Year: 2014

Lanie (after the Christmas Eve service) – I was under orders from Ginger to take a picture of Lanie in her Christmas finery, I also had a request from the Altar Guild to make sure I got a picture of the altar with all the poinsettias… 14 pictures

Shopping at Ikea We almost bought more than we could carry. It took a little bit of juggling to get everything in the van but we managed it. Just. 2 pictures

It’s hard work, but someone has to do it

Maine Coon cat wearing a red Santa Suite

There is a cat in a Santa suit sitting on my desk…Which explains why Ginger and Lanie took so long on the school run this afternoon.

The 125th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri – This was my first annual convention as Director of Communications with the diocese. One-minute read, 6 pictures

Guy Fawkes Night – Tonight the Guy Lanie made in 2009 finally met his fiery doom. 6 pictures

The Addams Family - Musical

The Addams Family – Lanie as Morticia – I’m really proud of Lanie. She did an absolutely fantastic job. Once again it was a cracking performance all round. They’ve been working on the show a couple of hours a night, four nights a week since early August. 48 pictures

Brass Cross framed in iron by Jim.

The Addams Family Musical – Third Night – Lanie’s third night, and final night as Cleopatra – one of the Addams’ ancestors. 22 pictures

The Addams Family Musical – Opening Night – Tonight we went to see Lanie in the Excellent ‘The Addams Family’ musical. A super performance by everyone.

The Iron Florist – Jim Davis – Jim’s entry into this year’s 6″ cube fund-raiser. 2 pictures

Today I popped into Next to New I’ve been promising to take Nia’s portrait for ages – I wanted one to go on the Christ Church website.

Lanie goes Crabbing – Vacation Days 27 & 28 – Our last couple of days in the UK and Lanie catches a crab. 6 pictures

Family Curry Night – Vacation Day 26 – Family Curry, winding down and getting ready to head back home.

A photograph of a Krispy Kreme donut and a cup of coffee

Vacation day 26 – We travel 5,000 miles to find Krispy Kreme donuts at Gunwharf The world is certainly shrinking – but in my opinion there are other donuts that I’d prefer to find in the UK. I remember being very pleased when, by popular demand, we stopped having Krispy Kreme donuts at church and …

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Vacation Day 25 – I think the correct order was a Barbecue then some crafting We’ve already met Bob and Ann, Roy and Jan are also life-long friends. Here’s a picture of us all way back in the early nineties. Roy, Bob and I went to college together. We’ve been through some interesting ‘scrapes’, most …

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Photograph of a Gas Engine at the Eastney Gas Engine House, Eastney, Portsmouth

Eastney Gas Engine House – Vacation day 25 – Eastney Gas Engine House and a reminder of the past. 5 pictures

Eastney Beam Engine House, Portsmouth – I’ve no idea how many times I’ve visited this place over the years. It was a regular favorite to bring the boys to when they were younger, and my dad worked here as a volunteer. One-minute read, 9 pictures

Lanie at the Eastney Lifeboat Station – Vacation Day 25 – Waiting for the Beam Engine House to Open. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Vacation Day 24 – Our final stop for the day From Bosham we went to Fishbourne Roman Palace – which was very interesting. I thought Lanie would find it boring but she was fascinated to see things she’d previously read about in school. I didn’t take many pictures as I thought the official website would …

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Holy Trinity Church, Bosham – Vacation Day 24 – Visit to Bosham.

Vaction Day 24 – Visit to Bosham. We traveled from Cornwall back to Portsmouth on Thursday, where we stayed with our friend Liv. Friday was spent shopping before meeting up with friends for a drink in the evening. Come Saturday we went off for some sight seeing. And the first stop was Bosham.

Lanie couldn’t turn down the challenge to cross the river on a log.

I have no idea…

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