Events, Activities and Living 2012

Also in 2012: Events, Garden, Skiing,Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen (also family visit), Michael. Holidays: Munich, Somerset, Wexford. Horus, the Hawk

Christmas Jigsaw
January 2012

Adbaston Concert
March 2012

Hannah Roberts and Simon Parkin
from the RNCM

Melanie Thorne's 80th Birthday celebrations in Devon
March 2012

Pre-birthday concert at Powderham Castle

The library

Pre-birthday portrait

An iPhone at 80!
Birthday Lunch at the Country House Hotel, Ilsington

Melanie with Mick Bettesworth

John Leonard with Pat and Rachael

Ruth Bettesworth with Sue Leonard

Post-birthday walk to Start Point

Dartmouth Higher Ferry

Dartmouth Harbour

Start Bay

Start Point

The Lighthouse

A shower, coming over Start Bay

During the shower



Memorial at Hallsands

Lunch for RSC retired members
The Upper House, Barlaston
March 2012

David and Sheila Morgan (centre)

Derek Cooper (right)

Pat with Carmel Harrison and Peter Rowan

May and John Griffiths with Pat

Peter & Eleanor Calder with David Pitt

Mike bought his new car in Stoke
May 2012

The Golf

Happy new owners with Mum

Departure for Bristol (and Paris)

with Brenda and Tony Johns

Coffee at home
May 2012

Dorothy Clive Garden ...
May 2012


...with Brenda and Tony

Rhododendron time

The Laburnum Walk

near the waterfall

Buxton Opera Festival
July 2012

The opening of
James and the Giant Peach

Cootes ...

... preening each other

The Well Dressing

model ships in the park on Sunday morning
a clipper

A cargo vessel

Excercise in the park

Walk at Tittesworth Reservoir on the way home

Melanie's Visit
August 2012

Welshpool Station
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway

Coach from the Zillertal

No. 822, The Earl

running round


Lunch with Sylvia
Melanie, Sylvia, Pat

Maesmawr Hall

Visiting Gurnos and Pat Jones

Departure from Stoke Station

Blackbook Zoo Bird Park
September 2012

Bewick Swans

Japanese Goose

Ring Tailed Lemurs

Small Mongoose


Black Swan


Peacock with chick





Emmanuel College Reunion
September 2012

The hostel

from my room in the hostel


Mike Aukland

Lunch for the Monday group
December 2012

Derek, Colin, Margaret, Chris, Pat, David, John

Christmas Eve, 2012


Apedale Walk, Christmas Day

Christmas at home

Starter: salmon and blinis

Christmas Pudding

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