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18th September 2021

Lunch in Herongate

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On 10th September 2021

Vanessa; John; Ann; Carol
Dessert with dogs

25th August 2021

Setters in leaves

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20th July 2021

Sophie’s meteorite engagement ring

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Out of this World

Our daughter, Sophie, is engaged to be married.

The ring was made by her fiancé, Graham.

The ring itself is made from material more than four billion years old.

Congratulations, Sophie and Graham!

Carol and I are proud of you. May you have a long and happy life together.

18th June 2021

A thirty-ninth wedding anniversary

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June 18th, 1982.

John Frederick Allen and Carol Ann Smith

10th June 2021

A seventy-fifth wedding anniversary

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June 10th, 1946.

George Frederick Allen and Anne Elizabeth Beer.

1st June 2021

Crinoline oak

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Photo taken by Carol on 26th May in the Old Deer Park of Thorndon Country Park.  

Left to right: Daisy (2); granddaughter Olivia (8); “Crinoline” oak (400 +/- 50).

8th March 2021

Aaron’s first birthday

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Cake by Sarah.

11th January 2021

First day at a new school

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For Olivia

5th August 2020

Our return to Bern

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This time with Aaron’s aunt Sophie, uncle Edward, and cousin Olivia.

Stopover in Troyes

An excursion to Estavayer-le-Lac. The resort is on the shore of Lake Neuchatel, and just outside the striking mediaeval castle wall.

Sarah, Aaron and Carol. Teamwork in the application of sunscreen.

30th July 2020

Two minutes on the Boring Billion

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Poster presentation for Microbiology@UCL,28th July.

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