Lisa made sure that Tim was around for the weekend of 24th August to celebrate his birthday with the immediate family – Diana, Louis, Ella, Jonathan, Luiza, Lucas and Anita. Jonathan + 3 arrived on Friday evening and Diana plus 2 arrived in good time for salad lunch on Saturday.
By common consent this was a vintage Christmas with all the immediate family here to celebrate Christmas. Jonathan & Luiza and family arrived a couple days before the Landrock Road party. This meant that Jonathan and Anita had the opportunity to get to know Leila, the Alsatian from Brook End, who just loved being taken out for walks and activity. Diana assisted by Ella cooked and served up a delicious Christmas lunch with largest turkey yet seen at The Old House and never soon enough for Lucas and Anita it was finally time to open the most exciting present of the Nintendo Wii. This technology soon provided great participation in active dancing as will be seen from following this links: Dancing at Christmas – 1 Dancing at Christmas – 2 On Boxing Day when we ventured out to the Odeon Cinema in central Bristol to see the first of the projected three films of The Hobbit. The 3D experience was good even if marshalling the glasses is a chore. Then, all too soon, the Crouch End and Epsom families departed for home A collected photo album is here Photos
Anita, just 7, is bright, sociable, sensitive to other people and highly organised – will make a good senior Exec one day, meanwhile enjoys school and joining in everything that’s going on.
Lucas, 9 in February, also enjoys school, is very good at maths, keen on football and going to Cubs, thinks the “How To Train Your Dragon” series by Cressida Cowell is hilarious (which it is). He is thoughtful and comes out with unexpected questions such as “What made you interested in birds, Granny?”. Continue reading “Tim and Lisa’s Christmas newsletter 2012”
A weekend of celebration was organised by Etienne in the characterful Auberge Moulin de la Pipe near Ombleze at the foot of a dramatic gorge on the edge of the Vercours National Park. Nineteen family members and two friends enjoyed a very happy time together with Marie Jo. Click this link to view the collected photos And here is the lively video from Annie and Joseph > (NB This video is a large file and will take about 5 mins to download!)
Here are a collection of photos: