Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve

Peter, Julia, Lily and Iris came to stay for New Year. Last year they came to Seychelles, this year it was Emsworth! We had Christmas Day Number 2 on New Years Eve...
Joe and Iris shaking hands...
It was cold outside so Peter wore his favourite Christmas present...
Joe and Iris...
We saw the New Year in with a few beers, a game of Scattergories and Jules Holland...Happy New Year..

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Yule Yomp

The Yule Yomp was the brain child of Coal Exchange FC Social Guru Simon. The intrepid walkers all gathered at our house in Church Path at 11.30 for Port and Pizza. Then we walked cross country to six other houses. Food and drink was provided at each stop to keep our energy levels up!! Here's the route...Click on the map to make it larger....
The Yuletide Yompers. Back: Tory, Simon, Chalky, Emma, Scholes, Clare, Geoff, Caroline, Giles, Paul. Front: Indy, Lily, Travis, Jack, Tom, Gus & Ellie.
Extras....Harvey in the green coat. Me on the right. Also walking but not in this picture : Becs, Debs, Karen, Lisa & Joe.
We finally made it to Simon & Tory's house at about 7pm. Here are Lisa and Ellie making their way along Beach Road...
A fantastic day. Look forward to next year, and maybe even a summer version!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Christmas Dinner. Mum, Mary, George, Lola (hiding), Lisa, Dad, Karen (The Chef) & Baby Joe...
Me & Joe getting set for pressies...
Presents!!!
Lola and Lisa chillin out in front of Madagascar...
Princess Lisa making snowflakes...
Bed-time (very late!). Lisa in her Christmas PJs and Daddy's hat!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve walk down on the foreshore. Here's Lisa looking for treasure...
Joe, wondering what all the fuss is about...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lisa's Nativity

Lisa's class did their Nativity Play today. Lisa was a Shepherd (top left)...This song was about Santa getting stuck in the chimney...
It was a great show.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Joe 3 Months

Joe looking very happy with himself...just over 3 months...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Tree

Lisa decorated the Christmas Tree this year. Here she is getting started with the baubles....Almost finished....looking good...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Band Practise

I climbed behind a drum kit for the first time in many years today for my first band practise with 'Half-Life Crisis'. Here's Jimmer (rhythm axe and vocals) Gary (bass) and Ralph (lead axe) getting ready to Rock!!
Rock Stars at work!!!
The morning after. Lisa, Karen, Joe, Ralph and Jimmer recovering from a cracking night out. Scoffing fried egg bagels...yum...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Lisa meets Santa

We went to the Christmas Fair at Lisa's school today. The big event was meeting Santa. Lisa told Santa what she wants for Christmas so...'I won't have to write him a letter now!'

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lisa, Joe & Grandma

Joe and his Grandma.
Lisa doing some painting.
Lisa and Joe getting ready for bed...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Moon Venus Jupiter

We did some star gazing tonight. Venus can be seen just below the moon with Jupiter up and to the right.
Taken through my binoculars...not bad eh!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Drumming

We dusted the old drum kit off today. The loft makes a great practise room. Lisa's first ever go on a drum kit... I think she likes it...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Birthday

We had another bonfire and more fireworks on my birthday. It was a great night. Here's me and Lisa enjoying being out by the fire....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bonfire Party

Tonight was the night of our Bonfire Party. As is traditional it was a blend of Bonfire, Chilli, Beer and Fireworks. It was a great night. Here's Lisa sparklering... Everyone was mesmerised by the fire...
The fireworks were fantastic. Thanks for bringing such a brilliant selection!!!
By 10 o'clock it proved all too much for some...
Cheers for coming. Thanks for all the good wishes, cards and pressies. Great to see everyone. See you all again next year.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Kingston & Brighton

We went to visit Mary, George and Lola in Kingston today. Joe's looking forward to it...
Here's Lisa and Lola making Playdoh biscuits... Mary and Joe (not Joseph!)..We headed down to Brighton sea front. Here's Lisa on the pier.
They've got trampolines!!!!
Walking back along the pier in the sunset....who needs the Seychelles?
We stopped for dinner in the Fish Pond pub. I reckon Joe is eyeing up that pint!
Happy Days!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Builder's Bum

Me and Lisa went collecting firewood for our bonfire today. Here's Lisa dragging a pallet...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fossil Finding!

We went over to Charmouth this morning for a spot of fossil hunting. It was a beautiful sunny day. Here's Karen, Joe, Me & Lisa on the beach. Lisa playing in the waves...
AND....(thanks to Gran's hammer) we actually managed to find some fossils. These are ammonites were which swimming around about 100 million years ago!!!...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pecorama

Joe's first trip down to visit Gran in Lyme Regis. We took a trip over to Pecorama, near Beer. Here's Lisa waiting for a ride on the steam train...Looking for a way out of the maze...
Karen and Joe checking out the Moon Garden!
Lisa was transfixed by the magician, and queued after the performance for a ballon animal of her choice....she chose a flower!