Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Daisy Nook over the past few days, 13.7.2018

The past few days at Daisy Nook were too hot for Pepe and I to venture very far from the Cafe and speaking of the Cafe here are a few pictures of items added to their oldie worldie theme.

A menu board, Most of the items on display were made/ devised by Steve who used to work in the film industry making props and supervising scenes for safety and working models.

A history of the park before it became a park.

A pilot for the flying machine, hard to get a good picture with the light from all the fan lights

On the wild life front, there are these baby Coots.

and of course the ever present predators. 

This one doing an Ostrich impression, if I can't see you, you can't see me, or perhaps just using his wings as a parasol!.

That's all for today folks!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Reddish Vale again, 3.7.2018.

Still very hot on Tuesday!, so it was off down the Vale for Pepe and I where there was a bit more shade.
Even the Black-headed Gull's seemed to be suffering from the heat.

Seemed to have made him a bit grumpy as he pushed this Terror-pin off its perch, then tried to do the same with the one at the back of him.
Watch your toes Matey!

This juvenile one will be surprised when we get back to our normal weather  

Another baby due for a surprise when we get our regular weather.

This pigeon seemed to have given up walking on the hot ground.

The Heron seemed to be happy enough wading looking for his dinner.

Plenty of damsel flies flitting around, but don't stay still very long at get a better picture.

Now for a few pix's of the only cygnet surviving, 

Is this free wheeling for swans, with legs up?.

Who's a pretty Boy / Girl then!.

Sorry for the sameness  this post, but it is a beautiful thing isn't it couldn't resist!

Where's Mum gone?, this seed off the guy with the hat is very tasty, get's it from Fleetwood I'm told!

I'm forever blowing bubblessss!.

Mum and Dad guarding me.

This looks like a young Rook as the older ones seem to have a baggy trouser look on their thighs.

Last but not least there was this little Grey Wagtail, not daft this one as it was sheltering under the trees at the side of the water on the small lake, must have been cooler there!.

Being the England match in the evening, the info centre was decorated up for the occasion!

Just for those of you who think I might have given up on the mad jigsaw, got a few more pieces in since the last post!, so its not gone in the bin yet!!, watch this space!.


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Reddish Vale Country Park 26.6.2018.

Today at Reddish Vale County Park, took this video of a family of Coots ducking and diving.


There were these Mallard babies too.

The only Cygnet standing seems to be doing well!.

Feed me Mum!.

Got an itch??.

Family of Canadian geese.

This chaffinch who seems to have healthy feet!.

Plenty of Terror-pins sunning themselves.

Any mates out there?.

Big noisy Chinese Swan Goose.

Quite tame when there's food about though!

Few years ago bought this Jigsaw from a charity shop thought it would keep my brain active, but it seems to be doing the opposite and sending me round the bend!

Taken me about three weeks to get to this stage, should be finished about Christmas at this rate, that's if I don't go mad or throw it in the bin, the paper recycling one of course!.

I manage to do at least one piece a day, keep an eye on this as I will be asking you what the next piece in was??.
Off to do some more!.
This is a video I took at Etherow Country Park a few years ago. I thought it was quite funny watching it afterwards, as the babies seemed to be joining in as well, whether learning or helping Mum out I'm not sure!