Lawn down at last

It’s only taken a year and a bit (Since this post). But now we at least have grass laid over what has been a muddy patch for quite some time. Now though we just need some more English summer weather (rain) to keep the grass bedding in.

Before and after work images:


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Fully LED lighting

Today we bought another 5 led lamps today, now the entire house has only LED lighting. This morning tigger was out chillin’ on the did the shed. Last night we went to the fair which is visiting at South Hill Park, we saw a swan and hereon.

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New vice jaws

I bought some 20 mm by 25 mm bright bar, 0.5 m long. It came in the post, this impressed me, through the letter box. I did a quick drawing of what I was after and got it milled as counter boring the holes was going to be hard without a pillar drill or similar.

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We went to Stratford-Upon-Avon on Saturday, we made the journey on a steam locomotive. This was I think the first time I have ever made an actual journey on a steam train.

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Easter Weekend

We went to Lauren and James’ on Friday. We all visited Reinham Hall which is a National Trust property where they had an Easter egg hunt. That after back at theirs we saw a fox in the back garden. Saturday I fitted out the shed a little more and reinforced the area of the bench where the 7 inch vice will attach. We spent Sunday in Portsmouth, the picture is of Old Portsmouth. Today (Monday) we went and visited Windlesham Arboretum, very pretty. During the afternoon and with Hannah’s help I sorted the garage out and discovered a wasp is busy making it her home also.

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No. 7 6 inch vice

Vice restoration in progress. I need to make two new jaws for it, clean it up and put back together. One machine screw that was in the jaw was broken off in the hole, so I’ve drilled it out to 8.5mm and will tap them all M10 I think. My wire brush is like me these days, going bald.

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Greenwich Observatory

We went to the planetarium in Greenwich the other weekend. We also walked under the Thames in a tunnel built over a hundred years ago. The planetarium talk was brilliant. Highly recommended.

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