Location: Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Ex-Solicitor who suffered a stroke in 2001. Am divorced and have two kids - Sarah who is 27 and Christopher, 25. Norman is my partner now and we like to get around as much as possible.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

December 2005

Very remiss of me but I have been away from the Blog for too long. So here comes December.
In Hungerford each year the local Round Table sponsor a Victorian Extravaganza evening and this year was super. The shops are open in the early evening and serve hot toddy. The assistants dress up in Victoriana and there are hot chestnut vendors and rides for the kids. Old traction engines provide power for fairground organs and the town is virtually shut to traffic while people roam the streets. A really great evening and the weather kept fine for it.
We went down to Clacton on the 15th to take the presents as this year we were having Christmas at home. Norman’s family are all well and this year there are two new baby girls.
The 18th saw us hosting again, this time just a drinks and nibbles evening, but well catered by Jill Owen and Paul.
Sarah came back from Singapore on Christmas Eve and Christopher came home too. We went to the Three Tuns at Great Bedwyn for dinner as Sarah was flying out again on Christmas Day to go to Florida for a friend’s wedding. Chris was at his father’s on Christmas day and came back Boxing Day. Shirley and Pip and Anthea and her brother came over a non-Christmas lunch where Norman cooked a nut roast loaf (Shirley and Pip are veggies) but the rest of us lot had duck. Thank goodness everybody drank wine.
On the 27th we took Christopher back to London and went to the Tate Britain to see the Monet and Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition and followed it up in the afternoon, going to see High Society at the Shaftsbury. A very pleasant day out in London.
The next day was John Winchcombe’s birthday and he nobly provided a very nice lunch at a Spanish restaurant in Newbury – thanks John.
We then went down to Clacton for a quiet New Year – end of 2005


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