Preparing for a birthday…

I am back in Hackforth, visiting my folks; joined by Mrs Backhouse and a heap of technology. Alison is coming over tomorrow on the train. Michael and family are also making an appearance around midday – it’ll be good to see them all. The reason we have gathered...

When I Was Walking With My Niece

My niece has a birthday coming up; she is way past the point of being a toddler but I guess I am getting misty-eyed because I have been remembering hanging out with her when she was wee and how different she made everything. For example, Toddlers don’t...

Shingle Bells

I wrote a field-blog, shooting from the hip and on the road blog to wish you and yours the best for Xmas ’22. See, Kathryn and me went to my folks for Christmas ’22; Alison was there with Betsy, and Michael & Hannah stopped for Christmas lunch and...

Hackforth Sleep-Over

Me and Kathryn spent the weekend up at my folks; we were given the opportunity to escape the smoke and head out to the big green. Took this offer with both hands and were picked up around 10:30 Saturday after a sleepless night. S* & B* (the smallest of our branch...

Family Bash ’22

We had a family get-together recently. It was held in leafy Warwickshire and it was good to see everyone. Some of the faces I had not seen since Grannie’s funeral. It was held in a very picturesque village near where the Battle Of Edge Hill was fought – there...

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