See also Danny's blog for lots more family photos
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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - 25-28 December
Hallo folks. Here are
a few photos from our family Christmas. A very
enjoyable and successful occasion. We managed to get
all 18 members of the Fellows clan together yet again
which was a great achievement.
pre-Christmas lunch at Stansted cafe with mulled
Jean and I were
invited over to Cowes by Peter and Julia to spend
Chrismas Day with them.
is Iris playing one of her pieces on the piano for
lunch on Christmas Day we enjoyed a walk in the
sunshine in the cemetery
and daughter walking in the cemetery
last it's time for the presents
and Iris teach Jean how to play Dobble. They are too
dinner with turkey and just about every vegetable you
can think of
Boxing Day the lads went down to Fratton Park for
Pompey v Wimbledon. We lost!
and Joe get their programmes outside the ground
were all happy before the game
that evening the girls put on a show for us at Danny
and Karen's place
is the first of two family group photos
round of present opening
following day everyone trouped round to 11 Bridge Road
enjoyed their ice creams
is the second family group photo - a better one
went to see Cinderella panto at the Groundlings
theatre in Portsmouth
The kids all sat on one table
adults table. Note the coats as it was chilly in
nervous Lisa was invited on stage to sing with
she was brilliant!
and Julia cooked a fine Spanish stew for dinner
traditional family calendar from Will was much
appreciated as always
. . .
and not to forget the new addition to the family Dinky
the dog going for a walk
and Papa in Row E before the game
- 22 November 2014
remember the last time I went to Fratton Park to see
Pompey play. However, when Danny said the seat next to
them was free I just fancied going. And what a good
decision it was. It was a great game, end to end
excitement and to top it all Pompey won 3-0 against
Morecombe. I am so pleased I went. I would have hated
to have missed that one. I will have to go more often!
teams come onto the pitch at the start of the
us - photo kindly taken by a lady in the row
players applauding the fans at the end of the
NEW DOG - 16 November 2014
Mary and Lola
paid us a visit on the Sunday for lunch. They brought
with them their new female dog which they have named
Dinky. It's a cross breed with a poodle called a
'Snoodle'. It's only small and rather pretty. She had
a good wander around our house and garden and Lola
even gave it a foot bath!
LILY AND IRIS
- 15 November 2014
and Iris popped in briefly to see us on their way to
London. The girls were lively as usual. They had a
little play with some new toys that are the current
with the girls outside 11 Bridge Road
Jean, Lisa, Lily and Iris looking out for Pete and
SOUTH RUN - 26 October 2014
Julia took part in the Great South Run today. This is
an annual 10 mile run through the streets of
Portsmouth which attracted over 25,000 entries! Pete
and Julia stayed overnight with us in Emsworth with
the girls so they could make an early start. We went
down to Portsmouth Harbour on the train with Lily and
Iris where we met Karen and Lisa. We watched an
astonishing mass of runners pass by in waves along the
road, and finally spotted first Pete and then Julia.
Both got a well deserved medal at the end of the run
and were pleased with their times: Pete 1 hour 28 mins
and Julia 1 hour 31 mins.
comes Pete, but I missed getting a photo of Julia as
she went past too quickly!
celebrated their great run with a snack in the
FOOTBALL PRACTICE - 19 October
Here are a few photos
from the regular Sunday morning kids football practice
in Emsworth Recreation Ground. The sessions which must
have been going for a couple of years, are organised
by Danny and friend Simon as a semi-serious fun
football skills pactice for youngsters. It is such a
great idea and the kids really love it - as do the
parents. I think the photos were taken during the kids
vs parents game which I think ended up 6-6.
got the ball?
pass is intercepted by Joe
on, Ref. That was a good goal!
- 11 October 2014
Jean and Brian went
over to Lewes where we paid a short visit to Mary's
new shop - 'not just a sweet shop'! The new shop was
in the same building as the old one, but had an
outside door to the street and an outlook. It was
packed with colourful and attractive goods, mostly
made by Mary herself. Mary drove us out to
Glyndebourne for my special birthday treat - 'La
Traviata'. It was a great experience.
shop from the outside. A very wet day!
shop from the inside - what a transformation!
with Dani in the studio
posing with the necklace made by Barbara our
we are outside Glynndebourne house. Note: I have a tie
is the house showing the new pathway and kitchen-diner
extension at the side
- 26-28 September 2014
Jean and Brian
were invited to spend the weekend at the home of Will
and Rachel at Amberley in Gloucestershire. Will very
kindly drove us to and from Emsworth. They also
vacated their bedroom for us which was very generous
We spent Saturday
morning in Stroud market which is really quite
exceptional for fruit and vegetables and a whole range
of food products. In the afternoon, Will, Freddy,
Reggie and Brian went over to see Forest Green Rovers.
Sadly they lost 2-1 to top of the table Barnet to a
last minute goal, but it was a good exciting game.
Jean stayed home to bake cakes with Nell.
entertained us at various times with her gymnastics
helped Reggie with his
On Sunday we all went
over to Cirencester College (where Freddy is now a
student) for the 10km race with Freddy and Rachel
taking part. The race went through the magnificent
Bathhurst estate. We watched the leading runners come
through the woods, including Freddy, who finished in a
very creditable 40 mins 22 secs, 37th out of about 500
that started the race.
Freddy is getting some encouragement from Nell
are Freddy's race statistics for the geeks among
is Rachel finishing in a good time too - below her
target of 50 mins
done both, though Freddy really really would have
liked to get under 40 mins.
was not going to be left out of the limelight!
discussing the race with Grandma.
On Sunday afternoon
Will took us over to the Lypiatt estate which is
normally closed to the public, but was open today for
the 'Five Valleys Walk'. Here is Lypiatt House with
some of the sculptures of Lynn Chadwick whose family
owns the estate.
which one is not a Chadwick creation?
ON BROOK MEADOW - 21 September 2014
recent clearance of the Seagull Lane patch by the
Brook Meadow Conservation Group, Jean and Brian were
able to inspect the two Oak saplings that they planted
as part of the Jubilee planting on Brook Meadow in
March 2012. Previously the trees had been largely
hidden among the burgeoning vegetation. Both trees had
been donated to Brook Meadow by the local WI. The tree
Brian planted was already well established in a pot
before planting. Jean's tree was just a whip,
apparently grown from an acorn from a Royal estate. We
were pleased to see that both trees were progressing
well. Although still small, Jean's tree looks
Mary Fagan congratulating Brian on the award of the
AWARDS CEREMONY - Winchester 3 September 2014
Jean and Brian
attended the ceremony for the award of Brian's British
Empire Medal for 'Contribution to nature conservation
took place at Serle's House in Winchester. There were
five other people there to receive BEM awards,
including a a 91 year old boxing coach from
Portsmouth! The medals were presented by Dame Mary
Fagan who was representing the Queen (as she kept
telling us). She gave a little speech before each
presentation and a photographer took photos. It was
almost like talking to the Queen! Refreshments were
served at the end of the ceremony.
group photo of all six people receiving awards with
Dame Mary Fagan and two army cadets
and Brian immediately after the
- 7 September 2014
Jean and Brian spent a
nice afternoon at Singleton with Mary and Lola. George
was doing a longbow course as a birthday present. We
weren't allowed onto the field where George was doing
his stuff, but watched from a distance.
Brian managed to get a
bit closer for this photo. Can you pick out
While George was
arrowing, we went around the museum.
Here we are having a go at putting together a rather
that used to be used in timber building
Lola had a go at
hoop-la despite her broken arm!
We all had a nice
picnic on the grass with George
earlier photos go to . . . Family
photos 2014 January to August