West Somerset Railway Steam Rally Weekend.

It’s amazing to think we own a caravan!! I never thought we would be one of those slow going cars that pull out of there drive on a Friday afternoon and returns Sunday evening.

We have joined the caravan club and our first weekend was a great success. We did not venture very far but very enjoyable. With the Humber securely attached to the Portafold we made our way to Norton Fitz Warren steam rally.


We arrived on site and a friendly neighbour made us a cup of tea. Before  the tea got cold the portafold was up and ready for use.





We had plenty of time to Relax and a look around before our booked trip to the seaside town of Minehead. It was full steam ahead and fish and chips for supper.


The journey back by steam in the dark was awesome, the steam glowing red in the darkness of the night sky.

First nights sleep in the portafold was a little uncomfortable but a rethink the following night solved the problem.

The high lights of the weekend included  Nash Metropolitan , DMU trip to Bishops Lydyard . 


The shopping was pretty good too, we purchased a large round 1930’s rug ( just need to work out where to put it ) and a few bits of China.


Once again this show like so many is ran by Volunteers who work non stop over the weekend so a big thank you to them.

We finished the weekend with a late trip to Yatton to watch a Class 33 loco arrive after its trip to Par in Cornwall.



Denix Range

Just wanted to share with you the Range and amazing Low prices of Denix Guns at Teampixie.

The Denix range of replica guns provides an impressive arsenal of weaponry. The level of detail and respect for historical accuracy are outstanding, hence the feeling of authenticity when you handle the weapons . But it is important to remember that they are purely replicas and incapable of firing either live rounds or blanks.



Dig For Victory Show 2017.

Congratulations to the  Dig For Victory Show: What a Weekend we had.  The setting of the North Somerset show ground lends its self perfectly to this family show.

The smells noises and landscape take you back to 1940’s Britain.                                               An educational inspiring show for young and old. With the underlayin message we must never forget the price that was paid for our freedom. It’s sometimes difficult to imagine the lives of ordinary men and women in wartime Britain .

The service of remembrance held at 11 o clock Sunday morning was a time to reflect and remember the ordinary people like you and me that had their lives changed forever by war.

A weekend filled with dance, music and friendship.

The Dig for Victory show.

The Dig for Victory show is fast approaching and delighted to see the show having a mention in the Morris Monthly magazine.


The Dig For Victory Show is a fantastic 1940’s themed family festival held in the beautiful North Somerset countryside. We aim to bring history alive and the generations together for a weekend of learning, remembrance and fun!
The festival has close links to the local community, it has raised £11,500 for charity to date and attracts all ages from across the South West.


Tickets available online. http://digforvictoryshow.com/buy-tickets


Helicopter Museum 2017

Such a great space and a very well supported event, perfect place for my second outing in my new RAF uniform.


I brought a  reproduction sweetheart brooch, the photo below shows it alongside my mothers in laws original brooch.


Wearing jewellery of great sentimental value out is always a worry so this solved the problem.

Very pleased with my Mother’s Union brooch, which will look great on my suit.

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We picked up A replica edition of the Active Service Saint John’s Gospel, re-issued for the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 

Who Do You think you Are Show.

Gordano Homefront joined the Dig for victory show at the Who Do You think you Are Show.


The NEC cleaners seemed very unimpressed with Dave helping them.


With lots to see and do we were kept busy all day talking to people on the stand.


With time to wonder off we enjoyed the many Exhibits of the show including the vintage caravan.


Totally out of Touch with reality .

The fast pace of the modern world sometimes seems beyond my comprehension.
We need to visit London on business just gone 9am  its a little last minute so not been able to plan ahead.
In this Topsy Turvey world its just not possible to go with rail prices set at bonkers levels.

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