Thursday, 21 July 2011

65 today

When we moved to Whittington Parish in 1983, there were people living there who doubtless had hardly left the county: certainly, some would have lived out their lives there never having required a passport.

We were bidden back to Whittington Village Hall at lunchtime for a friend's surprise birthday party. Not far for us to travel, but a long way for many of those who came, some even from abroad. One daughter is married and living in Hong Kong, but all four other children (and a grandchild) were present, which for this multi-national family is an achievement in itself. And, orchestrated from Kenya, it was - what's more - kept as a real surprise until the last moment.

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