|Peter, Errol, Macky and the Green Bird at a secret location in Bournemouth!!!|
I usually work Mondays, in fact I hadn't swapped a Monday for the year, when my boss asked if I could take the following Monday off and work Thursday instead. I agreed and was extremely surprised when Macky McPherson, (Urban Delight Entertainment,) asked if I'd like to visit Bournemouth with him the coming Monday- and we'd be travelling by helicopter!! To be honest, I had never really thought much about flying in a helicopter however, it was such an exciting opportunity arriving out of the blue so to speak (!!!) and one not to be missed.
Peter Gilbert, co-owner of Madding Crowd, Bournemouth. supplied the beautiful green helicopter pictured above, to transport Macky, Errol Kennedy (80's group Imagination) and myself to the club for a meeting. Funnily enough the helicopter was stationed only 4 miles up the road from me! Having parked the car, we had to hitch over a fence into the field where the helicopter was waiting- blades busily whirring. Trust me, climbing into this magnificent machine was more of a challenge than hitching the fence!
|Stopping to refuel|
|I still think 'WOW.' As you can see the weather was mainly good with clear views|
|Everyday patchwork homes|
Everyday patchwork houses
Squeezed within the grid
Of an outer London zone
The kind of place millions of us
Enjoy calling 'HOME,'
Living cheek by jowl
Still part of the rat race
That's just the way it is
So many beating hearts
And pairs of helping hands
The salt of the earth
Speckled through the land...
And that's keeping it real
Jaz Mckenzie 2018
|By way of contrast, however we passed over some very exclusive properties; these are far from the best!|
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I love the contrast between these two pictures. The first was taken on the outbound journey and the second, about 20 minutes before landing hence the subdued pre-evening lighting. These autumn shades are so delicious, especially the golden trees. I think if I were to design a garden I would include a diamond of red and gold trees, as a statement, to reinforce how blessed we are by nature, even in the inner city. Something that should be high on our list of appreciation.
Jaz McKenzie~ The Word Magician