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Sunday, 8 January 2017

A 2016 Family-Matters catch-up.

I'm in catch-up mode, so from last year here are a few pictures that make me immensely happy. 

Elsie Mae Sloman arrived on my birthday, at 10:13am, weighing in at a healthy 7lb 7oz. Her big sister, Lyra, is plainly delighted. Her mum and dad, Zinnia and Oli, are doing jolly well and were engaged on Christmas Day. 

OLI, LYRA & ELSIE

ZINNIA & ELSIE


ZINNIA

Meanwhile, my other grandchildren, Luca and Ezra are thriving. Ezra is now a healthy one year old and toddling. Luca occasionally behaves very well at school. This is being encouraged.

LUCA

EZRA

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And now, in the spirit of 'Old Mortality:' After listening to Radio Four Extra this evening, I Googled "Sixty Degrees North." This is from the writer, Malachy Tallack.

6 comments:

  1. I never used to understand all that grandparent stuff until it happened to me...

    Now I relate totally to your post - congratulations and best wishes to all.

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    1. Thank you, Conrad.
      I see I have a very old unattended email from you - I shall get back to you on this this evening, Sir!
      :-)

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  2. Happy New Year to you old friend. I too take great pleasure and peace in being a Grandparent. Such a privilage. best wishes,see you in Scotland subject to cranky knee! Russ

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    1. I cannot imagine a kinder and more wonderful Grandad than you, Russ.
      And you're absolutely right; it's an amazing privilege and one I cherish.
      I hope that knee of yours behaves. It ought to have a bit of a chat with the hips - any more of its nonsense and it's replacement time!

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  3. That's a nice extended family you're accumulating there, Alan.

    Don't let them go overboard on that "behaving very well at school"stuff, though: the next generation of troublemakers needs to be nurtured for when we're too old. That will be by about next Wednesday in my case, if the knees are any guide this afternoon.

    Lovely insight into the family album.

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    1. We all seem to be crumbling into the soil, Dave.😉
      However the lot that are replacing us are bouncing with joy and energy.
      That's what really matters.

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