A Happy New Year to all my followers. We tripped over to Dubai for the celebrations and here we are enjoying a Middle Eastern occasion with a couple of very liberal ladies who look remarkably like my daughters but they are in England . Owing to the time difference it is already 2012. Good luck to you all


Went yesterday to look at a site on which the Goucestershire Committee will hold a Beacon Party on Monday 4 June.  Its one of the highest points in the County and we could see 360 degrees around.  I thinks is an excellent site for it and we shall see many other beacons between 10 and 10.30 on that evening.  The sheep seemed to agree with me.  


Oh look here is a reindeer who popped by with Rose just back from Sri Lanka!!  "Oh no it is not " says Spot that veteran of the Reivers Ride - "its just people mucking around with me on Christmas Day"


Now that the Christmas is over it is time to catch up.  Here is what we got up to over the Christmas period, a good family lunch with 4 generations and look at the burk with that hat on!!  Amazing to be outside on Christmas Day, certainly not possible in last two years.


This is all pretty amazing stuff. Whilst we were all having fun with our families this is what was going on in the Atlantic. This is the clip from their web site and is worth reading in full.

"The crew of Row2Recovery may have spent Christmas in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan serving for their country, but rowing across the ocean desert of the mid-Atlantic is a very different and unique experience. The crew of injured soldiers are currently lying in third place in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest rowing race, and Christmas day will be very much the same as any other in this epic marathon, focused on rowing as hard as they can towards the finish line in the Caribbean, still over 30 days away.

Speaking from Row2Recovery, Dad of two and double leg amputee Corporal Neil Heritage said, "Of course we would all love to be with our families and loved ones sat round a big Christmas dinner back home, but being here with the guys in the middle of the Atlantic is pretty special too. We remained determined to keep competing hard in the race and spirits are high. Christmas dinner might consist of freeze-dried food and I may have to row for half the day and then squeeze into a tiny cabin with three other guys, but I wouldn’t change if for anything."
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