Hello folks and welcome to my FIRST EVER GMIH blog post (Yikes! Be easy on me, please).
Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thanks to Keith who runs this fantastic charity for the help he has given me and other young people in pursuing their dreams in the tourism world. It’s great to have this support right from the very start of any new pursuit so for that I am truly grateful.
So, where do I begin? Well, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Dominic and I have recently embarked on the adventure of a lifetime and started my training to become a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. What is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide I hear you ask? Well, according to The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides they are only:
‘Britain’s BEST Guides’
No pressure there then!
Over the next 2 years, I along with 35 other brave souls will be testing all our cranial might to achieve this lofty accolade and join the ranks of Britain’s guiding Order of the Garter (ask me what the Order of the Garter actually is and thanks to the course I will now be able to talk to you at length about it).
I’ll be keeping you posted along the way about all our escapades to faraway places such as Bath and Warwick and how we get on with the dreaded coach pano practices (that’s panoramic to you and me) where we are launched centre stage onto a coach and expected to deliver a crisp, clear and entertaining commentary on whatever may be outside. The first one really wasn’t that bad, honest!
If you have the slightest inkling that you may too one day wish to join us in entertaining the millions who visit London & Britain each year to enjoy our fabulous heritage then stay tuned!