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cotswoldsman

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cotswoldsman last won the day on February 21 2016

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About cotswoldsman

  • Birthday 14/10/49

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    Gemma Joy
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  1. I was there
  2. Thanks for that Allan, yes it was rather low key CRT certainly did not seem interested compared to last year where they had a team of people doing PR. I wonder if a certain person at the top of CRT ignored it due to my stronger participation this year. In the end it is all about the children and opening their eyes to the waterways and in this case combined with the arts. I think the video shows the benefits. Thankfully we managed to find the funders. Look forward to the link I know how much you do for children on the waterways.
  3. Thanks Dave I am visiting my Mother for a few days having just driven back from Greece. I am due in Birmingham on Sunday and leave for Greece (by plane this time) on Tuesday so if that short time frame works great.I don't think CRT would like the idea of a clone
  4. I often thought about selling my boat. When I originally bought it I was only ever going to be boating for 2 years, I lasted 10. The problem was whenever I thought about selling it before I was never quite sure what I was going to do so kept going, I guess now I have found something to do. Yes I have had feisty exchanges with you and many others, I have always enjoyed debate but it was never personal just simply different views.
  5. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. I will certainly be popping in when time allows my booat and my time on the system were amazing and the many friends I made.
  6. Thanks for that a few links below If you do Facebook Refugee Support Page >> https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeSupportGreece/ My own Facebook >>https://www.facebook.com/john.sloan.39 Website >>> http://www.refugeesupport.eu/ My email >>>>sloan.john@yahoo.co.uk
  7. When time allows I will be popping into the Forum but it is difficult to contribute to boating topics when not boaating I think.
  8. He will most probably manage better without a full time grump arround. In normal boating fashion seem to be lots of people about who are only to willing to give him help when needed, I might even offer to do the odd few days just to ensure I keep my hend in. Thank you I am embarrassed now
  9. I have now sold my boat and my life will head in another direction. I did spend 8 days boating in early July on my last boat related project Dance on Water for those interested the video is now available on Youtube. We took 20 children on a boat trip for 8 days and during that time they learnt and put together a new dance routine that was performed at both The Lowry in Manchester and The Hippodrome on Birmingham. It took a great team to put this together not least being the volunteer skippers who steered the boats from Birmingham to Manchester. On a personal note I have now sold my boat and for the foreseeable future will be basing myself in Greece where I and a friend have started a Charity to help Refugees who find themselves stuck in Greece. http://www.refugeesupport.eu/
  10. Carl I agree it rather reminds me of school and that is something I don't really need to remember. I guess as I now only pop in very occasionally it does not effect me. Shame really it used to be a good Forum but guess things change. I also find the title Site Owner quite amusing considering the site is paid for by its members.
  11. Amazing hey must be judged on degrees of politics
  12. Bloody hell does that apply to the so called English kids I hear sometimes talking some language I don't understand. I am currently volunteering in a Refugee Camp in Greece with 175 Syrian Families the majority of the kids speak English as do a vast number of the parents so they should be OK to come over. I always thought education was a government investing in the future of the young.
  13. Yesterday was our first full day on the Canal after spending our first night at Norbury Junction. The Hire Boats are all from Norbury Wharf who have also allowed us to use their Restaurant boat so we have a good space to eat in every evening. Today the Dance Company went off for rehearsals at 10 am and the volunteers skippers lead by Chris Pink (of this Parish) set of for Adderley Locks where the Dance Company would rejoin us for Lock training. It was great to see the excitement on the children's faces as they arrived on Friday evening for their first night on a Narrowboat. Chris Pink gave a full safety briefing and then it was a Fish and Chip Dinner. Tomorrow there is no rehearsal so a full day for the children as we go down Audlum Locks and onto Barbridge for the night. If anyone is about please stop and say hello. The Company and volunteer skippers before setting off Chris Pink in full flow on Lock training The training worked
  14. Whatever
  15. These are the Dancers that were selected for the Dance on Water project starting from Norbury tomorrow