Yesterday I received my new appointment as Provincial Grand Standard Bearer. It was wonderful to be presented to the PGM and be on stage looking out to a full auditorium. Thank you to David Foot for transporting me to the Novotel for the celebration dinner. I made lots of new friends and had chance to sit at several tables. I had my photo taken with lots of brethren enjoying themselves, some of them are here for you to see. Everything was going really well when suddenly a napkin was placed over my eyes and I was kidnapped! It was Barrie Hewitt, he has taken me home with him. Be assured I am being very well looked after and he tells me he is taking me on Friday to Albion Place in Southampton to a meeting of the Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge. I am sure to meet lots of brethren and make many new friends.