It's amazing how quickly five years has passed. Five years ago, Bill turned 60 and the family gathered at Kettlewell. This blog was there to report on it. Later that year eleven of us went touring Route 66 (with a few additions) in an RV. This year there are no grand tours planned, though we do have more trips planned in our motor home.
This year, for Bill's 65th birthday, the immediate family - that's Bill's three children and their partners: Helen (Martin), Simon (Simone), Sarah; and Helen and Martin's six-month old daughter, Princess Charlotte) - all gathered in Cockermouth at The Grey Goat Inn.
Helen and Martin came from Manchester, Simon from France, Simone from Germany, Sarah from Edinburgh and us from Newcastle, so it was no mean feat to gather.