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30th June 2022

Family in Radelfingen

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To Switzerland and back in June

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17th June 2022

A Ruby Wedding Anniversary

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There Is A Garden In Her Face

BY THOMAS CAMPION

There is a garden in her face 
Where roses and white lilies grow; 
A heav’nly paradise is that place
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow. 
There cherries grow which none may buy, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 

Those cherries fairly do enclose 
Of orient pearl a double row, 
Which when her lovely laughter shows, 
They look like rose-buds fill’d with snow; 
Yet them nor peer nor prince can buy, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 

Her eyes like angels watch them still, 
Her brows like bended bows do stand, 
Threat’ning with piercing frowns to kill 
All that attempt with eye or hand 
Those sacred cherries to come nigh, 
Till “Cherry ripe” themselves do cry. 

From: THE THIRD AND FOVRTHE BOOKE OF AYRES (1617)

On June 18th, 1982…

On June 18th, 2022…

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.

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