Areas of interest
A weekly update of various doings and stuff what has occurred. Sometimes nothing may have happened or have been just too incredible to put down on a mere website.
This is just a running commentary of the site build and the various revisions done.
It ain’t going to be a rivetting read…..
The Bike of the day
This will take you to the ‘bike of the day’ page. This will be specially picked in a random way by the ‘head of bikes’ at Chowney.com. In the interests of good taste, the Honda CX500 is unlikely to appear…..
I may write a short book if I can think of a suitable starting point, something resembling a middle and a way to finish it off…..
Trained as a truck mechanic, left that to become a despatch rider, drove a van, drove a truck, drove a very big truck, drove a very big truck with a crane on it. Someone found out I could read or write so they stuck me in the transport office, consigned goods to Ireland, became dangerous goods safety advisor, implemented Quality, Safety, Health and Environmenal systems, then jumped ship and went to work in a very different place.
Bought a house, did it up, made some money, bought another house, made some more money, bought a third house, did it up and stayed put.
Started up own company importing car parts from Russia, ran this for several years, made some money, sold business as a going concern, made some more money......
If it ain't got a V8 in it, I don't want to know....
Have workshop, will travel......
Electrics, Gas, Tiling, Carpentry... bring it on!
I serve a mean brew.....
Meet the Team
Well that resolution last year to put a post up every week lasted about three months…… The book never got started and the bike of the week never materialised. So lets see if we can improve things going into 2020. (i’ll give it a month….) Got back to work after about a month off. My Read more about Week 5 January 2020[…]
Monday Back to work. Not too bad a week at the pointy end. Tuesday Left work early, went to collect the car from Keith Gotts in Alton. Only just got there before they shut, awful traffic. They are adamant that the EGR valve has failed. I’m not convinced, it’s been changed for a new one Read more about Week 18 2019[…]
Monday Bank Holiday. Went down to Winchester to collect some plumbing parts for the job in the annex. Went up to see my dad and sort out the house. Lunch with the family at Steph and Johns. Tuesday Back to work to a complete rickets of a situation. I leave them on their own for Read more about Week 17 2019[…]
Decided to do a (hopefuly) weekly blog update rather than the sporadic random ones that have been appearing So lots of motor racing this weekend we had in the car we had the Formula One from China and then the MotoGP from the Circuit of the Americas due to other commitments work, DIY, travelling, going Read more about Week 16 2019[…]
First blog post for a while…… Well this is the new and hopefully improved website. I’m much more comfortable with this one as it’s actually doing something specific. Its going to be a showcase (if that’s the right word) of the various cars, bikes and vehicles i’ve owned. Different projects i’ve either done or been Read more about Wednesday 27th March 2019[…]
Not posted for a while, lots been going on. Far too much to mention. In no particular order. Retiled the wetroom floor with a very nice herringbone patterned procelain tile in several differing shades of grey and brown. Went OK. fairly pleased with it. This time it was properly stuck down with a special tile Read more about Tuesday 14th November 2017[…]
Today is the first day of my extended three week and two day Christmas break and frankly, I deserve it……! I’m not back in until the 2nd Jan next year! God knows what sort of mess the place will be in on my return… and if anyone has adjusted my chair or hidden my fountain Read more about Monday 12th December 2016[…]
It’s been a while…… So what been happening? Probably quite a bit and if it wasn’t for this appalling memory some of it might even make it into print…… At work, another FM has decided he can’t stand the heat and has quit the kitchen. So thats another one i’ll have to train up……I think Read more about Monday 21st November 2016[…]
Another lazy day…… Got a call from John Lewis at 07:30 to say that they would be delivering a new mattress and tumble dryer to my mum and dads house in half an hour……. Mum and Dad live 40 miles away…… Jumped in the trusty Freelander and hammered up to Camberley, never once exceeding 70 Read more about Monday 4th July 2016[…]
Lots of work done today. After feasting on a breakfast of berries, yoghurt and walnuts, went out and started in the workshop. Painted all the louvre doors again with a second coat all round. You have no idea how long this takes to do properly……… without drips hanging off the bottom of the slats you Read more about Tuesday 28th June 2016[…]