Polly have been having some holidays but it looks like the build will continue very shortly.

I am planning to get Kits 4 and 5 (valve gear and cylinders) on 4 July. This should keep me busy for a while and no painting! Those of you who have managed to follow the story so far will know my love/hate relationship with paint.

In the meantime I am off to indulge one of my other passions – sailing. On 29 June I am off for a few days over to France with the “Birmingham Navy”; a motley crew of middle-aged men from Sutton Sailing Club.

Our vessel is Amandla Kulu, a 50ft Hanse 505. Pictured below on our last voyage in Weymouth having sailed over from Guernsey. Readers who are film buffs might recognise the quayside as it featured in Dunkirk.