One of my close friends had a birthday today and she wanted to go to the Eastbourne Air Show, specifically to see the remaining two airworthy Lancaster Bombers in the world, flying together for the first time in over 50 years.
You see she has a special association with the 'Lanc', as both her parents, sadly now gone, worked on the bombers during the war. It was an emotional day. And they were a beautiful sight. I didn't get a pic, this one is from the Daily Mail showing them together in Lincolnshire.
The Lancaster Thumper, part of the RAF's BBMF with the Canadian Lanc, Vera.
We started the morning with coffee and present opening. I always like to buy her several things and spend many months finding just the right little treasures. I thought I would show you her birthday box wrapped in Agatha Christie and Poirot images. One of her presents had a Poirot connection and she has just bought herself a Remington typewriter, to do her invoices no less. So I thought these pics would be apt. I fired up the old Gestetner and hey presto.
Fortunately she loves hand crafted and home made things, so she knew it wasn't me just being overly scrimpy. The presents were wrapped in 'proper paper' inside, although it did have lovely retro images on that too.