The film opens with a shot of Alan Early (?) holding his cine camera whilst standing outside his large, semi-rural house. The house plays venue to a number of gatherings of family and friends during the year. Christmas sees the opening of presents around the tree, and the sharing of a meal around a large, decorative table. There is also a birthday party for the film-makers young granddaughter (?) - after blowing out the candles on her cake, the invited children play with her balloons in the garden. The garden takes centre stage for a range of activities; the granddaughter is joined by her brother, riding on tricycles and scooters, playing with teddy bears and a bubble-blowing toy, and helping their father with the gardening. Mrs Early, the film-maker's wife, ensures the upkeep of the floral borders and plays hostess to tea parties. The garden is also the play area for the family's new Labrador puppy. The grandchildren are filmed enjoying the fairground rides at Wivelsfield Donkey Races - elsewhere children prepare their donkeys for the upcoming racing. The film-maker films his wife as she explores the grounds of Arundel Castle and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. He also films the historic buildings of Exeter and the departure of friends from Gatwick Airport on an Irish International plane.