The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32221 Post by OFSO » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:10 pm

33°c and climbing here. 14:00 marks drop in electricity tarif from high to medium so damn the expense, put the inverter a/c on.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32222 Post by 1DC » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:05 pm

Just had a bit of a surprise, Mrs 1DC is baking some savoury cakes, she isn't sure what they are but fancied the recipe on the t'internet. She is baking them in Yorkshire Chappatti tins so will be interesting to see what happens!!

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#32223 Post by EA01 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:42 pm

09c outside here at 07:40. Housework day....likely supermarket then gym....it is Thursday...

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32224 Post by Undried Plum » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:43 pm

My Davis met station recorded a max temp in its Stevenson screen of 29.6°C at 16:30 this afternoon.

Yesterday's max was 29.4° and I was astonished at that.

We've been making icebergs for the Orfes and the Carp by freezing dozens of those square ice-cream tubs full of water in the chest freezers and tossing the 'bergs into the pond. The biggest of the fish fight over who is going to hunker under the newest berg and get a refreshing shower of deliciously cold water dribbling onto its back. The Murricane style fridge-freezer in the main kitchen has a prolific ice-maker and we have been tossing those smaller ice-lumps into the pond too for the smaller Orfes to enjoy.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32225 Post by bob2s » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 pm

EA01 wrote:
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09c outside here at 07:40. Housework day....likely supermarket then gym....it is Thursday...
Try a minus1.7c feels like minus 4c at 7.00 and at 8.00 this morning climbed it's way to 0c with a thick coating of frost on the grass.The weather guy is
guessing a high of 15c, Europe can take their weather back any time they like.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32226 Post by Pinky the pilot » Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:36 am

Europe can take their weather back any time they like.
Hear hear!! :-bd 1200hrs, 6C and raining here in Waikerie SA. Don't mind the rain but hate the cold!!

Khe Sanh currently playing on the local AM station. :-bd :-bd
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#32227 Post by EA01 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:40 am

'Khe Sanh' ...... 100% Guaranteed to be heard at any backyard barby!

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32228 Post by EA01 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:01 am

Where Fliegs can be found a few hours out of the day now.....

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32229 Post by Rwy in Sight » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:04 am

I would keep the heat the for a few months more, but then I am looking forward to the cold.

Home office today and then a slot to use the pool has been booked.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32230 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:21 am

1DC wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:05 pm
She is baking them in Yorkshire Chappatti tins
Sounds like cultural misappropriation.

I used to love watching Cleopatra being made, the ball of dough blowing tossed hand to hand, patted larger and larger until the chap had a large, round flat chapatti. The tin, if such, was a flat plate.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32231 Post by OFSO » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:22 am

Forecast here is 38° today and 42° tomorrow. Then coolth next week. And amazingly, maybe rain.

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#32232 Post by Rwy in Sight » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:46 am

We were promised rain. Nothing happen

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#32233 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:20 am

Here, 15 going on 27. Day 4 for a terrace and patios being laid. They start at 7 and stacking 12. They started at 8 on day 1 when the material arrived and through till 4 using the digger to get the ground done on one days hire. Digger being collected on Day 2 so another 'free' half day use.

We now have a heap of beautiful to soil creating a new flower bed and original slabs ready for a garden utility area or broken and put in the terrace.

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#32234 Post by Ibbie » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:50 am

Morning all.

Clear blue sky and 22c going up to 32c this afternoon.

Madam has gone to the rehab specialist to be signed off. Seems a bit pointless after the surgeon who did her arm repair signed her off on Monday and covered the matter of her mobility and ongoing exercise, in that review.

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#32235 Post by 4mastacker » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:56 am

Why is it that when you open the door of the conservatory, a bloody great big bumble bee is always the first flying insect through the opening?
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#32236 Post by CharlieOneSix » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:31 am

Second day with 8/8 overcast. Slight drizzle and vis about 400 metres. 17C, forecast to be 24C later - can't see that happening. Electricity Board tree surveyor was here again earlier - 12 mature trees, mainly Sycamore weeds, marked with spray paint and to be cut down to provide the necessary clearance from the 11kv spur to the house. Expected to be down within two weeks. All will be chipped and chippings left so we can redistribute as weed suppressant on the flower and shrub beds. Pellets will be inserted into the stumps to prevent regrowth. No charge - dread to think what a tree surgeon would have charged.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32237 Post by Karearea » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:32 am

4mastacker wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:56 am
Why is it that when you open the door of the conservatory, a bloody great big bumble bee is always the first flying insect through the opening?
Bumble bees are clever, they'll make their way back out again after a tour around :)
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#32238 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:26 pm

Afternoon folks a perishing wind from down south. Supposed to be 22°C but just had a shower and nearly froze to death. The internet is so slow it is unworkable most of the time. Can't seem to get through to the supplier. Think that they are still working from home so can't even call in at their office when in town.

Never even thought of bumble bees here. Looked them up, they are a northern hemisphere bee apart from South America where they have probably been introduced to pollinate the poppy fields. B-)

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#32239 Post by Smeagol » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:55 pm

Played 18 holes of golf this morning on the most easterly golf course in England (and I think the UK) weather was perfect, low 20s C with a gentle southerly breeze. just perfect.

Shame about the golf!
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#32240 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:03 pm

So should I book for either Saturday or Sunday with a weather forecast that says...?

Duxford Summer Airshow - Tickets Still Available





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Sunday would be good as the Kommandant has enveigled me into taking her to a hotel and spa tomorrow night...

As clear as the mud on the ground on Saturday and Sunday might be... (I refer to the point 2 and, specifically, 3)
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