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, 23 July 2013

Over the weekend

The weekend started off very well with a trip out on Friday with friend Marjorie to Bakewell which was nice and sunny, the conversation was a recap of our past's over the years, our families and our hobbies and a million and one things one get's up to in this crazy world we live in these days.
It was a nice drive there though the Derbyshire landscape, then a stroll round Bakewell centre and finally a spot of lunch in the Cafe with grape vines hanging round the courtyard, very picturesque as you can see here.
Nice bit of shade for Pepe too
Off to do some more exploring of the shops.

A bit of old Bakewell for Bob.

View from the new car park bridge, towards the old stone bridge.

 Then in the river we saw these big trout, you can scale how big they are against the duck!.

This beautiful fish was about 14" long, can just see the colours on it, they were grabbing the bread thrown before the ducks.

In the small park that usually has the well dressing event, it wasn't the right time for it, perhaps another trip is called for, this didn't retract from the beautiful flowers in there and has you can see that English Rose loves dogs as well.
Then it was over to Matlock Bath and a drink in a beer garden on the way, purely to cool down of course.
A nice day out was had by all!.
Saturday saw Pepe and I at Etherow but didn't stay long as it was too hot for Pepe, did call at Bob's on the way home to see how his present project the "Starlet" was getting on, having trouble with it as is usually the case when buying other peoples unfinished projects, I'm sure he will sort it out with his experience, the cold can of Boddington's was nice as well.

Now Sunday was a day to remember as Pepe and I set off for Colwyn Bay Model Boat Regatta, what a day that was, absolutely great and there were quite a few of our club friends there too
Better still why not look on my other blog for the days events and pictures
Well there you have it a nice weekend had by all I hope, and many more to come.

Two old men sat in the garden of a nursing home, when a seagull flying overhead pooped on the bald head of one of them.
The nurse in attendance said urgently "Don't worry I'll run and get some toilet paper"
As she hurried off one old man turned to the other and said "Is she crazy or what?, by the time she gets back with the toilet paper that bird will be miles away!.

That's all folks 


  1. See you have gone from birds to fish! Brilliant detail with your new camera Nice to see Marjorie from the front this time Babs

  2. Brings back memories for us Pete as we had our honeymoon there can still remember crossing that bridge Babs can't ,also went to Youlgreave where Babs said it was the first time she'd heard a cow moo. City Slicker i suppose ,good blog

  3. Nice day out in the sunshine, Ducky

    Lovely pictures too

    That pile of junk looks as though it was a water turbine from the olden days and has always fascinated me