Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sunday.


Today had been declared a 'Clayton Day', i.e. Ann and her three brothers, their partners, and all available offspring get together for a meal, at, this time, Quy Mill. Took the above snapshot before setting off to show  there's still quite a lot of colour in the garden although we're well into September - and lots of buds still on the rose bushes.  Got to Quy about midday, having ordered a room for lunch at 12.30.  Nicely time for a drink, and to renew acquaintances.


Above snapshot taken in the mill grounds, and demonstrates the whole party, except of course the photographer (Ann's older brother). Well over thirty of us, I think; fourteen of whom were Horners or ex Horners, or Horner grandchildren (if you see what I mean).


This one was taken by a sneaky granddaughter after lunch. Ann had come to tell me something, so I pulled her down onto my good knee so I could hear her, when the flash went off and this was taken. A little undignified, I'm afraid, but, as you can see from the group behind us, all the grandchildren seemed to find it funny.  Oh well - a good time was had by all.

Got home a little after five, and at six we had to attend a short service, and then a retirement party for our local U.R.C. Minister and his wife, which was held in the Roman Catholic Church  (we're an ecumenical  lot here in Highdale - I'm glad to say). Good do, but we were starting to wilt a little by then, so left reasonably early, and I'm about to grab what's left of an early night, Ann  having already  gone up to bed.
Good Night All.

13 comments:

Nea said...

Glad you had a good time. Sorry we missed it. We'll try & make it over next year.
Xxx

Rog said...

What a fabulous family Pic!!!
I love the extremes of sartorial elegance at either end of the line up - it's like a montage of fashion through the ages ;-)

I'm pleased Ann sat on your 'good' knee otherwise an even more impromptu snap may have appeared.

Crowbard said...

You're right Rog,
Compound fractures often appear with an impromptu SNAP!
~(:¬o}>

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Nea. That would be lovely. The ladies (Sue, Ann, Sarah, Naomi)have come up with the suggestion that next year we hire the village hall at Welney for the annual do. Sounds a nice idea to me.

Mike and Ann said...

Rog and Crowbard. How very ungallant you are both being with your suggestions that my wife's light weight on my 'good' knee would be enough to cause fractures of me nether limbs. Much more of this sort of thing and I will show her these comments. THEN you'll both be sorry!!!!

Crowbard said...

More a reflection on your frailty than Annie's sylphic grace dear chap. How could you entertain the idea Mike!
In any case, I believe we were both referring to your poorly leg; and since we are not allowed to advise you to take things easy we were trying to encourage you to be cautious about being delightfully flagrant with your nether limbs in public.
However if apologies or humble retractions are required we would prefer to proffer them before you misconstrue our comments to your lithe and youthful better quarter.
All serene and kindly salutations
Crowbard.

Mike and Ann said...

Oh..........Alright then.

Crowbard said...

I say dearest Bruv, are you feeling quite well?
a). I am deeply concerned to be in receipt of what might be mistaken for a grudging concession from you; an occurrence previously unheard of and utterly unanticipated.
b). OMG, there is no plan b.

Mike and Ann said...

Grudging ? Well, yes, it might have that appearance at first glance. But it has the great advantage of brevity, and I can't think that any of your literary effusions have been accused of that lately?

Crowbard said...

Please stop conceding my points Mike, it is quite unnerving.
I will gladly 'fess-up to sesquipedenialism as long as your reply contains a Tarradiddle or a Humbug or even a Fie Sir! However, there is a literary conceit which suggests that in order to optimise the attention of one's reader a sentence of some length should be presented in order to increase their concentration and focus their mind upon your message or purpose and follow it immediately with a very short sentence by way of punctuation or emphasis. See?
I am still grappling with the first part of this stylistic concept. In any case the last sentence of my previous comment "OMG, there is no plan b." was not only brief but abbreviated further by containing an abbreviation.
Yours in brevity,
Crowbard

Mike and Ann said...



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Mike and Ann said...

P.S. ?

Crowbard said...

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