Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Airshow Happiness

Thanks to my friend Mr H, I hear about airshows first-hand, and quite a while before the time. last year we went to one at Stellenbosch airfield, which was awesome. It is all privately sponsored, which means that the pilots fly in on their own money, do the show and fly back home without any sponsorship. This means that you get to see only the planes which are available. This year, a lto fo teh pilots were overseas, flying in the Red Bull events in China.

Here is the lauch of the team - yes, with some South Africans

This year, there was less of the aerobatics side and more of a display. However, what was truly, insanely amazing was glider aerobatics - that's right, no motor, jsut doing aerobatics on the speed, height and updrafts of the air. This is the world champion in action (obviously NOT present at our little display)

A few of the planes that were at the airfield, not all of them in the show.



 

 










Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Picture dump from the last few months.

Firstly, a little take-off of the last Dacota at Ysterplaat airfield. The last one just got a beautiful paint job and then crashed in the Drakensberg. Tragic, tragic accident.
I do love the view from my flat :)

I also did a bit of sewing (something non-white for a change)



OK, technically this last one is cream, but it does not look like it in the picture.

I also had a make-over

 And just to prove what a difference that made, here is a picture of half-on half-off :)
 I also had some adventures and met with friends, went to a wedding,







Went to an old-fashioned drive in

and started knitting on a table cloth, which, if you follow me on Instagram or facebook, was unpicked quite a bit last night due to a dropped stitch that was decreased a few times and thus unravelled down, down, down. I saved it, finally, but had to undo about a week's worth of work.
 I am quite a bit further than in this picture, though.
 I did finish this guy and these flowers - embroidery.
 And a piece of this sweet thing at Easter. Yum!


I also celebrated my birthday last week, but had such a good time that I did not take pictures. I did, however, have the BEST cake in town. Have a taste of their amazing chocolate cake, but I had ordered the Italian Ricotta. Oh, my word! It was so good that I sent them an email, and this was the reply:
Irene

You have just made my day no my year.  Thank you so so much for the lovely compliment.  It is so nice to hear because believe it or not we don't often get feedback.  Thank you once again and have a lovely week

Regards
Alison

That's me for now.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Turns out I have a bucket list....

Never thought I did, but I do.

A while back I posted about what I would do if I didn't have to work any longer, which almost is the same thing.
So, on the list, I suppose in the number 1 position for a long, long time already is a flight in a fighter plane, complete with dog-fight manouvers :) Unfortunately most military planes do not have space for a passenger, apart form the fact that I am a civilian. But a girl can dream, right?

 BUT an aerobatics flight will no nicely too.
*sigh* I wish

Number 2: a TobyMac concert LIVE (i.e. not on DVD :) ) Because.... I mean, jsut look at this


Number 3: Buy a flat

Number 4: Spend a year on sabbatical at a tailor on saville Row
Number 5: Help with the costume patternmaking and sewing on a Marvel movie. Here is why: Detail, people, detail:

the collar is attached to the back, wrapping around to the front opening, with the shoulder piece coming from the front...
Also, just google the WInter Soldier and try to look at close-ups of his uniform.....

There are a few minor other things on the list, but these are the major ones...  So, if any of you feel like sponsoring me *nudge, nudge, wink wink*