October 14, 2007

Superbike Sunday

The British Superbikes Championships at Brands Hatch today. Bennets may have been the official race sponsors but it's more likely that the appearance of an Airads aircraft over the top of the circuit may have had the sale now on at Laguna motorcycles, noticed by most of the 40,000 or so at the races today.

It's ironic that try as hard as we might, the big names of motor insurance and motorcycle racing simply wouldn't pick-up the phone and as a result, missed hearing about what was, an opportunity missed, for all of them on what looked like an early summer weekend.

October 7, 2007

Red Lion Proposals

Congratulations to Mike and Amie and Tim and Sally. Mike and Tim used our suggestion of the Red Lion at Stodmarsh as the venue for his special marriage proposal.

Recommended in the Times Online, the Red Lion in an ancient Kent villlage, has great food, an eccentric landlord and is right next-door to a nature reserve, which offers both a romantic setting and an easy spot for us to locate the happy couple! It's also the cheapest spot for a proposal in the country, as it's only minutes away from the airfield and incurs only the basic £295+VAT charge for the proposal flight and the special sheet banner that goes with it.

There's another advantage to this and similar spots close to Canterbury outside the summer months, in that on a day like today, with patches of very low cloud about, we are in line of sight with the area we will be flying over and the risk of disappointment as a result of unpredictable autumn and winter weather is almost ruled-out.