Sunday, 8 September 2013
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.