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Updated by Richard on Tuesday 13th November 2007 at 01:01 AM

Celebrations, parties, momentous events; they're all here - or will be, if we're invited!

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Christmas (December 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 09:42 PM

Another house-full for Christmas. In fact there was no room left in the stables for our late arrival, so she had to stay at the inn. (Auntie Yvonne spent a few nights at the Premier Inn in Woking - it was that or share a bed with Uncle Den!) Click here to view this Page



Mel's 50th Birthday (September 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 09:25 PM

It was lovely to be invited to Mel's 50th, and to meet up with a few old-timers from my Hadlow days. Gordon (Mel's brother) and I were best friends at primary school over 40 years ago! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 24th Birthday (July 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Saturday 16th July 2016 at 10:21 PM

We didn't get to see Adam on his birthday this year, and the screenshot from Skype really wasn't good enough to make it onto the site. (I do have standards, you know!) Click here to view this Page



Mark's 21st Birthday (April 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 05:29 PM

We didn't get to see Mark on his 21st birthday - he was in Venice at the time, on his Theatrino Tour of Italy. We did catch up with him the following weekend in VeronaClick here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2015)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:03 PM

Andrew, Shenda and Tom dropped in a few days before Christmas, but the big day itself was a quiet affair, with just Uncle Den joining us at IceCold HQ. Things were a little more lively with Peter, Rachel and Anna's arrival for the New Year. Click here to view this Page



Andrew & Shenda's Wedding (September 2015)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:38 PM

The society event of the year was, of course, Andrew and Shenda's wedding in September. A really lovely day. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 23rd Birthday (June 2015)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:02 PM

For the first time in 23 years, we weren't with Adam on his birthday. He did come home a few days later for a belated celebration, including a meal out at Las Iguanas in Woking. Click here to view this Page



Mark's 20th Birthday (April 2015)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:01 PM

Mark celebrated his twentieth birthday a couple of days before Easter. Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 26th May 2016 at 11:21 PM

Another Christmas at IceCold HQ, this year joined by Evelyne and Uncle Den. As you can see from the photos, Laura won the prize for the biggest smile when she unwrapped FrozenClick here to view this Page



Richard's 50th Birthday (August 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 07:40 PM

Laura went completely overboard to mark my milestone birthday. Not only did she throw a surprise party for me, she also took me to London for a night at the Shard's Shangri-La Hotel. Click here to view this Page



Dad's 80th / Paul's 50th Birthday (August 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 07:25 PM

With a combined score of 130, we had to mark the occasion with a bit of a do. Click here to view this Page



Sally's 50th Birthday (August 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 12:00 PM

Quite a year for 50th Birthdays ... and we're not quite done yet! Sally's was lovely: a holiday-themed white party at home in Sutton. Fabulous food and fabulous company. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 22nd Birthday (June 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:57 AM

We'd brought Adam back from Nottingham - for the last time - just in time for his birthday. No cake this year, just a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. Mmmm. Click here to view this Page



Katherine's 21st Birthday (April 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:56 AM

Can't believe my god-daughter, Kat is now 21. Where do the years go? Great to see everybody down in Bexhill, and once again the sun shone. Click here to view this Page



Yvonne's 80th Birthday (April 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:55 AM

Aunty hit the big-8-0 in April, and brought together family and friends to help her celebrate at Bearsted Golf Club. A big thanks to Penny for her organisational skills. Click here to view this Page



Mark's 19th Birthday (April 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:54 AM

For the first time, we weren't with one of the kids on their birthday. Mark was living in Hammersmith whilst at LAMDA, and our only link up was via Skype. Click here to view this Page



Roger's 50th Birthday (February 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:44 AM

Roger's 50th was a blast! Everybody had made such an effort to find their inner-punk that the smell of faux-leather by the end of the evening was quite overwhelming. Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:42 AM

We were home again for Christmas this year - the four of us plus Aunty Yvonne and Uncle Den. (Dad was away in Thailand). Click here to view this Page



Thomas's Christening (September 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Monday 2nd September 2013 at 05:14 PM

A great day with Andrew and Shenda to celebrate Thomas's Christening. As godfather, it is now my duty to ensure Thomas sticks to the straight and narrow. I won't be using Andrew's influence on me as an example! ;-) Click here to view this Page



Vickie's 40th Birthday (July 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:12 PM

A great party at the Hastings Yacht Club to help Vickie celebrate the 'Big Four-O'. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 21st Birthday (June 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:11 PM

Key to the door: another milestone is reached as Adam hits 21. Click here to view this Page



Jo & Dave's Wedding (May 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:04 PM

A lovely day in the house and grounds of Gosfield Hall in Essex to celebrate Jo & Dave's Wedding. Click here to view this Page



Mark's 18th Birthday (April 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:01 PM

It hardly seems possible, but Mark is now 18. Pretty much anything is now legal ... though not necessarily to be encouraged! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 10:54 PM

Prior to Christmas, we popped in to see Andrew, Shenda and Thomas. For Christmas itself we entertained John and Den, aka the grumpy old men. ;-) Liz, Paul and the boys were here for a few days in the New Year. Click here to view this Page



RichardM's 50th Birthday (August 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 01:32 AM

We celebrated Richard's 50th with a great party at Wilton Hall in Bletchely. Glad to say that Richard has aged a lot better than some at the same mark! And we certainly showed the youngsters a move or two on the dance floor... Click here to view this Page



Adam's 20th Birthday (June 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 01:26 AM

Teen no more! Our neighbour, Sue had brought her Canada Day barbecue forward by a day, so we celebrated Adam's birthday with friends. Click here to view this Page



Jane's 50th Birthday (June 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 01:25 AM

Back in Bexhill for another birthday party, this time to celebrate Jane's 21st! Incidentally, we're definitely of the opinion that 50 is the new 40. ;-) Click here to view this Page



Hugh & Deanne's 25th Wedding Anniversary (June 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 01:24 AM

Can it really be 25 years since Hugh and Deanne tied the knot? The gang were there to see them renew their vows at Otham Court near Eastbourne. (Unfortunately, Alison couldn't make it, and Roger missed the photo call). Click here to view this Page



Emma & Jeremy's Wedding (June 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 15th August 2012 at 01:21 AM

We spent a great evening celebrating Emma and Jeremy's wedding at Northbrook ParkClick here to view this Page



Mark's 17th Birthday (April 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 01:15 PM

It only seems like yesterday that I was posting the photos of Mark's 16th birthday. Actually, it was yesterday! Click here to view this Page



James's Confirmation (March 2012)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 01:13 PM

Just a few weeks ago, Adrian asked me whether I'd consent to be James's god-father. "A bit too late to do a decent job of leading him astray", I said, "but of course, I'd be honoured". Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 01:09 PM

This year we were joined for Christmas by Liz et famille, Dad and Uncle Den - quite a houseful, but great fun. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 19th Birthday (June 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 12:10 PM

Adam enters his last year as a teenager. Phew! Click here to view this Page



Vickie and Iain's Wedding (June 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 12:07 PM

Some might have you think that Wills and Kate's was the wedding of the year, but no, the most sought after invite for 2011 was to Iain and Vickie's wedding in Bexhill. Click here to view this Page



Katherine's 18th Birthday (April 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 11:44 AM

A fabulous party with Katherine's family and friends in Bexhill - I can hardly believe my god-daughter is 18! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 16th Birthday (April 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 11:32 AM

Sweet sixteen! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2010)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 4th January 2011 at 10:21 PM

It looked for a while as though we may have a White Christmas, but the snow arrived a bit early and didn't hang around for quite long enough. Well ... in truth, it hung around for too bloody long! Click here to view this Page



Peter & Rachel's 25th Wedding Anniversary (August 2010)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 07:35 PM

It hardly seems possible, but Peter and Rachel have now been married for 25 years. To mark the occasion they held a joint party with some Boothby Pagnell neighbours who were married on the same day in 1985 ... small world! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 18th Birthday (June 2010)   
Posted by Richard on Saturday 3rd July 2010 at 11:49 PM

Good God! 18 years old ... it hardly seems possible! The main present wasn't here in time for Adam's birthday - Well, what do you expect if you order from Dell?! - so a last minute visit to Sainsburys was required to build up the present pile. :-/ Click here to view this Page



Mark's 15th Birthday (April 2010)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 13th June 2010 at 02:11 PM

Mark: fifteen years old ... with attitude! ;-) Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2009)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 13th June 2010 at 01:56 PM

Christmas at home for the second year running. This year Dad and Uncle Den made up the numbers! Click here to view this Page



Trevor & Fang's Wedding (August 2009)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th November 2009 at 01:00 AM

The event of the summer was, undoubtably, Trevor and Fang's nuptials. Unconventional as always, Trevor's idea for a wedding celebration was somewhat different ... Click here to view this Page



Adam's 17th Birthday (June 2009)   
Posted by Richard on Monday 13th July 2009 at 09:57 PM

Old enough to drive, but too young to afford driving lessons or insurance. Guess, we're still going to need that bike! ;-) Click here to view this Page



Mark's 14th Birthday (April 2009)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 10th April 2009 at 05:45 PM

Mark turns 14 - check out Making your Mark to see how he's changed! Another good haul of presents, and another Millie's Cookie to hold those birthday candles. Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2008)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 30th December 2008 at 11:28 PM

We spent Christmas at home for the first time in three years, with just Aunty Y and Koochie to complement the IceCold Crew. Click here to view this Page



Evelyne & Gerald's 50th Wedding Anniversary (August 2008)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 28th September 2008 at 07:18 PM

Laura's Mum and Dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversay in September. A month before, they were in the country for a family gathering in Cheshire. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 16th Birthday (June 2008)   
Updated by Richard on Tuesday 1st July 2008 at 05:24 PM

Adam comes of age! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 13th Birthday (April 2008)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 6th April 2008 at 12:37 PM

You can only imagine how delighted we are to have two teenage boys in the family! ;-) Happy Birthday Mark. Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2007)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 24th February 2008 at 03:46 PM

Christmas was spent with Liz and family in Tel Aviv. A couple of weeks earlier we had a little pre-Christmas get-together. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 15th Birthday (June 2007)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 19th July 2007 at 10:03 AM

Fifteen years old ... enough said! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 12th Birthday (April 2007)   
Posted by Richard on Monday 7th May 2007 at 12:50 AM

Another year, another football shirt, another PlayStation! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2006)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 5th January 2007 at 09:49 PM

Christmas was spent with Debbie and Bill, on the last stop or our two week New York, Montreal and Otttawa trip. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 14th Birthday (June 2006)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 8th December 2006 at 12:00 AM

Fourteen - good grief! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 11th Birthday (April 2006)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 8th December 2006 at 12:00 AM

Mark makes it to his 11th birthday! Click here to view this Page



Matthew's 7th / Tom's 1st Birthday (February 2006)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 8th December 2006 at 12:00 AM

Liz and Paul 'popped over' in February and we took the opportunity to celebrate Matthew's and Tom's birthdays a week or two early. We could only afford one cake, but they did have their own candles! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2005)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 8th December 2006 at 12:00 AM

Christmas was spent at home with a few house guests: Yvonne and Koochie, John and Den. Koochie's bid for freedom on Christmas Eve threatened to spoil things, but fortunately he turned up at the RSPCA Rescue Centre a couple of hours after his escape! Click here to view this Page



Sylvia & Fun's Wedding (July 2005)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 25th August 2005 at 11:56 PM

Sylvia and Fun's wedding was a fantastic experience - a twelve course banquet in County Hall followed by a river cruise on the Thames. Unfortunately Sylvia spent more time changing outfits than enjoying the lobster, shark's fin soup, abalone, sea bass, ... Click here to view this Page



Adam's 13th Birthday (June 2005)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 25th August 2005 at 11:56 PM

So Adam's now a teenager? Whatever! But certainly not too old for presents and a birthday cake ... Click here to view this Page



Mark's 10th Birthday (April 2005)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 25th August 2005 at 11:56 PM

After a rough few months at the start of 2005, Mark's 10th birthday was a real celebration - with plenty of family in attendance! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2004)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 16th February 2005 at 12:02 AM

Christmas was spent back with Liz and Paul in Benin. For Laura's full account of 2004 see The Notley ReviewClick here to view this Page



Greta & Spence's Wedding (July 2004)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 14th July 2004 at 11:21 PM

Strange to think that a business trip to San Francisco four years ago would end with a wedding. Apparently, collisions on the ski slopes in Lake Tahoe brought Greta and Spence closer together! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 12th Birthday (June 2004)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 14th July 2004 at 11:21 PM

No bike or Chelsea shirt, no party, and no trip to a theme park - so what does any self-respecting 12 year old want for his birthday? Text your answers to 07821 ... Click here to view this Page



Gavin & Claire's Wedding (April 2004)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 30th April 2004 at 01:05 AM

Gavin and Claire's wedding saw Lord of the Rings meet Harry Potter in a 70s tribute - magical creatures, dragons' eggs and flying yaks; Benny, Agnetha, Frida and Bjorn; and the sun shone too! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 9th Birthday (April 2004)   
Posted by Richard on Monday 5th April 2004 at 12:11 AM

An action-packed birthday this year: presents, the Rhinos last league game of the season, tennis coaching, a ten pin bowling party at the Pine Ridge Bowl and a sleep over - only 365 days until Mark's 10th! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2003)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 18th January 2004 at 03:05 PM

With Liz et famille and Dad in Ghana, Debbie and Bill in Canada, and our own ski trip to Banff starting on the 27th, Christmas 2003 was a quiet affair. Andrew did come over for Christmas dinner (and to play with the kid's toys) but declined to be photographed! Click here to view this Page



Debbie & Bill's Wedding (August 2003)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 14th September 2003 at 12:29 AM

August 2003 saw the society wedding of the year, as Debbie and Bill got hitched on Raven's Ait Island near Hampton Court. With OK! and Hello! magazines in the fight, IceColdinAlex were delighted to secure the photo exlusive with their offer to keep quiet during the 'just cause or impediment' bit! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 11th Birthday (June 2003)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 10th July 2003 at 01:48 AM

Another year, another bike and another Chelsea shirt! Where's the imagination! Click here to view this Page



Mark's 8th Birthday (April 2003)   
Updated by Richard on Wednesday 9th July 2003 at 11:41 PM

Another year, another birthday ... and a trip back to Legoland as a birthday treat! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2002)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 7th January 2003 at 11:23 PM

Liz and Paul 'popped over' for the weekend before Christmas and to honour the visit the whole family descended upon The Poachers in Tudeley for a traditional Christmas dinner, including sprouts! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 10th Birthday (June 2002)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 11th July 2002 at 10:07 PM

Into double figures! Instead of a party, this year we took Adam and a couple of his friends to Chessington World of AdventuresClick here to view this Page



Mark's 7th Birthday (April 2002)   
Posted by Richard on Monday 8th April 2002 at 11:53 PM

This year, in a break with tradition, the present unwrapping ceremony, usually perfromed in the dining room, was moved to the newly refurbished downstairs loo! But we did go back to the Pine Ridge Bowl for Mark's party. Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2001)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 1st January 2002 at 12:00 AM

We spent Christmas and the New Year with Liz in Benin, but here are a couple of photos of Mark's nativity play, and one of the Toronto Maple Leafs Supporters Club (Knaphill Branch) just before Christmas. Click here to view this Page



Adam's 9th Birthday (June 2001)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 4th October 2001 at 04:55 PM

Nine years down, and only nine to go before Adam can take his old man out for a pint. Until then celebrations to be held at the Pine Ridge BowlClick here to view this Page



Mark's 6th Birthday (April 2001)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 1st January 2002 at 12:00 AM

Another year older, another year wiser. Yeah, right! Click here to view this Page



Christmas (December 2000)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 27th September 2001 at 09:15 PM

A few pictures of our Christmas celebrations, including the impromptu karaoke party on Christmas eve. Thanks to Ruth and Mark for the karaoke machine - surely the batteries will run out soon! Click here to view this Page



Adam's 8th Birthday (June 2000)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 4th October 2001 at 04:54 PM

Getting a bit old for "Happy Birthday to You" and bouncy castles ... Click here to view this Page



Mark's 5th Birthday (April 2000)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 4th October 2001 at 05:04 PM

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You - sing along, if you like - Happy Birthday Dear Mark, Happy Birthday to You! Click here to view this Page


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