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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Why Don't We Do This More Often?

Here we are (Calvin is the photographer) at the Hollywood Bowl in Bristol.  We had a great day, Its so good to get together we really WILL make more effort to do it again sooner.

Here I am showing everyone how its done, actually I bowled much better that I usually do or maybe it was just that Calvin was having a bad day an didn't thrash me .

Here is my big brother who did manage to thrash us on the second game!

Martha managed to get one of her balls over the bumper and stuck in the gutter!  I think she did very well and beat most of the boys on the first game but she had the bumpers so it didn't count.
Nobody really minded who won or lost on the day, we just had great fun.  Thanks everyone for being such great sports.

Here we all are at Franky and Benny's have our tea....eventually.  We were starving, but the food was delicious.
I'll start with Calvin for those of you who don't know who we all are:
Calvin, Gareth, Uncle Tim, Me, Aunty Wendy,  Jason,  Ross, Ryan and Martha 

Thanks to all of you for making it such a great day.

Still more Festive Fun

Christmas get together in Las Vegas.....oops.... sorry ....Bristol

You can see why I got confused!!

 Here is Mr Williams, our self elected tour guide and "camp" entertainer (I mean red coat in a sort of Butlins way!)  He kept the troops amused with his purple shoes, Spongebob shopping bag and loud shopping mall behavior.

Gareth really went to town on his outfit....

But Aunty Wendy had the same idea!!!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Maiden Voyage!

Martha was eager to take her new bike out on the road and didn't let the weather get in the way.  The snow had melted so she could now see the road and she donned waterproof trousers and coat and her wellies and she was ready to go!

She was a little nervous about the size of the bike so daddy removed the back reflector to allow the seat to go down another inch and let her toes touch the ground.  So with a little support at the beginning she was away.

She did a great job, even managed to turn around and ride back home without stopping or falling off.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Fantastic Day

Three very surprised children as we managed to keep their presents a secret this year.

Elder and Sister Crandall with their Carmarthen branch hoodies.


She did so well all day, but the cold got the better of her in the end and she went to bed dosed up with medicine.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Snow Angel

Martha has really enjoyed playing out in the snow.  She asked if she could make a snow angel yesterday but she was ready for school so I said no.  She made some lovely ones today instead.  They don't show up very well on a photo and I thought you'd rather see her anyway.

Snowy Days

I love the snow.......when I don't have to go anywhere or do anything!!!  The Christmas shopping is done, we have food and football was cancelled.
We have spent a lovely day at home today, we went for a winter walk before a big brunch, lunch thing.  We have no church tomorrow so another day of not having to worry about driving conditions or going out in the cold.

Some heating would be nice....the plumber is on the way!