Non-Bookish chat

Happy Monday

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Good morning all at my 2nd Non-Bookish chat! I have to admit, not a lot has happened last week… I know… boring!

However – I have been to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) in Fairford on Saturday and I have indulged in my other geeky side – planes… not just any planes… Military planes! Vulcans, Spitfires, The Red Arrows, Chinook, Apaches, A400M, F-16s, Typhoons… Preferably the fast planes, they are my favourites!
Of course I had to be there, I love it in Fairford, been once in 2013 and in equal years I will indulge myself in the Farnborough Airshow which happens every 2 years.
So this post will be my RIAT 2015 Fairford – gushing over planes – post! Also check out my Youtube channel for a few video’s I have made that day ^_^

wpid-20150718_145041.jpgHowever, it was RIAT’s turn this year… and man what a day it was! The Vulcan held it last flying display there and as a special treat there was a flypast with the Red Arrows as well. Que lump in throat and what was more impressive was that everyone was hushed and quiet – everyone seemed in awe of the Vulcan XH558! Ok ok you have to squint your eyes… but those red dots are the Red Arrows and the bigger dot is the Vulcan!

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But of course there is more! I went inside a C130-Hercules from the RNLAF – yes… the Royal Netherlands Air Force – How could I not?!? And the pilot felt sorry for me that I couldn’t get any Paprika crisps – so I bagged myself two free bags… man were they special and they did not lasted long!

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I also saw the Osprey flying from the USAF and that was pretty amazing – so quiet and a uniquely shaped aircraft…. It was amazing to watch!

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And how could I forget the A400M – what an amazing aircraft from the RAF and so huge! And a plane that size should not have done the things it showed in the flying display…!

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It was a truly amazing day – and I would highly recommend a day out to everyone like this. The planes, the atmosphere the displays, flying or static are amazing. Such a gorgeous day out and bonus – kids under 16 are free!

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Have you ever been to an airshow? let me know in the comments below ^_^

Doei,
Charlie

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Non-Bookish chat

Good morning Coffee

Good morning! Grab a coffee, maybe a biscuit or two and sit down and enjoy my first blog post in a new series called Non-Bookish chat. I will take you through my ‘exciting’ life from the past week…. Why did I put excited between brackets? Well… it is because I do work full time so when things might look exciting to me, it might just be a hmpf moment for someone else haha!
Why would I like to chat to you about non-bookish things on a bookblog? Well it is because I think I have lots to share or at least let you know my thoughts and feelings about what I encounter on a daily basis. I am after all still a Dutch citizen living for the past 7 years in the UK and for the past 3 years here in Aldershot, the home of the Military!

But I feel like I am almost losing your attention already, so let’s get to it!


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Thursday I made my Meatballs – yes meatballs! What is so special about them? Well I made them from scratch on my own recipe with some help from Blond Amsterdam cooking book – these are called Gran’s Meatballs! I made these with 500gr mincemeat, 70% pork and 30% beef, throw in some milk, egg, breadcrumbs, onion and garlic and voila you have created these amazing meatballs! The smells were amazing and the approving sounds from 2 squaddies made my day ^_^

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