Dable Stuff

A series of incidents involving the Dables and their associates

Antonia’s 50th, Austria 2015, Mother’s Day & Miles’ 17th

Posted by dablefamily on March 15, 2015

Today, Sun 15th March is the final day of a fortnight of festivities to mark Antonia’s 50th. At the end of Feb Antonia got a bunch of ladyfriends together for a spa day at the Malvern Spa, and we followed that up with a hell of a party at the West Malvern Social Club on Sat 27th. Tyler Massey and the Wrens performed, many were attired in 60s and 70s garb, Bellini’s were quaffed, and a damn good thrash it was too! So good that the photos are not suitable for family consumption, and so won’t appear here. The photos from this week’s ski trip to Soll in Austria are suitable for general consumption, and you can see them here. We stayed at the Postwirt, which was lovely, apart from the overzealous enforcement of the restaurant footwear rules by one or two members of staff. Oh well, if folk didn’t follow the rules it wouldn’t be Austria. It would be France ;)  The spa was great, the Weissbier slipped down, and some members of the party enjoyed the fact that Austria still allows indoor smoking! The skiing was great too. March is the latest we’ve ever skied. We had new snow midweek, which was welcome as the snow machines don’t run in Austria after the end of February, so that the slopes clear of snow quicker at the end of the season. On sunny days the snow would get a bit slushy at the end of the day. But their were no queues at the lifts, and the slopes were empty at times. This video gives you a good view of the red 43 run, one of our favourites. Many thanks are to Granny & Grandad, and Vron for looking after Cordi, who skied with the school at half term, while we were away!

And now it’s Sun 15th: Miles 17th birthday, and Mother’s Day. We’ll round it all off with a trip to the cinema, and some steak for dinner…

Late addition: two clips of Antonia skiing

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Harlech & Snowdon

Posted by dablefamily on August 30, 2014

We had a lovely three days in Harlech at Mo’s house the other week. Thanks Mo! Just the two of us walking on the hills round Harlech, eating cream teas, exploring Harlech Castle, and hiking up Snowdon. I’ve been experimenting with video editing in Windows Movie Maker, and here’s the resulting video of our trek up Snowdon.

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Nov 2013 – Mar 2014

Posted by dablefamily on March 17, 2014

Here’s a bunch of photos I took on phone between Nov 2013, a shopping trip to Brum, and Mar 2014, Miles 16th birthday. Also in there is skiing in the French Pyrenees, A Christmas trip into London, Christmas dinner, and some walks on the Malvern Hills.

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The day before the big day

Posted by dablefamily on August 12, 2013

The day before the wedding, Fri 26 Jul, many of Antonia’s family arrived at Yew Tree House to gather and help out. There are some pictures here. Many, many thanks to Fiona and Kane for preparing the spread for the choir on the morning of the wedding, and getting it to the church too so that the choir could enjoy some drinks and bitings after performing.

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Goodrich Castle, Cordi’s 12th birthday, and Aussies at New Road

Posted by dablefamily on July 7, 2013

Been oh so busy lately, so apologies for the lack of posts. Here’s a new photo album on google, with pictures of walks on the Hills, Cordi’s 12th Birthday outing to West Mids Safari Park, the new Clearview fire in the front room, and the Aussie touring side at New Road in the final tour fixture before the first test at Trent Bridge.

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On the hills

Posted by dablefamily on January 27, 2013

When we walk on the hills, it’s usually the Malvern Hills. But this afternoon the sunny mild weather encouraged us to pop down to Cheltenham where we rounded up our old friend Vron, as well as Julian and Anya for a walk on the hills round Cheltenham. Here’s pics of Vron and Antonia, Anya & Julian, and everybody.

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Snow in Hanley Swan

Posted by dablefamily on January 21, 2013

After an initial blanket of snow we’ve had intermittent light snow falls. There was still enough for Cordi and Grace from next door to build a snowman.

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Edmund is 18 !

Posted by dablefamily on January 20, 2013

Yesterday, Sat 19 Jan, was Edmund’s 18th birthday. We celebrated with a cooked breakfast and some presents, some of them even mathematical presents. Then went into Worcester for lunch at Pizza Express. And then we went to the cinema to see The Impossible. But there are more festivities for friends and family to come…

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Posted by dablefamily on April 23, 2012

A few weeks back Miles went over to Toledo to stay with his Spanish exchange student Javier. Now Javier is with us in Hanley Swan, and is getting his first taste of English life. Here are some links to pictures of a day trip to Oxford, a walk up the Worcestershire Beacon, a cooked breakfast with HP sauce, and roast dinner. We forced Javier to drink tea – he seemed to like it!  And he went for a drive round the hills.

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B&B bookings web site

Posted by dablefamily on April 20, 2012

The online B&B booking site is taking shape – thanks to Antonia’s efforts, and the very cool eviivo system…

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