Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Then I did something I'd never had the nerve to do before, to bid for something on ebay.  I'd never have managed any of it without masses of help from son Marius - especially as it was a fair bit of money.  I'd seen a clock in an antique shop which inspired us to buy an old Dutch clock to go on our old-style Dutch barge, then saw this one on ebay and fell for it.  I bid less than the one in the shop, but paid a lot less, even with postage from Germany - I don't understand how it works, but I like it!  The clock pic is here, then a sunset from February, if they'll load via my dingly dongle!  This all dates back to mid-early Feb.

The pic doesn't do it justice - it has angels and mermaids on it, so couldn't be better, goes for 5+ days on one wind and strikes on a bell just like a grandfather clock.  Now that sunset:

I had 5 pix and then chose the one with Nik's flower collection dominating it, as they did our greenhouse/wheelhouse - nice but rather overwhelming!  Another attempt at publishing now!
Well, well, hasn't it been a long time.  My followers must both have dispaired of logging in.  But basically, Vodphone's dongle only allows 2 GBytes/month, but also the Weather only allowed us boaters only to stay in the marina, until a week ago that is.  So, pretty dull pickings.  Here is a picture (if my dongle allows it)
What you see here comes from late January planning and early Feb for the picture, when I worked out a really clever way to use the smaller kitchen partition board to make a table, without any mods to it, and using three bits of wood just hinged together with, oh well, it's complex but only takes 1 minute 24 seconds to erect from Nik saying go!  Well, I like it!
I'll publish this now, as I'm getting tired and I've taken all evening to get Blogspot to let me back on !