Like lots of other birthday boys today I got a pair of socks……… but mine were twin ankle length, 100% waterproof and breathable, with merino wool lining and a hydrophilic membrane (apparently!). This is what my socks “said” to me:
Curiosity is at the heart of the human spirit. It is what makes you dream of adventure. It is what pushes you to look over the next hill. It spurs you on to cross rivers and fields to see a new horizon. You can defy nature’s attempts to hold you back and stand steadfast – committed to your goal to take on the challenge when others would turn back. Your achievements are what defines you.
……………… which is just as well, as the socks looks slightly more appealing than my waterproof, merino wool, rib knit boxers!!!!!!!
Now a bell ringing, bee keeping businessman (not always in that order) Keith has limited yachting experience but considerable sea-going experience having served afloat for the majority of his 34 years service in the Royal Navy. This included serving in every class of warship from minesweeper to aircraft carrier, commanding 4 different ships (a minesweeper, two destroyers and an amphibious command ship) and commanding all UK maritime forces in the Middle East for a 2 year period. Concurrently he was the Deputy Coalition Commander of a multi-national force of over 115 warships drawn from 22 different countries. For him the challenge and excitement of being part of the Clipper Round The World Race team has proved irresistible, in particular taking on the four big west-east ocean crossings and the chance to sail across oceans and seas he has yet to experience.
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10 thoughts on “4. Curiosity ……… or what my birthday socks “said” to me!”
I viewed the photos with minor trepidation as boxers could have been just over the horizon … whew …
Tommy, some things are best left OVER the horizon!
Thank goodness boxers don’t speak to you like socks
Quite agree! Much more sense out of my …………… socks.
As I age the idea of waterproof boxers seems an increasingly good one, but ‘rib knit!!’
Norman, At least now I know what to get you in a secret Santa draw!
You have been hiding your creative writing skills very carefully
Can I give you a call if I get writerâs block when itâs time for my CEOâs newsletter?
Thanks for sparing us the additional photograph!
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Neil, yes, hidden almost as carefully as my waterproof boxers!
I can think of a better use for those wellies, but then I am a Welsh. Cymru Am Beth.
Talking socks! Whatever next? Are the boxers as chatty? Great legs by the way.
Hope you enjoyed your birthday Mary
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