We've had a weekend away. On Saturday we drove to Rochester and spent a day with our lovely little granddaughter while her mum and dad had a well earned day to themselves. We had a great day - nothing beats the company of a bright and cheerful two-year-old.
Yesterday was a happy day tinged with a little sadness as we headed to North Sheen for Marion's Aunty Maureen (seated above's) 80th birthday party. It was good to see Maureen together with her brother Gerald and his wife Joan looking so well but sad to think of those who are no longer with us like Maureen's husband Arthur and Marion's mum and dad (Maureen's brother Dudley and his wife Flo). We stopped briefly at the crematorium en route to the party to spend a few moments thinking of them.
Maureen's family did her proud and put on a fabulous spread which could have fed the eighty guests for a week. The Kew Park Rangers football pavilion was a perfect venue and everyone enjoyed catching up with family and friends some of whom they hadn't seen for a long time.
I can't remember how long it was since we last saw Marion's cousin Allison but we hope that we can catch up with her again next time we are in her home town of Edinburgh.
Marion's uncle is so like her dad.
And Marion's sister Sue looks more like their mum every time we see her.
Thank you to Lynne (right) and Sharon for inviting us. Don't forget to visit us in Suffolk.
We've a fairly quiet week ahead this week so we're taking advantage of the darker evenings and heading to the cinema tomorrow night for The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared at the Riverside in Woodbridge and Bicycling With Molieres at Ipswich Film Theatre Trust on Wednesday.