I can scarcely believe I’m already a third of the way through my 30th year. Here are my efforts for this month’s daily Instagram challenge. As you can see, it’s been another busy month!
A successful barbecue at the airfield for our club members, organised by yours truly.
We went down to my parents’ house in Wiltshire, where we were delighted to be reunited with the dogs, including the lovely Sally :)
The most wonderfully relaxing morning at the gorgeous Thermae Bath Spa!
We flew to Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey for lunch in the sunshine.
I made friends with this beautiful little calf at the farm shop.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight left the garden especially vibrant and smelling gorgeous. The roses are coming out now and looked beautiful covered with raindrops.
A cute little furry bumblebee in the garden, pictured after I got back from my most successful advanced driving session so far.
Roses in the garden on a sunny day.
My first ever flight in a flexwing microlight! More photos and a video here.
Free dough balls at Pizza Express with Lee. It pays to be on restaurant mailing lists!
Putting Wilhelm to bed at the end of the day.
We returned again to my old Oxford college, St John’s, for a lovely four-course dinner with my sister, who’s just finished at Oxford. The dinner had an Alice in Wonderland theme, hence the biscuits!
A sugar mouse left over from the dinner at college.
…and fun on the ride-on lawnmower at the airfield!
Sunday baking – my trusty banana bread.
And then flying – look what we saw!! It’s only the world’s last ever flying Vulcan bomber in her final flying season before she’s grounded forever, and she came right over the top of us! Awesome!
Day off after working all weekend. We cycled into town and had lunch by the river.
A nice day weather-wise, so I got to do some flying in Wilhelm. Working, once again, on my landings.
Another late-afternoon potter in Wilhelm. This time we headed north to Henley-in-Arden.
A lovely dinner at an old haunt of mine, Branca in Oxford, with Lee, my parents, Nel and Tom.
Puppy cuddling at Guide Dogs took up my morning, but I was too busy cuddling the little puppies to get any photos of them! So today’s picture is of the honeysuckle and roses currently making the garden smell amazing.
We flew Wilhelm to Shobdon Food and Flying Festival. It was our third year in a row – here’s my write-up from last year.
The last flying Vulcan bomber again graced us with her presence as part of her V Force Tour – a final tour of the country over the remaining Vulcan/V Force airframes, one of which is at Wellesbourne.
What better way to kick off Wimbledon fortnight than strawberries for breakfast?
A gorgeous day to be out on the river on our day off.
Hottest day of the year! It started with some work in the shady end of the garden, until the sun moved round.
Yummy Ploughmans for lunch when I met up with my mum near Northleach in the Cotswolds.
Puppy cuddling in my role as ‘puppy socialiser’ at Guide Dogs!
A miniature Dachshund puppy called Stanley asleep on my lap – perfection itself!
And, in the evening, a firework display over the river in Stratford.
Garden party at St John’s College, Oxford, with my sister Nel and her boyfriend Tom.
I worked all day and forgot to take a photo, so here’s another one of the puppies instead!
A beautiful waterlily flower in bloom on our pond.