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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Changing Bank Account and TV Licencing


It is rather reassuring that TV licencing write to us to confirm the change of bank account details for paying for our licence from our new bank account.

However asking us to "carefully check" that the bank account details we supplied to them are correct is a tad difficult, as they have **** some of the account number! Doh 😂🤣😂🤣😂


Friday, April 23, 2021

Sign Writing

 This afternoon I touched up the shadowing on the sign writing on the starboard side of the cabin. 

With the painting on this side of the boat completed we turned her around again and then had a visit from the small family of new ducklings. 

Time for coffee.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Garden Steps Part 5

 Today Jo and I (mostly Jo) finished off the new steps in our garden.

Newly laid 3 pieces of crazy paving above the 5th step.

As viewed from above.

We then finished off the stone layering above the 3rd step, and added plants and some features.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Garden Steps Part 4

Having spent the last week or so working around the site, this morning Jo and I returned to working on the new steps alongside our bunkers. 

We were not happy with the 4th step where we had previously put it straight up above the 3rd step, so we have moved it to the side of the 3rd step and added a 5th step above the 4th. 

Jo has also started to layer the garden above the 3rd step.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Garden Steps Part 2

 Third step installed this morning. 

After lunch we helped with digging out the new rose bed and hadn't tidied up after fitting the new step, so I have just cleaned up around the new step and filled in the gap below the bottom step with some gravel.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Garden Steps

 Busy afternoon, Jo and I constructed the 1st two stone steps alongside our bunkers up to where the new staging will be, using recycled materials.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Recovered Timber for New Access Staging on our Garden

 Today Jo and recovered the old timber that had been removed from the offside non-residential moorings opposite us which was replaced as the original was collapsing.

This photo is an old photo but the timber is all on the bank behind the new pontoon, but since this photo the fence had been replaced which made recovery more interesting.

I used a boat hook to pull the timber towards us and Jo grabbed and put it into the workboat.

This was all the timber recovered, and in the workboat ready to have the nails removed and stacked on our patio and pontoon. It took us till lunchtime to do this.

This is me grinding off the old nails after lunch, I then passed the timbers to Jo and she stacked them on our patio and pontoon.

The empty workboat.

The timber neatly stacked temporarily on our patio.

Some recovered fence posts which we hope to use to add a safety fence to the staging which the original did not have.

This is what is left of the collapsing staging, which Jo removed the footway from, to expose what was underneath for Simon to see in preparation for replacing it. 

It needs replacing for 2 reasons, it had started to collapse at the front edge and the footway was sloping, and most of the footway timbers were rotten and a few had already broken due to the rot, due to these 2 reasons it was no longer safe to walk on.

The staging is to give easy access to our hedge at the back of our garden, which without the staging would be impossible get to due to the slope of the garden, especially when wielding hedge trimmers!

In this photo the hedge is on the left.


Friday, September 11, 2020

Hadarford in Railway Modeller

 My narrow gauge model railway Hadarford is in the October issue of Railway Modeller.

Ever since I purchased my 1st issue over 50 years ago, I have always wanted to get a layout of mine within its pages.


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Fence Painting

Yesterday and today, Jo has been painting our mooring fencing, gate and bunkers.
I helped a little until my back started to hurt.
I have had at least 2 of my prolapsed discs return, and I have been taking things easy recently.

The final touches.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

Repainted Gnome

Having been busy lately working on my railway, especially painting, and having my paints out, I decided to repaint our garden gnome.

He looks a lot happier now.


Monday, June 01, 2020

Finished Water Cans

The freshly painted water cans looking a lot better now.


New Gate Fitted

Today the hinges and catch arrived in the post, and I soon had the gate hung in place.

It opens right back out of the way.

From the path side.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Veg Patch

Having set up the new mini greenhouse, Jo has cleared an area of of garden ready for a veg patch.