Since 2009, we have recorded a note, or
journal, of our visits
to towns, villages and a miscellany of other places..
This page gives links to each individual year :
WHAT WE DID
We met up with Mary
and Derek in Thailand in January.
We then moved on to Australia
- getting home in early March.
In April, we
went on the U3A Walking Holiday
at Bourton on the Water.
Our first trip
to The Manor, at Okehampton,
in late April/ early May.
In June we went to
Kyrenia, Cyprus for a week with Lynn.
August: We had our first ever cruise - with Brian & Ann.
This was around Britain on "Discovery".
we stayed with Helle at Cheadle Hulme.
October: We had
a self-guided tour in
Lincolnshire & Warwickshire.
out to Dubai for 5 days
and then went on to New Zealand.
were in Australia for the whole month.
All January, and most
of February, we toured Australia - travelling in Queensland,
then Northern Territory
and on to South Australia & Victoria.
We flew to Nadi for 2 weeks in Fiji;
remaining there until 4th March.
5th March we
were back in the U.K.
April 2nd - 9th: Hopton Hall, Derbyshire.
Zoe organised a family break there & Lynn came to join us.
In May we went again
to the Manor, Okehampton,
and stayed on in the Devon area for a few extra days.
Helle stayed with us later in the month.
July: We had a
self-guided tour in the North Cotswolds.
We left for our cruise
to Iceland, Greenland, etc on 29th.
August: We returned
from the cruise on the 20th.
In early September,
we had a
Family History Tour
Later in the month we stayed
with Helle and John & Margaret.
had a mini-break in London
and started as N.T. Guides at Avebury Manor.
We left for a cruise starting in Spain,
then Madeira and
across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
returned to the UK in deep snow !
On 28th January our
Grandson, Zachary Elliot, was born.
Ava Sofia, arrived 8 days later - on 5th February!
We left for a cruise - taking in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, the
Galapagos Islands, Panama, the Panama Canal, Colombia, Venezuela
and a number of Caribbean islands.
March 22nd: We
returned to the UK.
In April we
went twice to London - to see the Wizard of Oz at the Palladium
and also to see the London Olympic Site.
We took part in a volunteering day at Avebury Manor as part of
an exciting project to be revealed later in the year.
In May we went
to Okehampton, with Ann, Brian, Vera & Julian.
V & J stayed with us and so did Helle.
We had a family get-together for Nath's birthday.
2nd June we
spoke at PROBUS on Australia & the same day Nathan, Amalia
and Ava flew to L.A. for 10 days.
June & early July we took a trip to Moscow before travelling on
to Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania.
In August we
did our own "Historic House Tour" before staying with
Helle & John & Margaret.
Nathan, Amalia & Ava go to Provence whilst we went to the
Lake District with the Devizes Probus group.
October - ZoŽ received her
Campath infusion, we saw the babies several times and we left on
the last day of the month for a cruise.
November - on
Mediterranean/Suez Canal Cruise until 13th & also stayed at
Shepperton for two nights when we saw the family.
Recommenced Manor guiding
December - We
spent Christmas Day @ Keren, Simon & Zac's and Boxing Day @
Nathan, Amalia & Ava's.
ZoŽ went to Southampton for two nights.
Nathan, Amalia and Ava came to stay with us for two nights.
January - we took
Keren, ZoŽ & Zac to the Menzies hotel, Cambridge - and it
was Zac's 1st birthday.
February - Ava
had her 1st birthday,
ZoŽ had her second Campath infusion and we went to Spain for a
March - we
went to Myanmar and also to Launceston with Keri, Zac and
April - had
our offer accepted on Worthing apartment, spent a week at
Okehampton, and Vera & Julian came to stay
ZoŽ, Helle, Keren, Si and Zac stayed
ZoŽ stayed, pulled out of Worthing purchase, looked in
Tunbridge Wells area
July - Visits from all the
family - each for two nights.
Self-Guided tour of National Trust properties & visit to
August - 45th
Wedding Anniversary, Offered on Odiham property and trip to
Armenia and Georgia
Withdrew from Odiham, Offered on Emsworth and accepted an offer
on Lansdowne Court. Exciting news re 3rd grandchild due in May.
October - 25
day trip to the Adriatic and Black Sea area. Exchanged on
6th: Moved to Emsworth
December -Nathan, Amalia &
Ava went to the States
Christmas Day on
our own - lunch at Midhurst
Family Get-together on 30th