Saturday, 22 February 2014

Painting, painting, painting and a website

I apologise for yet another non model related blog but after finishing the 'Man Cave' and moving all my paraphernalia into it, I've been decorating the vacated modelling room as a bedroom for a foster child and I'm now starting work on next door...

A few months ago we purchased the property next door. This was instead of having to go though the hassle of selling our current property and moving into a larger house. The idea is to rent next door as a holiday cottage but retain some use of it as accommodation for friends and family. It needs some TLC and as always when starting a little house restoration project, issues start to come out of the woodwork. Along with general tidying up with a paint brush problems have been discovered with the electrics, central heating and a damp floor to name a few. It now seems like our initial intention to have the property, which we have named Spireview Cottage,  ready for letting by Easter is looking doubtful.


View from cottage

I'm also intending to build a website for Spireview Cottage, and with this end in mind I've been refreshing the little HTML skills I have by brushing up on HTML5 and CSS. As a way to help the learning process and get a little practice before embarking on the cottage website I've had a play around with a template to build a basic site for Tredethy Wharf. I'm reasonably happy with the site layout and design, more info will be added as and when but for the moment it has served its purpose. The site has been tested using Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE on PC, Mac, Android and iPad platforms and it seems to work OK though any comments, ideas or issues people find will tredethywharf.co.uk will be gratefully received. Spireview Cottage website will be more challenging…

With all that I have taken on recently it is slightly frustrating that I'm not finding the time to enjoy the 'Man Cave' with space for Tredethy Wharf and modelling, nor will I be able to for a few months. That said, I have a little operation coming up that will put me out of action for a couple of weeks. I hope that during the convalescence period I'll be able to squeeze in a little light modelling, a few wagons built/weathered would be good progress. I think any serious work on Tredethy Wharf will have to wait until some time after May…

3 comments:

Bob said...

Plenty to do then ?! A very attractive website for Tredethy Wharf which shows all we could wish to know at this stage. Just don't beat yourself up about loco classes;it's a GWR loco whatever the route availability !

Flymo said...

The website looks very nice indeed. As does the modelling for that matter!

Hopefully some more time will free itself up for you soon, and we'll be receiving more frequent updates...

Yan said...

Thanks for the comments guys. During the next few months I hope to be able to squeeze in the odd half hour of modelling just to keep my sanity...