Family Photos Davy and Me with Dan and Claire (Julie’s best friend / maid of honour and her husband) at my younger sister, Julie’s Wedding in September 2015 Our grandchildren, Conan and Hazel, taken in June/July 2019. Our youngest daughter, Martina, with her partner, Matthew, (he’s Polish so that’s not really how his name is spelled but it’s easier so he uses it this way. We all just call him Matt anyway), and baby Hazel at St John’s Hospital, Livingston in June 2019 Our oldest daughter, Mary, and her son Conan. Taken a few years ago, circa 2015. He’ll be 8 years old in September 2020. Martina, Conan and Hazel at the hospital June 2019. Mary with her partner, Kevin. Davy with Hazel 2019. Davy with ConanTaken at Cockenzie visiting Davy’s older sister, Maria. Davy with Julie’s husband, John.Taken at Julie and John’s wedding in September 2015 at the Best Western Hotel, Edinburgh. Julie and John, 2014 My younger brother, Stuart, with his wife, Ally.China. My sister, Julie, and sister-in-law, Ally at the Forth Rail Bridge.During one of Stu and Ally’s brief visits home around 2016/17. The university that Stuart works for, pays for him to have one flight home each year. Daughter Martina with granddaughter, Hazel, taken this year, a couple of weeks ago. My stall at Perth Yarn Festival in September 2019. It was held at the Dewar’s Centre. Being a complete idiot, I’d forgotten my table banner that usually hangs along the front! Davy, Me, Mum, John, Jules, and John. Taken around summer of 2016 I think… because I’m fairly sure that by the time we hit 2017, John was bed ridden with his brain tumour. This is a small pub next to the Gilvenbank Hotel, just down the road from their house in Glenrothes. Me and Davy with my nephew, Robin, (Julie and John’s son). Taken in Edinburgh at Julie’s house in 2018. Robin will be 2 years old this coming June. And yes, I’m a very doting Auntie! Julie found out she was pregnant the same weekend that her Dad died, so she kept it to herself for quite some months after the funeral. It was very emotional for all of us, especially Mum, that John didn’t get to see his grandson. One life over and a new life beginning. We took some comfort from that eventually. Robin’s named after Mum’s brother of course. As I told you on the phone, Uncle Robin passed away in the January of that year too. Robin, taken in the last couple of weeks, since the lock down started. Out for his daily walk with his Mum. Me. Taken in my craft room, some time last year. Trying to be arty (and failing miserably) as I needed photos for my blog/website and various social media channels. And another…also last year. One of the last photos where John was healthy. We were all thankful that he was able to walk Julie down the aisle before his health deteriorated. She’s very much a Daddy’s girl as you can tell from the photo. She looked so beautiful that day. 🙂 John, Mum, Davy, Me, Jules, John, Stuart, Ally, Uncle Robin and his wife, Merrilyn. September 2015. My craft room. It’s a bit of a work in progress. I bought the long white work top from the Ikea “seconds” section a few years ago. Davy then built it into the desk for me while I was away at Perth Yarn Festival last year. Mostly so I’d have a big cutting surface, and room to use the computer, without always having to put my sewing machine away. I’m usually all comfy on that white sofa against the back wall when I phone you. It’s my little haven of peace and quiet! Fun fact – in the bottom, right hand corner of the picture is my Grandma Burton’s radiogram. I always loved it, so I got it when she passed away. Beautiful piece of furniture. The sewing machine on the desk was Mum’s. I have my own Husqvarna machine, but I prefer this Singer. They don’t make them as solid as that any more. Our son, David, with grandson, Conan.