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Flight Report: G-CEGG ~ 1st August 2015 AM

Posted on by 5WC in G-CEGG, Hot Air Ballooning

It feels like I’m getting rather good at this precision flying. Once again I’ve manage to mirror a flight I’ve previously made – taking off and landing in exactly the same places – because, almost a year to the day that I flew from Hungerford to Chieveley, I’ve done it again. However, this time I …

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Film Review: Southpaw

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It’s been very nearly a month since I saw Amy, the last film I’ve watched. I think I’d literally reached a point where I felt saturated by the concentration they demand and the subsequent pressure to write these reviews. However, over the past week or so I’ve started to feel a natural draw back towards …

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Book Review: Disclaimer by Renee Knight

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Picking what you read from pictures on Instagram must be the most blatant example of judging a book by its cover. I lurk on Instagram, posting occasionally, but more often than not spending my time browsing pictures of food, cats and piles of books. But it was when a friend shared a combined picture of …

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Flight Report: G-CEGG ~ 31st July 2015 AM

Posted on by 5WC in G-CEGG, Hot Air Ballooning

I should have been in France, flying with the team from Lindstrand Technologies at the Lorraine Mondial Air Ballon event. Or Metz as it’s known to the British ballooning community. Sadly though, a misbehaving fuel cylinder and my own mental health meant that my time in France was cut down to a measly 36 hours. …

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Book Review: The Shock Of The Fall By Nathan Filer

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I have finally read enough to realise the type of books I like. By that I don’t mean the genre, I’m still a firm believer in not condensing yourself into one specific group or another, it is such a rich and imaginary world that it seems beyond foolish and narrow minded not to keep your …

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Book Review: The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie

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Hugh Laurie went from quirky British treasure to international superstar thanks to House MD. A programme into which I fell completely. I rowed every episode and still, to this day, have a complete soft spot for the characters, actors and anything related to it. It’s therefore, unsurprising, that I have an unfaltering faith in Hugh …

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Book Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest By Stieg Larsson

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After I read The Girl Who Played With Fire I went out and I purchased the original Swedish film version of Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. I wanted to see how the second and third books had been turned into films (Hollywood as of yet has only tackled The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), I wanted …

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Film Review: Amy

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I saw Amy Winehouse live twice. And while not technically accurate, I surmise it as: once when she was sober and once when she was drunk. To say there was a marked difference between the two would be an understatement. When Amy Winehouse wanted to sing, you stopped and you listened whether you liked Jazz …

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The 15th “Fly Trap” : G-CEGG Flight Report

Posted on by 5WC in G-CEGG, Hot Air Ballooning

People often joke about how a hot air balloon, especially when landing, appears “out of control”. Talk often turns to how landing in a balloon is essentially, crashing and how it is nothing more than a planned accident. That isn’t true, however, because whilst balloons travel with the wind, going where it blows, you can …

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From Rugby To Golf : G-CEGG Flight Report

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You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last flight report. And in fact, the last aircraft I flew was actually of the fixed wing variety. The reason for this is very simple. Read my website and it’ll become clear that I am fighting, and winning, a battle against anorexia. An illness …

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