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, 3 November 2014

November 2014

November already hey!, where as this year gone, still I suppose it always seems to go faster when you are getting older!.
Been to my favourite place again today, yes that's it Etherow country park.
View across the lake, even a few sailors there sailing their models 

It looks like summer on the balcony of the Cafe here doesn't it, we have had some Summers in the past not this good, perhaps we are now getting our share of the Greenhouse effect at last!.

One of the regulars to the Cafe making friends with a new arrival.

A 12 week old Shar Pei, being well socialised by their owners, the lady owner is one of the cafe workers on a busman's holiday, that's an English expression for someone on their day off visiting their work place!.

I know I've published plenty of Mandarins on here in the past but just had to share these autumn pictures with you, such beautiful birds  

Stay away from my Misses, Mr Coot!.

The greenhouse effect must be having an effect on my Yew tree has it's grown another foot this year, (12 inches that is, not a foot as on the end of your leg) and there are a lot more berries this year!.

Still I'm not complaining, I'll stand this weather until the Spring!.

I was given this beautiful christmas cactus by my friend Marjorie, and it's come into bloom already and as you can see from the following picture such an unusual colour too.
I don't usually keep it on the stove, if you were thinking, no wonder its blooming early if the old fool keeps it on there 

No it's usually kept on top of the cupboard in the kitchen, the house is getting overrun with plants these days, good grief, I will have to get a grip of myself hey!. might be doing flower arranging next!.
He said to the librarian, "I'd like a book , Something very deep".
What about 20,000 Leagues under the Sea?.

Critic; What do you consider your best work of fiction.
Author; "My Last Income Tax Return".

A woman rushed into the hardware store and said "A mousetrap please and hurry because I've got a bus to catch".
"Sorry Lady", said the shopkeeper, "None of the mousetraps we've got are big enough!.
That's all folks   


  1. Great duck photos our Pete - we have a Christmas Cactus too but ours is darker pink and flowers in our winter not Christmas

  2. I have another one but it's an Easter one and that's a red one.🌺.