Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Old dog new tricks.

 After much toing and froing the new house/project I've been after is going to be mine come the end of Jan and so the process of planning is already in hand. The main house has an art deco vibe going on and we plan to accentuate and work with the existing theme but it also has a rather badly built annex which I'm hoping to replace with something like that shown in pic below. Its way way out of my usual area of expertise but I've been feeling rather trapped in my ways and I feel like I have one more good multi year job in me, so glass and zinc it is......fingers crossed.

Sunday, 13 September 2020


 For some reason though I cant quite put my finger on it I reckon this stuff would taste great, I need to find out.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Times past.

 Its my fathers birthday today, an event that due to the passing of time has become more easily forgotten with every passing year. Even though he has been gone for 35 years now I feel lately that I understand him more than I ever did and I wish I could spend a little time talking to him, happy birthday Dad.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Sunday, 31 May 2020


My little uns are getting better every song, but then I would say so!

Friday, 8 May 2020


My Mum who passed recently would have loved to have been around today as her memories of this day 75 years ago were quite vivid. For her and many more today is a day of personal triumphs and for those of us who came later a day of family history coming to life. My mums brothers returned home safely and a little girls knew her life was going to be one unthreatened by rationing and potential death from above....we are going to celebrate with a big bonfire in her memory was a victory both large and small.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Springing up

My boy is 9 tomorrow and the little fella is not so little now.....sadly for him his workload is increasing which makes at least one of us happy!

Saturday, 25 April 2020


Lockdown gives everybody time to indulge, watch TV, eat, drink, grow veggies ...whatever takes your fancy. We have been doing all the fore mentioned plus playing and writing lots of music. As a reminder of my past my sister dug out an original Ellery bop t shirt...35 years old, somebody knows how to do their washing properly.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Bumscratch school of excellence.

I always considered home schooling as was not keen on the 'man' getting a hold of my children....well now the 'man' says we have!

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Quit bugging me.

I'm bored and annoyed with all the coronavirus hysteria already, yes I know its very serious but we will cope and we will get past this and much quicker if people keep their heads. This site is pretty good for information without extra added zombie apocalypse crap.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Honda Jazz, Fiat 500, Micra, Yaris, Hyundai i10....clown cars all of them! My life is blighted by a constant stream of clown cars all seemingly incapable of speeds greater than 25 mph regardless of road conditions. These abominable excuses for automobiles are driven by people who loathe driving and would much rather be pedalling childrens toys (bikes) except they are afraid of the weather etc and in the female case not able to do hair or apply makeup whilst motoring along at the frightening velocity they seem to believe they are doing.....clown cars are not cars....get off the road, buses were made for you and your soul crushing driving habits! aaaaah, that feels better.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Circus, circus.

The clowns are out in force in the American senate today, I hope the spirit of Brexit appears and bites them on the arse in November.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Rocking christmas.

My girls celebrating xmas in their own style.