Lynn and I found ourselves with a free Saturday last week, well free until our Holiday Club training session in the evening. Anyway, with promise of a sunny morning, we made an early start to take Jireh out for a sail. It was lovely, and the brief showers didn't really bother us. We thought we had better return before the rain really began, but of course, as soon as we reached shore the sun came out in all its glory!
Busy times mean no blogs, and it has been a busy time getting ready for the Volunteer Band Festival. We all had a great weekend and managed to win three trophies: for best concert performance, best drum major and runner-up to best Volunteer Band in the Royal Navy. Isn't nature wonderful!
I retired from the Royal Marines Band Service in 2007 having served for 33 years as a musician, eventually becoming a Director of Music and running my own band. After retirement, I took my family sailing in the Philippines with a view to sailing back to the UK via Australia. However, for many reasons our plans changed and after 9 years living in Dartmouth we have now moved to Totnes.I am married to Lynn and we have four children. Daniel and his wife Sara live in Portsmouth; Hannah is married to another Dan and they live with our grandchildren Sophia, Isaac & Elijah in Topsham. Lydia is currently studying in Lancaster and Julia is Studying Art at Totnes, due to attend University at Falmouth in 2016. I teach music in the local school and work part time for the Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority, driving the yacht taxi. Between this, directing the local orchestra, various musical performances, involved with the local church and helping train the local Ten Tors team, life can be very busy.