Monday, March 16, 2009

Having a bit of family time

On Friday Colin and I went up to Stockton, while Wendy valiantly managed a surgery where four different lots turned up, that is sod's law that is. We went to my brother-in-law's 40th birthday party at Eaglescliffe Golf Club - a bit weird for me as I was last there in about 1992! It was a nice party, sitting with Mum, Roger and Robert, with Alex and Joel running over every now and then to tell us which songs they were enjoying. Jon had a great time, and had hired his favourite musician to play for us. Maxine was busy hostessing, but everyone really enjoyed it.

On Saturday morning we walked over the road to Preston Park museum as Colin had seen it on Teachers' TV as a good resource and wanted to see what it was like. We went into the blacksmith's forge and said hello to Peat Oberon who taught my Dad to be a blacksmith 20 years ago.

Then we came back to Liverpool, bringing Robert with us, and on Saturday night, Wendy and I and Robert went to an event for the Liverpool Congolese Association. They are looking for help to extend the support they can offer to newly arrived Congolese and to help the situation back at home.

Yesterday we had a trip to the Albert Dock and saw a great exhibition in the Tate of the later art works of William Blake. We all particularly liked his painting of Isaac Newton.

Today we are going to have a walk round the city centre and go into the Walker Gallery - and I shall fit a Labour Group Exec board meeting too later this afternoon.

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