See Danny's blog
for more family photos . . . http://www.dannykarenlisajoe.blogspot.com/
Lisa also has her own
blog . . . www.lisafellows.blogspot.co.uk
. . . .
Mary serving up
Jean's apple pie to keen customers
TREAT - Saturday January 27 2018
This was the
day of Mary's Christmas treat for the whole family -
tickets at Chichester Festival Theatre for 'Jungle
Book'. Everyone was present except for Jean who could
not sit down due to sciatica from the plane journey
from Canada and Freddy, who had more pressing
engagements as a calcitrant adolescent! Present were
Mary, George, Lola, Pete, Julia, Lily, Iris, Danny,
Karen, Lisa, Joe, Will, Rachel, Nell, Reggie and me
(Brian). Before the theatre show, Mary organised a
spendid lunch for us all . Danny, Pete and Joe had
gone to the football at Fratton Park but joined us
later at the theatre.
Iris, Lola and Lily
have theirs on the coffee table
The girls really
enjoyed playing with my collection of fidget spinners
and managed to get all 60 odd of them going at the
same time on the big table - so pretty and colourful.
Here is a short
video clip on YouTube of the spinners all going .
. . https://youtu.be/ZbBGcsAoi3E
Iris balancing a
mini spinner on her nose.
We all enjoyed a
lively and colourful rendering of 'Jungle Book' at the
theatre though I think we all missed the familiar
Disney tunes. Everyone tucked into ice creams during
We assembled in the
foyer at the end of the show with Joe was prominent as
usual in his Pompey shirt. Everyone came back to
Emsworth, except for Mary, George and Lola who
returned to Lewes where they are house-sitting.
Next morning some of
us went for a walk in park mainly to get some energy
off the kids. They played on the skateboard park,
where Joe and Reggie drove their remote control cars.
Here is a short video
clip on YouTube of the skateboard activity . . .
Reggie, Lily, Joe and
Iris had a bit of a rumble
Jean cooked eggs and
bacon for Will and the kids, great smells from the
A final goodbye as
Joe, Danny, Pete, Lily, Iris and Julia left for
Thanks to Mary for organising such a great family get
- 20 January 2018
On January 12,
we had a phone call from Helen to say that Glenys had
been diagnosed with liver cancer and was in hospital
in Pointe Claire. It proved to be terminal and Glenys
was admitted into a local hospice for palliative care
- she had refused chemotherapy, etc. Mary booked air
tickets for herself and Jean to travel over to Canada
on Jan 17. Jane, Helen and David were also present as
well as Dai and Myuki. Glenys was treated very kindly
in the hospice and was so happy to end her life in
such a attractive and comfortable surroundings with
the family around her. She died at 5am Canada time on
Saturday, January 20. Here are a few photos of Glenys
with the family taken on the day before she died.
I have created a
special web page with a selection of photos of Glenys
with Jean and other members of the family.
Go to . . .
For photos from 2017 go to . . . Family
for all years . . .