I was out all day yesterday so did not see my postcard until late afternoon. I came home to find this lovely piece of snail mail from Jill but also all those emails detailing Blogger issues and failed posts etc so I decided to let the dust settle and wait until today. Jill has sent me a potted history of flight with some key dates to note. In the accompanying letter she related how her grandmother could remember the Wright Brothers and the first manned flight in an aircraft. Her card reflects heroes more of our generation and ironically I had only been reading about Yuri Gagarin the day before. Following a recommendation from Jane H. I had sent for a copy of 'Objects' by Martin Parr and it includes a number of pages showing Gagarin memorabilia. Even to this day he still an icon in Russia. He did not deal well with his fame, succumbing to alcoholism, but that does not matter to people - he was after all the first man in space and his picture graces everything from tea towels to watches and alarm clocks. Go Yuri! Thanks Jill - especially for using the stamps. That works for me|!