Neil Jan 05, 2023
Hello and Happy New Year! Great front page picture – what a wonderful tribe.
Verity Loughman Dec 23, 2022
A very merry Christmas to you all, & all the best for 2023.
From Richard, Verity, & Sarah.
Andrew Hollins Jan 04, 2022
Hi Howard and Anne,
Happy New Year to you and yours!
How can it really be almost 23 years since I moved out of number 14 (next door)?
Always good to hear your news, and to remember you in prayer.
Trevor David Yeo Dec 27, 2021
No I’m definitely not a robot Mr H !……this is good reading btw and now that xmas is over hopefully we’ll resume our practices with the others in the new year at some point…..happy new year x
The Gander Family Dec 22, 2021
Happy Christmas to the Hill Tribe! It has been great getting to know you more over this last year and we look forward to 2022 in Wantage together.
The Gander Cru!
Debbie Bowers Dec 22, 2021
Happy Christmas Howard and Annie. It’s so lovely to hear about your growing family Much love to you all
Debbie and Kevin
Abner Turnipseed Dec 21, 2021
Mighty fine Christmas y’all.
Lesley and Dougie Noble Dec 21, 2021
God bless you and your wonderful family x
It’s been a hard 2 years for us having lost my Mam and our nephew Scott the year before we went into a lockdown trying to look after my dad with dementia.
Awful awful times in the care home . Only saw family on doorstep last Christmas and didn’t see our youngest Lucy Craig and granddaughter Niamh who had been stuck in New Zealand till the summer then back into lockdown at Christmas. Fortunately all the family managed to see beloved “grandad Joe from Mexico” before he died in May.
Family mean everything which if you don’t learn as a new parent is tragic.
Retired from Childline sadly but major need for me to try get back next year as the awful news on TV broke our hearts.
Terry & Gwen Macmillan Dec 21, 2021
Thanks for your family up-date. What a mixed year this has been for you – tough paths and blessings seem to go together so often. We praise our miracle-working God for His answers to prayer, Howard. Thanks for looking after our online ‘stuff’ throughout another year. We are so appreciative. HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all & every blessing for 2022 – Terry & Gwen
Gordon Downie Dec 21, 2021
Lovely newsletter as always. So glad your health problems are in remission Howard.
Hope that our paths manage to cross again in 2022, until then “May the road rise up to meet you”
Silke Dec 21, 2021
Hey Ho Annie and Howard,
Wonderful to see you and your family life on this well-done website.
Merry Christmas to you and all the best for all of you in 2022!
Sending you lots of Love from this side of the channel,
Bill and Joan Dec 20, 2021
Dear Howard and Annie
We are pleased that your year has ended a little better.
May you have a very merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Bill and Joan xx
Dave Parry Dec 20, 2021
Merry Christmas and a happier New Year to you both.
Libby Dec 20, 2021
Lovely to read your news Uncle Howard and Annie. It’s true its been a tough year, but God is good…all the time!
Much love to all the family
Verity, Richard, & Sarah Loughman. Dec 20, 2021
Have a very Merry Christmas, & a wonderful New Year, & all our best wishes for 2022.
Annie Hill Dec 19, 2021
Hello Howard! Annie wos ‘ere!
Dee and Pete Dec 19, 2021
So good to hear your good news. We have been praying for Howard and are delighted.
God bless you this Christmas and throughout 2022
John Bradwell Dec 18, 2021
I’m fine and have lots of empathy for Howard’s circumstances this year. I support people with cancer through Macmillan buddy system. Also on the NCRI upper GI working group,helping to set up a clinical trial. I am also President of the NLD referees society and coach several referees. It would be good to meet up in spring 22 . All the best for Christmas and the new year to both of you and all your family.
John & Jen
Martin and Nelleke Dec 18, 2021
Dear Annie and Howard, thanks very much for your extensive newsletter again. Always a joy to read! Eventful year indeed, but then again, in certain ways not at all. The Maritime Museum Rotterdam was closed until the 3rd of June. The only eventful happening during that period was the staggering loss recorded over 2020 when the year accounts were finished. O well.
I shall say goodbye to the museum and the wonderful world of haute finance come July 2022. Looking forward to that.
Other than this, all well with us. Yoran and Sarahjane are set to visit us from coming Monday and will land smack in the middle of another lockdown until 14th of Jan. Once again….o well….
Take care, happy holidays and a to all intents and purposes perfect 2022!
Nelleke and Martin
Jane Fucella Dec 18, 2021
Thank you for your newsletter. We have been very remiss about writing one but will do so sometime in 2022! Love your photos and updates on the family. Will pray for Howard’s health. Get in touch if you are heading our way.
Much love, Jane and Mike
Anna Juliet Byrom Dec 18, 2021
Howdy Howard and Annie!!
Such special people, it’s been a tough year for everyone. You sure have had a rollercoaster of a ride this year but have stuck together throughout.
Thank you for the support you have given me this year,
Have a wonderful Christmas
I love you both lots
Anna x x
Geri Carvell Dec 18, 2021
Thank you for your news.
Do look me up if anywhere near Witney
Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022
Christian Noll Dec 18, 2021
All the very best wishes to you and the whole tribe from the Noll’s in Lambourn. Stay safe, healthy and positive! Thanks for all the IT stuff throughout the year and let’s all look forward to 2022.
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Christian & Helen
Ann Stallabrass Dec 23, 2020
Found it, loved it, many thanks and may 2021 be much kinder
Ann S. xx
Jeff Sanderson Dec 23, 2020
Lovely to see all the photos and get the news about your family. Obviously a very professional website!
Pleased that you are all surviving the Covid. Also that you had a good cycling holiday on IOW. I took my, now very ancient (1992), Brompton folder over once and cycled from Yarmouth to Carisbrooke. Val managed to hire a bike so we had some rides together.
We are both OK and walking, cycling – also gardening, painting, tidying up but sadly no drumming (me) – jigsaw puzzles, reading a lot and playing the ukulele (Val)
Wishing you all a good Christmas and looking forward to better things in 2021.
Love Jeff and Val
Martin and Nelleke Dec 22, 2020
Great to see all of you again, even if only in a picture from afar!
Thanks for the elaborate Christmas update as always, we really enjoyed it.
Have a great Christmas and New Year, fingers crossed for a better and brighter future, in or out of the EU.
Love from all of us,
Nelleke, Imre, Yoran (from the UK) and Martin
Richard, Verity, & Sarah Loughman. Dec 21, 2020
Merry Christmas to you all, & Happy New Year, & may 2021 be a happier year for everyone.
Ms M Jane Deller Dec 21, 2020
Dear Annie and Howard,
This is so professional – I struggle just to produce a letter with photos!
Pleased to see you are all looking well and happy.
Maybe we will even meet up sometime?
Debbie and Kevin Dec 21, 2020
How lovely to read your letter and see all the wonderful photos. Much love to you all Debbie and Kevin xxx
john worth Dec 15, 2020
its like The Waltons meet Bonanza!
BOZ and Sandy Dec 15, 2020
Your tribe really is expanding; love to read of the adventures of one and all.
Best of everything
Mr. and Mrs. B
Peter Rumsey Dec 14, 2020
Hi there! Happy Christmas to you both! Thank you for your letter.
Gordon Downie Dec 14, 2020
Happy Christmas Howard & Annie. Still fit & well and hope you enjoy some family time this Xmas Season.
Jane Steel Dec 14, 2020
What a lovely newsy letter and a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing and for inviting me to take a look. Let’s all hope for a more settled 2021. All the best to you.
Anne Churchill Stone Dec 13, 2020
Lovely photos and good to hear your news and that Gordon and Libby are recovering.
Sorry to hear about your knee though Howard. All okay with us.
Lots of love
Anne & family xxxx
Michele & Richard Avenell Dec 13, 2020
Wishing you blessings, peace and joy over the festive period and coming year.
What an absolute wonderful idea to have all these treasured memories to hand in such a brilliant way.
It must of taken forever, but well worth the effort. 👍
Sending love and a virtual hug in challenging times.
Richard & Michele
Barbara Anderson Dec 12, 2020
Wishing you a very happy christmas abeit a very different one.Keep struming.Barbara
Liz Dec 12, 2020
Hello Howard and Annie, I enjoyed reading your letter. Really pleased to hear Gordon and Libby are doing well after the crash.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Love Liz, Harry and Brody x
Katie Dec 12, 2020
Wishing Annie and Howard and their ever-expanding family a Merry Christmas! It’ll be a bit different this year but I’m sure you’ll embrace technology to spend some time together xx
Greta Thornbory Dec 12, 2020
Happy Christmas to you both Howard & Annie. My goodness what a big family and who are they all? You mention lots of names but no idea whose who! And Howard I am exhausted reading about all your gigs this year and it makes me feel very lazy, but then I have a dog with a broken leg and a husband with Alzheimer’s and a few years on you both. I have had my bus pass and pension for 16 years (but only stopped working in 2015). Next year Nigel and I will have been married 40 years and together 44.
Let us hope and pray 2021 will be a better year for everybody. Best wishes, Greta
Denise Townsend Dec 12, 2020
Dear Howard and Annie – lovely to see all your beautiful family – praying lots of laughter and blessing as it explands next year with more grnadchildren Dxxx
Libby Nahimana Dec 12, 2020
Happy Christmas lovely Hill family,
So glad you are all doing well. So glad Libby and Gordon are recovering well. But not so glad about the drool-worthy cooking she keeps posting on Facebook…methinks next time we are back I will be ordering some 😊.
Much love to all of you from all of us.
seymour Dec 12, 2020
And a very merry Xmas to the Hill Tribe!
Annie Hill Dec 01, 2020
Well done Howard! Great website!
Sandra Hasler Dec 27, 2019
Thank you Howard and Annie for sharing. Life has a lot to give and sometimes take. You are both such loving people who share light.
We hope you had a lovely Christmas sharing with your family and friends, and keeping your memories close.
Sandra and Richard xx
Anne Baker Jan 06, 2019
Hello Howard and Annie
Wishing you a Happy New Year and to say what a lovely Christmas letter. At last I have time to read it and admire all the photographs.
Looking forward to Status lunch on 30 January 12.30 at The Wheatsheaf in East Hendred.
PS I love your website. Maybe it is time for me to have one…