Jean and Robert Angell’s Golden Wedding Anniversary party on the Western Belle

A lovely afternoon cruising along the Thames from Hampton Court pier to Teddington Lock and a little beyond, watching people messing about on the river in gorgeous sunshine. There was just enough of a breeze to keep us cool as the Western Belle motored along, complete with jazz band, Pimms and afternoon tea.

Organised by Nick, Jo and James, the guest list of people celebrating Robert and Jean’s Golden Wedding Anniversary ranged from Jean’s bridesmaids to assorted grandchildren and inlaws (resulting in the revelationary realisation that technically I’m Jo’s sister-in-law!!). Barney, Rosa and I spent most of the afternoon on desk, posing with our complimentary fans, and pondering The Language of Fans.

Plus it means that Dad and Jean have come to stay for the weekend. Lovely.