I can't get lift-off . . . Well . . . Have you tried flapping your wings? There's something holding me down . . . It's OK for you to laugh up there with the camera - have you tried taking off with a blackbird tied to your feet? I suppose I shall have to take that leap into the unknown . . . . Sorry NASA . . . . I don't suppose you can afford even feathers after Obama has cut you back! Sunlight for the first time for ages has its problems.