Tag Archives: Henley

Lady Lucy out lock-busting (again)!

It’s been a slow start to the boating year on the Thames. Heavy rain and snow made Easter boating unpleasant and dangerous and it’s only in the past few days that river-levels have subsided to take red boards off mid-Thames … Continue reading

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Three seasons of boating on Lady Lucy

  I am in love with the river Thames, all my money goes into boats – (apart from the horse!). Over the weekend, I’ve been organising the boating schedule for Lady Lucy. Last year I had over 400 guests on … Continue reading

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The making and keeping of friends.

  We had a good conversation in the Olde Bell after racing yesterday about the value of friendship. One of our party was quite methodical in how she cultivated friendship. Acquaintances were granted access to her via linked in from … Continue reading

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Henley Royal Regatta – Warren Muggleton’s take

As some readers will know, the Pension PlayPen was on the river last week, including a day with the Muggletons! Warren (pictured in the blue blazer), is a budding sports journalist so I’m pleased to feature this account of his Henley. … Continue reading

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Back to business

  It will be interesting, when the Pensions Regulator comes to publish its statistics, to see whether the past few days will represent a downward spike in engagement over auto-enrolment. Certainly our stats at Pension PlayPen suggest that less decisions … Continue reading

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Lady Lucy is back and looking for crew!

Well here she is, revarnished, redecked and repainted. After a spring long refit Lady Lucy is back on the river and after trials today, will be ready for a first outing next weekend. It your idea of heaven is floating … Continue reading

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MUTINY AT THE BOUNTY!

Yesterday was a shocker!   As many of you know, (from first hand experience), I spend much of the summer driving my boat and guests up and down the Thames. Yesterday was no exception. What made yesterday different, was my … Continue reading

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The Thames Traditional Boat Festival 2015

The sun shone – the river was calm and everyone had a grand time at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival this weekend. (18th-19th July). Whether you are a lover of wooden boats (small and large) , I hope you will enjoy … Continue reading

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Henley by boat – a Pension PlayPen Photoblog!

What a fabulous week for the 67 people who came on Lady Lucy between Wednesday and Saturday. It was a shame we couldn’t do Sunday- especially with St Pauls and Sir William Borlase winning the two boys events! Here are … Continue reading

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A week on the river

  This is a photoblog of our five days aboard Lady Lucy for Henley 2014. If you have any photos when you were with us or took photos (like Alex O’Loughlin) from the bank- please send them in. Henley Royal … Continue reading

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