Another year passes and we need to bring you up to date with the news from Claremont Terrace in York.
Joan has stepped up to become Pastoral visiting co-ordinator at St Michael le Belfrey. A voluntary yet challenging job within the church. She is still working as a Learning Facilitator at York Museums Trust and has even set foot back in the classroom at her old school for a bit of supply teaching.
The housing charity Restore has expanded rapidly in 2012. It now gives 16 men a home in four shared houses in the city.
Wesley and Deborah have both been promoted in their BBC jobs.
Matthew is working on an animated TV pilot and he and Laura are moving back to Cambridge.
Warwick visited both of his brothers this year on his own – with the help of his support workers.
Barrie delivered a series of workshops for York Stories 800 – gathering stories from the Armed Forces Community.
The Claremont Terrace Residents’ Association was born out of Neighbourhood Watch. Barrie is chairman and Joan is Social Secretary.
Our grandchildren continue to delight us – they came to stay in York in the summer to give mum and dad a rest. They had a great time and so did we with trips to Scarborough Beach and the Railway Museum.
Our holiday this year was as wet as Yorkshire – the Dales excelled themselves in precipitation.