Essex – are you ready for me?

Just off to join Rotary District 1240 – Essex for their Conference weekend.  Guess what I’m speaking about? Hope you’re ready for me Essex Rotarians – it’s gonna be fun ! Bring some money and buy the book too. See you there Gloria

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Busy, busy ………….

Hi everyone, I suppose I need to admit it .. I AM a workaholic but I thoroughly enjoy it.    Chris and I have just returned from a 10 day UK break, and whilst Chris was enjoying himself out and about on his bike in the New Forest, I happily managed to find time to spend on some of the projects which are the  ‘balls’ in the air of my lifestyle.   Authoring, writing new lectures, researching travel/cruise opportunities, marketing my school  visit activities,  finalising conference work, film editing, photo editing – there are quite a few balls up there and I...

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August – already ??

I know the old saying of time flies when you’re having fun – so I must have been having a ball this year.  (Thanks for the reminder R.E that I’d not done a blog post since April !) 2017 so far –  cruise contracts: P&O Oceana in January – Jamaica to Southampton with all those incredible places in the South of USA February –  Australia with P&O Perth Aurora to Sydney March – Thailand to Dubai with P&O Arcadia June – Iceland with Fred Olsen’s Black Watch (a new Cruise Company  for me) July – P&O Britannia...

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Shark Attack – April, 2017. Australia

Five days ago, a teenage girl died from blood loss after being attacked by a shark. This is a sad loss of a young life and a harrowing situation for her family and friends and my thoughts go out to them all.   Local authorities in Perth, Western Australia believe the shark involved was a Great White Shark. They are now discussing culling sharks in the area. Headlines in newspapers refer to ‘shark attacks’, and ‘serious threats to public safety.’   On a previous occasion in 2014 sharks were culled using drum lines, which are trap consisting of large baited hook attached to a...

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Great Audience

Hi everyone I had an incredible audience onboard P&O Oceana from mid Jan until 8th Feb.   Three great weeks travelling from Jamaica back to Southampton, via Cozumel Mexico, New Orleans, Key West, Port Everglades, Cape Canaveral and Charleston.  Total number of talks 12 (not quite the record  –  as that was 13 talks from Wellington NZ to Hawaii onboard Aurora in 2015.)  Still hard work though – but made easier by such a wonderful audience – responsive, wanting to hear more and wow – some of those questions… they really kept me on my toes.  But everyone...

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