Friday, March 20, 2020

Lisa Last Day at School

Lisa had her final day at school today.  Here she is with friends who always sat on 'The Bench'.
     Back row: Fred, Emma, Chay, Claire, Georgia
     Front row: Dan, Alice, Jacob, Hayley, Hannah, Freya
     In front of Bench: Ciara, Lisa
They all wrote their names on the bench (don't tell the teachers!)
And in her English class :-)
     Back Row: Hannah, Hayley, Jacob, Alice, Ciara, 
     Alicia, Mrs H, Eloise, Saki, Kieran
     Middle Row: Emily, Katie, Lisa, Emma, Jamie,
     Fred, Megan, Taylor, Maddie, Leo
     Front Row: Beth, Rosie, Freya
And the amazing Library Gang.  Lisa with her friends and the fantastic librarian.  They used the library as a social club :-) 
     Alice, Hayley, Jacob, Fred, Mrs F, Claire, Freya, Emma
     Chay, Lisa, Hannah, Georgia
Lisa and her friends signed each others shirts....
Despite Lisa's last ever day at secondary school being earlier than expected, because of the Coronavirus, she had a good last day.  Well done Lisa :-)

Lisa Art

Lisa had a practice art exam on her very last day at school.  She did some lino prints.  This one is muscles on paper...
This time Lisa used an old crisp packet. It is an environmental statement about food packaging...
 Apples...
And on an old apple bag..
Lisa said that despite being on her very last day she enjoyed her practice art exam.  Great work Lisa.

Joe Last Day at School

Joe has ridden past Papa's house everyday for the last 6 and a half years.  This could be the last time today.  Joe and Karen... 
Joe riding past.  He always gives Papa a wave....
This could be Joe's last day at Emsworth Primary School.  Last ever Friday football session...
There were only four in Joe's age group, but said he loved it, as he always does :-)
Maybe the last day of many that a Fellows child has gone to Emsworth Primary School.  Will, Danny, Mary, Pete, Lisa and Joe...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday MTB Ride

Simon, myself and Paul did usual Thursday night mountain bike ride.  Due to the Coronavirus we are social distancing.  2m apart at all times.  We took a beer up to the top of Kingley Vale...cheers...
It was supposed to be Simon's big 50th Birthday Party on Saturday.  The lads have clubbed together to buy him a pressie, so as the party is not happening we gave him the pressie on top of Kingley Vale.  Happy Birthday Si...
Cheers...
This is my attempt at a selfie...I think I need some practice :-)

Friday, March 13, 2020

Ralph's 50th

Me, Jimmer and Ralphie had a band practice, a few beers and a curry to celebrate Ralph's 50th birthday.  Happy Birthday mate and enjoy the guitar gizmo pressie thing...Rock On!
Due to the CV this turned out to be our last band practice and night out for a while.  Stay safe guys and see you on the other side.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lisa Gym Comp

Lisa took part in the Wendy Lewis Gymnastics Competition at Southbourne today.  She won the beam event, came third in Vault and won the Southbourne Gym Club Gymnast of the year award :-) 
The gymnasts waiting for their medals...
Lisa is one of the young coaches.  She was given some flowers :-)
First in the beam...
Well done Lisa...

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Various Stuff

Lisa and Joe mucking about in the kitchen...
World Book day.  Joe went as Tom Gates...
I made some diner style hash browns, like I had in America at half term...yum...
Me, Jimmer and Joe stopped in the famous Shirin's Keebab House in Portsmouth after watching Pompey beat Rochdale 3v0....
Simon and Joe watching Pompey play Arsenal in FA Cup.  Arsenal won 2v0.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tahoe with Ralphie

Me and Ralph went out to visit Richie, Parminder and their kids for half term... Me, Richie and Ralph out on the slopes...
Richie and Parminder's house in Truckee...
Ralphie looking down at Lake Tahoe...
We always seemed to be the last ones off the slopes :-)
Fabulous Pizza with Richie and Milly :-)   How much Pizza!!!
Up at the top of Squaw Mountain...
Despite being President's Day Weekend, it didn't seem to be too busy :-)
Ralph doing the morning coffee...
Amazing sunset!!!     (Actually it's Goggle Cam ;-)
A well deserved beer after a tough day on the slopes....
Homewood is still a big favourite.  Great views over the lake...
Ralph with the moody light at the end of another day...
Truckee is an old railway town.....
Coffee& is a fantastic diner in Truckee that Richie introduced us too for breakfast...
Breakfast with Ralphie, Jess, Richie and Parminder...
Thanks guys, what a great trip!  See you again soon...

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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.... :-)