I am delighted to have been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In some ways I feel slightly guilty to have it as it recognises the work of the Heritage Crafts Association which is very much a team effort by a wonderful bunch of voluntary trustees. It is great however that we are finally achieving recognition for traditional craftspeople. It all feels rather a long way away from my smokey worksite at the moment where our canoe build is very close to completion. I am a few days behind with blog posts so will share just one picture showing where we were up to last night.
An American friend asked yesterday what an MBE was, “Is that like half way to a nighthood?” well for those folk this side of the pond that want to know have a look here. it’s actually more like a quarter of the way to a nighthood.