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!