Wanderlust Paul Morrison Guide Awards 2007?

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Oct 5th, 2007, 12:45 AM
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Wanderlust Paul Morrison Guide Awards 2007?

I went along to the awards ceremony yesterday evening and Wanderlust awarded two guides the winning GOLD.

Our very own Selwyn is one of them!

CONGRATULATIONS, Selwyn, I was so proud to see you recognised in this way!

The awards were presided over by Lyn Hughes, co-founder (with the late Paul Morrison) of Wanderlust magazine.

Speeches too from Bill Bryson and Hilary Bradt, from last years guide finalists and from this year's winners!

Selwyn also impressed the audience when he decided to give £1000 of his bursary to the silver place finalist for her charitable pursuit of choice. The remaining £4000 is going to support a soup kitchen in Kayamundi.

WELL DONE SELWYN!
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Oct 5th, 2007, 03:11 AM
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Hi Selwyn,

My hearty congratulations on your excellent and very creditable achievement. Wish you all god speed in all you further endeavours.

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Oct 5th, 2007, 03:29 AM
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Congratulations Selwyn! Well deserved!

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Oct 5th, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Way to go Selwyn! Ultracool!
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Oct 5th, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Mazeltov! Will be in your beloved South Africa in a couple of weeks. ez
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Oct 5th, 2007, 05:33 AM
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Congratulations Selwyn, you're a class act.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 06:09 AM
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Selwyn! Congratulations!!!!!! I am not surprised!! My one big disappointment with our trip this summer was that you were not available to take us to Kayamandi. We revisited all the places you took Richard and me two years' ago, but not Kayamandi! I will never forget the township.
You are the 'Gold Guide' on these boards as well thanks to your constant selfless sharing.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Outstanding Selwyn!! Well deserved honor to a very giving man.

Kavey: thanks for reporting the details.
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Oct 5th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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No problem.
Today Selwyn is enjoying picking out some personal purchases from Nomad, part of his prize, and enjoying lunch with last year's and this year's finalists and the Wanderlust team.
I think he's flying back either later today or on Saturday.
I'm off on holiday myself for two weeks so won't be online to welcome him back to the board but I'm sure you guys can do that without me!
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Oct 5th, 2007, 11:38 PM
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I heard from Selwyn this morning as he was waiting at Heathrow to fly home. I just happened to email him at the right time.
We feel very fortunate to be going to Kayamundi with him in early Nov.
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Oct 6th, 2007, 02:08 AM
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Congratulations Selwyn. For everyone who has had the pleasure and experience of spending time with you, we all know that luck was on our side. We are still talking about Kayamundi, and Lily to all who will listen.

By the way the little girl we want to sponser for more education, when does she take her English test, and when can we start helping. I can't remember her name so please remind us, and post a picture if you have one.

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Oct 6th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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Hello all,

Thanks to all of you for your good wishes. I have arrived back in Cape Town with more than 200 emails of congratulations and have to answer and thank these wonderful folk soon. Thus at this stage I am just saying thank you to all of you who have published on this page or sent me messages of support and well as congraulations. As soon as I have an opportunity I will publish a letter in this thread giving you a trip report of my journey to London and what the Wanderlust awards really are about.

Once again a HUGE thank you to you all.

Very proudly part of the wonderful nation of South Africa
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Oct 6th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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Selwyn you ROCK!
Next time I'm in Capetown, I must and will see you for a day as my guide,

a hearty congratulations,
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Oct 7th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Thank you Kavey for the good news.

Congratulations to Selwyn. An outstanding honor and a worthwhile donation.

Uplifting all the way around.
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Oct 8th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Selwyn, look fwd to your report on the whole trip...
(Am still in France but have internet access from this hotel which is handy as we're booking the hotels one or two nights in advance only and checking them out on the net before booking is very helpful)!
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Oct 9th, 2007, 06:30 AM
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Congratulations Selwyn! We were sorry that we did not have the opportunity to meet you while we were in Cape Town
last week, but had the pleasure of touring with Rob (Selwyn's brother)
and were able to meet Lily in Kayamandi.
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Oct 9th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

What a terrific honor, and while I have not had the pleasure of joining you on a tour of Cape Town, I understand the honor is well deserved.

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Oct 9th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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Selwyn-
Having just returned from our trip to SA, and having had the pleasure of joining you for an extended afternoon at Kayamundi, all I can say is...WELL DESERVED!! It truly was a life-changing day for us. I am delighted that your greatest wish from all of this judging came true-the chance to give even more to Kayamundi.
Congrats!
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Oct 9th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Selwyn:
This is driving me nuts....and such a nit-picky thing that I should be ashamed!! After touring with you, I always refer to the township as KayamAndi and believe that is the correct spelling.
Can you confirm just for my peace of mind???????????????????????? I talk about the township constantly and want to see if I have the correct spelling and pronunciation........
Thanks......
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Congratulations Selwyn.
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