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Date : 19th to 22nd September 2005

Occasion : A grand family tour to see our new grand-daughter, catch up with the other grand children and deliver Jenna to Heathrow, all in one go!

Details : Abigail Mia was born on Sunday the 11th of September 2005 in Tickhill, near Doncaster in Yorkshire.

Jenna was off to Canada for a "gap year" after completing her degree course at Loughborough this summer. We stayed at Catherine's house in Surrey which is conveniently close to Heathrow Airport.

Chance to see everybody at the same time.

Monday :

Abigail was born eight days ago weighing in at 9lb 3 oz. Mother and baby doing well.

Grandmother enjoying every minute.

Chance for me to hold the little bundle who continued to sleep peacefully.

Must have the touch !!

At eight days old, Abigail already has a good head of hair.

Time to meet Thomas from his school. He was five in July this year.

All the mums gather round to see the new arrival.

" That's my new sister."
Abigail and her Auntie Jenna


Chance to let Thomas read his new book with Jenna. She only has to help with a few words - he's doing really well.

Tuesday :

After seeing Paula we travelled on down to Cathy and Richard's house in Surrey for a few days

Alexander and Jenna
Time for a Rice Biscuit

Jenna was due to fly from Heathrow Tuesday afternoon, so there was a chance for a brief walk for ourselves and the dogs

in the woods of Sandhurst before she went.

Ann and two of her girls, plus Alexander asleep in the backpack.


Who said I was asleep ?


Alexander after his evening bath.

He is now seven months old and busy crawling all round the house.

Sam and Matthew with Alexander, just before bedtime.

Thursday :

Briefly back to Tickhill for an afternoon before making our way back home.

Paula, and Abigail having just enjoyed a good feed.


Abi now 11 days old.
Nana and her first grand daughter

The three days made a significant difference in Abi's appearance.

Gone was the slight colour of new-born jaundice, in was the lovely pink and rosy cheeks of the second week.

A busy few days. Abi has a power-nap on my shoulder, before we have to part company and drive home to Cumbria.

Paula seems to question who is actually doing the power-napping !!

Stop Press :

Our other grandson, Jack, pictured at his new school. He is boarding at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook near Ipswich,

and the photo with Alexander was taken at his open day in September.

Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

This site best viewed . . . with someone else to hand them back to when nappies need changing.

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