We have received an order and prepayment for a 48 kW 3 phase converter
. Its weight will be such as to make transport prohibitive so it has been despatched form our Bulgarian factory without motor-generator or transformer. These will be fitted at Boost Energy Systems
, which purchases such items for its own manufacture.
On Saturday evening we went to a concert by the English Chamber Orchestra
at Dorking Halls
. We particularly enjoyed leader Stephanie Gonley playing the two Beethoven romances for violin and orchestra.
Last Monday we saw the Enrico Tomasso Swing Six at the Epsom Jazz Club
. Great band, playing in the tradition of the small swing bands of the late 30s and early 40s.
On Friday we visited a customer in Felixstowe who was worried about his equipment being driven from our Booster E2.2 (2.2 kW) three phase converter. On checking the power he was drawing from it with our true RMS 3-phase wattmeter we found it to be 4 kW. The E2.2 was actually succeeding to operate the customer's equipment although the voltage imbalance was outside specification !
On return we stopped to visit my 91-year old mother at St. Dominic's Residential Care Home, Kelvedon, Essex, CO5 9AN. Unknown to us they had booked a 30 minute performance from 3 young entertainers who acted, sang and danced the Charleston. I led the applause :-)
On Monday evening at The Cricketers in Horsell, we saw Ian Cruickshank's Gypsy Jazz
. Fantasic guitar playing by Ian Cruickshank and John Coverdale with the great Peter Morgan on bass (6 times we have seen him recently ?).
Last night we saw John Softley's Just the Job Dixieland Jazz band at The Epsom Playhouse jazz club (now Mondays). All the band members were great musicians but I would particulary like to thank John Softley for his great banjo and guitar playing, his wife Beverley on vocals and washboard and Peter Rudeforth, one of the few trumpeters to get applause for his solos.
On Friday evening we drove to Chailey in Sussex to see Mike Piggott
and Piers Clark
playing live jazz at the Five Bells, Chailey.
Great music, much appreciated from our table. It is a pity that many other customers were less appreciative and contributed excessive background noise.
We have just returned from a short holiday in Gibraltar. Having never been there before, hotel choice was difficult but we definitely chose well. We thoroughly recommend The Rock Hotel