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January 2008

It’s been a while since I posted anything here. We have been busy with more important things like BABIES!!! On 9th January, Diana gave birth to the most hansom baby in the world! Of course, we would say that! He is called Sebastian Peter Clowes. More photos at http://www.dianaclowes.blogspot.com/. Here is a photo: On another […]

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Sebastian Peter Clowes

Wednesday 9th January, 2008 Little Sebastian was born at 12.28am on Wednesday 9th January, 2008 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. He weighed in at 8.4 pounds and he is definately the loveliest baby we have ever seen! Of course, we would say that! Diana and I took him for his first walk […]

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Free flying at Devil’s Dyke

Ben and I took a day off on Monday as the winds were from the north blowing straight onto Devil’s Dyke down on the South Downs. My mouth was watering; as we got closer we could see about 3 gliders flying and when we arrived we got the gear out and prepared to launch. It […]

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First flight on the 4 stroke!

We spent the morning on the South Downs at the farm just down from Devils Dyke adjusting Ben’s new machine and putting it together. The wind was not in the perfect direction so we got used to ground handling with the heavy engines on our backs which felt quite strange considering we were used to […]

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Flying at Pandy – South Wales

The forecast promised us sunshine and light East North Easterly winds and so Ben and I got up at 6.30am and drove to Pandy in South Wales. It turned out to be cloudy and overcast! We wondered if it would prove to be a wasted trip! When we arrived, we met another pilot called Robert. […]

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New Bailey 4 stroke paramotor!

I am now the proud owner of a Bailey 4 stroke 175cc. paramotor! Di gave me the day off to go down to go and fly the new machine on Saturday 29th September. Michel Carnet, aka Mitch, (who has just returned from the World PPG Championships in China with a Bronze medal!) was on hand […]

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Tow launching – September 07

Ben and I took the day off on Tuesday 4th September as we had booked a tow conversion course up in Derbyshire at Airways Air Sports. We left London at 6am; the forecast was good and we had high hopes to complete the required 10 launches needed for our tow conversion ‘ticket’. We met up […]

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Peak District – Eyam Edge

We have just spent the weekend up in Hathersage in the Peak District. Ben and Mum came up with us and we stayed at Carrhead Farm. It was Ben’s birthday on the 12th August and on Saturday we had some glorious flying at Eyam Edge next to Great Hucklow Gliding Club (where Dad took us […]

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Paragliding in Annecy – July 07

We are staying in a small village called Talloires right by Lake Annecy. The weather has been changable and we had a lot of rain at first but then the sun arrived and the flying became good. Have a look at some of the photos I took today on my way up to base above […]

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Swimming in Snowdonia 1-7-07

Diana and I went to Snowdonia and stayed at our favourite hotel – the Pen-y-Gwryd. The forecast was for torrential rain but we decided to ignore the forecast. As usual, the car was brimming with climbing gear and of course, the paraglider. None of it left the boot of the car as it did not […]