start of the pizza oven project, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Barney and Sam were a massive help as I ran out of steam half way through mixing the concrete.Here is Barney checking the shuttering is level.
end of the Pigs Ear Pilgrimage, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Noah somehow got the Mayor of Cheltenham to give a speech at the sendoff. 35 of us rode 30 odd miles to the Fleece at Bretforton.
This is the inside of a pizza oven that I saw at a pub. I'm going to build one soon like this.
Mother seems to be looking after them fine.
2 chicks hatched so far, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Sam has named them Dufrais and Augustina We'll see. :o)
I’ve been awaiting the release of the HTC One X ever since it was first announced, and for a while I was trying to come up with as many reasons as I could to justify buying it. Well, the other day, I finally took the plunge and splashed out on the device. I bought the One X in white, and it really does look great. I’ve been meaning to write a full review on it since I first got hands on it, well – here it is…The first thing that I really like about the One X is one of the phones defining features; its size. [...]
Sam made this origami Bowtie from a dollar bill.
This was in a trough where sheep drink near Hidcote.
Most frightening film I've seen in years. Sam watched about 20 minutes then closed his eyes and stuck his fingers in his ears.
Lemur feeding, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Lemur feeding
I'd only had one pint honest. Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Sam bought 3 more bantams for his flock.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
First prize plus loads of other rosettes at Moreton Show for the Kelly's, our old landlords.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
We are in a new town 4 miles from the coast, not much to see, stopped at a restaurant for a quick lunch and ended up buying the 2nd most expensive meal of my life !!!I thought the kids steaks were going to be like burgers, at 4.50 euros each. Turned out that I had mis-read the menu and they were 45 euros. Total bill was 185 euros !!! which is nearly what we are paying for 2 rooms in tonight's hotel which is a 4 star ! I had to go on a long walk on my own afterwards to calm down.
I don't know where lost pens and odd socks disappear to, but whenever the mountain of them is found there will also be found a pile of marble nobs, as it seems all the statues in Rome are missing there's.
It was on the road outside an apartment. Anyone care to translate as it must be important?Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Just as well Derek brought his birth certificate as it for him a 12 euro discount at the Colliseum ! They were asking for ID to prove he was a pensioner and be was the first to have a birth certificate on him. He has carried that around for 60 years and this was the first time it came in handy.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
This room has air con so we can relax away from the sun. Barnaby is now on his third Chris Ryan book, which makes me proud.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Secret nun cam bags one as she passes.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
They're EVERYWHERE ! What's going on ? Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Bloomin' hot today so went on an open top bus tour that had a roof (so and open sided bus tour really) and then spent the afternoon underground in the catacombs looking at 2000 year old graves. I couldn't care less what we were looking at 'cos the temperature under ground was 16c and I could have been looking at portraits of Margaret Thatcher for all I'd care. Bus tour round Rome is good though, even in the heat, what a great place, made a mental note to come back in January, when the temperature is under 30c.
5 minutes after finishing this meal the restaurant suffered a power cut and we sat in total blackout for ages. Wendy refused to sneak off without paying the bill, of course.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Enjoying plenty of coffees, at home and when out and about. This is how the apartment is equiped, with stove-top espresso pot, enough for 3 demi-tasse.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
You can see St Peters beyond the park, which looks close enough to walk to. Trouble is the park enjoys the worlds largest collection of broken glass, rubble and humping hobos.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Highlight so far was watching Derek return his wallet to his 'secret' pocket after passing through the Gatwick security. It is pinned into his trousers and he looked dodgy rummaging around in there for ages. Should be pickpocket proof though.Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.4
Lucky the lavender chick, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. One of Sam's fertilised eggs he bought at the farm park hatched. See him/her peeking from under his adopted mum.
This is the Little Thor viral video ad Monty was in. Sonia, his trainer, took him to London for the day and got him the part.
orchid 013, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
IMG_0031.jpg, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. At the halfway (26Km) point and Andy Grelak and mysel can still smile.http://www.honc.org.uk/
PART_1293363942383, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Someone emptied 2 of my traps but I still got 40 signal Crayfish in the other 3.Published with Blogger-droid v1.5.9
IMAG0163.jpg, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. We have 2 big boys in the Riley household now. This is the first day they go off together.
IMAG0031.jpg, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Great day on Saturday. We walked from Snowshill to Blockley past this bluebell wood. Had a picnic near the bowls club in Blockley, and all was well with the world.
Willersey Stream Team, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. We made it into the papers when digging the ditches in Willersey to prevent flooding.see Cotswold Journal WillerseyThe photographer caught my best side and Barney's backside.
Xmas 2009 013, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. I am just relaxing on the sofa and would like to wish all my readers a very Happy ChristmasLove fromMonty
bullnose, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. See Grandad and the kids on the backcover of the Bullnose Morris magazine.
Sams bantams, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. We got 2 Wyandotte and 2 light Sussex bantams, and I went to buy some layers pellets and got a sample bag for free which should last for a week or 2.
Chicken Coop2, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. The deluxe penthouse chicken coop for Sams new pets.They might arrive on Saturday if we buy some at Moreton agricultural show, if we see some nice ones.It has room for 8-10 birds but we are looking to start with 4.
wendy n mark, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. At the Russells staff party. We are technically not staff, but do some odd jobs. Had a lovely time.
Trugs from an old tyre, originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. I made these trugs from an old tyre I found dumped by the road. Good for carrying tools around and Wendy has used one already when harvesting some of the rhubarb.I followed the steps I read here http://www.instructables.com/id/Tired-and-True-Trugs/Click the image above to see more pics of the project.