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October 2010

We've just returned to England after spending the summer (five months for Ralph, four months for Lenore) in Canada, mostly in British Columbia. We're using this to trigger a major revamp of this site, which will be upgraded, up-to-date and up-and-running by the end of the year. It's going to be fun!


IN THE RECENT PAST:

2010

  • (September) Ralph submitted his MA dissertation. Friends visited from Nottingham
  • (August) We spent time in Osoyoos, BC
  • (July) We visited friends on Vancouver Island, attended a Harris family reunion in Midway, BC, then toured and camped in Alberta
  • (June) Lenore arrived in Canada. We celebrated her birthday beside the Kettle River
  • (May) Ralph spent a month in Vancouver
  • (April) We spent a long weekend in Norfolk

2009

  • (December-January) We spent a fortnight in Tenerife
  • (November) We spent a week near Malaga, Spain
  • (September) Ralph began an MA in historical archaeology at the University of Leicester
  • (August) We visted the Edinburgh Festival
  • (June) We spent a week in the Cotswolds
  • (May) Ralph visited his friend YR in Vancouver
  • (January) We visited Lanzarote

2008

  • Ralph worked on a Waterway Recovery Group canal camp in Wales
  • We spent nearly three weeks in Greece
  • We visited Dorset
  • Ralph's father died
  • Ralph wandered through Leeds
  • Ralph walked near Settle
  • We grew vegetables

2007

  • We holidayed and walked in Spain, December/January 2007-8
  • We visited Glasgow
  • We holidayed in South Wales
  • We formed a limited company — ConBrio Associates Ltd
  • We went to Canada to visit Lenore's family

2006

  • We holidayed and walked in Spain, December/January 2006-7
  • We took over an allotment on 1st October.
  • Ralph visited Salzburg, Austria
  • We walked along Derwent Edge.
  • We walked near Heage with Jenny and Darren.
  • We went to the Edinburgh Festival and then walked the Northumberland coast.
  • Ralph launched his freelance web site on 1st August.
  • In mid-June 2006 we enjoyed a short say in Bristol, and then walked around Newport, Pembrokeshire, just east of Fishguard (pages to come).
  • In May we wandered the hills and explored the slate quarries of North Wales
  • We held a family reunion in April, in Brancaster, North Norfolk (pages to come).
  • Birmingham has more canals than Venice. Ralph walked some of them (pages to come).

2005

  • In October, Ralph went to do some feeelance work in Montreal
  • We spent a few days exporing Ironbridge.
  • We stayed at Slimbridge Youth Hostel and walked that corner of Gloucestershire (pages to come).
  • We revisited Faversham, Kent, where Ralph was born a few decades ago (!).
  • Ralph spent a week in a cold and wet Spain (serves him right) with our friend Chetna. They went to Cordoba and Seville.
  • We have adopted two cats — Boris and Phoebe. Their mistress is moving abroad, and discovered that it was unlikely that anyone would want to adopt Boris, who is elderly. She didn't want to separate them, however. So we offered them a home. They are very good cats, but have, of course, taken over our lives...

2004

  • We spent August 2004 in British Columbia (pages to come).
  • Ralph went on tour with Nottingham Symphonic Winds in the Black Forest of Germany
  • We spent a great week in deepest Shropshire

2003

  • We moved to New Basford, Nottingham, in December 2003
  • We spent Christmas 2003 in Spain
  • DON'T FORGET TO VISIT 365 (to see the whole of 2003 in photographs)

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