The Commodore is a Grandpa

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The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by roger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:29 pm

For those that know them Polly and Gordon had a nine pound baby girl today called Isobel Rose.

Proud Grandpa :D :D
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by Rupert » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:07 pm

Congratulations old man! Better go buy yourself a National 18...
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by roger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:23 pm

or an Osprey???
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:55 pm

...or a Duckling!

My best tip for the beach is one of those very small paddling pools. (about 3' 6" x 4" deep)

You position it @ 6 feet away from the picnic rug and the little fella will be happpy to play in that instead of trying to fall in the sea/breakers/strong current, and won't damage your stress meter by disappearing out of view all the time.

Oh, and buy yourself a skier's avalanche shovel. Yogi bear sized rather than Bobo, they shift (literally) tons of sand, they pack easily under the fordeck, and in your beach bag, they won't rust in seawater, and They really are the dog's bxxxxxxs if you want to do some serious sandcastling. 8)
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by roger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:15 pm

Michael Brigg wrote:...or a Duckling!

Oh, and buy yourself a skier's avalanche shovel. Yogi bear sized rather than Bobo, they shift (literally) tons of sand, they pack easily under the fordeck, and in your beach bag, they won't rust in seawater, and They really are the dog's bxxxxxxs if you want to do some serious sandcastling. 8)
That sounds like the ideal competetive Grandad type tool. Just the job to show up the son in law :twisted: :D
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by Garry R » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:30 am

Congratulations Roger and Angie. Roger - just so I can brace myself - what's it like sleeping with a Granny?!!

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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by roger » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:13 pm

Ah Garry but she is not a true Granny she is a step granny. But in answer to your question Mind your own bl**dy business.

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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by davidh » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:48 pm

Roger,

could it be something in the two pack varnish that is causing it???? Now it looks as if I too will be following you, a scary prospect. All ideas of Contenders, Merlins and 505s have to go, replaced by a Silver Cross Pram (dinghy) and a Wanderer with an outboard!

But for me, I was just looking at a potential trip to Australia to cover the Sail Melboune event, then have a dabble in the Contenders at Brisbane. But that would mean being away when it all happens!! Come to think of it, maybe that is a good idea!

Congrats to you and Angie......

D
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:43 pm

On Ebay right now.

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I would suggest removal of the glass top "coffee table" and line the bilge with some old cotton sails to give you a perfect bedside cot for the little cabin person. :P :)

Is it kitsch?

You bet. (Somewhere I have a picture of my oldest in a specially made "pram dinghy" on davits, designed as a cot, and displayed at the classic boat show in Greenwich. That was far to expensive too and I am sure will have sold to a non sailing banker or MP's expense account)
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Re: The Commodore is a Grandpa

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:23 pm

No a chap in Shipping and the FCO! my daughter had it and its lent out for yotty christenings these days.
Simples.

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