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 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.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Last Sunday

Last Sunday (28th April) saw friend Bob and I at the Reebok Stadium for another Toy Fair as we had enjoyed our trip to Buxton a fortnight ago so much.
This is the home of Bolton Wanderers football team for the non footie viewers out there.

So at 1000hrs picked up Bob at his house and left Pepe there with his Auntie Joyce, we set off with me driving as Bob is Geographically Challenged when he's going North of his house, don't know why as he's been driving all his life!.
It's easy say's I, M60 then at the junction with the M62 turn left (or West) and continue following the M61 signs for Preston, to Jnc 6 , BUT when we got there it was blocked with a traffic accident of some sort, so after 10 minutes and no police or breakdown vehicles decided to fight our way back on to the motorway same as everyone else. At the next junction turned off on to the A roads which then added up to two lost souls!.
So it was out with the map and a good use of the Compass APP on my iPhone we finally made it to our destination and only about half an hour later than planned, we were surprised that we didn't see more of those brown signs pointing to the stadium!.
Arriving at the Show it was all free parking and soon found a spot and the entrance to the place and it was packed out as you can see and it had only been open for half an hour!.
On arrival

Twice as big as Buxton!

Plenty of Car's, truck's, railway's and dolls and anoraks of course!.

Bob searching for bargains.

So after meeting up with Bob, when I'd had enough and bought some good bargains for my truck collection it was off out into the fresh air and something to eat, though there had been catering inside there wasn't much seating for us old codgers! 

Bob with our goodies in the bag.

It was a unanimous decision that McDonald's was the eatery we both wanted, so just a few yards away to there and a nice sit down, must be getting old, still at 57 and 67 we don't do too bad, alright I've told you before I'm dyslectic when it comes to my age!, and I must be getting mixed up with the sail number on my Fiesta.
Bob sent me this one, titled Duckie at the Reebok, perhaps it should read more like Duckie at the trough!.
Having a cuppa, Self Portrait.

Finally my bargains of the day to add to my collection of the Eddie Stobart "Rugby" truck's.
So off we set, well fed and happy, on to the M61, M62 and then the A607(M) calling at my Son's on the way to drop off the Pointy Man and his two mates, he had lent me for my boat building, as he said not much work for him at your house at the moment so he is back in Oldham on the railways again!.
Back at Bob's, Pepe didn't seem all that worried about going home with me so Joyce and he must have had a good day as well.

Saw this sticker, on a car in the car-park, good innit!

That's all folks!


  1. Nice interesting and amusing blog, Duckie

    We had a nice day out


    1. Been to the old ground Pete but not the reebok .looks good though Bryan

  2. Nice building, didn't go into the ground itself!.