See also Danny's
blog at . . . http://www.dannykarenlisajoe.blogspot.com/
is Karen opening some of her presents with her Mum and
BIRTHDAY - 2 July 2011
made a nice birthday cake for Karen
AND IRIS IN EMSWORTH - 2-3 July 2011
We looked after Lily
and Iris for a couple of days while Pete and Julia
moved into their new house on the Isle of
loved going over to Brook Meadow and running through
the long grasses
also picked some flowers
had a rest with Papa
showing Lily how to balance on a narrow bar - like at
AND MORE CARS
Enough of children, at
long last, here is something for the chaps!
Go to the special
family cars page . . . Family
PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER FETE - 25 June
Jean and I went along
to the annual Emsworth Primary School Summer Fete.
Lisa is a second year pupil at the school and Karen
was a key person in organising the fete. The weather
was kind and everything seemed to go well.
got up at 6am this morning to bake 100 scones which
were served at the fete with cream and jam!
took part in some races. this one was a relay, though
she got a bit left behind.
was more at home with the ball run
are the troops having lunch. The BBQ-ed beef burgers
were very good!
and Lola taking photos of the orchids on Brook
IN EMSWORTH - 30 May 2011
collecting wild flowers on Brook Meadow
do you like butter?
and Joe feeding the birds in Bridge Road garden
ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT - May 1-6
Here are a few of the
snaps from our holiday on the Isle of Wight in early
May. Jean and I rented a chalet at the Gurnard Pines
holiday village. This was really close to where Pete
and Julia live in Cowes, so we were able to see a good
deal of Pete and Julia and Lily and Iris. Sorry there
are no photos of Julia, but she was working hard all
was the chalet we rented, very nice too on the edge of
and Lily playing outside the Gurnard chalet
a Red Squirrel for breakfast every morning!
was the May Day Festival in Yarmouth which Pete helped
a stroll through Mill Copse in Yarmouth
and I visited Osborne House
that would make some good rhubarb crumble
a nice picnic in a meadow on Newtown Nature
giving the kids some tree climbing practice
Papa says little people live in there
took me over to see the heathland restoration at
Bouldner that he is funding
we saw this Pale Dog-violet - a really rare plant!
coffee in the reception of Pete's office
and I had a tour of this splendid house in Fellows
Road (yes) which Pete and Julia want!
AT KINGSTON - 24 April 2011
All the Fellows family
gathered at the home of Mary, George and Lola for a
great birthday party for Mary, with splendid weather,
fine food, excellent games and brilliant company.
Present were Jean and Brian from Emsworth, Will,
Rachel, Freddy, Nell and Reggie from Amberley, Danny,
Karen, Lisa and Joe from Emsworth, Peter, Julia, Lily
and Iris from the Isle of Wight and Glenys from Canada
and Helen and Gareth from Bristol, plus Owen from next
door. I took lots of photos and a few videos.
Selecting what to include here was very hard. But here
house and garden before the party - taken from the
supervising the girls
getting stuck into the BBQ
and youngest son take it easy
come on Freddy. Where did you hide the girls?
do chocolate chicks really come out of here?
and Brian taking a swing with little Iris
you really hoping to become King of the Isle of Wight?
sisters. There were never such devoted
sits down for lunch under the canopy
we have all been waiting for - Mary's
Glenys and Gareth leave for home (Bristol)
and Lisa put on a show
mandatory family group photo. Turn around Iris.
and Lola went picking wild flowers
concentrating hard . . .
JULIA, LILY AND IRIS VISIT EMSWORTH - 22 April
Iris checks her text messages
for a picture on papa's nature reserve
are having a great year
had lunch in the Aspex Gallery
LILY AND IRIS IN GUNWHARF - 14 April
and Lily doing a Sherlock Holmes
Up we go. Into the sky!
That is so good
Rachel, Freddy, Nell and Reggie all stayed with us in
GET-TOGETHER IN EMSWORTH - 9 April 201
having her hair done
business this lego
Freddy takes it easy
Reggie and Nell discussing their lives
relaxing in the garden
and Lisa collecting flowers on Brook Maedow
beautiful live picture of Brook Meadow
in action in the playground
went round for a BBQ at Danny and Karen's
had the traditional bonfire
AND IRIS IN EMSWORTH - 27 March 2011
Pete and Julia popped
into Emsworth with Lily and Iris on their way to
Lola's birthday party in Kingston
having her hair done in preparation for Lola's
pondering the mysteries of magnetism
and Iris all ready in their party frocks
getting a ride to the playground before the meal.
5TH BIRTHDAY - 22 March 2011
getting up an appetite on the climbing
finally Lola's sweet with a candle
AT SCHOOL - 10 March 2011
Jean and I were
invited to a Grandparents Easter Tea at Kingston and
Iford School. All grandparents were greeted at the
door with a posy of fresh flowers. We went into the
hall where all the classes performed shows, including
Lola's reception class. There was also a number of
individual performances on piano, guitar and violin.
It was all very enjoyable and the children did very
and her classmates in 'Goldilocks'
showed us around her classroom with great enthusiasm.
We also met Lola's teacher, Miss Roberts. Finally, all
grandparents returned to the hall for a cup of tea and
a piece of cake.
in her classroom
putting the finishing touches to Lola's bonnet
Meanwhile, back home at Roughdown, George was busy
making a special Easter Bonnet for Lola. An amazing
construction! Lola collected an egg laid by the
sure if Lola is all that keen on the
with a duck egg laid today
AT HOME IN KINGSTON - 23 February 2011
Jean and I were
invited to lunch by Mary and George at their house in
Kingston and what a splendid feast it was. Lola was in
fine form and is looking well following her prolonged
stay in hospital. She is now off her special no fat
diet and is allowed to eat what she likes. Here are a
few snaps from the day.
PS - Mary and George
popped in to Emsworth on Sunday 27 Feb on their way
back from a weekend on the Isle of Wight with Pete,
Julia, Lily and Iris. Lola had a nasty fall in Ryde
which left her with a big lump on her forehead and a
bleeding nose. Fortunately, she seemed none the worse
for her mishap.
and Mary enjoy a coffee on the new sofa!
concentrating on her drawing
entertaining me in her bedroom
the nasty weather we managed to get out with Lola on
her new tricycle
having fun with her Mum and Grandma on Kingston
OF WIGHT - 20 February 2011
Jean and I had a day
trip over to the Island to meet Pete and Julia and the
Lily and Iris. We went as foot passengers on the car
ferry to Fishbourne, which was a very pleasant
journey. We walked up the coastal path to Quarr Abbey,
which was quite different from when we were here last.
The Abbey has had lottery money to open it up to the
public and it was interesting to walk round. Pete was
interested in an orchard of old apple trees. They had
a small cafe and I wished we had stopped there for
lunch, as we had a very poor lunch at the Fishbourne
Abbey in the background
and Lily taking it easy
making friends with the local pony
Before Pete and Julia arrived, Jean and I had an
excllent view of a Red Squirrel in a garden
immediately opposite the Fishbourne Inn pub. This was
the first Red Squirrel either of us had seen in the
island. The others saw what was probably the same
Squirrel a couple of hours later. Red Squirrels
(unlike Grey Squirrels which came from North America)
are now rare in Britain and are restricted to the Isle
of Wight, Brownsea Island and Scotland.
CUSHION - 14 February 2011
Here is Lola with the
pretty cushion that Jean made for her, with a
patchwork house with flowers.
AND JOE IN EMSWORTH PARK - 30 January
Here is Joe trying out
his tricycle with Jean and Lisa in attendance.
This is one of several
photos I took of Lisa's toys in Emsworth playground.
Here they are climbing up the climbing frame. The
photos illustrated Lisa's exciting 'Midnight
Adventure' story in which her toys went of on a spree.
YEAR 2010 PHOTOS go to . . . Family
photos 2010 (Dec)