AMI Hopkins will soon be all at sea – and enjoying every minute of it.
The 28-year-old Melbourne engineer is quitting her job at Des Gosling Mobility to go on a three-year world tour on a 58-ft yacht. She will be part of a nine-strong all-female crew aboard the Maiden on the adventure of a lifetime.
“I can’t wait,” says Ami, who makes the ‘splash’ in our November edition.
While Ami sails off round the world her former boss, Des Gosling, and his wife Salli, will be taking on an adventure of their own. The pair are starting the process of building a straw bale house to call home. They were inspired to create their eco-friendly building following the example set by the nearby Whistlewood Common.
The latest edition of Village Voice includes photographic features on the recent Wakes, harvest festivals and Hallowe’en events plus pictures of the local schools’ new four and five-year-old pupils as they embark on their educational journeys.
TV chef Joe Hurd tells us of his new food venture at the Melbourne Hall Courtyard, and we talk to the new management team hoping to revitalise the Hardinge Arms pub at Kings Newton.
There’s been a setback to Melbourne’s plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year, while the long-term future of the rectory in Church Square, Melbourne, comes under scrutiny.
PLUS a lot, lot more to read in our latest issue, so make sure you don’t miss it …
The Village Voice Team.
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