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, 14 June 2014

In, Out and round about

The past week been in, out and round about, been to Son John's for Sunday dinner last week with Marjorie. 

Playing with the dogs before dinner, John's two Cockapoo's and Pepe.

And with the old dog himself , Me!

During the week we (Pepe and I) went to the lake to test and video Mate Bob's two latest boat's

"Ellie" Vintage Broads Cruiser

And the Bob the Builder

If you are as good as Bob you have to have a handicap and here I am, but there again I did supply the Champers for the maiden voyages!.

Whilst there Bob took this picture of the unusual family that's been together for the last few years, the mother, father, baby and white minder, talk about mated for life!.

On the hobbies front as mentioned in the last post made a start on the tug boat I'd bought with the fire engine.

First it was a Jet wash to get any grime and mould release agent off it.

That's a bit better isn't it.

Then I struggled to get it on top of the wheelie bin and gave it a spray of primer paint.

Whilst having a cuppa waiting for it to dry, noticed that it was looking like it was going down into a trough, as in the film "The perfect storm" and realised the lid of the wheelie bin was buckling with the weight and the heat of the sun didn't help, so just managed to lift it off before it fell of, what a relief!.

Then a light masking and a drop of sea colour, now on my Black and Decker workmate, it's a bit sturdier.

Today before going to the lake it was more masking and the hull painted Red!!

From the rear.

Inside the trough, remember it's a flower planter like the fire engine, so it's never going to float or have any electric's unless it will have some solar lights fitted, Just thought about that!!, don't know how I do it for the money!.

Here are some of the plants coming up in the garden at the moment

Getting the hang of it, there again it's only been a couple of weeks, hopefully some of them are supposed to come up every year, we will have to see.

Whilst at the Wilmslow Garden Centre in the week with Marjie took these pictures with my Iphone, not bad are they, it makes one wonder if you really need to carry an ordinary camera about these days, there again my main camera has a 50x zoom, its stretching  the phones capabilities a bit much for that.
Still if you can get near enough these are quite good, Marjorie strokes them on their backs and must think I'm a bit of a wimp when she see's my antics.
 There again when I was a young lad (That's a long time ago now but I still remember it ) I was stung on the back of my neck and it knocked me out, perhaps that accounts for my strange behaviour now I imagine  you thinking.

Well that's enough for today, must get the buffet and drinks ready for England's first game tonight!!.
Good luck England.
"The doctor told me I would have to limit my drinks to one a day"
"I'm now up to June 2016"

Fred the Boozer has finally given up drink for the sake of his Wife and Kidneys.

"I think your dog likes me said Fred.
He hasn't taken his eyes off me all night".
"That's because you're eating off his plate".

"Has your wife learned to drive yet, Fred"
"Only in an advisory capacity!".

That's all folks.


  1. I was saying to Bry that it was strange to think both of our famailies wouwld be siting watching the Engand match live( it was on here at 8am
    Not that it did much good!
    We have shouted for 3 teams so far and they have all lost England Australia and Japan( it is in our neck of the woods) BnB

    1. Perhaps you are a Jonah rather than a Jones hey!.
      England was on here at 10-35pm and by the time the experts panel had finished their waffling it was a lot later than that!, still we don't have to get up early in the mornings anymore do we!.
      Had a good day at Lyme Park at the weekend, remember there?.

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  3. Deleted comment was repeat on my part!.