Congratulations and best wishes to Great-grandparents Keith and Margaret, Grandparents Matthew and Karen and new parents Becky and Matt on the arrival of their baby boy.
A warm welcome to Jaxon Milo who was born on the 2nd April, Good Friday, weighing in at just over 7lbs.
Our congratulations and very best wishes to Sarah and Chris [Townsend] who are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their latest family addition. A third daughter, Poppy Stella, was born on the 15th September weighing in at 7lbs 7oz, a sister for May and Rosie.
Pat and Malcolm of Woodvale are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first grandchild. A son for their eldest daughter Karen and her husband Nick Hawke, Rhodri James was born on the 6th March weighing a healthy 8lbs.
Our congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents and a very warm welcome to young Rhodri James.
It is nice to be able to welcome baby George [Junior] who was born on the 2nd August weighing in at 7lbs 9oz.
George is the son of Kirsty Richards and George Kritikos of Combe Martin, both of whom have done tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Congratulations to you both.
Congratulations also to the grandparents, David and Julie, great grandfather Norman and, of course, great, great granny Ivy - five generations!
How nice to welcome new babies to the village.
A Christmas Day baby, young Alfie Jay, a son for Amelia Hulston and Seb Ferdinand was born on the 25th December weighing in at 6lbs 12oz. Our congratulations and best wishes to the new parents.
Sue and Alan Richards are delighted to announce the safe arrival of another grandson, a son for Louise and Karl Ozelton. Corey Jake, a brother for Tyler, arrived on the 19th February weighing in at 7lbs 111/2oz.
Our congratulations to Louise and Karl and to the grandparents, Sue and Alan and Edith and Don.
Yvonne is delighted to announce the arrival of her first great-grandchild. Grace was born on the 15th September, a daughter for Nicola and Gary, and granddaughter for Susan and Ian Kenworthy.Our congratulations to great granny, the grandparents and parents and a warm welcome to the little one.
Wendy is thrilled to announce that she has become a great-grandmother at only 63! Isabella was born on the 25th April, safely to Emily [her granddaughter] and Daryl Payne, weighing 7lbs 9oz. She is beautiful and looks just like a baby!
Congratulations Wendy - far too young to be a great-granny! Congratulations too, to the parents and grandparents and a warm welcome to little Isabella.
Chris and Melanie Ayres are delighted to announce the safe arrival, even if she was in a hurry, of their daughter Francesca Mae. Born at home like her siblings, Francesca weighed in at 6lbs 1oz on the 13th May, a very welcome little sister for Harry and Grace.
Our congratulations to you all and we look forward to meeting Francesca very soon.
How nice to be able to give a warm welcome to some new babies and our congratulations to all the parents and grandparents . . .
. . . and in this case, great-grandparent ! Ron Toms is very proud and delighted to share the news that he has a new great-grandson. Shaun Tyler Bolt arrived on the 4th February, a second child for Darren and
Jane, a little brother for Sophie and a very welcome second grandchild for Sheila and Tony.
Jenny and Lee Beer are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Ollie Joe Sunny, who was born on the 20th January, weighing 6 lbs 101/2oz, a gorgeous little brother for both Louis and Ben.
Jenny and Lee wish to say a huge thank you to grandparents Anne and Brian for all their help, especially their 'meals on wheels' and we hope you enjoy your 4th grandson.
Michael, Alan and Anne are the very proud grandparents of new arrival Leeana Brooke Bacon. Matthew and Gemma are delighted to announce Leeana's arrival on the 31st January, weighing 9lbs, a little sister for Dylan, Lola and Summer.
Jane and Keith Jones are happy to announce the safe arrival of their 9th grandchild.
Elliott David Trahar was born in
Congratulations to all - grandparents and parents, and welcome to the little one.
Val and David Hann are delighted to announce the arrival of their eighth grandchild. Rosamund Lucy Alexandra, a second daughter for Ben and Pip and sister for Penelope, was born on the 17th February, weighing 8lbs 13oz.
Congratulations and best wishes to you all.
A New Year Baby in the Valley! Sara and Chris Townsend are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their new baby daughter, Rosie Josephine, on the 1st January. A sister for May, Rosie weighed in at 7lbs 6oz.
Alan and Sue Richards of East Hagginton House are delighted to announce the safe arrival of a lovely granddaughter, Isobelle Lucy, on the 15th January, weighing 8lbs 4oz, a daughter for Nicki and Tim Schneider.
Our congratulations and best wishes to you all.
June Coleman is delighted to announce the safe arrival of her
third grandson, William Giles, who was born on 8th October in
and John [Fanner] are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their fifth
grandchild, a daughter for Elise and Paul in
and Alan Richards and Don and Edith Ozelton are delighted to announce the
arrival of a grandson, Tyler James,
to Karl and Louise on the 8th July, weighing 6lbs 11oz. All are doing well!
Jan [Gammon], and her son Martin and his wife Simone, are very happy to announce that Elexaus, a sister for Tom, Ben and Alex, arrived safely on the 9th July weighing 9lbs.
Our congratulations to all the proud grandparents, parents and, of course, a warm welcome to the little ones.
There is stork news from Fuchsia Cottage. Maureen has a sixth grandchild, a little boy named Archie who was born on 3rd November weighing in at 9lbs 3oz. A son for her son Kevin and his wife Clare, and a baby brother for Megan  and Imogen .
Melanie and Chris are delighted to announce the arrival of their baby daughter Grace Olivia on the 14th November, at home, and weighing 6lbs 12oz. Grace is a little sister for Harry who is approaching his 4th birthday, another granddaughter for Carol and Dave Ayres and the first grand daughter, after four grandsons, for Chris and Glyn Evans of Combe Martin.
Our congratulations and best wishes to you all.
tantrums, scolding, cuts, bruises, knocks and
teardrops are the daily storms in a young child's life, but all
of them are tempered by love, kisses and hugs to restore the sunshine
. Children are loud noises with arms and legs, they are sweet-eating bundles of kicks and shouts, they are damp laps,
they are sleepless nights, they are precious, they are beautiful.
They are much-loved.
Val and David Hann [now living in
A further addition for the Bailey family. Anne and Brian are delighted to announce the
safe arrival of Darcy Anne Ayres - their 4th grandchild, but first
granddaughter. Darcy, daughter for Sam
and Matt, was born after a very speedy delivery at
Jim and Jean Constantine have another grandchild. Toby George was born on the 22nd June weighing 8lbs 13oz. A third son for Sue and Andy and brother for Charlie and James.
Elaine and John are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their fourth grandchild, a daughter for Ben and Sara, and sister for James. Harriet Holly Fanner was born on 27th June weighing 6lbs 11oz.
Amazingly, Harriet was born on the same day as her cousin Sunny, Elise and Paul's daughter [3 years apart], and two-year old James was born on the same day as his cousin Stanley, Elise and Paul's son [2 years apart].
We send our congratulations and best wishes to all the proud parents and grandparents, and a warm welcome to the three new little ones.
Sara and Chris of Woodlands Cottage are delighted to announce the arrival of their baby daughter, May Ellen. May was born on Friday, 16th April and weighed exactly 7lbs. For Chris's parents she is the third grandchild, but the first granddaughter, but for Sara's parents, she is the 8th grandchild!
Our congratulations and very best wishes to the proud parents and grandparents, and a very warm welcome to May Ellen.
like buses, after waiting for some time for one to arrive, two come along close
together! That is just the case for
June and Len Coleman who are delighted to announce the safe arrival of June's
second grandson. George Henry was born
to Charlotte and Ian in
and Penny Gove are also delighted to announce the
arrival of their second grandchild, but in their case it is two little
granddaughters. Grace Beatrice, a
daughter for Emily and David Thubron,
was born in
Our congratulations and best wishes to you all.
Peter and Zoe Bowden are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their second grandson, Rory Hayes, born on the 9th September at St. Johns Hospital, Livingston, Scotland and weighing an eye-watering 11lb 9oz. A little brother for Jamie and second son for Vicky and Martin and a second nephew for Becky and Daniel.
June and Len Coleman are delighted to welcome the arrival of June's first grandchild. Weighing in at 7lbs 7oz, Max Lucas was born to Katharine and Chris in Romford on Christmas Day, 3 weeks early!
Colin and Doreen Harding are delighted to announce the arrival of their seventh grandchild, a fourth grand-daughter, a little girl for their son Guy and his wife Caroline. Romily Victoria was born on the 19th January, weighing 5lbs 4oz.
A warm welcome to the three little ones and congratulations to all the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles!
Somewhat belated, we have two new babies to welcome and one very new one! Congratulations to Ann and Brian Bailey on the birth of their third grandchild. Benjamin Francis Beer, son of Jenny and Lee, was born on the 19th July, weighing 8lbs 4oz., a beautiful little brother for Louis.
We also congratulate Juliette and Pyers Cameron on the birth, on 9th August, of their daughter Isabella. A sister for Alex, Isabella weighed in at 6lbs 4oz.
Our Ron is delighted to announce that he
has just become a Great Grandfather!
His first great-grandchild, Sophie May, was born in
and Jane are delighted to announce that Edward George Jones, a son for Mark and
Emily, was born on
Bernard and June are proud grandparents once again and happy to announce that Keenan has a new baby brother, Cormac Regan Pickford weighed in at 71/2lbs on the 13th September, a second son for Clare and Justin.
We wish all the little ones a warm welcome and congratulate the parents and grandparents. Best wishes to you all.
It is lovely to welcome two new babies and to wish them healthy and happy futures and congratulate their parents and grandparents.
Jack Peter arrived at Fondi Italy, on the 26th March, weighing in at 7lbs 4oz to delighted parents Kim [nee Jost] and Mark Barber.
Big sister Sally has had a wonderful time celebrating her brother's arrival, Easter and her 3rd birthday, not to mention visits by her proud grandparents, Rainer and Jill.
Superceding baby Ruby as our youngest resident, Sarah and Terry are delighted to announce the arrival of Jed on the 12th May. Brother to Ryan, Keifer, Tia and Caolan, and grandchild No. 9 for Gary and Joyce, he weighed 6lbs 13oz.
and Barbara Gubb are delighted to announce the arrival of the first
grandchild, A son for John and Sarah, Charlie John arrived on
Our belated congratulations to John and Sarah and the proud grandparents and a warm welcome to Charlie John.
Twins at Briar Cottage: Happy grandparents, Nora and Alan, announce the safe delivery of John, at 4lbs 11oz, and Emily, at 4lbs 5oz, twins to Kate and Tony Rowlands. Born at St. Michael's Hospital, Bristol, on the 27th February, the babies and mother are doing very well; father, despite fore knowledge, is still in a state of shock!
Double trouble! But congratulations and best wishes to you all.
A very warm welcome to Ruby May, currently the youngest resident of our village. Ruby May, a first child and daughter for Denise and Daniel of Venture Cottage, was born on the 10th March and weighed 6lbs 10oz. New home - new baby, and after a bit of a rough ride all is now fine. Well done!
Sandy and Ann on the birth of their first grandchild. Lachlan Alexander Anderson, son of David and
Amy, was born in
A warm welcome to the little one and best wishes to the proud parents and grandparents.
A very warm, if somewhat belated, welcome to baby Alexander Michael Angus Cameron, born on the 8th August, weighing in at 8lbs 5oz, at the Hospital in Barnstaple. Congratulations to the proud parents, Juliet and Pyers and to the proud grandparents. Juliet's mother and father, Rose and Michael flew over from Canada to welcome the new arrival, whilst he took one of his first journeys up to Suffolk to meet Pyers' mother Jill. Now a 15lb cheerful chap, Alex is giving his parents a good night's rest by sleeping through. Our very best wishes to you all.
• Neil and Katrina Richards are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter Amber on the 23rd April, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz.
A sister for Kaitlin and Jay, Amber is the 13th grandchild for Maureen and No. 3 for Sandra.
• Great Granny Phil and Great Uncle Chris Walden are very happy to announce baby Ruby's arrival. With her name already chosen, she managed to arrive on the 14th May, her grandparents' Ruby Wedding anniversary!
Weighing over 6lbs, Ruby is the second daughter for James and Beverley and sister for Gracie.
• The stork arrived at Monks Path on the 3rd July bringing baby Isabella Summer, who weighed 8lbs, a sister for Dylan and Lola. A warm welcome to the little one and best wishes to the proud parents, Matt and Gemma Bacon, the proud grandparents Mike, Anne and Alan, and the proud great grannies, Bett and Kathleen.
Our congratulations and best wishes to you all.
Zoe and Peter Bowden are delighted to announce the safe
arrival of their first grandchild.
Jamie, who was born in
A warm welcome to the little one and best wishes to you all.
Robin and Naomi Hinchliffe are very happy with their Christmas present! Zinnia Gloria, a sister for
Reuben, arrived on the 29th December, tipping the scales at 8lbs 3oz.
Wendy and Alan Lord have a new grandchild! They are delighted to announce the arrival of a daughter for their daughter Melanie and her husband Rob. Elise Mary, a sister for Luke, was born on the 11th January weighing 7lbs 9oz.
Our congratulations and best wishes to parents, and grandparents, and a warm welcome to the little ones.
Having slipped the net and the August newsletter, a belated warm welcome to baby Jacob Matthew.
Jacob, the son of Samantha [Bailey] and Matthew, was born on the 7th June weighing 8lbs 5oz. Samantha, a Detective Sergeant, and Matthew, a Chief Inspector, both in the Bristol area, live in Somerset. Jacob is the second grandson for Brian and Ann in less than a year, baby Louis, Jenny's son, arriving last October. Ann confesses that she was a frustrated grandmother but having waited so long, just like buses, two came at the same time! After living at Broad Meadow for the last year and a half, Jenny, Lee and Louis are now moving into their new home in West Down and we wish them luck and happiness there. Ann and Brian will find it rather quiet as they become 'Darby and Joan' again!
Elaine and John are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their two new grandchildren: Sunny, a lovely daughter for Elise and Paul, a little Aussie sister for Stanley, born at home in Nord's Wharf, New South
Wales, Australia, on 27th June, weighing in at 8lbs 11oz. Also, James Geraint, a first child for Ben and Sara, born on the 29th August [Stanley's 2nd birthday], weighing 5lbs 15oz. All are thriving!
On 17th August, Phil 'came of age' and became a grandfather and he and Lynne are very happy to announce the arrival of a 7lbs 13oz baby boy, Samuel, a son for Katie and Adrian.
A new home, a new baby! June and Bernard are delighted to announce the arrival of their third grandchild. Daughter Claire, a Modern Languages teacher, and Justin, a Consultant Project Manager, moved from Woodmansterne in Surrey to Combe Martin in early June and Keenan Shea was born on his due date, 21st August, tipping the scales at 7lbs 9oz. We take this opportunity to wish you happiness in your new home.
Bill and Jill are delighted to report the arrival of grandchild No. 14!
Oliver Tarun Christopher, the son of Bill's youngest son Philip and Dee, was born on the 20th September weighing 6lbs 6oz.
A very warm welcome to all the little ones and we send our congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents.
You've created the stars, the sun and the sea,
And now You've created a baby . . . that's me!
You've chosen my parents to love and to care,
And as part of our home will You always be there?
They'll teach me to love and give me a name,
From the look in their eyes, I'm glad that I came!
Melanie and Chris Ayres are proud and happy to announce the arrival of their baby son, at home at Parson's Pightle.
A 'water' baby, Harry tipped the scales at 7lbs 2oz in the early hours of Saturday morning, 12th February. Glen and Christine are delighted to welcome their fourth grandson, and Carol and Dave their third grandchild.
Our congratulations and very best wishes to you all.
Maureen Scott-Nash is proud to announce the arrival of her fifth grandchild, a daughter for her son Kevin and his wife Clare. Imogen, a baby sister for Megan, tipped the scales at 9lbs 131/2oz on the 13th December.
Many readers will have happy memories of Miska and Gary Branch who ran the tearoom at Miss Muffets from 1994 to 1998; their marriage in December 1995 when Miska walked to her wedding - across the square - and Miska's very energetic keep fit class. Supporters of the early BBC Shows will never forget when they, together with Val and Neil, Les and Heather, Songbird and Harvey, brought the house down with their wonderful rendition of "If I was not upon the Stage"! It was, therefore, lovely to hear the news that they are now the delighted and proud parents of a baby daughter. Kianna was born in Eastbourne on Christmas Eve, weighing in at 8 lbs 8 oz. We send them our very best wishes.
Gemma and Matthew Bacon are delighted to announce the arrival of their daughter, a sister for Dylan. [Julia] Lola was born on New Year's Day tipping the scales at 8lbs 1oz.
Congratulations and best wishes to all the proud parents and grandparents and a warm welcome to the little ones.
The stork has recently delighted three sets of grandparents.Pip and Tony Summers are thrilled with the arrival of their fourth grandchild, Amelia Charlotte, a daughter for Graeme and Angela [nee Summers] and sister for Alexander. Amelia, who weighed 7lbs 14oz was born at St. Michael's Maternity Hospital, Bristol, on the 29th September.
Introducing their first grandchild, Brian and Ann Bailey are overjoyed to announce the safe arrival of Louis Lee Henry, who was born on the 26th October. Louis, who is the son of Jenny [Bailey] and Lee, tipped the scales at 9lbs 5oz.
A fourth grandchild, too, for Jean and Jim Constantine who are very happy to announce the birth of Alex Daniel. Alex, born on the 11th November, a son for Alyson and Nick and a brother for Hannah, weighed in at 8lbs 1oz.
A warm welcome to the new babies and congratulations to the proud parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
Alan and Wendy Lord of Brookvale, are proud to announce two new babies in the family.
Luke Robert was born on the 30th November 2003. Weighing 6ibs 20z, a son for their daughter, Melanie, and Rob Grigorian.
A granddaughter, Olivia Grace, was born on the 11th April. Olivia is the daughter of their son, Matthew, and Sarah.
Janet and Tony Gibbins of the Coastguard Cottages announce the arrival of their fourth grandchild, Sonny, who lives in Ilfracombe.
Congratulations to Graham Andrews [and Margaret] on becoming a Great Grandfather. Matthew Philip weighed in at 71bs 5 oz on the 8th April. The first child for Charlene [Graham's eldest granddaughter] and Tony Peace of Yorkshire.
David and Louise Richards are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Joshua David Lewis. Joshua, a brother for Elyse, Kirsty and Kayleigh, a first grandson for Norman and a great-grandson for Ivy, weighed in at 8lbs 1oz on the 7th June.
Mike Richards is proud to announce the arrival of his second grandson. Justin and Care's son, Jay Liam, was born on the 11th June, weighing 6lbs 13 oz
June and Malcolm Davidson are delighted to announce the arrival of their first grandchild. Kitty, a daughter for their son William and his wife Louise, who jive in London, was born on the 3rd July and weighed 8ibs 1 oz.
A very warm welcome to all the new babies and congratulations to all the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Jane and Keith Jones are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their seventh grandchild. Laureen Emma, a second daughter for Mark and Emily Jones and a sister for Katie, was born on the 3rd April weighing 81bs 20z.
Rainer and Jill Jost are very happy to announce the arrival of their second granddaughter on the 18th April. Sally Francesca Barber, a daughter for Kim [nee Jostl and Mark, weighed in at the John Radcliffe at Oxford at 71bs 130z. Rainer and Jill are delighted to have a grandchild living a little closer to home!
Congratulations and best wishes to you all.
March has proved a very busy month for the stork who has left babies scattered all around the country, making five sets of village grandparents - Roger and Hilary, Bernard and June, Ken and Judie, Peter and Anne, and Alan and Nora- very proud and happy!
Angela and Tony [Whelan], who live at Braunton, are delighted to announce the arrival of their first child JOSHUA THOMAS who weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz. on the 2nd March.
Dominic and Julie [O'Reganl from Caddington, Bedfordshire, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter ELLEN SARATHA on the 7th March. Ellen, a sister for Louis, weighed 7 lbs 50z.
Emma and James [Weedon] of Milton Keynes have great pleasure in introducing their first child HARRY JAMES who tipped the scales at 8 lbs 12 oz on the 12th March.
Naomi and Robin [Hinchliffe] of the village, are very happy to announce the arrival of their first child REUBEN. Reuben also arrived on the 12th March, weighing a healthy 10 lbs 3 oz.
Kevin and Samantha [Rowlands] from Bristol are very happy to report that their third child ANNA FRANCESCA arrived on the 20th March. A sister for Matthew and Sarah, Anna weighed 8 lbs 3 oz.
Congratulations and very best wishes to all the proud parents and the new babies.
It is lovely to again be able to welcome new babies and we send them our best wishes and congratulations to their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Jane and Keith Jones are very happy to announce the arrival of their latest grandchild, their fifth. Megan Lily was born on the 22nd September, weighing 61bs Iloz, a second daughter for Ben and Lisa and sister for Molly Jane.
Jean and Jim Constantine are delighted to announce the arrival of their second grandson. James Alexander was born on the 29th October and weighed 81bs 90z. A second son for Sue and Andy, a brother for Charlie and a cousin for Hannah.
Ivy and Walter White are very happy to announce the arrival of their latest great-grandchild - No.8! Finn Charles was born on the 30th October, weighing 81bs 140z., a son for Paula [nee Yeo] and Stuart Swanson and a welcome brother for Tilly Rosina.
The stork has been busy and it is lovely to be able to welcome five new babies!
Keith and Maureen are very proud to announce the birth of their second grandson. Adam Ryan was born on the 23rd August, weighing 6lbs 14 oz, a son for Vanessa and Dean Cooper of Upminster, Essex.
and Martin Lancey of Cedar Lodge are delighted to announce the arrival of their second daughter. Willow Rose, a sister for Holly, was born on the 25th August and weighed 8 lbs 4 1/2oz.
Elaine and John are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their first grandchild on 29th August - a beautiful baby boy for Elise and Paul. Stanley, born at home in Georgeham, weighed in at 8 lbs 2oz.
A warm welcome to Taylor Jasper who weighed in at 8 lbs 9 1/2 oz on the 3rd September, a third son for Sophie and Richard Bird and a brother for Tim, Tiffany and Tom. The family, who live in Combe Martin, are very much involved with the village. Sophie's sister Emma lives at the Old Court, and Tiffany and Tom are pupils at Berrynarbor Primary School, as was Tom before he began at llfracombe College this term.
Tony and Marilyn Mascall are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their latest grandchild, a baby girl for their daughter Jenny and her husband Steve. Jorga Louise was born on the 16th September and weighed 7 lbs.
Congratulations and best wishes to the parents, grand-parents and the little ones.
On the 2 1st February, I became a Grandad when my daughter, Rachel, gave birth to Ethan John, who bounced into the world at 91bs 1 40z. Mother, baby, father Mark and grandad are all doing well!
Gemma [nee Richards] and Matthew Bacon are delighted to announce the the arrival of their son, Dylan, on the 27th February, tipping the scales at 7bs 5 oz. Dylan is the first grandchild for proud grandparents Julie and Michael, and first grandson having had a granddaughter, Hannah, on Boxing Day for Alan and Anne.
Becky [nee Delve] and Adrian Green are happy to the arrival of their baby son, Thomas, on the March, weighing in at 8lbs. Thomas is the first grandchild for Marian and Ron, and nephew for Auntie Rachael.
Congratulations and very best wishes to you All.
It is a pleasure to report that Alan and Anne Bacon are delighted to announce the arrival of their first grandchild. Hannah Rachel, weighing in at 7 lbs 70z, was born at 3.00 a.m. on Boxing Day at Leeds Infirmary.
Congratulations to the proud parents - Sarah [nee Bacon] and Andrew - and the grandparents and a warm welcome to baby Hannah.
Alan and Anne are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second grandchild, due in February.
After quite a while, it is lovely to be able to welcome three new babies - all boys! Congratulations and very best wishes to them, their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Brian and Angela Boyd of Cherry Dene are delighted to announce the arrival of Jack Ryan on the 1st August, who arrived a couple of weeks early and weighed 51bs 140z.
We then waited for news of the two Karen's ...
Karen and Wayne Rudd from the Old Sawmill Inn are happy to announce that Callum and Morgan have a baby brother. Roker Mallory Glasper was born on the 14th September weighing 71bs15 oz.
Karen and Matthew Walls, Becky and Alex are proud to announce the arrival of their son and brother, Sam Robert. Sam, who was in no hurry to arrive, was born on the 17th September and tipped the scales at 91bs 1 1/2 oz,
Poser: Why are baby boys dressed in blue and girls in pink?
Answer: [according to Brewers' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Edition 151]
'Blue is a colour popularly associated with a boy, and pink with a girl. Blue has a link with the sky and with heaven, and hence in some cultures with males, who are or were regarded more highly than females. Pink, on the other hand, has more down-to-earth associations of flesh, warmth and gentleness, and as such has been linked with motherhood. The two colours are also complementary, representing the natural division of the sexes.
February was obviously a busy month for the stork and new arrivals, and we send our congratulations and best wishes to all the new babies, their parents and grandparents.
Rita and David Duncan are very proud and happy to announce the arrival of their 4th grandchild. Robin Michael David, a second son for Fiona and Nick and baby brother for Patrick, arrived on the 5th February, weighing 71bs 40z. Rita and David send their love and best wishes to everyone in Berry.
Jill and Alastair Crighton are delighted to announce the arrival of their third grandchild. Louis, son of Kate and Greg, now has a baby brother, Elliot Luc, who arrived at the beginning of February.
David and Louise Richards are very pleased to announce the arrival of Elyse, who weighed in at 7 lbs on the 11th February. A baby sister for twins Kirsti and Kayleigh, Elyse is a very welcome third granddaughter for Norman and Angela, and another greatgrandchild for Ivy.
Anna and Bill Scholes are very proud and happy to announce the arrival of their first grandchild. William Scholes Moore, a son for Louise and Lee, was born on 16th February and weighed 7 lbs 5 oz.
None of these beautiful babies are, of course, like the one depicted in the following poem!
On a much happier note, it I s good to announce a new arrival!
To Graeme and Angela Ogilvie [nee Summers], a bonny wee bairn, Alexander Callum, weighing in at 71bs 20z at St. Margaret's Maternity Unit, Bristol, on the 31st December 2001, missing the New Year by less than two hours.
Needless to say, grandparents Pip and Tony and great grandparents, Alma Summers and Cecil and Ina Hodkinson are ecstatic!
Allyson and Mark Daglish are delighted to announce the arrival of a baby brother for Gemma. Jack, who weighed a healthy 81bs Iloz, was born on the 28th September, adding to the list of grandchildren for Sheila and Celia and Laurel.
Congratulations to Phil Walden on attaining Great Grandmother status, and also to Gr'uncle Chris! Gracie Jane, who arrived on the 4th October, daughter of James [Phil's grandson and son of David and Ivy of Lynton] and Beverley, weighed 7 lbs 8 oz.
No more Dinky toys - Barbie dolls are in! Having had two son - Andy and Gerald, and two grandsons, James and Dominic [Andy and Christine's boys] June and Gerry Marangone are thrilled to be able to announce the arrival of a girl in the family! Molly Anne, daughter of Gerald and Kerri, was born on the 16th October weighing in at 6 lbs 6 oz.
Keith and Margaret Walls are very happy to announce the arrival of their fourth grandchild, a second son for Louise and David. The stork delivered Nathan's little brother, Isaac, on the 17th October its bundle weighed 6 lbs 6 oz.
Congratulations to all the generations and best wishes to the babies and parents. We hope you won't be suffering this in a few months time!
And see a mother who had time to play!
Children grow up while you're not looking,
There'll be years ahead for cleaning and cooking,
So quiet now, cobwebs, dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
Helen [nee Hannam] and Mark Payne are delighted to announce the arrival of their second daughter, a sister for Alice. Eve Rebecca Rose, who weighed in on the 13th July at 6 lbs 30z, is a fourth granddaughter for Val and Neil.
Joan and Mike Harte are absolutely delighted to report the arrival of their first grand-daughter, Imogen May, born on the 22nd August to their eldest son, Craig, and daughter-in-law, Wendy. Joan was thrilled to be asked to stay for a week in Newbury with them, shortly after Imogen's birth.
Congratulations and best wishes to you all.
Oh life, deal
tenderly with those 60 young.
In dreams let them be folded with a song.
Tread all their days till childhood forsake them,
And, since you must, gently to sorrow awake them.
Belated good wishes to Linda and George Camplin on the birth of their second grandchild, and a second great-grandchild for Ethel. Caitlin Elizabeth, a daughter for Tracy and Darren Burgess, was born on the 27th April. weighing 6 lbs 13 oz.
Bill and Jill of Riversdale Cottage are very happy to welcome their latest grandchild, a daughter for Wendy and Gary. Leah Sophic, a baby sister for Dominic, was born on the 27th of May and weighed 9 lb 11 oz.
New arrival - to Janet and RJ, a beautiful son - Fergus Norman McLean- born on 4th June, weight 8 lbs 7 1/2 oz, a bonny red-headed brother for Rory and another very welcome grandson for Grannie Sally B.
Tom and Inge Bartlett are proud and happy to announce the arrival of their second grandchild, a baby girl for their daughter Angela and her husband Jainal, Liyana, a sister for Omar, weighted 7 1/2 lbs when she was born on the 8th of June out in Singapore.
Jean and Jim Constantine are delighted to announce the arrival of their second grandchild, a son for Sue and Andy. Charles Andrew, to be known as Charlie, was born on the 28th June and weighed 7lbs 3 oz.
Keith and Jane of Rose Cottage arc pleased to announce the arrival of two granddaughters. Katie Ellen [Jones] was born on the 27th May, weighing 9 lbs 10 oz to parents Mark and Emily. Molly Jane [Haynes] was born on the 11th July, weighing 7 lbs 8 oz, a daughter for Ben and Lisa.
Our congratulations and very best wishes to you all.