Originally Posted by Mark Halliday
Great evening. Thanks for all your hard work. Fantastic
And so say all of us!
Another memorable gathering of Solenteers this year! Most of the Church regulars were there and thank you most sincerely Nash for doing all the hard work this year! Top Man
Some of the highlights for us included
Arriving on the most amazing cruiser - heartfelt thanks Nauti Buoy and Nick! Beautifully handled by Richard Nauti also. Awesome.
Sipping champagne on the way down the harbour !!! Bit of a difference from the usual gunning past the firing ranges on Merlin!!!! Could convert one to hardboating!!!! Lovely to be joined by Nash and Frances, Davy and Lynn while Paul, Nick and Richard froze on the flybridge
The Lightship itself was a top idea (Pauly)
Frances singing Christmas Carols!
Having to unglue Andy Hightower from the ceiling of the Lightship (always carry the WD40!!!)
Everyone remembering Secret Santa except for a very busy couple (congrats on the babies Nemo and Natalie xx) and ourselves
(Jimbo, thanks for the SAR - rescue!!!)
Everyone looking so different out of the ribbing gear! Students all in black tie!!!
Campervan corner!!! You Know Who You Are (Martyn & Ann !)! The Hallidays practising French
Nos and his Celtic Goddess Liz! Those straps could be exciting !
Debs runs 6 miles a day!!!! Just to get away from hubby Hugh Jardon!!! (only jokin Chris
Trying to think of a speech in the Awards... Thanks ever so much for the Lid of Gold.
It will be treasured.
Littlehamptoners represented by Mike C and Sheila
Tales of the Lively Lady from Kevin & Kath. Look out for Kevin's thread soon!
The night was still young but to be sure the students carried things on to Landers while others made more stately progress towards home in the humongous boat.
Thanks again Nash. And Richard Nauti (Helm of the Year
) and Nick. True Gentlemen ! Merry Christmas to all and if our slight headaches clear we'll post a few foties.
(Sorry we missed Cowes today Jimbo but we made it to the other appointment
Safe trip to Norfolk Tim & Ju. Oh and sorry for writing Crimbo Cards at the table. Yesterday was a mad rush at work! And had Ian (BlackJack) from North Wales; now the Don Quixote of Wrexham, as a guest the night before!!!Thanks for message Anto & Martin. You were missed indeed and hope to see ye soon
Kathleen & Paul