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.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A walk in the mud, Dec 2015.

A walk in the mud, Dec 2015.
At least it didn't rain today and the walk was nice though a bit muddy when your belly is as near to the ground as Pepe's
I suppose we shouldn't complain when you see the state of Cumbria and those poor people struggling to get their houses in order again, for some its been the second time this year!.
Son John was up there last week sorting out one of the chapels there which was only a few feet from the river though 4ft below the path, finished up 2ft high in the ground floor of the chapel!.

On a brighter note, some pictures from the park,
You keep eating I'll watch your backs.

King Tut the Egyptian Goose, 

Faithful friend of the two swans.

Not too keen on Pepe!.

My friendly Robin from the Cafe.

Pepe in Christmas mood, and keeping warm with Bob's wife Joyce                                    

A bit of excitement at the lake today as well, we watched the tree loppers cutting up the tree that had blown down into the canal a few weeks ago, big job as you can see.

The shredders at full belt

What young lad wouldn't want one of these in his Christmas stocking!

Using those two big trees near the yellow pick up to haul the logs out of the canal, I thought it was going to topple them over as well, as their roots are well out of the ground, still they know what they are doing hey!.

Done at last!.

For those of you that use the Etherow Cafe here are the Christmas opening times, its a nice walk round the park after your Christmas feasting.

There was a nice Christmas tree at John's on Sunday when we went for our usual dinner.

Don't know me without The hat?.


Doctor Doctor, I feel like a spoon, 
Sit there and don't stir.

Doctor Doctor, I get a terrible pain in my eye when I drink a cup of coffee.
Try taking the spoon out.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him to how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day!.

Did you hear about the two Mexican fire fighting brothers, they were called Hose A and Hose B.

Its the way I tell em!.

Bye for now.


  1. Must have been interesting watching the tree being demolished
    Pepe looks very long suffering in his antlers he wears them every year to humour you but wheres your Christmas hat?

  2. I'm thinking of putting some LED lights round my Tilley Hat, battery operated of course!.
    Always good watching professionals at work, watching anyone work is better than working yourself.