The last day and a bit - some quick pictures ....
Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards, Swindon, Friday evening.
OK - I admit it - Tuxedos and big formal dinners are not my thing, so the very official award ceremony wasn't something I was looking forward to. I had guessed, realistically and as it turned out correctly, that we would be a part of the majority to leave empty-handed. But, hey, we made it to the top 4 (the nominees) out of over 100 entrants for "Small" Business of the year.
I have quoted the word small you will notice ... we were very much the minnows amongst the bigger fishes even in that category; I'm sure there wasn't anouther company there that wasn't at least three times our size, and the category winner was several times larger again ... excellent company, I just wonder at "small".
Travel Watch South West meeting - in Taunton.
An excellent place to listen to other travel campaigners (I seem to be one now!) at a meeting of the all the groups, and with public transport and local government representation too. More about this
on the Save the Train
The Policeman's ball.
Not quite ... the retirement party for our local community police officer, who Lisa has got to know better than I through the "Bowerhill Villager" newspaper. You'll note in the picture that Wexford the Wiltshire Police cat is sitting with me and does NOT have me under arrest for stealing his cream. (written 2007-03-03, updated 2007-03-08)
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