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Sister Sue (4th Mar 2018)
Hi from Mirfield
Very interesting photographs - I am looking forward to seeing them in more detail, perhaps one of our Whitby visits we can learn more about your trip. Alex's birthday tea today at ours - full house - 10 plus Grayson !! Betty not well - Nicola wants to see her again today so will be setting off soon - mid way making tea !! Its been lovely speaking to you and sending you messages - thank goodness for 'WhatSap' you don't feel far away at all. Loads of love. Sister Sue
Mum (4th Mar 2018)
Hello, Susan has showed me your latest pictures and news - you look to be having a wonderful time. The snow has kept me in all week but it has not bothered me. I have been happy pottering doing little jobs - keeping up to the housework and have plenty of food in. Now the worst has gone I will begetting out this coming week hopefully going to the pictures on Tuesday and out for some tea, inviting Lucy to come too. Hope to speak to you this evening. Lots of love mum. xx
Jane D (4th Mar 2018)
Hi - Just a quick message before I head off to Seville and environs. You look to be having an amazing trip. What an unusual and colourful rocky landscape your latest photos show. Very welcome after looking at nothing but white for days. You are doing well to miss the combined effects of "The Beast from the East" and Storm Emma. Very snowy and very very cold indeed with high winds and the usual chaos we always get when it snows in Britain but with knobs on! We were wondering if we would be able to get to the airport as all routes including M62 closed, but some are open now. It snowed here again this morning but it's not quite as cold. We are taking the precaution of driving to Sam's in Stockport this afternoon so as to be the right side of the hills in the morning for our flight. Hopefully by the time we come back the snow will have gone. Our visit to Brighton was cut short by the bad weather forecast, but we had a great time with Jack.Ben and Elise. Jack is a delightful little chap and has develop so much in 7 weeks - you forget how much time babies take up! We are looking forward to seeing him again soon when B & E visit around Easter.
I hope you continue to have a brilliant time in Argentina. I'm really enjoying the diary entries and will try to keep up while I'm in Spain. Take care. Jane x
Iris (27th Feb 2018)
Greetings from snowy Skipton, just made a snowman with Hugo, using my best hat and scarf! Archie's swimming gala was going well until the medley relay team were disqualified (nothing to do with Archie!) Apparently the lad on the backstroke leg, not used to a 50 metre pool, turned over to check where the end of the lane was! Anyway Archie came third in his other race, his diving in has improved but he's got a long way to go to catch up teams like the city of Leeds!
Some schools have closed today, but not Embsay school of course, the main roads aren't too bad. Jigsaws going well, done a couple more for you, I know you will be having withdrawal symptoms!
Pamela (19th Feb 2018)
Good Morning Both

Just taking advantage in the lull in work to read your blog and enjoy the pictures.

I see Chris is taking a leaf out of Michael's book and doing some off roading in his hire car. Memories of Onion Creak in Moab spring to mind bumping around in a low slung Mustang not for the faint hearted I can tell you.

Well you seem to be doing everything on this holiday some days I see you are bundled up in warm clothes and the next you seem to be in the sunshine.

Miserable day here looking out of my office window. Mondays are depressing but only 4 sleeps then we are off to Carrie for the weekend cannot wait.

My dog breeder rang on Tuesday the deed has been done so in another 3 to 4 weeks she will take her to the vets for a scan so then I will know that it is going to happen I cannot wait. Michael and I went for a nice walk yesterday so that we can get back in the swing of it for when puppy comes.

Stefano's booked for 16th March for Gill and I will think of you both, you sound like you are having some nice food there no insects and rats this time. Argentina is famous for its beef steaks I would be very happy with that nice and blood red.

Keep the blogs and photos coming. Take care

Love Always


Jane D (18th Feb 2018)
Hi Pam and Chris - really enjoying your photos and all the info. Thank you for all the bird pictures - the woodpecker was very special. The scenery looks amazing. Can't get over how blue the ice is, and the mountains and lakes look spectacular . A bit different from the rainforest! Hope you are continuing to enjoy yourselves and staying well. We are ok here and spring is beginning at last - snowdrops and crocuses everywhere and birds pairing up and singing in the mornings, though it's still cold and wet and muddy everywhere. Sussed out a potential new walk for us today though, along the canal at Uppermill - lots of industrial archaeology. Had a lovely time with the "escape girls' the other night (it got organised eventually)and it was great that Anne S came along and is rejoining the group. Lots of catching up to do. Turns out Hannah (one of the twins) is a on a training scheme at Stirley. Had worked with her, but didn't realise who she was. Off to Brighton next Friday - can't wait to see Jack (and his Mum and Dad of course). Then off to Seville and environs for a spot of sherry tasting, birdwatching and sightseeing - a good combination we feel! Take care. Jane x
Pamela (13th Feb 2018)
Intrepid Traveller's

What lovely pictures, you are certainly having a good time. A six hour walk you must be fit. That would kill me off.

We had snow yesterday at home not what I call snow after Jackson but snow is snow and like England the place comes to a stand still. It has gone today so we are back to normal.

Went to the caravan for the weekend it was lovely we have missed it very much it was cold but soon boosted up with the central heating and a few alcoholic drinks inside.

Got my new car I love it and now I am just waiting in anticipation for my little puppy it cannot come soon enough. The nights are getting lighter and longer here too so once Easter arrives it should be much lighter.

Waiting for Gill to book Stefano's for us both one Friday cannot call it Wilsden Westie Walking Society dinner yet until mine comes but we can celebrate the thought of it. Will think of you both while I am tucking in. Wont be long before we are all going again to welcome you home.

Please take care dearest friends you know what happened to Buch and the Kid.

Love as Always


Iris (12th Feb 2018)
Coates update
Greetings from sunny(not) Skipton! Another set of fantastic photos, and all that walking - no good ever came from exercising!
Nothing of interest happening here, apart from Angela getting her front door key stuck in the lock- I had to house sit while she went out, and not one person tried to break in! She had to pay £110 for a replacement, I can still hear her crying. Everyone is fine, Richards Mum wishes she was with you and sends her love. I have even more jigsaws for your return, I'm into the groove now! Hope Victoria and Russell get their visas soon otherwise she'll be struggling to travel won't she? Katie and Kristian are doing wonders with the house, windows and doors in now so it's looking habitable at least. Archie has been selected to swim for Skipton in a competition in Sheffield, the doting grandparents will be cheering him on!
Cheers 🤓
P&P (8th Feb 2018)
Hi back from our trip walked miles on the most beautiful beaches think the only weather we did not get was snow!!!! Washing done ready for the trip not yet booked .fantastic pics please can you send the one with the flamingoes to Brook ? She is enjoying every min met some great people , at the coast for the last 2 nights for carnival.keep having fun xxxx
Jane D (5th Feb 2018)
Hello from Holmfirth
Hi there - enjoyed the graffiti trip (Bogota one must have been amazing if Chris liked it better). Buenos Aires looks really interesting - very European. See you cracked out one of your little dresses, Pam! It's freezing and miserable here and I was feeling a bit fed up, but your description of your tango evening really cheered me up. Trust you too to fall on your feet. Glad you are having such a good time. I bumped into Ann swain yesterday and she asked after you Pam. I invited her to come to an 'Escape evening '. There is meant to be one this Friday according to my diary, but as usual no one has done anything about it! If the messages and photos are anything to go by Jack is thriving - Sam and Laura went to visit last weekend and we are intending to go to Brighton on 23rd February. Can't wait to see him
again properly. Look after yourselves and have fun. x Jane