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.

Monday, 5 March 2012

This first weekend in March

Saturday saw Bob Abell and I at Ellesmere Model boat show, held at the museum in Ellesmere so if you would like the report and pictures on that 
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It was a great day out and as we went in Bob's camper, we were Abell  to have a break and a cooked meal at dinner time, cooked by Chef  "Bob" of course, I only do frozen dinners as you know.
Some pictures of the things on view inside the museum

Canal Art

Horse drawn with horses tack shown.

I'm sure some modellers there were looking at this and wondering how to make the horse moveabell

Model Narra boats

Miniature engines 

Fittings from traditional narrow boats 

Restored 

So it was a great day out and we even had some visitors who had been to our clubs other venue at EventCity in Manchester. (Yes our club was a two event club this weekend, how about that then!)
I'm sure I couldn't have taken Pepe in there though, but he was a star at Ellesmere!.
And there is Pepe.

He got lots of fuss and when people asked "does he bite" I replied only if you touch the model, so it kept the usual little fingers from poking at the model!


Arrived at the venue just in time to catch this passing tanker, I'll bet its a bit scary in that life-raft when it drops!. Picture taken through windscreen of camper.

So it was great day out and on the way back home tired but happy, we saw this beautiful vivid rainbow in our path, is that a good omen or what.

Must take the table we borrowed back to-night, didn't need it in the end as one was waiting for us there.

On the home front I had the Great British Sunday Roast at John's on the Sunday and picked up my new Drills he had collected for me on his visits to pick up supplies on Friday.
Over the years I've helped John out at his work and he has been using Ryobi equipment every day for all those years and has most of the range, which I have used aswell so have found it to be very good,so when it became clear that my old drills were getting past their sell by date there was no other choice for me that Ryobi, so it was a starter pack of 18v Hammer drill which included Battery, Charger and tool bag!  and then also a  18v Impact driver has the same battery fits all the equipment in their range.

So it's all systems go now for fitting the new front gate and the various jobs that have been neglected round the house for a while.

On the modelling front it was out with the paint can and the Narra boat got its undercoating on Friday as the weather was nice and sunny and warm. 
Port side 


Starboard side and hatch.

Its nothing to do with the fact that I've got the new next project and its burning a hole in the box!! that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

So all in all a great weekend with some great company!
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