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Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 12 Jul 2013 15:59


From a wonderful couple of days... seeing ex colleagues I haven't seen in over 20 years...some even longer than than 30 years.

It was rather special as the world wide director now lives North Of Brisbane where he set up a branch of the Company many years ago.
He was celebrating 50 years with the co,and this meeting was a big surprise,his wife knew about,but he thought he had a meeting with The MD in UK.
it was only for us dedicated oldies who made the co what it was and we had been at special conventions all over the world with him.

Myself and a couple of others worked towards making it memorable and I made sure they had a piano so we could sing a little apt ditty to herald him in.
It happened to be a lovely Yamaha Grand and when we had a tip off that he was coming we struck up.He was emotional...

I travelled from N Wales and another ex came from York and we met up in Sussex.
Some came from Scotland to Gatwick and travelled back the same evening.

Even though appearances had changed we all managed to recognise one another.

In fact we would now like an annual event....of course we are all ...rather mature....and some couldn't come cos of illness, but Im glad I didn't miss it!

The chap in question was also celebrating his 77th birthday the same day which we didnt know so it was specially an occasion to remember.

SueCar

SueCar Report 12 Jul 2013 16:38

Sounds like you have had an amazing time, Brenda. :-) :-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 12 Jul 2013 16:44

Hi Brenda :-), wow you have had an amazing time, you had the weather and good company on your side how lovely..... <3

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Jul 2013 17:20

sounds brill :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 12 Jul 2013 17:24

Question....guess how much a G a d T or Whiskey and soda was in this hotel....no prizes!!!!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 12 Jul 2013 17:24

How lovely so pleased that it all went well.

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 12 Jul 2013 17:25

That sounds like a good time Brenda.
Must be something in the air, as my OH had a reunion with his Uni class last week.
34 years since they all graduated!

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 12 Jul 2013 18:44

I would say you have had a smashing time all round..

Now for the price of the drinks..Weel at the minimum £5-50 to £6-50.

Glad you had a fabulous time. :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 12 Jul 2013 22:06

Try again Sue for the price...on the up!
Thanks everyone for your replies. X

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Jul 2013 03:55

So glad you had a great time and that your Star Guest enjoyed himself so much.

I have to do a school reunion soon, it's 50 years since many of us left school and some have met up at previous reunions I have done but hopefully some new/old faces will be there too.

Lizx

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Jul 2013 10:46

If anyone is looking in to see how much a single short drink was in the Hotel.......£11.... Can you justify that!!
Good job Im not a big drinker!

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 13 Jul 2013 12:01

Brenda,
That is way over the top.

How much for a glass of tap water????

I aren't a drinker either.. :-)

Merlin

Merlin Report 13 Jul 2013 13:15

Did you purchase the Bar for that? :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Jul 2013 15:02

The price of a twin standard room...without breakfast....was a special rate for our party at....,£265 per night....didn't stay there...stayed somewhere much more homely and very comfortable.
How the other half live!

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 14 Jul 2013 06:09

How much? Flipping heck, as you say Brenda, how the other half live!
I am looking for reasonable accommodation for our few days away in August, don't want to pay that much for the whole stay!


Lizx

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 14 Jul 2013 07:16

265 just to sleep in the bed!!!!!!!!! Geez, I'd want to take the bed home for that!

Brenda ~ if next year's reunion is in Brisbane, wander south for a couple of hours, come and have lunch with us :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 14 Jul 2013 11:42

Would love to Lady Scozz....they live in Noosa and I am getting in touch when I go to Oz again to be with one son in Melbourne and one in Sydney...so who knows....a trip up Brisbane way??