Life After IML - December 2004

Talisker, John Lovatt and John Pendal in Oxford
On Saturday November 27th fellow Spanner Trustee John Lovatt (centre) and I gave a presentation in Oxford, organised by "Talisker" (far left).

The highlight of my November was travelling to Palm Springs for the weekend of the 12th-14th to emcee the Mr Palm Springs Leather Contest. I flew out on the Thursday (21 hours door to door), emceed a meet and greet on Friday night and the contest on Saturday night, attended a pool party on Sunday, flew back on Monday, landed in London at 7am on Tuesday morning and was back at work on Tuesday afternoon! At the end of the contest I was made an Honorary Member of Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert - which is much appreciated.

It's difficult to believe that it's the end of another year. Looking at some of the ongoing troubles around the world it would be easy to remember 2004 for negative reasons. But many good things happened in 2004. I wrote to some of the people I've met since winning IML and asked for their success stories:

Congratulations to everyone involved in these projects.

I hope you all have a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year.

Best wishes,

John Pendal
International Mr Leather 2003

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