One of the presents Niels received for his birthday last year was a flight in a light aircraft where, he could, after instruction, take partial control of the plane. After months of deliberation he finally took to the air in a tiny little plane and entrusted his life to a school boy, who, we were told was the pilot. I wondered if he'd taken the day off school? It was a blustery cold day over on the east coast, Niels flew, with instruction from the school boy pilot along the coast and back again, bumping along in the strong breeze, taking in the view and learning, he later told me, that planes take longer to turn than a car, and go up and down and side to side quite a lot. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and said (finances permitting) he could happily learn to fly and take to the skies. A big Thank You to the lovely friends who gave him the opportunity to glimpse into that world that for the most part seems so far removed from our reality.