It was real honour for me to travel to Nairobi last weekend to attend the 2nd Africa Regional Scout Summit. Almost every nation in sub Saharan Africa was represented and we were able to discuss the training and programme needs of Scout Organisations. There is some truly tremendous work going on in the region. I
Pouring rain. But what a brilliant race. Thousands of competitors in Central Park, new York City. The course followed the main road round the perimeter of the park, clockwise. It was great fun to meet Andrew, CEO of ACCA Scotland, and his wife before the race, though he certainly finished a long way ahead of
Today I finally managed to attend a board meeting of the National Academy Foundation in New York. It was held in the board room of Sandy Weill’s office on a very high floor of the General Motors building, on the South East corner of Central Park. An extraordinary view from the windows – which nearly
Beautiful weather. A fairly flat course. Excellent, enthusiastic stewarding. And, to cap it all, my mum at the finish to greet me, armed with plenty of water and smoked salmon sandwiches! 2 hours and 4 minutes. Not a bad time either.
The last few days have brought me just yards away from the UK’s headline making news stories. I am pleased to report that I have not been too affected by this and, as yet, will not be asking my friends at Colman Getty to secure publicity on the back of these experiences. On Wednesday evening,