Steady As She Goes

The Cats Knackers

Lets not get too excited here, but today may well mark the final day of drilling, cutting and filing metalwork. We just finished popping those final holes in the top of the remote control front panel, and even if we says it ourselves, it’s lookin’ pretty damn good. You may remember, Dear … Continue reading

All Quiet On The Western Front

Well no, not really. It just looks that way from the outside. This morning, we’ve finally sorted out the Grow Sheffield mailbox on the laptop we’d been loaned. For reasons known only to the hosting company, they recently decided to change all the mail servers and port settings. So, we looked … Continue reading

Flappy Paddle Actuator Levers

This morning, we carried on from where we left off with the remote for The Beast. You’ll remember that last time, we were positively glowing over just how good the new joystick really is, but even though we didn’t mention it, we were not looking forward to putting the holes in the … Continue reading

Fun With The New Joystick…

The Cats Knackers

Yes, it’s finally Friday, and we’ve certainly got ‘That Friday Feeling’. So much so that we’ve spent much of the morning working on the Beast’s remote control, paying particular attention to the much-maligned joystick. You may remember, Dear Reader, that the previous joystick was the same one fitted to a … Continue reading

Bouncing Back

The Cats Knackers

Well, Mr Ward Senior has had his big operation. It was the ‘Whipple’ -a ‘standard’ one for cancer of this type, and his surgeon and the team are very happy with the results. Apparently, the cancer wasn’t metastatic, and by that, we mean that fortunately, it hadn’t yet begun its inevitable spread … Continue reading

Mixed News

And so that interminably loooong month of January finally comes to an end, and as it does so, it leaves a kind of sweet yet sour taste in the back of the throat. Sweet, because we’ve just picked up another part-time teaching gig. This is for a training company who specialise … Continue reading

Back With a Bang

The Cats Knackers

Okay, so we had a little longer off than we expected over the Christmas holidays, but given the year just past and some unforeseen circumstances (that we won’t get into here…), the re-start of ‘proper’ work had been somewhat delayed. But not to worry. No-one ever said on their deathbed that … Continue reading

Peace and Tranquility

The Cats Knackers

This morning, it was a couple of hours fun and games with our favourite customer’s website, but this afternoon, we’ve been down to the TCK Allotment, and a fine time was had by all. Away from the phone, the traffic noise and fumes, and the hustle-bustle of every day life that is … Continue reading

A Quiet and Mostly Peaceful Christmas

The Cats Knackers

Well, the shortest day (..and longest night…) has passed us by again, and Christmas, too. Now we just have to wait for the inevitable New Year shenanigans, then exactly a week later, it’ll be our birthday. No, we’re not going to tell the Unwashed Masses just how old we’ll be. If … Continue reading


The Cats Knackers

This morning, we completed our twice-weekly trip into Union St to work for Grow Sheffield, and you would not believe, Dear Reader, just how good it felt as we walked up to the building and were met by this: Can we get a ‘Yaaayy!’ Yes, Matt and some of the Union St … Continue reading