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loses her first tooth!
NEWS - September 2011
has her hair cut
8th BIRTHDAY - 23 September 2011
Jean and I went round
for a little celebration after the end of Lisa's
'Hello Kitty' party.
mesmerisd by the candles
protects her button collection from her little
introduced to her Junior Dictionary
AND IRIS IN EMSWORTH - 17-18 September
Lily and Iris came to
stay with us for a couple of days and overnight. Peter
and Julia went over to stay at Mary and George's place
in Kingston to celebrate Julia's birthday. Mary and
George were staying with Will and Rachel at Amberley.
kids had great fun in the new playground in Hollybank
on tight Iris, here we go . . . "
showing off her skills on the new zip wire
you make one as long as this, Lisa?"
kids tucking into sausages and beans. Just like old
tomatoes are just . . . mmmm . . . ". Iris is not so
you cannot find me"
digging up some Sunflowers with an admiring
and Iris inspect the Perennial Verbenas for their
and Iris playing chase in the garden
BIRTHDAY WITH LOLA - Tuesday 13 September
Jean celebrated her
75th birthday in Kingston with Lola. Jean and I looked
after Lola while George went to London to collect Mary
from her Top Drawer show.
met Lola from school and she had a play in local
playground with her friend Lizzie
on, Grandma. It is quite safe"
was very pleased with her daisy chain
demonstrates her skill with the hoola-hoop
tea with Lola
two three blow"
11 Bridge Road on the way to Lisa's school with Joe
clutching his Fireman Sam engine
THIRD BIRTHDAY - Wednesday 7 September
first day of her new term. Note her posh new coat,
tights and shoes!
remains of the cake after Joe's tea party. Just enough
for Grandma and Papa.
big blow for a little boy
now look. The people have to go inside the bus.
AND JOE ON PAPA'S MEADOW - Saturday 27 August
Lisa and Joe love
going over to Brook Meadow which is a fine nature
playground for children and a place to pick wild
with her posy of wild flowers
enjoys birdwatching on the meadow. There's a Buzzard!
admiring a fine crop of Wild Carrot flowers
Joe you must stand still for Papa to take your
also loves playing with the new garage and the cars
GATHERING IN EMSWORTH - Sunday 14 August
A good proportion of
the Fellows family decended on Emsworth this weekend.
Mary, George and Lola stayed with us on the Saturday
night and went to Paulton's Park to meet their friends
on the Sunday. Will came with Freddy and Reggie,
having been to Fratton Park to see Pompey lose 1-0 to
Brighton. Rachel and Nell arrived later. They all
stayed at Danny and Karen's on Saturday. Finally, Pete
and Julia came over just for the Sunday from the Isle
of Wight with Lily and Iris. Phew! Most of us went for
a walk through my beautiful Brook Meadow which is
where most of the photos were taken.
the bridge over the River Ems near the entrance to
and Reggie decided to test the river water. Cold!
and Lily collected wild flowers which abound on the
caught a frog to Reggie's delight
handle it carefully, Reggie
having fun with Lily
and Will lead the way to the pub past Peter
welcome light refreshment at the Lord Raglan
overlooking Slipper Millpond
75TH BIRTHDAY - 12 August 2011
We had a small
birthday tea to celebrate my 75th 'wind turned age'
with Danny, Karen, Lisa and Joe. All the usual fun and
games, such as pass the parcel and musical bumps, of
made me a chocolate birthday cake with 5 candles,
which (shock horror) I needed the help of Lisa and Joe
to blow out!
waiting his turn for cake
FESTIVAL - 13 August 2011
Mary, George and Lola,
Karen, Lisa and Joe and Jean and myself all trouped
along to the field behind the Sussex Brewery for the
annual Glastonbrewery Festival at which Red Sky were
the starring band - with Jimmer doing the vocals,
Ralph on guitar and Danny on drums. I particularly
liked their final number (writtten by Ralph) 'I want
to be Angus Young' .
they are in action
and Lola were practising some of their dance steps
were plenty of things for the kids along with food and
drink. Lisa gave me some of her candy floss which I
have not tasted since the kids were little (over 30
did you enjoy the music Joe? What music, Dad?
SANDS - 30 July to 6 August 2011
Here are a few snaps
from our family holiday in good old Poppit Sands.
There are lots more on Danny's blog.
Here is a link to some
photos of wildlife around Poppit Sands . . .
of Poppit Sands
Jean and I stayed in
the flat at the Webley Hotel for the fourth year.
Danny and Karen rented the white chalet on the beach.
Meanwhile, Pete camped on the fiield behind the
caravans with Lily and Iris. Julia was at her Open
University summer school in Bath. The weather was
generally not too bad. Pete had a couple of rainy
nights when the rain hammered down on his tent, but we
managed plenty of sessions on the beach.
It is amazing to think
that Jean first came to Poppit visiting her aunt and
uncle in 1953 and I was here staying in the YHA hostel
in 1959. Then we had a series of five yearly holidays
with all the kids in the 1970s and now we are back
again with the grand children.
brought his new canoe and Joe was a 'natural' as soon
as he sat in it!
spent plenty of time exploring the rock pools. Joe's
first encounter with seaweed?
found the sandy beach the ideal place for practising
erecting his tent on a sloping field with 'our'
cottage in the background
gathered in the Webley Hotel for a meal on our first
also brought his canoe and had a practice paddle with
Danny to the old lifeboat hut
Are you watching?
with her very own sand castle, though she liked
knocking them down best!
made some great sand castles, though she had to keep
an eye on her little sister
our traditional smashing fish and chip dinner outside
agreed that Bowen's was the best fish and chip shop in
right Lily, you need to throw the tiny fish
and I had coffee in the refurbished cafe while Iris
had her favourite sandwiches
M25 in the sand with her own version of the Hindhead
prepared a fine picnic on the beach for us
and Pete bringing in their canoes after their epic
trip down the River Teifi
enjoying one of Danny's BBQs outside the
even Iris thought that burger was tops - One for the
kids spent endless hours just playing on this
wonderful beach. Who needs Mallorca?
a surprise visit from Sian, Glynis and Mike
have you got this one?
wonder what happens if . . . ?
found a couple of old photos of Poppit from the 1930s.
Note the absence of dunes
front of the chalets
just shows the roof of 'our pink cottage' and they
even had camping in the field
FOR EARLIER PHOTOS GO TO . . . Family
photos 2011 - January - July