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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Birthday-Part II – Brooklands Visit

My actual Birthday this year fell on the Saturday, and both my daughters were unable to join me, or have me over to one of their homes, so a happy solution was arrived at whereby I was going to be celebrating over two days, and having thoroughly enjoyed the weekend’s first day in London with the elder daughter and one of my twin grandchildren, Poppy who had recently entered Halls of Residence.
Day Two, the Sunday, involved my driving to Quainton and my younger daughter’s new home, where I would become a passenger for the trip to Brooklands and its Museum. Both children were looking forward to the day, not so much for being with me, but more about what was on offer, as there were so many things to see and enjoy; it was a familiar venue they both relished.
The journey was broken by a stop for some food and was not burdened by excessive traffic though the day was not quite as warm as the day previous, but was equally bright. There were plenty of visitors, but it was not overcrowded, and we took a leisurely stroll around, and I indulged in some camera-clicking, and capturing the two youngsters enjoying the tracing, the overloading of a boat, the dropping of a bomb, and especially the driving a car around a circuit in the simulator were highlights of their day, as well as visiting one of the workshop areas and riveting a small piece of aluminium to create a an aircraft were highlights.
Later we were on different sides of the Hill as we watched different vehicles climb the steep gradient that climbs towards Brooklands famous Banking. On this occasion, there was nothing spectacular and none failed to make it, though the pace for some was on the gentle side. Also, some vehicles definitely were appearing a second time, though possibly with swapped drivers.
On this visit, I learned more of Brooklands’ History that I had not known before, and it was why I made a point of taking photos of the Descriptive Boards, such that I could read them later at leisure. Although I took many photos of the children enjoying themselves, I have really been laughing out loud as I have spotted amusing interactions I had missed whilst actually taking the pictures, so really I am spreading the enjoyment of my Birthday even beyond the weekend. I count myself very lucky to have a wonderful family, who have on this occasion made it last so long.

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