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Pictures involving my family.
- Wye Valley and Avebury
- Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st December 2021
Four nights away just before Christmas, the first three staying at a cottage in the Wye Valley, then a final night in Avebury on the way back for the Winter Solstice.
- London October 2021
- October 2021
Pictures from London in October 2021 including a visit to the East Midlands to see Mum.
- Devon September 2021
- Tuesday 31st August - Friday 3rd September 2021
Three nights in Devon to visit Dad, coinciding with his birthday.
- London June 2021
- June 2021
Pictures from London in June 2021, including a day trip to the Midlands to visit Mum, as well as forays to Avebury for the summer solstice, and the Rollright Stones.
- London May 2021
- May 2021
Pictures from London in May including day trips to Rye, Runnymede, Canterbury and Fyfield Down.
- Forest of Dean and Wye Valley April 2021
- Monday 12th - Thursday 15th April 2021
A four night holiday, staying in Clearwell in the Forest of Dean, including some forays over the border into Wales to visit family.
- London April 2021
- April 2021
Pictures from London in April 2021, including a daytrip to the Midlands to visit Mum.
- London January 2020
- January 2020
Pictures from London at the start of a new decade.
- Devon and South Wales Christmas 2019
- Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th December 2019
A Christmas trip to see family taking in Devon and South Wales, with an in-between day in Somerset.
- London November 2019
- November 2019
Pictures from London in November 2019.
- 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.
- Devon July 2019
- Saturday 27th - Wednesday 31st July 2019
Four nights in Devon to visit Dad, with a one night stay on Burgh Island in the middle.
- London July 2019
- July 2019
Pictures from London in July 2019.
- London June 2019
- June 2019
Pictures from London in June 2019 including a trip to Avebury for the Summer Solstice.
- Monmouthshire May/June 2019
- Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June
Three nights in Monmouthshire to visit the local vineyards and to see Vera and Robin.
- London March 2019
- March 2019
Pictures from London in March 2019.
- London January 2019
- January 2019
Pictures from London and environs in January 2019.
- Abergavenny December 2018
- Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018
Weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin.
- Devon November 2018
- Saturday 24th and Sunday 29th November 2018
A weekend in Devon in November 2018 to see Dad's new house after the refurbishment work.
- Lisbon October 2018
- Saturday October 20th - Thursday October 25th 2018
Five nights in Lisbon during half term week with Leon and family.
- London October 2018
- October 2018
Pictures from London in October 2018 which various forays out into the countryside.
- Vera's 99th Birthday
- Friday 10th - Saturday 11th August 2018
Spent the night in Portsmouth to join Vera and family for her 99th birthday.
- Devon June 2018
- Saturday 9th - Monday 11th June 2018
Weekend trip to Devon to see Dad's new house and coincide with Vera visiting.
- Shute Gatehouse
- Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May 2018
A weekend stay at the Shute Gatehouse near the Devon / Dorset border.
- Herefordshire Easter 2018
- Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
A three night stay over the Easter weekend in a cottage by the river Monnow in Clodock, Herefordshire, with forays over the border into Wales to visit family.
- Devon March 2018
- Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2018
A weekend in Devon to visit Grandad Nick.
- London January 2018
- January 2018
Pictures from London in January 2018.
- Abergavenny December 2017
- Friday 8th - Sunday 10th December 2017
Pre-Christmas visit to Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin. Surprisingly it snowed!
- 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.
- Burgh Island May 2017
- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017
A quick weekend jaunt down to Devon to stay at the Burgh Island Hotel, back by way of Dartmouth (very briefly) and Starcross to say a quick hello to Dad.
- London May 2017
- May 2017
Pictures from London in May 2017.
- Abergavenny March 2017
- March 2017
A weekend in Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.
- South Wales December 2016
- Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st December 2016
Two nights staying in a bunker (!) inbetween Christmas and New Year to visit family in South Wales.
- Italy October 2016
- Friday 21st - Friday 28th October 2016
A week in Italy, this time with Dad and Janie in tow, based in Turin but with jaunts out to Alba, Genova and Venice.
- London October 2016
- October 2016
Pictures from London between trips to New York and Italy, including a visit from Grandma Mary.
- London September 2016
- September 2016
Pictures from London in September 2016, including Erika's 4th Birthday.
- London August 2016
- August 2016
Pictures from London in August 2016, including a day trip to Whitstable.
- Cornwall July 2016
- Friday 22nd - Friday 29th July 2016
A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.
- South Wales December 2015
- Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015
Weekend visit to South Wales to see Vera, Robin, Louise, Bec, Dave and Jessica.
- Devon September 2015
- Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September 2015
Weekend trip down to Devon to coincide with Vera staying there.
- London August 2015
- August 2015
Pictures from London in August 2015.
- Belgium and The Netherlands
- Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2015
A weekend trip to Belgium and The Netherlands while Chie's parents were over from Japan, taking in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
- London July 2015
- July 2015
Pictures from London in July 2015.
- London June 2015
- June 2015
Pictures from London in June 2015.
- London May 2015
- May 2015
Pictures from London in May 2015
- London April 2015
- April 2015
Pictures from London in April 2015 including a weekend in Abergavenny.
- London December 2014
- December 2014
Pictures from London in December 2014.
- Devon August 2014
- Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th August 2014
August bank holiday weekend down in Devon to visit Dad.
- London August 2014
- August 2014
Pictures from London in August 2014.
- 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 May 2014
- May 2014
Pictures from London in May 2014.
- Abergavenny April 2014
- April 2014
Short weekend trip to Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.
- London March 2014
- March 2014
Pictures from London in March 2014, including Erika's first visit to the zoo!
- East Midlands January 2014
- Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th January 2014
Weekend trip to the East Midlands to visit Mum and Keith.
- Erika's First Birthday Party
- Friday 6th - Monday 9th September 2013
A long weekend away in Herefordshire to celebrate Erika's first birthday, with most of my family in attendance.
- Devon August 2013
- Sunday 4th - Friday 9th August 2013
A trip to Devon: three nights staying with Dad, and two nights at the Hotel Endsleigh.
- South Wales November 2012
- Saturday 17th - Monday 19th November 2012
We took Erika to Abergavenny to meet Vera, Robin, Ian, Louise, Bec, Dave and baby Jessica.
- London October 2012
- October 2012
London in October 2012 - lots more pictures of baby Erika!
- Midlands July 2012
- Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th July 2012
A weekend visit to the Midlands to see Mum.
- Abergavenny June 2012
- Saturday 30th June - Sunday July 1st 2012
Weekend in Abergavenny at the end of June / beginning of July.
- Christmas in Dartmouth
- Thursday 22nd - Wednesday 28th December 2011
A week in Dartmouth over the Christmas period with Vera, Robin and Robert.
- London October 2011
- October 2011
Pictures from London in October 2011.
- Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September 2011
A short weekend trip to Chepstow to visit Louise, Ian and Vera (while Robin was away in Vienna).
- South Wales July 2011
- Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st July 2011
A weekend in South Wales to visit Vera and Robin at the end of July.
- North Wales
- Saturday 30th April - Monday 2nd May 2011
Weekend in North Wales over the May bank holiday weekend.
- South Wales March 2011
- Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March 2011
Another visit to see Vera and Robin in South Wales including another foray into Herefordshire.
- Christmas in Wales 2010
- Friday 24th - Friday 31st December 2010
A week in Wales visiting family over the Christmas period, both South and North.
- South Wales
- Saturday 4th - Monday 6th September 2010
A weekend in South Wales visiting Vera and Robin while Chie's sister Yuka was in the UK.
- North Wales
- Friday 30th July - Monday 2nd August 2010
A weekend in North Wales visiting Dad whilst Louise, Ian and Vera were also visiting.
- East Midlands July 2010
- Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th July 2010
A weekend visiting Mum in the East Midlands.
- Cornwall June 2010
- Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th June 2010
Pictures from a week's holiday in Cornwall in June 2010, including a day on Dartmoor at the end.
- Abergavenny May 2010
- Saturday 29th - Monday 31st May 2010
Visiting Vera and Robin in Abergavenny over the spring bank holiday weekend.
- South Wales
- Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2010
A weekend in South Wales (with a foray into Herefordshire) visiting Vera and Robin.
- North Wales
- Friday 12th - Monday 15th February 2010
A weekend spent in North Wales visiting Dad in February 2010.
- 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 May 2009
- May 2009
Pictures from London in May 2009, including a West London pub crawl, and a weekend Vera came to visit.
- The Borders
- Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2009
A weekend spent visting Vera and Robin including a day out seeing black and white villages in Herefordshire.
- North Wales
- Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2009
A long weekend in North Wales to visit Dad, with Vera in tow.
- Midlands February 2009
- Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd February 2009
A weekend in the Midlands visiting family.
- Abergavenny Christmas 2008
- Monday 22nd - Monday 29th December 2008
A week in Abergavenny over Christmas seeing lots of family.
- London December 2008
- December 2008
Assorted pictures from London in December 2008.
- Abergavenny September 2008
- Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd September 2008
A weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, which also coincided with the Abergavenny Food Festival.
- Cornwall Summer 2008
- Friday June 27th - Friday July 4th 2008
A week staying at Bar Point, near St. Mawes, on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall.
- Hay on Wye
- Saturday 24th May 2008
A day out in Hay on Wye with Robin and Vera.
- North Wales and Dublin
- Saturday 15th - Tuesday 18th September 2007
A weekend in North Wales visiting Dad et al, followed by a trip to Dublin for a training course.
- London July 2007
- July 2007
Odds and sods from day to day life in July 2007, including a weekend in London with Vera.
- Chie's Family in the UK
- Friday 22nd June - Sunday 1st July 2007
Chie's family came to the UK for a week and a bit, to meet my family, and take in a few sights on the way round.
- Weekend in Abergavenny
- Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd June 2007
Weekend visit to see Robin and Vera, including a trip to St. Fagan's.
- Wales Easter 2007
- Thursday 5th - Monday 9th April 2007
A visit to North and South Wales over the Easter weekend.
- A Week in the Dordogne
- Monday 1st - Sunday 7th January 2007
Kicking off the new year with a week down in the Dordogne visiting Mum and Keith.
- UK Christmas 2006
- Monday 18th - Saturday 30th December 2006
Christmas with the family back in the UK.
- 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.
- Britain Autumn 2005
- Monday 19th September - Thursday 20th October 2005
A trip to Britain to visit the family in Autumn 2005.
- Thursday 7th July 2005
My PhD graduation ceremony at Reading University.
- Britain Summer 2005
- Wednesday 8th June - Tuesday 5th July 2005
Assorted pictures from my time spent back in the UK in the summer between spells in Japan.
- Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th March 2005
A weekend trip to see Robin and Vera in Abergavenny.
- Christmas in Wales
- Tuesday 28th December 2004 - Saturday 1st January 2005
Christmas with the family in South and North Wales.
- Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 2004
A weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, the first time to see there new house. Also the first ever long distance drive I did after passing my driving test!
- Friday 21st - Saturday 22nd November 2003
Some very scenic pictures from a weekend trip to North Wales (the Llyn peninsula) to visit my Dad.
- William's First Birthday
- Sunday 30th March 2003
Pictures from my Nephew's first birthday party.
- 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.
- Oxwich Bay
- Saturday 2nd September 2000
Pictures from a daytrip to Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which must have been during a weekend visit to South Wales.
- Bardsey Island '2000
- Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th August 2000
Pictures from my 2000 trip to Bardsey, cut short due to the final demise of my first digital camera.
- Cherry Tree December 1999
- Monday 27th December 1999
An evening in the Cherry Tree in Tintern, one of my favourite pubs of all time, now sadly long gone. Just a few days before the end of the Millenium!
- 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.
- New Camera and Moving into Donnington Road
- Tuesday 13th July 1999
The day I bought my first ever digital camera. It was in an electronics shop in Monmouth - probably a Dixons - while I was staying there with Vera. Also Dad drove me and my stuff to Reading to move into the new shared house I was going to be living in, in Donnington Road.