Sunday, February 9, 2020

Muddy Joe

Storm Ciara came through today with 70 mph winds and huge downpours.  Joe's football match was called off, but it didn't stop him :-)

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Alien in a Postbox

Joe's latest pottery creation... Alien in a Postbox.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Stansted Walk

We had a nice walk up at Stansted with Rayner and the kids.... The Fellows....
The kids found a horse to stroke.  Karen and Rayner looking for birds in the background... 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Man City and Stanage

Joe and Seth both had a trip to see Manchester City for Christmas...
We met Rayner and Seth in Manchester and headed for the Stadium...
At the training ground we watched Man City U16s v Reading U16s.....one day boys? :-) 
Before the game Man City do a Family Play Session in their indoor training area...
Joe and Seth in the Zorb Football...
Wipeout!!!
Checking out the trophies... FA Cup, Premier League and League Cup.  They are all the reall trophies lifted by Man City last season.....no touching :-) 
Ready for the big game...
Man City vs Crystal Palace...
Man City were all over Palace, but Palace scored first.  Aguero scored twice for City towards the end, but unbelievably Palace equalised right at the end. Crazy game...
We met Nat and the kids in the This n That Cafe in Manchester.  Suggestion from Pete.  It was kush...
Next day we all stopped at Stanage Edge for a walk and a bit of climbing.... 
Joe checking out the view...
And scaring his dad!
Joe and Seth working out a climbing route...
Great end to a very nice trip up Norf.... :-)

Monday, December 30, 2019

Xmas Bike Ride

We had a Christmas bike ride over to Chichester and back today.  The weather was beautiful.  We stopped for a welcome pint in the Crown and Anchor at Dell Quay...cheers...
Round the shoreline towards Chichester...
Rest stop under a beautiful old oak tree...
We stopped in the cafe at Chichester Marina, and rode along the canal to the Richmond Arms.  Then up the Centurian Way towards Lavant....
Final stop in the Horse and Groom at East Ashling....
Before out final stop at the Woodmancote :-)  Great ride lads.  Here's to many more in 2020.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Yule Yomp 2019

It's the Yule Yomp 2019 :-)
The route:
House 1: Paul and Debs.  Coffee & cake and Beer Pong...Go Tory...
House 2: Chalkie and Emma.  Some very nice craft beer, super soup and a tough movie quiz :-)
House 3: Rayner and Natalie. Awesome pasties and welly boot throwing...
Santa and his eleves scoffing pasties and drinking mulled cider... 
Going for the scatter gun approach on the welly boot throwing :-)
We walked round the pond....
And through Brook Meadow.  Joe is dressed for the weather as usual!
House 4: Lyz. Yummy hot dogs, fizzy gin and tearing paper shapes....behind your back!
Going crazy outside the Mill in Lumley :-)
It's a bit soggy round Lumley.  Joe is in disguise!
House 5: Giles and Roland.  A bit of rest and recuperation and a welcome drink :-) 
House 6: Danny and Karen. Naughty Nachos and the 'Who am I' quiz.
Some bloke in shorts reading out the answers...
House 7: The last house. Simon and Tory. Chilli, drinks and lots of fun and games :-) 
Another great yomp.  Cheers guys...  Happy New Year :-)

Friday, December 27, 2019

Xmas Footy Tournament

Xmas Footy Tournament:
Back: Chris White, Pete Fellows, Clive Dungar, Steve Murray, Simon Oiller, Lee Farndell, Sean Curtis, Jack Veness, Steve Minay, Tommy Veness,  Paul Veness.
Front: Dom Harland-Jones, Harvey Lawrence, Mark Lawrence, Jez Bullen, Danny Fellows, james Laycock and Gus Usher.  Not pictured: Jamie Cole, Roland Plumb.
Four close games with the Blues coming out on top :-) Great fun...cheers everyone.