Category Archives: Hobbies

A New List

Being a man, I am an inveterate producer of lists. Here is what I constructed on my walk this morning in drizzly rain.   Things I am interested in: This list seems to get shorter as the years pass. Things … Continue reading

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Pride in Engineering; and Engineering Pride

Photographs taken at the National Railway Museum in York. Here are artefacts from the world of railways in Britain. Here are railway engines that bear famous names: Stephenson’s Rocket, The Flying Scotsman, Mallard, King George v, Evening Star. The first, … Continue reading

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A Mad Project for a Blind Man

Every year I set myself a challenge. I have a project. When you are disabled later in life it is very easy to think your life is over. This need not necessarily be a morbid thought. It might be simply … Continue reading

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Men and Machines

What is it about men and models? I don’t mean the glamour sort; I mean model trains, model cars, model boats, model aircraft, and similar male delights of the garden shed, the converted loft, basement or garage. In my time … Continue reading

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