With suitable PPE we have prepared to carry on. Cheryl at home taking every precaution.
Paul Wood has planted up the veg plot we wait to see the new shots and produce in due time. There have been suggestions of what he planted!!
Fence painting is also featuring large in the list of home jobs not done in favour of a visit to C&W. The time of reckoning has arrived at least 4 reports have been received so far. Eight panels at the front by David Hewitt there is word of another coat.
However, with the predicted change in the weather, which doesn't seem to be materialising, its on the making the cocktail bar before the 27 panels to paint at the back. We shall see what progress actually happens.
We haven't painted the fence but the raised beds
and the bird table
and the shed have all been done.
There are those who still have to do a day job. Michael hard at work coding.
and Dennis working from home
Dennis is remaining true to the C&W tradition of stopping to watch the trains go by. I guess the amount of work completed may reflect the frequency of the timetable.
Alex is trying to avoid being roped into the house redecoration. He always get to do the cutting in. It all that practice lining out. He is now claiming the ability to paint 6 carriage sides in a day. Bet he can't keep that up when we are back at Winchcombe but then we don't have GWR toplights to paint.
The carriage sides are completely hand built from scratch using plastikard. The painting using a bowpen free hand for the lining out. If he can do that when we return it will save a fortune from the tape bill.
Tony Baker making progress on his MGB new leather for the seats is awaited. should have asked the upholstery team.
or maybe the metalwork team.
Phil deep in study but its not a Haynes manual. The Rolt railway safety book on how not to do it - 'Red for Danger'
Back to the railways as Nick's P'Way team are action with further track laying.
Though I suspect negotiations will be needed to avoid leaves on the line!
a Happy Easter awaits Phil Brown's grandchildren with these turned wooden egg cups that he has made for them.
now he can get back to restoring this 1934/5 Riley 9 engine for his 1934 Kestrel 9.
Some have sunk to the depths of boredom. Russ has painted the drain cover in his drive way.
There are a lot more picture ready for another edition of the blog. Perhaps Ken Austin will have ventured inside his shed. Brenda says everything he needs is in there somewhere.
Mind you Ken personally I would advise against any suggestion of cleaning it out!
Rather than paint a rainbow to stick in the window in support of the NHS my younger Daughter Claire knitted one It now hangs on the wall of the Family 'den' just below the light sabre and IT IS WALL PAPER don't ask!
22 years ago today what were you doing?
Something else you can't do today!
The wedding of our elder daughter. Sarah to Richard 11th April 1998
Happy Easter. Stay safe.