Monday, 26 May 2008

Flying Lessons, Races & Shed Life

Occasionally when the boys are over we put together several hampers of food, load up R's car and go for a splendid afternoon of fun at Les Landes Racecourse. The spectacular view as you watch the magnificence of the horses thundering along the final straight as they gallop passed the ruins of Grosnez Castle with the picturesque background of France, Sark, Herm, Jethou and then Guernsey is a sight unsurpassable on a summer evening.

Unfortunately today we didn't go for several reasons. Firstly S-S No2 was to have a flying lesson at 2pm (race meeting starts at 2.30) but unfortunately although the weather here was glorious, the flight would have taken 2 hours and taken him to the coast of France and the weather there was not conducive to giving someone their first flying lesson.

Secondly, I was dumb enough to believe the weather forecast and although Les Landes is fabulous on a warm sunny day, it is so high and exposed, hence the beautiful views, that on a blustery rainy day it really isnt much fun to be stuck in a car with five teenagers, a miserable man and grumpy dog. So we missed out on a fun afternoon. Well, J didn't because he went anyway and met up with his friends because when you're sixteen and having fun, I don't think it matters what the weather's like.

I still enjoyed myself though and took the dog and S for a walk on the beach then spent the afternoon in the shed and forged ahead with the rewrite. I'm moving a little faster with it now and about time too. I'm desperate to move on to something new and my brain is working away on a plot that's falling into place, but I have to finish this first.

14 comments:

Yvonne said...

Yay Debs I knew you'd pick up speed with your edit! Your progress sounds brilliant.

Debs said...

yvonne - thanks. About time too.

Carol and Chris said...

I'm still recovering from reading that someone in your household is learning to fly!! Blimey!!

Glad the re-write is going better....it can only be onward and upward from here!!

C x

Hilary said...

What a fabulous place you live in!

Debs said...

carol & chris - R bought SS No2 a flying lesson for his birthday and he's up their right now, R too. Scary stuff.

Here's hoping that it keeps on going. I'm off to the shed as soon as I've finished running round after everyone here.

hilary - it is rather lovely most of the time.

elizabeth said...

I love that you write in the shed!

Debs said...

elizabeth - it's the most peaceful place I could find to write. I love it.

HelenMH said...

How exciting to have a new plot hatching as well!

Debs said...

helenmh - it is, but I'm desperate to get on with it now.

Lane said...

Glad the edit is going well.
Shame about the weather being so awful but more time in the shed eh?

Flying! Maybe SS No2 will be flying you over the channel one day:-)

motherx said...

Glad you are making progress. You must feel really good what with that and a plot line aswell!

Debs said...

lane - the edits are going well, at last and the weather certainly helps.

I think I would feel safer in a larger plane with two pilots.

motherx - thanks. I'm feeling better than I have in a while, which is a relief.

Annieye said...

Well done with your editing and your exciting new plot.

Jersey sounds so beautiful. I'd love to live by the sea, even if it did rain!

Debs said...

annieye - thanks, the editing is now coming along quite well and the plot is slowly hatching.

It is lovely most of the time.