First Day Out

first day out and on the wall in medano beach with
ella, ruby, billy, rae, dave and david

summer 2009

Bill Gleave: "Mr Entertainment"

On stage again. Loud and Proud. A video.

Annabelle Eva and Henry Sydney Muir

Congratulations to Holly and James on the arrival on 20th August of twins Annabelle and Henry. Photos on their birth day in the side column.

From camp 2009

summer camp 2009

So far the collection includes Bron's, Rebecca's, Holly's, Theo's and my photos. How about the complete set? To add your camp photos to this collection get in touch with me.

If you want to see all photos in thumbnail(small or large), and view selected photos or a full screen slideshow, click on the link camp 2009 in the side column.

At last a decent photo of the muntjac in the garden

muntjac in the garden

muntjac in the garden

More information on the Muntjac

National Bike Week and Harlow's Sculptures

No better place to be when twinning cycling on Harlow's cycle tracks and visiting the amazing variety of Harlow's sculptures.

Covent Garden and Project 2009

Florence, Beatrice and Jake went to Covent Garden with Rae and Dave to see the street entertainers and to have coffee. They then set out to discover the locations of various London West End features by walking! The last destination was the impressionist rooms at the National Gallery. Later they went shopping with Ruby at Top Shop at Oxford Circus by tube, where Jake bought lots of socks, and they finished up at the Empire Leicester Square to see "Star Trek".

ashlyns farm and barbecue in the garden june 2009

jake, lily, stan, ella, gracie, jay, casey, rory and alfie stayed for a sleepover

a visit to the isle of wight (white) in 2005

Just a reminder of our most recent day trip four years ago.

website updates

The gallery has at long last been brought into 2009 with a new look for the page and a new strategy for albums and videos, including a large slideshow facility. Check it out.

I have given the home and news pages a spring clean and a broader look. From now on, news will accumulate on the news page and the home page will contain relatively recent news and be more compact.

village bakery melmerby cumbria may 2009

brighten brighton with lily and jake

cup of tae festival ardara donegal may 2009

bluebell wood by the stort, harlow april 2009

news at 10: Easter 2009

apartamentos durazno sur el medano --- thankyou rosie!

We stayed again at the apartments in el medano over Easter. We had a great time --- Ella joined us for a week after the successful European netball tour of Sheffield University Netball Club. The apartments are delightfully sited overlooking the plaza and the beach --- see the photos --- but we are made especially welcome by Rosie, Juliana and the other staff. We say a big thankyou to Rosie for her help and support at what was a difficult time over Christmas.

Some contrasting pictures all taken in early 2009. Those in El Medano show some of the attractions the local council organizes for the kids during the holiday at Easter. Click on the sidebar link to view photos/slideshow in larger size.

March 2009

the white girls

the white sisters

Epilogue to `A Rum Punch'

I have added an epilogue to the story --- it's more like the end of the saga --- although I am not sure if it is over yet.

A Rum Punch***(81Kb pdf)

It is a story about a holiday that didn't quite go according to plan... or the next plan...

Read or download as a pdf file. It has been added to the Tir na n'Og collection on the writing page.

Florence and Beatrice on a Birthday Card

florence and beatrice

Florence And Beatrice

Our good friends: Gerd and Ewa

We met Gerd and Ewa while on holiday in Tenerife while staying at Hospiten Sur Tenerife.

gerd and ewa

Gerd and Ewa from Vienna

February 2009

jay boy

jay boy


jack, jay, casey and rory

Christmas 2008 : Hospiten Sur Tenerife

This rendition of `A Christmas Song' by Billy Fahey I have dedicated to Ewa and Gerd who helped to make Christmas day 2008 an unforgettable experience.

Happy Birthday Ella Ella Ella

Gimme the Night by Billy and Choir

There is also a clip of my good friend Gerd in this video.

Summer 2008 Garden Party

a fortune teller

Our fortune teller