Summer 2018 message

Hello Hugo

I hope that you are keeping well.  A little earlier today I posted some items to you in Japan; see photographs below.

Your paternal Grandad, so my Dad, turns 90 on 10 September 2018.  Everyone here in the UK is overjoyed by that.  Dad and I are travelling to Guernsey at the beginning of September for a short break to mark the occasion; we will be staying with Uncle Bill in St Peter Port.  I will post some photos later this month on this blog.  Dad has chosen to spend the day of his 90th birthday quietly but Edd, Liz and I will be meeting up with him at Christmas to mark the milestone.

Dad is always asking about you and would love to hear from you, as would I and the rest of your family in the UK.





Snow in London

Hello Hugo

You turn nine and a quarter today.  It snowed overnight in London – the weather in the UK is very bad this week.  I went out early and took some photographs of the snow for you – please see below.  I am going up to see Grandad on Friday evening; I’m taking a plane up to Newcastle and am hoping that the flight is not cancelled because of the bad weather.

Hope you are keeping well.


14 December 2017

Hello Hugo

It is my 40th birthday today.  I was aged 30 the day that you were born in late 2008.  I have tried to “involve” you in my day today:  the first thing that I did today was to once again visit the spot at Heathrow Airport where I last saw you.  After that I took the train to Paddington from where I walked to the nearby Regent’s Park.  This is one of my favourite places in London and I remember being taken there by my own parents when I was a similar age to you.  I have now come into work for a few hours but plan to leave early to visit the National Portrait Gallery, Westminster Cathedral and the theatre later today.  Below are some photographs that I took of the Park.



Happy Easter 2017

Maundy Thursday 

Hello Hugo

This is just a short note to wish you a very happy Easter in Japan; I sent you some items (below) on Tuesday 4 April so I hope that you have them by now.  These included a commemorative coin marking the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, about which I posted here earlier in the year.

Easter 2017 2

Easter 2017 1

Easter 2017 3

Your Easter card and presents 

Easter 2017 4 - receipt

Mailing receipt