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.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas Day

 Had a good day yesterday and had Christmas dinner at my Son's (RJR in the blog) Like me he hasn't done much in the way of modelling on his railway layout , its too cold down in the shed and been too busy with bursts and things at work !

Family bought me a video of Alan Herd renovating his Narrow Boat,  a series on TV that's been very good and gives lots of idea's and pictures of Narrow Boats and journeying though canals and locks.

Masked up and spray lacquered the inside mahogany veneered walls of the boat the other day but it smelt the house out so I've had to stop that at the moment but it's got the first coat on at least.

Main power cables fitted as well, 


  1. You`re making an excellent job of the barge!

    But might it be a little too squeakie clean?

    You can`t beat a bit of rust and muck!

    Just askin`......Bob

  2. It'll get a bit mucky when it gets into that water at ECP, and the top part should look nice and clean for a cruise boat.