back in hospital during this period. The photos are on
special pages . . .
. . . .
in hospital: Nov - Dec
2010 . . .
in hospital: July - Sep 2010
IN BRIDGE ROAD -
9 November 2010
Heavy rain over the
past two days led to the Westbrook Stream flooding
over into Bridge Road this morning. Cars were
submerged and houses flooded. We have had floods
before, but this was certainly the worst since we have
been in this house. Fortunately, the water did not
reach our end of the road, but our back garden was
There were dramatic
scenes with Bridge Road and the main A259 closed.
Police and fire engines were busy. People were being
ferried in boats. Workers were desperately trying to
clear the grill and culvert at St James Road. Many
people thought the millpond sluice gates had not been
opened in time. But the Environment Agency guy told me
the sluice was open. The problem was the inability of
the culvert under the road to take the huge volume of
water coming down the stream.
The atmosphere in the
town was quite amazing, everyone pulling together like
war time. People were friendly and involved. I spoke
to several people for the first time ever. The
flooding was featured on both local TV channels this
evening and no doubt in the local paper too. More
heavy rain is forecast for Thursday!
Road looking south from our house. The flood is
up Bridge Road from the corner of St James Road. Just
like a canal.
cars were totally submerged
clearing the grill and culvert by St James Road.
at the southern end of Bridge Road were
main A259 road was closed for a time as water cascaded
across into the millpond
up Bridge Road from the main road
BONFIRE PARTY -
6 November 2010
Danny had his
traditional bonfire party with lots of friends and
their children attending. How many years has he been
having them? Apart from Danny's lot, I was the only
member of the Fellows clan able to get there. For the
bonfire Danny sacrificed all his old wood off-cuts
that he had been storing up for years, just in case.
They burnt very well. The fireworks were cracking and
the traditional chilli quite splendid. I had seconds.
Jean contributed her special chocolate cookies which
went in a flash.
45th BIRTHDAY -
4 November 2010
Jean and I were
invited to celebrate Danny's 45th at 23 Church Path.
Karen cooked a tasty dinner which was followed by an
equally tasty chocolate birthday cake with 5 candles.
Lisa and Joe were very excited.
very special birthday cake
. . .
and a very very big present
Daddy, a chu-chu."
IN KINGSTON -
28 October 2010
Jean and I were
invited to lunch by Mary and George today. George
cooked a splendid lunch, which Lola also enjoyed, now
she is allowed 'just a little fat'. George cooked some
scrumptious roast potatoes in special low fat MCT oil
especially for Lola, but we all tucked into them. Lola
certainly looked very well and thankfully is making a
good recovery from her recent heart operation.
having fun on her rocking horse in her bedroom
shall pick off your nose, Mummy'
Would you like some ice cream?'
a nice cup of tea in the tree house
surveys his tree house creation
goes for a bike ride in the playground
AND FAMILY ON TOP OF CADER IDRIS - 27 October
Will and Rachel took
all three kids up the tough route to the top of Cader
Idris. This is quite a scramble. Well, done to them
all. I recall taking Will and Danny up that way in the
summer of 1976. They came down the 'easy' route, ie
rolled down I bet.
family has a history on Cader. Here is Will and Freddy
on top in 2006
Danny and Will in 1976 (with Dad behind the
40TH BIRTHDAY - 23 October 2010
Jean and I went over
to the Island for the day to take some presents for
Peter's birthday. A special one, too!
and Iris helping their old man blow out the candles
and Iris having fun on some wobbly seats
explaining how Northwwood Park should be managed
IT ALL STARTED - circa 1964
David has been going
through his Dad's slides and sent us this one of some
young and fairly glamorous Stowes and Fellows on the
start of their journey into married life. We think it
was taken in Winterbourne Bristol where D&G first
lived. About 1964 with Jean pregnant with William.
Nice wall paper.
FARMHOUSE - 7 October 2010
Jean and I visited
Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, just past Lewes, in
fact. This is where the Bloomsbury group used to meet
and live and get up to all sorts of unmentionable
things. A fascinating place full of real things, not
like most open houses.
in front of the farm house
in the luxurious garden
FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL - 30 September 2010
Just in case you
missed Mary's photo on Facebook, here it is again with
Lola in her school uniform ready for her first day at
Kingston Primary School. She did not need her PE kit
bag after all.
IN EMSWORTH - 26 September 2010
Mary and George popped
into see us on their way back from a check-up for Lola
at Southampton General Hospital. All was well, but
Lola remains on her no fat diet. So Jean created a
special cake for her with custard powder!
are you sure that cake is no fat?"
2nd BIRTHDAY - 7 September 2010
Jean and I were
invited to Joe's 2nd birthday party. Joe was very
excited, as was his sister Lisa. Here are a few snaps
from the party.
opening his presents with help from Grandma
having fun with Lisa and the talking monkey
birthday, dear Joe, Happy birthday to you"
with his amazing xylophone, made by his Dad from bits
of copper tube
PHILLIPS VISIT EMSWORTH - 10 JULY 2010
We were delighted to
have a visit from Helen, Di, Jane, Bronwen and Rebeca
before their return to Canada tomorrow. Karen, Lisa
and Joe joined us, though Danny was away at band
practice. It was a beautiful day and we spent a good
time in the garden. We also went for a walk through
Brook Meadow and round the millpond. Lovely to see
them all after so long.
Bronwen and Rebeca enjoyed playing with the farm in
all had a great game throwing a soft ball to each
other in the garden
for a brisk walk after lunch
leading the way over the bridge onto Papa's
lost in the long grasses on Brook Meadow
paid a visit to the local Co-op where Lisa and Rebeca
has a rest by the vegetable racks
leading the way down South Street to the ice cream
parading around the millpond with ice creams from
helpinmg Browen and Rebeca to choose shells from the
aboard for a trip around the harbour!
the kids (including Helen) on the seat by the millpond
finally, the group photo. Standing: Jean, Brian and Di
. Sitting: Helen, Rebeca, Lisa, Bronwen, Jane, Karen
- JULY 2010
Pete and Julia called
in to our place in Bridge Road for a night on their
way to Spain.
admiring the new information board on Bridge Road
and Iris make their way through Bridge Road car park
their way to see Lisa and Joe
the garden with Danny and Karen - note Danny's
sunny Spain from Emsworth station
lost among the sweet-smelling Ladies Bedstraw at Fort
- 3 July 2010
inspects the Rosebay Willowherb flowers
BIRTHDAY - JULY 2010
celebrating Karen's 42nd birthday with good old
talks about his work on the Isle of
Link to video on
YouTube . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6j6v7FW_A
OF WIGHT 20 -23 May 2010
Jean and I had a few
days holiday on the IOW staying with Pete and Julia.
of us outside the back door of Pete and Julia's
shed in 61A Mill Hill Road
telling Pete how to grow his veg
on the cliff overlooking Alum bay and The
on Headon Warren
had a day out with Lily at Newtown
time on the meadow at Newtown Nature Reserve
is where Pete works in Freshwater
pretending to work in his office
and Lily enjoyed the fish in the pond at Ventnot
botanising in Ventnor Botanic Gardens
introducing her sister into the art of rock
and George have a pair of ducks in the garden!
- 16 MAY 2010
garden at Kingston
cooked a scrumptious cake. Lola had the first piece!
lunch we went for a walk through Knowlands
really can get right up this ladder,
shows her skills at dancing in the forest
this what it was like when you were at school Grandma?
admiring the great display of Bluebells
photos . . . Family
photos Dec 2009 - April 2010