Transplanting an Isuzu engine into a LandRover 90

Back in 2006 I used to love getting my hands covered in oil, here are some interesting shots of the stages of removing the old asthmatic diesel engine in my old 1984 Land Rover 90. I later installed an Isuzu Trooper 2.8 turbo diesel engine.  This required a special adapter plate to line up to the gearbox bell housing. Whilst the change of engine gave … Continue reading Transplanting an Isuzu engine into a LandRover 90

The Ultimate Mojito Recipe – Extending that holiday feeling

Away on my holidays this summer I stumbled upon an awesome bar named Pirates Bar in Cales Piques, Menorca. One of their specialities was mojitos, which had to be the best I have ever had. So in the spirit of trying to prolong my holiday feeling I set about making my own at home. The following is a standard recipe and equipment list which I … Continue reading The Ultimate Mojito Recipe – Extending that holiday feeling

Letting Go – Flora would have been 10 Years

So as a family we celebrated Flora (our beautiful dog we lost to a leptospirosis infection) by burning a candle in the garden, to remember that she would have been 10 yesterday. I still miss her, and it certainly brought a tear to all of our eyes. I think I certainly have reached the point where I can start to let the loss of her … Continue reading Letting Go – Flora would have been 10 Years

Flora – Further Sadness

Very emotional this evening.  Have received the paperwork back for the claim on our pet insurance for the treatment of our dog Flora.  She sadly was put to sleep on the 03/10/2014. Having to deal with the insurance aspect of things brings back all the emotions around the situation, and still raises questions about the Lepto4 Vaccine.  Although as a specialist in the field of … Continue reading Flora – Further Sadness