OOOh, still lots to do and it’s Christmas Eve. I’m running out of time for everything, but the final Herbie Award has to be , er, Awarded. In customary fashion, the Annual Herbie Special Award goes to someone who has impressed us over the year with their kindness or fortitude or patience and perseverance (Hmm, thinks, I’ll never win one then) or sometimes their contribution to the good life aboard Herbie.
This year the Herbie Academy it has been decided to award the Award to a boating beginner. Someone who started of his boating experience with considerable fear and trepidation and quickly overcame it to become a valued crew member attracting people to Herbie wherever we went and making us lots of new friends.
So , breaking all records for the age of the winner, the big prize goes to a real youngster, as we tear open the Golden Envelope and congratulate the winner of
Herbie Special Award 2017,
who is …
Ronnie’s acceptance speech: