A full council meeting to prepare for this evening and on the agenda, Margate Football Club will be presenting their petition in contrast with an earlier petition presented by the Friends of Hartsdown Park.
Out and about canvassing and I'm struck by the confusion that surrounds local, county and national politics. I had one couple give me a lecture on our involvement in Libya which they believed was draining money from the NHS and another gentlemen with strong opinions on barricading the promenade against cyclists. On the former, I can't really comment because Libya is not a local issue and on the latter, if we were to block off areas of the promenade from cyclists, then families with 'buggies' would also be affected. I take his point though.
The postman just delivered my CAA airshow display license, which is quite a big thing if you happen to be a pilot. I suppose I've now joined the ranks of the 20-minuters' and last week, working out of Shuttleworth, I had a chance to wander around the vintage aircraft museum and admire the collection of World War I aircraft on display, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane, SE5A, Bristol Fighter and many others, including some of the earliest aircraft to fly. Those early aviators had more courage than I can possibly imagine and when you consider that almost half the Royal Flying Corps pilots were killed or injured in training before they ever transferred to active service in France, admiration for their skills simply isn't enough!