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Visiting da Vinci in London

We visited the brilliant da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in November, as part of Bryony’s coming of age. The colours of the paintings were vibrant and exquisite – hard to imagine they are 500 years old. The walk through the gallery to the copy of the last supper (itself about the same age) unfortunately temporarily put some of the other pictures into the shade.

We then revisited Hard Rock Cafe (via a wonderful Routemaster) with B suitably embarrassed by a loud rendition of Happy Birthday. A walk through Hyde Park’s White Christmas (with a quick break for Boris bikes) led to an equally full Harrods and a dash for the train home. Still not sure how they can sell appartments at One Hyde Park for the price they do.

The Lady with the ermine - on a bag!

Ready to go into the exhibition

 

Suitably embarrassed...

 

 

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50th celebrations continue at Silverton Park

We continued the 50th celebrations (!) at Silverton Park Stables, a wonderfully restored stable block dating from the 1840s. Based just outside Silverton in Devon, the parents, Rachel and Roobs and Paul, Clare and Tilly joined us. Trips included Ladram Bay, Sidmouth and the Warren House Inn. All the rooms were very well appointed (Landmark style) and the main reception room was larger than the floor plans led us to believe.

Wednesday night dinner, care of Rebecca
A – Z quiz provided by the old man (and Livi and Tilly on Thursday)
Silverton Park Stables – from the front
Silverton Park Stables – from the back
Lunch at the Warren House Inn

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Barn dance and barbershop

Many thanks to everyone that came and supported the barn dance and barbershop 50th birthday party on 15 October. It was wonderful to see so many family and friends and, thanks to the generosity of people attending, we managed to raise £430 on the night to help with our work in Uganda. This will go towards helping defer any unexpected costs so that Dodie can continue to guarantee that 100% of all money that is raised for Uganda will go directly to good causes.

Take your partner by the hand

Dosado your partner

Not over-rehearsed, this one...

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