Thursday, 13 September 2007

All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor

When my dear Dad was still with us, he had been working on a kit of a model tugboat ( I say working on it - it was a bit sporadic - like the rest of us!). Anyway, my brother recently took up the challenge and began working on the kit. Much painstaking bending of wood, painting of hulls, adjusting of ballast and fiddling with electrical do-dads ensued. Finally it was completed and last night the tug took it's maiden voyage on the local pond in Rosyth. Ta-Dah!

Everything went swimmingly (ahem) and the tug sailed like a dream. I even got a shot of the controls - we had a great time.

Close up.

This is the man himself, my brother John. Notice the apparent ease with which he manfully handles the controls :)

This is the face of a happy boat builder don't you agree? I have to say by the way, that I love my little brother to bits, he is absolutely the best in the world, he is so kind, generous (and quite cuddly too, but don't tell him I said so) and to me he is my absolute hero. I just love him. Of course if he reads this, then I am a dead woman!


Mary said...

Well hello sailor I bet you had fun didn't you I will persuade Sarah to blog a happy blog tonight She is currently asleep on my sofa having been sent home from work again as still not well

Alison said...

Boys and their toys...thats why we love them!!!!
Take care,
Alison x

Angel Jem said...

Love the happiness on that man's face! It's funny, but it doesn't matter how old they/we get, brothers never seem to grow up do they? (in the nicest possible way)

cd&m said...

I think it's just wonderful that your brother finished your fathers project.

Janet said...

What a wonderful project! I'm sure a great amount of love went into it. The fact that your father began it and your brother finished it makes that little boat a family treasure to be kept and handed down. The smile on his face says it all.

PS - don't tell him but I think he looks cuddly, too!

david mcmahon said...

Come hull or high water!

Kari said...

I LOVE this story - and the pictures. Don't tell your brother, but he's precious! lol The look on his face is priceless!