Life & Photos 2011

We visited Peru & Easter Island in February: photos on that separate page . We had a few days in Andalucia and a couple of nights with June & Mike in Canar.We spent a night in Rioja enroute to 5 nights in the Picos de Europa, crossed from Santander to Portsmouth, visited Daphne & Tim, spent a week in London, near Earls Court, visited Stephen for 4 nights in Canford, 2 nights in Stebbing, flew out to the Baltics: photos on that separate page, then 2 nights with Davida before returning form Portsmouth to Santander, all in July and August.. Before our cruise from Hanoi to Singapore in December on the Orion 2: photos on separate page - we returned briefly to Corisande and David took a photo recuerdo of our our house before it was gone for ever.

Two pale green photo albums cover this year


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Hotel Viura in Rioja-start of a week in Spain before returning to Britain. Boys enjoy it! Nearby bodega-wine for friends
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Then to the Picos de Europa They briefly appeared out of the mist. 5 nts in Tinas de Pechon
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    Wondrous beach within walking distance - good for swimming
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when the rain eased off   and one could sit outside then! Learnt about antiFranco guerillas
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Then ferry to Portsmouth and a welcome visit to Daphne & Tim at their thatched den near Bath with superb meals as usual.
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A week in Templeton Place, by Earls Court: once we had gained entry, it was very comfortable. Saw friends, visited the ERO, &
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on the last morning, wandered by Kensington Palace & Gardens Princess Diana Water Fountain Then back to Fiona to collect car
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Miss Wilson, Chris, Margaret & Miss Willis With a newly MOTed car, we proceeded to Canford. Stephen looked after as royally and we visited stately homes, pubs,
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Poole harbour More pubs   Kingston Lacey
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with a tearoom, magnificent building,   artworks in its grounds,
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lots of topiary and great weather.    
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    A great walk after driving thru' theremains of the New Forest
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His spacious house, shared with Karen & Sam, who celebrated his 2nd birthday We stayed in an adjacent guest
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flat, and met Karen's parents, over to celebrate with Sam. Best shot of the parents! Proctor ancestor,David Bateman

Then on to Blatches Farm, Stebbing, for me to enjoy 2 days wandering around the churches & houses that Mum's ancestors had frequented.

  White Hart, Stebbing-Schlueters Congregational Ch.Rhoda Wilkin son. & C of E, both Stebbing
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Tanners Farm, birthplace of George Turner,1865, vastly improved by Sharon & , its present, very welcoming owners
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Gatehouse Farm, deathplace of Ezekiel Turner in 1888. 2 aspects of Tilty, linked with my Jesper ancestors
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Great Easton - also Jespers Great Dunmow Church Grave of my great-aunt Pett Angel&Harp-home of TR Saville
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Church End,Eliz.Mead's home After the Baltics, down to Yeovil Davida's& Nigel's victorian flat Morning coffee near Yeovil
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Lillington, Charles Andrews, & forebears, baptised in 1779. two aspects of its interior, shown to us by a friendly local
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& a very old book therein.   Moreton Church, bombed in WW2, now has etched windows
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A place of light & a magical experience - plus a yummy tearoom nearby & the nearby grave of Lawrence of Arabia

Chris Grant