Monday, 26 May 2014

'Miss Piggy'

Hi Friends....sorry no card to show this time round...I know...... you all thought it was going to be a piggy card didn't you!
I thought I would fill you in on where I was last weekend. I went to London, stayed with youngest son and wife and on the Saturday I had a private charter helicopter trip up the Thames! It was a birthday present from my hubby and boys for that significant birthday last November.
We drove to Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey and is Miss Piggy....nickname of course and you can see why! G-PGGY on the tail! and she was our helicopter for 40 pilot of course...Dave...really nice guy!...even fetched me a stool so I could get in her!!

So here we are coming up to the London Eye. It was fabulous weather that weekend...remember?  we had summer I the photos were a little hazy due to the heat and it clouded over too.The Thames sure does snake around a lot.

Just to prove I was in that helicopter

I was allowed two passengers so took hubby and Iain  (as we were staying with him). Andrew the eldest missed out unfortunately but he is going to America shortly and is going to fly over the Grand Canyon instead!!

The boys took all the photos so that I could just enjoy being the co-pilot and take in the views....absolutely fantastic!
There are lots of photos but don't worry I am not going to bore you with them all. You get the gist!
It was a wonderful day and a wonderful experience. I could have stayed up there all day but we would have run out of fuel!
A fabulous birthday present ...Thanks to the three great men in my life.
I am now having to pinch myself that it all really happened, it seems like a dream.

So back down to earth and a wet Bank Holiday all a bit flat after the last one. What have you been up to?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my thrills.
Next time a card.......well its forecast 2 more days of rain so better lock myself in the craft room! Hope the mojo is lurking on a shelf somewhere!

Take care friends till next time
 Crafty Hugs
Carole xx


  1. What a fabulous present and you had a perfect weekend for it as we were in London last weekend to the wedding .The views are spectacular certainly a trip to remember. Tell your son he'll love the Canyon my husband and I did that last year .Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  2. Wow! you luck girl!!! This must of been fantastic, what a view:).. You are very brave, I'm not sure I could have flown so far up with so little in-between me and the ground lol!! Not a great lover of heights close up lol!!... Fabulous pressie though, and you certainly sound like you enjoyed every minute!
    Marjorie xx

  3. Wow brilliant Carole! Looks amazing, thank you for sharing! xxx

  4. What a lovely present. Brilliant photos. I used to live quite near Redhill Aerodrome, in South Nutfield. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  5. Hi Carole
    What a fabulous pressie..... Gorgeous pickies....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. HAPPY HAPPY Birthday Carole!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OoOh my gosh, what an AMAZING gift! I give you lots of credit .. as I would go nowhere near a helicopter! hahahaha! I am soooo afraid of heights! lol! Glad you had an incredible time!!!!!

    Big Hugs,

  7. Did you go to The Craft Barn at Nutfield Priory Farm? I used to be a Tutor and Demonstrator there but at the shop in Lingfield. I still go there a lot, as I cut the owners hair, (Mr & Mrs) and also the office managers'. Sorry to answer your query in comment but couldn't find your email address anywhere. Hugs Carol S.xx

  8. Wow, what incredible photos! Such a fantastic present, looks amazing - glad you had a great time!