This year 2009 saw us do our usual Cambridge weekend away, a trip to France where we met Merlin, and then headed to the South for some sun,  before wandering our way back North to stay in Arcais with Mike and Linda. Goodwood Festival of Speed, a couple of weddings. There was the usual fight between Kingswood and Wotton

Butterflies outside the front door on the Buddleia bush

The Berkshire branch of the Cambridge Society visit Suffolk for their annual weekend away. Green King brewery, Lavenham, Wickham Fen and Anglesea Abbey

Our two week holiday in France visiting the Merlin Castle, South of France near Pezenas and then Arcais in the Vendee

13th June saw us visiting Gonville and Caius for lunch, and speeches for the support from the college alumni. The feast was marvellous and scrumptious, with whole crabs by the plate. We met up with Richard and Andrea. We all drove over to Caius Field to watch the May Bumps. Caius has won head of the river for several years, last year was not a successful year, and Caius dropped down to fourth. This year was a recovery year, and Caius had made two bumps and was lying second. Alas we were not to see a win. Trinity First and Third held on with grim determination.

Met Rob and Kirsty at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The marriage of Lucy Sarah Jones to William John Searle at the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Kingswear on Saturday 21st February 2009

The annual get together of the Cambridge Sad Gits and Andrea and Richards had us going to Frinton and the Beth Chatto Gardens

Kingswood and Wotton parishes battle it out for the annual tug of war on Monday Bank holiday 25th May 2009. This was the first time for two years that the tug of war was completed on the scheduled day. The sun came out to play, there was no flooding and we all had a jolly good time. Unusually Kingswood were able to field a full team of pullers, and the men won. The women were not so successful and let the Kingswood side down.

Saturday 30th of May was the celebration of Edwina Blasdales marriage to James

Whipsnade Zoo. Selina, Rosemary and I spent a whole day here on Rosemary\'s birthday. Kind thanks to John and Carol for meeting us there with some half price tickets.

Visit by the Buckinghamshire branch of the Cambridge Society around the Westcott rocket establishment. Took place on the 29 August 2009. Now called the Westcott venture park

Our annual trip to Guernsey. Arrived for my birthday on the 24th.