Up up and away

In order to distract you from the fact I am *still* doing Christmas knitting and not showing you… I thought I’d fill you in on an adventure we had yesterday.

My FIL has a friend with a helicopter and he organised for him to, erm, drop by yesterday. It is a wee three seater, so there was room for Mr 12 and I to go up. He also let me take Miss 1. Miss 3 had the chance to go too (in a separate ride) but she thought it was altogether too noisy. The intention was just a quick run around the perimeter of the property and over it to see the highlights (my PIL have a rather idiosyncratic garden).  However this plan was scarpered by the fact that my PIL live under the flight path for the local international airport and we were unable to get clearance to do this. 

So, instead we were treated to about 15 minutes worth of flying over the local environs, checking out teeny wee sheep, horses and orchards from above. You will just have to believe me about the stunning view over the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps though as DS only managed one shot on the PIL’s new camera before it said “memory full”. 

However DH did better from the ground and he was able to capture our landing, and was suprised to see Miss 1’s reaction to the trip.

Oh, hard to tell from there. What about this shot?

Yes, that’s her fast asleep 🙂

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5 Responses to “Up up and away”


  1. 1 Judy December 22, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Oh, how fun. Did you like it? I didn’t like flying in a helicopter all that much. But our pilot was showing off. Bet S12 had a great time! Wonderful 🙂

    How IS that knitting coming? No sign of a package from you here yet…

    • 2 shortly24 December 22, 2009 at 11:44 am

      It was fairly windy so the first wee bit (take off from small tre-enclosed space) was a bit ropey but the rest was fine – would have been more fun if we were doing more than spying on the neighbourhood though!) Yes, Mr 12 enjoyed it 🙂 He’s been working fairly hard stacking wood, so he deserved a treat!

  2. 3 topperarnold December 23, 2009 at 2:17 am

    What fun! I do envy a child’s ability to sleep *anywhere*.

  3. 4 Kelly December 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    What a fantastic ride! Bet S looooved it!

  4. 5 Virginia December 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    That is so cute! I am totally unsurprised about the sleeping thing. My daughter did very similar things.

    What a wonderful experience for all of you.

    and I cannot WAIT to see the knitting.


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