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.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

coffee to go

My coffee tasted just a bit better in my new mug this is made up of these little joys, well mine anyway.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

school daze

We found out today that number one daughter has been accepted by the grammar school of our choice. We are lucky enough to live in an area that has a great choice of grammars unlike sadly most of the rest of the country. As happy as I am I'm aware that we are more than likely committing now to living here ( or nearby) long term, something I never intended. Its a great area to live in but my work/hobby is restoring period houses and the Wirral is a relative desert architecturally and so a future move around here is somewhat of a problem. The biggest issue is though the possible/probable advent of a Corbyn labour-communist government. A Corbyn govt would mean great financial harm to family OTW and perhaps in doing away with grammar schools would eradicate the main reason we have stayed here. So again I find myself wondering just what to do for the best, I just wish we could settle things down and have 10 years of boring political peace.....fat chance.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Ho hum.

For E.K......Kangzzzzz!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Sounds familiar

The language used here is only allowed with no media and political outrage given the protected status of the individual concerned, from my side of the colour chart such language would have consequences. This growing desire for a separate existence is fine by me but I've a feeling apart....has been tried before, now where was that?

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


I was going to see this house later on in the week but agent just called to say its gone under offer. Its a nice solid house and as smaller than here it is what I'm looking for. It came with 3-28 acres which gave me options for future usage and was closer to Chester than where I am now which is something I am also keen on. It was a bit early for me to buy given I'm still working here but it is a good house....the one that got away? I hope not.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Crummy stuff

Inbetween rain showers,storms and mini hurricanes I'm trying to cut stone so as I can get an early start on work come spring. I'm still planning in the medium term to sell up here but plenty of work to do on various houses here before then. I enjoy the masonry work and have tons to cut over next few weeks but roof work and drains....urgh!