Christmas 2011

Sophie, Matthew & Andy at Studley Roger
Just a note on the slow move to Millside - a little empathy with those who are struggling to move house.  Allison continues to support the Inclusion dept at Harrogate High School and tends the garden at Kingsley Road.

Andrew was granted a place at Sheffield Hallam and is enjoying the Business Studies course.  He’s learnt how to live on a pound a day, raising concerns about a balanced diet.  Who suggested Cadbury’s one day, Mars the next?
Pictured here performing a miracle of his own - walking on water at Studley Roger near to Fountains Abbey.

Matthew, in his second year at Nottingham Trent with English and Philosophy, has moved from the Monday morning DJ slot on FlyFM to Friday afternoons. Listen in via the web to various manic studio games such as six pin bowling.  Anything works on radio these days.  (snapped here rehearsing at the Harrogate International centre)

Sophie is in her final year at Sheffield uni reading Maths and is exploring options for year four.  She’s involved musically at St Thomas, Philadelphia, creating harmony with some fabulous cuisine, too.
Pictured here with Matthew at the recording for BBC Songs of Praise senior school choir of the year 2011; Andrew was in the choir, the third member of the family to have enjoyed being part of St Aidan's CE High School Chamber Choir.

Smoke and mirrors - a back projection screen held up on ropes and pulleys
Humph has been introduced to a new way of installing a projector screen – using ropes and pulleys hooked onto adjacent pillars or a ceiling.  We have a new screen made from six metres of white sheeting – handy for two separate projections at the same time – working from the front or rear.  One youngster asked where we had hidden the projector …