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It’s Christmas!

Play d’eau follows the bright star…
(photo courtesy Kim Hollamby)
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Happy Christmas, everyone!

May we immediately assure everyone that our radio silence for the last two years has not been because we’ve finally navigated to the great marina in the sky.

No. With considerable quantities of fuel left in life’s tanks, we’ve loved many months in the magnificent country of South Africa, spent time with family and dear friends, cruised the west coast of France (again), remedied some difficult faults on Play d’eau, and, and, and….

I mean, they say that when you retire you become more busy than ever and we can attest this to be absolutely true.

Now it’s Christmas 2017

So after such a long period of silence, the keys of my new laptop have started clattering away as I renew friendship with our website. Hence, we take this opportunity to trust you will all have a magnificent Christmas and an exciting New Year.

The Reason for the Season

As we know, the reason for the season is Jesus. Hallelujah indeed!

2018

Whilst we contemplate 2018 and make plans, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to keep the website up to date. So we thank you for your patience and ask you to keep a listening watch on this channel.

On a personal note

Whilst thinking of the reason for the season, Lin and I especially thank Him for the recent miraculous healing of a dear friend of ours. And we mean miraculous. Reality is reality.

Happy Christmas!

Piers
from the Pilot House of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

4 comments to It’s Christmas!

  • Pip and Pete Flynn

    Great to see the website is back live and kicking! We’ve missed it.
    Looking forward to hearing more updates of your adventures, plans, etc.
    In the meantime, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
    With our love and best wishes to you both,
    P&P
    xxxx

  • Nice Christmas present, hearing from you again, hope you can sustain it.

    Please enjoy the rest of the Christmas holiday, and I wish you all the best for 2018.

    Alan

  • Hi Piers, nice to read this e-mail

    merry christmess from Cologne. Our ALBATROS is sleeping in the harbour here in Cologne and we are looking for 2018 normally we go to the Netherlands in may.

    In our holidays ( 2 weeks we go to the dutch islands Terschelling or Vlieland .

    I don`t know wether you have been there .

    many greetings from Ingo and Ulrike Albatros Fleming 55 / 88 with the best whishes for a happy 2018

  • I am so pleased your Play d’eau website is up and running again-I love it! What a stunning photo! I looked at it and pondered for some while before deciding (with some help from Piers) that it is just beautiful and inspired, too. Thank you for starting up again. Hil x x x

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