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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


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 managed to tick lots of boxes.     But it wasn’t all work – it was great to take time out to  join Chris for lunch in some beautiful places,  do a bit of sightseeing and visit family.   But importantly, I gave myself time to think, develop ideas and contemplate the world.  Wonderful.

So I just thought I’d mention it.  It seems it is possible for me to relax occasionally.

Should do it more often !

Take care all,


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 – Mediterranean

and I’ve still got one conference, I evening event and 3 more cruises on the horizon.

And of course – all those sea days – with the opportunity for me to talk to wonderful people in the audiences.

Thank you to all of you who’ve taken part so far this year – you’ve been great …couldn’t have done it without you all !

Could someone remind me what retirement was supposed to be about ?

Take care





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