Saturday, 24 May 2014

New patio 'finished'

How it was
Dave soldiered on in unforecast rain to 'finish' the patio yesterday.  It has received favourable comments from those walking past which is good news.

I need to 'dress' it now and have discovered a pot in the local Homebase store which, surprisingly, looks as if it may be just the one but I also quite like the look of this one but it is not quite in the right colour.

Some colourful Geraniums and some trailing plants would brighten up the view I think together with a coffee table and a couple of chairs such as this one.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New Patio

I have finally got around to having my new patio built. The difficulty was finding time in 'TE' Dave's (TE for Traction Engine) busy schedule but it is well on the way now and should be finished by the end of this week.

I can imagine myself sitting outside with a nice coffee pontificating as the world goes by!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum officially reopened

The CRT owned Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum was officially reopened yesterday after an extensive refit over the winter.  We were blessed with wonderful spring weather and a large crowd of people interested in the future of the museum and that of Stoke Bruerne.

Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust, officiated and presented a very well deserved award to Louise Stockwin who managed the entire process following the untimely death of the previous museum manager, David Henderson, in early January.

In the photo taken with CRT's former working boat Sculptor,  left to right - Richard Parry, Louise Stockwin, David Blagrove and Lorna York.