Friday, 8 January 2016

Catching Up

A third of the way through January already! 
Happy new year to you! 
I am feeling the need to catch up with blogging as it has not had much priority recently and I miss it. I will miss looking back too, so want to keep it up. Christmas first-spent at my brother's. He cooked a tasty meal, and we had crackers with balloon animals and conversation starters such as 'what is your favourite colour?'

 In fact only I made balloon animals. Not done that before and felt quite proud of my efforts. A dog and a giraffe.
Then he took us to see where he is working at the moment. It is a Victorian pump house in Chatham which is being converted into a distillery. It was a pump house for a dry dock, and could empty the dock in a few hours, due to the massive holding tanks underneath the building. It was interesting to look around. I loved the 1950s machinery, and the worn layers of paint. The holding tanks are very creepy. There is water in them and you can just see deeper holes-dark patches on the floor. Not the kind of place you would want to get stuck.
 Beautiful detail in the brickwork. 
 A machine with personality. 

 One of the hatches.
 A rocket from a picture book.

Back tomorrow with New Year!


busybusybeejay said...

fascinating!Love the ballon animals.

lynne h said...

wow, that's pretty crazy about the massive holding tanks!

happy new year, sarah!