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 with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, 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, 25 December 2011

This was the last visit!

Thought Friday was the last visit to the lake but I was wrong it was yesterday (Saturday) as John wanted to see if his new project was sea worthy before he did any more on it.
He needn't have worried has all went well and as you can see in the video I took on the day, the boat sailed beautifully!.

So now he will be thinking of his deck clutter and fitting out his cabin, although he has already made a start with his moving man and a nice wheel, one of Bob Abell's  contributions as was the rudder assembly, thanks for that Bob!


Pepe looking forward to Christmas dinner at John's.

Well must get off and get brushed up for my visit to John's
 Perhaps there will be a present for Pete N Pepe.

The girl next door has just brought me some sweets and Pepe a nice doggie toy, he will be taking that to John's, he won't leave it now. 

Friday, 23 December 2011

Last of the visits before Christmas

On Thursday I had a visit to the lake to see if anyone was there and by the time I got there, there was only Dave, Trevor and Glyn still there, others had been and left I was told. after a chat and handing out new membership badges to those that had paid already, it was off to the Cafe with Pepe for a sandwich.
I made a lady happy in that I gave her one of Velda's fancy walking sticks and she was over the moon, she had been struggling with one on those fell walking sticks, so that's two of Velda's fancy walking sticks gone to good homes and both past friends of her's, so it was a day well spent.

The village Post Office was looking festive with the Christmas tree on the green and as you can see the weather was quite mild and sunny for this time of the year.

The previous Saturday I was down at the lake and took this picture in Romiley centre, always seems more Christmassy when the brass bands come out doesn't it, I always remember our first Christmas in this house, on Christmas morning woke up to the Salvation Army band playing outside the house, would probably not tried that in Moss Side where we lived before.


Found this on a stand in the market and thought it was very funny, there again its my warped sense of humour.
Just been to the Dogs home charity shop and bought two more Action Men in case anyone is in need of one.
Well it's nearly here and all its left to do is to wish all my readers 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all 
From Pete N Pepe

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The dentist said that's the biggest cavity I've ever seen,"You've got the biggest cavity I've ever seen" 
"Okay" said the patient "you don't have to repeat it"
"I didn't" said the dentist "that was the echo!".

She thought the tooth fairy was a gay dentist

They had to admit she was a great housekeeper
Divorced three husbands and kept the house every time.
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That's all folks

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Action men and Super Women

Last night I went to the club as it was the AGM, met John there and we were very pleased to hear that the club had made two new trophies! One for Graham Harling and one for Velda!.
The one for Graham is for the best "J" Class sailor and Velda's is for the best static or diorama.
The Graham Harling trophy

The Velda Teal Trophy

I was lucky enough to be presented with a trophy for the best kit build boat on the night
So my luck is changing it seems, its long overdue!


Whilst out getting something for dinner (See above!) I called into the local Manchester Dogs home charity shop and ask if they had any Action men,has I couldn't see any on display, to my surprise she said "I've got a bag full in the back!" so I then thought "how much" but to my amazement she came back with a bag full at £1 each! and one even had a wet suit on! so I bought one for John as well for his boat that only had shorts on though, will make up for the fact he paid a £1 for an egg the day before!!
So my luck was in again.

As the more observant of you will have noticed I've had my vertical blinds fitted and very nice too
With curtains
With blinds
Hopefully will save a lot of work in the future!

At John's for Sunday dinner Pepe enjoyed himself helping sort out the Christmas decorations, and  really liked the snowman with the big carrot nose!


One last picture honestly

This ships wheel in the club house has passed Commodores down the left side and passed secretaries down the right side and as you can see Velda's name is up there, she would like that and the Trophy named after her even though she was a very private person she would be thrilled to be recognised for her efforts in the club!
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The human body is an interesting phenomenon. A pat on the back can result in a swollen head!

Education is what you get from reading the fine print,
Experience is what you get from not reading it!

There are two types of people. Those with swimming pools and those who can't keep their heads above water.
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That's all folks!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Chickened out again

Well the new (Double Horse) Jet ski came and John brought it round on Friday and here it is! 

About the same size as the "Robbe" one, but a third of the price and no rider but John had an Action Man to try on it and it looks just right,so now must tour the charity shops for a Action man in a wet suit if possible, as the title of this blog suggests I haven't tried it out yet. The weather on Saturday was too wet and cold and as I've already got a sore throat I thought discretion was the better part of valour in this case.
Anyway I'd bought myself a new All-in-One Pc for Christmas and John came round to set it up for me on Saturday morning so that's another reason not to go to the lake,well that's our excuse and we're sticking to it.
The new PC with wireless keyboard and mouse
With this I can replace the keyboard if I wear out the lettering as I did on the laptop!
Plays DVDs and CDs and does everything except set itself up( and cook a meal) , hence the need for John's expert help in that direction.
On Wednesday it was off to the Probate courts in Manchester and after having my camera confiscated and locked away until I came out it was all a formality really, took 5 minutes going though my statement and taking an oath and then another 30minutes talking about the Mormon church and Model Boats, think I might have got a convert there, for which one I'm not sure?.

On the way home I took another picture of the Big Wheel and the remodelled M & S, I was lucky there when it was remodelled by the IRA, as I was on holiday at the time! my office where I worked was on the  7th floor of the building and was completely gutted, The management couldn't understand where all the soil came from? I didn't say at the time but it was from all the plants I had collected over the years and covered all the available window ledges and being on the corner of the building there were a lot of ledges!
Still it looks better now hey!

Well that's all folks

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Something a little different

When my sister Babs and hubby Bryan came from Oz for the funeral they came on Emerites Airbus A380 so when I found this model on YouTube thought it would entertain them  and you good people, what people will do and spend modelling never ceases to amaze me!
Without the people in the shot this video would be taken for the real thing any day don't you think



I was thinking of buying a Jet Ski from Robbe and John came up with this one as well and as its similar in size and performance decided to go for this one, the price is right anyway!



Can't be bad for the price can it £44.99 on Ebay
So John ordered me one on his Paypal account so I should have it in a couple of days and will let you know the results 
Can be found on ebay item no 260881749580

So apart from helping John out at work, (a private client in a block of offices making a ladies toilet from an empty room with only a hole in the wall and a mirror a bit basic that isn't it!) it turned out very nice and I had good company all week
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If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way!

"How's your headache Fred?" 
"Out doing the shopping!

Fred always called a spade a spade until the night he fell over one!

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That's all folks