Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year at Amberley

We all went to Will and Rachel's for New Year.  Here's Lisa and Nell getting reaquainted...
Preeeeeesents.....
Will and Rachel....the hosts with the mosts :-)
Dad, Mum, Lisa and Gruffalo Joe...
Peter, Mary, Joe and Will...
Will and Rachel cooked up a fantastic New Years Eve meal in their fab new kitchen....
Lisa and Nell Cup Stacking race....
Fireworks!!!!
Joe, Lisa and Karen....
Peter braving the shorts...
The kids put on a brilliant New Year Variety Show.  Iris, Joe, Lisa, Lily, Reggie and Nell (out of shot)...
More cup stacking races...
The kids working hard to stay awake for midnight....
Joe and Nell boxing!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  A very wet New Years Day walk around Amberley...
A swift one in the Black Horse...
Peter took on Lisa and Nell at Cup Stacking.....and lost :-)
A brilliant New Year.  Great to see everyone and big thanks to Will and Rachel for putting us up and being such generous hosts...CHEERS!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Yule Yomp XI

Today was the Sixth Edition of the Yule Yomp...
The kids playing at Chalkie and Emma's house...
There was a small flood in the tunnel from the park.  Geoffer opted to carry Louise through the water on Travis's scooter.  What could possible go wrong???? :-)
Giles, Roland and Karen at the the Veness's...
Port and Wine at the Fellows Residence...
The kids playing Cup Stack Challenge...
Adult Cup Stack Challenge.  Carolyn was the Champion...
The Test - "Can you tell the difference between red wine and white wine chilled to the same temperature".  It's even more difficult when someone gives you two glasses of red!!!
The Yoof Centa : Tom, Indy, Jack, Lily and Ben...
We finally made it to Geoff's.  He put on a fantastic chilli and a barrel of Ballards Best.  Top job mate.  Here's Karen, Lisa, Carolyn, Tory and Debs thinking up the next film for Charades...
Yet another Brilliant Yule Yomp....looking forward to next year already.....Happy New Year.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Panto - Aladdin

We went to the Panto today with Mary, George and Lola. It was Aladdin at the Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth.  Here's Abananzar doing his evil stuff...booooooo...
I got dragged up on stage to stir the custard....
After the show the kids met Aladdin...
Lisa and Joe trying out the Groundlings Throne...
Great show....we'll be back next year :-)

New Fish Tank

Lisa and Joe had a Fish Tank for Christmas.  Today we went to choose the fish.
Lisa and Joe chose two fish each.  All Platys.  Clockwise : Glodie (Lisa's), Satsuma (Joe's), Dotty (Lisa's) and Black Patch (Joe's)...
They are doing well so far in their new home :-)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pompey v Dagenham

We took Joe and his Sunday morning football mates to see Pompey today, and they won!  Finn, Seth, George, Daniel, Joe and Robbie after the game...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

It's Christmas!!!
Lisa chilling with her stocking presents...
Helen and Gareth, and Mum and Dad joined us for Christmas Day.  Cheers....  
Dad conducted the traditional fire ceremony with the Christmas Pud...
Presents!!!  Lisa and Joe were the Elves....
Gareth showing Joe how to fly his new radio controlled helicopter...
Joe getting the hang of it...
A brilliant Christmas Day.........Merry Christmas.....

Monday, December 23, 2013

Lyme Pre-Christmas

We spent a few pre-Christmas days in Lyme Regis...Lisa, Cadi, Megan, Rhys and Joe...
Mark, Grandad, Rhys and Joe playing Ludo...
Making an Elf Yourself Film...
Merry Christmas...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rainy Christmas Ride

We had a Christmas Bike ride out to Hooksway today.....the wettest day of the year!!  Me, Geoff and Chalkie on top of Kingley Vale...
We stopped at a few pubs to dry off...Geoff, Chalkie and Simon in the Barley Mow...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lisa's Christmas Play

We went to see Lisa's Drama Club Christmas Play at school today.
Grandma, Karen, Lisa and Joe...
The play was all about the traditions of Christmas.  Lisa played a child who didn't want to give up her laptop to hear about the story of Christmas...
One of Lisa's speeches...
Hoooooray.....Great show :-)
Merry Christmas.