Apart from tinkering with a couple of the huge pile of my not-quite-right projects, I've done no crafting over the last week. Every May there's a microlight fly-in on the Isle of Mull. Every May we plan to go, and then cancel because the weather forecast isn't good enough. Microlights can't fly on instruments, we have to be able to see where we're going, so we have to be in sight of the ground and free of cloud at all times. If the weather isn't good, this isn't always possible in hilly places, as the ground and the clouds join up. As we also don't fly very fast (our cruise is about 60mph), we need four days of good weather to make the round trip. And that's along the length of the country. Needless to say, we didn't make it this year either!
So instead, we had a nice relaxing long weekend. A bit of walking, some long-overdue gardening, and a lovely barbecue with friends. We finished our short break off with something we've been meaning to get round to for ages - a trip to the bird of prey centre at Old Warden. They do three shows a day with the birds there and it's great to see the birds flying fast and low. We had an extra treat too, as they have some baby owls that we were allowed to pet. I've never felt anything that soft!
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