A free day out – the Eastbourne Airbourne
The event is completely free to anyone who wants to watch, which is a fantastic feat by Eastbourne. In order to help keep this going, we purchased a programme for £4, which was actually quite useful.
We sat for a couple of hours on the decked restaurant. Personally, I would like to take a picnic to things now and then, but Mike much prefers to buy something. So over that period we had a coffee, then some water, then a pizza, then another water. Oh, and a really nice ice cream. There were 22 flavours to choose from! I had gingerbread and it was delicious. I had a very drippy cone, it was so hot it was melting faster than I could eat it.
At 1pm sharp we started with the magnificent Red Arrows. They flew in low and fast, tightly formationed with just six feet between them. I found myself getting quite emotional, cheering on ‘our boys’
A bit later on, after several more displays, there was the Typhoon FGR4. WOW!!!! What a FANTASTIC noise. Ear splittingly, gloriously, shriekingly magnificent. You may gather I rather liked it!
This beautiful bit of kit can do 1,480mph, unimaginably fast. The pilot threw it round the skies with abandon, turning it on a sixpence and flipping here, there and everywhere.
The rather wonderful Spitfires at the end of the days display seemed rather tame in comparison.
This annual display is on for a further two days over the weekend. If you’re anywhere near, it’s well worth a visit, and the weather is forecast to be good. And if you don’t want to, you needn’t spend a penny. Even the loos were free today
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one