Christmas greetings! Thinking of our world we are sending more of our ‘Xmas Cards’ by email. Hope you are well. I am busy with my climate change campaigning and my campaign for a fairer voting system. Also, I have a job (yes at 73!) working on environmental conservation in the South Downs.
This autumn I had a DNA test and uploaded this to Ancestry.co.uk which resulted in some wonderful news – I am now in touch with cousins in North Wales who are related to my Welsh grandfather and grandmother. I will now have to update my Ient family web site! It is really exciting to be able to work with these ‘new’ cousins and piece together the family tree in Wales! My interest in history continues – and I have some good news, – my book about my dad and his fellow POWs in WWII is published! It’s an ebook and is on Amazon!
Carol and I have had enjoyable and busy year including attending my nephew Adam’s, wedding in July. It was wonderful occasion! It was great to see my son James and my granddaughter Mia over from Singapore in the summer. Next summer I am hoping to see them all (Emma and Mia with mum and dad, Niki and James). It has been good to see my son Adrian and grandsons (Edward, William and Thomas) down from Cambridge at various times during the year. I recently met them for a Christmas lunch in Cambridge. My, they are growing up fast – Thomas the eldest is 18 at Christmas! Also, I am lucky to have two step-grandchildren (Roscoe & Theodora) here in Lewes. They call me ‘Oggie’ so there is no confusion!
I have managed to squeeze into 2019 two great bike rides – one in Brittany/Normandy and the other to Spain cycling 600 miles along the Camino Santiago !
Seasons Greeting! and best wishes for the New Year!
Vic & Carol