Saturday, 10 February 2018

Squadron Plaque

For some time now I have been thinking of designing and making a Squadron plaque, so have got some air drying clay to model a maple leaf for my 5 Squadron plaque which will be made from solid oak wood. Now to get the design drawn.

First attempt using DAS clay, easy enough to work with and at the minute drying out, progress.

Demise of our Hoover

Our Hoover decided to pack up yesterday, stripped it down and found the motor housing where the drive for the belt was had broken away, no way of repairing the plastic part unfortunately. Time for a new machine, duly selected by my wife and being collected today, it is a Dyson this time round.

Hopefully this one will do the job and last as long as our old upright Hoover, time will tell

Friday, 9 February 2018

Binbrook Q Shed vandalism

Just read that the Binbrook Q shed accommodation buildings have been vandalised, the perpetrators using a stolen fork lift truck smashed the brickwork and virtually demolished the building.   

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

P3D Flight Sim

Like to fly the English Electric Lightning model designed by Dave Rowberry and bought the F6 package from Aerosoft. Incredibly realistic and a far superior sim to Microsoft FSX which has now been abandoned, with no further support for the program. I have most of the models I like to fly apart from XR728 which was the mount of Gp Cpt John Spencer and alive and running at Bruntingthorpe Airfield where as one of the Lightning Preservation Group team work on occasionally. 

Managed to find a really good model repaint of Xr728 and XR713 yesterday and have added them to the sim, making my collection more complete. Dave Rowberry also designed the F3 and T5 models which are available to buy and at present is designing the F53 model which will be out soon.

Friday, 19 January 2018

New Boiler

After many months of our old central heating boiler not performing as it should, decided to invest in a modern more efficient boiler. Had a few quotes from local plumbers and chose a worcester/bosch condensing boiler. With twin controller and a water filter, which keeps the water clean.
This was installed on 16th January and am really impressed at the efficiency and quiet running also opted for a remote thermostat which is easy to use. Just wish I had had this done years ago, but considering the old boiler was 16 years old, had done a reasonable job.

Friday, 29 December 2017


Another happy Christmas and Boxing day spent at ours with a house full of family having a good time. Tons of food and drink and hopefully everyone had a good time. The car exhaust has been replaced so another job done. Next big thing is getting the central heating boiler replaced with a modern condensing combi, just waiting on a quote to get the ball rolling.

New Year is just around the corner and lets hope that it is a good one. Long gone are the times we saw in the New Year with a trip down town (Dundee) then a long slow plod home, greeting folks doing the same journey. The celebrations went on for a few days in which it took to get round everyone's houses to celebrate the occasion. These days it is a quiet night in watching the Jools Holland Hootananay on TV, a glass of whisky and off to bed, but I do miss the excitement of the old days in my youth.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

A costly month

After having a bird strike on the car earlier, we now have an added expense of a new exhaust, which we thought was on the way out and now confirmed. Anyway it is nearly Christmas and look forward to meeting with all the clan over the next week or so, so that should brighten up things for a bit.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to anyone who actually reads this blog (if any?)