Chastise (The Dambusters raid) – Max Hastings Book Review

A fantastic book on the famous 1943 Dambusters raid. As someone who knows this amazing war event based on the film. This book goes a long way to give that film a more rounded view. The view of the film is that it was skill and the best pilots that got them through the raid but in fact it was much more a case of luck that gave them the success they had. The film dictates that Guy Gibson (who was the Squadron Leader of 617 - the Squadron better known as the Dambusters) selected the crews for the mission drawing on the best pilots that the RAF had to offer - but this book goes a long way to…
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Watermans Grow Me

As I've been getting older I've been more conscious about trying to look after myself more. This comes both in the way of diet, personal trainer and fitness, and also things like my skin care with the use of Bulldog products. More recently I've now moved to using Watermans Grow Me Shampoo and Conditioner as well. In my late 30's I had started to notice that my hair had both started to thin and also recced. I really had no fuss about turning grey that didn't bother me - but I know that I didn't want to go bald! It's probably not something that I could control I thought (bar expensive surgery) - but I was determined to see what…
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Travelling to Canada

Travelling is something everyone loves to do. I love it you can read about some of my other posts like my Route 66 tips to see how much I love it! Although it may be a while until your next trip abroad given the Corona situation, it is never too early to start the planning process now. Getting prepared is something that's fun, especially because it reduces the stress and anxiety when you take your trip. If you have always wanted to visit Canada no matter what the weather is, you will get to visit the stunning scenery and try some famous maple syrup! Here is a couple of things you need to know before Travelling to Canada for your…
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Flight Simulator Experience

I guess it's been every kids dream at some point to be a pilot. I think mine was about aged 8 when I was fascinated by the old World War 2 planes and wanted to know how to fly a Spitfire. Obviously as you grow up you go through phases in life and mine passed quite quickly. However as a gift for my birthday about 18 months ago I got a voucher to go and have a flight simulator experience with the lovely team at virtual flight experience. I had such a good time flying in their Boeing 737 that I bought myself and my Girlfriend a voucher to go back. We went back recently to have another go. This…
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Working from Home

In this time of Corona Virus we're going to be working from home for possibly a couple of weeks or even longer... I've been working from home for a good number years on a bit of a part time basis when I'm not travelling. At times it's not easy to do it as there are plenty of distractions in the home. However I've got a number of tips and tricks that I've learnt over my time which has made my working from home far more efficient! If you get up when your heading to the office at 6am. Do the same. If you exercise before the office. Do the same. Your body is used to the routine of these things…
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