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

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Rain Rain, SUN for Open Day, Rain Rain then more Rain

Towy Boat Cub Open Day 30th August.

The weather was FABULOUS (probably our Summer/Autumn.

Took Jason (nephew) with us, we all had plenty of fun, went on some boat rides , Jason went on most of them he had a great day, and made some friends.

A good turn out, from the public, there were stalls (selling many an item, from plants, books, marine items) and a stand from the Coastguard plus RNLI merchandise, teas and cakes, crafts and a BAR.

Monday attended a meeting in County Hall
Tuesday evening was a Community Council meeting

Wednesday was a meeting/seminar for PRTA (Green Dragon Bus) and afterwards I managed to see Edge of Love- some scenes were filmed in Cardigan. (all this day was spent in Theatr Mwldan
Thursday spent some time on the NEW route for the Green Dragon Connect Bus

Then Friday.. you know the drill “SCHOOL” The website is getting organised, taking more time than I like, but HEY

Towy Boat Club “work Day” spent the morning sorting out the books and magazines, that have accumulated, on the bookshelf

Next weekend a few days will be spent at the boat show in Southampton where I have been invited to a BOOK launch by Geoff Holt his book mentions ME during his Sail around Wales, and also the support he found in TWO of his followers JULIET PRENTICE (from Devon) and Me (from Wales) He has sent a signed copy of
The book to me. It was very emotional to read his recollections.

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