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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.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Return to an old hobby

When John lived at home we used to have lots of fish tanks of tropical fish and over the past week I've decided to start up again, all be it in a smaller way this time, so I got myself to the newish garden centre "Ashton Park", at the Snipe and decided that their fish and equipment were very good. I bought a tank and all the fittings and set it up over the last week, just waiting for the water to settle now before introducing the fish, nothing exotic only guppies and plattys and the odd bottom feeder.
Still a bit cloudy but its getting there.

Whilst out and about with John in Bolton we called in at Dave's Aquarium a big supermarket for pets and fish we used to go to years ago and there in the front entrance were these cute little fellows,
Cute little meerkats, don't think they were for sale, only for show.
Then as we were passing the Ski Centre at Trafford, John decided I might like to see inside there.
Pity I'm a bit too old for that now, but I would have liked a go in my youth, I was always of the opinion that you should always have a go, you don't know if you like it or not if you don't try do you, but the mind is willing but the flesh is weak these days as they say! 
Then yesterday I bought a new bigger TV, a 37" LG, at first I was concerned that I would have trouble setting it up as in the past I've got the Welsh BBC1 and ITV1 but this TV said there was a conflict and did I want English or Welsh region, how easy was that!
As its snowing here to-day I've glued the top on the superstructure  of the "Narra Boat" and then fillered the gap in-between with modelling filler, the next job is to paint the outside with wood sealer before painting it.
Not as dark as this, but camera playing up.

Well that's it for now, keep warm out there and don't travel unless its necessary, I'm waiting for a call from  Model Slipway to say my order is ready but I won't be going over the tops until this snow has gone!!
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The traffic officer pulled over an elderly driver and asked " Didn't you realise your wife fell out of the car a couple of miles back?" 
"Thanks" the old gent said, "I thought I'd gone deaf"
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Visiting the modern art museum an old lady turned to an attendant standing nearby.
"This", she said "I suppose is one of those hideous representations you call Modern Art?"
"No madam" replied the attendant, "That one is called a mirror".
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That's all folk's

3 comments:

  1. Nice blog, Duckie
    You're a busy bee these days!
    Bob

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  2. keeps me from thinking of the past year

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  3. Fish, skiing and model making all in one post !!!

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