New Useful Toy

A Bondic Welder! Using a liquid glue which is hardened by the UV light. Apparantly it will bond just about everything! Here, it welded the elephant’s ear back on. Last week, it helped mend an allen key that locks our windows.. Reight good!

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Haunted Disused Railway

Sometimes, and it is scary, walking along the old Unstone Line, which was very busy in its day, moving coal and coke around….as you walk along, you sometimes hear what sounds like a train going by…Scary, or what?

A footpath turns right, and takes you under the viaduct to the side of the Mighty River Drone

and then back home.

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Transportable Garden

With this nice weather, and a clear diary, we are spending lots of time in the garden. The raised bed was filling up niceley…but we had some shallots to plant…
This is a great use for a big plastic basket…lined with the mesh that doesn’t allow weeds (or worms) through…success!

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Odd photographs from recent local walks

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Where does ‘spare time’ go?

yesterday at the Railway Engine workshop, one of my jobs was polishing a pair of piston oilers from the loco that used to work at the Penryn slate quarry, today with the Bottling Squad at Drone Valley Brewery, my job was to pperate the Crown Corker!

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bowing my head in shame!

Just had the Mog’s annual MOT, and to my horror, realised it had done only 2600 miles since the last one! Fair enough, it was off the road for a few weeks while I was having the back axle rebuilt, the other excuse being the volume of rain we have had since about August. I don’t mind using the Mog in the rain, but don’t like putting a soaking wet Mog back in the garage… This morning, I have replaced an exhaust bracket, and gobboed another joint, then took it for a nice drive around the local villages.

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Nice Ice at The Crispin

I’d enjoyed a very tasty filled oatcake…but felt there was room for maybe a small dessert….This was really ace!
Three different flavours, whizzy cream, wafer tubes….aaaaahhhh!

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Recent walks…

all local, the latest with the walking group..which included a pub lunch at the end of the walk…

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almost the end of the year…..

but superb roof-off Mog weather! After all the rain we have had, it was nice to get out, and be able to put a DRY car in the garage after a trip! This was just around our local lanes and hilltops…

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Christmas and Boxing Day walks

from Beeston, with the family…around Attenborough and the Uni’s Highfields park….(one each day)

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