Monday, March 28, 2016

A Dicey Proposition

Lawn Dice: not your average dice set.
Custom; Solid Hardwood, 5 inch cubes. (1.96 lbs each)

As with all dice games you need a cup / tub to toss the dice: .. still in the build cycle, 1 of 2 .. traditionally the task of a "Cooper"
An alpha test run ...It's too heavy Papa:.... 6.76 lbs, that's with no dice !!!!
With dice:
Some of the building process: cutting Staves .. Angled - Tapered & Notched (the Croze) Made by reclaiming material from Jean's crib

Monday, March 14, 2016

"Make tea in the tea-room Papa."

Saturday morning .. early, Jean wants us to make tea: ...

A nice way to start any day....

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tea with Maw Broon (and pals)

Synonymous with "Oor Wullie" are "The Broons"

 Afternoon tea with Maw and her pals: ...
Pals, Tea and a Chinwag

 Serving only the "Best" 

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Oor Wullie turns 80

First ever Oor Wullie panel. 

Oor Wullie complains he never gets any fun, in the way of boys everywhere.
This panel was the first in the very first Oor Wullie story, on March 8, 1936.
Now celebrating his 80th anniversary,as the iconic character.
Spiky hair, wears dungarees and often sits on an upturned bucket to sum up his situation for us.