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by andywatson
09 Dec 2012, 20:53
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: What are your favourite Sport's?
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: What are your favourite Sport's?

Unitll recently I was a serious runner - although my chickens can outrun me on much shorter legs(?!) Now I'm an ex runner with a knackered knee so I've gone back to cycling. http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo180/andywatson_photos/DSC_0125.jpg ps I hope you are still running Sunny B
by andywatson
25 Nov 2012, 18:41
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: No-Spend Decorating
Replies: 21
Views: 3413

Re: No-Spend Decorating

I've already posted this but I think worth a repeat: Many specialist paints shops (ie Crown, Dulux, Johnstones Decorataing Centres) mix paints on site using a tinting machine and occaisionally get it wrong or rejected by the customer. This paint which is perfectly usable and high quality is often so...
by andywatson
25 Nov 2012, 18:02
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans

Possibly of interest as the artwork on some canal boats is similar to vintage caravans. This is the decoration in the back cabin of the replica vintage boat I am building. (which is why I've not been active on here recently) In the small cabin space is at a premium so the bow topped cupboard front d...
by andywatson
25 Nov 2012, 17:46
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Naughty chicken but nice photo
Replies: 27
Views: 1196

Re: Naughty chicken but nice photo

It's not just my chickens who can't behave. This is my fluffy white dog doing what she's good at. http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo180/andywatson_photos/DSCN0519.jpg http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo180/andywatson_photos/DSCN0520.jpg What I can't understand is why she dives in mud, puddles a...
by andywatson
28 Oct 2012, 17:25
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: Naughty chicken but nice photo
Replies: 27
Views: 1196

Naughty chicken but nice photo

Mrs W planted some very nice flowers round one of our plum trees.
When Goldie had finished being broody she squashed them into a nice bed which was a bit of a nuisance but made a nice photo:

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by andywatson
21 Apr 2012, 19:29
Forum: Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Topic: MEMBERS CHICKEN COOP PHOTO'S (PICS ONLY PLEASE)
Replies: 155
Views: 389404

Re: MEMBERS CHICKEN COOP PHOTO'S (PICS ONLY PLEASE)

Further to my post above: I have added a removable panel to the top 7 " of the door so it's smaller and more bantam sized - for the time being. The floor level is about 9" above ground level so that on the odd occasion when cofined to the run the hens can go underneath. Even when allowed f...
by andywatson
10 Apr 2012, 22:50
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Knee replacement
Replies: 77
Views: 12232

Re: Knee replacement

My mother aged 84 had hers done 2 years ago for the same reason as yourself.
Straightforward operation and no problems have ocurred since.
I'd say go for it and good luck.
by andywatson
09 Apr 2012, 20:58
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans

I've just had time for a good look at Mr Spreckly's wagonette restoration and I think it really is an outstanding job. The skilled woodwork and recycled items of the fit out have nicely preserved the warmth and character missing from modern caravans. The colour scheme is spot on. Your response to pe...
by andywatson
06 Apr 2012, 08:41
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans

Possibly of interest...Please see below a link to the build blog of my boat currently in build: m" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If the link doesn't work google "harris watson narrowboat build" and you'll find it listed. The boat will be a replica (although built ...
by andywatson
03 Apr 2012, 19:26
Forum: Handicrafts and other Hobbies
Topic: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Mr Spreckly's Bow Top Gypsy Caravans

That really is a work of art. Thanks for posting the results of your talent. I look forward to seeing more of your work. I am currently in the throes of building a narrowboat and am interested in the decorative styles of vintage boats which derived from caravans so there are some interesting links b...
by andywatson
02 Apr 2012, 20:01
Forum: Frugality and Self-Reliance
Topic: High Quality Paint - CHEAP
Replies: 4
Views: 780

High Quality Paint - CHEAP

I hope I put this in the right place as I'm a newbie - only joined today. Most of the big paints/decorating centres (eg Johnstones and Dulux) have machines which tint base shades of paint on site to the colours on the shade cards. Quite often the machine (or customer) make mistakes resulting in perf...