Latest page!

A new page: it’s about maps of walks I have done…though sometimes, I have forgotten to switch the app on when I start a walk, or forget to unpause it when I take a break!

Have a dekko at it!

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Mogs at Christmas

Twas the day after Christmas and out in the shed,
Sat a tired old Moggie, it’s battery dead.
It’s bumpers were rusted, the floor pans had holes, the seats and carpets had been eaten by moles.
The tyres had dry rot, the fuel tank was leaking, a turn of the steering wheel sent tie rods a-creaking.
So I put on my coat with a weight on my heart, and went out to the shed to get it to start.
The engine turned over-there arose such a clatter! I knew from the sound, “timing chain chatter”.
From under the dash there came a bright flash: the wiring harness had just turned to ash!
“I’ve had it with Morgans!” I finally swore.
“Enough is too much! I can’t take any more!”
When what to my red, teary eyes should appear, but a little Englishman (hey, I might need a beer!)
“Good day,” I heard, as he tapped on my shoulder, “I’m Joe Lucas” he said as the car continued to smoulder.
“This one can be saved; there’s no reason to grieve. All you need is some faith man, you’ve got to believe!”
“A hammer! Some duct tape! Get me some tools! When you work on these cars, just make up the rules!”
“We’ll get her cranked over – no way that she’ll stall ( but stand over there with your back to the wall).”
A cough and a splutter, the cacophony stunning, I couldn’t believe it! The old thing was running!
The ghost winked at me and said, kicking a tyre, “Whatever you do, DO NOT TOUCH THIS WIRE!”
The old man then vanished amid sneezes and farts, but when the smoke cleared he had left me some parts.
So I opened the shed door and let the windows down, put pedal to metal and went in to town.
And I thought to myself as I crunched second gear-
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.
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Wood turning

A great way to spend time, on the wood lathe….and if it doesn’t turn out, climb the learning curve a bit more, and create firewood!

Today’s efforts, made using offcuts of some oak kitchen worktop:

and from my earlier work:

this is an Unstone Flysaway

and various fruit bowls…

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2022 Donmog Calendar

This is a (low res) file of the calendar I have produced for Donmog, a local centre of the Morgan Sports Car Club. A high res version is available for you to download and print yourselves, though I can produce a printed version if you wish. Contact me.

DonMog Calendar 2022 Low Res

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Look what I have been driving!

A present from my family while we were on holiday in Norfolk! This is an APC tracked vehicle at the Muckleburgh Collection, not too far from Cromer. 3 fast laps of the circuit there…great fun, and I got a certificate too! Passengers were James, Drew and Rach!

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Introducing the Unstone Flysaway

Do flies land in your beer when you are relaxing on the patio? Well, they will trouble you no more if you use an Unstone Flysaway… from the creative workshops, where the Internationally Acclaimed Award-winning Unstone Grip was developed a few years ago. Hand crafted from the finest woods, this specially grooved work of art will keep your ale safe between sips.

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Latest Hoghaus

Made to order….have a look at the Hoghaus page….

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more bowls!

today’s bowls: a similar to yesterday’s square one, but with the corners cut off, and a tiny round one!

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Ten Day Countdown!

I am now self isolating, nut thankfully, had a negative PCR test. So, lots of jobs being done here at home…I made this square bowl today, only 7 inches square, but nice!

and here it is, with 5 apples on it!

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Red Cars share roll bar!

My pal J B Stephens has borrowed my roll bar for the rest of the motorsport season, he became aware he needed a diagonal, something which is not fitted to his…so with the deft use of a few spanners, and a visit from him, mine was soon removed, and he winged his way back to wildest Cheshire with it…he now tells me it has been swapped over, and let’s hope the rest of the season is a good one for him….

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