Qatar A350 first visit to Heathrow Airport

Today my son and I took the opportunity to visit Heathrow and see the first visit of the Qatar A350 Airbus plane.  It arrived around 2pm on runway 27L and we joined perhaps 100 other “avgeeks” to see the beauty land. The aircraft was A7-ALA. It was moved to Heathrow for some noise trials prior [...]

Tribute to Dad – Bob Baker

Here’s my tribute to my Dad, who died on Friday 19th October 2012.

Dorney Lake – London 2012 Olympic Rowing Venue

A week before it closed its doors to the public, we visited this local lake to take a look at its preparations for becoming one of the venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Ann and Bob Baker’s Golden Wedding Anniversary

Some photos and video of the Golden Wedding Anniversary party held for my Mum and Dad in September 2011. Over 100 guests joined them at the Ruislip and Northwood Golf Club for music, dancing and speeches.

David Walliams River Thames Swim in Maidenhead

David Walliams is part way through an amazing 140 mile swim of the complete length of the River Thames for charity Sport Relief. Over half way now, he passed Maidenhead today, Saturday 10th September 2011. I went down to the river to cheer him on - along with many hundreds of others. I first caught up with [...]

Spitfire from a bedroom window

Living close to White Waltham Airfield does have its downsides.  But every now and then we’re treated to a rare spectacle. There aren’t that many people who can photograph a WWII classic aircraft from a bedroom window.  Here’s a Spitfire roaring past, a visitor to the Retrofestival today.

End of an Era

Some thoughts on our 11 year old daughter leaving primary school and my reaction to it.

Apartment tour – Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort, Fuerteventura

Towards the end of our holiday in Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort, Costa Caleta, Fuerteventura I filmed a short apartment tour. Now it’s on youtube – here it is: