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
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Rain Rain, SUN for Open Day, Rain Rain then more Rain
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 http://www.prta.co.uk/prta%20English/home.htm (Green Dragon Bus) and afterwards I managed to see Edge of Love- http://www.theedgeoflove.co.uk/ some scenes were filmed in Cardigan. (all this day was spent in Theatr Mwldan http://www.mwldan.co.uk/
Thursday spent some time on the NEW route for the Green Dragon Connect Bus
Then Friday.. you know the drill “SCHOOL” http://www.coleshillsocialcentre.org.uk/ The website is getting organised, taking more time than I like, but HEY
Towy Boat Club http://towybclub.blogspot.com/ “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 http://www.southamptonboatshow.com/ where I have been invited to a BOOK launch by Geoff Holt www.personaleverest.com 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.
THANK YOU GEOFF.