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#1 beach

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

So as I get ready to be a guest of our English friends my mind wonders back to my last visit there with
iQuad and all the fun we had, I must admit I'm a bit stressed as my ankle is far from okay but I'm still
ready for some fun with the Dec's and Flying Squad and all the rest of the Family who make Portsmouth
and Bristol there flying fields.....Posted Image So get ready all Ben and Dr. Moody are headed your way..... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:07 PM

Ben ~ Mom says "Take 'er easy on that ankle... You've been too busy playing and awful hard on that thing!" ...I don't want to have to say "I told ya so!" Posted Image

Try taking care of yourself FIRST for a change!!!!!!!!! Posted Image


Mom, Over and Out!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:20 PM

Have a great time, don't do anything I wouldn't do and give them all my greetings.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:33 AM

So as I get ready to be a guest of our English friends my mind wonders back to my last visit there with
iQuad and all the fun we had, I must admit I'm a bit stressed as my ankle is far from okay but I'm still
ready for some fun with the Dec's and Flying Squad and all the rest of the Family who make Portsmouth
and Bristol there flying fields.....Posted Image So get ready all Ben and Dr. Moody are headed your way..... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


See you soon Ben. We have fliers from Holland, France, Spain and Scotland attending as well! (There maybe a Welsh contingent?)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:49 AM

Hey Ben - hope to see you - on my home soil this time :)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:25 AM

See you soon Ben. We have fliers from Holland, France, Spain and Scotland attending as well! (There maybe a Welsh contingent?)

Felix



I'm curious. how do they spell Revolution in Welsh? :D

Have a great time, I wish I could pop over too!
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#7 Felix Mottram

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:37 AM

I'm curious. how do they spell Revolution in Welsh? :D
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

See you soon Ben. We have fliers from Holland, France, Spain and Scotland attending as well! (There maybe a Welsh contingent?)

There will be, check out #16.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

There will be, check out #16.


Exactly...

My school years were spent in Cardiff so I have connections!

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 11:53 PM

Safe journey Ben,catch up with you on the flying field at the weekend


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:42 AM

Safe journey Ben. See you at Portsmouth.

Regarding the attached photo at the top of the post. Is that a UFO on the hillside, also I think I would just stick with conventional rev handles............
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 06:05 AM

Ben's toys on show there I think...

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:35 AM

Ben ~ Mom says "Take 'er easy on that ankle... You've been too busy playing and awful hard on that thing!" ...I don't want to have to say "I told ya so!" Posted Image

Try taking care of yourself FIRST for a change!!!!!!!!! Posted Image


Mom, Over and Out!


What she said! Take care Ben!!! UK people, you know no one can tell Ben what to do, but please do what you can to keep him from overdoing it. His ankle got a lot worse at Long Beach last week--there was a hole in the sand, not good. :blue_sad: :big_stretcher: Find him a chair to fly from!


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:01 PM

Was a hard day !!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

Was a hard day !!

What did you do, sedate him???? :kid_content: :kid_cheerful: :kid_smartass:

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

What did you do, sedate him???? :kid_content: :kid_cheerful: :kid_smartass:


I'm thinking he's chained to that chair.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:10 PM

...Take care Ben!!! UK people, you know no one can tell Ben what to do, but please do what you can to keep him from overdoing it. His ankle got a lot worse at Long Beach last week--there was a hole in the sand, not good. Posted Image Posted Image Find him a chair to fly from!




What she said!

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then there will be peace"

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:29 PM

What did you do, sedate him???? :kid_content: :kid_cheerful: :kid_smartass:


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

It was a delight to see the big man again although I was saddened that he is still in pain. In the photo Ben is enjoying an unusual bit of sunshine in the company of two of the Strip Lynchets, Sanja and myself.

During the festival we all stay at a place called Rees Hall which during term time is student accommodation. The breakfasts are good, but the beds are appallingly uncomfortable! So as I lay there at 0300 this morning, with a spring sticking in my back, I was thinking. It's a big old world and as we sit here on opposite sides of the Atlantic separated by a common language. I think we sometimes concentrate on our differences rather than the common ground, or at least I do; not least of late Chinese kites. It seems there are different points of view that are so opposed I suspect we will struggle to find agreement and closure. It's no secret that Ben and my view is not the same, and I was expecting him to pick an argument with me at some point over the weekend. So I was totally disarmed and touched when he gave me a lovely set of custom handles, which are on the sofa besides me now. I wonder if we would be better off concentrating on the common ground: We all love flying kites in good company, and that we should therefore respect and be bigger than our differing points of view? No arguing, no bullying, no rubbing it in, just kite flying? I like to think that was what Mr Dantonio was trying to make me understand with his gift.

We did a bit of a megafly. No record was set (there were 30 or 40 flyers, I didn't count) but IMHO the coordination was the best I have had the honour of taking part in. It all seemed to gel , not least thanks to the leadership of the callers. We had Scottish, Spanish, French, English and probably other nationalities of flyers taking part - again I wasn't noting the nationalities down as it didn't seem to matter. I wonder if any American or Canadian flyers maybe able to join us again next year...........
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

.....I think we sometimes concentrate on our differences rather than the common ground, or at least I do; not least of late Chinese kites. It seems there are different points of view that are so opposed I suspect we will struggle to find agreement and closure. It's no secret that Ben and my view is not the same, and I was expecting him to pick an argument with me at some point over the weekend. So I was totally disarmed and touched when he gave me a lovely set of custom handles, which are on the sofa besides me now. I wonder if we would be better off concentrating on the common ground: We all love flying kites in good company, and that we should therefore respect and be bigger than our differing points of view? No arguing, no bullying, no rubbing it in, just kite flying? I like to think that was what Mr Dantonio was trying to make me understand with his gift.....


So well put! So true!

Thanks for the sweet words of wisdom! ...You, now and always have, impressed me! Posted Image Just wish you lived on this side of the pond ~ Hopefully I'll get to your side someday!

"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power,

then there will be peace"

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