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Shoreham Battle of Britain Air Show 2012, 1st 2nd September West Sussex

Judging by the loud rumbling noise and the house windows starting to rattle I can safely assume that the 2012 RAFA Battle of Britain Airshow is underway at Shoreham by Sea in Sussex.

For those that have not been before its a great day out, perfect for families young and old. With aircraft of all sizes and all ages there is something for everyone. There is plenty to see and do at the airfield including Dad’s Army display.

The airshow is held to support the work of the Royal Air Forces Association which provides welfare and comradeship to all members of the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Regiment. Since the shows inception, the event has raised over £1.5million for RAFA.

The afternoon flying display features strong support from the armed forces as well as exciting aerobatic and emotive historic aircraft displays.

The event usually includes a famous “Scramble” scenario featuring historic Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerchmitts in a thrilling set piece with pyrotechnics and re-enactors. On the ground there will be extensive static displays, arena displays, classic cars and trade stalls.

Join the fun this weekend by travelling to the Shoreham Airport at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.

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Thorpe Park Breaks Sun Scream August 2012. Days Out in Surrey

 

This August 2012, get ready for a summer of jaw-dropping stunts, stomach-churning rides and festival vibes at the nation’s Thrill Capital!

Join THORPE PARK in Surrey between 17th and 26th August for extreme heat as Sun SCREAM returns this summer.

Brave Europe’s tallest winged rollercoaster THE SWARM, with its 127ft head-first inverted drop and terrifying near-misses as you rip through the apocalyptic annihilation, swooping beneath the wings of plane wreckage.

Prepare for the twisted horror-coaster SAW — The Ride, or take the ‘Unholy Trinity’ challenge: Stealth’s full-throttle launch from 0-80mph in under 2 seconds, the ten-looped Colossus and the inverted hell ride on Nemesis Inferno.

Thorpe Park is one of the South East of England’s top attractions and is perfect for a short break or a visit on your holiday. You can find some excellent self catering cottages and apartments close by to make the most of your stay in Surrey.

Find out more about Thorpe Park and where to stay

 

Family Day Out in Surrey – Edenbridge and Oxted Show, 26-27 August 2012

Perfect for a family day out, the Edenbridge and Oxted Show is being this August Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 August).

Celebrating it’s 175th Anniversary there is plenty to see and do for the whole family, whatever your age. With activities for everyone to take part in even the family dog can turn up and enter Monday’s Dog Show!

There are free children’s cookery classes, crafts to make, hobby horse racing, animals large and small to see close-up, the Red Barn Victorian Village Square with typical food and games of the early Shows including a Hog Roast and Punch and Judy, a Victorian carousel, non-stop main ring entertainment including international show jumping and the amazing Bolddog Lings, the UK’s top motorcycle display team, watch them fly 35 in the air!
So plenty to get stuck in to – check out our Edenbridge and Oxted Show page to find out more.
Good luck to our friends at Edenbridge and Oxted Show – we can’t wait to hear about your great days.

Olympics are ready to go for Gold

Well the wait is so nearly over and the London 2012 Olympics are almost upon us. It seems a little unreal after waiting so many years but we are now into the final countdown with just 2 days to go to the Opening Ceremony.

From the day London was chosen there were doubts about whether the UK could deliver it on time and we have to say that what a tremendous job they have done, with venues ready and test events complete.

I for one expected the British Press to hammer on about every issue to try and undermine what should be a proud moment but there has been so little for them to comment on.

One can only be impressed at the organisation and focus it has taken for us to be ready and looking forward to it. Congratulations for a job well done so far.

So let the Games begin!

Goodwood Revival 14th-16th September 2012

Goodwood RevivalHere is a bit of an advanced warning about the Goodwood Revival Meeting that will take in Sussex in September and is well worth visiting and booking tickets for now.

This year the Goodwood Revival is set to be the biggest and most glamorous Revival yet, with incredible on-track action, wonderful aircraft displays, anniversary celebrations and the classic running vintage theme. They have combined all this with even more fabulous attractions from a Victory Street Party to the unique Chap Olympiad, live music to fabulous food.

Goodwood Revival 2012 is proud to be supporting the Fly Navy Heritage Trust, which provides financial support to keep the Royal Navy’s iconic historic aircraft flying at air shows around the country, bringing pleasure to millions every year. This provides a powerful and exciting link between the Royal Navy’s historic past and today’s modern audiences.

You have to buy tickets in advance for the Goodwood Festival of Speed by calling 01243 755055, e-mail ticket.office@goodwood.com or online.

Yum… French Market in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, 20th July 2012

French Market CakesWe have just taken a look at today’s French Market at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex and it’s looking just a little bit tasty!

In fact, we may have to be dragged away kicking and screaming from the cakes and bread stalls this morning. Also check out our favourite addition to the High Street, continuing the French theme, the delightful Real Patisserie for lovingly hand-made cakes and more.

There are even blue skies this morning so if you fancy something ‘naughty but nice’ head to this pretty little Sussex town, just don’t blame us if you put on a few extra pounds 😉

If this puts you in the mood for a French holiday then we suggest you check out some great value holidays in France.

Dig out the Wellies, Umbrellas, and Windproof Jackets… it’s time for the British Golf Open

British Open Golf ChampionshipThis week sees yet another major British sporting event with The Open, golf’s only major held outside of America, beginning at Lytham St Anne’s in Lancashire.

The British Open is traditionally played on links golf courses which means they are coastal, tend to be open and exposed, and are therefore subject to variable winds which will give even the world’s best players a challenge.  This year will be no exception as the Royal Lytham St Anne’s course in North West England is going to play really tough after all the wet weather in recent weeks.

However, on the bright side this could well favour the British golfers who should be more used to the ‘British Summer’!  Let’s hope so, we are due to a British winner, so come on Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and the rest.

If you are heading to The Open for a weekend break or short break then wrap up warm and have a great time.

See more details out the British Golf Open