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New Year’s Day dinner in the desert

On New Year’s Day 2012 we had dinner in the desert with our American friends Jake and Suzanne, and son Jacob, 14…

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Their car got stuck in the sand (you can see the tow rope Jake attached to it), so we had to scoop sand away from the wheels…

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When I turned my car round and reversed close, my car got stuck too! Jake let down all the tyres to 10-15psi to get more traction…

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The dunes were a delight…

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The boys helped carry wood from Jake’s car to build a fire…

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Jacob and Toby threw a ball to each other…

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The boys fooled around for ages…

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Some photos of the 4 of us…

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The sun set…

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As the sun went down, Catherine lit the fire…

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We had chicken curry and rice on rugs…

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Catherine put marshmallows on a tree branch to roast…

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A lovely way to spend New Year’s Day!