Today's tootling over the moors!

This afternoon we tootled over to visit our pals Jill and Phil.

The hens were having a good scrat about the field.

It was a lovely crisp autumnal afternoon.

We drove onto Whitby for fish and chips!

Back to the diet tomorrow!

In for the Night - Try again!

The clocks are set to go back tonight - a few minutes ago Jon was chopping up some more logs to store until next year at the earliest. The hens were having their supper of warm rice mixed with their corn.

This is log store number 2 - now full. This was the original henhouse which was built 2 years ago.

Inside the current henhouse I notice Bev is not laying every day - her eggs are blue, but she lays every other day - really pleased that the cold weather has not stopped them laying - yet!- The hens noticed more logs invading their space! Wouldn't you love to know what they were saying and thinking?

Here Mabel and Bev are examining the latest logs! The henhouse is now full of logs - well allowing room for the hens that is! lol!

Each night when I lock them safe I notice the sleeping order is the same - margie always sleeps next to the door, then Ernest the cockerel, Mabel (his sweetheart), Olwyn and Eva  May and lastly Bev next to the logs,just settling in for the night.

They sleep next to the window - all secure and with a deep warm layer of woodshavings.

Meanwhile - back at the range the logs piled up for the cold night ahead! Yes, Autumn is here - hence my tootling with my blog - that's what happens when you visit a friend for lunch! Thanks for the inspiration Jill!

Moving on.....

The few finishing-off jobs to do in the kitchen are out of our hands. We are waiting for the doors for the sink unit, the floor tiles need to be sorted - matched or replaced and a couple more pieces of granite worktop need to be cut and today we started on the lounge!

Watch this space!

Gilera Runner SP 50 Simoncelli

The departure of Super-Sic, the nickname for the Motor Grand Prix racer, Marco Simoncelli still leaves grief for his fans.

Various accessories Simoncelli's racing fixtures were sold hunted by his fans. One replica helmet GV GP Tech's curly-haired man is.

Not only helmets, Simoncelli also have a special automatic motor Gilera Runner 50 SP Simoncelli named. These motors are usually used to beraktfitas in the paddock area.

As reported by, this bike is made ​​specifically as an appreciation for the success of the team when Simoncelli Metis Gilera triumphed in the 250cc class in 2008.

Gilera Runner 50
SP Simoncelli is a motor scooter lansiran 2010 with single engine cylinder 2-stroke scooter is also supported with an automatic transmission with centrifugal clutch.

Ignition system was derived from the CDI. Power generated from the scooter is only 5.40 horsepower.

Not only that, Gilera Runner 50 SP Simoncelli also armed with a suspension system up-side down to the front, while relying on hydraulic stern.

The motors are made ​​single-seater seats are released at a price of 2220 Euros. Now, limited edition scooter is probably a relic Simoncelli special items.

Out and About......with an Ornithologist

DIY update..The kitchen is awaiting the last few pieces of granite to be cut and the floor tiles to be matched.....we heard our new fire will be in the store this week so we will be working on the hall and lounge very the meantime.....the weather forecast seems to be pretty bleak for the future months - winter is going to be cold, very cold and snow is predicted. This doesn't really bother us as we are keen to put the Rayburn through its paces....and hopefully downstairs will be complet by this space I'll keep you informed.

I don't think we'll  be going out much on the motorbike as the weather is not biker friendly but somewhere out there the weather will be suitable for a bike adventure and I discovered such the other day.
This is the blog of an artist and her new husband (indeed only married a few days ago) on their honeymoon - a bike adventure to Alice Springs. Bridget is an artist and her drawings are fantastic!
I will be following their adventure with great interest - I can certainly empathise with them, so why not pay them a visit and follow too!

By the look on Bridget's face I am sure we will be in for a fun ride!
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Ducati Monster 795

Here it is the launch of the Ducati Monster 795, which will be marketed specifically in the Asian market. launch was held in Kuala Lumpur. Ducati Monster 795 has a large enough energy with a capacity of 803 cc engine, the L-Twin engine 2 Desmodromic powe it has 87 hp.

The plan Monster 795 will be sold in Thailand, China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Filipinos, Vietnamese and Singapore.

The following is a specification Ducati Monster 795
  • Frame: Tubular chrome moly steel trellis, casted aluminium subframe
  • Wheelbase: 1450 mm (57.1in)
  • Rake: 24°
  • Rear swingarm: Double sides swingarm
  • Front suspension: Marzocchi 43mm upside-down forks
  • Front wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
  • Front wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 3.50 x 17
  • Front tyre: 120/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
  • Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with preload and rebound Sachs adjustable monoshock
  • Rear wheel travel: 148mm (5.8in)
  • Rear wheel: 3-spoke light alloy 4.50 x 17
  • Rear tyre: 160/60 ZR 17 Pirelli Angel ST
  • Front brake: 2 x 320mm discs, 4-piston radial calliper
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
  • Fuel tank capacity: 15 l (3.8 US gal) / 13,5 l (3.6 US gal) ABS version
  • Dry weight: 167kg / 169 kg ABS version
  • Instruments: Digital unit displaying
  • Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Body colour (frame/wheel): Red (red / black) - Arctic white silk (red / black) - Diamond black silk (red / black)
  • Versions: Dual seat
  • Seat height: 770mm (30.3in)
  • Engine Type: L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
  • Displacement: 803cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 88 x 66mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11:01
  • Power: 64kW - 87 CV @ 8250 rpm
  • Torque: 78 Nm - 8 kgm @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel injection: Siemens electronic fuel injection, 45mm throttle body with stepper motor
  • Exhaust: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and twin lambda probes
  • Transmission Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Ratio: 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
  • Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
  • Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
  • Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control
  • Emissions Standard: Euro 3 

2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Re-released a Kawasaki ZZR1400 New motorcycle or 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, motorcycles are very large energies. The engine 4 cylinder in line. 1441 cc engine capacity, with increased stroke up to 4 mm. The combination of piston 84 mm and 65 mm stroke makes a powerful torque from low rpm. Torque at just 2,000 rpm already reach 9.5 kgf.m. Power is said to reach 217 hp.

Because the amount of power, this bike definitely wild, but Kawasaki has equipped the facility with two options to tame driving modes, namely "Full Power" and "Low Power" and you just select to suit your needs.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R also complete with "Torque Limiter". Its function is to reduce engine brake that is too strong. Engine brake that is too large can complicate control, especially during braking and sudden deceleration.

and still have the safety devices are installed is 3 Mode KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control). The first and second choice of mode can be used to establish the acceleration process. The third option is being specifically to keep the rear wheels do not slip during cross road slippery. the antilock brake system (ABS) is available

other than in England, the Ninja ZX-14R 2012 version has also been introduced in Japan and in America