Tuesday, 30 July 2013

On the Banks of the Ohio

 Looking East up the Ohio River....Pittsburg is about 600 miles up...a long paddle or swim for me!

the Captains Party Boat - what do you mean it isn't running now? I have to wait until evening? No way! I wanna ride it now!

This Helm looks like fun, wonder how it works?

Spin the helm! Spin the helm!!!! Oooooo, it's slippery after the rain storm!

Ut-Oh, I think the Captain means business. I better not romp around the shoreline!

A license to drive

Today was super exciting, Miss Valerie took me to get my drivers license, I met a lovely new friend 

Uh can I drive home?

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Back in USA

Well here I am back in America with Miss Valerie again, visiting Celeste.  Ut oh seems I have some more competition.

craft day with Miss Valerie

Today I spent some time playing with different fibers and things hope mine works out.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Timber! Maple and Oak trees come into the factory!

I better get out of here before the lathes start spinning

 J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland in 1842. The Hillerichs moved to Louisville in 1856, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in business and filled orders for everything from balusters to bedposts. Hillerich’s eldest son, John Andrew "Bud" Hillerich, was born in Louisville in 1866

The craftsmen still use the same procedures as they did in the past to make bats; and they have some new machines too!

Bats are weighed - this one weighed more! Wonder why? 

Louisville Slugger bats are used by 80% of the baseball players worldwide!

Vintage little bats. After the tour we all received a souvenir bat. 

Babe Ruth and I had a few moments together, he did not tell me his secrets!

I think yellow balls are used for night games

 Ted Williams kissed his bat for good luck!
Ken was taking my advice....not! 

One of the largest gloves made...no it was not encapsulated in a toilet! It is a very special climate controlled vessel.

Summertime sport...and I even have my own little bat!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Well its our last day at Kerry's house before we are on our travels again tomorrow, Spade is very upset and is going to miss it here, I have cheered him up a lil bit though telling him about america where we are off to nex

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sewing room dramas

 While Kerry was sewing I spotted her needle felting wool and had an idea to make her and spade laugh
Roaawerrr im a lion lol Spade thought it was very funny lol 

Kerry went upstairs so we decided to be nosey and see what was in here 

OOPPPPS ouch watch out spade !!!!!

Me and Spade quickly started to put everything back, I got a bit tangled up in the thread

Spade helped me get free

Kerry gave us some pens n paper to do some drawing, to keep us out of mischief i think !!!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hot Day

we were so hot we sat by the fan to cool off

we asked kerry if we could help her feed the fish

Spade wanted a closer look so i pushed him in lol hehehehe 

It was too hot to go back outside so we decided to play minion rush on the ipad

I was a bit naughty and hogged the ipad

to stop us arguing over the ipad kerry suggested we play on the xbox instead so Spade steered while i shot 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Scarey Bear

Me and Spade are hiding from Kerry's latest creation, its a zombie bear its huge and scary argghh!!!!

cooking with Kerrie

We asked Kerry if we could help with dinner, we passed her the eggs for an omlette

I  thought it was very funny plonking the egg shell on Spades  head

 I helped grate some cheese

 and mixed the eggs and milk, Spade found a handy lil perch to watch from 

The smell of the omelette filling was making our tummies rumble

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