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Thursday, 29 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
RIVER DON NEWHALL ROAD TO FREEMANS FOOTBRIDGE
Here's a few shots of this lovely stretch of river,loads of wildlife,plants,insects,birds,butterflies and most species of freshwater fish, it has it all,and its sandwiched between 2 major roads into sheffield and towards freemans bridge a large steelworks looms over it,you would think you where in the countryside on certain parts of the river where there are no factories,etc to spoil the views!
HAMMERED IN SHEFFIELD SCOOTER RALLY
I called in on my way home from work to have a quick look at the parts as i wanted some fastenings for the S2,not done a rally in 10 years, so it was a quick look around and then home,quite a lot's changed the stalls where ok if you want to buy clothing,badges,stickers,mugs, etc but not for parts,which is a bit of bad news if you need that one thing to mend a breakdown or to get you home the next day! some nice scoots,here's a couple that took my eye,i tend to walk past the scooters with mirrors and union jacks on them,as i dont think they are original, and same with restorations,you get sick of seeing the same scooters in the same colours,but then again thats my own personal opinion!
TINSLEY MARINA SHEFFIELD
PROPOSED SITE FOR IKEA SHEFFIELD
A FEW JOBS ON THE S2
LOCAL LANDMARKS PART 1
FRED 2ND PLACE IN RSPCA CAT COMPETITION
Monday, 29 July 2013
Here's a great video I found on you tube,I'm not one for trolling for hours on you tube,in fact I don't tend to really go on it.However I thought this was a great snapshot of the great times that as youth's myself included had!the great comradeship and the fun times im not quite sure the youth of today would go to such lengths as we did back then,and all we had was a map,beer and mates! No mobiles,Internet or satnavs to find our way there and back! enjoy! many thanks to the lad who has uploaded these please go and view his other films
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013
Monday, 24 June 2013
I've just added a few new Ska and Trojan badges to the badge website, plus a few new punk badges go to the link below
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Sheffield Aces Scooter Club meet Wednesdays at the Okeh Café in the nether edge area of Sheffield, great café, and run by and for scooterists,mods, whatever you want to call or name,Anyway 2nd trip on Series 2 with my mate Dave (Li150) and the place is quite full of lads having there teas and drinks and admiring each others scooters for the 100th time, just general stuff we all tend to do,Grabbing the most attention was Russell's new creation, his Lambretta Li125 Series 2 with added Watsonian Side Car,Simply Stunning! loads of admiring glances and people driving past slowly to have a peek,the sidecar was stunning trimmed in a very light brown to match the blue/green paintwork,So anyway back to a nice bit of sausage,eggs and chips, and a quick chat and a run out to the Ranmoor Inn in the "POSH" Part of Sheffield,30 or so scooters set off back along Abbeydale Road along London Rd and then via Ecclesall Rd where people sat outside the cafes and bars all stopped what they where doing to take in this great sight of lambrettas and vespas in different colours and arrangements thrash along, We got to Hunters Bar to turn left and oh dear I'm holding the clutch in and its wanting to go,looks like my clutch cable is going,quick drop down in to neutral and I'm safe,couple more turns and we are climbing up a steep hill towards ranmoor and as we get to the top theres a few cars coming and the scooter is creeping forward so I stalled it and pushed it across the road to the pub!On entering the pub one of the lads had spotted the Piano in the corner and was thrashing out a cracking tune to the delight of the locals,so I got a drink and wandered back outside,tool kit out panels off and a quick adjustment of the clutch cable and its sorted!
What i need to do is have a couple of hours going thru stuff like this lately i've just not had the time,so a quick blast back down to broomhill and then towards ecclesall rd and we are racing each other back up woodseats road towards home!
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
A long time in the making!! Eleven months,give or take,over 50 viewings,2 daft offers,and finally a buyer! So here we are in frantic mode,and we are moving to a house we viewed 4 years ago when it was a wreck,its now completely renovated,these things are mean't to be!
RESULT!!! As the Ramones once said "Stay tuned for more rock and roll" Or tales of moving house and woe.
Sunday, 9 June 2013
So hows that for a rear brake adjuster? Dont think theres anything left in that spring whatsoever! Im quite sure the previous owner never bothered taking the panels off and regularly checking these things.
Here's the front dampers,rusted,seized and useless,So what next? Probably engine oil change and the stainless floor runners replaced with good ole fashioned plastic and a lot safer,bit of rain and the boards become slippy.
MORE TO FOLLOW!!!
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Me and dave? Well we stopped at cafe and chatted! Then a quick trip home, One step at a time!
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Been a long long month has May! the 1st Saturday saw our last game of the season at home to Middlesbrough fc and a win would keep us in the championship,no need to hope and pray that other teams would keep us there, 2 first half goals First-half goals from Steve Howard and Leroy Lita made sure of the win,although the 2nd half was a none starter really,middlesbrough had nothing to play for really and it was just going thru the motions 2nd half,the usual pitch invasion at the end of the game, not quite as big as last year's but still worthy! So on to next season and don't think we will be buying season tickets, moneys a bit tight and to be honest my heart isn't in it anymore,other things and besides we missed a few games this year as my son was out playing with his mates,like 10 year olds do
The following weekend my son's Sunday team Norton Lees Juniors where having a weekend away at chapel st Leonard's NR Skegness couple of days of having a bit of fun,on the Saturday a few games against local U10 teams,Friday at 3.30 saw us setting off from his school picking him up as he came out,car all loaded up and off we went, just after 6ish we pulled into the Golden Palms Resort at Chapel St Leonards, booked in found our caravan for the weekend and off to the Maid Marian Pub,where a couple of his mates where all ready there and gone! he was off with them,a few more arrived and by 8.30 there was 14 ten year old kids running around in and out of the amusements having the time of there lives! couple of pints and off to the chip shop, for chips and fish for my wife and pizza and chips for myself! so 11.30 comes around and time to wander back to the caravan.
Next day we are all up and meeting to follow a convoy to the pitches where they are playing some games,a nice 5 mile drive thru the flatland of Skegness and we are pulling into a nice little football pitch with a cafe and toilets at the ready! boy its cold! theres a wind coming off the sea and its freezing,our team didn't take it serious the lads all swapped positions around with my son playing in goal for a half and letting 2 in,he made up for it in the next game with a cracking 1 on 1 goal, the weather got a bit colder and it started raining so with 4 games played it was time to go back to the caravan site and the kids all got straight in the indoor pool, good job as well,as it started raining and was hammering it down for about an hour with the roads and paths flooding,bit of tea in the pub and my son was off with the lads so we ventured up to the beach,and had some time away from everybody else, I love beaches it was pretty empty and just looked awesome,we wandered back down and had a drink in a pub which was very quiet and then back to the main pub base, the karaoke was flowing and some of the parents got up and showed themselves up as per usual! the rest of the night is vague as I just had too much to drink,so Sunday was home time day and the lads had one last session in the pool and then home, our lad was shattered and he fell asleep in the car going home which he never does.
The Specials! yes a long time since I've seen this band, 1981 in fact,seen them a couple of times, once on the 1979 2 Tone Tour and once at Rotherham Clifton park,had the tickets a while and we found out that Neville Staples wasn't in the band! few beers before the gig in the pub across the road and my mate sold his ticket and one of the lads didn't even bother turning up! at £40 near enough its too much money for a ticket to be sat at home doing nowt! good gig and lots of old faces from 30 years ago and some who really need to grow up a bit and act there fucking age!,as my usual stance I stood near the back until the encore and then pushed down to the front,hence some close up photos!
Small matter of a Cup Final, my lads team have had a good season,finishing 2nd in the league just losing out on the title in the last game against the eventual winners, so to make amends they wanted to win this badly, with the teams playing 2 games as its still u10s the 1st game ended 1-1 the 2nd game ended 3-0 giving the lads an overall win of 4-1 enough to lift the cup! they have done well with having a winning season only losing one game,but the future is uncertain as they now go to 9v9 and they have to drop 4 players if a manager doesn't come forward to take on another team as that's the idea to run two teams of 12, I'm not sure if my lad has made the squad even tho he ended the season with 17 goals and he is a good passing player,Ive thought about taking the other team on but I may not have the time.
So final football night and it was the league presentation night in Barnsley, as they finished 2nd in there league they all got a medal,it was one of those nights where you just turned up and got your medal and left quickly! with it being a week night there was school and work the next day and plus most of us went in cars it was a no drinking night, so that was a busy month and a bank holiday of having a rest, apart from a trip to the Chinese buffet and the pictures!!