One thing I would strongly recommend to any of you who travel is to make the effort to meet some of your online LJ friends abroad when you can. This trip, to England, Belgium and France was a good example. Our first stop after landing in London this time was to Essex. The reasons were that it was a place we hadn’t seen before , there was a regatta of classic gaff rigged boats there, and most of all to meet an LJ friend, Jim Rowe (JR45) who is building a chevalet from my SU plans.
Jim took me to the European Woodworking Show which was in a nearby town that weekend , then down to see the beautiful Thames sailing barges and the finish of the Maldon Town Regatta before joining up with our better halves for dinner at Jim’s “local”. We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome to England and a better start to our holiday. Thanks Jim.
I didn’t get any photos at the woodworking show but I did at the regatta.
This is Jim aboard one of the Thames barges.
And of course there often seem to be gifts involved when LJ’s meet and this was no exception. Jim presented me with this very practical and elegant set of sanding blocks, custom fitted to the size of the abranet hand sanding sheets. Then at the show I got a good price on a couple of packages of the sheets ….. couldn’t have worked out better.
And last but not least, two new friends in Jim’s home (although I think by now he has moved).
Thanks again Jim, ......... for everything.
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-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/