Sunday, 24 June 2018

Happy happy.

My eldest celebrating her bday….looking good you big galoot.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Fun time.

I decided to treat myself after umming and ahhhing for a couple of years. Not the custom I used to play but  a more than good standard, now I just need to save up for my MK11 C+ Mesa boogie and I can sadly (or happily) relive my youth.

Monday, 11 June 2018

White van heaven.

I spent an enjoyable sunny morning in the yard picking through block and slab wondering what can be done with various pieces. Some stone lends to specific use and definitely will not cooperate if subjected to purposes not suiting to its standing.....or that's how it seems some times! I drove my truck to the yard and while there became aware of the slowly rusting collection of white transit vans giving me some rather serious attitude.....or that's how it seemed, I may need help haha!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Super lego.

I started hand picking the block for the new walls today, now I know laying them random would have the same effect, its just that.....I can't, some people just like to make things harder for themselves!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Half term fun.

The weather finally turned a couple of weeks back and so I'm building like crazy to make up for lost time. For the kids it means that this half term they will have to entertain themselves as I'm not available to do day trips etc so here is what they have been up to, I'm not sure if messing around at bed time counts as having a bad reputation but they assure me they are working on it!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Wednesday, 2 May 2018


As in most of the UK the weather has been atrocious for months and so because of the last 6 weeks very wet weather I have been instead of building....gardening! something I hate. With the promise of fairer weather to come however I fired up my increasingly creaky knees and got stuck into some demo and digging footings. On the agenda for this summer is a couple of small but interestingly detailed walls plus replacing 14 windows with very heavy hardwood double glazed units along with sandstone cills plus reroofing over kids had better be sunny.

Monday, 23 April 2018


Happy St.Georges day...if its not a thing it should be.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Chinglish girl

My two oldest girls doing their take on a Ramones number....they are good little girls!

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Chip off the old block 2

First of the pillar caps ready from block delivered a week or so ago.....donkey work only for me on this job.

Monday, 26 March 2018


This tractor/car sold recently for $200k, a price that puts it way up in the collectors/vintage car rankings. I'm fond of the tractors made by this manufacturer but I'm not sure about this one little sister however is keen on it....but not for $200k I'd imagine.

Friday, 16 March 2018

chip off the old block

Block for walling and slab for carving and coping just arrived in yard from quarry......being retired is fun.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Comrade steptoe

The labour party's resident Tramp put on a good show for the international socialist revolutionary clown collective or whatever it is he believes in....his performance must be good for the order of Lenin or whatever shit the Russkis dole out nowadays.

Monday, 12 March 2018


RIP Sir Ken, a very funny man, not a bad thing to be in life. At times like these I'm reminded just how (for good or bad) tribal we scousers are. It is something the inland revenue forgot when they put Doddy on trial for tax evasion in Liverpool....a scouse jury !....find him're having a laugh.