Saturday, 16 June 2007

New toy ordered :-)

I have ordered an Elecraft K3 to complement my K2 lineup. It looks like a beauty of a rig. 160m through to 6m all mode and tons of features, never mind stunning performance. I can hardly wait for it to arrive.
The K3 is a kit but all the boards come ready built so it is pretty much a mechanical job fitting it all together. I will have to wait until September before it arrives though :-(

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Getting there

Sheesh, this blog is becoming the saga of the patio table! Still, it is coming on and I hope to have the tiling finished tomorrow. There must be an easier way of doing this!

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Mosaic madness

I have concluded that I hate mosaic tiles. How did the Romans get to be so good at it? I have started on the table but it is a really slow business. Still, tomorrow is another day.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

The tables turned

Well the table is coming on nicely :-) I will have a photo tomorrow to show. It will be unique if nothing else! What a wonderful week of weather so far. Hopefully it should continue to be lovely and I can get even more brown than I am already :-)

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Patio woes

Well today I have started to rework our patio table. We have had it less than a year but it has been really poorly made. The frame is fine but the top (wooden slats) has collapsed. Maybe I should not have left it outside! :-) Anyway, I have removed all the slats and fitted some external ply to the bottom. The plan is to use mosaic tiles to finish the top. It should look really nice when finished and give us a much nicer table to boot! It has been a beautiful day but the clouds are starting to roll in, looks like rain tomorrow :-(

Friday, 1 June 2007

Midland Hotel

The Midland Hotel is starting to look good again. It should be reopened early next year. For those who don't know, the Midland was once Morecambes most prestigious hotel. Built as an Art Deco piece, it has fallen into disrepair over the years, despite its prominent position on the promenade.
I am really looking forward to it reopening when we will see more money coming back into the town.
I am starting to get a lot of pictures of the town so I decided to start a gallery. I will post a link when it is ready for viewing.

Isn't life wonderful?

Went for a walk this morning along the promenade here at Morecambe. The views were fantastic and I got a lot of good shots with the camera. The other side of the bay was misty but the colour of the sea was wonderful. The tide was on it's way in and the weather beautiful, I could have walked all day!
Good to see families on the beach and a couple of kids setting up to hopefully catch some fish.
At this moment I am very content indeed, although I am sure I will get grumpy about something today :-)