Saturday, 20 April 2013

Osborne House

Phil Bowen gave us a fun and informative, illustrated talk on Osborne House. It really is a time capsule, left just as it was when the family were living there. It must have been lovely for the royal children to have the freedom of the grounds and the beach where they could play safely, away from the public gaze, as they were growing up. Phil always livens up his lessons (he is a retired headmaster) with a test and prizes.
Two members of Phil's family are running in the London Marathon tomorrow in support of the Roy Castle Trust, in memory of his daughter who sadly died of lung cancer at a very young age. So we gave him our raffle money to sponsor them.
We were pleased to welcome a new member who thoroughly enjoyed herself and said she is looking forward to coming back again next month.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Dinas Rock Abseil - March 31st 2013

Yet another great day ! In a week of grey skies and bitingly cold winds, Sunday dawned bright and sunny, which lifted the mood even though we had cold feet. And, most importantly the day was dry.

Morgan helped all day unclipping ropes and sending them back up to the top after each abseiler had finished.

Here, the first group are getting the harnesses and helmets on - much nervous laughter and silly remarks.

We can only stand and cheer as the brave souls descend at varying speeds.
Many thanks to all who came along to take part, to help or to watch and cheer. Without all of you there would be no event and also many thanks to the sponsors whose generosity raises much needed funds for British Lung Foundation Wales.
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