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 with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, 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.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Past weekend, 21st & 22nd,2015

Past weekend, 21st & 22nd, 2015.
Past week at the lake (Etherow Country Park), this weekend the place was packed out, people taking advantage of the good weather.
Path from the farm.

Usually have this to yourself in the week.

New friends at the cafe, taking Pepe's picture whilst I take theirs!.

A bit more relaxed round the big lake.

Plenty of wildlife about.



Plenty of courting going on at the moment.

Spring must be in the air.


Drying out, whilst on the look out, fishermen hate them, there again its prob-abelly  because they catch more fish, terrible thing jealousy!.


Hybrid goose.

I always take a few treats to attract the birds out.


Had a walk up on the top path this weekend too, just to see if I can!, in December when I had the chest infection it was a real struggle but now it's a doddle again.

Watching for birds at the top and a drink for the lad, that's my excuse anyway.

Nuts to you too, say's he!.

Is that a squirrel up there?.

Bought Pepe a new harness at the weekend from Addisons, the Pet shop at Lees in Oldham, what a shop if you can't find something to fit your dog there you have got to have some funny shaped Dog that's all I can say!.
This one is a "Red Dingo" from Australia, (the Harness not the dog) so it will always remind us of our Relatives in OZ.

Did you see the eclipse?,
Friend Bob did, where he took it from is a mystery though!. 

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  At my time of life, getting a little action means the prune juice is working.

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst, or they are sticking to their diets!.

Forget health foods, I need all the preservatives I can get.

Frequent naps prevent old age.
especially if you take them whilst driving!.
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Well that's it again until the next time


Monday, 16 March 2015

Over the weekend 14th-15th March 2015

Not much going on at the lake on Saturday, so it was a nice walk round the lakes with Pepe.

Saw this fisherman pull this 17lbs carp out of the lake, need a lot of chips with that hey!.

Some of the wild life seen whilst walking.
Look at the size of those feet on this Moorhen!.



More mandarins 

You don't normally see any White on them, but tempted these out of the water with some seed.

On the bridge

As you can see nice White bellies


Some nice ducks again, quite a bit larger these though 


All the ducks and geese are getting the nests ready now, can't wait to see this years chicks!.

On the Sunday there was the Steering Comp on at the club,


During the week I started taking up the decking, if you remember I slipped and fell on it in the frosty weather so decided not the give it another chance to catch me out again.

I had bought this saw from B&Q a few weeks ago when it was on offer, am I glad I did as it's been brilliant and well worth the money

£29.95

"The first cut is the deepest" they say or was that a song from the past?.

Second bite at it.



All done and the inspector checking it out to make sure its been done properly, you know what they say "There's no show without Punch"
So it's just a going over with the Jet washer now to clean it all up, and get rid of the scrap wood of course, going to use some of it to strengthen the bottom of the fence you can see there, as next doors puppy is trying to get though to play with Pepe, it will learn that he's not very pleased with other dogs!

This past weeks bargains
Hadn't seen this hardback book in the shops and there it was in a charity shop at 75p!, 

Saw it the next day in Morrisons  at £18.99, with paperback at half price £3.99!.

Then picked up this nice big plant pot, thought that looks nice and warm for one of my Mother-in- Law's Tongue cactus, that will last in there for a few years, they usually burst the pot when they get too big!


Well that's all for now folks 
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What does the dentist of the year get?.
A little plaque!.

Doctor Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a spoon.
Well sit there and don't stir.
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Monday, 9 March 2015

Nice weekend. 7-8th March. 2015.

Nice weekend. 7-8th March. 2015.

Saturday friend Bob and I went to the Model boat show at Ellesmere Port Boat museum!.


We loaded the boat on the Friday afternoon, getting it down the stairs at Bob's was a bit tricky but you know what they say "Two heads are better that one, even if they are sheeps heads!..
So it was off to the show on the Saturday morning bright eyed and bushy tailed, only took three quarters of an hour to get there but still finished up at the back of the car park , too far to take the boat inside so here are some pictures Bob took to show his boat off.

In the trade hall, last time here we were showing Bob's Great Eastern!.

Friend Charlie.

Who's is this?.

Framed

In the lock.

So a good time was had by all, Nice dinner early to miss the queues, checked all the stands and trade stalls and then after Bob, Charlie and I had a cuppa and toasted teacake it was off home, never saw Charlie pass us unless it was the flash of lightning and sonic boom around the time we got on the M56!.

Sunday Marjorie and I went to the Stable Gate Pub for their wonderful Sunday Roast, Usually go to son John's but he is up to his eyes with an extension to the house at the moment and didn't want to bother him, so it was the Stable Gate and a nose bag this week, then we went to the Daisy Nook Garden Centre for  look round and a Coffee, packed as usual, very popular Cafe there.

Marjorie insisted on buying me this Photo frame for me and Pepe.


Picture was an original taken by friend Bob a few years ago I took the background picture at the Appleton Eddie Stobart depot, Bob wasn't there of course, me and Pepe taken by Bob at Etherow Park and  then with the wonders of photoshop and Bob's expertise turned out well don't you think!. 

The finished item in place, with my other interests, reading, plants, and music, the 50's,60's and 70's of course not this modern stuff, still it would be a funny old world if we were all the same wouldn't it.

Talking about dogs here is the seating arrangement at our house!.

Mine.

Pepe the little Chihuahua!.

Went to the lake today, raining all day, only me there, I wonder why, perhaps others aren't as daft as me hey.
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Two men standing at the bus stop discussing their resent illnesses.
One said "My doctor said he would have me on my feet in a couple of weeks"
"And did he?".
"Yes I had to sell the car to pay his bill".

A basketball player and a jockey just robbed a bank.
The police are looking high and low!.

I asked the doctor for something for my liver.
He gave me a pound of onions!.
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Thats all folk's.


Monday, 2 March 2015

First week in March 2015

First week in March 2015.
Went to the lake on Saturday, though I didn't stay long with the weather!, managed to get a few Duckie pictures before it got too cold though.

Male Mandarins



Female Mandarin.

Mr & Mrs.

Coot

Met one of my friends Lawrence there and sat in his big beautiful Volvo, very nice!.

Then tried out the Colour filters in the car park .

Yellow Filter

Blue filter

Blue again

Last one the Red.

The previous week had to take the car in for its MOT passed alright but tyres were only just in the limit!.
Whilst there, their lovely whippet remembered me as the one who had given her treats before and I only go once a year, not daft are they.


Had all the tyres changed today, can't be too careful in this icy weather can you!. 
Direct Tyres in Stockport,opposite Aldi, good service and in and out in about 20 minutes, then on to the lake for lunch!.

Bargain of the week, is this new coat, how much do you say, you won't believe it £5 at the charity shop, still had the original labels on!

From the previous post, the squirrel with the missing ear, finally got it painted up and clear lacquered, just like new now, previous bargain of the week!.  

Finally here is one of Pepe's friends at the Lake's Breakfast Club, a nice little Pomeranian.

Son John sent me a link to the 10 most vicious dogs the other day and Pepe (Chihuahua) was top of the list!!!.
Not a vicious bone in his body.

"Vicious!, don't make me laugh", says Pepe 

Off to the Ellesmere Model boat show next week with Barmouth Bob!, hope to get some good pictures between us, Pepe spending the day with his Auntie Joyce, plenty of fussing there then!.

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 Instead of a joke today have a look at this Video Bob found on Youtube, I'm sure you will like it!.
Australian magpie playing with Dog!.

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