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Heavy rain fell overnight. Although it lessened during the day, it continued to irrigate the garden.
This meant a trip into the photographic archives. Today’s selection for scanning was from colour negatives of Michael and Heidi’s wedding on 5th October 1991.
Some of us stayed at Michael’s overnight. This provided an opportunity for the rarity of a photograph of me with all my children together. Jessica probably took the photograph. Louisa sat on her favourite lap,
and she and Sam gave Mat their full attention. Perhaps Louisa was a little worried that Sam’s ruffling could get out of hand. Becky seems to have come into some money.
On the morning of the event it was time to get togged up. Matthew needed assistance with cuff links.
Becky and Jessica sported splendid pink and white lilies.
Soon, Sam and Mat looked the business, with white carnations for their floral adornment.
Meanwhile, at her parents home just up the road in South Croydon, Heidi was preparing herself,
and her other bridesmaids, who, like the Royals they felt, appeared on the balcony for the benefit of their public.
This evening Jackie and I enjoyed her chicken thighs marinaded in hot chilli sauce; mushroom rice; runner beans; and a melange of peppers, a courgette from Elizabeth’s garden, and leeks bound by flour and egg. She drank Hoegaarden, and I drank Pyrene cabernet sauvignon/tempranillo 2011.