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, 20 January 2013

Laughter the best medicine.

A few jokes to brighten up this dull cold day (-1 outside) and put a smile on your faces.
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An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the
doctor  and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%*
The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.'
The gentleman replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet..
I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!'
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An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen. The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great.. I would recommend it very highly.'
The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'

The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love?
You know.. The one that's red and has thorns.'
'Do you mean a rose?'
'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'
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A man was telling his neighbour, 'I just bought a new hearing aid.
It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art... It's perfect.'
'Really,' answered the neighbor . 'What kind is it?'
Twelve thirty..'

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Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical.

A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said,
'You're really doing great, aren't you?'
Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.''

The doctor said, 'I didn't say that.. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.
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 For all my "senior" friends, and you "young'uns, someday you'll be a senior too!! A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady. She offers him a handful of peanuts,which he gratefully munches up.
After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts. 
 She repeats this gesture about five more times... 
When she is about to hand him another batch again ....he asks the little old lady, 'Why don't you eat the peanuts yourself?'. 
 'We can't chew them because we've got no teeth', she replied. 
 The puzzled driver asks, 'Why do you buy them then?' 
 The old lady replied, 'We just love the chocolate around them.' 

 It pays to be careful around old people !!!! 
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That's all folk's

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Doggie video's

                      To-day folks by way of a change the post is all about Doggie video's after You-Tube sent me the first one by e-mail, that started me off looking for other dog one's.
Check out the other's I found.
And they say "dumb animals"!, these are very bright!. 


             









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The Buddist knocked on the Vicar's door with the sad news: "My carma has just run over your dogma".

Pete took his dog Pepe to the flea circus and the clever dog stole the show!.
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Cat lover's click here

And again

That's all folks!.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Pepe's dinner time.


This week decided that a change was in order in the living room, so it was off to Argos after first checking the internet for prices and measurements of small PC desk's.
There was a nice looking one there in the sale at £49.99, regular price £99.99, saving £50 I don't believe some of these prices but still if it's what you want that's alright isn't it.

The old system

The new PC desk flat pack.

And there it is, and it does what it say's on the box.
Its not bad quality for the price and I think it looks quite nice, only took about half an hour to put together with my electric screw driver.
Now have to move the electric's from the front room and it will be right.
As you can see there is even a slot for Pepe's toy's.
Talking about Pepe, he was barking like mad at the front door yesterday and it was the postman, I picked up the post to discover not one of the items were addressed to me,

This is what the postman is now, a leaflet poster, when I said this is not addressed to me he said he has to deliver them to every house or he could lose his job!. No wonder the letter post is now after dinner where as years ago it was first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon.
I'll bet these advertiser's aren't paying 60p per item,, I suppose its keeping the postmen in a job but to the  cost of filling my Blue waste paper recycling bin, there again it's creating job's for the recycling industry, Do we manufacture anything in this county besides recycling items?, what a vicious circle we are in now.
Now I've had my gripe, here on a happier note is a video of Pepe

                  
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Remember the darkest hour is just before the Pawn.

Thrift is the most admirable virtue of any ancestor.
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That's all folk's

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Pete's Aquarium

In the past week I've been out Eddie spotting, spotted this incident at Birch services 
An "Eddie" in the background there, and other green tractor to take the tank trailer off.

Is it still on??

My best one this week was this one just coming out from behind Halfords at Lancashire Hill, Stockport.

Shelbi Evangaline.
big one isn't she, and an unusual name too.

Also given my aquarium a clean up and cleaned the filter and changed the carbon so nice and clean now
It's been 12 month's since I started back with tropical fish and they seem to be doing well, so well in fact that when John's Cold Water fish died of old age I was abell to give him some of my babies as I was getting a bit overcrowded 



And there you are, even got me in the reflection.

On Thursday Pepe and I had a trip to the lake, it was cold but dry for a change and got some pictures of the hardier members sailing their boats, even another "Aziz" like mine!.
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Waiter, are you sure this lobster is fresh?,
"Yes sir it walked here from the beach this morning"
The customer gave it another sniff ."well it must have trodden in something on the way here!"

"Waiter!, your thumb is on my steak" he said.
Well you don't want me to drop it on the floor again do you!"

"Waiter what's the best dish in the house?"
"That blonde sitting at table three!"
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That's all folk's

Friday, 4 January 2013

Famous at last


News flash!!
Fame at last!
Just received this video from my Sister in OZ 
Giant Duckie floats in Sydney Harbour 


              

Just goes to show you can't keep a good Duckie down.
That's all folks.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Birthday Boy (Old git).

The 3rd of January 2013 already!, doesn't time fly!, when your this old.
Yesterday was my birthday and thank you for all the good wishes.

   I have reached the grand old age of 57!, that's not bad considering I'm a Selective Dyslectic, that mean's I get my numbers mixed up when it suits me, so alright I'm 75!!! 3 quarters of a century.

I think I would have looked after my body a bit better had I known I was going to last this long!, still no teeth, no hair, no gall bladder and plastic lens in my eyes (cataracts done), Velda always said I was trying  to escape in pieces!.
Last night John and the family and I went to the Stable gate for dinner, we thought it would be fairly slack after the Christmas and new Year DO's, but not a bit of it, it was packed out and being early I was abell to book a table before the family arrived, thank goodness
The food there as always was good and plenty of variety to suit all palates.
Duckie and the big Duckling

The girls
Ruth, Joanne and Rachel

The Guys
John and Jacob.
John just getting over the flu, perhaps that's a good advert for getting the Flu Jab next time as Joanne and I only had a mild dose.
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Definitions 
Adamant, the very first insect.
Absentee, a missing Golf accessory.
Awe-struck, Being hit with a paddle.
Badminton, The reason the Lamb taste's off.
Climate, the best thing to do with a ladder.
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That's all folk's

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year 2013

Happy New year to all our readers!.

From Pepe 

And Duckie

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The brewery manager called round to tell the wife that her husband Fred had suffered a tragic accident at work. He had fell into a vat of beer and drowned.
"Oh Dear, Did he suffer much?" asked the bereaved wife.
I do't think so" said the manager, "He got out twice to go to the loo".
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That's all folk's