The Brothers’ Reunion

Ceremonial meeting of in-laws, Ugandan-style. Bart welcomes Valentina, eldest brother Patrick's wife
Ceremonial meeting of in-laws, Ugandan-style. Bart welcomes Valentina, eldest brother Patrick’s wife
All together for the first time since January 1984! Bart and Maddy, Ames ('Nyani'), Lindsay ('Mpumbafu'), Patrick ('Mzee Mbuzi') - the four brothers ('ndugus')
All together for the first time since January 1984!
Bart and Maddy, Ames (‘Nyani’), Lindsay (‘Mpumbafu’), Patrick (‘Mzee Mbuzi Mbenzi’) – the four brothers (‘ndugus’)
Maddy takes a break from the boring catch-up on the Ipad
Maddy takes a break from the boring catch-up on the Ipad
Valentina listens raptly as Patrick and cousin Anthony discuss the future of Afghanistan
Valentina listens raptly as Patrick and cousin Anthony discuss the future of Afghanistan
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Anna and Lindsay’s wife Jenny compare their experiences of being married to a Moore-Gilbert
And Valentina adds her complaints
And Valentina suggests resignation is the best way forward
'Mummy, when are they going  to stop talking about  naval policy in Afghanistan?'
‘Mummy, when are they going to stop talking about naval policy in Afghanistan?’

 

 

The reunion takes it toll on Ames
Patrick’s lecture on the history of the Kenyan Lamu Port Authority and its implications for future western naval policy in Afghanistan takes its toll on Ames
And Lindsay!
And Lindsay!
And the gracious host!
And the gracious host!
But a few beers help the recovery process
Still shattered, we take to the beer
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That’s better! Dressed for a London summer 🙂

 

But we soon recover, in time to advertise Lindsay's son's business in Australia
Recovered enough the following days to advertise Lindsay’s son’s business in Australia
The farewell to Ames breakfast in Social Pantry prior to his departure home to California
The transformative effect of the brothers’ reunion on all concerned can be guaged at the farewell to Ames breakfast in Social Pantry prior to his departure home to California

2 thoughts on “The Brothers’ Reunion”

  1. What a privilege for each of the brothers to be reunited, can’t think of anything more precious than this for families.x

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