It was a kite-flying exercise, of course, and various denials, bouts of backtracking and clarifications ensued.
Soccer was an early passion, followed by badminton, kite-flying and cricket.
To say things about the death penalty now amounts to kite-flying .
Hundreds flock to the beach for picnics, kite-flying and watersports, including windsurfers who take full advantage of a brisk prevailing wind.
Professional and amateurs can show off their kite-flying skills.
There is a superb children's programme that covers everything from kite-flying to karting.
The Home Secretary's briefings may be kite-flying and he may go for voluntary ID cards.
We must hope that the story is just kite-flying by a Government looking at all the options for public expenditure savings, no matter how lacking in logic.
His comments last week indicate that process has moved on from the kite-flying stage.
A lot of kite-flying is going on about these transfers.