Sanna and I spent 3 weeks in Sussex with my parents for the 2014 Christmas break. Here are some of the best photos. They might be in a bit of a random order.
This is Christmas day 2014 with all the Bedford family unwrapping their presents., Here’s my old Nan unwrapping a pressie.Father Christmas’s here with my mum.
Christmas day dinner with 13 of us for dinner.I visited my old friend Mark Akky on boxing day at his house in Felpham, he must have the 4 most well behaved kids I’ve ever met.
The Tea Pot I gave my mum for Christmas and some good quality Twinning’s tea from the Twining’s shop and museum we visited in London.
I visited my old College in Chichester where I studied Computing for 4 years to do some reminiscing. On the wall I found where I scratched in words.
“Kickass Rulez” Mu old name in Doom and Quake was ‘Kickass’.
”MT is GOD” MT was my old friend Mike Thompson.
”Rumsey is a poof” me taking the piss out of old friend Paul Rumsey.Sanna and I made Jamie Oliver’s big Turkey Wellington again this year like we did for her family last year. It was a great success again and I think came out even better than last year.
Nicki, Katie and Sanna, having a good chat over a cuppa.
Sanna, Dad and mum in Portsmouth seafront as we took a walk along the ‘Millennium walk’ to Portsmouth’s Gun Warf for shopping.
Exploring Portsmouth’s old round fort on the ‘Millennium walk’.
A small harbour in Portsmouth’s gun Warf area, I would think this would be a lovely place to live, but the houses would be expensive.
On board the HMS Warrior for a Black tie dinner event.
Cornish Sharps Doom Bar Ale, a very good beer.
Before dinner on the old HMS Warrior for dinner.All the old tables were set for dinner for the ‘Victorian Christmas; dinner event.
Sanna enjoying her food as always
We were free to explore the depths of the HMS Warrior whilst on board, this photo is of Sanna in the engine room level in the base of the old ship.
Above ship on the main deck, a lovely photo but it was around 0 degree’s when I took this photo, so it felt REALLY cold.
Joining dad and Grandad in the Nags head in Chichester before the annual Christmas wheelbarrow club event.
The annual event which goes back hundreds of years, the local people dress up in silly clothes and take some presents to the old peoples homes in return for some mulled wine and mince pies.T
There was no sensible answer given to why this guy had a large rocket?
As part of the tradition of the event, Father Christmas pushing the mayor of Chichester in a very old wooden wheelbarrow being joined by traditional Morris dancers. No one really knows how all this started but its over 100 years old.
Sanna trying to make a phone call at the Black Rabbit pub in Arundel.
Another great English Ale, this one called Cocker Hoop.
My nanny Bedford enjoying her TV quiz shows in my parents living.
My dads alcohol cabinet, full of all kinds of drinks from all over the world.
Visiting my old friend Claire from Bognor Regis for the day, I said she looks similar to the bear
I hit this Black boxer in the face with my plastic bag to take him down.
Sanna with Nicki’s little Harry.
Me Sanna went for a chilly English countryside walk in Slindon with Nicki and baby Harry,
Sanna doing a lot of chilling out time at the family kitchen table to chill out from Cousin Jacks.
My dad and Sanna looking for a drink for Sanna from the alcohol cabinet.
My grandad bought a special Christmas festive jumper for Christmas day.
Father Christmas (my dad dressed up) came toot see the children on Christmas day. Little Katie was scared until after 1 minute she released it was my dad and started saying “Grandad that you”.
Presents giving time with Father Christmas on Christmas day.