The Gerrard Chronicles 2009

Best Wishes for the Season

from

Avis Saltsman & Ken Baldry

The 'card cover' to the left is of the Ballunspitze from the Gaschurn side in Austria

Links to the other pages

The Grim Reaper's Harvest

Campaign Trail

The Art Scene

Traveller's Tales of
Vienna & Milan

Traveller's Tales -
The King Arthur Trips

Traveller's Tales from
Ken in the Alps

Traveller's Tales of
Monet's Garden & Loire Valley

Last year's Newsletter

Next year's Newsletter


Avis, Ken & Family

XMAS DAY IN THE NEW FOREST

Xmas lunch was at the "Sir Walter Tyrrell" pub, which we had found ona day trip. No one knew each other, so we had a grand time.

By the Rufus Stone

ZOI'S WEDDING

Ken's elder niece Zoi married her long-time boyfriend Milton Economu in the posh Athens suburb of Vouliagmeni on January 10th, which meant we had to blow our annual flight Carbon ration on this trip, staying in the acceptable & reasonably priced (for Vougliameni) Plaza Hotel. Try this link for photos of the parties, wedding (including Greek Orthodox chanting movie) & feast.

Zoi at the party the night before

VISITING AVIS' SISTER ALYSON

Alyson in April

Howtown Hotel

In April, we 'dropped in' on Avis' sisiter Alyson, whom we do not see often as she lives in Glossop. Then, a night with the Baldrys at Howtown Hotel in the Lake District & at Matlock Bath on the way back. April trips are not a good idea, weather-wise!

Matlock Bath

VISITING ALYSON AGAIN

Calke Abbey

Southwell Workhouse

...in October but first, we stayed in Matlock Bath at the Ashdale Guest House again in order to do some National Trust visiting, starting with Calke Abbey, which is a carefully preserved heap of junk, as left by the last occupants.

Matlock Bath

This included 1000s of stuffed birds.Then to Southwell Workhouse, an early exemplar of these monuments to human cruelty & Hardwick Hall, with its magnificent wall tapestries & also relatively untouched since Bess built it. This was a really cloudy day. Moving base to the Birds Nest Cottage at Glossop, a few doors from Alyson's little house, overlooking a deep cut stream, we went to Little Morton Hall & Lyme Hall. Then, Alyson & Marcus, her bloke, took us to Buxton for the Craft Fair. We also visited Alyson's school, where she oversees a unit for pupils with learning difficulties.

Little Morton Hall

Lyme Hall

Alyson & Marcus

GRANDCHILD CORNER: MAUDE, BESSIE, FREDDIE & PIP

Bessie.

Maude.

Freddie absorbed

Pip & Bessie in January.
Hit image for a Pip animation.


VICKY HOSTS THE NEW YEAR PARTY

Tsugi, Vicky, Anna, Avis & Philip

After our hosting it from 1999-2000 onwards, this year, it moved to Vicky's flat in Angel Southside.


Next page is. alas, the Grim Reaper's Harvest


Contact: Ken Baldry or Avis Saltsman, 17 Gerrard Road, Islington, London N1 8AY +44(0)20 359 6294 or e-mail him or her
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The Gerrard Chronicles published by Ken Baldry & Avis Saltzmann 17 Gerrard Road Islington London N1 8AY ©Ken Baldry & Avis Saltzmann 2007.
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