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Summer 2013 and our wonderful twins Graduate

Rachael  Judith

August 13 we are in Italy.

Bologna, Possibly my favourite ever pic And here it is in B&W (thanks Chris)

  The colonnades that make Bologna such a pleasure to walk around in Summer or Winter.

Helen leaving her mark at Juliet's house in Verona. 

      Some pictures from the Cassa Ferrari

The anatomy theatre so miraculously saved from the bomb that fell on it in the 2nd world war.

March & April 12 Off to the far east...

We visit Oliver in Singapore The drinks fairy at Devine

  Having a drink in the long bar at Raffles hotel

We visit the Warhol exhibition at the Sands The amazing Sands complex

The views from the top of the Sands Down to earth with the Ukulele sessions that attract dozens and dozens of people.

Then off to Cambodia, Siem Reap and the Ankor Wat Temples

The beautiful temple at Banteay Seri Some of the visitors

The beautiful apsaras that adorn every wall and their modern counterparts

The Angkor Wat temple rising from the forest The Forest taking over

Part of the Bayon  The mine victims that play outside some of the temples and the risk remains.

Off to Vietnam first stop Chi Minh City (Saigon)

The alley outside our great hotel The trishaws were not scarrey at all honestly 

    Temples in Saigon

up the Mekong Delta and the bizarre sight of a French church on the bank shopping on the Mekong

exercising in the park     those brides get everywhere

from the circus sublime to the ridiculous  

After our night at the circus we head for beautiful Hue

So much attention to detail, roses and rose petals everywhere in the room and a birthday to remember

The magnificent emperors tombs kids doing their homework on the steps to the elephant arena The imperial palace at night

The magnificent bell at the pagoda  Japanese Dancers just floating across the stage Helen fearlessly fights her way through the traffic

Florist in Hanoi   cycle transport in Hanoi bread seller by the side of the road on the motorway Strapped for cash Helen tries her hand at selling fruit  The night market, one of hundreds of stalls that pop up overnight  And the busy main market where there is barely room to squeeze between the stalls  The Puppet theatre orchestra An outsize snake wine bottle Students having fun in the temple of literature  playing the bamboo xylophone in one of the temples in Hanoi

December 11 The family are home for Christmas


August 11 Cycling around Belgium






July 11 Carlisle for Elliot's graduation

      The weather settled into a nice day after a week of rain

July 11 And on the way we had a long weekend in Edinburgh

These girls enjoyed the floods after the rain

  Not all the buskers were dressed in full tartan playing dirges on the pipes, some like these were really good

  I love getting my head round the different ground levels in the city centre.

  Getting married in the tiny St Margaret's Chapel in the castle.

   Deacon Brodies Tavern named after the real life inspiration for R.L Stephenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

August 10 Venice & Rome See our blog for details






July 10  b The twins and friends are off to the prom

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June 10  Walking Hadrian's Wall

May 10    All the girls tale part in the 'Race for life' (with one of the 'Nivea Boys)

August 09  Steve & Helen cycle round the Netherlands

  See the blog here where the photo links are in the text




February 09

  Helen goes to a 'Sound of music singalong' as a very scarey nun.

February 09 Oliver heads for Sweden

 Oliver's tent just before he went to bed in it

            The winter market at Jokkmokk

                    One of the traders

                          Reindeer race

                                           Sunset in Stockholm

November 08 Helen wins the Cath Lake Cup for the most improved Barbershopper.



10 November 08 Sadly Ruth, Helen's mother died in hospital of a heart attack.


  October 08 Here we are in Bedford with friends from Bedford and Cirencester

Aug 08 Having breakfast in Seville

                Posters in Seville

                           Helen and Steve out to dinner alfresco

                                            The Virgen de los Reyes processes around the city

                                                               Behind the Giralda

                                                                            The bridge over the Guadalquivir

Aug 08 Corrida Virgen de los Reyes

                     Corrida Virgen de los Reyes

                         Corrida Virgen de los Reyes

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A couple from the archives

  Helen at the Villa Borghese in Rome in 1976

  Helen after taking part in the Lord Mayors procession in about 1979 


Wedding_BW.gif (63822 bytes)  Over 30 years ago! and it only seems like last week!

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  Canal in Suzhou in the south of Jiangsu Province, in the middle of the Yangtze Delta. The Venice of China taken by Steve in 1982

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This page updated September, 2017