Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Famous Christmas Cake Incident of 1988

This was a by-product of the egg scare in England that year.  My Aunt Beryl had taken a cake decorating course that year and had decorated a beautiful Christmas cake.  Unfortunately there had been a salmonella outbreak that autumn and no one was using eggs.  She used fake eggs and as a result when we went to cut the icing, it had turned to concrete.  I can't even remember how we got through to the cake which was still edible, but it took a lot of time and effort!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

British Museum

An amazing visit to the British Museum, highlights what one would expect: Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone, Sutton Hoo treasures.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Off to England for Christmas, first stop Reading

Where some Canadians residing in France visiting England found a dog that was picked up by an Australian living in England and that rode a motorcycle (got it?!)  This happened while visiting the Pages who are responsible for the existence of us children.  Our mother met them while at Chapel Hill and they advised her to study at Durham where she met our Dad.