Captions to Pictures

Alexandra’s Pictures  - People and Places
Pictures are arranged chronologically, date is shown above each picture

Cast of Characters with date of first appearance in the pictures

2001               Isobel (niecelet)
12 Oct 03        Alastair & Gráinne
02 Nov 03        Catriona
24 Dec 03        Nick
26 Dec 03        Jim (Nick’s dad)
07 Mar 04        John
17 Mar 04        Celine (family friend)
22 Jun 04        Sybil (family friend)
23 Jun 04        Inta and Vita (friends in Latvia)
12 Jul 04         Jonathan (nephew)
07 Aug 04        Elinor (niecelet)
11 Aug 04        Máiréad, Sorcha, Iseult (Gráinne’s sister and nieces)
14 Aug 04        Joan and Michael (Gráinne’s parents)
20 Sep 04        Gráinne’s family
09 Oct 04        John and Marina (family friends)
01 Jun 05        Fiona (niece – mother of niecelets)
29 Sep 05        Cath (Catriona’s bridesmaid)
25 Sep 05        family and friends of Nick and Catriona
25 Dec 05        Dorothy (John’s mother)
28 Jan 06        Anne (friend from Finland)
18 Apl 06         Derek (Celine’s husband)
03 Jun 06        Michaela (family friend)
03 Jun 06        Peter, Ann and Jamie (John’s brother and family)
28 Mar 07        Claire (Alexandra’s sister)
08 Jan 07        Abigail

playing with Isobel
July : swinging in Latvia,
October : coastal walk Dublin Bay, scrambling on Dartmoor, Castle Drogo garden,
November : New York marathon
December : Christmas eve dinner, Boxing day at Walthamstow dog track
February : relaxing at Catriona’s house
March : trip to Dublin (just before first breast cancer operation)
April : Wisley garden, stitching and pond digging, Hidcote garden, Thames-side walk, Rosemoor garden (all during ongoing radiotherapy)
May : Gibberd garden, Harlow
June : Dun Laioghaire harbour, Beth Chatto garden, Riga mid-summer celebrations
July : Sissinghurst, Finland, at home
August : spraying Elinor, Máiréad and girls at Woodford, Wexford and west Cork
September : Alastair and Gráinne’s wedding in Dublin, walk in Glendalough, bus ride in Coventry
December : walks at Three Mills, Hallingbury and Abney Park cemetery
January : Audley End garden, holiday in New Zealand
May : Catriona’s garden, at home with Isobel and Elinor
June : at home and Trafalgar Square
August : Lizzie’s wedding, London Bridge, Ireland
September : Catriona and Nick’s wedding
October : Achill Head and Croagh Patrick Ireland, Routemaster bus
December : Christmas dinner, winter walks
January : Madeira (our last holiday before she became too weak to travel), Docklands
February : 59th birthday lunch Greenwich
April : Daffodils at Ickworth, blossom at Standen
May : bluebells and log bench at Emmetts, Eltham Palace, Ascott House
June : garden party and barbeque at home
July : at home
August : dressed up for a night at the opera, Walmer castle, Scotney castle, Whitstable, Hatfield Forest
September : at home, Ightam Mote, Claremont garden, (chemotherapy now started)
October : Catriona’s birthday, (Catriona with bump, Alexandra with headscarf )
November : Hampstead Heath (Alexandra now using a wheelchair most of the time), The Swan at Streetley
December : pub lunch Great Amwell
January : Abigail born 8th, day trip to France for pre-birthday lunch
February : 60th birthday lunch at the Gun (first public appearance without headscarf), Southend
March : at home, Epping Forest, Embankment, Forty hall, bathtime, Myddleton House
April : (hair now starting to grow curly again) Doddington garden, Wanstead park, Chenies, Bankside, Audley End
May : Fenton House, Felbrigg, East Ruston and Blickling
June  : Markshall, John’s birthday, Essex gardens
July : last trip on the tube, 39th wedding anniversary lunch at Canary Wharf, at home
August  : Hatfield House, at home, out with walking frame
October  : Polesden Lacey (the last ever photograph of Alexandra)