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2017: Beginning with a growing family

Villa del Balbianello

What a way to start a year! On the right you’ll see the latest member of the clan; Nicola Xiao-en Laird-Wah. Estee and James welcomed her into the world on the morning of this post, so the news does not get fresher than that! But there is so much more for 2016 was an extraordinary […]

Welcoming in 2016!

Su & Rod @ Xmas 2016

Yet another year is past and it’s well past time for the Lairds newsletter. One would think that with every year end a bit of a frenzy, that one would anticipate this and start earlier on the “Life at the Lairds” update. Despite best intentions, here we are yet again only just getting metaphoric “pen […]

Italy and beyond


The ADFAS group organised a tour of “Gardens and Private Palaces and Villas” in Italy – which seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. Su and Rod enjoyed the historic sites around Naples before joining the tour – which turned out to be wonderful on all counts. We then headed north seeing friends in […]