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Burdett Calendar 2012: First Glimpse – 16 December 2011

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This is the first look at the front cover of the next Burdett Family Calendar, produced annually for the last seven or eight years. Featuring the very best photographs from Burdett cameras in 2011, each month includes at least one photograph (in most cases a few) taken twelve months earlier; for example, February’s image is of me controlling the lighting desk for the school production of Alice, while photographs from Mum and Dad’s silver wedding anniversary party represent the month of September.

Given as Christmas presents to all relations, this is the second year in which the ‘new’ double-size calendar has been made (it debuted this time last year). Family members enjoy turning over after the last day of each month, and being greeted by a new picture and remembering the event pictured.

I’m still awaiting a decent picture for the month of December, though the Christmas Lights are likely to be the event featured.

New Video: St Luke’s Trip to London – 11 September 2011

Back in August, during the school summer holidays, St Luke’s enjoyed a trip to London, where participants explored the British Library, stood for a photograph under Paul Day’s famous The Meeting Place sculpture at St Pancras International, and took a tour of St Paul’s Cathedral from the man who designed it, Sir Christopher Wren. I’ve just finished editing the video from that trip (don’t worry, I haven’t been working on it solidly since the summer), and it’s now available to view online by clicking here.

WELL BLOW ME_Sir John Betjeman's statue at St Pancras Railway Station.

BUS THROUGH LONDON_Church trip members take the bus through the Capital.

STANDING TALL_A bust of a figure in front of a large bookcase at the British Library.

INTRICATE DETAIL_The view of the ceiling of St Paul's Cathedral, as witnessed when laying on the floor of the quire.

CHEERFULLY CLOUDY_Me and my sister, Harriet, at the Golden Gallery on top of St Paul's Cathedral.

Mum and Dad’s Silver Wedding Anniversary Party – 4 September 2011

Although their silver wedding anniversary was really in July, the summer holidays forced Mum and Dad’s party to be held today. Apart from the meal after Granddad’s funeral, this was the first time that the families have met up since Harriet and Mum’s joint birthday party in 2009. Held indoors, in the beautiful Long Barn at Norden Farm, the heavy rain outside didn’t threaten to spoil the fun, as family and friends were reunited.

MEET AND GREET_The afternoon started in the bar, as guests arrived and chatted to friends and fellow family members.

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