I knew I’d miss someone out from the London Marathon roll of honour. It transpires that Catrin Tyler was another much involved, her successful completion of the event marked with some delightful photos on Facebook. Well done then to Catrin too!
This week is rushing by, but a couple of other events from last weekend are certainly worthy of mention. On Saturday Rachel and I greatly enjoyed our day at the Firle Garden Show which is organised by Family Sterck and it was lovely to catch up briefly with Jane, Emily and Lucy. The weather was not too bad, but they are certainly hoping for sunnier days at their next Garden Show at Stansted Park in June.
Meanwhile, down in Bath there was a momentous stag weekend going on for Ben Carter (’93), soon to be married to Sarah Dallyn. One printable element of the proceedings was a splendid afternoon at the Recreation Ground watching Bath play Wasps; other racier carryings-on included Roman costumes and I’m sure these are best left with a veil drawn over them!
I received a message from Martha Lambert which gave me a blog-link to her diary about the progress of her blossoming acting career. She was recently in a stage production, ‘Madame du Sade’ and has lately been working on a film ‘King of Soho’ with Steve Coogan. She and I were amused that certain of her ‘Little Notes of Life’ blogs have been censored by the school’s very sensitive screening and will not open here. Oh, Martha!
I do so love cases of serendipity. The latest Windlesham one emerged yesterday when I sent birthday greetings to George Duckett, who was probably too absorbed by Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League to notice! When I later in the day also sent happy birthday wishes to Stephen Goodhart, I suddenly realised that back in 1997, in the Open Day Drake House revue, ‘Windlesham’s Fame,’ the part of Mr Goodhart had been played by none other than George Duckett – how brilliant a co-incidence is that?!
There’s a huge amount of planning going on right now for various major events later in the term, all of which have a strong alumni connection. Obviously the annual Reunion in Chelsea on May 24th is pretty central in our thinking and if any readers have yet to commit, we would so love to see you. Contact Louisa Milne at school: firstname.lastname@example.org as us knowing in advance that you’re coming does so help us plan adequate catering! The following Wednesday will see the ‘Art in Motion’ exhibition opening night reception and many of Max Lowry’s alumni friends are intending to be here at school for that and all, whether with an artistic bent or not, are welcome. For this contact our Head of Marketing Lucy Thornton: email@example.com who will tell you more.
Thirdly Saturday 23rd June will have double excitement in that Sports Day is not only combining with a Hog Roast Lunch for alumni from 2001-2011, but that day will also see the opening of the new Windlesham project, our Walled Garden. This grand opening is to be performed by alumna Laetitia Maklouf, who is now a successful author of books on gardening.
Still, that’s enough update for now. Onwards and upwards!