Teeming rain spattered at our windows all day today. We therefore abandoned the idea of shopping for watch batteries in New Milton and I delved into my photographic archives.
I scanned selection of colour slides from my sister Jacqueline’s birthday party of 14th April 2007.
I began with the youngest member of our family, my granddaughter, Jessica Grace,
eagerly swooped upon by her cousins Emily
My nephew Mark stands behind Emily in the second of her pictures. Mark’s daughter, Abbie can be glimpsed at bottom right.
Here Mark peels an apple for his son, Matthew;
and here engages in earnest conversation with my son,
and her son, Adam,
seen here with Danni, both displayed Kronenburg.
Adam is now married to Thea, seen here with
Holly, now Mrs
My late brother, Chris, was in attendance
with his wife, Frances.
Another sister-in-law is Angela, married to my brother, Joe.
Maybe Mum was giving the eye to
the birthday girl.
There is more to come. Perhaps I’ll post more tomorrow.
This evening we enjoyed a second sitting of Jackie’s splendid lamb jalfrezi and savoury rice with which she drank Hoegaarden, Elizabeth drank Hop House lager, and I drank more of the Médoc.