Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
“Time is made of honey slow and sweet...”
Given that my thoughts and emotions were pondering the notion of end times, perhaps it is not so unrealistic that these particular words grabbed my attention, though the fact that I was certainly not listening intently says a lot about the ability of the subconscious. Suddenly I was enthralled by the depth of imagination of not only likening time to the viscous flow of honey, but that you could actually taste it. My mind started to consider that honey could actually be slow and just as I recognized the magnificence of such a super personification, the very next line quite literally made me burst out in a chuckle.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
After his stint in Seychelles, Todd moved back to the US and he took up hang gliding as a sport, often keeping me updated on his new found flying exploits as a hang glider pilot. I enjoyed his emails, picking up on the excitement of experienced gained and the satisfaction Todd got from sharing them with me, the instructor, the man whom he perceived as having given him some great gift. In this day and age of bits and bytes Todd would send postcards, finding clever ways to express his joy and appreciation of having learnt to hang glide. All those times it was I in fact, who realised it was me who had been given the great gift.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Rather reluctantly we seemed to have gotten used to their non-appearance...
Wish you were here!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Amanda, Maddy and Jozefine.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
“So it is Iesatta (pronounce as in ‘eesaata’) Her sisters name is Buyla,” says Darren. “B-u-y-l-a” He enthusiastically goes through the motions of spelling it out for us. Neil and I are of course paying attention and listening intently. “And her brother’s name is Felloloo”.
Me in my favourite coffee shop - where I'm writing this...
Monday, September 3, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
This is Glenn and I high over the bay of Anse La Mouche. Def no need for any grey introductions here!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
It is the first week and as usual it’s all about maintenance of our beautiful little orange plane. Getting it serviced and airworthied is priority no 1. Strangely the first job we tackled (That’s David Daniel and I - David is here to do the inspection on the plane) was replacing the worn tires on EPE. It seems we do not just fly long distances - all the taxy-ing on the rather long International runway has taken its toll on our tiny wheels too.
And it is a dirty job. And it is a tedious job - replacing three tires can take all day...
So we split the rim and sitting opposite each other on our haunches with the tire flat on the floor between us we ponder the heavy dilemma ahead of us.
David prods down hard on the tire. Then I grab the half rim and pull up. To our utter amazement it lifts clear of the tire! Mouths ajar we gasp at each other.
“That’s not possible!”
“something is wrong…” and even before we can finish there is a clang and the bottom half of the rim clangs to the hangar floor – without any prodding or pulling from us. We are gobsmacked! How the he..?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Well, after my hot air post, I have had some interesting emails. At least I know that people read my stuff and take note. All in good spirits of course. :) But I just can’t help myself – I love talking about God. And He has indeed blessed us with great flying weather this week. Philip has been having an absolute ball - which reminds me, Philip said the secret of a rain dance is all about timing!
We have had two days of perfect south-easterly winds and again for today and predicted once more for tomorrow too. For a hang gliding instructor this is almost heaven on earth. At the moment the wind is very light but my guess is it will pick up and by lunchtime it will be good business.
I will post a great pic of his flying later today but right now I have to run – I have a neck massage appointment in half an hour. :)