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.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

At the hide this week.

At the hide this week.
This week went up to the hide at Etherow, up the path past the weir!.

On the way to the Hide.

The hide, deep in the woods, nice and quiet after the screaming kids at the cafe.

What's this one?.

Took some titbits.


Great tit.



Cute hey!.

I can see you!.

On the way back to the Cafe 
Pump house on top pool


High up on the top path

Sun bathing.

Today (Tuesday) went another walk round with friends Bob and Joyce, Joyce had her scooter and had Pepe on her lap,

Joyce was quite a hit with all the children around, all wanting to pet Pepe, don't know why he's yawning, not getting any exercise, and I've told him I'm not buying him a scooter.

Bob and I were busy clicking away with our camera's, here are some of my efforts with my big camera with monopod attached.
Long way away on the island in the middle of the lake

Close up.

Coot nest, look at the weaving in that.

Calm waters 

How do these trees keep up??.

The happy couple

Tricky stuff with the Yellow filter, like the iconic poster with the yellow New York taxi with just the taxi in yellow and everything else in Black and White!, now I know how its done.

Pepe had his wash and trim at the usual 6 week interval on Monday.
He doesn't seem to bother at the place we go, "Mucky Pups" in Oldham, and the lady there does a really nice job as you can see.

Just to show him he's not on his own, I had my haircut the next day, so I think he felt a bit better about the fact he had to go.
Well that's all for today folks.


  1. Have we been to the hide if not can we go in September?
    Makes me quite envious seeing all those birds knew the mandarin duck would be in there somewhere! BnB

    1. Hi Babs, don't think you've been to the hide, I only found it the last couple of years, though I've been going to the park since John was a lad!.

  2. A very nice blog, Duckie
    Full of country scenes, flora and fauna.....Nice!
    Pepe looks content on the Go Cart in his new hair do?

    Well done......Bob

    1. Thank you for those kind words Bob, yes I think Pepe would enjoy a scooter ride every day but I'm not quite ready for one yet!.

  3. One of the boat club members, Kean told me the unidentified bird is is a Reed Bunting!, thanks for that Kean!.