Sophie’s meteorite engagement ring

Our daughter, Sophie, is engaged to be married. The ring was made by her fiancé, Graham. The stone is 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.

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Crinoline oak

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).

Our return to Bern

This time with Aaron’s aunt Sophie, uncle Edward, and cousin Olivia. An excursion to Estavayer-le-Lac. The resort is on the shore of Lake Neuchatel, and just outside the striking mediaeval castle wall.

Beautiful baby boy born in Bern

On March 8th, 2020. I find few words to describe here my feelings on the birth of Aaron. A son to Sarah and Mariusz. Our grandson. Carol and I drove to Bern so that Sarah would have her mother around, before and after. Aaron was born about ten days later than originally predicted, though clearly… Continue reading Beautiful baby boy born in Bern

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Returning from Bern, 11-12 March

Récharge Véhicule Electrique? Another service station, near Dijon, again had just one designated EV parking bay. It was sad-looking, and unoccupied. A cable had obviously been laid, under a pedestrian pathway, between the charging point and a Cummings diesel generator adjacent to a large metal fuel tank. The generator was running and emitting diesel fumes.… Continue reading Returning from Bern, 11-12 March

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