Well I had the most fab day, despite having to get up at 6.30 am, and get all my things done with the pets before it was daylight!
The weather was great, it was a bit cloudy here first thing, and I thought oh no, typical, but this also had a plus side in that it wasn't freezing or icy to do the birds. The cloud all cleared by the time we got to Swansea and it was a fantastic morning, lovely blue sky and sunny. Helen and her son Christopher were going to be the first to go up and jump, which was good news. It still took a while for them to get going though, but it was so exciting watching them get in the plane, take off, and then it takes them about 15 minutes to get up to 10,000 feet. We finally saw the little white dot in the sky which was them, and then could see them after the parachutes were open. They actually freefall for 5,000 feet before the parachute is open, so we only got to see them then. I've put the main action onto YouTube below, but I guess it won't be very exciting to watch, only for my own personal benefit really to know that it was a friend up there!
We had lunch in the airport cafe, and then eventually set off for home, but we stopped at Fforestfach shopping centre on the way home and we went in Borders Book shop, which was fantastic. Upstairs is Starbucks Coffee shop, so I had my first ever one of these, which was very nice. Kate bought a hilariously funny book (well she bought loads actually) but this was called Rabbit Suicides and had the most hysterical cartoons of a rabbit trying to kill itself. We were laughing so much, Terence was going to disown us!
Got Tuesday night to look forward too now, we have a pub evening locally to play Bingo! Will be a laugh anyway, and I'm being picked up again, I could get used to this being treated like a lady again and having a social life, I really could........
Plane taxi-ing for take off
Plane taking off
Coming back to earth
The airport from the car park
Safely back on the ground