The Gerrard Chronicles 2017

Best Wishes for
the Season


Avis Saltsman &
Ken Baldry

The 'card cover' is on the way to Cortina in the Dolomites
Photo by Ken.

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Art Scene

Campaign Trail

Traveller's Tales

Traveller's Tales -

Last year's Newsletter

Next year's Newsletter

Avis, Ken & Family

XMAS 2016

We went on two back-to-back cruises this Xmas. The first was fine but the actual Xmas cruise, well, it's all on this web page.

JULES 60th

We went to Jules Hurry's 60th birthday party in "The Kindness Offensive", a 1930s repurposed pub and voluntary free library in Holloway. We could not believe she was so young, as Jules (right) was near the front of the queue when the Wise was handed out.



Ken had booked Sir Tony Baldry, a 6th cousin, to give a talk to his U3A Topical Topics group. He invited another 6th cousin, also Ken & his wife along. Tony spoke about fixing church roofs, his retirement job from being a (whisper it) Tory MP. He had been 2nd Church Commissioner, a job always filled by an MP. We all had lunch in Joanna's superb Refectory.


Avis in Denise & Harriet's garden


Denise, who Ken had picked up at Jeremy Day in 2015 & has been in more-or-less constant Facebook correspondence since, threw a barbcue on Saturday 5th August, where it did not rain & was not too cold, which says all necessary about this Summer. This gave her the opportunity to meet Avis, to whom she had sent a book on Avis' last birthday (we reciprocated on her's) & us a chance to meet Harriet, Denise's significant other. Ken presented them with Anthony Barnett's book "The Lure of Greatness", a vegan curry & his tagine chicken thighs, the curry going down a storm. Some interesting people & Harriet's family. Denise's Mum Bernie wanted & got the curry recipe.


Imogen, Denise & Harriet
Imogen & dogs Lola (shown) & Max
stole the show

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