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GOLF DAY HARE AND HOUNDS

I am really delighted that Nick mine host at the Hare and Hounds is really working so very hard joined by Sean and, the friendly staff to make the Hare the real village pub the social centre of our village, They have live music nights, competition night, different specific food nights, i.e steak and curry nights. I would recommend the Sunday Lunch a fabulous choice of roasts, and now the well attended Golf Day, well organised, well run and every one had a great time even in the lousy weather. I was very happy to present the prizes and, to learn that everyone will be looking forward to the next one in July,  The day started with Breakfast & coffee, and concluded with a really good lunch with wine, all included in a very reasonable price with the Golf. The hare really is the hub of village life a real pub. The Hare and Hounds is part of  the ever growing Claygate Network a local network to promote village life, village business it can be found here  its a good way to know whats going on. http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Claygate-Network-4676270/about

 

 

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BURNS NIGHT KIEV 2013

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Brilliant night well done to Stuart McKenzie,Robert McNeil and Iryna of Pulse I thought that Lena McKenzie looked stunning, Victoria in tartan really chic, Iryna you are beautiful    http://www.facebook.com/PulseMarketingAgency

And to  Ozzy, Elena in all the work in arranging such as massive event  that was sold out, it really  was that good. Shooters has it all great restaraunt limoncello, Disco, Terrace restuarant on two leves a great people watching place http://www.shooters.kiev.ua/

550 people had a terrific dinner catered by  Hyatt Regency  Kiev. Great GM  Gordon Campbell , terrifc  food and perfectly ccoked and presented given the size of the task to achieve this. Gordon thanks for looking after Zap so very well http://kiev.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-kiev-regency/index.jsp?null

To Zap the amazing magician he just gets better with age like a good red wine. I have been his friend for 18 years and he us a great person.  I think it is magic http://www.zapmagic.com/

Stayed at the super Impressa boutique hotel as one of the sponsers, in the historic area of Podil http://www.impressa.com.ua/eng/index_eng.php

Freddy Karkaria my long time good friend, thanks for the excellent Hennessy Cognac, and for coming from the biggest travel event of the year to Burns Night.  We just had the greatest time and he presented Select Seychelles and the fabulous prizes he donated they raised $22000 on the night http://www.select-seychelles.com/ just simply the best

For the prizes donated by Mike Kirkland Torben Rune of the well awarded Southern Cross safari’s Kenya and Chris Modigell of  the best resort on Diani Beach Leopord Beach Resort and Spa. I 100% recommendf Southern Cross have known and stayed with them for last 20 years or more and Chris Modigell is the epitomy of General Managers http://www.southerncrosssafaris.com/about-us/meet-the-team/   http://www.leopardbeachresort.com/  your prize made lots of money even# above the value you put on it thanks so very much

To Perrie Hennessy owner of Island Camp Lake Baringo Kenya and, Bonnie Dunbar of Karen Blixen Coffee House, Perrie I have known since the 80’s when he was GM  of the Monpatarpa hotel in Harare we did many great promoions for Kenya including raising much money for cgarities in Kenya with the Lords Tavernets Tour and my 11 million mile trip with Lhonrho Hotels and Kenya Airways see you again soon and, to Bonnie Dunbar i will be so much looking forward to seeing you and to visiting your wonderful property you did us proud  .http://www.islandcamp.co.ke/wildlife_en.htm     http://www.karenblixencoffeegarden.com/

Richard Turner Saled amd Marleting Director Hyatt UK and Ireland, we missed you this year dear friend, you were there in spirit, your kind prize will help the causes of Lions Club Kiev whom you did so much for, during your time in Kiev  http://www.london.churchill.hyatt.co.uk/hyatt/hotels-london-churchill/index.jsp?null

Anton Mossiman for his prize for Dinner for two at his three stared Michelin Restaurant you are in for one of the best dinners in the finest surroundings.I know Anton since he was Executive Chef at the Dorchester Hotel many years ago , his style and amasing taste treats go from the best to better  thanks as ever Anton http://www.mosimann.com/

To Kele the owner of Cambridge Science’s sensational Tablets computers they are brillliant do more than most of the others and an affordable price, believe me they are that good http://cambridge-sciences.com/

Profile The Number One Luxury Magazine in Ukraine, I am very proud to be the Travel Editor and Consultant, my great thanks to Mira Editor in Chief and Andrei owner we appreciate your covering the very special event,  glad you had a good time http://www.profilesmagazine.net

To Lyuba Kuts who went around the evenng and did many interviews for the April edition, I woudl like to add a special thanks to Lyuba for assisting me with translations and for being with me on these occasions, you are one very beautiful and classy lady, I am very delighted and fotunate  to know you.

Paul Nilland, and the beautful Lana soon to be wife of Paul, Neil Cambell the owners of Whats On Kiev and Panorama Magazine you did a great job for Burns Night on the Auctions and of course for the sponsorship you give so graciously. I  would be very happy to assist is your honeymoon plans with the utmost discretion on destinations. I just want you to have the best of times your two lovely people. Lana you looked sensational as did Mrs Campbell. I also thank you for the wonderful welcome weather you arranged for me in UK yesterday snow ice, and no trains and cars stuck all over the M23  for hours some alnight. Felt just like home. Guys glad to be your friends.  http://www.whatson-kiev.com/

DJ Pasha as always the ultimate and great looking presenter of Burns Night, it seems never could a year have gone by so quickly, a real proffessional. I must have done one of my first intervews for Euro2012 with you on the Inter Channel. I do look forward to our meeting on my return to Kiev. Thanks for your friendship it is valued. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Pasha

Dougie Donnelly a great and well loved commentator, after dinner speaker, great Scots accent, came o co host the Burns Night in Kiev and, really helped to boost the auction prices, thanks Dougie, glad I came to Gary Players GTI, that we all met up.you will see a copy of this on my twitter hope we can follow each other now. Cheers  https://twitter.com/dougiedonnelly

last but not least my two great friends from Glasgow Assam and Mohamed, yes i will come and open your  Champagne Bar and Restuarant. I know I will get no sleep and have the time of my life. I respect the friendship, kindness and love you have both shown to me . I am looking forward to seeing you both again. and to Mohamed of One Stop Subway we had such a great time agaim and I fancy  a good sub. http://www.subway.co.uk/business/storefinder/search.aspx?pc=alloa&hl=2

Last but not least I am going to allow a small pat on the back for yours truly because, it took a lot of time and persuaion and years of friendship to get these wonderful prizes. I think we raised in total from the prizes iImanaged to arrange, a total of $40000 maybe more HUGE THANKS