Friday, 22 May 2015

A little help from my friends

As you can see from another one of my scrap paper sooooper technical drawings the chaps who work with me have their work cut out when trying to put chisel to stone. We need a planter and as the type we want can't be bought we decided to make one, after I cut up the stone my very tolerant friend got stuck in and the first panel can be seen......normal service resumes soon.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tatty head 2

Done and dusted!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The Huyton hammer

I have just come home from watching Steven Gerard playing his last match for the Reds at Anfield.Now I'm more than prejudiced in my opinion of him as a footballer as he was born on the council estate I lived on and I was a school friend to his father and uncle but having said that I was surprised just how emotional tonight was.I am usually quite stoical in my demeanour but tonight was truly special so farewell Stevie G and thanks for all the football magic ....scouser born and bred.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Tatty head

This little cottage over by my local pub is getting a new roof, its good to see somebody is bothered enough to take the time and expense to do a proper job.....nice work.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Surprise surprise

So after all the palaver the British people saw through all the nonsense and voted in the grown ups and ditched the commies....result, a happy me.In Scotland the people have spoken and have achieved without war or a coup a genuine one party state thus reaching parity with Zimbabwe and north Korea....well done the Scots! enjoy the resulting poverty, none investment and economic stagnation, it will make Scotland even more attractive when mixed with drizzle and midges.to all my American friends take note....this is how to run a country, now you just need to do away with hilderbeast and your emperor Obama....1776 doesn't look to good now hey?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Little bird

My 5 year old likes a little quiet time to herself when the muse takes her...her sneaky dad likes to take pics of his little beauty.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Crisis,what crisis?

I'm still looking at and mulling over the pros and cons of buying a classic car. This car whilst not a classic does have a certain appeal and does I believe deliver both the looks of a classic coupled with modern engineering and reliability....what to do?

Thursday, 23 April 2015

St.George and England

We do St Georges' day here at OTW....how about you?

Monday, 20 April 2015

Sons of liberty or maybe not.

In a moment of weakness I found myself watching the history channels series on the American war of independence called 'the sons of liberty' The AWI is a complicated subject and much of the research and literature into it has been written from an American perspective as being the victors they have the most interest in reflecting upon the event. This series however was unreal! it could safely have been called 'teenage mutant ninja founding fathers' I found myself drawn further into the horror that unfolded as the evil Nazis, I mean Brits goose stepped their way upon the rights of the poor British subjects....erm Americans killing and beating with gay abandon. The poor downtrodden Americans when not abusing property rights,tar and feathering anybody who chose to pay their taxes and live within the law acted like gangsters spending most of their time drinking and bodice ripping.All in all a very modern one dimensional whinge fest with a large amount of chest beating thrown in that did a great disservice to the monumental events of 1776....oh well its Mexicos' problem now not ours.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Chooks

Too busy at the moment to build a chicken hutch so bought the one shown instead.Upon examination it seems a good buy with someone having put some thought into its design....just need some posh chickens now.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Blooming wonderful

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My fifteen month old daughter is full of the joys of spring.....and what a dancer.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Cool runnings

My sister and I have always wanted an airstream,I'd happily take the whole package shown here whatever the make of car and caravan ...lovely stuff.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Just one more thing 2

This is what passes as a technical drawing around here! but this is our plan for the new wall with gothic detailed balustrading. It must be nice to work from properly scaled plans but pencil,scrap wood or tatty paper is as far as we can stretch....it will all come out in the wash.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Part timer

The house shown in the pic is the project I'm working on now in my efforts to retire/take time out/ work part time...or whatever the hell it is I am trying to do right now. It's aVictorian villa built in 1865 in a part of Liverpool that seems to be rather popular due to access to parks,bars, and restaurants etc.....personaly you couldn't pay me to live there but what do I know? The house is 6500 sq ft  divided into 4 apartments and in need of a good  bit of tlc, but I've decided to just go for a basic refurb.that means we have made good the roof and replaced electrics and gas,with drains etc already in good order.The rest of the job consists of painting painting painting plus whatever joinery is needed to architraves doors etc.I'll price them below the top rate for the area to allow the prospective purchasers to budget for a more comprehensive bathroom/kitchen do over.......I'm bored out of my tiny mind doing this stuff!