Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Father's Day Treat?

I was sitting up in bed on Sunday morning, enjoying my first cuppa of the day at about 7.45am, when I heard the unmistakable sound of a hot air balloon's gas burners.   I looked out of the window and it obligingly came into view.
It seemed to be losing height rapidly and disappeared behind the roof of the house opposite us.  I hope, if it was a Father's Day treat, that he had started off really early to make it worthwhile.   I also hope he found a safe place to land as in that direction there is the A38, a plant nursery full of glass houses, a quarry and then the M4 to avoid.  At least he would have got home in time for a good breakfast!   There has been nothing in the local news about an emergency landing so I assume all is well.

It was a case of 'sun stopped play' today.  I had planned a lot of gardening jobs but the heat defeated me.  I did quite a bit out there but had to keep coming indoors to cool off.   However, the washing dried so all was not lost, and there is always tomorrow.

4 comments:

Gina said...

We had one pass over our roof and almost touched it the other day. Fortunately it then gained some height!

Toffeeapple said...

I recently had one that came over my house very low then over the houses opposite even lower, then landed in the railway cutting. I couldn't get there to see what happened but it looked dire. No report of any damage thankfully.

Carol Q said...

we've had the same Heather. they often take off from the racecourse. we chased one one night when it landed in a nearby field (just for fun!). hope you're feeling well. the garden takes up a lot of time in the summer months.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Heather, it has been a lovely day here too. That balloon looks a bit scary - I bought the farmer a ride for his fiftieth birthday (a long time ago as he is 71 on Friday) and he loved it - I was scared stiff on the ground.