Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring flowers

Lots of spring flowers in the garden

Damp patch

Whilst cleaning out the garage yesterday I discovered a damp patch along the brickwork at the base of the garage wall. Investigated today and found that the gap between the outside garage wall and the path had soil build up past the brick damp proof course. Spent the morning removing the offending soil and clearing it below the damp proof course, followed by a good scrub down of the path. Will monitor any further damp patches after they have dried out. A productive day so far.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Clearout in the garage

Have promised myself to do a clear out of the garage for ages now, mainly getting rid of old off cuts of wood, took most of the morning, but all the stuff removed and ready to transport to the recycling centre on Friday. Reason for doing the cleaning, was to find out if I had enough material to build myself a jewellers bench which will be purpose built and also enable me to bring it inside during the winter months. Now drawing up plans for the build.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Slow Firefox Browser

Been having problems with firefox being slow to load pages for some time. Checked out by trying another browser which was fast. Created a new Firefox profile and reinstalled all my bookmarks, add ons which seems to have sorted the problem out. No idea which profile items were at fault, but now working OK.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Lovely sunny spring day

Took the opportunity to do some weeding in the front garden, spent a few hours and have filled the Green waste bin, amazing how many weeds have sprung up. The big job was to remove a large geranium which seems to have taken over, never seen so big a root system, so may carry on tomorrow if the weather holds.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Written for posterity

 Last year there was a request from the restorers of  XS456 a Mk5 static Lightning displayed at Skegness Water Park asking for folks that had worked on the aircraft. I submitted my name along with quite a lot of others at the time. The idea was that they were to display the chosen names to stencil on the aircraft nose undercarriage doors. All the submitted names were put in a hat and the draw was made. My name was one of those chosen, so now adorns the aircraft.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Composting Time to get composting, decided to get two 330 litre plastic composter bins which will take over from my large open compost bin and make it easier to manage.   Up to 28 days for delivery, so gives me time to clear out the old bin.

Spring has sprung

                                         Just a few pics of the spring bulbs so far.

Monday, 6 March 2017


The other day I posted a link on facebook to a pdf file I had on my website, result that my monthly bandwidth was exceeded, a first for me. Never expected that so many people wanted to read the pdf. Luckily enough my web host stopped any further downloads and emailed me about the situation.

Moved the file in question to dropbox now, so folks can still download it. Have no idea if there is a limit on downloads from Dropbox, but am sure will be notified if there is a problem.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Garden Water Butt

Dry weather today, so took a look at the leaking water butt which has been on my todo list. Emptied about a quarter of the remaining water and sludge and inspected the leaking area right at the base and a sizeable crack was apparent. Cleaned and dried the area affected and luckily enough still had a tin of resin, hardener and fibreglass matting available. Area now hopefully sealed and the resin is setting nicely. Will leave overnight and fit to the downpipe tomorrow. Fingers crossed.