Many, many thanks to all those of you who made a donation to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance fund and I sincerely hope that you never need to cash it in. The sponsorship came to £550. Well worth the jump. If you are looking for a different speed thrill then skydiving will do it for you – 150mph straight downwards. Wow!

The only downside is that my recollection of the event is that the free-fall lasted a few seconds when it was nearer 60 and the whole thing seemed less than a minute but was over five.

The skydive team said that if you do it often enough, the time and recall match better. Hmm, I will take their word for that. Although, the thrill of free-fall is very tempting…………