An Akash Birthday

In 2008, Emily chose to celebrate her birthday at the Akash restaurant at 500A Edgware Road. Of the several posts that have featured this, my favourite over four decades, places this gem in perspective. I had remembered this splendid family occasion when speaking on the phone to Heidi yesterday. This morning I received aContinue reading “An Akash Birthday”

Cake And Limousine

This morning I scanned another couple of sets of prints from my archives for which I cannot find the negatives. The first six are from Oliver’s birthday party of 23rd December, 2000, held at Lindum House. Alice sits bemused in her high chair while her gleeful brother, an avid Arsenal fan, admires his football pitchContinue reading “Cake And Limousine”

Second Milestone Of 1992

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I was born when my mother was nineteen. Later in the year she reached her twentieth birthday, and on 2nd of October 1992, her three score years and ten. Today I scanned some colour negatives from 4th of October 1992 made at Mum’s 70th birthday party. TwoContinue reading “Second Milestone Of 1992”

First Milestone Of 1992

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I reached my half century in July 1992. The first celebration, for a group of friends based in London, took place in Michael and Heidi’s garden at Tanfield Road in Croydon. Among others they included Carole, and Steve. The next event was held at our home inContinue reading “First Milestone Of 1992”

“I Buy Dat”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The weight of traffic through Lyndhurst and on the A27 meant that the journey to Upper Dicker on the way to Poppy’s birthday celebration took 4 hours in contrast to the normal two and a half that the return trip occupied. Fortunately we left home early enoughContinue reading ““I Buy Dat””

Emily’s Party

The Openreach/BT engineer came early this morning. He had established that there was nothing wrong with the cabinet mentioned yesterday, but that our screw terminals were incompatible with broadband. He clipped them and fitted a new phone socket with a built-in filter. This delayed the¬†start of our¬†journey to Sanderstead for Emily’s 21st birthday lunch. GivenContinue reading “Emily’s Party”