Saturday, October 03, 2009

Presentation Day.

This afternoon we were happy to make a trip into the City of London for a presentation. Carl was awarded Young Life saver of the year plus a certificate of merit and a certificate of thanks.
We were unsure about getting there, but decided at the last minute to drive and I am glad that we did, it was a relatively easy journey and we found an NCP underground car park fairly close to the Guildhall. Although the parking cost £19 it was still cheaper than travelling by train from WGC (for 4 of us)

When we left the car park we were surprised at just how deserted the whole place was, it felt like the whole place had been abandoned, very few people around and the traffic was minimal. On arrival at The Guildhall we were shown in and took a look around the fantastic art galleries. The hall was stunning, 600 years old and steeped in history.

Being a good scrapbooker, I have kept all of the 'paperwork' including the ticket above and the brochure where Carl appeared in three different categories.

Once we were through security we were greeted by the above sign and directed to the great hall. Tom, Beth and I were seated in the guests area, we chose seats in the back of the visitors section as all the front seats were taken. While waiting for the presentation we hadn't realise that Carl was sitting virtually directly behind us!!

This was the moment that I realised he was behind us, he was not impressed that I took a couple of photos!!! He looked very smart and we are very proud of his life saving achievements.

He was presented with his awards by Tim Lamb and Lord Norrie, The presentation happened on the stage which was too far away for me to get a decent shot, luckily they had an official photographer so we have ordered one of the hand shaking bit!

Here is the winner with his Life Saver of the Year award.
After the presentation we had a very posh buffet, there were plates of finger food, but there was no choice. The food was very nice but I don't like smoked Salmon, so it felt very wasteful having to have a plate with things that you are not going to eat. the pudding was a selection of cakes which looked gorgeous. I had carrot cake, which was SO Carroty it was like eating a frosted carrot!!! I have come to the conclusion that the food was too posh for my uneducated palate!
It was a great day and one to look back on with a big smile.


Raymonde said...

Well done to the handsome fellow! Where have the years gone. So glad you had a great day. As to the palate I would not worry, Liam will cook you what you like one day and it will be posh! xxx

Jen said...

You sound deservedly proud! What a great achievement :)

Jenn Jilks said...

You must be proud!

Wendy said...

Congrats to Carl! Sounds like you all had a great time.....minus the salmon, of course (tee hee)!

Have a great day!