We have been feeding the birds in the back garden but most of it is taken by the cheeky squirrels. We have however been getting other visitors and the muntjac has been named “Monty”. He now come around every morning for some breakfast. Still a bit timid but getting better every day.

G-JFWI Annual

The annual had been completed on my trusted Cessna 172 and will be flying the first flight after this. Always a bit apprehensive as you never know if the engineers who took her apart, put her back together again in the right order. Doing all the checks twice before I fly but shouldn’t have worried. She flies beautifully.


Advent is upon us and Prue has been joining in with other villagers and made an “Advent” window display. With a bit of help from me doing the lighting we think we have done a fairly decent job. We go “live” on 12th December and better at night than daytime.

Parish Council

Today is the last parish council meeting I will attend as a councillor.  I felt it was time to pass on to someone else after almost 9 years. I have enjoyed it very much and hope I made a slight difference to the local community.

New Office

We have moved into out new office and quite a bit less floor space than before. However still more than enough to do our work properly.

Just a bit cosier.

Tough times

The public transport business has been badly affected by Covid as people travel far less. As such we have to reduce expenditure and move to smaller premises to save on electricity, rent and rates. We have been here for 14 year but this is the last view of the old office. Looks rather empty now but we fight another day.


James came over today to celebrate my birthday. And as the weather was very nice we went for a long walk to Wimpole and visited the folly.


It’s my birthday and Prue has arranged a socially distanced “treasure hunt”. She has given me the first clue (hidden in a book in the telephone kiosk) and from then onwards we have to find the next location and clue. Some of these are friends who have provided a card, present and a clue. Very enjoyable and end up at Madingley Hall. The party hat was an obligatory accessory.

Very good idea and good to see our friends joined in.

Flying to Turweston

As it is William Stoye’s birthday this week, as a surprise for him, I am taking him up flying. We are flying to Turweston airfield near Silverstone and am buying him lunch there. A nice flight and William loves it…(William is 2nd from the left in picture)

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