Monday, 30 September 2013

Some of the (1000) "Official' Wedding Photos

Putting on the dress
At home before the cars arrived

Waiting for the bride (a long story)

The bride and one (very) proud father

Entering the Church

Soon to be "given away"

Proclaiming the Gospel

Being welcomed by Father Tom
Listening to the homily
Making their vows

The first married kiss

Signing the register

Receiving the Blessing

Our family

Sam with his new brothers and nephew

Helena with her nephew Henry

Cutting the cake (why is so much made of this?)

The first dance as Mr and Mrs

End of the day!

And we are off!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Gaew Mellish 
Gaew, our daughter in law, with her mum. Her mum died in her sleep Thursday morning. May God have mercy on her.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

"Official opening" of the Family Memorial

At long last we have the Family Memorial on the grave of my grandmother and grandfather. Grandma only died in 1964 so it has not taken too long to erect! It also commemorates their daughter and five sons and their spouses. It was funded by myself and four cousins who are all the grandchildren. My cousin Stuart was over from America and my cousins Gordon and Lesley came up to Hither Green Cemetery and scattered the ashes of their mum and dad at the site. After this and looking at the memorial had lunch together. It was a great day although tinged with sadness.

From left to right; cousin Stuart, his wife Andrea, Julia, cousin Lesley, Jo wife of cousin Gordon; John - husband of Lesley  

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Air strikes averted?

Well I never thought that I would praise President Putin in print. But the Russian leader seems to have come up with a solution that appears to avert the threat of a major escalation of the troubles in Syria. If the UK MPs had not voted no last week to pursuing military action then in all probability America would have launched cruise missiles and we would be in a bigger mess than we are now.
No doubt the Syrian opposition forces will do all they can to stop any handover of chemical weapons. It would rather suit them for America to bomb President Assad.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Syria Explained

I trust that all is now clear