Thank you for the news…
I love to hear about the doings and changes
I’m off to a music festival today..
is the review from yesterday
Here’s a thing about the gourds
It is well worth reading..
what with work, writing teaching, teacher training, I stay very busy..
here’s the latest article..
trying to get to New York this year to see the Avedon exhibition at the Met
I think late November!
Then Espanola for Tgiving and s wales for christmas…
Loooking forward very much!
sending lots of love and blessings to you and Linn
Yer loving son
On Sunday, September 29, 2002, at 05:07 AM, Linda Saunders wrote:
I am sorry to have been in touch only briefly and infrequently over the last
two months. We have been quietly busy here getting on with life, and
correspondence has taken second place.
Linn took on a new client following a breakdown in their accounting. They
are nice people to work for and she enjoyed the challenge, but it took her
many hours to sort it out. She has now brought them up to date, and is
catching up on her normal work. At the same time Simon Reid’s business
produced an exceptional assignment for me; he needed a detailed three year
financial forecast, which kept me busy for a few days.
Not that it has been all work! On the weekend of Linn’s birthday we went to
stay in a posh hotel in Evershot, which is a tiny village between Yeovil and
Dorchester. We drove around (Lyme Regis and Abbotsbury) and walked over the
hills near other tiny villages like Piddletrenthide and Plush. I hadn’t been
to Dorset for many years, and it seemed to me little changed, but I expect
that most of the cottages are now second homes, or even bought by commuters.
Anyway, it all looked very beautiful on a sunlit weekend.
In fact the weather has been quite a feature here – steady and persistent
high pressure, and no measurable rain for a month. We are in the middle of a
fortnight’s holiday, but have decided not to go away because it is nicer
here. We are pottering about in the garden, getting it ready for the winter.
On the Sunday before Patrick’s birthday Joan and Thomas brought their boys
over here, and we went on to the Brecon Mountain Railway, which is actually
nearer Merthyr. It is a section of the former GWR line from Brecon to
Dowlais, and it runs past the reservoir up the Taff Fechan valley towards
the Beacons. It has been re-laid with a 2 foot gauge, and they have found
and restored some old steam locomotives. All very picturesque, and the boys
loved it. Well, we all did!
I had your message about Patrick’s birthday. Don’t worry. I have two little
moulded plastic figures, part of a set he is collecting, and I will give
them to him within the next few days as a present from his Uncle Charlie in
Mary and Nick and the girls have moved house. They spent their first night
there amongst the packing cases last Thursday (three days ago). The house
needs a lot of work, but it is very nice, and almost exactly fits their
requirements. It was formerly used for a vet’s practice, and most of the
downstairs was used for consultation and treatment. At present they are
mainly living upstairs. They have hacked off old plaster, and lifted rotten
floorboards, so at the moment it looks partially derelict, but Nick enjoys
property restoration and is very good at it, and I am sure they will soon
have it looking great. Did you know their address is now: Northfield House,
High Street, Box, CORSHAM, Wiltshire, SN13 8NN and their phone is 01225
I will stop now, but intend to write more frequently!
It is really good news that you are coming to Wales for Christmas.
Linn sends her love. So do I !