Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Southampton Boat Show - Book Launch - Very Emotional few days

A BUSY week (with an very, Emotional FINISH).

Tuesday (9-9-08) attended a meeting with SWWITCH at Nant y ci, Carmarthen.
Went to Coleshill on Wednesday
Thursday, travel to Southampton, for the Boat Show, stayed at Holiday Inn Express, Botley Road, Southampton. A very nice Hotel (one of the best, we have stayed in )
Went to the show on Friday. A good look around, though we didn’t have time to see all the stands, as it was SO HUGE, its too much to fit in one day.
Highlight was on the Sunseeker stand where I used the “Stair climber” to access the whole stand, this service is provided by Louise Charlton as part of the excellent standard of service by Sign it and Sunseeker.
The lady demonstrator, recognised me from last year, and I must admit THIS SERVICE is EXCELLENT (and needs to be more widely used).
As can be seen from photos on Flickr I was able to show of the Towy Boat Club pennant

Met up with Juliet, my very good friend from, last years Personal Everest adventures.
We all went, to the Book Launch,( Bucks Fizz and Canapés , Tea and coffee) for Geoff Holt has written a book “Walking on Water” with mention of us. It was a great occasion, and we where mentioned in the launch speech, A GREAT HONOUR, plus we where in a very good, viewing position, directly in front of Geoff, during his, on stage, speech. Very Emotional and exciting time.
Again picture on Flickr
The evening was spent, with the Personal Everest team and colleagues, with a meal at Cowherds restaurant in Southampton. On our table was Sarah Outen, who is going to single handily ROW across the Indian ocean

We stayed the night in the Holiday Inn Express, and said our farewells, before the travel, to Wales.

Monday, was a very SAD day, as we were attending the funeral of Alan Frank Jones of Pembertons Chocolate Farm and Central television
Alan Jones had retired from the business and its success is carried on by his Daughters Emily and Jessica.
The service was held in St. Brynachs Church, Llanboidy with a Celebration of Alans life held in the Lamb Inn, Llanboidy

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