Something will go here one day soon...Gaiety, merriment and dancing, etc.


Regular visitors here will have noticed the refurbishment is taking longer than expected.  This is mainly due to me getting very hooked on tracing my family history, which seems to have more skeletons than a medieval plague pit, and as many black sheep as a farm with several black sheep. 

Read about it here.


Martin H. Watson & Alice Laird

Welcome to our website...

Legend has it we are the most interesting people in our postcode.. 

"Stand by for action. Anything can happen in the next sixty minutes...”

Our Recent Adventures       - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -    Puzzle News


It is all about our life and interests, both together and separately.  That covers friends and family, life in our home town of Teddington in SW London, my mechanical puzzle activities, music and our holidays and days out highlighting Alice’s love of nature generally and bird-watching in particular.

A history of our house.

Expect that many links are not yet correctly enabled, especially on the new grey title bars like the one above.

You can still get the old index here.  And the new photo index.

Waa..aay down below you can see our new flag record of site visitors, after a random sample of photographs from bygone days.


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Flag Counter 


I started this web site in about 1998.  As of Autumn 2016 it is getting its biggest ever refurbishment. 

My goals are to include more current information, more pictures, no dead links, consistent format and typeface, better readability on more screens, and to get rid of characters that display badly.  But no free beer.

It is a bit untidy and experimental ...but just wait...

Text first, then pictures to be replaced.

Then the missing links.