Monday, 19 February 2018

A finished Piglet

The little Piglet is all finished.  All we need now is some warn weather and I'll see if she floats.  It came in at 15kg empty which should mean I can get it on and off the roof without straining my poor old back too much.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Ten days of winter sun in Fuerteventura.  Not as hot as it can be this time of year but defiantly
a whole lot better than back home.


                                           Sculptures at Morro Jable

                                           On the wild west coast.

                                                      My birthday treat from the hotel staff.  Shame about the cake.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Well, thats all done and dusted then.

Christmas and New year is all done and over with.  That sounds like I don't enjoy it all - I do, but I really get fed up with the hype.  Yes its good not to go to work and catch up with family and stuff but it doesn't warrant a two month build up does it?

Seeing the boys over Christmas was good and we did manage a brief trip to Ely by boat but Lorrain being full of cold meant we did not venture further.  Not that I'm bothered - it was just nice to get away.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Off to Lanzarote again for a little winter sunshine.  Costa Teguise this time which made a change.  We had a car for the whole ten days and although we didn't use it every day, we did manage to get out and see most of the island.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Piglet's paint

Managed to get a couple of coats on the little pig.

I have been trying to find out what my solar panel is doing but with all this sunny weather, its a bit difficult.  I use the inverter in the evening, drawing from the batteries, but by the time I get up in the morning, the regulator is flashing, indicating that it has charged them back up and has gone into 'float' mode. 
So it is providing ample power at the moment.  It will be interesting to see what it does as the days get shorter.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Evening paddle

Had a lovely evening paddle through 'the backs' from the Granta Mill pond down to Jesus lock. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017