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Thursday, 24 January 2013
Catenian Dinner and Dance
We braved the snow to go to the Bromley Circle New Year Dinner and Dance last Saturday. It was held at Chislehurst Golf Club. It is a magnificent setting, the clubhouse, Camden Place was the home of Empress Eugenie and her son the Prince Imperial when they were exiled from France in 1870. The Prince Imperial was killed in 1879 in South Africa during the Zulu wars. He had volunteered to fight for Queen Victoria. Nearby this is a memorial to him. More details can be found by clicking here.
The D&D was very good and a good time was had by all as they say!
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for 45 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was three in April - time flies
I am now ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my third year of ministry.