Monday, 2 September 2013

Posh cars !!

Over the Bank Holiday we went to Papplewick Pumping Station for an hour or so to catch up with the gossip and the Rolls Royce club had turned up to display their cars.

Some how, to me the Spirit of Ecstasy looks a little more like a demon close up, what do you think ?

and I do like the little brush in between the headlights to keep them clean :-)

As usual, I was fascinated by what was under the bonnet.

Meanwhile, out on the lake, a man was trying to feed the ducks.........

 ......without success............we knew they were radio controlled !!

 like the submarines

and the boats.

The pumping station itself was busy with visitors from other preservation societies

Magnificent machinery

still coal fired.

Thanks goodness for spell check otherwise the whole world would have though that this was something totally words were pimping station!!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

festivals and fairs


Its been a while mainly due to being busy at home and at work. I'm still trying to teach myself banjo which is proving, well, interesting ! At the weekends I've either been busy at home or out with the wheel.

A couple of weeks ago I caught the Caribbean Carnival here in Nottingham. Colourful and very loud, parading through the city centre and up to the forest recreation ground.

I'm always amazed by the costumes and the amount of time that goes into them!