Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Southampton Boat Show - Book Launch - Very Emotional few days
Tuesday (9-9-08) attended a meeting with SWWITCH http://www.swwitch.net/ at Nant y ci, Carmarthen.
Went to Coleshill http://www.coleshillsocialcentre.org.uk/ on Wednesday
Thursday, travel to Southampton, for the Boat Show, stayed at Holiday Inn Express, Botley Road, Southampton. http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/925/en/hd/soabr?cm_mmc=mdpr-_-TripAdvisorUK-_-sd-_-ex_soabr&_requestid=937657 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. http://www.southamptonboatshow.com/default.aspx
Highlight was on the Sunseeker http://www.sunseeker.com/ 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanroygbiv/ I was able to show of the Towy Boat Club http://towybclub.blogspot.com/ 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 www.personaleverest.com has written a book “Walking on Water” http://www.walkingonwater.biz/ 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanroygbiv/
The evening was spent, with the Personal Everest team and colleagues, with a meal at Cowherds http://archive.thisishampshire.net/2004/11/12/19599.html restaurant in Southampton. On our table was Sarah Outen, who is going to single handily ROW across the Indian ocean http://www.sarahouten.co.uk/
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 http://www.welshchocolatefarm.com/ 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 www.llanboidy.com with a Celebration of Alans life held in the Lamb Inn, Llanboidy