Sunday, 1 July 2018
Today we met up with as many of our family as could make it (nineteen of us) to Cambridge, where we'd hired a couple of punts, complete with an undergraduate each as an outboard motor, and went quanting on the Cam. The young gentleman, on our punt, let two of me daughters (senior daughter, Sarah, and youngest daughter, Liz) have a go at quanting. Neither of them disgraced themselves. After that we had tea outside the hotel, on the riverbank, before returning home. It was a lovely afternoon out, which we all enjoyed thoroughly. It has a long family history, which started by taking everyone to a pantomime, but has changed a good many times over the years; but we think we may change our arrangements next year. We'll see what everyone thinks. I know they all like to get together with all the cousins and exchange family news and gossip.