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MARY'S SHOP - December 2016
At the end of the year
Mary closed her shop in the Needlemakers in Lewes for
good. All went well, with help from Peter, George and
others, to move the stuff to her new studio
The shop still
going in full swing before Christmas
And then the final
closing down sale.
Joe and Lisa
waiting to open the presents
- 25 December 2016
Karen invited Jean and me for Christmas day. We opened
the presents and then had a splendid turkey roast with
all the veg to go with it cooked by Karen.
Danny opened a bottle
of Champagne to celebrate
The Xmas pudding was
Danny and Joe playing
on Joe's special present
Finally, here are Iris
and Lily with the new family Fellows calender for 2017
created as usual with great skill by William. The
first one was for 2006. Does any one still have that
one? I have everyone one except for the first.
- 24 December 2016
Karen invited Jean and me for Christmas Eve lunch in
Flintstone's cafe in Emsworth, a place we all know
well and love for its friendly atmosphere and good
PS Pete bought a new
car. He says the girls 'dig it'.
ISLE OF WIGHT
- 21-23 December 2016
Jean and I
spent a couple of days over on the Island to see Pete,
Julia and the girls and to take the Christmas
presents. We were interested to see 16 Fellows Road
newly painted blue and white (almost Pompey colours!).
This is a view of the
back of the house and garden
I went over to the
allotment with Pete and Iris
We had a walk down to
Cowes beach where Pete and the girls
skimmed stones over the calm sea
Pete took us over to
have a look at Branston Farm
where his new 'Down to the Coast' project offices are
Yes, it is a real farm
with cattle, pigs, goats, etc
and sheep. Pete's
office block is the white building at the back
We all had a walk
along the prom at Sandown
and went onto the
beach to look for dinosaur bones!
Pete got a selfie of
On the final morning
we had a walk through the cemetery.
We found a new
memorial to people killed in air raids in Cowes during
the 2nd World War
They included Harold Fellows whose grave is
Here we are resting
near the natural burial ground
and her friend Louis ensconced in their 'den playing
VISIT TO KINGSTON AND
LEWES - 18 December 2016
Jean and I
visited Mary, George and Lola at Kingston to take
their Christmas presents and have a last look at
Mary's shop in Lewes before she moves out in the New
cooked up a fine dinner which we all
of Mary's shop, crammed with beautiful and fascinating
BIRTHDAY - 4 November 2016
We gathered at
23 Church Path for Danny's birthday celebration. Karen
cooked a really nice dinner of duck with sweet sauce,
rice and beans, followed by chocolate cake with
and opens presents . .
SOUTH RUN - PETER'S 46th BIRTHDAY - 23 October
Pete and Julia
took part in the Great South Run in Portsmouth. Jean,
Lily, Iris and I went down to watch, though the
runners go past in such huge numbers and at such speed
that this is always difficult. We did see them go
past, but I did not get a photo.
on Emsworth Station for the train to Portsmouth
for the runners
finishes with a medal
When Pete and Julia
got back from Portsmouth Danny, Karen, Lisa and Joe
came round to watch him open his presents. Mary's was
the most mysterious one, stored in the shed at her
request. The huge box contained a selection of eastern
vegetables, fruits, spices, etc.
He also had a coffee
making machine and a spade
Jean made a lovely
cake with candles and we sang Happy Birthday and all
had a piece.
Pete took the remainder home with him.
Will and Rachel
prepared an excellent selection of food for dinner
FOR NELL'S SHOW - 8-9 OCTOBER 2016
We had a
gathering of the Fellows clan at Will and Rachel's
place at Amberley to attend the Saturday evening
performance of 'Grease' at Dursley Theatre starring
our own Nell as Frenchie. It was a lively and
thoroughly enjoyable show by the youth section of the
theatre and we all commended Nell on her performance.
Here are a few photos taken over the weekend. Thanks
to Will and Rachel for their hospitality.
followed by a
Lisa had a ride around
the kitchen on their new folding bike
while others watched
Rocky the tortoise in wrapped admiration
Wating for the show in
Thanks to Bridget for
sneaking this photo of Nell on stage
Will and Rachel gave
up their bedroom for us with this wonderful view. Is
that Will running?
The star of the show
relaxing at breakfast
A selfie using my new
Will took us all for a
walk over the common before Sunday lunch
Will and Reggie had to
rescue the football from the cattle
Lunch for 20 of us in
the Black Horse pub
Jean and I enjoyed our
Back at the house the
kids worked off some energy
family arrived at the zoo at 12 noon. Here are the
early arrivals in the car park
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - 4 September 2016
family and friends gathered at Marwell Zoo to
celebrate the 80th birthdays of Jean and Brian (aka
Mum and Dad, Grandma and Papa). Brian had already had
his 80th on August 12th and Jean's was still to come
on September 13th, but who cares about dates. It was a
great day out for no less than 21 members of the
family and friends.
We spent the day going round the zoo and seeing some
of the magnificent animals. Then at 5pm we all went
into the Marwell Hotel right next door for the
celebration dinner. A special thanks to Mary for
organising the meal so splendidly. We all sat around
one table and the food and service were excellent.
Seven place mats were designed by each of the
grandchildren and Lisa made place labels for each
person. A lovely idea and we shall cherish them.
It was truly a wonderful day, the weather was fine and
the kids all enjoyed themsleves. Here are a few photos
I took during the day which explains why I am the only
person not represented! Shucks! That is the destiny of
had picnics that we brought with us
handing round the box of Celebration chocolates which
were very popular
gave each of the children £10 spending money.
Lisa looks shocked!
getting a hug from Freddy. Good to see Emma too!
walked around the Zoo in small
Giraffes were the biggest attraction.
the Tiger ran them a close
kids worked off their excess energy on the
a break for a cup of tea
we went over to the hotel for drinks before
with her lovely Oak chopping board. Maybe George would
like one of those?
the bar we all trouped into the dining room for
gets a hug from her eldest
birthday cakes made by Nell were a great
here are the table mats designed by the grandchildren
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and the place name labels from our family artist,
There is one missing! He must have taken his home.
I did not get any
photos of the dinner itself, though I did go round
everyone at the table to do a video. The video is now
on YouTube which you can see on the following link . .
and Lola showing their paddling skills
AT NORE BARN - 14 August 2016
Mary and Lola
came over for the weekend. On Sunday Danny took the
canoes down to Nore Barn just in time for high water
and the kids had a lovely time as shown in the photos.
Mary prepared a BBQ picnic on the beach.
went one step further, as he often
meanwhile enjoyed the
- 9 August 2016
previous visit on Thursday, Joe wanted to return to
the fairground on Hayling Island. So Danny, Joe and I
set off together. When we got there the fair was not
open, but the amusement arcade was and Joe really
loved that as much as the fair itself!
was a demon on the roulette wheel - three
could not believe it!
first target was the roller coaster. Danny braved it
had two goes on the dodgems, once with me once on his
- 4 August 2016
Jean and I
took Lisa and Joe down to Hayling Fair this morning.
We all loved it!
Just like Freddy used to.
also went on this car which he was not impressed
had a go at pilotting this pesky
both loved the helter skelter and had several
lunch in mind we caught the train along to
was pleased to discover a carriage with her
Eastoke we tucked into delicious fish and chips
sitting outside the Coastguard Cafe.
Her best ever fish and chipos, says Lisa!
to the fair on the train where Joe and I went on this
incredible roller coaster!
dead scary, but I survived.
This photo was taken by the fair ground during the
Jean and Lisa have a quiet ice cream overlooking a
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