I promised in my last blog that I would update you on progress of demolition of the Air Raid Shelter. It has been hard work and I am grateful to two people in particular that have greatly helped with this and to be honest, they’ve done the bulk of the work so far and I am indebted to them for all their help! 

Here are some pictures showing the progress:

My son on top of the world?

My son on top of the world?

Let the hard work commence...

Let the hard work commence…

Making good progress with the roof!

Making good progress with the roof!

Where is the roof gone?

Where has the roof gone?

Breaking the stones!

Breaking the stones!

Still lots to do!

Still lots to do!

Even if we work until the light goes!

Even if we work until the light goes!

We are getting there!

We are getting there!

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Just one row of stones to reach the foundation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So a lot has been done… but still lots more to do! I now have to get rid of some rather large stones and then level out the base… Volunteers are always welcome and I can feed you with tea/coffee and cakes!

On the seafarers front, we continue to be busy… much to be thankful for and plenty of  exciting things going on. 

The most noteworthy was my appearance on the local radio, Shmu FM.  If you missed it, the programme is now available to listen to via the ‘listen again’ feature on the programme page where people can listen into it anytime (it will be there until the 24th Nov 16). The link for it is: http://www.shmu.org.uk/fm/shows/so-why-dont-you (and you just click on the ‘listen again’ tab in the blue box on the page). It was such an enjoyable time… just not enough time to mention everything I wanted to talk about!

Best of all, as I came out of the studio, I was approached by Colin who was listening to the show and wants to volunteer… Mike said it was the quickest ever response to a request for volunteers!!

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Seafarers Centre – do get in touch if you would like more information! You can email me using this link: Email me!

Finally, a ‘heads-up’ that in January I am launching a new club for Retired Seafarers in Aberdeenshire. Whilst it will be aimed at retired seafarers, all seafarers are welcome! The plan is to initially meet once a month on the last Friday morning of each month. (1000-1200-ish!)

It’s name? SEA-SHED! I know that it is a play on the popular and growing “Men’s-Shed” but it will be similar in many ways… but with a Nautical theme. We hope to do IT skills, have various speakers each month and generally have a fun time together. Ultimately it will be driven by the members interests and if requested, could meet more often! 

This will be a FREE event so if you know of (or are) a retired seafarer that lives in the Aberdeen area, please do get in touch. You can email me using this link: Email me!

Enjoy your weekend – I think I will be painting Naomi’s bedroom! 

Blessings,

Howard ><>

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