The Brands’ first year in Thame passed in a merry convivial haze as waves of
friends and relations treked across the Chilterns to visit them and help them sample
the delights of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire restaurants.
They fell in love with the town, made good friends of the neighbours and delighted
in the local Kingsey church with its use of the 1662 Prayer Book and King James Bible.
Jean was made Electoral Roll Officer.
They bought a new car, a fine dining room suite and installed a pond. Jean redecorated
several rooms, managing to remove most of the wall as well as the paper in her office;
when all was set to rights she bought a brand new computer and discovered the joys
They appreciated being able to see more of Norman’s family in the High Wycombe
area and Alison in Headington who continued her usual hectic round of global PR jaunts
and singing engagements.
They celebrated their Ruby Wedding with a large family gathering in The Old
Trout and went for their usual adventure holiday in Sidmouth.
They missed the proximity of old friends but never regretted the move