A Go At Grooming

On another wet and windy day, I stayed at home and scanned the last of the colour slides from Jacqueline’s 60th birthday party.

Here is another I have found of Emily adoring her little cousin, Jessica Grace;

more of Sam

and Holly,

seen also with Emily

and Michael,

here speaking to Alex and the blacksmith’s daughter,

who took Emily horse riding.

Jacqueline’s daughter, my niece Alex, runs a stables from home.

Alice got to groom one of the animals

and, led by her cousin Alex, take a ride on another. Oliver, Emily, and Abbie bring up the rear.

Jacqueline’s three sons are Jack Junior;

Mark, seen with his son Matthew,

and with his wife Jo and daughter Abbie;

and James, the oldest,

the father of Iliare (I doubt very much that I have spelled her name correctly).

Adam, Elizabeth’s son, and Thea, now his wife, both drank Kronenbourg


and Elizabeth enjoyed a quiet moment.

Our brother Joseph and his wife,

Angela, also demonstrated closeness.

 Chris was also with us.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s splendid sausage casserole; incredibly creamy mashed potato; and crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. Elizabeth and I drank Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Merlot 2017


  1. The casserole sounds good and I like the fanilynpics – Matthew is a cutie and my stepdaughter juts has a little girl (last September) and they named her Thea Rae

    And you have a Thea in your family – cool to see the name some where else

  2. An odd day here. Bright sunshine early and I put the washing out in a stiff breeze but rain again within 20 minutes or so. Sucked up the leaves and mulched them for top-dressing the vegetable patch.

  3. Beautiful and handsome faces! And smiles! 🙂 Such a wonderful celebration of someone very special! 🙂
    You are rich in family and love, Derrick! 🙂
    Ooh…as far as the meal…I always love your veggie choices! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  4. Such lovely family photos and a celebration filled with love and joy. Thanks for sharing, Derrick. Hope the weather was better today. (I guess I’ll see later. ) 😉

  5. Has anybody else mentioned to you how much Michael looks like an American Kennedy? I’ve done a double take in every photo I’ve seen him in.

Leave a Reply