Thursday, 29 December 2011


A few weekends ago we made our annual trip to Wimereux in France with our good friends Michael and Penny. A good chance for some Christmas shopping and a nice stay at Hotel du Centre with a warm welcome and excellent food (and wine!).

Needless to say, there was one hopeful stowaway.

Wimereux promenade - not as cold as previous years, but still pretty bracing.

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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Thank you to everyone for following the blog throughout 2011.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2012!

Only one more sleep to go...or perhaps six for Poppy?

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

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What do you think?

St.Saviour's Christmas Tree Festival

Visited St.Saviour's Church in St.Albans on Sunday to see their Christmas Tree Festival.
Very good it was too - there were 93 trees!

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

The next generation

Oh dear, if he doesn't buck his ideas up he'll be delivering newspapers for the rest of his life?
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Monday, 12 December 2011

Rochester outing 4

Nice view with the cathedral in the foreground and the castle in the background.

We finished with an organ recital by Roger Sayer. We were able to see what was going on via the screen which had been set up especially for us, with a video camera on the keyboards and foot pedals.

Roger Sayer kindly joined us afterwards for questions. You can see the screen better in this photo.
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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Rochester outing 3

Our tour was due to end at noon in the High Street - how's that for timing?
And right outside a pub too!

Rochester Cathedral crypt during our second guided tour of the day.

Nice photo do you think?
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Monday, 5 December 2011

Rochester outing 2

Here's Rochester's Norman castle

They were getting ready for a re-enactment weekend.

Views from the castle of the River Medway.

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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Museum outing to Rochester

A little while ago SWMBO and I arranged an outing for the Friends of Redbourn Museum, to Rochester.
We had a very good trip round the M25 and arrived at exactly our scheduled time, had refreshments at the visitor centre, then we split into three groups and had walking tours of the city.
Our guide was this very enthusiastic "Lady in Red".

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