an initial.

H Cooks

Harvey cooks

After some lessons at school (Pizza-toast anyone?) H gets in some serious practice for Master Chef. First lesson: you need to turn the hob on.