See also Danny's blog at .
. . http://www.dannykarenlisajoe.blogspot.com/
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OF WIGHT - Sunday 1 July 2012
Pete and Julia invited
us to their house in Fellows Road, Cowes for the day.
We went as foot passengers on the Fishbourne ferry and
Pete met us at the ferry. The weather turned out to be
fine and warm apart from a brisk SW wind. It was good
to see the house again and the garden which is
gradually filling up with children's play equipment.
Lily and Iris were both in high spirits and full of
on the new slide and Lily on the swing in the garden
went over to the Cowes Primary School fete where Iris
made a kite
lunch we walked over to Northwood Cemetery. Lily loved
the long grasses
Papa found some nice flowers, like this Common
and Iris show Grandma their friends on their school's
here is a view of the house from the end of the
BIRTHDAY - 30 June 2012
Jean and I were
invited round for lunch at 23 Church Path to celebrate
Karen's birthday. Before lunch Lisa entertained us
with her 'whirlies' show.
who is going to blow out the candles on Karen's
IN EMSWORTH - JUNE 11 - 2012
Here are a few photos
taken during the flooding of the Westbrook Stream
today. The rain was heavy and continuous all morning
and much of the afternoon, which meant that the
Westbrook Stream became a raging torrent. Here is it
racing through the Bridge Road Wayside.
The stream quickly
broke its banks and flooded the car park.
The flooding in the
southern part of Bridge Road was not as bad as it was
in Nov 2010, but the road had to be closed and
sandbags issued. I believe some houses were flooded.
The flooding in
Victoria Road where the Westbrook Stream flows under
the road was much worse than last time. In fact,
locals said they had never seen the stream as high.
Several houses were flooded and the road closed.
Our garden which backs
onto the stream progressively flooded during the day,
but the house was not threatened.
PETE, JULIA, LILY AND IRIS IN RYDE -10 June
Jean and Brian met
Pete, Julia and the kids in Ryde. Jean had Pete's
wallet which he left in Emsworth last time he was
met us at the end of Ryde pier and we walked down to
took us into his favourite cafe on the esplanade for
hot chocolate and very special chocolates
and Lily are the bathing belles of Ryde
RACHEL AND FAMILY IN EMSWORTH - 9 June
Will, Rachel, Freddy,
Nell and Reggie came down to Emsworth for the day. We
were joined by Karen, Lisa and Joe. Danny was off on a
cycling pub crawl to Chichester. See photos on Danny's
blog . . . www.DannyKarenLisaJoe.blogspot.co.uk
kids tucked into their lunch
by ice creams
weather was not good, but Will was determined to get
the canoes out. Here they are at Nore Barn
had a go in the canoe with Will
was OK on his own
was a brave girl and decided to go for a swim. 'It's
lovely in here'
IN EMSWORTH - 6 April 2012
Lola and her Mum spent
the day with us in Emsworth on their way to see Peter
and Julia and the girls on the Isle of Wight.
went for a walk onto Brook Meadow to play Pooh sticks
in the river
stick keeps getting stuck
I can see a rare bird!
tries to get to grips with Lisa's
much better, Lola
finally, Lola and Lisa show off their skipping
DINNER - 5 April 2012
Jean and I were
invited to a special dinner of a triple-decked fish
pie, cooked by Lisa and her dad.
dinner Lisa gave a short piano recital to get us in
dinner was served
- 2 April 2012
Jean and I had a day's
outing to see Pete and Julia and the girls in their
new home in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
we are in their garden which is looking very good and
lunch in Cowes and all went for a walk along the prom.
a sit down on the beach.
loses her straw inside the bottle
girls collected pebbles and sticks. Here is a nice
a look at the new allotment. Lily got to work right
is a view of the house from the allotment
- 25 March 2012
Jean and I went over
to see Mary, George and Lola at Kingston. They were
all getting ready for Lola's 6th birthday party in the
local village hall the next day.
met them in Lewes and had lunch in Bill's cafe
at Kingston Lola showed us the two tiny chicks she had
for her birthday
just like summer and Lola loved the paddling
Mary was busy preparing for Lola's party with a bit of
help from her Mum
- 17 March 2012
Jean and I visited
Will and Rachel in their 'new' house for the first
time. And what a great house it is! The occasion was
Nell's 9th birthday celebrations - her special Lady
Gaga show. Danny, Karen, Lisa and Joe were also there.
Here are a few snaps
from our visit. Many thanks to Will and Rachel for
their hospitality and for letting us have their
in the conservatory
music room - that is Nells clarinet and Reggie's
sitting room - easily takes a full sized table tennis
the view from the front bedroom
Reggie and Lisa all took part in a 1km run. Here is
Reggie coming to the finishing line
with her 9th birthday cake and friends in their Lady
finale of the Lady Ga-Ga show
taking a bow at the end of the show. She won a prize
for the most improved dancer!
- 19 March 2012
On the way home Jean
and I stopped for a nostalgic walk around Jean's home
is Number 2 Abbey Close where Jean was brought up.
Looking very spruce too.
and Brian outside Keynsham Baptist Church almost 50
years after we were married there
here we are in the same place on August 13th
David and Miyuki have
produced a video on YouTube with a collection of
Derek's old photos.
There is also one of
David doing his manly stuff on his bike