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 below the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Bike!.

The Bike!, October 2015.

The other week I went mad and bought a folding bike!, not for serious riding you understand, just so I could put it in the car and go out into the country ie, Derbyshire and park up and ride on the trails that were created by Mr Beeching closing all the small railway lines that he thought weren't making money. At least something good came out of it with some nice cycling paths in the country!.
Today after a visit to the Breakfast club at Etherow, Pepe and I after a sausage buttie went over to Lyme Park and as we are members of the National Trust didn't have to pay to get in!, which was a bonus.
Here is the Bike in Folded Mode, folds quite small really!, a bit like origami until you get used to the folding bit!. 

Fits in my small car without even folding down the rear seats!.

Here we are outside the Cafe at Lyme Park, friend asked what the small wheels were on the rear carrier, when folded the bike rests on the rear carrier, which means that it can be wheeled about folded and so the weight of the bike isn't really of any concern.

Riding round the park met up with a friend from Etherow who took our picture. 

Pepe seems to like the experience, I had to keep stopping to let people make a fuss of him!, considering I've not been on a bike for **** years it was quite an experience in itself, so the frequent stop's were a blessing really, but we got the hang of it eventually and discretion being the better part of valour didn't overdo it on the first day!  

So it was off back to Etherow via the long pathway out of Lyme Park.
Met some new friends there again so it was worth the effort to go back there, and the drinks are cheaper than the National Trust CafĂ©'s!!. 

We have a nice little "Gadwall" duck visitor at Etherow and I was told about it by my friend of many years at the lake, Ryan, a young lad we met many years ago when he started as a volunteer and is now quite a knowledgeable lad on all things in the park.
Nice to see this little duck, very similar to a Female mallard, only a lot smaller without the blue stripe on its flank.

A mutant goose.

Talking of birds here is the joke of the post!
That's me on the far right!.
One of Bob's photoshop pix's

Been doing a bit of painting on the garden ornaments, the varnish on my dolphins on the garage had got damp behind so I did a bit of rubbing down and then painting with acrylic paint and then some clear Gloss Rustoleum from Homebase to seal it in, looks a lot better and should last for a few more years now. 
 That's all for now folks.


  1. Very nice blog, Duckie

    The bike is a nice idea......The basket will protect Pepe from the bully dogz


    It would be a nice bike ride on the sea wall from Prestatyn to Ffrith Beach

    1. Great minds think alike, it is my next trip out, will bring back plenty of memories that!.
      All depends on the weather, but my face is burning after today's outing!.