Saturday, 20 December 2014

Merry Xmas to all our reader [singular. edit Apr 2015 WRONG his names Stephen,, & I've met him]

I am delighted to announce that after another productive session in that icy cavern which is the garage I can proudly proclaim that the festive season is upon us.

After 2 hours out there this morning you can hopefully see that I have definitely felt warmer and have therefore decided to depart these frozen wastelands for the warmer climes of the Med until it heats up a bit.

We are off to Malta at some unholy hour tomorrow am and normal service will be exhumed on our return.

I am also very happy to advise that the sled driving geezer also did the Pastures proud by delivering ahead of schedule an LMS Jubilee in Maroon [ already luvly jubberli ] and an apple green D11 director,,, how does he work out every year exactly what I want,,,,ti's a mystery for sure.

More importantly one side of the terraced street is almost complete and t'other side is well over half way,,, I would post some shots but to be frank I just can't be bothered so you'll have to wait till "westerner" and his electronic box brownie appears again,,, as he is much better at it than I am.

Thinking of warmer situations I can confirm we will be at Scarborough exhibition in August and by then my feet and other fleshy protuberances may well have returned to normal.

Malta can be particularly festive at this time of year and I just hope the liver and kidneys are well prepared for the obstacle course they are about to embark on!!!!!

Enjoy the repeats,,, and be assured we will be back in the New Year.

This is about as festive as I can get!!!   wotaload o muttter muttttter mutttttter,,, oh and by the way of some strange quirk of festive fate this is the 100th post!!!! and it's only taken 7 years to get this far .

At least on here you can post in the morning and still be relevant 6 nano seconds later!!!!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Half Hearted progress report,,, some actual modelling,

These cottage backs are starting to take over and are now starting to hide in the corner of the office.
Thought I'd better just add a couple of shots of whats been happening on the modelling front.
Just co's I havent' been blogging does not necessarily mean I have been sat doing diddlysquat.
Well actually I have been a bit of a blog on the RMweb forum thing and sticking my large overscale 00 gauge oar into a heated debate about wheel flanges with the P4 lads,,,, it's all reminded me of my first Triang clockwork shunter,,,, I really enjoy a good wind-up.

I have amassed so many brownie points I have been allowed to set up camp in the spare bedroom/office to attack the first part of "Newtown" a fitting name is still to be decided upon and whatever we call it is just a distraction to hide the fiddle yard".
Having permission to use the office is handy co's if I have a sudden attack of the insomnia's I can don my modellers dressing gown and wander about 3 metres and set about the next little part of the project.

This is the plywood hill currently sitting on top of the fiddle yard and that hole is where the cottages are going to be sited,,, I bet your fascinated by all this.
Another blog bites the dust,,,, I really will have to concentrate on the buildings as checking my exhibition planner yesterday I only have 26 weeks before Trainwest Melksham in April,,, and we still have lots of things to attack on the ToDo list.

The next couple of shots will probably be more meaningful than these 2,,, Very very busy

Friday, 31 October 2014

Annual Pilgrimage!!!!

I know I've had a moan about this before but this is all that's left of Crimpsall works at Doncaster!!!!
The actual spot where Mallard and Flying Scotsman came into being now looks like a wasteland.
I'll probably not bother going round there again,,, whats the point!!!!

To add to my gloom on walking back to the station I noticed that 2 public houses which have probably heard more railway stories than most are also looking in danger,,,, "The Plant" which is right next to what is now the Wabco entrance is having serious remedial work carried out on the structure and the next time I wander off down memory lane it will probably be a nail bar or tattoo parlour!!
"The Railway" which is between "The Plant" and the station appears to be shut or in very serious trouble,,, I did notice that they have a new Pub Sign swinging in the breeze advertising it as "The Railway".
The picture on the sign is of a GWR King!!!!! you can probably spit from the bar onto the ECML and some corporate prat has decided that sign is adequate,,,, that picture may be why business tailed off,,,, if so,,, serves you right.

One good bit of news is that whilst sitting on the station platform I noticed a Dad with his 6 or 7 year old son on the other platform,,, Dad was videoing stuff going past and son was obviously filling in his Ian Allan book,,, and seemed to be really enjoying himself,,, "well done Dad,,, we need you"
In fairness there were a considerable number of youngsters on the platform spotting,,, probably because it's half term,,, mind you the majority of other anoraks were probably older than me!!!!

 You may wonder why I have got a picture of Jack Bruce leaning against a shed,,,, if only you knew.
Whilst building Salmon Pastures in my shed I have probably listened to Jack Bruce more than anybody,,, although it may be a close run thing with Django and Fats Waller.
He shuffled off this mortal coil last weekend and I feel pretty sad about that,, for me his music is a very important part of me,, and that he has gone needs officially recording.
Good on yer Jack,,, did you have a railway in that shed????

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Oh Happy Days!!!!

What a cracking photo,,,,, I was doing something very similar at Little Bytham last Friday.
The kid on the far left with the nobbliest knees since mine last saw daylight on Donnie station in 1963 is not checking his latest text he's checking his latest cop,,,, oh what fun we had,,,, lucky lucky boy and I can still remember most of it!!!

Have to admit though I never went spotting in my school cap,,, for sure it would have flown off when I was being chased out of the back of Crimpsall works and more importantly it had my name embroidered into it!!!!

What a challenge it all was!!!    Like a red rag to a bull!!! No grumpy old git was going to stop my cops.

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Yesterday,,, [all my models seemed so far away],,,, I had the real pleasure, with the majority of the Potter Heigham Fine Scale Group, of visiting Little Bytham,, the home turf of a certain Mr Tony Wright.

Only one word springs to mind and that is "Inspiration".

Personally it is fortunate that Tony has a very healthy interest in all things Eastern Region/LNER but the other members of our group, who's interest are Southern/LSWR, Western/GWR, & MGNR/NNR/Diesel/Steam [what a well balanced group we are!!!] seemed to enjoy themselves equally and  no matter what your interests are the "quality" of Little Bytham speaks for itself.

Tony openly tells the tale that he has been "very fortunate" to be able to recruit some pretty skilled "assistants" in helping him create his own "Valhalaland" but for me to be able to experience close up what IS possible in this wonderful hobby is very worthwhile no matter who or how it was achieved.

It runs like a dream and I think that is very important,,, what is the point in building something that really looks the part if it "DON'T WORK", and it looks the part because,,,mmm,,, why do's it look the part,,, "clutter" or perhaps more importantly the lack of it,,, what can I say apart from the fact that it just looks right, and I'm pretty sure that is more to do with planning than skill or luck!!.

In modelling terms yesterday was a very significant day, how that will benefit us all here down on the pasture's I'm not altogether sure,, but,, believe me yesterday will have a positive effect on what we are trying to achieve here down at the mucky end of the hobby!!!

I attach a couple of shots of pastures motive power "lording" it at LB,,, one thing I did learn is that they would both have looked a lot better if they had been finished and weathered!!!
There you are,,, the visit is having an impact already!!!


A Fowler/Mongrel/Hornby/Comet/Crownline/Hybrid,,, with Limo-Cab
A D9 without handrails,, [and various other bits],,, and looking far too pristine for it's own good,,,
BUT,,  I have to say I was incredibly proud when they both held their own when it came to tractive effort/ pulling power,, and both of them informed me on the debrief back home that life is so much easier when the trackwork is extremely functional as well as pretty and I've added the promised bits of weight to the boilers.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Great Bake Off,,, well close

Whist recently looking round the loft for something else which I had put "somewhere safe",,, and once again couldn't find it for the life of me I occasioned upon a battered old folder,,, "mmm that's interesting" I mused and had to look inside,, and low and behold it was the original rough notes of what I intended to include in my proposed layout which transpired into the original boards of Salmon Pastures ,,,, along with it in the folder were some old invoices from a model shop in Farnborough & the wonderful West Coast Kit Centre near Bristol,, and the invoices were dated 1994,,,, cripes I thought that's 20 years ago,,, that's a long time and I nearly had much more hair in those days,, well well 20 years of pasturing,,, dosen't time fly when your happily modelling!!!!

As I haven't got a thumbs up or down button on this steam blog I'm warning you now I can feel a 20th celebratory rant coming on:

Why am I paying for a TV license,,, I am not in the least bit interested in baking cakes which reduces the content of what I might want to watch on telly by about 40%,,, I'm even less interested in talentless numpty's who cannot dance, sing, ice skate or whatever but just want to be on tele and become a "celebrity",,, and that takes the content down even further to about 7.5% and that includes the news!!!

It's a complete waste of my hard earned dosh,, why do we legally need a license to watch absolute tosh!!!!
It's a mystery to me,,, mind you I did glean one useful bit of info the other evening and that was that Bruce Forsythe was older than sliced bread!!!!! Now that is no surprise to me at all,,, and it BLOOMIN SHOWS,,, if ever there was a case for "social euthanasia" it is our Brucie!!!! give it a rest you old git and let some sprightly 60 year old have a go,,,, 

Anyway I was also reminded the other day that I have not been blogging for some time,,, CORRECT,,,, I've been far too busy modelling,, working,,, caravaning,, Welsh Walesing,,, and reunioning,, but you'll be pleased to know I'm back,,, and before long we will be able to post pictures of the Pastures equivalent of Newtown + the new entrance building + some shots of the latest finished loco's to grace the coaling stage down our way.

I won't apologise for not blogging as I've been having the time of my life,,, and it's just dawned on my that blogging is actually more fun than,, corrie,,emma,, [read the next one in a high pitch scream] east-enders and whatever other drivel auntie Beeb is conning us with these days.

We are all jumping in a car next Friday to visit Little Bytham,,,, cripes,,, I'd better polish my shoes for this one and I'd like to say make sure my parting is in the right place but just like decent TV my parting departed years ago and what was a parting is now just a large pink void,, mind you it's an experienced void and I really  am looking forward to a day at LB. 

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Swinedon Experimentation Department

Now here's an interesting picture I've just found in the murky depths of the Swinedon Archives.
This little contraption was experimental and it transpires it was used for the selection of "Approved Supporters Status"

Apparently what happened was that to be officially recognised as an ASS you had to pass a variety of tests and this little gem was related to the "audible clarity test".

From what I can gather  they would connect one side of this mechanised trumpet arrangement to the safety valve of some steamed locomotive,,,, the other side was connected to a mouthpiece and given to the potential ASS.

Then a whole load of coal was thrown into the firebox which resulted in steam pressure rising dramatically to such a point that the safety valves would release,,, allowing the test to commence.

For success in the test the human had to be heard above the noise of the amplified safety valves from a distance of 5 miles.

The statistics on how many potential ASS'es passed the test is quite staggering at a very credible 84%.
The boffins went sent back to the drawing board to come up with something a little more challenging.

It's quite surprising what you can find in the the Pastures Library on a wet afternoon when you were tasked to mow the lawn.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

That's the way to do it!!!!

I would like this guy's name to add to my Xmas card list,,,, what more can I say.

Apart from the fact that this thing is claimed to be Brunel's Imperial Walker,,,,
YO HO now I know he enjoyed the odd cheroot but I never would have guessed he was into the wacky-backy,, mind you Ozzie of Black Sabbath fame once mentioned that after a serious session of inhaling all snorts of white powdery stuff everything merged into "ONE"
so I'm thinking,,,,
maybe IKB was at the same gig,,, perhaps it was in an engine mans bothy deep down in the latin quarter of Swinedon shed,,, and ever after all creations from such hallowed turf,, [apart from the above] seemed to have merged into the same looking thing,,, well I never,,, I suppose there had to be a reason beyond basic standardisation or symmetry,,, as someone once said about the folk he met on the Great Wall of China,,,they all look the same to me!!!! Walls that is. [lets be PC for once].

You may think it has all gone quiet on the Pasture's,,, nothing could be further from the truth,,, it's gone very quiet on the blogging front because we have hit a solid phase of modelling front,,, the infrastructure is undergoing some serious expansions and the tram in particular is going to have greater challenges to climb,,, after I've built the 28 terraced dwellings that have been deemed suitable for it to trundle through.

Trainwest Melksham in April 2015 might seem a long way away now but with the pace I am churning out the terraces it could well transpire into yet another sprint to the exhibition finishing line [probably starting around mid March]

If you ever feel the need to excercise that lump of grey matter between your ears then can I suggest you convince yourself that modelling terraced houses on quite a steep incline is a good idea,,,, it's a great idea until you actually start doing it,,, in fairness I am actually enjoying the mental challenge of getting everything to look right and have to confess during weaker moments I do think think about filling scenic holes with bucolic farmers & fields & cows,,,etc etc
 Ha Ha,, I'll have none of it,,, Yes I'm going to go for some animal activity but in the form of an elephant or two,,, [has he finally lost the plot completely they think to themselves] Elephants in South Yorkshire steel works,,, nahh,, never appen
NOT AT ALL,,, meet Lizzie Ward,,, an employee of Thomas Wards smelting shop!!!! for the uninformed Lizzie is the only one in shot not wearing a flat cap.

I'll save why she was there for a later blog,,, after I've put the sash windows in this 2nd of 28 abode's,,, who's idea was this???

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Another Exhibition Update!!!

It's the Chatham Extravaganza this coming weekend,,, crickey where do's the time go,,,

Chatham June 14th & 15th 2014

Then we are taking an "update break",, there is quite a lot I want to do to freshen things up a bit,,, but will be back on the road for:

Trainwest Melksham April 11th 12th 2015

Ely 16th May 2015

Scarborough 22nd 23rd Aug 2015

Chelmsford AGAIN,, we enjoyed it so much last time we just had to say YES
24th Oct 2015

Crawley 10th 11th April 2016

Burgess Hill 13th May 2017

The list just go's on and on and doubtless there will be more from this weekend!!!! come along and say hello

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Vorsprung durch gollocks!!!

Apparently this Teutonic waffle means something along the lines of progress through technology!!!


Last week I promised to take the mehmsaab and her trusty companion Tetley the terrier, and the caravan to London for a few days so we could all see the sights!! Yippee Oh what fun we'll have!!

We set off armed to the gunnels around 11am Tuesday morning,,, and all was going well,,, we stopped for a break around Standsted and then continued south heading towards our destination just south of the Thames at a charmingly named place called Abbey Wood near Bexley.

Somewhere around the M25 & A12 junction the dreaded sound of a warning bell announced from the Dashboard that we had a cooling problem,,,, so quickly pull over and investigate,,, now there was a small amount of steam issuing from around the coolant expansion chamber and so I thought OK it probably needs filling up,,,,, now this was the first trip out of the season with the caravan and everything was EMPTY we had no water either in the car or on the van,,,, Miztake Einze.

So the mehmsaab reminded me no problem we have AA cover with the Bank Account just give them a call,, so I did,,, or tried to,,, have you ever tried phoning anybody on a mobile phone from the side of the motorway,,, especially the M25,,,, HELLO,,, HELLO,,, oh this is useless so I got back in the car & phoned from the tranquility of the cabin,,,, on getting through all the AA wanted to ascertain was if I was still in the car and if so GET OUT QUICK co's it's very very dangerous,,,, Miztake Tzwei.

We registered our situation and were informed we were a priority case and a recovery vehicle was on  it's way as quickly as possible,,,, an hour later we were still a priority case and the recovery vehicle was still on it's way to get us to a place of safety,,,, which it did,,, it took us about 3 miles down the road to the Thurrock services where he dropped us as he was just recovery he didn't have the tools or expertise to put a bit more coolant in the radiator but don't worry one of the famous transit vans was on its way to our rescue.

After waiting another hour the afformentioned yellow van complete with very pleasant Polish technician arrived and he pronounced that we had a small leak on the plastic radiator which meant we were losing coolant,,, where are you going he asked,,, about 8 miles the other side of the Dartford Tunnel,,,, ah well I can probably seal it well enough to get you there but you must get it fixed,,, fair enough we thought,,, do your best and we can struggle the remaining 8 miles to our destination.

This he did,, he then insisted we let it run for about 20mins to ensure it was sealed, which it was and he then left us with a cheery wave and we proceeded to go over the Darford Crossing and onto our destination at Abbey Wood,,, what a lovely sounding name that is we mused.

We got through the toll both and were climbing the hill towards the A2 turn off when we heard yet again the warning buzzer from the dashboard telling us we had a cooling problem,,,distance covered since we had it sealed by our friendly AA man about 3.5miles.

We pulled over once again,,, the dog jumped out and took up the usual position on the grass bank & I attempted yet again to contact the AA,,,, are you in a place of safety,,, please listen to this warning OH for pity's sake just come and drag us off again,,, just send Steve he seemed quite a nice chap about 2 hours ago.

An hour later by which time it is getting dark another recovery wagon dragged us off  the M25 and took us to the charmingly sounding Abbey Wood!!!
This guy wasn't from the AA but a trusted contractor who specialised in getting people off the motorway to a place of safety,, Oh and by the way if' you'd like to leave the car with us we can probably fix it for you.

OK we ain't going anywhere with a caravan but without a car so you'd better fix it.

A charming lady who I'm sure I've heard before on TOWIE informed me the following morning that we had a small leak on the "raidater" and as it's plastic they can't repair it so we need a new plastic "raidater",,, at a mere £245 plus fitting at just under £60/hour  plus VAT but all being well it should be ready by Fursday evening,,, the day before Easter Friday!!!!

You've guessed what's coming,,, either our vorsprung pals sent the wrong raidater,,, or our fousands and fousands friends ordered the wrong one but having travelled back yesterday on the train,, with the mehmsaab and her trusty companion Tetley  and without both the car and caravan I now have the logistical challenge of getting back down there to collect both the car and caravan some time next week,,, assuming our fousand friends can track down a replacement plastic "raidater" and get it fitted to the car.

DEAR MR AUDI,,,, if plastic radiators are the future then I suggest you go back to producing the air cooled beetles,,,, where you didn't even need one,,,, if this is progress then I'm glad I already qualify for a bus pass,,, tin radiators may have been old hat but at least you could repair them!!!

I'm sure it was Fred Emery who muttered in the film the Italian Job,,, "bloody foreigners",,, oh and by the way,,, cross Abbey Wood off your list of nice places to visit,,,, let me just say it "sounds lovely",,, but

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Many thanks Paddy!!

Pleased to announce we had a great time at the Norwich show,,, at one stage we were running out of room round the back of the layout, Stalham High School Railway Society wanted a go and "open wide" turned out to be a bloomin natural we had people lining up to take a turn on the controllers and I had to take myself off and have a look round and do some purchasing,, now that is a real change.

The standard of the exhibition was excellent with a good selection of layouts & traders,, and a small selection of "closely related others" boats planes and military were also of interest and it was a real credit to the exhibition organiser Paddy Welsh,,,,what a massive shame he could not be there to enjoy it with us, you will be missed Paddy.

Anyway we can now start getting ready for Chatham and as I want to have the new entrance in place by then I really will have to crack on and do some modelling, have also made a rather late new years resolution which is to "play trains" more often,,, I really enjoyed myself yesterday and apart from a load of grit in the turntable pit causing problems early on we had a pretty smooth running session.

We all had a nice day in a foin city!!!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Dear Mr Bachmann

Just a quick update to advise that we are about to load The Pastures into the back of the jolly red giant and wend our merry way towards Hellesdon High School Norwich for the exhibition which starts tomorrow at 10 am and finishes at 4.30pm,,, plug over,,, [now I really could do with a promotion buttons,,,mmm]

Anyway as part of the final shake down tests last night I took the newly acquired Bachmann Compound down to the 40' of local shed which is Epsom & Ewell by David Orton.

Now 20 minutes running round David's layout and the Compound will probably do more actual distance than it will in 5 years trundling into and out of Salmon Pastures shed.

This is very handy as all locomotives are a bit stiff when brand new but they soon lose that reluctance to run freely after a quick session on Davids system, and even more handy when you are kit or scratch building.

This we did last night and it worked wonders,,, I was also amazed to see it ambling round the main circuit quite happily with 8 Mk1 coaches and it took 6 of them up the 20' incline without any problems whatsover,,, just for the fun of it I stopped it half way up and then started again,,,, the wheels slipped beautifully and I was having great fun stopping and starting on the challenge which is David's incline.

So Mr Bachmann,,,, may I take this opportunity of officially recording my appreciation of a very fine model of a very fine prototype,,, & there were lots of them around Sheffield.

The 4-4-0 wheel arrangement is not conducive to tractability but I don't know how they have managed it but this one pulls like the proverbial steam train!!!

Not wanting to appear ungrateful but can I ask when the D11 will be available in an LNER livery,,, then life would be truly complete.

So many thanks to all the boys at Barwell,,, in our opinion an absolute CRACKER!!!
[technically brilliant button 5 times,,, like button 8 times and a real puller button 2wice]

Why don't you come and see it at the show tomorrow,,,, [it's true I really do need a promotions button]

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

It's Madness I tell you Sheer Madness!!!!

Well here we go again,,, don't time fly when your having fun,,, now this Saturday the 12th we are treading the boards in Norwich,,, a real pleasure as it's only 12 miles there and strangely enough 12 miles back.

I've spent the last couple of months sticking my toe's in the RMweb waters,,, and apart from being a tad chilli well lets just say you can't really complain if you haven't tried it!!!!
Where's the Thumbs up valid statement widget???.

Busy is the word,,, you can post at 8 in the morning and by 10.30 tea break your on page 16,,,, as interesting as it all is I doubt many people sit there 18 hours a day waiting for the next installment from "The Pastures" so rightly or wrongly we are back to steam driven postings at a very leisurely pace,,, now as I average 3 people viewing a day at least I know they have seen us!!!

They probably wont' saying anything but at least they have seen us,,, now where's that thumbs up/technicsmart arse button?????
Ah yes Don't blink or you'll miss us,,, sorry wrong blog.

Anyway as an update the new entrance building carries on apace but it won't be in situ for the Norwich bash
but it will be for the Chatham show in June.
This is what happens when you venture sarf of the river,,, it was going to go 2 ways we either get arrested or invited back,,,, Tonbridge was great and I didn't need the translation button once and had no trouble at all getting a visa!!!

I'm obviously confusing the steam driven blog as it's now decided it wants to start every sentence from the middle of the page [thumbs down button,,, bloomin computers]

On Saturday we start at 10am and finish at around 4.30pm and then adjourn to the local hostelry of choice as we will all be very tired and emotional but ready for the obligatory debrief.

I'll finish with a Swinedon joke,,, what to do you get if you mate a 2251 and a Grange????
Identical  Twins,,,, Yo Ho they all look the same to me.

I have to say it's great to be back,,, hello  CAN YOU HEAR ME???

Friday, 14 March 2014

Exhibition Update Update!!!

Norwich Exhibition April 12th 2014.

Chatham June 14th & 15th 2014

Trainwest Melksham April 11th 12th 2015

Ely 16th May 2015

Scarborough 22nd 23rd Aug 2015

Have received a couple of invites since I last posted the Exhibition Calendar so I thought an update was necessary,,,, come along and join in the fun at any one of the above!!!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Tonbridge 2014....What a friendly Bunch!!!

Anybody that attended Tonbridge exhibition will understand how relevant the above image is,,,, RAIN,,,, all that was missing was a couple of elephants and palm fonds wafting about in the "Valentine Day Tempest" and we had a genuine Kent Monsoon to endure,,,,

that is the bad news

The good news is we really enjoyed the show,,, the hotel,,, the breakfasts,,,[on both mornings,, makes a pleasant change we agreed] and a 'couple' of cooling libations to wash away the woe's of the day,,, which were very few.

A tie bar gave up the ghost about 10 minutes after opening to the public and an isolator also refused to behave but that was probably my fault trying to do things without my eyesight in place!!!!!

The only disappointment was it was only a one day show,,, we were having so much fun we could easily have stayed another day,,, but never mind it recharged the battery's nicely to get us excited for Norwich exhibition which is only 7 weeks away.

I also need to advise just how friendly the Tonbridge modellers are,,, what an amiable bunch,,, nothing was too much trouble and we even had a visit from the chairman thanking us for bringing the layout,,, it's the little things like that which make exhibiting so enjoyable.

Be warned after our 2nd or 3rd round of cooling libations "The Westerner" went into his selling of the RMweb speech and put up a very creditable argument about why I should consider transferring my meanderings to a slightly different audience,,, I seem to remember muttering something along the lines of,,,, I'll think about it,,, and I have and still haven't decided but if we do transfer I'll attempt to put up some link from this site to the RMweb one,,, in fact I'll probably just use this site for exhibition news & perhaps spontaneous rantings which I will undoubtedly need to get off my chest and concentrate on the modelling aspects on the other one.

Oh by the way,,, Simon Cowell has given birth,,,, mmmmm,,, I always thought there was something odd  about him and to be quite honest who gives a flying fig!!! ,,,,,,that's right,,,, that sort of post!!!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Tonbridge Exhibition 15th February 2014

Just to let all our avid followers know that we are treading the boards in just 5 weeks at the Tonbridge Show at The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, TN9 1SF

Sincerely hope the water has subsided by then but we will be bringing our wellie's just in case.

Come along and join in the fun,,,, now where did I put that snorkel!!!!