We then went to Handforth Dean for M&S shopping and called at the butchers in Knutsford and had eventually got to fill our cars up which wasn't easy as the direct route to Northwich was grid locked, we just turned around and went a few miles extra on another road. Then when I got home I got stuck into a second trial of the card building models. My speed and proficiency has come a long way, I think a practice one to go at the back and then the finished product at the front is the way forward, glad it gets easier with practice, it will be fine until I slice a finger off, the whole things would never had passed health and safety when I had a day job!
I've printed off a full set of the download road surfaces set, I think it will look just the thing when installed plus the paving surface which looks very realistic and better than the draughtsman drawn versions. So my buildings will just have internal strengthening and no base until installed on the diorama. I'm running out of shop fronts but have other kits I can clone something from. When I get to the 'modern' shops I can have them all for sale or let, I've even got some tiny little for sale signs coming. I never got the covers done for the DVDs I edited yesterday but if we get to leamington and Stratford upon Avon tomorrow I'll get tham all done on Saturday. I wanted to get Lancashire done before it becomes a full plague site, guess its just so sunny in Lancashire that I'll try again next week. Meantime some Lancashire bus memories. I hope also to do lorry film next week.
Clonter Opera which we support has managed to land one of the lottery £100k grants which should bide them over for a while. Next week I visit Peter Waller of OTA to collect film and return others. I also want to see my pal Jon in Sussex before Christmas and get some more of his collection scanned to digital. It's all go isn't it?