Thursday, 19 November 2009

2009 Taormina & Reggio di Calabria

In September 2009, as a result of some very generous funding by Camelot's "Heroes Return" Nita & I had a splendid week in Taormina in Sicily. One of the highlights was a car ferry trip over the Messina Straits to re-enact my crossing of the same Straits in 1943 whilst serving in the 49th LAA Rgt.

Monday, 15 September 2008

1949 London & Deauville

On the 3rd of July we were married at Egerton Rd.Synagogue and honeymooned at Deauville in Normandy.

1950 Cliftonville

From the left, Mrs.Moody, Nita's brother Gerry, Nita & I and Nita's mother, Kate.

1951 Arrival of Marsha on 12th December

1952 Family group at Jean & Leslie's wedding

In March, Jean & Leslie were married

1953 Cliftonville

Nita & I with Marsha in the pram

1954 Cliftonville

Marsha growing up !

1955 Arrival of Ruth on 14th of June

1956 We moved into 76 Leadale Rd.

The snap was taken in 2008 but the house remains as it was in 1956

1957 Family group at Esther's house

We also had a week at, where else, Cliftonville

1958 Leadale Road

Proud grandmother in the door frame

1959 Knoll House, Studland Bay

A perfect setting for afternoon tea & scones whilst staying at Bournemouth

1960 Leadale Road

Duffles made by Dad !

1961 Heathrow Airport

1962 Box Hill, Picnic with Mick's family

1963 Dartmouth, Devon

We holidayed at Paignton

1964 La Panne, Belgium

Our first motoring trip abroad with the kids

1965 Bournemouth beach while at Boscombe

We rented a flat for a week in a nearby villa

1966 Venice, while on a Coach Tour of Europe

We visited, in quick sucession, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lucerne,Lido di Jeselo, Venice, Stresa,and Paris all for £40 per head !

1967 Newquay, Cornwall

1968 Laigueglia

1969 Cattolica

1970 Montreux

1971 Bellagio

Drove to this idyllic spot via France & Switzerland

1972 Loch Lomond

A motoring holiday in Scotland

1973 Mr.G.Jackets was formed

Me & my co-directors..... Nita & my lovely brother Mossy

1974 Jaffa, our first trip to Israel

We spent the first week in Jerusalem followed by a week in Netanya. I grew a beard !

1975 Rome

Nita's first visit to Rome

1976 Stratford on Avon

We sneaked a weekend at a hotel bang opposite the theatre

1977 Florence

The golden Batistry doors

1978 Capri

1979 Greece

A week in Athens followed by a week in Rhodes

1980 Sefat

Rimonim, a dream hotel facing the Meron Hills with our own personal terrace

1981 Tenerife, The North

1982 Copenhagen

We loved the Tivoli Gardens !

1983 New York

Top of the Empire State. We also stayed at Boston, Washington, Niagara and Newport Rhode Island.

1984 Hong Kong, Bangkok & Penang

Souvenir of a visit to the Sung Dynasty Village

1985 The arrival of Kate

Our first grandchild !

1986 Eilat

1987 Stresa

The balcony that faced Isola della Madre

1988 Dubrovnik

Before the town was hit by inter-racial fighting

1989 EPCOT Florida and the arrival of Naomi & Hannah

Note the announcements in the Jewish Chonicle

1990 Amsterdam

1991 Netanya and the arrival of Josh

Taking it easy at the Season's Hotel

Sunday, 14 September 2008

1992 Paris, Jaffa & the arrival of Judith

We finally met up with Lily & David Biber