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.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Birthday Venue, 17.8.2017.

Had a good day out today, we went to Pico's restaurant in Glossop!.
Free parking for 4hrs for customers!, and the main thing is they are very dog friendly, which for us was the one of the main attractions as we were a party of 5 with 3 Dogs!.  
So we had gathered together here instead of our usual venue at the Etherow Garden Centre Cafe, Sorry Maggie!.

 
There is a very varied menu and something to suit most people.
Here is part of the menu.
 

There was 5 of us, celebrating mate Davids birthday which is on Sunday but today was the only day that we could all get together!.
That's David with the mustache, with Peter  

Some one else's view.

Mary, Peter's wife and Jean in Red!

Jean showing us all up with a new hair do and make up!.

And someone caught me without my hat on!

Between chatting about all things dog related, and putting the world to rights, looking round I realised that the owners must have been to Drew Pritchards the Salvage Hunter for their decorations and lighting, if you watch his program on TV you will see the type of items he buys and sells.
I remember having that lady picture on the far left, years ago




This couple are from Etherow as well, small world, there again they have a Cockerpoo too

Think we will be having another trip there in the near future!.

Leaving the others afterwards Pepe and I took a walk around and right next door was The Mountain Warehouse with all the outdoor gear so I bought a pair of  trousers that were going at half price, End of Summer Sale???, we've not had any yet have we?.
In the Market on the High Street got the latest Celine Dion CD at a good price, so a good day all round, just got back to the car and the heavens opened for a while to wash us home!.

Got a nice plant at the Etherow Garden Centre this past week as well, 

Very bright colours and very shiny foliage,which is said to get better in the Autumn, Mary looked it up and the common name is the Mirror plant because the leaves are so shiny.


 The gazebo at the Garden centre is looking a lot better now the legs have been raised, lighter and the big people don't bang their heads now.


Nice job Ryan!, I just did a bit of supervising, old habits die hard!.

Nice atmosphere, and there is a nice family of Robins hopping all over the place.

The Spam and Egg torpedo's are to die for!.

Well that's it again, 
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Children brighten a home, they never turn the lights off!.

 A small boy gets separated from his father at the funfair and asks a policeman to help find him.
the policeman tries to get a description. 
What's your father like he asks,
Beer and women, replies the boy.

Today I saw a man trying to chat up a Cheetah.
Hello I thought,
Hes trying to pull a fast one!.
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

More of the Amelia Rose build!.

As it was a mite damp at the lake again today, and its 1st August 2017!!, it seemed to put a lot of people off, so after a drink and some of the new menu's delicious Salt and Pepper chips at Maggie's Place in the Garden Centre Cafe I decided I'd had enough so it was home for us!.
I'll bet some of you thought I'd given up on the Narra Boat, 'Amelia Rose' my latest build project!, but after a cuppa I retired to the workshop and did a bit of modelling!.
First tried out the transfers supplied with the kit, and even if I say it myself they look quite well, but there is some more fitting out on the superstructure before I can do anymore transfers!

Ie, doors fitted on the rear cabin, might mark the transfers fitting them first!


The doors on the front of the boat, just noticed the dust on the roof, shame on me!, that will dust off though.


The steering servo fitted and bracket glued and screwed in place



Then decided to give the inside of the body a drop of paint so it was out with the acrylic paint and did the ends and sides, the bottom will be given a coat of varnish before covering with the removable cover, needs to be removable as the ballast needs fitting last of all.

Drop of paint on the rear lower deck as well.

More later, watch this space!.
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Thousands of years ago cats were worshiped as gods!.
Cats have never forgotten this.

Cars these days are almost foolproof, 
As long as the fool behind the wheel stays awake.

When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and said to my father, "I'm very sorry we did all we could, But he pulled though!!.
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