Monday, January 1, 2018

Snowboarding Garmisch

Me and Jez sneaked off for a cheeky little snowboarding trip to Garmisch in Southern Germany...
Jezza boarding in the snow...
Our hotel with the church behind...
The mother of all Calzones!!!  Yum!
On the slopes above the town of Garmisch....
I met some friends...
Out in Garmisch.  The ice-skating rink....
More of the amazing local painted architecture...
Back on the slopes....the chairlifts were a bit snowy...
There were lots of cool tree lined routes...
This is a mythical creature from this area called a 'Wolperdinger'....They inhabit the local mountains...this one has been stuffed while still smoking his pipe!
Dinner....Had no idea what I'd get, but it was nice  :-)
Mooooooore snow...
Off into the powder....
Our last drink before driving back the airport.   Cheers...
Top trip :-)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Yule Yomp X

Today was the tenth edition of the fabulous Yule Yomp.  We started at Paul and Debs house.  Their family challenge was a dancing game on the Play Station....
It was a very wet and windy walk to the next house...Joe and Karen (clinging onto her umbrella!)
The challenge at Lyzz and Ro's house was a marshmallow race...and Joe won!  Fraser, George, Joe, Tory, Alice, Abbie and Lisa....
At Nat and Ray's house.  Seth, Fraser and Joe trying to resit the chocostrawberry creation....
Me and Simon at Lyzz and Ro's house.  What is he wearing?
Finn and his snake...
Simon and Tory's house.  The challenge here is for the adult to roll a Malteser down a tape measure into the kids mouth....3 metres!!!
Simon had a go :-)
Then the SWIM!!!!  Natalie has been swimming in the sea each day of December for charity.  This is the last one so she had some company: Debs, George, Tory, Abbie, Nat, Ro, Joe, Emma, Fraser, Indy and Rayner....
It was cooooooolllllllllld!!!!
Great Swim, Great Grub, Great Challenges....yet another Great Yomp.  HAPPY NEW YEAR :-)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Davies Visit

The Davies clan stopped in for a Christmas visit today...Lisa, Cadi, Mark, Joe, Rhys, Karen, Rebecca and Megan...
We went to Nicolino's for dinner :-)
Joe with his massive pudding!
The kids...
Great to see you guys....Merry Christmas...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Panto - Aladdin

We all went to the panto today....Aladdin at the Groundlings Theatre...
The expectant crowd....Lily, Mum, Iris, me, Lisa, Julia, Joe, Lola, and Mary.  Out of shot...Dad, George.
Lisa watching the action....Oh No She's Not!!!
Great fun....Happy Christmas :-)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017

Christmas Day.  Joe is waiting for Grandma and Papa to arrive so we can open the pressies...
Present opening in full swing...
Joe with his pile...
Dad, Lisa and Mum....
Karen cooked up an amazing Christmas Dinner....
Mum provided the 18 month old Christmas Pud and Dad was the fire starter....
We spent the evening playing games....PIT!
Merry Christmas All.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lyme Regis

Pre-Christmas trip down to Lyme for a few days....
The elves are working hard giving out the pressies...
Hurray...teddies and pyjamas...
We had a walk down into Lyme...
I played table tennis with Joe...
Karen, Gran and Lisa played pitch and putt....
Mucking about in the beach....anyone would think it was summer!
Joe tried to win his fortune in the arcades....
And a lovely pre-Christmas dinner.  Goose!   Thanks Gran :-)
Great little trip :-)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joe School Xmas Lunch

Joe had his school xmas lunch today...