Michael Theobalds' Guestbook



19th July 2011

Greetings
Hi Michael, just had a lesson from Jenny in blogging!! or is that blagging?! We are suffering from end of term paper workitus! Good to hear about your adventures. At this time of year my thoughts are always with the Blue Hand Gang! Any room for a stressed or Jenny tells me tired headteacher/ Speak soon.
From Blog: Jacob's Ladder
19th July 2011

A French Day
Could've guessed it was a French day by the punishing workload! The whole place sounds delightful. Think of us toiling away on the many crowned green whilst you enjoy this marvellous adventure.
From Blog: A French Day
18th July 2011

The climb
Wow Dad, that sounds like an incredible moment!! (So worth all the huffing and puffing I'm sure). Can't wait to see your pictures. Enjoy your well deserved GnT! xxxx
17th July 2011

Jacob's stairlift
Glad that you managed the ascent/descent without relying upon the emergency services Keep on keeping us informed!
From Blog: Jacob's Ladder
16th July 2011

St Helena
Hello Bob Good to hear from you. Glad tpo hear that East Anglia is still in the 20th century. Probably not Carstairs and Caruthers - I'm saving my presentation for the slightly worrying Much Wenlock branch of the Bonaparte Society. Yes, the blog will accept photographs - my intention is to attempt installation tomorrow - he problem does not lie with the technology, rather it is with the technician Looking forward to a drink in the george - as long as Karen hasn't dispensed all the Campari! all the best Michael
16th July 2011

Hello Michael
Michael My dip pen does not seem to work with this technology... Good to hear that the trip is going well - what an adventure. Perhaps you could pen a guest chapter in the next edition of 'Carstairs and Carruthers'? I took Arthur Grimble's 'A Pattern of Islands' on holiday to get in the mood for your blogs. Suffolk was delightful. We stayed at the same place near the Maltings as our holiday in 2003. Aldeburgh, Southwold and Lavenham delightful. Someone said in the paper today that Suffolk is 79 miles from London and 79 years from the rest of the country - except Norfolk. Fascinating times with daily news and revelations about News Corp. The edifice is imploding. I bought the final edition of the NoW last Sunday - the second time I've bought it. It was predictably dreadful but useful for swatting East Anglian flies. Can you post any pictures on this technology? Regards Bob
14th July 2011

Hello
Hi Michael So good to read your 'blog' so far - please keep it coming! Glad you enjoyed your brief stay in Cape Town. I have encountered both the 'table cloth' and stunning views from the summit. The cruise across also sounds most enjoyable, especially the parts involving gin and tonic. It sounds as though you're going to get on and work well as a team in St H, hope that the schools are receptive and positive about your support. Look forward to your next entry, Jenny :)
14th July 2011

News from the Old Country
Thanks for the update and I'm pleased to learn that you've got to St Helena without mishap. The Olympian Games in Much Wenlock seemed to run well, and the website is being updated with results, photos etc. on a daily basis - http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/olympian-games I know that the part that will fascinate you will be the crown green bowls tournament. The day was showery but, first off and before any precipitation, were Pritchard and Perry who managed to scrape 3 points before their opponents reached 21. Later in the morning, Rudge and Turner hadn’t appreciated that they were leading 19-13 when they scuppered their chances by placing the jack close to the gulley, dropping all four woods into it and leaving their aged opponents laughing all the way to 21. After lunch and a long wait, Gibson and Wood finally stepped onto the greensward against a husband and wife team and started strongly. After a couple of ends the rain, which had been evident in short measure during the day, started with a vengeance and, by the time of their 21-18 defeat, our brave lads were soaked to the skin. Wood’s wife was there to offer moral support, but Gibson declined the chance of being photographed when he removed his shirt to change into dry clothing, thus denying Facebook of a popular snap. This evening (Wednesday), Turner had to visit his sports physiotherapist as a direct result of over-training in recent weeks thus delaying his participation in a match involving Gibson, Richards, Rudge and Wood. In a couple of closely-fought games, Gibson bowled a couple of googlies, Richards wasn’t sure what side he was playing on and Turner and Rudge had a bit of a spat about hand signals. The evening concluded at the pottery (or, in the case of Town & Country, outside warmed by a chiminea) with a quiz, with the letter “A” being the theme throughout. After a promising start in which only “Blob Revived” excelled, Town & Country (without Rudge, but including Perry) slipped behind the ladies to finish at 7th place versus the girls’ achievement of 4th. In other news, the Town Council’s working group won the Shropshire Community Award in the Pride of Shropshire Awards. Also, the Town Council has a vacancy and a polymath with international experience is probably the sort of candidate that will have popular appeal as Much Wenlock welcomes the 2012 London Olympic Games.
13th July 2011

Great
great to hear from you. Really interested to know more
From Blog: Blog No.1
6th July 2011

Thank-you
What a great idea. Thanks for letting me know. I shall look forward to hearing about the national curriculum St Helena style!
6th July 2011

Bon Voyage!
Have a fantastic trip Michael! Enjoy the experience, it sounds wonderful. Stay safe too! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
From Blog: Blog No.1
5th July 2011

Bon Voyage!
Have a safe trip and enjoy life at sea. What an adventure. Speak soon through the magic of Skype! x
From Blog: Blog No.1
5th July 2011

Lucky thing!
What a wonderful opportunity this is . Hope you enjoy every moment!
5th July 2011

Good to hear from you
Hi Michael, Hope the trip goes really well. Elaine and I are off to Canada for three weeks in August. Looking forward to more blogs, Colin
From Blog: Blog No.1
5th July 2011

Farewell . . .
Good fortune young Theobalds. May there be fair winds behind you and will there be time to paint the local lasses in their grass skirts?
From Blog: Blog No.1
5th July 2011

Bon voyage!
Well, that seems to be working OK - I look forward to a post from foreign parts shortly. Have a good trip!
From Blog: Blog No.1

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