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Online Rob Lightbody

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #221 on: Jul 11, 2010, 09:20 PM »
Any sign of the pic  and editorial from the Clydebank paper Rob?

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #222 on: Jul 11, 2010, 09:42 PM »
I don't know Ann - I didn't ask them and they didn't tell me!  I don't normally buy it...
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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #223 on: Jul 12, 2010, 12:12 AM »
Another picture - courtesy of John Little

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #224 on: Jul 12, 2010, 09:18 AM »
I don't know Ann - I didn't ask them and they didn't tell me!  I don't normally buy it...

I just wondered if anyone managed to get a copy of the paper..I tried online to find the article but couldn;t find it.

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #225 on: Jul 12, 2010, 02:22 PM »
I've been so caught up in trying to get my visa arranged for Saudi that I forgot to follow it up. Now I wonder if they have an online archive...........

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #226 on: Aug 12, 2010, 10:48 AM »
Photo and article from Clydebank Post 30 June 2010.  My friend kept the paper and sent it to me today.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #227 on: Aug 12, 2010, 11:52 AM »
Thank you for that! The photo really shows the fun week-end that it was, and it is good to have a bit of news coverage as well.

Well done to all concerned for having made it happen and for the great success that it was  :D  !

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #228 on: Aug 12, 2010, 11:57 AM »
Thanks Lynda....thats great to see it....glad they called us fanatics and not geeks LOL!!!

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #229 on: Aug 12, 2010, 02:31 PM »
Photo and article from Clydebank Post 30 June 2010.  My friend kept the paper and sent it to me today.
Fantastic!!  Thanks for getting that/posting it!
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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #230 on: Aug 13, 2010, 12:52 PM »
Amazing!  I lived in CLydebank for 26 years and never got my picture in the local paper. That's the power of the QE2 Story forum!  ;D

My thanks to Lynda for posting the article and to everyone involved that weekend for making it so special. My grandaughter Ezri still talks about going on the big boat (Waverley)!

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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #231 on: Aug 17, 2010, 05:49 PM »
After the forum weekend I penned another QE2 poem...and resurrected the old poem posting but I don;t think anyone saw it...if not here it is again,.....I think she is happy the forum remember her!!!


Remembered


As you know I am QE2 out here in HOT Dubai
It's nearly 2 long years now since we said our last goodbye
Dubai don't tell me anything they've left me all alone
Is it any wonder I sit here all day and moan?

I've lost a lot of weight you know and I feel a bit depressed
The Dubai Docs don't hear me as I know I've lost my zest
I get so very hot and tearful they say it's just my age
It's just not like the old days and I get so filled up with rage

I always made the headlines wherever I sailed in
But now I sit here waiting for my new life to begin
I had so many promises they said retirement is SUCH fun
To be quite frank and honest it never has begun

I've just heard that on  'T'internet some guy keeps my soul alive
It's more than anyone has done for me since the day that I arrived
It makes me feel a wee bit better that some folks  remember me
So that maybe now or in a while someone can set me free

Now that this forum is up and running just for me
Mr Rob you'll never know  how my heart is filled with glee
It means I'm not forgotten out here in sticky hot Dubai
When folks read all about me again I can hear them cry

If only we had kept her in good old strong UK !
Of course I had already told them that's where I WANT to stay
But nobody listened I was cast aside
It was off to Dubai for me and my tears I couldn't hide

They had a big day out for me – this forum lot they said
I was so relieved you know cause most folks think I'm dead
They saw the river of my birth -- the place where I was born
Where I sailed down on launch day and I blew my big loud horn

They gave a little speech you know and a little toast
With luvly bubbly champers the kind I luv the  most
It's good to be remembered  I'm not forgotten yet
It feels just like my birthday and the party is all set

Now that you all got together -all for me I know
How about a special outing and to Dubai you go
If you could come and see me it would make my day
All your love and laughter would make my heartache go away

No one knows my future it's such a waiting game
But life for me as you all know can never be the same
So Rob and all you folks out there keep my life from failing
I want to live for ever – even though I can't be sailing

I've been reading all the postings on your forum thing u know
It makes me feel so good again my heart is all aglow
Thank God I'm not forgotten so here's a big hug and thanks to you
To all that still remember me..    here's  love from QE2.


Dulynoted
Copyright No 100800051
08/08/2010

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #232 on: Aug 17, 2010, 07:36 PM »
She could not have said it better if she had penned the poem herself. 
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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #233 on: Aug 17, 2010, 10:45 PM »
Very nice Ann :)   We'll put it in the book, with your permission! ;)
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Re: Forum Clyde Weekend - June 25 - 27 2010
« Reply #234 on: Aug 18, 2010, 09:49 AM »
So are you writing a book Rob???  Tell me more!!

 

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