Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting prepared

1024scramble9Getting prepared for Sundays visit to the Lightning QRA day at Bruntingthorpe Airfield, camera batteries charged, kit packed especially my ear defenders. Weather forecast is for a nice sunny day, so lets hope it stays that way. Always great to meet the lads who spend their spare time keeping the two jets in good order. A few ex Lightning pilots are giving talks during the day, so should get some good stories there. Not sure what role I will be playing if any, as lots of ex Lightning ground crew turn up for these occasions, but am sure I will play a small part in the proceedings.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

English Electric Lightning 60th Anniversary

scramble111-2Have designed a one off A4 print to mark the occasion which is being held at Bruntingthorpe Airfield on the 27th July 2014 with a double QRA Scramble. The prints will be on sale at the LPG shop on site on the day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Tablet

ipad4Just invested in a new tablet to replace the Samsung android one I used, just a bit small for comfort, given my eyesight. Now have an Apple iPod which has a larger screen and it fits the bill nicely, much easier to use and wireless connection is a lot more stable.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Back to sorting out the Garden

After completing my website rehash, basic layout at the minute, so improvements when I get the time. The garden  is needing my attention right now, so started by removing 6 feet of tree trunk which has been dead for a number of years, and was beginning to tilt from the vertical. It came out with minimal effort, the roots mainly rotted away. What to do with it now?  Will get the tree saw out and see if it useable for firewood, my son has a wood burning stove, so could be of use there. The whole  area where the stump was needs a good dig over, so maybe tomorrow if the weather holds out.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New Website

my site pageAfter some thought I have created a new website, this time with the main theme of Photo Restoration, to see if I can generate some income. Digital photography is one of my main hobbies, so why not use the knowledge gained over the years. Creating a website also keeps me up to speed with html. Adding things like Google verification code, site hit counter and a Pay Pal link added am sure there are lots more I can add. Have 2 pages to do yet, but no rush, the basic set up is in place, now just need a few visitors.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sleepless Night

For some unknown reason I woke up at 4am this morning, daylight just beginning to break, could not get back to sleep. Made a cup of tea and watched the BBC news and still not tired. Maybe a wee dram needs to be substituted with a hot chocolate. Or join facebook insomniacs group.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Not so sunny today

IMG_2178-1024Decided to clean out the greenhouse, plants needed to go outside, tomatoes needed potting in larger pots, snails needed moving out etc., Two lovely potted Canna Lilies, one in flower, the other ready to. Found some bamboo poles for the tomatoes, so everything looking good now. Tied up some clematis to the trellis and generally had a good tidy. Some weeds on the pebble path need to be cleared, but that can wait till tomorrow.