Welcome! I'll be keeping this page simple so that it loads quickly.
(Still learning this web page stuff, occasionally things fall off it...I don't do Flash or RSS or cookie tracking or widgets of any sort, sorry, just text and loads of pictures, sometimes a video or spreadsheet.)
Below you will find:
What I get up to!
A little about me.
Click on the highlighted text to find more.
November 2010 - Cycling new page and subject. "Sparked" by my new home made cycle lamp.
June 2010 - Reliant back axle. I refurbed one for Cherub and cured a leaky propshaft seal with a new seal and a Speedi Sleeve.
January 2009 - Hippeastrums (also called Amaryllis) I've got some new bulbs coming up :o)
March 2007 - Reliant! I've gone and got myself a Resin Rocket, a Plastic Pig, and a big grin on my face as a result.
Jan/Feb 2006 - Aixam page I've got a replacement vehicle. It's small. Very small... And nobody's ever heard of them ;o) Loof has my VW van, which by dint of a lot of work between us over the Christmas break, now sports the dog cages from the Transit.
Aixam mechanical pages Check on these now and again - updated fairly regularly with photos of little jobs done.
I think this will be mostly my hobbies, after all, that's what interests me, it may interest you too.
I suppose I have been a part-time and commuter cyclist since the age of about 9 when I had my first ride along a back street (Nelson Street Bridlington!). It was the classic "you won't let go will you!" moment.. This page will just have whatever has my current interest on the subject.
Probably the biggest item, I've been throwing things at the air (sometimes they stick to it) for as long as I can remember. About 1970-ish my brother and I got interested in radio-control, having found some equipment second hand at pocket-money prices, then the bug really bit, though the equipment was a disappointment, I eventually learned how to fly using an engine from the "bargain box".
Meanwhile after several spectacular crashes we went r/c boating, it was considerably easier to get into; if you get into trouble, just stop the boat! A bit of multi-racing (Le-Mans start, six boats at once, glow-plug engines) gave us experience of left and right controls, engines and radio equipment, useful later. We learned a bit of control-line flying too, affordable fun for school age lads, and at least you don't easily lose the model.
I'm still doing the flying bit now, and do a bit of test flying and teaching at our club field, and go off on flying trips around the UK now and again.
Well I know it isn't exactly everyone's idea of excitement, but some of us like to watch things grow. I wouldn't recommend it as a spectator sport, but it takes all sorts, they say.
Our house windowsills are all full, mostly of junk and a few plants.
My favourites are Hippeastrums (sometimes called Amaryllis) and on the plants pages you should find some colourful photos. Most of these are from the past and I no longer have a vast collection, though I have restarted the Hippeastrums, still have a couple of Christmas Cactus and true cacti.
The cactus collection is very small at the moment as I haven't anywhere to keep them happy, a greenhouse would be nice one of these days!
It's a what? Some pages about my little car.
Really my wife is officially in charge of dog matters even has a homepage devoted to them
We used to run a Reliant - now I have one again! Rialto estate from 1988. It's great to not have miles of computer operated engine-managed pipes and spaghetti electronics to service. And 60mpg is good too.
Best go there and have a look really.
A little about me:
Born 1956 (very good year) in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and still alive. One brother and one sister. One shed. I have lived most of the time in East Yorkshire, first Bridlington, then various places in the Hull area.
Married 1984 to Pauline. I never call her that, she has been Loof ever since we met (through Bradford Uni. motorcycle club). Loof is from Coventry, has lost the accent (like a Brummie accent) and more or less speaks East Yorks now.
We live in East Yorkshire, Keyingham village to the east of Hull.
In appearance I probably have dwarvish ancestors, nearly 5 foot 6 and weight usually about ten and a bit stone (65kg). I haven't shaved since about 1977 (see pic at top of page). My remaining hair comes unbrushed instantly, and I seem to be genetically scruffy like Compo. Yes I do have a wooly hat, at least two in fact. And wellies.
I work in electronics, with ECM Systems since 1982. They are only a few miles away so I prefer to cycle there. Apart from this link, nothing on my homepages has anything to do with the said company.
Still under construction.....
Let me know if any bits don't work on these pages please, or if you are just starting like me, I'll see if I can work out how I did it for you.. I can be reached using "jayjayatenterprisedotnet", sorry it needs typing in manually, getting too much spam.