May 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Jaimie


A very happy bithday to our very special Granddaughter, Jaimie. You are a great 15 year old and we love you very much. Have a great day and we hope you will enjoy "Sinatra".

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May 21, 2006

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam!

My readers may have noticed that my Guest Book has disappeared. Well, this is because I was receiving more than 100 spam emails per day and I have therefore decided to end the intrusion into my private life.

If anyone wishes to leave a comment, they can still do so on the current entry which is protected by the security number. So if either of my two readers wishes to contact me, this is the way to do it.

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May 10, 2006

J'ai Trouvé Ma Soeur!

Nina, Claire, Moi! et Susan

WOW! What a birthday I have had today! Nina, friend Susan and I went on a day trip to Paris. My dear friend Gerry was supposed to be with us, but he is in hospital going through a bad patch – Get well soon Bruv.

My particular excitement about this trip was that I was going to meet Claire. Who is Claire I hear you ask? This is a very long story, but I will try to keep it brief.

Claire is actually my second cousin twice removed, whose parents were killed by the Nazis during the war. My parents wanted to adopt her in 1946, but she was already living with an uncle on her father’s side of the family. I was very disappointed that I was not going to have a sister, but here we were in Paris and meeting for the first time in 60 years!

I could go on and write pages on the subject, but suffice it to say that – on my birthday today – I found my sister at last. What is even better, is that Nina thinks she is lovely too!

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May 03, 2006

Tenterden to Bodiam


We have just returned from another of those wonderful U3A trips. This time we went to Tenterden (Kent) and then on the Kent & East Sussex Railway to Bodiam. The K & E S is a life gone by! Trains as they were 50 or more years ago. The thrills of watching the fireman fill the engine water tanks and the smell of the coal and smoke. For more pictures click here.

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