Virgin, Rana & party 123 (Small)   Less than an hour ago, Virgin Flight VS43 flew over my house twice. It was flying very low and the strange loud noise made us rush outside. We’d just been watching it on the news, so we knew what it was. I grabbed my camera and Hubby John grabbed his binoculars. Virgin’s logo was plain to see, and the landing gear was visible through the binoculars. The plane was flying very slowly, slower than I’d ever seen a huge passenger plane fly before, even when preparing to land at Gatwick Airport, which is about half an hour away by car. Having just taken off on its way to Los Angeles, the plane had turned round because there were problems with the landing gear. It had circled Gatwick several times so that the fault could be inspected from the ground. It had then flown around the South coast, probably to burn off some of the fuel, and maybe dumping some of it in the sea. After flying over our house for the 2nd time, we were relieved to hear that it had landed safely on the Gatwick runway. Yes, it was pretty scary seeing it flying over here and knowing that something was wrong with it! But thank goodness that it all ended safely!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.