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.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Bad penny turned up again.

Hi there folks, yes the bad penny has turned up again!.
Over the past few weeks since I last blogged quite a bit been happening, firstly my grandson put in his papers to be a missionary for The Church of Latter Day Saints, LDS or some of you might know it as The Mormons.
After a tense wait of 3-4 weeks he got his calling as it is known and will be off to serve in the Athens Greece area. He will first go to The Mission accommodation at the Temple in Chorley on the 31st July for 9 weeks to learn Greece, not long that is it, I think my mission would be over before I could pick up the language, the alphabet is a mystery to start with!, still I'm sure Jacob will cope with it with flying colours.
To follow his mission
 Click here

Been doing a bit in the garden again, that's another rainbow I made for the other side of the garden
Photo's don't do them justice really, its when the sun catches them that they are at their best.

A new section of the garden, trellised up and three new clematis planted bought from Aldi..

    These are the three I got,  One I bought myself and the two bottom ones off Marjorie as an easter pressie!.
Can't beat those price's can you, saw the same thing in the same packaging at Asda a few days later, only difference was the price tag was £3.00!!. Got to shop around hey!.

Had a day at the lake last Thursday, nice sunny weather, good crowd sailing and stayed too late really as fell into the rush hour traffic on the way home!.

Still it was worth it , after a walk round the lake with Pepe, seeing all the wildfowl nesting

Cop for this Darling, it's for the nest, not to eat you stupid bird!.

When is he going to bring me something to eat, bet he's eyeing up the birds again

And some have even got babies already, this one had eight 

Talk about the last man standing, this is the last two sailing after all the others had gone home!, Charlie and Eric enjoying the late sunshine, watch the sun on those heads you guys, that's one of the reasons I wear my hats, keeps the rain off the hearing aids as well, its like it's thunder in your ears if a raindrop hits the aid!!.

Been to the beauty parlour today, with Pepe I hasten to add !!.
No I just leave him there and go for a spot of lunch and a check of the local charity shops in the area, today's bargains were, 3 Books, 3 Ties and a nice pot for a plant all for the princely sum of £4.

So there you have it, too posh to go in a charity shop, not on your life, might find some Moorcroft pots yet, not likely though after all the programs on TV ie Bargain Hunt and Flog It.

Want a bit of modelling , check out Son John's model Metrolink Tram

That's it for now folks, hope to get back into the swing of it again a bit sooner next time.

She thought an Aperitif was a set of dentures.

He thought alter ego was a conceited priest.

She thought awestruck  was being hit with a paddle.

He thought polyunsaturated was a parrot in a raincoat.


  1. Does the 2 years start from his entry to learn the language or when he arrives in Greece?
    Made me smile getting bargains at the charity shops and then having to pay for Pepes beauty treatment in the same blog! Just realised if you replace the middle P in his name you have yours took me long enough ey BnB

  2. The two years starts from the time he leaves home, yes I do love a bargain and Pepe's beauty treatment is certainly a bargain at £15 where as I payed £35 the first time somewhere else!.