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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Something high and beautiful, something just beautiful.

 Jaq is more confident steering now with her new step. The extra 10inches enables her to rise to the lofty height of 5ft 11" and she can now see down both sides of the boat. The stool started life as a shared matching footrest for our chairs but was far to big and always seemed to be in the way. I saw a pair of small circular tables in a shop and cut the legs down to a comfortable height. Jaq looked on the Internet found two circular thick pads on Amazon and the Post Restante service soon had them at a nearby post office.Jaq has sewn extra ties to secure them on to each leg.

I know it won`t float but surely some of you must agree it`s worth some blog space. E type Jaguar circa 1973 spotted in Nantwich. Look at those mega clean inner wheel arches, this baby is not used in bad weather. Sure was a beautiful  day for posing about town with the top down.


Derek Bird said...

Hi to you both

Not sure that slippers are the right footwear, sure H&S would have something to say

Slight change to our cruising plans, we will be heading your way but up the T & M, maybe we can meet up in Middlewich, what do you think, not sure as yet when

Keep in touch

D & C

Anonymous said...

Ah... thanks for the details and your coping ideas. Yummy car but your right it doesn't float At All!
Now that your weather is getting better (lots warmer than here in Pullman) maybe you can get a new image for the maind picture to your blog .. one with the two of you beaming your smiles through the opening. This is a blog about the adventures of the two of you..with NB Valerie.
Karen .. Pullman Karen

Anonymous said...

The yellow cat is beautiful!
Mind they were a right proper pain to service, however the joy of driving with a stick shift was
something else...Am I that old?

Les Biggs said...

Hi Derek
Middle of the ditch sounds fine just depends on both our travelling times. Hopefully it will work out ok.

Les Biggs said...

Hi KarenXX
We will think about the picture idea. Hope Jim is recovering well.
Shame we will miss you both in Nov.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Bryce
Nearly missed the cat bit, sun must be melting the brain.
Stick shift is the norm here in the UK and I enjoy the auto box when I drive Stateside.

Anonymous said...


Nice car, but it's a V12, and by then the interior has lost it's charm (lots of BL parts).
Now if it had been a 3.8 or a 4.2 drophead...........

Mike Griffin

Les Biggs said...

Hi Derek,
Youare correct, shearling slippers are not the right footwear! Nantwih is sold out of flip flops so we will try to find some in Chester--or maybe a pair of Crocs.
Take care!

The Mechanic AKA. Mick Lomax said...

Hi Les

Lovely Jag you saw there, even after all these years, they're still one of the best ever looking cars built.

I hope you and Jaq are keeping well and the boat is running okay. Let us know when you're a bit closer to here and we'll take a drive up to you.

Have a nice summer and I'll try and give you a call sometime soon.


P.S. We'll be in Norfolk for the last week in August if you're floating around there.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs