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
seen also with Emily
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