After multiple hints i decided to treat Cathryn (my beloved) to a Hot Air Balloon ride for Christmas, purely as a token of my love and to show just exactly how much I mean to her …..
We had patiently waited for an appropriate time in both our calendars, and a time where the weather ‘might’ just hold up for us. August seemed like a sensible time, so we got the date booked in! the location (5 minutes up the road) perfect! rendezvous ‘early’ … After the initial shock of learning that 4.30 comes more than once a day and two very strong double espresso’s, Cathryn and I found ourselves stood in the middle of a moist field just outside Newby Bridge, assisting the Pilot inflate a rather large balloon with 14 other, equally enthusiastic, blurry eyed, bed haired individuals.