they started sailing together at Calshot, but they look like old hands!
Note to self - must get the numbers on the sail as it's quite important when they are racing....
Check out John Peel's record collection notes.... check out Hector the Dope sniffing Dog!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Deans Toys, and his Teddy walker has long been a favourite in our household! She walked him to school and back, and don't they look proud.
Posted by jonboy at 10:09 pm
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I had a quick scan of the papers earlier and my eye was drawn to an article in the Evening Standard about London's most stylish cyclists - instantly I recognised the svelte lines of my beloved Freddie Grubb, and the crisp typography, which I sadly parted company with some years ago. I knew it was the wrong thing to do but couldn't see how I'd ever get usable spare part to rebuild it. Little did I think they would again become the height of fashion... Never mind my Marin is rapidly acquiring collectable status now too!
Posted by jonboy at 9:56 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Almost gave up trying to post tonight as Blogger has some kind of bug and the UI is very unstable. Still I had a nice photo of Miranda as a Red Indian to share, so I will just post and run. Have had a nice walk from Wilverley in a big loop around Rhinefield and over to Burley and back. Miranda has carried her fawn Brook all around our walk, talking to him all the way, she's definitely a little mad at the moment.
Music recommendation of the day - Richard Spaven's 5ive
Posted by jonboy at 9:31 pm
Saturday, April 14, 2012
My bike ride in the forest this morning was a bit more spring like in character although it's still very cold here. I heard my first cuckoo today, and saw my first lambs so we're heading in the right direction. I also had the opportunity to see the longtailed tit's nest in Denny Wood which was really quite a special occasion, all made out of bits of lichen and feathers... The forest seemed to be alive with animals emerging everywhere, including a herd of 40+ red deer which I chased for a while.
Friday, April 13, 2012
I was talking to Greg a few days ago about the car making industry, and in particular talking about Uncle Den who spent his working life in the drawing office of car makers - this was after Greg had announced he was going to design a car in SketchU. Quite by chance on the BBC site there's a historical overview of this in words and pictures - so this link is for Greg.
Posted by jonboy at 10:00 pm
Thursday, April 12, 2012
We've had tremendous thunder and lightening here today, bright sunshine and deluges of rain - can't say we didn't need it.
Spoke to Gran earlier she wanted Lewis to read this obituary about a local boat builder... Jack Chippendale
Posted by jonboy at 10:15 pm
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Popped into the art gallery in Southampton earlier as I waited for Lewi, some great paintings on show as usual. My treat of the day was seeing a few Hodgkin paintings and a Andy Golsworthy installation of horsechestnut leaves in a conker type arrangement.
Posted by jonboy at 10:38 pm
Monday, April 09, 2012
Lewis very frustrated but personally quite content with that call. Had our boat arrived, I would have said the same.
Posted by jonboy at 10:29 pm
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Also had a nice bike ride in the forest with the kids, but the skies (as you can see here) have been mainly grey and cloudy.
Posted by jonboy at 9:45 pm
Saturday, April 07, 2012
As of today we have a new boat, arriving later in the week - the kids very excited!
Posted by jonboy at 9:28 pm
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Caroline and the kids have been out at a model steam event, joy riding... I had a peaceful day at home working having been spared a trip up to London for a meeting.
Posted by jonboy at 9:17 pm
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The kids are on Easter break at the moment, all busy making things. Lewis and Greg have even been working on the 59th Street Bridge song by Simon and Garfunkle. With the weekend approaching and four opportunities for racing at the Sailing Club, I told Lewis earlier in the week that my reception would be based on the progress he'd made on staging a duo with Greg....
"I'm feelin' groovy!"
Posted by jonboy at 9:57 pm
Monday, April 02, 2012
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Sunday, April 01, 2012
Miranda made a new friend at the park this morning, a delightful little girl two years her junior called Lottie. Lewis and I have been kayaking this afternoon, we went from Calshot up to Ashlett Creek in the sunshine. V nice...
Posted by jonboy at 9:34 pm