Friday, 22 October 2010

October issue !

Once again my graphics are by Donna ,Thankyou Donna,





Now after the confusion on my last post ,the girl in the prom dress was my Beautiful Granddaughter Charlotte and not my neice as some of you supposed .So talking of Granddaughters here is Alice aged seventeen, who is the Granddaughter of Maurices's cousin Jim.Isn't she another beauty ?A real peaches and cream English Rose,but since her Grandparents are Irish ,I suppose that makes her a lovely little colleen as well .





Whoops ,what does this racing car have to do with things ? you might ask!




The car is in fact being driven by Alice ,and very well indeed ,Below are a few quotes from Alice and links to the story of her success My Renault is the identical car to Lewis Hamiltion’s UK car when he won the title at 18 yrs old. To reduce mechanics’ fees, the BARC championship does not allow gears cogs to be changed to suit track conditions, and there is a slight restriction put on the engine to extend its life. Both cars cost the same to buy.
I raced against UK’s top GT drivers (300BHP) in 2010, out qualifying ex-F1 driver Martin Donnelly: This link explains how I got my Renault title at a year younger than Lewis Hamilton:
http://news.driverdb.com/2010/10/18/alice-powell-wins-formula-renault-title/ I only got a few qualifying laps on a cold track, near the end of the session, and I still managed to get a pole.
Alice has been supported and encouraged by her Granddad Jim ,and here is the link to her website http://www.alice-powell.com/




A champagne moment !







And Alice does after dinner speeches and has met many famous people ,From Prince Andrew ,to Sir Stirling Moss.









Well done Alice ! you are a clever and lovely girl as well as a plucky one and we are all very proud of you ,.....and as they say Watch this space .......





So as usual I will close ,with love from













38 comments:

karen said...

wow!! well done Alice from me too!

andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou said...

Wow what an amazing girl and what an amazing job, Mr L is very into racing so I shall show him this post this evening. So that he can have a read thanks for this xx

Jane said...

What a brilliant girl, you must be very proud!

Angie said...

Flabbergasted, astounded, amazed, speechless, gobsmacked...........that's me. You must be very proud.

TARYTERRE said...

Alice is a very interesting young lady. She must be having a GREAT time racing. I once tested driving round a racetrack with my car. But I wasn't suppose to. I had sneaked in.

Bunny said...

Gosh, how glamourous! Will be looking out for Alice.

Julie said...

You must be so proud of your granddaughter! What an amazing achievement for a young girl. I will be looking out for her too.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How nice to have a celebrity in the family and what a beautiful one too. So young and already has accomplished so much. It;s so nice of you to share her achievements with us. When most news is all the negative talk about young people today it's great to hear about her refreshing accomplishments. I miss your posts but look forward to your updates.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a lovely post, you must be so proud of Alice, she is truly inspirational and she's accomplished so much too! Have a great week ahead!! xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

What a Brilliant and talented girl Alice is ~ besides being very beautiful ~ Loved the Pictures thanks for sharing ~ Ally x

Odds Bodkins. said...

Good to see Alice doing so well in what is, predominantly, a male sport. I Look forward to seeing her on one of my visits to Brands Hatch in the future.

B. x

Emma said...

That's amazing! Well done Alice!!!

Sybil said...

goodness what a clever family you have Jan..and all look so gorgeous as well. I hadn't actually realised that there were young women in the race circuit..I will be taking extra interest from now on.
Hope all is well at your end.
Love Sybil x

Jean said...

Hi Jan
As everyone says what a clever talented Girl Alice is and we wish her every success in the future ,so beautiful too.
Hope the flu jab was alright .Lovely to see you both on Friday .
Just think two months today it will be Christmas day !!! ...oh heck
love you my darling sis
Jeanxxx

Jeannette said...

What a beautiful young lady, you must be very proud of her! I wish her a successful and safe career in motor racing. Jeannette xx

nancy said...

Great post. Thanks for stopping by.
Take care!
Nancy

LYN said...

very cool..
your stats are better than mine...LOL

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow, what an inspiration - Alice is incredible, no wonder you are proud!

Astra! said...

My goodness,Its great to see a young lady like Alice with a career in motor racing. I would like to wish her the very best of luck and to be safe...Astra!

Joan said...

Hope Alice does very well driving fast we always watch the Grand prix on the telly it is a great sport. Nicce to hear from you Jan. Love Joan

Funnyface said...

Hello Jan,
Danger and Glamourous, what a combination. I envy her! Go girl its there for the taking.
Big luv,
Jaynee X

Vintage Vixen said...

Goodness, Alice is both beautiful and talented. You must be very proud of her. xxx

Micki said...

Alice is so talented..Congrats to her!
Micki

lunarossa said...

Wow, that's brilliant! What a talented and brave girl! I am a very keen Formula 1 fan and I've always regretted that there are no F1 women drivers in the circuits. Wish her to get so far...Hope you are well, Jan. Ciao. A.

Lorena said...

WOW you guys must be so proud !

Fenwitters said...

Go girl! It's a mans' world, I imagine, so she's going great guns doing so well.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful talent she has Jan!
On top of all that she is a beauty too!
To have the confidence to do after dinner speeches at such a young age is on a par with her driving ability. Stupendous!
Well done to her and thanks for sharing your family news.
I shall keep an eye open for her now.
Hugs
Jeanie xxxx

RETRO REVA said...

Thanks for your lovely comments and for visiting and following my baby blog :)
It means a great deal to me!
AND< what a cool woman!!!!!!!!!!!
I too love to drive fast....
I have the tickets to prove it ;)
xXx
Reva

Bardot in Blue said...

so cute in the jump suit! love the quote on the first image as well and couldn't agree more :-)

xoxo Haleigh @ BB

Stuart said...

No I didn't get a notification of an update from Google

imac said...

What a Girl, good one Alice.

Pearl Westwood said...

I would be very proud too, every sucess to her!

Bombshellicious said...

Well done to Alice xx

Victoria said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter!! :)

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, you are a real sweetheart! xxx

Henar said...

Amazing story, I loved this!! :)
Great post
xx

www.ohmyvogue.com

Anonymous said...

Happy 2011 Jan........u know you're amazing, I love your lust for just getting on with it :0) have a good one

rache x

Vintage Laura xx said...

Hi Jan, thanks for the comment on my blog! The photo's are fabric, I create them by using transfer paper, you can buy it from WH Smiths and most supermarkets too but I get mine from eBay. You just print the picture onto the paper and then iron it onto fabric.

And congrats to Alice!!!

Laura xx

Karen said...

Hi Jan, love this post..so pretty and informative. Looking forward to more of them.