The Paynes Blog

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Louise with Wallace in 1999

Grandpa Gerry made this kennel out of cardboard for Wallace. (50 seconds)…

Louise sits Wallace on her lap in Grandma Paddy’s garden when they lived in Worsley. (1 minute)…

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Bert, Grandpa Gerry’s brother

Here is a short (28 seconds) video of Bert with Louise, videoed by Grandpa Gerry…

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Alexander at two and a half

Wallace jumps up at Alex and knocks him over. (20 seconds)…

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Toby at Camelot with Grandma Paddy and Grandpa Gerry

I think Catherine was away at a seminar, so I took my mum, dad and Toby (aged 2) to Camelot, a theme park near Preston. In this short, 2-minute video, you’ll see Toby on the tame Dragon roller coaster, and the log flume where we all get soaking wet!…

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Grandpa Gerry’s 70th

My Dad will be 80 on December 10, 2014. On this video you’ll hear Toby, aged 5, say, “Grandpa, you were 69 the day before yesterday.” Felix was 2 at the time.

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Barbecue at Uncle Anthony’s house

July 22nd 2013

Toby writes… All of the Paynes gathered at Uncle Anthony’s house for a barbecue. As it was so hot we resorted to having a water fight.

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Toby’s family tree

Toby created this family tree for a class project, which was put on a display board in the science room…

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Toby aged 2 (videos)

Here is Toby aged 2 with me asking him to perform for the camera to show what he can do!! Catherine is in the bedroom, having a shiatsu massage from our friend John Wilson…

Toby aged 2 in my parents back garden in Manchester, talking about the apples on the tree…

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Toby aged 8 months (videos)

My parents came back to the UK in March 2010 when Toby was seven months old. My brother Mike filmed this on Sunday, April 23 2000 when Toby was 8 months and crawling around.

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Toby aged 1 (videos)

Around 12 months old, Toby started walking. Here he is in our home at the time with my mum and dad in the background…

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