I just wanted to reassure you that your role is absolutely crucial because you can help create a more integrated approach to solving so many difficult issues, that otherwise don’t get solved at the community level.
It is always a little daunting to address such eminent literary company – but I am heartened by the thought that we probably do all have one thing in common: we are here tonight because of books and the pleasure they give us – and what a pleasure that is!
You all represent, not only yourselves and your own achievements, but also the millions of remarkable women who make a difference every day. I salute you all – for your courage, selflessness and dedication.
It is with immense pride and the greatest admiration for the inhabitants of these islands that I join you today in commemorating the extraordinary heroism displayed by the people of Malta some seventy-five years ago.
Drawn from many nations we come together in their resting place...
Flying should indeed be challenging – but also fun.
My wife and I are very much looking forward to joining the great national celebration of the modern nation of Canada, established 150 years ago.
Needless to say, I really could not be more pleased to be joining what appears to be a great many old friends to celebrate the Soil Association's seventieth anniversary, and as your Patron to have this chance to offer my warmest congratulations...
Your stories are brimming with ideas, and fizzing with energy, and hopefully encouraging others, who are listening today, to follow your example.