Jonathan Halstead

 
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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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My Dad
Jack Halstead. 1943 - 29y On 4th July 1914 my Dad, Jack Halstead, was born in Middleton, Lancashire to Henry and Eliza Halstead. He had an older sister called Ida. His Dad, Henry, was a Master Butcher with ...
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07/04/1914
08/24/2001
Henry Halstead
Born in Todmorden, Yorkshire West Riding, Henry Halstead was by trade a Master Butcher who eventually had approximately 14 shops over the North West of England (from Todmorden, through Bolton, Bury, Preston and Formby). He ...
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06/25/1958
Random Recollections throughout my childhood
We lived at 20 Boundary Drive from very young. This is a picture of the three of us in David's playpen in the back garden. Of course, we were older and bigger so we could climb in and out, David was not very happy about this! ...
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01/01/2011
12/31/2011
Max in Verbier 2010
We went to Verbier in Switzerland for a week in 2010 and it was an amazing holiday. We went there to mountain bike with friends. On the last day, I crashed my mountain bike doing a Table Top Jump. As I came over, my front wheel ...
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2010
2010
Luke's Xmas and New Year in Lech, Austria
We left Liverpool on Christmas Eve for Austria. Me, Max, Mum and Dad. Our hotel was really cosy and comfy and the food was fabulous, especially the spare ribs! Mum had thought they were going to be titchy when I ordered ...
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01/01/2010
12/31/2011
Graduating etc
I'm on the left, Gina and then Richard - my best friend at university. In 1979 I take the entrance exam for Oxford University....and pass. They offer me 2Es and I'm in! I go up to Oxford October 1980 and start my PPE (Philosophy, ...
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01/10/1980
12/31/1987
1987
1987 has to have been the most stressful year of my life. I moved back to Liverpool, bought a house and got married. Gina had one more stress to contend with - she graduated. After months and months of intense revision, Gina ...
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01/01/1987
12/31/1987
paragliding the story
My love affair with paragliding began quite by chance in the summer of 1992. I was walking in Tryfan, Wales, and saw somebody ridge soaring above me. My immediate thought was, I have to do that! Getting back to Liverpool ...
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01/01/1992
12/31/1997
Our American Holiday by Gina
Summer 2005 and it's our family's turn to go over to America to see Jonathan's brother, Dave, his wife, Tracy and son, Steve. The plan was to start at their house in Charlottesville, go on to a rental cottage at Smith Mountain ...
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07/2005
08/2005
End of 1996/beginning of 1997
I remember the end of 1996 and the first quarter of 1997 as being a particularly difficult time. My Mum died on Christmas Day 1996 and my Dad decided almost immediately that he would like to sell the family home and move into ...
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12/01/1996
03/31/1997
Mountain Biking
I took up mountain biking as a hobby after deciding to hang up my paragliding equipment. Paragliding is an extreme sport and I became increasingly less willing to take on that amount of risk after the birth of our first son. ...
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01/01/1998
12/31/2012
Christmas 1997
This Christmas was memorable to me because of the weather. It was the conservatory’s first Christmas and the weather was appalling. High winds and sheeting rain. The wind was so strong that the roof of the conservatory started ...
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01/01/1997
12/31/1997
Wedding Memories
I’ve already covered most of the wedding news in “Is this stressful? - 1987” but I thought it deserved its own story as well. I proposed to Gina in Newcastle in 1986. I had known I was going to propose for a while, had prepared ...
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01/01/1996
12/31/1997