Happenings in and around (in a nutshell)
Buckingham Palace, Westminister Abbey, London Eye
It was a wonderful day with Paul (Core member) , Lydia, Marcella and Christos (Assistants) who spend their time with us at different locations. We saw the Big Ben, Westminister Abbey. The highlight of the sightseeing was the Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 91st birthday. The royal family gathered at Buckingham Palace to mark the occasion with the annual and it was extremely festive—Trooping the Color parade plus a glorious flypast
We were met at the Airport by Antonio who expertly navigated us through Central London and to The Garden (Gothic House). There we met Tim, Administrator who briefed us. a wonderful barbecue party was organised by the Core members as part of welcome. From there, Tim took us Hazel's flat (Red House). Everything was spic and span and we felt at home. Thanks a lot, Hazel. We also had dinner at Elmstone with Dany, Bernad, Derrick, Mehow and others. It was a wonderful evening inspite of the jet lag.
We begin our magical journey from Calicut, by Etihad. Prior to departure from home the L'Arche National Newsletter was delivered. You can see Rajeevan, National Leader, LÁrche FMR India looking at it while waiting for our flight to Abu Dhabi. A few paintings were also on display at Calicut airport. From Abu Dhabi, we boarded the A 380 Super jumbo to London with around 500 passengers!!!. We also met our friends from LÁrche Bangalore Mr Mendonza, Mr Soney, Mr Paul and Vinod (core member). They were headed for Inverness, Scotland.
And so Rajeevan, National Leader and I, Dr Premanand M E are travelling to Belfast for the Conference. We will also visit the London L'Arche community. We are eagerly looking forward to the trip.
Back in Nandi Bazar, Noelia, the community leader along with the assistants and core members created a wonderful canvas which we will be displaying in Belfast. Renau, an Assistant from France created a beautiful work of art from a stone. This stone will be with us for posting 'stelfies'. Keep watching this blog for updates.
Accomplished Malayalam cine actor, Mohanlal’s birthday was celebrated by Mohanlal Fans - Vatakara at Asha Niketan, Nandi Bazar. A birthday cake was cut. Core members sang songs and spread cheer to everyone around. A few of the fans from the Association joined the core members for lunch. Mr Sugeeth S, Secretary, Dr U Sreedharan, Chairman, AN Nandi, Dr Premanand M E , Treasurer and Noelia, Community Leader spoke on the occasion.