One hell of a day. We travelled to London to meet Tracy and Angy. After a Coffee we made our way to Black Rods Entrance at Wesstminster. After passing through Security we were ushered inside to begin a fantastic Day. Mavis was to receive her BCA award for her services to mesothelioma and mesowarriors. It was all a bit overwhelming But we were greeted at the hall reception by Larry Lamb . We were shewn to our table. This turned out to be The Top Table. We sat with Lords and MPs. The place was filled with wonderful people. We sat through all those inspiring people receiving their awards. Untill it came to Mavis`s. How proud I was to hear her presentation and to see her walk up to recieve it. It was a short afair but more was to come later. We munched our way through Sandwhiches and Champaigne. Good stuff not cheap Carver.
After this initial Phase we were left to mingle. We met so many nice people. I turned round and came face to face with Linda Robson. I put my hand out to to shake hands and found myself saying sorry may I. Of course you can she said and we shook hands and chatted Mavis turned round and also chatted. I tended to stand back and just watch mavis talking to all these people.
Later we were guided outside to a waiting Tour Bus. This was to be a drive around London to Advertise the BCA awards splashed all over the buss.
Then it was to make its way back where we were once more guided into westminster to the final part of this presentation. More Champaigne and eats on posh trays. It was held in the part called Church Hall. very nice Circular room. Once more the presenter was Larry Lamb. It was the final Part where each medalist was issued with a scroll. And each was invited to say a few words. Mavis Thanked all the NHS and its Doctors and Nurses.
When this part of the ceromony was ended,we were free to make our way home. So outside it was a taxi back to Victoria and the train home. Tracy and Angy came home with us to stay overnight. After chatting and Coffee we were all shattered and retired. When we got up this morning they were already up. We arranged that later we would give them a small local guided tour of the area. Then a nice meal out. But all to soon it was time to take them to the station they have a long journey home. We were having a laugh in the ticket Office and a BR man came out and asked us to calm down and make less noise because they couldnt hear customers at the window. Cheeky . But all to soon we were waving goodbye as the train pulled away. Now its back home and get back to Normal. An end to a fantastic 2 days. Thank you Tracy and Angy and a special Thankyou to Mavis. I will sort the photos tomorrow as soon as I can.
Is the small video so far.