December 29, 2007

Christmas Continued

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Martin, Pat, Katy, Adam, Clare, Neil and Nina
Tony, Monte and Jeff

So this time it is Nina's family that get into the picture. Yesterday we had everyone over to lunch. Really great to have us all together for the first time in ages.

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December 26, 2007

Christmas Cheer

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After Christmas at Nicky & Vicky's we spent a restful day with Laura and Laurence. Joëlle in Israel, only Carly and Jaimie were at home. Jaimie had her friend Jenny down from Glasgow but even then the family picture was somewhat depleted.

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December 22, 2007

Am I Being Watched?

It was a bright November Sunday morning and I decided that as part of my therapy I would walk into Loughton to the Farmers' Market. There I was striding away down the hill marvelling at the beautiful colours of the trees when my mobile phone buzzed. It was informing me that I had a message which said: -'You are striding out well today!' It was from my daughter who just happened to drive past at that moment. I didn't give the incident much thought until a few days later, when, once again pacing along the high road, a car went passed and hooted. I glanced up and saw a young woman in a car I did not recognize, and, therefore thought that the hoot was not for me. I was somewhat disappointed, as I know that my undoubted charm causes many women to hoot me. A few moments later my phone buzzed again and this time the message said: - 'What are you doing gazing up at the trees?' Apparently I had looked at the wrong car, for this time it was one of my granddaughters and her boyfriend who had been travelling in front of the car I thought had hooted. I sent a text back saying: - 'I don't like being spied on!'

As Chairman of the EFU3A, it worries me that there are 600 people out there watching me apart from my family and I must, therefore, be very careful who I am seen with in Epping, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and all stations east! I will just have to explain to all those women that hoot me on my perambulations that I cannot be seen in their company however delightful they are, as I have to maintain a dignified air whilst holding such an exalted position!

I suppose that I should be grateful for the mobile phone, for without it I would not be aware of the watchful eyes of my family; on second thoughts, perhaps I should keep a keener eye out whilst walking?

If you should see me traveling anywhere in the EFU3A area, please donít bother to send me a text message, I just know you are all out there somewhere.

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December 08, 2007

Happy Birthday Joëlle

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It's birthday time again! This time it is the 18th birthday of our gorgeous second granddaughter Joëlle.

Have a great day, darling, and take lots of fabulous pictures! We love you tons.

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