Monday, 19 April 2010

Well done Willie

I do take my hat off to Willie Walsh, I think he may come out of this volcanic ash mess as a real hero, he didn't need to jump into a 747 and head off into the ash cloud to see whether the danger was real or exagerated by the H&S/EU driven mentality of the NATS but he did, I call that real leadership, I've always thought he had just about the worst job in the world but perhaps now his staff might rally behind him and even the public might start to want to "fly the flag" again, can't see the man from Ryanair following suit, this may prove to be a turning point once the dust settles (sic - sorry!). We were briefly caught up in the mess with our little holiday to Paris being extended by 24 hours and a rather inconvenient and expensive train journey home but it pales into insignificance by comparison with the misery being suffered by so many people all over the world, there may be 150,000 Brits stuck abroad but the total number of people finding themself displaced must run into millions - quite extraordinary the havoc that can be reaped by one volcano in Iceland, of course safety must always come first but I don't think anyone that has to deal with some of the completely absurd procedures imposed by goodness-knows-who in the name of Health & Safety would be surprised if it turns out to be a bit of an over-reaction, in a way let's hope so, things will get moving again and perhaps it could mark a turning point here as well...
Anyway, we have had a few runners recently, detailed in the news section of the web-site, not much to shout home about, they've mostly been running well enough but no winners sadly. This week we hope to run Almost Blue at Perth on Thursday and perhaps Seeking Power and Northern Flame on Friday. We will hopefully be well represented at our local p2p at Balcormo on Saturday and have entries at Wetherby on Sunday..... another winner soon would be nice!

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