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  2. We partook on Bank Holiday Monday and it was lovely. Pint in a milk carton Went down well :-) Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  3. I have learnt that we consume a lot more milk with all four of us at home. It must be 20odd pints a week! Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  4. Rollin' rollin' rollin keep those dawgies rollin'! The boys had a very quick walk this morning. The playing fields and woods had been taken over by travellers for the last four days, but this morning they were gone! What remained was all of the detritus and foetid areas in the woods where they had dumped the contents of their chemical toilets. The 'blue footed beagle' is not something I wanted in the house! So the boys were on their leads and chivvied around the walk until the council have time to conduct one of their napalm operations to clean the disgusting mess! Monday was shopping day, so there was not much of an opportunity for a firkle. To complicate matters further, Lincolnshire County Council had decided to conduct roadworks on every single road in and out of town. It took us an hour and fifteen minutes to get to Lincoln. I was not a happy bunny, particularly as every single workman at every single site was sat in the cab of their lorry reading the paper. Sitting in the cab was what I was doing while Ellie was doing the shopping. However, I was not reading the paper. I was redesigning the rolling stock. By the time I had finished with the design process I must have reinvented the wheel several times and thought of every overly complicated solution that there was. Eventually I hit on a simple solution and so I could get on with some firkling today. Ellie wanted to visit Wilko's for yet more gubbins to keep the grandkids occupied over the next few days and I was happy to tag along. I need to stock up on nuts and bolts. Ben Gunn's security and various jigs in the workshop had seriously depleted my stock. So it wasn't until the afternoon that I could get down to a good firkle and make a start on the rolling stock. First things first, I dipped into my cache of 'good wood'. I selected a length of spalted beech and to save as much of the precious timber as I could, I just used a metre of it and the resawed that metre to give me two planks. The figure was quite spectacular. Some might say, too good for a toy train, but if you don't have things made from quality timber how will you grow up to appreciate the wood? I laid out the components so that the figure would wrap around each wagon and carriage I was making. With the walnut I using it gave everything a coffee and cream feel! I then cut everything to size on the table saw and bundled each set of parts together ready to make the joints. I was going to make box joints again. Lots of glueing surface and it's a joint I can make quickly and precisely. I got the joints cut on the two wagons, but time began to run out on me. We have the grandkids for the next two days and on Friday Ellie has organised to cut Ben Gunn's hedges. So I quickly cut and glued up some pine stock to make the chassis for the rolling stock. Good job I have plenty of clamps! I will try and fit in a firkle in the evenings if I can, otherwise I'm going to be doing chores and playing games for the next three days!
  5. Feel free to disagree with me, I think it means everything and I have never been let down or disappointed by a well presented company, first impressions count.
  6. Well,that wouldn't be hard I am booked for a week end of June , it ain't happening though , is it?
  7. Hopefully I can appreciate it one day. Having a boat to go out and about at your leisure is one thing, posting on a Broads forum can get in the way!
  8. thanks mouldy, certainly is a bit dire at the mo but we are trying!
  9. Here we go again. This Sunday coming our local clay shooting ground is to be open (Members only). Finger crossed nowt stops it this time round. First time since March. I was gonna really spoil mysen and go on the Mighty Tiger, therefore gettin in two hobbies in one go. Unfortunately the wx forecast for Sunday is not so good. It'll be Trevor Transit then. Bring it on Can't wait, I normally have four rounds - Sporting, Double Rise, DTL and *****. Might have to double up, that'll be 250 cartridges expended then Griff
  10. Thanks Ian, appreciate that. Shall miss cove and its occupants _ nice people.
  11. Kevin Taylor, Pegasus Yachts, told me his biggest competitor was himself, too many second hand boats out there.
  12. We took the decision over a zoom chat interesting is the fact that this virus was here before 2020 and an elderly aunt who shielded from March and still is being a recent cancer victim actually was poorly with her husband 2 weeks before Christmas and been well since. I was flattered for nine days over the new year but my anti body test came back negative...I guess some would see the test as pointless not know any possible future ailments but there is one big positive in knowing you have the anti body's and that would be knowing that your own immune system can do its job well many have had this before or had no symptoms or little before it was even named .and then of course down the line when the vaccination time comes because if i had the anti body's there is no way on earth I would take any vaccine Finny
  13. Ray

    My Day

    Great story 😂 👍
  14. Thanks for that. I said all along that it was not that Low over the low countries and Denmark, coupled to a complex Altantic chart.
  15. Drinking more - but mainly G&T. I spend a lot of time normally ferrying my daughter to classes in Norwich, and rather than keep coming home and back it's easier to pick something up
  16. I do hope the restrictions are lifted in early July, I am due to go down to the boat on the on the 7th July. If the staying overnight rules have been rescinded. Lets hope for the best. Regards Alan
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  18. My problem was with wombles and hats to dance around etc rather than sails!
  19. Looks like a nice area to get some much needed fresh air and exercise Ian. Think the grass could do with some wet stuff, everywhere seems to be getting extremely dry!
  20. Mardling with Rob at Sutton last week, he said he's been rushing about like a mad thing with sales and fender-kickers.
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