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Birthdays seem to always provide a plausible excuse to go out, drink irresponsibly, and take lots of very bad photographs. Also thrown in for good measure here are a couple of weddings, some graduation days and even an ordination ceremony. Don't ever say we don't provide you with variety here at John's Pictures.
- Devon September 2021
- Tuesday 31st August - Friday 3rd September 2021
Three nights in Devon to visit Dad, coinciding with his birthday.
- London September 2019
- September 2019
Pictures from London in September 2019 including Erika's 7th birthday.
- Vera's 100th Birthday
- Friday August 9th - Monday August 12th 2019
A long weekend staying at a farmhouse near Abergavenny to celebrate Vera's 100th birthday with lots of extended family.
- London May 2019
- May 2019
Pictures from London in May 2019.
- London March 2019
- March 2019
Pictures from London in March 2019.
- London September 2018
- September 2018
Pictures from London in September 2018 including Erika's 6th birthday.
- Vera's 99th Birthday
- Friday 10th - Saturday 11th August 2018
Spent the night in Portsmouth to join Vera and family for her 99th birthday.
- London March 2018
- March 2018
Pictures from London in March 2018 including my birthday.
- Venice and Florence October 2017
- Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October 2017
A week's stay in Venice during half term week followed by a night in Florence to attend Lorenzo and Olya's wedding.
- London September 2017
- September 2017
Pictures from London in September 2017, including Erika's fifth birthday.
- Cornwall August 2017
- Friday 11th - Friday 18th August 2017
A big family gathering for a week's stay in Polperro in Cornwall to celebrate various milestone birthdays including belatedly my 40th.
- London March 2017
- March 2017
Pictures from London in March 2017 including my 40th birthday celebrations.
- London September 2016
- September 2016
Pictures from London in September 2016, including Erika's 4th Birthday.
- Al and Charlotte's Wedding
- Saturday 8th August 2015
A weekend in rural Suffolk to celebrate Al and Charlotte's Wedding.
- The Borders July 2014
- Saturday 5th - Tuesday 8th July 2014
Long weekend in the Scottish borders and Northumberland to visit Lucy and Martin, and attend Tim and Akino's wedding.
- London September 2012
- September 2012
London in September 2012 - the month our baby girl Erika was born!
- Lucy and Martin's Wedding
- Saturday 22nd August 2009
Pictures from the weekend of Lucy and Martin's wedding in North Wales.
- Vera's 90th Birthday
- Saturday 8th - Monday 10th August 2009
A weekend in Abergavenny to celebrate Vera's 90th birthday.
- Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th July 2009
A week's holiday in Dartmouth, kicking off with David and Lucy's wedding in Padstow.
- London March 2009
- March 2009
Pictures from London in March 2009, including my birthday!
- Simon and Vanessa's Wedding
- Saturday 9th August 2008
Our friends Simon and Vanessa finally tying the knot (they'd been together as long as we had!) in a charming spot in rural Berkshire.
- Chie's Birthday
- Sunday 4th May 2008
A few pictures from our day out on Chie's birthday - a wander around the Victoria and Albert museum, followed by an exquisite afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental, and then a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park.
- Stew's Birthday
- Saturday 21st July
A fancy dress party down in Canterbury for Stew's birthday, the theme being rock/pop stars.
- Rob's Graduation
- Thursday 5th July 2007
Rob's PhD graduation day - long overdue and very well deserved!
- Leon's Hat Party
- Saturday 26th May 2007
An afternoon in a pub in Canterbury, wearing an assortment of silly hats, in honour of Leon's 30th birthday.
- My 30th Birthday
- Saturday 17th March 2007
A bit of a do to celebrate my 30th birthday (albeit two days late), including a picnic on Primrose Hill, a bout of karaoke, and then a chinese meal.
- Our Wedding in Japan
- Friday 8th December 2006
Pictures from our wedding, starting with a ceremony at Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine, followed by a reception on a cruise ship, and then a final party in the centre of Hiroshima.
- UK March 2006
- Tuesday 21st - Friday 31st March 2006
Pictures from mine and Chie's trip back to the UK in March 2006, to attend Rob and Kate's wedding, and also visit friends and family.
- Germany and Holland
- Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September 2005
A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.
- Thursday 7th July 2005
My PhD graduation ceremony at Reading University.
- Kate's Birthday
- Saturday 29th January 2005
A "mythical creatures and people" themed fancy dress party at Rob and Kate's place to celebrate Kate's 25th birthday.
- Simon's Birthday
- Friday 17th December 2004
Dinner and a few drinks in Pangbourne (and Aldworth!) to celebrate Simon's birthday.
- Steve's 30th
- Saturday 21st August 2004
A surprise barbeque to celebrate Steve's 30th birthday.
- Oxford Saturday
- Saturday 7th August 2004
A continuation of the weekend long festivities to mark Gav's birthday.
- Rich and Rosie's Wedding
- Saturday 31st July 2004
Rich and Rosie's wedding in rural Wiltshire.
- Leon and Yukari's Wedding
- Friday 18th June 2004
Leon and Yukari's wedding, in Kent.
- My Birthday in Windsor
- Saturday 13th March 2004
A pub crawl in Windsor to celebrate my Birthday.
- David and Cheryl's Engagement and Fireworks Party
- Saturday 8th November 2003
David and Cheryl's engagement party, which was conveniently held in conjunction with their annual fireworks party.
- Tom and Sarah's Wedding
- Friday April 4th 2003
Tom and Sarah's wedding day, in lovely rural Oxfordshire. A few pictures in and around the church, and then mostly pictures of the reception.
- William's First Birthday
- Sunday 30th March 2003
Pictures from my Nephew's first birthday party.
- My Birthday
- Saturday March 15th 2003
A pub crawl through four (more or less) villages to celebrate my (and Tom's) birthday.
- Barry's Pie Night
- Saturday January 12th 2003
Barry's birthday, celebrated via the medium of pie eating.
- Simon and Susanna's Wedding
- Saturday August 10th 2002
The day Simon and Susanna got married.
- Tim and Clare's Wedding
- Saturday July 6th 2002
The day Tim and Clare got married.
- Michelle's 30th
- Saturday June 22nd 2002
Birthday, beer, biryani, balti, bhuna, beer, beer, beer.
- Rob and Byrnie's Birthday
- Saturday 20th April 2002
At the thrill packed venue - The Hope Tap.
- Dinner at Jimmy's
- Saturday 6th April 2002
Dinner at a Greek/Cypriate restaurant in Soho to celebrate Nicoletta's birthday.
- Gyosei Graduation Day 2002
- Thursday 25th March 2002
A load of pictures and videos from Gyosei College's graduation day and the drinking party that followed.
- Meryem's and Cedric's Birthday
- Saturday 12th January 2002
A jolly little birthday party at Stanhope Road for Meryem's and Cedric's birthday.
- Jazz Club
- Saturday 24th November 2001
A night out to celebrate Jill's birthday at The Jazz Club in Reading.
- Dad's Ordination
- Saturday 22nd September 2001
The day my Dad became Reverend Dad. Featuring Rowan Williams, now the Archbishop of Canterbury.
- Graduation 2001
- Thursday 5th July 2001
Not me graduating! (been there, done that) But some of my friends were...
- Michelle and Libby's Birthday
- Saturday 30th June 2001
A barbeque/bonfire/party at my old house for Libby and Michelle's birthdays.
- Christmas and New Year with Yoko-san and Yuka-chan
- Saturday 23rd December 2000 to Monday 1st January 2001
Chie's Mum and Sister came to stay in the UK over Christmas and New Year.
- Leon's Birthday
- Friday 19th May 2000
Another bout of alcoholism in Canterbury. This time there was actually a reason for it though!
- Chie's Birthday
- Thursday 4th May 2000
A lovely night out at TGI Friday's (yes it is possible) to celebrate Chie's 21st birthday.
- Rob's Party
- Saturday 29th April 2000
A joint party at Rob's house to celebrate his birthday, Byrnie's birthday, and me leaving Reading (well, sort of)...
- My Birthday!
- Wednesday 15th March 2000
See the pictures from my (23rd) birthday bonfire in my back garden on.
- Vera's 80th in Monmouth
- Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd August 1999
A weekend visit to see family in Monmouth - Vera had a garden party at her flat, a slightly belated 80th birthday party. Also had a night out with some of the young folk in Monmouth.
- July 1998
The day I (along with a number of my friends) graduated from Reading University.