The Smith's New Year 2013 started with a gathering at Catslide.
The guests arrive
Lunch is served, beef pie and chicken a la king pie
After lunch, the santas arrive
gifts are distributed
All hand knitted hats by Oma
New boiler suit for Ben, alas no chance to fix the boiler
Bathtime for the little ones
Ready for bed
Next morning, a new year
Much tea was drunk
TheSmiths 28 May party
Andrew's bicycle MUST be returned in the pristine state in which it was borrowed...without a puncture
The pop-up tent self assembles with consummate ease
Becky practises packing the pop-up tent, not as easy as taking it out
She gets plenty of un-informed and gratuitous advice
"What's the time Mr. Wolf?"
Katy's birthday cake, but can we light a candle in the wind?
TheSmiths at Winterton on sea
This summer, we rented a large house in Winterton on sea. Winterton was chosen as being 'mutually inconvenient' for all with the level of inconvenience being inversely proportional to the number of children. The house, Rose Bay suited us well as we wanted somewhere in walking distance of the beach and large enough to accommodate us under one roof with catering and dining facilities large enough for us to eat together en-famille.
Our party consisted of: Ben and Becky with daughters Maya and Janey, Matt and Tam with daughter Lana, Katy and Ant for the weekend and Rosemary's brother Nick, partner Amanda and Amanda's mother Joan commuting from Lowestoft to join us for a couple of days.
Links for Rose Bay and Winterton on sea
Wiki: Winterton on sea
Tumble through the dunes
All aboard the fitness train! whoo! whooo!!
Two little monkeys on the bed
Audry Hepburn in "Breakfast on the beach"
Mix the cake for daddy's birthday
Cakes ready, now to pick him up from the station
Happy birthday daddy!!!
In easy walking distance of the beach
Time for Oma's annual swim
But what is this?
Something is nipping Nick's foot. Rapid exit from the water
Oma nearly comes to a watery end
Amanda swims on regardless
The classic cartoon beach shot, Nick's crab damaged foot
Soon repaired with cream scone
This was the year that England won the ashes
Even without their best players