Festive gathering of relations – 27th December 2011

For as long as I can remember, Dad’s side of the family have got together each Christmas to exchange presents and spend time together.  The evening would often include a viewing of various holiday slides taken during the year.

When I was younger, we would occasionally go down to my Uncle Den’s house in Southampton, but in more recent years the event has taken place in Maidenhead.

Last year, with Dad being so unwell, we didn’t meet up – instead, we gathered in the more sombre setting of his funeral.

This Christmas, we were keen to get back to a sense of normality and eighteen of the family met up this evening for tea at my sister’s house, ranging in age from 1 to 88 years old!

My sister had laid on a good tea for us (with some help from Mum) and we enjoyed an excellent evening together.

Below are some photos from the evening:

Tea is served

Uncle Den’s famous trays

Enjoying the food

Mum and Gillian

Uncle Noel tucking in

‘Now what have I got in here?’

Holly giving out presents

Rebekah with a present for Uncle Den

Emily looking at the presents


Shloer bottles

Uncle Den regales another story

Reflections on old family photos

Seven cousins

Mum with her seven grandchildren 1

Mum with her seven grandchildren 2

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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