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.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Today at the lake, 20.1.2016

Today at the lake, 20.1.2016.

Today at the lake it was brilliant sunshine and we had a full house at the Lake Cafe breakfast club, with Pork pie and a nice iced cake as it was Barry's birthday, had to keep it out of sight though or the Cafe staff would take a dim view of eating our own food, after all if everyone did it the Cafe would close and there's nothing sadder than a boarded up Cafe is there!.
After a chat putting the world to rights and a good laugh we all went our various ways, some shopping others ironing and me and the hound round the park with the Bridge camera today, after missing the Cormorants on Thursday!.
Today were in luck sighting a few pair of Goosander's!, they must just be passing though and stopped for a rest and a snack, remember them doing it last year for a couple of days.

Goosanders


Cormorants still there after a busy weekend emptying the big lake, (see previous post)



A young Moorhen.



A couple of seasiders!.


And finally King Tut the Egyptian Goose  looking for his friends the couple of Swans he seems to attached himself to.

Tut's pal's

Nice view of the dipping pool the Young Rangers that meet here fish out all sorts of bugs and try to identify them

So although it was quite cool out of the sun, we've seen worse days in the Summer here! good day out and Pepe enjoyed it too I'm sure.
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Always keep your words soft and sweet,
Just in case you have to eat them.

 Don't hate yourself in the morning,
Sleep till noon.

And remember,
Drive carefully!,
Its not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Back again, 2016!.

Back again, 2016!.

Happy New Year to all our readers!.
Had a Great Christmas day at son John's with 4 Missionaries for dinner
 and Skyping home to their families during the day according to which time zone their families lived in!.
New Year was quiet with just me and Pepe, he was more indignant with the fireworks than frightened, there again little dogs always think they are lions don't they!.
Table setting.

Two lady missionaries , Far left and centre.

Two male missionaries

Group games, Pepe joining in!

My two beautiful Grand -daughters!.


No show without Punch they say, who are 'they' by the way??.

Today at the lake!.
Watched the Cormorant's fishing, there were 8 of them in the trees on the larger of the two islands on the big lake (Etherow) and the way the cormorants were fishing there won't be many fish left by the end of the weekend!, 
Drying out.



They were pulling up fish that they couldn't even get down their throats.

Got one!

And another!

Full up for a few hours ?.

Others types on view today.

A pair of tufted Ducks.


What film does this remind you of, hint: Kevin Costner!.
'The Bodyguard' of course!.

The happy couple of Mallards.
Sorry no Teals, The boy wonder Ryan say's he's seen some on the river,!, but I think he's winding me up, having just found out my surname!.
Well that's it for now again, perhaps not so long next time now I've caught up with my self.
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Diarrhoea is hereditary.
It runs in your jeans.

A plastic surgeon was asked if he'd ever been asked to do anything unusual.
"No" he said "But I have raised a few eyebrows.

Did you hear of the cowboy dressed in brown paper.
He was arrested for rustling.

It's the way I tell em!.
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