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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 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.

Thursday, 21 February 2013


As it was the school holiday's I picked up grand-daughter Ruthie and we went down to Ashton town centre for a bit of window shopping. 
I'd had a call on the way there from the shop in Ashton to say that the new hat band I'd ordered with my new Tilley hat had arrived, taken about 3 weeks still one off orders alway's take some time don't they.
The hat is the same as in the top picture only a different colour, Green same as my very first one!, Velda give that to the water bailiff at the lake when she bought me the cream one!.
And there it is, with a Eddie Stobart theme.
The supplier was told by the shop keeper to check the Stobart website for the colour I wanted for the band and I think they made a very good match don't you?.
Ruthie bought some craft items from the haberdashery stall in the indoor market and not long after I got home she sent me this picture of the bracelet she had made, very artistic hey.

Of course we had lunch whilst out, at the Ash Tree opposite the indoor market and that was very tasty! 

After checking out the stalls in the market and buying half a dozen Duck eggs as Ruthie had never eaten one (and neither had any of the family we found out later) She had a Hot chocolate at the Cafe there

Couldn't get much more on that hey,

I called at the model shop and managed to get a Eddie Stobart model truck, knocked down from £75 to £40 and managed to get it further deduced to £35 so was happy with that.
There it is a 1.50 scale Corgi Daf truck in the old livery, the one on top was a present from my mate Bob, I think it was a celebration gift on my becoming a Anorak!, still it get's you out and meeting people doesn't it.
The other day at the lake I couldn't get out of the car with my camera fast enough, as there was a lady with a dog on her lap at the Cafe.
"Is it a Pomeranian" I asked, "Yes" she said, so I took it's picture so that everyone who think's Pepe is one can see the difference!.

And as you can see the difference is in a sharper beak on the Pom, not much but that's it.
and a more prominent stop between the eyes on Pepe.
You learn some useless information every day don't you, but no info is wasted is it!.

Whilst on Dog's here is Ruthie's artistic drawing of her dog Jessie the Cockerpoo.

The small village was having a first aid lecture in the village hall and learning how to stop bleeding.
"Of course you all know what a corpuscle is" said the instructor.
"Most of us do" said the arrogant chairman, "But you'd better explain it for the sake of those who have never been in one"
Boom Boom
That's all folk's


  1. Very nice blob, Duckie

    I've never eaten a duck egg either!
    Not my cup of tea!

    Like your anorak hat band.......A nice idea!

    The Pom is very different than Pepe, now that they are side by side

    Nice bangle, Ruthie


  2. Bryan here you will eat owt Pete

  3. Never tried them myself Bryan, will have to get another couple next time I go to Ashton.

  4. I've had them heaps of times I like them stronger yolks compared to chickens ,Babs says she doesn't think she's had one either .How do they compare with chickens price wise ?

  5. About the same price if I remember rightly.