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Wales (finally)


We spent a week in a cottage in Snowdonia, North Wales, at the start of June. Pip’s family (Gin, Jo, Sally, David and the beagles), and Frances, came for the long weekend. Jo H and Alex replaced them for the rest of the week.


On Father’s Day we climbed Mount Snowdon, and Sally […]

Play it again Max

Ginny’s friend Lynne has a baby called Max (him and Laurie have matching cow suits). Max came to Kent and borrowed Uncle Jo to learn to play the piano. He’s very cute. (Max that is).


Goodbye crib

This lovely crib saw Barney through his early months back in 1974 and now Laurie has outgrown it. She has moved into a cotbed which takes up all the spare space in the nursery. She has also forgotten how to go to sleep but once she gives in we don’t hear from her until the […]

The pink house

The other weekend we went to visit Claire & Alex (uni friends) with their daughter Beatrice (3 months). They live in a lovely pink house near Cambridge. Laurie was very taken with her friend and also a toy called a Winkel. All mothers get one!


Nothing To Do With Laurie

I’m riding the Thames Bridges cycle ride for the Stroke Association on May 13th – fourteen bridges and thirty-two miles from Tower Bridge to Hampton Court.? I don’t think the QEII bridge is included, I won’t be able to demonstrate my prowess at going through the Rotherhithe Tunnel (my daily commute) on a single breath, […]

Heavy Laurie

Laurie’s now 14 1/2 pounds – that’s over a stone.