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We are Roger Cooper and Fran Cooper, we live in Bracknell, which is in Berkshire, England - about 30 miles West of London.  In 2020 we are in our fifty first year of marriage, so far without having murdered each other, and we have two wonderful grown up kids who between them have given us five Grandsons, and a Granddaughter.  We are both retired from proper paid work, and we both try to live lives to the full on the grounds that "This is it - it isn't a rehearsal".  Our greatest enjoyments are from Live Entertainment , Good Restaurants (especially ones with good wine cellars) and The Company of Good Friends.   Roger is also a compulsive communicator - which is probably the raison d'etre for this web-site.      

The pictures below introduce us and most of our family.



CAROLINE, PAUL, JAKE and GEMMA - Grandchildren number 2 and 5
Our Daughter Caroline and her husband Paul live in Portland, Oregon, USA with their children, Jake (aged 14) and Gemma (aged 10).   Caroline is an accountant as well as a full time Mum, and Paul jointly runs a specialist flooring company in partnership with his Dad.


RICHARD,  LIZ, and Grandchildren number 1, 3, 4 and 6
Our Son Richard and Daughter-in-Law Elizabeth live in Oxfordshire - with their four sons. aged 16, 14, 10 and 8.  While the boys are growing up I have agreed not to publish their names associated with their photographs on the internet - but I am nonetheless exceedingly proud of them all !   Richard is a Professor of chemistry at a major UK University, while Elizabeth (who already has a doctorate in Astrophysics) has recently completed her second doctorate as well as being a full time Mum.

To maintain anonymity my UK Grandchildren are referred to in my blogs as Grandchildren  #1, #3, #4 and #6, or collectively as "The Mini-Coopers".


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