|The Wash from 8,000 Feet Looking North-east|
I left Humberside airport at 10:00 am this morning and was back here in Thanet by 12:00. From the photo of 'The Wash' and Lincolnshire from 8,000 feet, you can gain an impression of being able to see for ever, which was a nice change, given the weather we have had this year. Passing over the top of Lakenheath USAF base, I could count seven grey F15 fighters on the ground and three more were joining from the north-east, moving rather faster than me and having much more fun I'm certain.
|Looking Towards Norfolk|
I was lucky not to have gone by train like my two colleagues. Apparently the landslide of several months ago is still playing havoc with the railway timetable and reaching Grimsby via Kings Cross, required two separate bus journeys from Doncaster. In fact, if I had chosen the train, I would still be on one trying to get home to Kent.
Touching heads with others over the last day, can only lead me to conclude that the worst of the recession appears to be behind us as business confidence is growing. I'm seeing this with almost relentless inquiries but others I know are telling me the same. Perhaps growth is returning, even under biting austerity but whether this means that businesses will start employing again is another question. Most likely, many of them and mostly small enterprises will struggle along while the order books grow, that is until such a time as the pressure to employ new staff overcomes a natural reluctance to expose themselves to the employment risks that goes with it. If it were the eighties, it would be different but a raft of employment legislation over the last thirty years now means that flexibility is lost and consequential recovery may be slower than anyone might wish.
However, I'm optimistic and perhaps it will prove catching!