Archive for the 'Interests' Category


Running for charity.

Away from the workshop training is well under way to join a team participating in the Gr8Dundrum Run and we have saw this as a great opportunity to raise funds for the worthy charity Action Cancer. Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity working to save lives and support people affected by cancer. [...]

Belly needs hot grub.

So now that the frosty mornings are here and the chilly winds blowing one needs a warming lunch, so what better than a jacket potato cooked within the ash chamber of the workshop stove.   Work on the bench at the moment consists of a few door sets, further skirting and architrave for our client as mentioned [...]

Summer fun.

While we are still engaged on various projects in the workshop such as the Oak Table pictured below made to complement an existing set of chairs we thought we’d share a few of our summer activities away from work. Mid July was the annual Steam Fair at Ballymena Showgrounds organised by The Traction Engine Club of [...]

Vintage weather.

As the summer weather arrived we thought about getting the fleet washed and ready for the occasional vintage tractor run or gathering so after Eric had finished arranging our bags of winter fuel we steam cleaned the pair of them. Dolly the 1200 has been having some mechanical work undertaken recently to the hydraulics and after a [...]

Rathlin Island.

Recently I took a day of and caught the ferry from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island. Rathlin is the only inhabited offshore island of Northern Ireland with a population of just over 100. It is about 6 miles from Ballycastle and is famous for its wildlife and nesting birds over the spring/summer months. From the southern [...]