Wimbledon Interrupts BLOG… Only centre court was in business today (with the roof over) because it’s been pissing down, what’s new? Felt sorry for the crowd sat on Murray Mountain. Cold and soaked, wet through, with brolly’s up, they stayed put to watch Raffa on the GIANT screen outside. [Just a reminder: Three days to … Continue reading Rain Interrupts Play at Wimbledon
Yes, at last it’s finished, sorted, a perfect fit, and we’ve got the lux con back! Still needs painting though… Mr Carpenter was “in the zone” today, I think he enjoyed the challenge of such a complex job. (At an equally complex price). Once the painting is finished, she’s going up for sail sale. Oh … Continue reading Up and Over!
If I say I’m going to do something for someone else, I mean it. Aside from a plague of locusts getting in the way, or being fashionably late to my funeral, reliability is an important asset in life and it’s free. (No medal required). However, some people say one thing and mean another. Why??? If … Continue reading On Pause Again
Yesterday in pictures: This is how sad she’s looked with a damaged screen for over six months now, well Tatty Bye to it at last… Once the roof of the lux con and steel bar supports were folded back and down, (with the sides of it folded neatly inside the boat). The stern was exposed … Continue reading Work In Progress Aboard TT, the last big job
It’s over two months ago since we ordered the new front screen, and we’ve been informed it’s ready and waiting to be fitted. Sat in the lux con here, when I look up on high, this is the “view” at the moment. Can’t get the whole thing in, but it’s not a pretty sight: All … Continue reading Treading Water?
We sat down last night to watch our adoptive country thrash the Dutch… I’m not really into football, but I do know Spanish teams divide and conquer in spectacular fashion. The Spanish people love the beautiful game and rightly so, they can be proud. Even when top teams such as Real Madrid / Barcelona / … Continue reading Spain Drain at the World Cup
With many thanks to the greenhouse effect, I can sit in the lux con with two of the the sides up, basking in 31 degrees C. Step outside and it’s about 21… However, there is a down side. Because it’s so rare for it to be warm in the UK, on the odd day that … Continue reading Blooming Bluebottles
For the past couple of days we’ve been sat over on the pier where the guys from the Aqua team work on boats. They weren’t happy with the fact that when TT came out of dry dock last month, the paintwork above the gunnels didn’t quite match up to the boat’s colour of blue. So … Continue reading Getting there slowly
We’ve had a change of mind about what colour the wood at the back of the boat should be. [I’m not calling it the “back bum bit” anymore because you’ve already been introduced] We were originally going to paint it cream inside and out, same as before. But after Dave put International Primer on it … Continue reading A Grey Day that’s not about the weather
On the subject of eyesight: I’m short sighted: Without my glasses, close up, everything’s Chrystal clear, things only start to go blurred beyond about 3 metres away. The further away the worse it is. Dave’s long sighted: Without his glasses, distance is fine, but he can’t read close up, that’s where he gets the blurred … Continue reading Shared Vision