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.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Every day wonders

Wonders of  every day are around us all the time, though it isn't evident if you don't notice them.
The one I notice every day at the moment is the bulb on my mantelpiece that friend Marjorie gave me for Christmas.
What started off as a small green shoot in the pot grew into this beanstalk!,


Then kept growing until the top burst open to reveal this bunch of packages,



Now it's at this stage with four great big flower heads, and the type of bulb for this beautiful thing is a Amaryllis Hippeastrum.
Bought from Aldi in a box with tub, compost, bulb and just add the three together for this result, wonderful!.
Reminds me of the film "Day of the Triffids" giving my age away now!.
Friend Bob said "Are you sure your friend didn't swop a cow for some beans from an old lady she met going to Gorton market!", don't know where he thinks them up from!.

Another little beauty is Pepe after his wash and trim on Thursday, looking smart hey!.

 After our visit to the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Tarporley, Cheshire in the summer and enjoying seeing the horses with their foals running about in the fields, brought to mind another of life's wonders.
This is the introduction to the Centre.
I had been looking on the website to see when the first foals would be born this year, and to my surprise out of eight in foal four had already given birth!, so it will be a trip there very soon for us, as they will be in the barns and so will be up close.

                       

As you will have hear there are some already born and this next video on YouTube shows you the actual birth of one of them, so another wonder to see 


                       

There are other foals on the same channel to see if you are interested.


As you will see there are all sorts of offers, such as Golden Oldies day on a Tuesday when its half price for us and BOGOF in the Cafe for Soup and a Sandwich, can't be bad. But even if you are younger and have to pay full price, its still worth it in my opinion.
Well that's it for now, hope you enjoyed my present slant on life at the moment.
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A Hippopotamus walks into a bar and asks for a beer.
"That will be £3.50 says the barman.
The hippo starts to sip his beer and the barman says, we don't get many Hippo's in here.
The hippo replies "At these prices I'm not surprised!

"Doctor every bone in my body hurts"
"Then be thankful your not a kipper".

A man went to the doctors and explained that he couldn't stop breaking wind, it was dreadful.
The doctor went away and came back with a huge long pole.
OH no  said the man.
"It's alright" replied the Doctor "I'm only going to open the window!.

It's the way I tell em!.
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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Out and about in February 2014.

Well the weather doesn't get much better does it, still in this part of the country mustn't complain too much, I feel heartily sorry for the people in the South, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better for them, one minute the powers that be saying they have no money and after Prince Charles and PM Cameron going there they have found some!. But it seems too little too late, will you be voting them in again!!.
Perhaps we should be spending less on guided missiles at something like a million pounds each and spending more on our own country hey.

Well now that's off my chest, went to the local community meeting on Thursday and it was all about the widening of Hyde Road in Gorton, (East Manchester if you are not local) It's going to start in October this year and will take 11 months to complete, this will include taking down the old railway bridge and replacing with a new pedestrian one.


 Here is the plan that was posted up on the night, the widening will be from Chapman Street to Wall Way nr McDonalds. This part of the road is a nightmare in the evening rush hour, you can imagine what it will be like when this work starts!, still its needed and  has to be done and there is no way round it is there.
It will no doubt give me a chance to try for some good pictures when the old and new bridges are being done.
On the home front, with my new found interest with plants, (indoor at the moment in this weather) I bought a nice wide, flat dish and some small cactus the other day and here is the result,

Think the dish gives it that Desert look doesn't it, I'm sure you've seen those pictures on the TV with the lizards hopping from one leg to the other because the grounds too hot!, could do with some of that here hey.


Thought this coaster in the garden centre was quite apt for me as well.

I mentioned in the previous post that I was having a picture framed at the Millyard Gallery in Uppermill, didn't want to mention it then as it was for my friend Marjorie and didn't know if she would read about it before I gave it to her, but here it is now,



One of my previous hobbies, Cross Stitch!, which I've started up again and you can do it in front of the fire which is a bonus this weather. 
 I have always been very pleased with the Millyard Gallery framing and they didn't let me down this time either.
Marjorie loved it I'm pleased to say!.
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What kind of lights did Noah use in the Ark?,
Floodlights!

Dad Dad said a young lad excitedly "I've got a part in the school play. 
"Well done Son, What is it"
"Its an old man who's been married for 35 years"
"That's a promising start Son, Next time you might get a speaking part!.
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It's the way I tell em

Thats all folks.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Dogs February 2014

Back again like the proverbial bad penny.
First I must tell you about Son John's new Blog find it here,


All about his cockapoo's if you like dogs its a good read!.

Jessie
He was told that rubbing them dry after a walk was knotting them up and was told to get these dressing gowns, which he did, like you do if your dog mad!.

 Max

Cute though aren't they!.

This is my dog picture of the week though!.
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Went to Uppermill this week to pick up a picture I'd had framed and whilst there called in at the Limekiln Cafe just outside the town centre, only because they let dogs in with well behaved owners!,
Here is Pepe waiting in anticipation for some scraps, that was a delicious toasted teacake with cinnamon added. 

Been to the local Brewers fayre, "The Stable Gate" again with Marjorie and had a nice meal again.



Guess who had what, the healthy option or the pigging out in the trough option, there again the nail varnish might give the game away.
Two meals for a tenner before 6-00pm can't be bad hey., the last of the big spenders, I know how to give a girl a good time hey!.

Bought myself another new hat last week as well, yes another Tilley Hat, Thats Tilley not Silly Hat Bob!.

 I know its like one of the others but at least its a different hat band.
And do you know how "They" say the owners start to look like their dogs, well look at this then!.


Still he's a cute little fellow isn't he, and who are "They" anyway.

Get a hat and get noticed, its true!, people I don't know very well talk to me and spot me from a distance, gives them chance to hid as well maybe!.
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What do you call a man who doesn't sink
Bob.
What do you call a man with turf on his head 
Pete
What do you call a woman with a sinking ship on her head 
Mandy Lifeboats.

A man walked into his home and yelled at his wife.
"Mildred, I've just discovered our marriage is illegal",
"How come" she replied 
"Your father didn't have a licence for that shotgun!"

It's the way I tell em!.
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