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GET TOGETHER AT EMSWORTH - 30 December
It was lovely to have
everyone here in Emsworth for the annual get together
of the Fellows clan, all 18 of us including 8
grandchildren. It was brilliant. I have tried to
capture something of the sprit of the occasion with a
few photos and a video clip.
Pete and Julia came
over from the Isle of Wight with Lily and Iris, Will
and Rachel were down from Amberley with Freddy, Nell
and Reggie, Mary and George arrived from Kingston with
Lola, and Danny and Karen came from just round the
corner with Lisa and Joe.
Mary laid on a fine
spread for lunch, while Jean prepared a range of
puddings. The kids amused themselves in lots of ways
as you will see from the photos. Jean ran a hunt the
thimble for the youngsters and I organised a pass the
parcel with 20 layers of paper! Reggie was the winner.
to Will and Rachel for the champagne
New Year to you all
tucking into Mary's lunch
and Pete having a chin wag over a mouthful of
kids are ready and waiting for their favourite
for second helpings
you are a man, you might have a motor bike like this
having fun, sitting on the back seat, huggin and a
kissin . . . Where's Fred?
Freddy was into the serious business of lego house
family trump cards provoked much merriment and
discussion of ratings
was particularly pleased with his top speed rating of
50 - The fastest in the family
was so proud of the toy he won on pass-the-parcel
let's have a photo of all the grand children. No
messing about please.
imagine you are the next King and Queen of
was pleased to get the annual Fellows Family calender.
Well done Will.
horror! The kids set up their den in my study.
I got everyone together for the traditional group
Sorry about the quality, but the best I could muster
with the weak flash
and Iris on their way to Danny's place
here we are, or at least some of us.
here is a link to a YouTube video clip of the kids
having lunch and other activities on the
DAY AT KINGSTON - 25 December 2011
Jean and I were
invited to spend Christmas Day with Mary, George and
Lola at their lovely home in Kingston, near Lewes. We
were so pleased to see Lola, who had to spend a few
days leading up to Christmas in hospital with a chest
infection. But thankfully, she was well and greatly
enjoyed opening her presents. George cooked a
magnificent feast for dinner.
in her new Christmas frock and her almost live cuddle
was one of two Disney Rapunzel dolls that Lola had for
Did Grandma really make that quilt all by herself.
made a spicy soup for starters
here is some of his main offering ... more to come!
does the carving
all laugh when George lights the Christmas
SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SHOW - 8 December 2011
Jean and I were
invited to attend the Kingston Primary School's
nativity play. Lola was an angel in the infant's show
called "A Special Kind of Present". Great singing with
much verve and some drama stars of the future were on
show. The children really enjoyed it as did the very
ISLE OF WIGHT - 26-27 November 2011
Jean and I went over
to Island to spend the weekend with Pete, Julia, Lily
and Iris. We stayed for the first time in their new
house at 16 Fellows Road (renamed in their honour).
Very spacious and comfortable, but lots of stairs
(four floors) and a bathroom to fix up. But the garden
is coming on nicely.
everyone. This is where we live
here is our new car
have a tour of the house. This is our piano!
is our best room. Mummy and Daddy call it their
is Mummy hanging out the washing
is the garden where Daddy has two sheds and grows
is our kitchen. What's for lunch Daddy?
this is our bathroom with no bath and a window in the
middle of the floor!
walked through Walter's copse where scary tree
monsters are about
was me all the time!
found these fairy rings in the woods
said, "What is the late November doing with the
disturbance of the spring?"
home for lunch with fish pie, sausages and baked
also found these nasty Honey Fungi in Northwood Park.
They eat trees!
was really pleased to see this rare plant with black
berries in the hedges - Wild Madder
all go for a walk in Papa's meadow
AND JULIA IN EMSWORTH - 6 November 2011
Lily's favourite place
its has some unexpected surprises
also likes the mud on Emsworth shoreline
lined up waiting for the fireworks to begin
BONFIRE PARTY - 5 November 2011
Danny and David setting up the fireworks
. . That's a pretty one
.... there goes a rocket
preferred a sparkler
handing out Grandma's scrumptious chocolate
enjoys toasting marsh mallows
Rachel and family attended the famous Lewes Bonfire
Parade. Spot Mary and Lola.
BONFIRE PARADE - 5 November 2011
in rehearsal for the parade?
celebrated with a bottle of bubbly that Danny had from
Havant College for being such a great teacher!
46th BIRTHDAY - 4 November 2011
all waiting for a bit of birthday cake
two three ... blow
Rachel, Freddy and Reggie at the 'Big Chill'
FROM WILL AND RACHEL'S FACEBOOK
has more than she can stomach!
in pensive mood at Fratton Park
and Joe off to a Halloween party with their brave
AND JOE GO SCARY - 31 October 2011
it comes to beam exercises Beth Tweddle has nothing on
IN THE GARDEN - 29 October 2011
shows her skills, but without the flip
very interested in his Mum's new smart
AND MARY IN EMSWORTH - 27 October 2011
Mary and Lola visited
us in Emsworth today from Kingston and stayed for
lunch. We were joined by Lisa and Joe from round the
made some cakes which Lola enjoyed icing and
you like one of my cakes?
getting stuck into spaghetti bolognese with Joe and
BIRTHDAY - 23 October 2011
We had a little family
gathering at Gunwharf in Portsmouth to celebrate
Peter's 41st birthday. Pete and Julia came over from
the Isle of Wight with Lily and Iris and Danny, Lisa
and Joe also joined us.
assembled in the Strada cafe for lunch, mostly
had a few pressies to open
little ones had a go flying the planes
Lisa braved being strapped into the giant
walked back through Southsea to the hovercraft.
IN THE CLOUDS - September 2011
Willam has been taking
a prominent part in some conferences recently on cloud
computing, his special subject. Well done, Will. We
are all very proud of him.
he is in Dublin along with the Ireland Prime Minister
- the only ones with ties!
he is in Las Vegas giving a keynote speech on cloud
computing - all on his own.
Link to report on
Will's speech (thanks Rachel) . . .
FOR EARLIER PHOTOS GO TO . . . Family
photos 2011 August - September