At the bottom on the left is an alphabetical list of the pages in this web site, to help you navigate if you feel so inclined.
A guide to our family photo album covering 1994-2010, showing the principal themes, is here.
A year by year guide to our family time-line from 1994 through 2007 is here.
A photo journal beginning in 2008 is here.
The most recent pages of the album, copies of posts from my WordPress family blog, http://ianstock.wordpress.com/, are linked here:
Here are our home now and other places that we have lived.
When we found a place that better fitted our growing family, we moved nearby to La Bellanderie, which was a dream home for us. Even its delapidation added to its charm!
Then all too soon on to Santa Cruz, where our mountain home is surrounded by lush woodland, and we have over 40 redwoods on the property. Tom would like to build a tree house in a grove of redwoods, and we thought about it at length.
We found our home in Santa Cruz in record time, thanks to Doug McGuire and Inez Pandolfi ("She's the One!") at Century 21 Arrowhead. Above on the left is a corner of one of its biggest assets, the deck, soon after we moved in in August 1997.
From time to time, we stay with Grand-père in La Grée; his delightful cottage in the heart of Brittany. It too has great charm, and until 2002 had a working farm next door where the children disappeared for hours on end "helping" Daniel, the farmer, who generally seemed pretty happy with the work done!
During our years in Santa Cruz, we have put a fair bit of effort into making our house our home.
On the left is the living room before redecoration. Grand-père's photos have now moved into the breakfast nook (below), and the sofabed, which had made it from New York to Paris to California had to be thrown out because the crooked French moving company which moved us to California broke its back and then refused to repair it.
On the right is the breakfast nook after redecoration. That was in 2002, and of course a lot has changed since then, new chairs for example.
That's the difficulty with portraying our current home: it changes constantly.
Other pictures of our home are here.
Listing of Pages in the Site
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