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.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Over the weekend.

Friday had a nice day out with Marjorie, had a run up to Uppermill!.
After a look round the garden centre there and a bit of lunch we strolled down the main street and had a look in all the shops.
Near to the shops there is the Saddleworth museum and car park though you are lucky if you can get in there!.
This picture taken from the back of the museum, where there are narra boat trips every couple of hours, our parking ticket wouldn't give us that long so perhaps another day!.

Then it was drop back down to Daisy Nook garden centre to check out their stock and another visit to the cafe of course!, where we met Kean McDonald and his better half (Etherow Club member)  ,so as it was nice and sunny we all sat out on the terraced area and had a good natter putting the world to rights and Kean and I talking Boats.

Marjorie checking out the plants!.

Saturday I was off with Pepe to Etherow Country park, no one sailing so it was off round the lakes to give Pepe and myself I might add some exercise, on the way round saw these birds busy nesting.

This Canadian Goose is on our landing stage at the boat club

A coot in the bushes on the big lake

 A tufted duck on our lake, don't see many of these at Etherow 

A Mandarin out and about, very busy.

 Sunday it was off to Etherow again before going to John's for Sunday Dinner, very nice again too.

To see the activity at Etherow 

An old Scot was on his death bed and said to his best friend Jock.
"I bin saving a bottle of whiskey and when I'm gone I want you sprinkle it on my grave", "Will you do that Jock?.
"Och Aye, But would ye mind if I pass it through my kidneys first?.

Its the way I tell em.

Thats all folks!.


  1. Did you pair buy anything with all this shop and plant gazing?BnB

  2. Yes our two gardens are looking quite colourful at the moment with all the spring flowers, Marjorie very good at gardening and advising me what to do as in the past Velda did all the gardening whilst Inonly did the heavy labouring!.
    P & M