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Ramblings Of A Teenager

Royal International Air Tattoo

On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July I went to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. I didn’t know what to expect as I had never been to RIAT before. All I knew at the time was that the airshow is the largest in the world, so no wonder that it cost £68 for a weekend ticket. When we got within 3 miles of the car parks we hit queues but the local police soon got the traffic flowing at a steady pace. I was very surprised as we got directed across the runway to get to the on base car park! Despite the rain on the Saturday we were sat down near the end of the runway and enjoyed a full day of flying displays. On the Sunday the weather was far greater and we had already decided to walk around for the day and look at the static displays. When we got to the far end of the base we were in the Vulcan village and I bought a book to get it signed by the crew but unfortunately Martin Withers left just before I could get into the queue. I really wanted his signature as he was the pilot that flew the black buck mission. Overall the airshow was absolutely amazing and well worth the money required. I would definitely recommend RIAT to anyone who loves aircraft. I will post some pictures on here when I have had the chance to edit them.

Catch Up

So I know that I’ve let myself down by not sticking to either of my new years resolutions. But from now on I am going to try my best to keep up to my promises. Two weeks ago I finally passed my driving test with only six minors. The only downside to this was my insurance went up another £1000! Just after I passed my test I was wanting to go driving but unfortunately my car was in the garage needing a new catalytic converter and a new sensor both cost over £1000! When I finally got my car back my insurance company phoned me up saying that I am one of the better drivers in the community and offered for me to have a VIP tour of Williams F1 with a go on their simulator. Unfortunately they phoned back a couple of days ago to say that they had to cancel as they could not get enough people to go! They only needed to get ten people to attend. But they told me that the trip will be arranged later in the year and I will be at the top of the list to attend. Because I have already booked the day of work they offered to send me a £25 voucher for ticketmaster as compensation, which I obviously accepted. And that’s what’s being happening since I last posted on here.

Happy New Year

Well its a new year and I’ve made a couple of resolutions. They are that I will post on here at least once a week and I will also go to the gym at least twice a week if not more.

First Car

I know that I haven’t been posting for a while but work has been really busy over the Christmas period. But about three weeks ago I bought a used car. It is a 2004 reg Ford KA. I will try and post some pictures as soon as I get a chance.

Bavaria 2011

I know that its been awhile but again I’ve been really busy with work. In august I went to Bavaria to complete my gold duke of Edinburgh expedition. I really had a great time over there with my group with whom I have become  friends. After a very boring and long twenty four hours on the coach we finally arrived at Ortwang. The lodge where we were staying was very nice and run by a very nice English couple. We went on the four day expedition and had a lot of fun just the seven of us out there on our own. We think that overall we walked around 100 kilometres. See some of my pictures below.

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