Daisy Alice Clowes

Wednesday 10th June, 2009 Little Daisy was born at 7.00am on Wednesday 10th June, 2009 at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. She weighed in at 3.67kgs and she is beautiful! Of course, we would say that! Sebastian now has a sister and he loves it! She is sleeping and feeding well and has […]

Scottish inspirations…

I came across this video on the web and have to share it with you… What can I say… inspirational stuff… Well done Paolo Bellezze and friends… Love it! Latin Highlands from Paolo Bellezze on Vimeo.


Summer flying

What a lovely weekend – easterly winds 18kph plus… we were staying at Mum’s and Ben came down on Sunday. I had ‘snuck’ the glider into the car in the hope of getting a little flying in before our number 2 baby is born (due 3rd June!!). On Sunday morning we managed a little flying […]

Flying around London on a paramotor

The email came through from Michel…. “You fancy trying again, with just a small group of us…?” This was another opportunity to try to fly the circumference of London. This was to be without support and a true vol biv adventure over 2 days. The group was Michel Carnet, Laura Turner, myself and my brother […]



Just back from holiday and the weather was perfect for flying. Sadly I put my back out and spent most of the holiday on my back, in pain, unable to even pick up my 15 month old son Sebastian! It was sad! We were staying in a beautiful cottage just 2 miles from Fowey on […]


The good news is that I collected my Bailey 175cc paramotor on Monday. It is fixed. One of the bearings had broken resulting in quite a bit of damage. This was what caused the vibrations at 1,500ft a few weeks back. Basically, the engine had to be rebuilt and the crankshaft was also replaced for […]

Big Fat Repack

On Sunday 22nd March I drove to Reading with Ben to learn how to repack our reserve parachutes at the Annual Thames Valley Club ‘Big Fat Repack’. I was very impressed with the organisation and we both learnt a huge amount. The day started with a lecture which showed us not only the basics of […]


mini out and return

Tuesday, 17th March. Light easterlies and blue skies. It was perfect. I got to the site at Mercury at 11am. There were about 9 other paragliders and a couple of hangies there. The wind was about 10-12mph and several pilots were not launching but I felt it was all right. Lovely ridge soaring to begin […]


Skiing to work in London!

Last night I was up at 4am… I looked out of the window and there was a deep blanket of snow outside with large flakes falling! I have not seen this much snow since I was about 10 years old when we really did have cold winters! Gosh, that makes me sound old! So… I […]


Winter Flying (9th January)

Ben and I drove down through the mist from London to Hampshire. I doubted that we would be able to fly at all – the forecast had promised sun but here we were in thick mist in the car! We passed the South Downs by Butser Hill and the skies cleared in front of us… […]