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Sam came over early this afternoon and he and I had some excellent time alone over a drink in The Royal Oak.

He then collected his family from the caravan site and we spent a most enjoyable few hours picking up where we had left off yesterday.

Within seconds of their arrival Malachi and Orlaith had commandeered Jackie’s laptop. Orlaith took over while

Malachi gave us an impressive violin recital.

Jackie produced an early dinner for us all from her succulent steak and mushroom pie; boiled potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; with tender runner beans. The was fish pie for vegetarian, Holly, who

afterwards acted as quizmaster when

Orlaith and Malachi played Blockbuster with their Dad.

Holly and Sam enjoyed a moment’s relaxation before

Jackie took a family group photograph

followed by Holly’s photographs of me with the children

and with my son.


  1. I really appreciate the way your family members have come out from a difficult situation and feel lucky to be a part of this superb and loving family.

  2. OH! You have beautiful kids in your life, Derrick! The little kids AND the big ones! What a joy they are to you and Jackie! 🙂 And you are building such good memories with them!
    I love the photo of the parents resting while the kids are entertained. 🙂
    My kids do the same when they are here…while they rest, take a nap, go on a “date”, or go shopping, I enjoy being Mawmaw to their kids/my grandkids. 🙂
    How are you feeling, Derrick?
    Continued prayers for you and Jackie! And lot’s of <3 and (((HUGS))), too.

  3. Derrick what glorious photo’s of your family you have shared.. and what a joyful day to share in as I return to my wordpress reader today..
    Many thanks for sharing their love and smiles.. 🙂

  4. There’s nothing like a houseful of kids. Love it. Bravo to Malachi for sharing his musical gifts with everyone. And thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us, Derrick.

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