Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Biking Germany

We had a planned a lads snowboarding trip over to Germany for New Year, but there was no snow, so it became a mountain biking trip....Simon, Jezza, Geoff and Me...
We hired bikes, bought a map and set off into the mountains...
The Fantastic Four disappearing into the mist...
Me, Geoff and Simon used Electric Assisted Mountain bikes.  They were brilliant!  Jez said it was cheating and used his standard bike.  Here's my trusty steed in the foothills of the Harz Mountains...
Not lost....just working it out :-)
We found some awesome cake for lunch....
The cute German town of Nordenau.  I think Jez might have spotted another cake shop...
We celebrated a great days biking with a 'beer tube' of Krombacher.  Geoff was our barman...
The next day it was a tad colder.  That is Simon under all that plastic :-)
More great trails through the mountains...
We found the one bit of snow that exists in Winterberg....'From the frige!!!!!'
 Winterberg on New Year's Eve!  Plenty of booze, lots of laughs, europop and mental fireworks...
Prost!!!
What a awesome trip.  Cheers Guys and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Fellows Family Day

The whole Fellows clan descended on Emsworth today for a fabulous festive family get-together...Dad's Photo...
Mary and George cooked up three fantastic curry's and Will and Rachel brought the puds. Nell provided the chocolate log. It was an epic feast....
 Pete and Will....
Reggie hypnotised by the burning Christmas pud...
Brilliant to see everyone....

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Yule Yomp XIII

Today was the 8th annual food and drink marathon which is the Yule Yomp....The map was produced by Lisa this year :-)
This year's yompers...Finn, Ben, Chalkie, Rayner, Natalie, Seth, Emma, Tory, Geroge, Lyzz, Amelie, Geoff, Joe, Karen, Lisa, Danny, Abbie, Simon, Roland, Rosie, Fraser.  Also on the Yomp, but not in the photo...Giles, Carolyn, Lily, Gus, Indy, Alice.
We started at Rayner and Nat's house in Maismore Gardens and then walked along a wet and windy beach towards Simon and Tory's...
Next it was our house.  Seth and Joe waiting for Ben to finish on the drums...
We fed the kids marshmallows and chocolate sauce....with predictable consequences....
The adults hid on the patio....
They are still trying to get Ben off that drum kit....he's loving it :-)  I think I know what he'll be wanting for his next birthday....
Round the Slipper Pond towards Geoff's...
Ro, Giles, Simon and Ben in jolly mood...
After Geoff's it was on the Giles and Carolyn's house where Gus's hoverboard proved very popular with the kids....Lisa and Finn....
And the big kids....Simon and Geoff... :-)
Finally on to Roland and Lyzz's house...
Fantastic cocktails, quiz questions and BBQed spuds were the order of the day at the Plumbs....
What a great Yomp.  Looking forward to the next one already :-)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Man City v Sunderland

One of Joe Christmas presents was a trip to the Ethiad Stadium to see Man City play Sunderland on Boxing Day.  A lady from the club took our photo outside the ground....
We had arranged to meet Joe's friend Stan and his parents Ian, Sue and Ian's Dad at the stadium.  Joe and Stan posing...
I'm don't think Joe really believes that he is at the Ethiad watching Man City....
Man City score three in the first half.  The second by Yaya Toure.  See the video here...
Kevin de Bruyne was the star of the show....
Ian's Dad, Ian, Stan, Sue and Joe....
Man City were much too good for Sunderland...
What a brilliant trip......Blue Moooooon :-)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day - Emsworth

!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!
Iris, Lily, Lisa and Joe waiting patiently(ish) to give the presents out.
The elves at work....
Present carnage....
Santa Papa and Grandma...
Post present TV watching....
Lisa trying out her new stilts....made by her dad....hope they don't break :-)
Joe trying out his new bike...
We went round to Grandma's for a fantastic Christmas lunch cooked up by Pete and Julia....
What a feast :-)
And of course the usual Fellows tradition of terrifying Grandma by turning the Christmas pud into a tower inferno!!!
Merry Christmas everybody...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Xmas Eve in the Sussex

We went for lunch in the Sussex Brewery with Geoff and Travis.  A few others turned up for a drink later.  Geoff looks very happy :-)
The kids are happy too....without a tablet in sight!
And the sausages were very yummy...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Spinnaker Tower and more

We had a day down in Old Portsmouth today.  First it was up the Spinnaker Tower...
Cartwheels on the glass floor!
Joe checking out the Warrior.  It is the first clear day in ages :-)
Lunch in Cafe Rogue....yum....
We popped into the Aspects Gallery....
Joe did a bit of shopping.....coooool dude!
In the dockyard we went to the new 'Boat House 4'.  Lisa and Joe made some rope...
My beautiful wife loves having her photo taken...
Then Action Stations.  Lisa climbing...
Joe shooting the biggest gun he could find!!!! Boys!
What a great day :-)