Saturday, October 03, 2009

Birthday Presents

Yes, it was my birthday on Oct 2, and my 'ladies'—meaning two daughters and spouse—gave me the best present ever! Apparently they've been scheming about it for months, the minxes; but who am I to complain? Not I! No, sir!

So what they gave me was a voucher.

No, not one for books, CDs, fancy electronics, haircuts, car accessories or anything else you might come up with. Instead it was was for an introductory lesson in helicopter flying in a Robinson R22, at a flying school down the Gold Coast. For someone whose list of to-dos includes learning how to fly helicopters at a very high level of priority, this is just about as cool as it can get.

Don't know when I'm going to go to cash this in, but it's valid for 6 months, and so I have until the end of March 2010. Something to look forward to, and I intend to enjoy the looking-forward just as much as the doing it. I fully intend to brush up on my helo theory—something I've spent some time on a couple of years back—so I get the best possible value out of this.

So, to my ladies: a very public THANK YOU!

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