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.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

4 days of sunshine

Well at last!, we seem to be having a bit of good weather for a change, watch it change now I've put my big foot it my mouth!.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday been down to the Lake where our model boat club is situated in the beautiful Etherow Country Park.
In between going out  enjoying the good weather I have been doing a bit in the garden with advice from my lady friend Marjorie, it's a bit of a steep learning curve for me in the garden as Velda used to do all the gardening with me only allowed to do the heavy lifting and carrying.
The thing at the moment is to make it the garden with plants I like and have to live with.
Here is my attempts up to date.


Whilst at the lake Thursday managed to spot these baby mandarins, 9 in all with mother.


And the Coots have been busy on the nests as well

On the home front my youngest granddaughter did this painting for her final art class project at school, inspired no doubt by her visit to Venice earlier in the year.

The grandson here is now 18 and in July will be off to service as a Latter Day Saints missionary in the Greece Athens mission which also includes Cyprus!, so he will serving there for the next two years. So not all teenagers are tearaways you see!.

And last but not least the eldest Granddaughter is at Manchester University studying Maths! certainly didn't get that off me!.

So I'm a very proud  Grandad indeed, I think they all have the Teal good looks as well!.

Check out son John's Blog with his latest project, A Metrolink tram!, on his garden track layout.

There was this tribal family eating round the cooking pot and the little boy said "I don't like the missionary"
so the mother said "Well leave him and eat your Vegetables"

Its the way I tell em!.

Thats all for now folks.

1 comment:

  1. Your garden looks good and so tidy Velda would have approved! Bry said you can have tidy gardens if the women in the family don't insist on buying bushes that take over - having a dig at me there BnB