Pix from our trip to England
My mum - what a star she is. I don't know many people at 71 that will get up at 5am in the morning and drive on a busy motorway to get me from the airport.
One of the many family dinners. This time with my dad & Sheila (back table, middle, sat opposite one another) and their extended family.
Next, we went to stay with friends Sue, Lee & Noah. They have a new house with a lovely big back garden which Jack loved Noah
A trip to see my college friend, Jo. We haven't seen each other in twelve years, since our holiday from hell to Marrakesh in 1995. That story is far too long for here, but let's just say that two girls who like to party probably shouldn't go to a country like Morocco for Christmas.
A visit to see my sisters new house. His cousin Abby had dressed him up and given him lots of chocolate, hence the party-boy attire.
Jack and his sort-of cousin, Claire
Our friends from the parachute center, Darren & Amanda (Tony was there too but not pictured). While we were there the pilot had been involved in a mid-air collision with a light aircraft and two people had died, thankfully no one from the dropzone.
The coast - I can't even begin to say how much I miss it. There are now wind turbines out in the sea - with Britain getting ready to get power from them in the years to come.
Oh, okay. Maybe they also need the local paper