Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Uneventfull but exhausting
Spent Sunday afternoon watching Nancy Drew http://nancydrewmovie.warnerbros.com/ in http://www.mwldan.co.uk/ Cardigan Cinema
Monday, caught the bus to Carmarthen, to attend a meeting, but I was too late, so had to travel home. Had to wait a fair while, for a bus, as the one I was going to catch “had broken down” and the replacement wasn’t accessible!.
Was in meetings all day Tuesday
First one http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/agendas/eng/RLSC20071127/index.asp
Then went over to catch a train to Swansea, for a public meeting with Cerebra http://www.cerebra.org.uk/ they have 2 more public Lectures at Grand Theatre, Swansea
Thursday 6th December 7pm – Behaviour Management
Thursday 11th December 7pm – Sleep Disorders in children/young adults with Neurological Conditions.
Time I got home it was 11.45pm – so today I am exhausted !!!
This morning got an email saying that Geoff Holt www.personaleverest.com has reached the last few of Sports Personality see http://www.bbc.co.uk/southtoday/content/articles/2007/11/02/sports_awards_feature.shtml
So ring to vote 09015225103
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Exhausting, Exciting Weekend
Then on Thursday (15-11-07) I attended a meeting for the Swansea C.I.L. steering group, both meetings were very interesting.
Friday (16-11-07) saw us travel down to Hamble, Southampton for a Sailability http://www.rya.org.uk/AboutRYA/RYASailability/ Fundraising dinner, with Guest speaker Geoff Holt www.personaleverest.com .
It started @ 7.00pm, with a champagne reception.
I was told, a dinning table had been named after me !!
Plus I was emotionally surprised, that Geoff Holt, named me and used some photos of me, during his presentation, which he is using at all the events he is attending.
The auction, that was held to raise funds, was a bit out of my league, most items started at a low price of £1000. !!!!!
The meal was very good
Starter of pate, toast, lettuce, onion relish
Main chicken breast wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower and mange tout and rich gravy
Pudding, chocolate roulade and fruit cooli
Coffee and mints
Then retire to “mingle” or go to the bar.
Saturday, was a very exciting day.
Juilet (a close friend, who was also following Geoff Holt) and I went down to Hayling Island, Portsmouth to try out an Artemis 20 boat http://www.vizmarine.com/uk/index.htm which was being demonstrated by the managing director (Dave Rutter) and www.vizmarine.com .
This is the same boat as used by Hillary Lister, on her sailing challenge http://www.hilarylister.co.uk/da/18355 it is an awesome boat, very sleek, very fast and very strong (made of carbon-fibre)
Today it is back to normal. I am totally exhausted, but tomorrow I have a meeting at Ramada Hotel, Swansea of the Welsh Assembly Single Equality Scheme.
Photos are on www.llanboidy.com and on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanroygbiv/
Plus BBC Cymru/Wales has sent an invitation, for us to attend their Cardiff studios for “Festive” drinks in December.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
TIME TIME TIME
Last weekend I was going out sailing (Saturday) but there was NO wind. The sea was like a “Mirror”
Managed to go out (Sunday).
Had to take the car in for its first service, to Neyland http://www.sinclairvolkswagen.co.uk/ . Had a courtesy car and went in to Milford Haven. The new marina is very nice. http://www.nelsonquay.co.uk/
In the evening went to Llanboidy village fireworks www.llanboidy.com.
I got my invite to the Sailability dinner in Hamble Southampton. May be have a chance to sail in the Solent, (more next time)
This Friday, went to Cardiff Bay http://www.cardiffbay.co.uk/ (webcam http://www.itvlocal.com/wales/live/ ) for a meeting with NIACE Dysgu Cymru http://www.niace.org.uk/ (http://niace.rcthosting.com/en/ ) I went to Cardiff Central by train and down to the Bay by Taxi, caught a bus back to the train station (bus travel is FREE for me!!).Cardiff Bay is excellent for a day out, all new buildings, plenty of cafes and restaurants. Lots to do and see Home of the “Wales Millenum Centre” http://www.wmc.org.uk/index.cfm?alias=building and the “Senedd” http://www.assemblywales.org/ (photos on www.llanboidy.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanroygbiv/
Thursday, November 01, 2007
forgot to add "link"
Thats ME with Geoff and his son Timmy (in Dale)
Got a phone call, from the cinema http://www.mwldan.co.uk/index.php We have had the chance of tickets to see Cerys Mathews during her tour. She will be in Cardigan in February 2008 (postponed from November 2007).
Had too much to do on Friday, (plus a small cold!!) So I stayed at home.
Later in the day we went to see “Ratatouille” afterwards we enjoyed a meal at a Chinese restaurant.
Took Jason (nephew) to his swimming lesson, in Narberth, on Saturday, then went over to Neyland, Milford Haven and back to Haverfordwest, to do some shopping in Tesco.
Sunday, started with heavy rain and gales, but it subsided, as we left to go to Llanelli. We had lunch in the Millenium Coastal path Visitor Centre – before we when to Coleshill Social Centre – for South Wales Ataxia.
Today (Monday) went to, the Chamber, Carmarthen County Hall, meeting of http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/agendas/eng/EXEB20071029/index.asp I was a bit late, as the bus was a bit late arriving in StClears. But I didn’t miss much.
My post, on OUCH http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbouch/F2322273?thread=4730516 says all about “the HELP” from another person, who seems to know what is best for me!! (Major education, of peoples attitudes, is VERY evident!!!)
Rang, NIACE Dysgu Cymru http://niace.rcthosting.com/en/ for more information on a seminar/meeting in Cardiff Bay (next week) will have to look into transport as I need to be there by 10.00am. getting a train to /Cardiff station is OK, organising a taxi down to the bay will be a “wait and see” plan !!!.
Gym on Tuesday, afterwards I (drove) to Amroth, for tea and a Welsh cake. Then wet on to Saundersfoot, The tide was out (sea was very CALM) (good for KAYAKING!!)so Saundersfoot harbour was “DRY”. Looked at a few gift shops, to look for some sailing/wet suit boots (cheap ones, as I am going to buy some “good” quality ones. (proper ones, came today Thursday)
In the evening went to the village hall, to see the Young Farmers Halloween Party photos on www.llanboidy.com (AM I GETTING OLD!! OR ARE YOUNG KIDS GETTING NOISEY!!!). Nodout, there arre some very HYPER kids out there today (after all the sweets and pop). While there I was to “JUDGE” the costumes for the “Best Costume” prize –(was that part of being the only one in a wheelchair ??- at least the kids are getting awareness of a person with a disability, a VERY good thing/issue).
I have received an invite to THE SAILABILITY dinner in Royal Southern Yacht Club, http://www.royal-southern.co.uk/ Hamble, Southampton. Only thing is, it’s a shirt and tie and posh frock, event- I HAVENT WORN A TIE since school, and then it was under dureress!!! (perhaps I will get a Towy Boat Club, tie to wear).
Going out today (Wednesday) to look for a suit !!!!! (and BOW tie)