Category Archives: Christmas letters

Christmas 2017

Isaac William Gomes, more commonly known as Ziggy, was born on the 6th of March to Kate and Pedro. He’s alert and determined with a lovely smile for his grandparents. So he’ll do nicely. Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

This time last year Heather and I were preparing to spend Christmas and New Year in India. Ben and Jo were spending time with her parents in Blighty. Kate and Pedro were on honeymoon in South America. Heather and I … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015

Most years our Christmas letter has an obvious highlight; this year we are spoilt for choice. At the pinnacle stands both Kate’s wedding to Pedro and our day a week caring for our grandson, Jo and Ben’s son, Wilfred. We … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

It’s late November and Granny, aka Heather, has already spent nigh on three days wrapping presents. We’ve ordered our Christmas bird (partridge in pheasant in duck in turkey) for the Christmas family gathering. A few new ornaments have been purchased … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

I’m starting this late. I’d been waiting for my muse to strike only to realise that she’s on strike. If I don’t get on with it our Christmas letter could become an Easter postcard. Jo and Ben celebrated their first … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012

Hello Family and Friends, The dominant theme of 2012 was “Happy and Glorious”. Nationally this was down to the Queen’s Jubilee, the spectacular success of possibly the finest Olympics ever which was then all but over-shadowed by the stunning Paralympics. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

I’ve procrastinated long enough. All year I collect notes ready for our annual letter. Come the end of November I start to consider finally writing the letter. I have the ingredients, time to cook. Except I don’t. I stall and … Continue reading

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