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, 20 January 2017

Today's outing and Amelia Rose build continued.


Good day out at the lake today, after the rest of the week was so miserable!, been busy though so not too bad. 
Pepe's check up and yearly booster at the Vets on Tuesday then he was at the Dog Groomers for his regular wash and trim, its all been a bit too much for the little fellow!.

Still he was ready and waiting for me putting my boots on this morning and we had a nice walk round the big lake, after we had helped put the world to rights at the Cafe!.
Then it was a visit to my favourite watering hole "The Windmill" at Denton on the way home, got to get Pepe a doggy bag, that's my excuse anyway!.

Continuing with the build report on the Amelia Rose, I'd set up the rudder and added a few bars at the side of the support as it seemed a bit vulnerable stuck there on its own.


Then added a bit of filler to smarten it up.

Added a bit of plastic tube to the roof vents.

Just making sure the bitz & bobz fit before we go any further.
Battery compartment 

Steering servo bracket.

Gave the hull a coat of undercoat last week when the weather was a bit warmer 

Then today, as it looked so nice I decided to mask up the bottom of the hull again and spray its black bottom, trouble was its in the garage and too cold to be painting really.

Not a good idea really, the paint that's supposed to be touch dry in 20 mins might be dry for my next post!!, still looking good, can't see the joints so my woodworking skills not too bad!.

Can't paint in the house as Pepe and my Golden Angels might suffer the fumes, not to mention myself

Well that's it for today folks.

Where's the joke for today I hear you asking?.

Whilst waiting for Pepe to be washed and trimmed, sat in the local Cafe having a drink and a bun, noticed this on the wall, one for the lady readers!.

Got this one off my Sister and her hubbie in OZ, why don't we have stools like this in our Cafe's?.



  1. Its surprising that once you paint the hull it looks like a boat not a piece of wood. Who are your golden angels who may be affected by paint fumes? BnB

    1. The Golden angels are those fish in the tank, not any golden blondes so no need to get excited and thinking of buying big hats!.

    2. Hows Joyce? BnB

    3. Joyce is doing better and getting out and about again, though its bitterly cold here at the moment, looks like it may brighten up next week.