Monday, 16 January 2012

Hectic Weekend - then a ramble in the Surrey Hills

 It was a rather hectic weekend , Saturday we were up early to drive to Wonersh for one of my study days. We got back at about 6:30; changed and were out by 7:15 to go the Catenian New Year Party. This was a formal do so we had to change quickly. It was a great evening; one of those times that for no specific reason flowed and was much better than previous years.

Some of the happy throng

Sunday after Mass we drove to Mugswell to meet up with the Old Askean Rambling Club to join them for a 4 mile ramble across the Surrey Hills. It was a perfect afternoon, the company was great and the views were grand.  It will give you some idea of the age of the group when I say that Julia and I were two of the youngest in party. Most remarkable was Victor; he left school aged 18 in 1942 to join the RAF. He will be 88 this year and I just hope that I am still doing walks like this in 24 years time!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Proposed ITSO Reunion in San Jose; May/June 2014

We just heard some brilliant news. There is a proposal to have an ITSO (where I worked in San Jose) reunion in May/June 2014. This will be the excuse we needed to go back and see all our American friends. We may even get to see our old house.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A relatively quiet Christmas this year

As usual Christmas started with Midnight Mass which was proceeded by a Carol Service; this year the service seemed better than the usual high standard.
There were meant to be ten of us for Christmas lunch this year, unfortunately the tummy bug that has been doing the rounds meant that there were just seven of us. We still managed to eat and drink more than we should have done.

Helena was with us at Christmas, after Christmas Lawrie and Emma joined us. We walked off some of the pud with a gentle stroll around Knole Park; and promptly undid any good that it may have done us by indulging in some tapas in a Sevenoaks restaurant. Still if you are going to sin, sin joyfully!

All in all it was a most enjoyable Christmas