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    December


    Poole Windsurfing
    www.poolewindsurfing.co.uk
    2 for 1 Windsurfing Lessons Christmas Gift Vouchers
    Our super special 2 for 1 windsurfing lessons offer is running again this year for December only, so grab yourself a bargain & get into this great sport next summer!
    There is no better way to get in shape whilst working on your tan.
    Special Windsurfing Offers for a new sport!
    Like most sports windsurfing is best learned from someone who really knows how to break down the learning stages & provide you with the key learning blocks. Your progression is just so much quicker when you have windsurfing lessons to get you through the basics & onto improver & then advanced windsurfing skills.
    Learn to windsurf with a friend & split the saving between you or give 2 Christmas presents for the price of 1, either way this really is a great windsurf offer that should not be missed!
    The details of this windsurf offer can be found at our Special Offers page.
    Happy Christmas from Poole Windsurfing & hope to see you all on the water next season!

    Edith May Trading Company
    www.edithmay.com
    Christmas Vouchers
    If you still have not found a perfect present for your friends or loved one, sailing vouchers are still available through the website - http://www.edithmaybargecharter.co.uk/shop/category/vouchers/
    If you live in the Medway, Swale or Maidstone area, we are happy to personally deliver your voucher, to ensure there are no postal nightmares. Please send us an email if you would like this service. Final delivery will be the morning of Christmas Eve.
    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you from all at Edith May Trading Company.
    Christmas Carols - New Date Added
    All the original Carol Concert evenings have now sold out. Do not fear if you missed out however, as Dave Scott and his band have agreed to lay on another evening of Christmas cheer. The new date is Wednesday 14th December. Hatches open from 1900hrs. Tickets cost �7.50 and include a glass of mulled wine and minced pies. Tickets must be booked and paid for in advance.
    The Old Reedbed Studios Open Days - 3rd/4th December
    A chance to pick up some unusual and special Christmas presents as the Studios, located behind the cottages that overlook the barge, open up for a Christmas Art Show. Local textiles artist Alison Blackburn will be displaying some of her pieces on board. 2011 Christmas Carol Concerts
    We are pleased to announce the date of the first of three Christmas Carol concerts on board the barge.
    On Saturday 10th December we will be holding a 'Classical Christmas' evening, with a pianist aboard playing a mixture of classical pieces and Christmas carols. Tickets cost �8.50 and include a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.
    The evening begins at 1930hrs.
    The other two evenings will include a return of the 'Shanty Carols', which was unfortunately cancelled last year due to the snow and the barge's traditional Christmas Carol evening. Dates to be announced soon.
    If you would like tickets, please email or call on 01634 365343/07875503926.
    2011 Christmas Carols
    This December, the Edith May Trading Company is pleased to present three special evenings of Christmas carols. As well as the now traditional evening led by local lad Dave Scott and his merry musicians, there will be two other, very distinctive, evenings of festive fare.
    Beginning our Carol Evenings on Saturday 10th, we are joined by a very talented musician. The classical pianist Arian Aghababaie, will be performing a mix of piano pieces and traditional carols. Listen and sup mulled wine as he plays popular classical music, before everyone can gather round the piano and join in with the traditional carols. Tickets �8.50.
    Next up, on Thursday 15th, we welcome back the shanty band 'Swinging the Lead', whose performance last year was unfortunately cancelled because of the snow. Singing a mixture of sea shanties and carols, they will be providing a taste of Christmas on the high sea and hope you will join them in song throughout the evening! Tickets �8.50.
    Dave Scott leads the final evening of traditional carols on Saturday 17th. Tickets �7.50.
    Tickets include a glass of mulled wine and mince pies.
    Please book by visiting the Tea Room between Thursday and Sunday, 1030-1600, email or telephone. Tickets must be paid for in advance.

    Surf's Up! Polzeath
    www.surfsupsurfschool.com
    7 December 2011
    The wind is a blowin'. It's a double puffer morning make no mistake - gillet and full polar combo. On the beach, the water flowing down stream is heading back upstream from whence it came; the Oystercatchers are stood in formation, bills set to the North-West; and I nearly lost my Mocha, set on the side whilst I took this snap of the lifeguard hut. Now that would be a bad start to any day.
    Thought I'd give you a run down of our opening times for the Christmas Period - basically we're open everyday for hire and surf lessons except Christmas Day and a lazy start on New Years Day. The shop will be open during this period as well. Wailin, Big Sam and Paddy are at the helm. Surprisingly, the Beach House is still available for Christmas (23rd - 30th December �650 including any surf hire, sleeps ten right on the beach) when I said before it was 'free', I meant 'available'! We've had new carpets put down and Wailin's been giving it a lick with the furry stick. Come up a treat, ready for 2012.
    1 December 2011
    Shall we get the business stuff done first? Yeah - and then that's done then isn't it? We've put together some Surf's Up! Christmas Combos - some unbelievable combos actually of hoodies, lesson vouchers, mugs, calenders etc that Santa can slide down the chimney with easy peasy. No need to grease the big fella up. All the bud ticklers are on there for a butchers click here (very amateurish Pete). Ooh, fancy! And! And the Beach House is still free for Christmas up until the 30th December - sand in your toes on Christmas Day, it's what dreams are made of.
    Now for a quick fire round-up!... firing, what a period of swell that was! Pretty well unprecedented in my lifetime.. and I'm long in the incisor. Overhead glass - all the spots were dropping bombs for what seemed like weeks and weeks. When I went down there to take this snap there were a few students camped out in tents. I thought, if you're going to participate in the 'Occupy' protest, then this is the spot to do it. Smart kids. I approached the mob with well constructed discussion points. But as it turned out, they'd surfed until midnight under the light of the full moon. How cool is that?




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