Monday, 22 September 2014


Thanks to a new card reader and a deal of good advice from daughter Nea, I am now able to put up photies relating to a Horner get-together in Cambridge a week last Saturday, and reported in my blog of Tuesday, 16th September. The above photo shows a few of us having a swift cuppa/snort (according to taste, but mainly cuppa) on the banks of the Cam at the Garden House Hotel, while waiting for the rest of the clan..

Above photo shows all the family embarking on their trip on the two punts in the middle of the picture. All, that is, bar three, who have made a daring escape and will be shown in the next picture.............(background music for Dick Barton, Special Agent, whom nobody now remembers, on the wireless).........

And as you can see Ann and I have made our escape from the rest of the family, taking with us our latest edition, great granddaughter, young Elsa, who is in the pushchair.

 Back at the hotel for tea, and still in charge of Elsa, who, by this time was a little tired and fretful.

This one was taken about six minutes later, showing Elsa, who, after two verses of 'Within the Cellar's Cool Domain' sung basso profundo by her maternal Great Grandfather direct into her tiny 'shell like', is now flat out.

                                          Hope this works. Nea should be watching out for it, and will, no doubt, report back.


Nea said...


Mike and Ann said...

Hi Nea. Yes, easy when you know how. Many thanks Daughter.

Tim said...

I certainly do remember the Dick Barton music, which you have now installed as my current earworm - thanks pal!
You look remarkably untired and unfretful in the penultimate picture, Mike.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Tim. Was the music called something like - 'The Devil rides out' ?
I like the term 'earworm'. Know just what you mean. I find the only way to get rid of it, is to keep playing another tune over in your mind, instead of the one you're stuck with. But then you'll be stuck with the new one that's drowned it out.

I don't think I'll ever be tired of young babies, Tim. Tired BY young babies perhaps, but can't remember being that often.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. Should have said, Tim :- nice to hear from you.

Crowbard said...

"Devil's Gallop", performed by Charles Williams and his concert orchestra and composed by Charles Williams was the theme tune to the radio serial Dick Barton - Special Agent.
I Think 'The Devil Rides out', known as The Devil's Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror film, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was written by Richard Matheson and directed by Terence Fisher. The film stars Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Niké Arrighi, Leon Greene and Patrick Mower.