Partner of a Pilot
The Candid Diary of an Airline Pilot’s Girlfriend

Archive for September 2008

The Prodigal Pilot Returns! Let’s slaughter the fatted calf, be grateful and make merry!

September 30, 2008

Well, Bf got back, at last. Though it wasn’t quite the reunion I had hoped for. Bf was, understandably, completely knackered after his eleven hour flight home (as was I from no sleep) and we both crashed into bed asleep, for a few hours whilst baby took her nap. We woke, and I cooked roast chicken. […]

Raising Babies with a Pilot

September 27, 2008

Well, actually, I haven’t had a chance to get bored since my last post. Baby’s got EIGHT molar teeth coming through all at once, meaning she’s been suffering with loose bowels and severe nappy rash. She wont let me near her mouth to brush her teeth or rub bonjella or calgel on them and has […]

Bored out of my box!

September 23, 2008

Well, Bf is gone now. I wont see him for six days. Before he left I slipped a little ‘I love you’ card that I’ve been saving, into his wallet. I also found a cute ‘Daddy’ card; and this morning, I painted Baby’s tiny hand with red paint, and pressed it into the card so he’d have a little red hand-print in […]

Feeling S.A.D about trip separation

September 22, 2008

Bf is going on a long-haul trip tomorrow. He’s spending the first three nights of the trip in a different hotel in a different city, and then he’ll get to spend 2 nights in the last one before flying home again. A part of me is very jealous, because he’ll get to spend time away in […]

Help!? My pilot is lusting after other women-on planes!

September 21, 2008

I had to write about this. It is kind of funny, but still gets to me a weenie bit! Bf keeps making comments about a few girls he keeps seeing at work occasionally… He comes home and raves about them. In fairness, I think he forgets that he’s already mentioned her/them… But then he’ll come home and tell […]

Are Pilots Boring?

September 20, 2008

Haha, I just checked through a few posts on some of the blogs I read when I came accross one of Elsja’s posts called Google Searching about Google searches made. I decided to share some of the funnier Google hits my blog has received. I swear to God that some of them are so random that I have […]

Making a (hot dog) stand

September 17, 2008

I got a call yesterday from one of the promotional modelling agencies that I used to do work for years ago. The way the game works in promotional modelling is that you have to do some of the agencies less desirable jobs (their ‘bread and butter work) in order to get offered the more fun/event […]

Wedding in the Sky!

September 15, 2008

Haha! I just saw the funniest thing on Airliner blog. A post about a wedding that took place in the sky above Edmonton on Saturday. Sun News Edmonton reported: Both pilots; Michael Griffith and Martha Bull tied the knot Saturday aboard a Boeing 737 cruising nearly 10 km above Alberta’s capital city. About 70 guests took […]

Crossing a (telephone) line

September 14, 2008

Bf is away on a long-haul trip at the moment. I was pretty hacked off yesterday morning. He always rings me to say goodnight wherever he is. Except on Friday night/Saturday morning. I was absolutely freaking out on Saturday morning. I must have made a million calls to his hotel and mobile phone. As it […]

XL Airways has gone bust.

September 12, 2008

I was on my way home from dropping Bf at the airport for a trip, and I heard the news on the radio: XL airways have gone bust. The Gatwick based charter company have grounded it’s fleet stranding 80,000 holiday makers.  David Clover from the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK says many more people […]