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Saturday, 18 January 2014

A Little Catch Up....

So, where were we?  How about a run down of the year 2013......

Worked on Cub Mag.
Went to Burton for what would turn out to be my last committee meeting as VMCC Area Rep.
Built the stable for Horse.
Gallop planning.
Went quad biking with MFM, decided I prefer carting.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Went to the Haggis Jumble at Lanark, didn't buy anything, no Cub bits left....
Gallop planning.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Had the usual Cub Mag table at Stafford in April.
Took the Scottish Cub Fest stand to the Lanark bike show - won 2nd Best Club Stand, thanks to Scott
Scott Scotty Scott Scott for his help and to Stu for coming up from Ingerland to help on the stand.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Gallop planning.
Got Skorpy and the Tbird MOT'd for the year ahead.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Rode in the Cairn O Mount (usually do breakdown or helping out in some capacity).
Went on Grumpy Club annual camping trip to Skye.  Took Skorpy as I hadn't hardly touched the poor bike for nigh on a year....Handles a bit different to a Cub....
Went on a mini tour of the west coast of Scotland on the way home from the camping trip, via Poolewe.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Gallop planning.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Club trip to local brewery.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Went to Eriskay pony show with Mrs BC, down in Auchterarder.
Oooooh went to the theatre for me birfday!
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Gallop planning.
Went to old school friends wedding party - not the wedding, cos hey, they ran off and did that bit without telling anyone, but the party was pretty jibby jabby fabby - jugglers, magicians, musicians, big big bonfire, home made food, stayed in a Mongolian yurt.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Gallop planning.
Went to Glamis, annual pilgrimage.  No Cub bits left after Scott Scott Scotty Scott had been round.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Went to New Deer show with Mrs BC, the sheep and MFM.  Did some showing and got some rosettes. Got sun burn too.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Gallop planning.
Banchory show - did some more showing and got some more rosettes.  Sun was pretty warm but no sun
burn this time.
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Gallop planning.
Missed going down to the S&T in order to build Gallop bikes.
Turriff show - guess what, did some showing and got some rosettes!
Missed going down to the National in order to build Gallop bikes.
Old Faithful, aka Canon printer died :-(
Worked on Gallop bikes.
Ordered big fancy top of the range all singing and sometimes dancing professional printer to replace Old Faithful.
Missed the Grumpy club BBQ in order to build Gallop bikes.
Gallop planning.
New printer had first 'problem', promised replacement.
Managed to get to Grampian MC Convention to help on Grumpy club stand for a few hours, then had to scoot in order to build Gallop bikes.
No replacement printer.  Second fault appeared.
Still no replacement, managing to print but not happy with shoddy new printer.  Third fault appeared.
Welsh addition to the Southdown family arrived at Cubbie Towers - we're talking sheep here, by the way.
Gallop planning.
Recruited emergency help with the Gallop bike electrics - a fortnight to go.....
Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes. Worked on Gallop bikes.
Took Gallop bikes to Scott Scott Scotty Scott Scott's as Phase 1 of Us and Them Getting There...
Few days later, MFM and I travelled to Scott's by train - Phase 2.
Next day, Scott, Scott's Dad, MFM and I set off to Roche - Phase 3.
Gaffers Gallop x 5 days.
Everyone else went south / home, MFM and I went north to Orkney on Terry the Terrier and Yorkie the plunger Cub.
Followed by Shetland.  Went to the very end of the UK road network.
Followed by arriving back home.  Tired.  Oily.  Another adventure ticked off.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Few days later, took the Gallop bikes to Stafford and had a stand with the rest of the riders.  Well received.
Still no new printer.
Started on fire place in front room - first step, putting the slate slabs down.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Tiled fire place....over several weekends....
Mrs BC went away over Xmas, left me to Girl the Fort - had to cook a turkey.  Wot!
Worked on Cub Mag.
No replacement printer yet.
Fitted wood burning stove.
Worked on Cub Mag.
Sent new printer back.  Had enough of that game!
Jings, that's about it folks.




2 comments:

Stuart. said...

What did you do with all the rest of your spare time?? ;-)

Hairy Larry said...

Have you got anything without spam innit?(For some reason reading your 'done list' reminded me of that old Python bit...) You getting much snow there? dry as a bone in California this winter...getting worrisome.

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