Jessica Louise Gilberg was born to our daughter Deborah and husband Pete 10th September 8lb 11oz
We're very proud grandparents.
Can you work out the words/phrases? N.B. the spaces between letter groups are arbitrary.
I was sort of spurred by the photos of a walk around Washington to respond with a couple of pictures from a bike ride around Bolton!! First confession is that I now have an e-bike which makes tackling the hills around here much less of an effort. Every option from our place is either an uphill start or an uphill finish. so a bit of help is great. Bank Holiday Monday was fine with not too much breeze so I took the opportunity to have a run out of about 20 miles as part of my 'how to stop adding pounds' regime(failed). You may recall that in other messages I've referred to being 'from Lancashire' - well this is confession two as our bit of Bolton is (just) inside the administrative boundary of Greater Manchester BUT is still in the pre-boundary change traditional area of Lancs. As a penance, then, a couple of fairly poor shots (and distant ones to boot) from my phone of two of Lancashire landmarks. For those with good eyesight, then Blackpool tower is just visible on the horizon right of centre of the pic shown as Tower 2 with Preston sprawled to the right centre and Southport just creeping into the distance on the left hand side. Pendle Hill is seen in the Pendle1 shot taken looking over Blackburn but I'm not mentioning the witchcraft connection for the hill with Pam around :)
Hope to see you all soon
So here we are September upon us and no signs of getting back to singing, I do miss the choir and fellowship singing at home is not the same.
On the bright side we've had some good days out. We were going to Leeds for Anne's 70th birthday to stay in a house all the family but it got cancelled last minute due to maintenance issues, so we all went to Lindisfarne for a picnic and had a great time. We then went back to Marie's for an Italian meal from Sambuca’s Ch-le -St so it was a brilliant day anyway.
I am starting back to lollipopping on Wednesday. It will be strange because I am not allowed to keep my uniform and stick in school and must clean it all after every shift - oh joy this covid has a lot to answer for.
Anne is going in for cataracts on the 11th Sept so we have to self-isolate till then, then things we can't do is really silly: no shopping, no going out etc. We will be staying safe and going for walks and car rides to the coast, keeping a safe distance from others, then we will see what the next instructions are.
Hope everyone is safe and well, take care, we will meet again one day.
Anne & Ron
1. What Comes Next: 18, 4, 13, 6?
2. What Comes Next: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra?
3. What Comes Next: Q W E R T Y?
4. What Comes Next: And now for something completely different, The Holy Grail, The life of Brian?
5. What Comes Next: Brazil, Brazil, England, Brazil, West Germany?
6. What Comes Next: Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire?
7. What Comes Next: Roger, John, Brian, ?
8. What Comes Next: Home, brain, heart?
9. What Comes Next: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus?
10. What Comes Next: James Callaghan, Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock?
It is good to hear from you.
We are both good, although missing our singing with Argus.
Have cancelled two holidays (cruising) as have decided to stay in the U.K. There are plenty of places in the U.K. to go and see, although we have spent much time in our garden.
I have done 7 hanging baskets, they are beautiful, although I say it myself. We are even doing Tesco on line and David enjoys choosing.
Please take care and hope to see you all soon.
Barbara & David xx
Some good news to cheer us on our merry way.
Alison our eldest daughter, had a baby girl, Evie, August 10th, just before lunch!! 8lb7ozs.
Alison and Craig have Oscar aged 3,and now a beautiful daughter.
All doing well.
Meet Max the Border Terrier pup who is just 10 weeks old but already at his first choir practice - even if his voice hasn’t yet broken.