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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Our Bridlington Holiday

Despite the weather, we had a wonderful time on our recent mini holiday to Bridlington! Me and Lewis and Kath set off to a beautiful cottage (barn conversion) in Sewerby, near Bridlington, on the East Yorkshire coast. Our cottage was wonderful, fully equipped with everything we could possibly need, very pretty and tasteful, and very warm, considering it was really really cold outside! On Monday we went into Bridlington town centre for a wander around, and to walk along the seafront. It was soooo cold and really windy and the sea was very choppy! On Tuesday we had our first visit to Sewerby Hall which is a beautiful stately home with the most amazing gardens and even a childrens zoo! We had a great day and it was only £4 to get in, and free for Lewis (children under 5 free!). Lewis enjoyed coming up close with the peacock in the 'walk through' aviary!
At 3pm its feeding time for the penguins! We braved the rain for that!
The penguins knew it was just minutes to 3pm and were waiting at the gate to be fed!
On Wednesday we went for a scenic drive as the weather was too poor to risk walking far. And on Thursday we took a trip to Bridlington Old Town where we had lunch in a lovely bistro calle Ellie May's (I think thats what it was called!).
On Friday, James came across and we took him back to Sewerby Hall as it was such a great day out!
James enjoying the facilities at the Childrens Zoo ...!
In the Childrens Zoo we found a pigeon 'loft' and we had great fun buying bags of pigeon corn for 20p to feed them!
Inside Sewerby Hall there are lots of really interesting displays ...
And some of the rooms are set aside for local artists to display their work.
These striking pieces are made up of rubbish that has been collected from the beach at Bridlington. We wondered where the artist stored all his different coloured pieces of rubbish before he put them all together to create his works of art!
James ordering fish and chips from the display lady ...
Kath and Lewis enjoying the displays while Daddy chatted up the fish and chip lady!
This sign made Kath and I laugh as our trip to Bridlington was definitely breeze and bracing!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

SPORT RELIEF

Hello, you may or may not know that Lewis has been quite ill this week with a chest infection which we were worried would turn into pneumonia again. Well we think we caught it in time with antibiotics, fingers crossed, but it does mean that Lewis has been stuck indoors all week, has been feeling very poorly, and has been sleeping alot, as well as being pumped full of medicine and all the joys which antibiotics bring to his delicate tummy. Due to his ongoing recovery programme (ie. resting and avoiding being outside) we are not going to be doing the Sports Relief mile on 16th March at the Stadium. HOWEVER we will do the mile when Lewis is better, he will wear his 'number' and his sports relief socks (!) and all the money that has been raised will go to Sports Relief (those of you who have sponsored Lewis online will know that your money has already gone direct to Sport Relief via the website). As Lewis has had a week stuck indoors being ill, we have booked a week away to give him a change of scenery and to give us a little holiday. We hope that towards the end of our week away, Lewis will be able to venture outside and enjoy some of the countryside where we will be. So a huge thank you to everybody who has sponsored Lewis for Sport Relief, and please be assured that your money has gone to a very worthy cause. (NB. I have confirmed with Sport Relief that it is okay to do the mile at a later date).

Friday, March 07, 2008

More Birthday photos! and a surprise visitor!

I've done the pictures back to front again! Sorry! So going backwards in time! Yesterday Lewis' ballpool arrived which we ordered about 6 weeks ago. It was great fun trying it out with our surprise visitor Jenna from Wales! Jenna is one of the daughters of our friend Angela from Wales and Jenna had said she was bored at home so I said 'come and visit' so she did! And we had a lovely time! Lewis loves Jenna and her sisters. Last August we spent a week with them in the Rhondda Valley and Lewis loved all the attention he got from all the beautiful Welsh women!
On Wednesday we went to Cannon Hall Farm (near Barnsley) with Jenna and Kath. It was very cheap to get in (an absolute bargain!) and we had a really good time! We bought some bags of food and so were able to feed the goats and sheep and even llamas and donkeys!!
We loved the donkeys. They were so friendly and very gentle.
With it being that time of year, there were lots of new babies! Lots of lambs and lots of tiny piglets!
Jenna finally felt brave enough to feed the goats, but she kept her gloves on!!
On Tuesday Lewis had been doing some sticking and colouring with Kath and so when Samuel came home from school, he showed us his artistic talents by helping out!
BY THE WAY ... Samuel got his Spring term effort results through at the weekend and he did REALLY WELL!! So a huge well done to Samuel for his hard work at school.
Here is a photo of Lewis with his Birthday card and gift from Kirsty A of Postpals. You can read more about Kirsty and other postpals at www.postpals.co.uk. Lewis got so many cards and gifts from postpal posties this year for his Birthday, but there are alot of postpals and they all need to be remembered so please if you havent already, take a look at the Postpals website, find a pal, and get sending!
On Tuesday it was so bright and sunny outside that Lew was able to go in his pool again, this time with the expert Kath! He had a great time and did some really good exercises and I think Kath was surprised at how warm it is in the pool even when its only 5 degrees outside! Here you can see how long (tall) Lewis is getting these days!
At the weekend we went to another 4th Birthday Party! Lewis' friend Joel was 4 on 27th February and he had his party on the Saturday. We had a lovely time at Joel's sporty party, Lewis was able to join in playing party games and he loved to meet Joel's other friends!
We had a relax and a cup of tea at Yolanda's house before we came home after a very busy day!
A lovely photo of the two BIRTHDAY BOYS who are now 4!

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The Lewis Jeynes Fund

The Lewis Jeynes Fund was established to provide care and support to Lewis Jeynes and the success of the Fund has meant that we have also been able to purchase specialist equipment for other children with undiagnosed neurologically degenerative conditions in Doncaster and the UK.

Lewis and his friends around the UK all suffer from acute and undiagnosed life limiting or terminal conditions and very often specialist equipment is difficult to afford due to the changed circumstances at home. This is where the Fund can provide vital assistance to those in need. All of the proceeds of the Fund go straight towards helping Lewis, and other children and families like him and us.

Contributions should be sent to The Lewis Jeynes Fund, 15 Kentmere Drive, Doncaster, DN4 5FL or by BACS to Nat West Bank, “The Lewis Jeynes Fund” Account No. 35662565 Sort Code 60 06 39. You can also go into your local Nat West Bank and pay into the Fund over the counter.

22nd October 2005

22nd October 2005
Lewis checking our supermarket receipt!

April 2006

April 2006
Colchester Zoo, just before Lew stopped walking

August 2006

August 2006
Lovely ice cream yummmm!

September 2006

September 2006
Ward 30 - just after Lews first major seizure

October 2006

October 2006
Doncaster childrens assessment unit - 'm on the phone!

October 2006

October 2006
In DRI childrens assessment unit blowing up rubber gloves!

30th November 2006

30th November 2006
Ward 31 - Blowing kisses to Daddy! Mwah!

30 November 2006

30 November 2006
Ward 31 - Playing cars!

1st December 2006

1st December 2006
Frankie & Benny's - just discovering cant eat very well

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
My arm doesnt work but my tongue still does!

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
Playing with Evie and mummy on the sofa

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
Lew in the bath with Evie providing entertainment!

7th December 2006

7th December 2006
At Homestart Christmas Party, waiting for Father Christmas with Aunty Nicola and Evie!

December 2006

December 2006
Playing with Miss Jodie at Building Blocks Nursery

i love you much (most beautiful darling) by e.e.cummings

i love you much (most beautiful darling), more than anyone on the earth and i like you better than everything in the sky -sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness, no one can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of year - and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear such singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each nearness) everyone certainly would (my most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love

Lewis' cousin Millie

Lewis' cousin Millie
January 2007

Lewis and his cousin Evie

Lewis and his cousin Evie
February 2007

Lew and his cousin Anna

Lew and his cousin Anna
February 2007

12th December 2006

12th December 2006
DRI Christmas Party - meeting Father Christmas!

30th December 2006

30th December 2006
Lew in Ward 31, not very well

5th January 2007

5th January 2007
Ward 31 - playing with my lovely balloons!