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Welcome to Barry's Blog and my ramblings on various current events and family news.
|Round the luncheon table|
|Grandad teaching his grandson how to nap|
|Helena, Julia and I went to Herne Bay in the rain just after Christmas|
Then at the end of January we had a "minor" mishap that has taken most of the year to recover from. To cut a very long story short following a succession of "colds and coughs" at the end of 2016that lasted several months Julia ended up in hospital at the end of January. After many tests/X-rays/scans etc the diagnosis was Vasculitis which is where the bodies auto-immune system attacks the blood vessels. In addition she had the Epstein-Barr Virus and the Influenza A Virus - quite a cocktail. Julia is still under the consultants and still gets tired very quickly - it has left her with damaged eyesight and hearing - so we both now have hearing aids!! Sorting this out has taken inordinate amounts of time but she is now much better than she was although still not 100%.
In March our God-daughter Billie, who is slowly recovering from leukaemia, married Tony, the son of good friends of ours, Aidan and Kathy. It was a fabulous occasion with much dabbing of wet eyes.
|Tony and Billie with us and Father Tom|
|The "girls" in York -all went to St Paul's Teacher Training College|
|One of the gardens we visited|
|Alcohol was consumed!|
|The day after the night before!|
|Cutting our cake in RCET colours with Martin and John|
|Golden Cap in Dorset|
|Lesley and Ken with David, Julia and I on a visit to England in 2009.|
|Dermot and Julia talking at an Old Askean Dinner|
|With Peter Rennie, 8th June 2013|
|Tony, Barbara, Helena and Julia when they visited us in California in 2001|
|Beautiful but rather chilly|