Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas from sunny Florida

Hello and Happy Christmas from life on-shorehambeach.blogspot.com
     I'm still publishing messages from those I have featured in 2013, but this is the most personal because it comes from Tom, our 8-year-old son.
     Tom was featured in September when he responded on behalf of kids to an earlier blog about kids' addiction to screens. It turned out to be an own goal and in fact, I'm just going to interrupt his screen time so he can give his Christmas message.

"Happy Christmas to everybody, whether you celebrate Christmas or not."

Sorry it's not longer but I'm up against Moshi Monsters, so I'll add my own message from hot and breezy Miami where Tom and I are lucky enough to be joining my husband, Richard, who is working for Airbus. 
     I wish all my readers a very relaxing and refreshing Christmas and I hope it's full of joy and excitement. I hope you are able to look back on 2013 with fondness and if you can't, that bad memories will quickly be replaced with good in 2014.
     So it's with great affection for cold windy England, and some dangerously icy American states, that I sign off with a little present from the brilliant King's Singers. 

Thanks for dropping by and see you in 2014. 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Happy Christmas from the Friends of Shoreham Fort.

Hello and welcome to another Christmas blog from someone I have featured in 2013.To be fair this one isn't from someone, but a group, the Friends of Shoreham Fort.
     Regular readers will know that they are often featured and the last time was on 21st November when five of the Friends undertook a gruelling 50 mile sponsored walk in 24 hours in order to raise £1857 for Shoreham Fort.  Hopefully they reached their target.

Happy Christmas to all that have supported us in 2013. 

Another successful year for the last fort of its kind, Shoreham Fort, and for the charity, the Friends of Shoreham Fort. If you are thinking of making a change in 2014 then come and join the Fort Family and help us to achieve so much more next year. Without volunteers none of this could be possible, so whether you have an hour or a day it all makes a massive difference to us and the community. 

Have a great Christmas holiday and hope to see you in the new year.

See you soon with another Christmas message. 

Ta-ra for now and thanks for popping by. 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Another Christmas message from lifeon Shoreham Beach

Hello and welcome to my blog. It's lovely to see you again. 

Following Tony Bathmaker's Christmas message, here's a little something from me. Bet you £5 you'll cry. 

They'll be more Christmas messages coming soon. 

Thanks for dropping by and see you soon. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Happy Christmas from Adur Ferry Bridge

Hello and welcome to my blog. As we're only 16 days from Christmas, it's time to get into the festive mood and hear some seasonal greetings from some of those who have been featured in this year's blog.
       It's fitting that the first message comes from Tony Bathmaker, a man who, more than any other, is responsible for transforming one of Shoreham's major landmarks.
       Tony is West Sussex County Council's lead officer for the construction of our iconic Adur Ferry Bridge and was featured in October when he answered criticism about the delay in re-opening the new bridge.

"May I take this opportunity to thank everybody in Shoreham for their patience and understanding whilst the Adur Ferry Bridge has been constructed.  It was a genuine pleasure meeting the many of you who visited site during the works.  I hope the disruption is already becoming a distant memory and that you are enjoying using the new bridge.  My very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you all."

Tony Bathmaker
WSCC Adur Ferry Bridge Lead Officer

       On a personal note, I'd like to thank Tony for contributing to the blog and for helping to create such a wonderful legacy.
       Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you soon with another Christmas message.