Monthly Archives: December 2012

Visit to theatre

Friday 28th December 2012

This evening we went to see the theatre show of “Yes, Prime Minister”, which was showing, by a remarkable coincidence, just a short distance from Downing Street. We enjoyed a pre-show meal nearby, and had a really great time. 

Christmas Day Lunch

Tuesday 25th December 2012

Today we invited over our eldest son Marc, and my brother Simon for lunch. Our youngest son, James, came for dinner on Friday night as he was due to visit friends in Manchester over the festive break.

Lunch in Paris

Tuesday 11th December 2012

Today I was invited along for a very special retirement lunch, for the managing director of Saniflo Limited, Paul Newson.

After being flown out in a 7 seater Citation XL executive jet from Northolt, London to Le Bourget, Paris, we were taken to our restaurant, La Tour D’Argent (silver tower). This majestic view of Notre Dame by the River Seine, was taken from behind my seat.

We were the guests of the owner of the SFA Group, M. Claude Perdriel (near-right), and their managing director, M. Arnaud Corbier (centre-left). Paul Newson (left) in conversation.

After a drive around central Paris, and a quick stop outside the Louvre,
it was then back to our plane for the flight home.

Family gathering

Sunday 2nd December 2012

This afternoon we entertained my cousin Pamela and her husband Colin, who gave a very interesting talk on our family tree (our grandfather on mother’s side) to both us and my brother Simon and his sons, Scott & Alex.


We are all very grateful for all the work that she put into the presentation, making copies of photographs and other information.