Archive for 2014

Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Overview

I had been collecting books to sell at our events but still had lots left over. Each time we set up the book stall, people brought more books! We never seemed to reduce the numbers even though we did sell lots. We had also “inherited” the unsold items from the City of Birmingham Choir Bring…

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Another Indian Dream Experience!

Indian Dream

With less than 20% still to go until her fundraising target of £8,200 is reached, Anita has completed her involvement in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Please join her for another wonderful Indian Dream meal to help raise funds and to hear all about what it was like to be a crew…

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In Limbo.

Thursday 26 June. Land back in England. Monday 30 June. Back to work. A full week in the office after six months away? Someone didn’t plan that too well! Back to normality? Well, no, it didn’t feel that way. I felt a bit sort of in limbo I suppose. While I’d left Henri Lloyd in…

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And on to New York

This race from Jamaica to New York was to be the last of my races. In New York I would wave goodbye to the Clipper race and set off on the next stage of my travels. The next I would see of them was on their return to London at the end of the overall…

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Qingdao

I wrote this in April and have just noticed that it had never been published, most likely because I needed to add the photograph of me and Peter that was taken by crewmate and friend Maaike Wassenaar. The morning of our arrival into Qingdao was cold, very cold, and I awoke after a mother watch…

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To Jamaica, Mon

From the start at crew allocation, our skipper Eric’s stated aim was to win the overall race, not just complete it. Quietly competitive and consistent, we realised by Panama that an overall win was a real possibility, though by no means guaranteed. We had narrowly come second in each of the previous two races, across…

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