Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A lovely evening.

Did anyone notice I wasn't around. I went to the school re union, which was also Mr Brodies 90th birthday party. When I was there he taught Art, but he is a man of many talents and taught other subjects as well. I got in the queue to have a few words with him, he was in his element, enjoying all the attention. 
The event was organised by Ben Robinson, boss of Burton Albion Football Club, and was held in the function suite at the stadium. Ben was a year above me in school, and has done very well for himself in the sporting world. Such a nice down to earth guy as well. The funds raised went to their charity, Burton Albion Community Trust, and a short presentation was given about the work they do promoting health and well being to all ages. 
It was a two course meal, I had the veggie option which was a Quorn pasty with mashed potatoes and peas, and a very sweet posh pudding. I was stuffed.  
There was a lot of catching up to do. Luckily there were some people from my years, though they had to tell me who they were. It's very difficult to put names to faces you haven't seen for 50 years.

Following the meal there was a very entertaining magician who kept everybody in high spirits. After saying goodnight and goodbye to everyone, it was back to the hotel I had booked for two nights. I finally fell into bed at gone midnight. Don't know how I managed to stay awake, I had been up since 6am, and did a five mile walk in the afternoon around the area I was brought up in.

I have some photo's to post of the 28 miles I walked over the three days. See ya tomorrow. Toodle pip.  ilona

13 comments:

  1. Wow! Good for you. I've never been to a reunion and I doubt very much I would remember anyone after 50 years of not seeing them. Good thing you did.

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  2. Yes,I noticed that you wasnt about,but I thought that you were maybe busy doing other things...I thought that you maybe be on a break!I remember you saying that you had been invited to a school reunion!.Hope that you had a great time,although reading this,it seems like you did!.Was the magician an Asian guy?.If so,I have seen him at a do in Leicester n he was brilliant!Looking forward to seeing your photos from around Burton on Trent!xx

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  3. I am really glad that you went and delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Two nights in a hotel is a real treat too!

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    1. It's nice that I can afford treats now. It was Travelodge, not far from the venue. Very convenient for the party and as a base for walking. I didn't do the town centre tourist thing.

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  4. Glad to hear that you have been having a lovely visit! Enjoy.

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  5. What a great turnout! Glad you met up with some old friends. Will love to see more pics.

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    1. Luckily the weather was great for the walking. Like a trip down memory lane.

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  6. Nice you had such a lovely visit with all. And nice of the folks who worked to organise it.

    check this out, thought you might get a kick out of it.

    Canadian Service Dogs Being Trained for All Sorts of Public duties

    Amazing.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/newsgoodnews/a-crew-of-canadian-service-dogs-watched-a-live-musical-as-part-of-their-training/ar-AAG6ZAr?OCID=AVRES000


    I think it would be hard to get one dog to sit still like this watching a performance...but a dozen? Magic

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  7. So pleased you had a good time and met up with old friends. Nice you had a few days away.
    Hazel c uk

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  8. How wonderful. I would have loved to have been sat your table as I think you would be a marvellous and interesting person to have dinner with. xx

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  9. I was only thinking lately of how my old school friends were.I checked online just in case there was any info.of reunions as I lost touch with the last one years ago.Wondering if any of your school friends will read about your interesting life? x

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  10. My school year has not had a reunion, although one or two older years and a lot of younger years have, which led me to think about the possibility. I've decided if one ever comes about then I'm not going. I'm sure I'd find it unsettling. It would go round and round in my head for weeks afterwards. I've got too much mental baggage like that already.

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