Since my last post I've been out and about and even bought another new boat!, a model one of course and new to me. Bought it off one of the club members who was finding it a bit too heavy now he's getting older.
I was thinking of doing the same myself converting to just yachts and selling off my motorised boats, then I go and buy this big yacht still I've wanted one of these for a while and the price I was offered it at I will always get my money back and will have the pleasure of it in the meantime won't I!.
The new "J" Class, going to sail it until the winter then will give it and the stand a facelift.
So to get back into sailing after a bit of a slack period decided to get down to the lake and practice with some of my smaller boats, here is the Fiesta.
The Micro Magic and my Spektrum tranny.
In between of course it's a trip to the Cafe for lunches and there is Pepe putting his "I'm never fed at home" act on for the other customers.
One of Pepe's friends at the Cafe "Breakfast club" most mornings.
On the gardening front, added a couple of brackets for the hanging baskets I had hung on the washing line, but got fed up with being garrotted every time I went to the bottom of the garden with the weight of the baskets pulling the line down.
Also changed the plant in the boat as the first one was too fast growing and would have covered the boat very soon
This past Sunday I went to the Colwyn Bay Model boat show and met up with quite a few of our members there, Colin, Pam, Donald, Gordon, Rob, Dave (the) Sharp and Eric Presley, no relation though!.
If you would like to see that event
Met man and wife Garth and Elizabeth Jones there who we had read about many times and followed their builds on the Model Boat Magazine forums, nice to have met in person for a change, over from Yorkshire.
Not many ladies build and sail their own yachts, that's some of hers in the background!.
Also bought a battery pack and charger for the new "J" Class boat, always get a good deal at the shows!.
Friday Marjorie and I went to Biddulph Grange Gardens, a National Trust location near Congleton .
Marjorie loved it being a keen gardener and it being somewhere new to her and good weather, which always makes the day doesn't it.
The lake full of Koi carp.
One of the themed gardens
No show without Punch they say.
NO NO NO, we were only calling in at a pub for a cool drink where this horse and carriage was waiting for the bride and groom!.
Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt, doesn't work.
You've finally got your head together and your body starts to fall apart.
The pharmacist has become your best friend.
You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.
Thats all for now folks!.