Monday, Monday,

I love the Mamas and Papas song, Monday, Monday! It reminds me of my youth, and all things good. Well, the first couple of lines:

Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.

Unlike the Boom Town Rats song, “I don’t like Mondays.”

I guess it is all about perspective…  how do you see it? How do you feel about it?

So many get down for no reason, whilst some will be happy in the midst of difficulties.

I like Mondays because I get to visit vessels; meet seafarers from around the world a bless them! (And I get paid to do so – bonus!)

Today has ben a great day. My colleague, Derek and I visited a cruise vessel, the MV Corinthian and met a really happy crew who had good conditions and were well looked after. Even the captain came to speak with us. We were taken to the lounge and given coffee and then the bedlam commenced! As usual the woolly hats and Lebara Sims and top-ups were in great demand. It was also good to have several conversations with individuals – not about problems, but how good life was! I’ll post a few pictures:

The lounge area
The lounge area
The well stocked Bar!
The well stocked Bar!
And one being modelled!
And one being modelled!
Woolly Hat Scramble
Woolly Hat Scramble
Two tour directors...
Two tour directors…

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I was talking to the chap opposite and he took three woolly hats, “Is that okay?” he asked.

“Yes,” I said to him. The reason? He has two daughters and wife at home and it is often minus 20 degrees – the woolly hats will be such a blessing to them! Happy to help!

Later, in the Centre we had 7 seafarers visit – the pictures below are two lads off the BBC Alabama. They told me it is always good to get off the vessel, even if only for a couple of hours to relax, Skype home, update their phones and play pool. They certainly enjoyed their afternoon in the Centre.

Where is my ball?
Where is my ball?
It's here...
It’s here…

 

 

 

 

 

We also had 3 Indian seafarers in Skyping and calling home. What a blessing to bless these guys with the gift of communication… When I was at sea there was no internet or mobile phones…

 

Our 1st Donation...
Our 1st Donation…

And finally… we are still looking at an uncertain future with the premises up for sale.

I was recently visiting a retired seafarer and when he heard about it he was insistent on making a donation…

As they say, every little helps…

Then later that week we had two donations totalling 1000 times as much as his generous donation! Yes, £25,000! Wow!

I realise that not everyone can give that amount, but as they say, “Every little helps!”  Your donation would be most welcome, just get in touch for details of how to give!

Well, I best get off here… the sun is still shining!

Happy days…

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