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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Sun May 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Latest BBQ this year. Didn't finish until 11pm

Snooker, chiminea, BBQ icon_thumright
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun May 05, 2013 11:01 pm

Love it, camping with all the home comforts :)

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Sun May 05, 2013 11:07 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Love it, camping with all the home comforts :)
yes icon_thumright Canteen is 30 feet away, wash room 65ft. etc :lol:
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Adam D » Sun May 05, 2013 11:09 pm

Who won the snooker? ;)

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun May 05, 2013 11:26 pm

Adam D wrote:Who won the snooker? ;)
Ronnie O'Sullivan leads Barry Hawkins 10-7 after the first day of the World Championship final, conclusion tomorrow ;)

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Mon May 06, 2013 12:11 am

GoggleboxUK wrote:
Adam D wrote:Who won the snooker? ;)
Ronnie O'Sullivan leads Barry Hawkins 10-7 after the first day of the World Championship final, conclusion tomorrow ;)
Yes, Final is first to 18. The last frame tonight went to 62 all, with just the black left. O'Sullivan won it taking it to 10-7, but had Hawkins potted the black it would have been 9-8, so is a closer match than might appear.
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by The Codfather » Mon May 06, 2013 6:02 am

Send me a burger...... icon_thumright :lol:
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Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Tom2006 » Mon May 06, 2013 6:22 am

Looks a great outdoors space!...the chimnea can't be kicking out much heat or are they cooking themselves?
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by collins99 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:10 pm

All looks good Dave, apart from the snooker :lol:

Nick..

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Tue May 07, 2013 11:57 am

Great outdoor living "room" Dave

Current weather run has made up for the bad March ♡

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:39 pm

The Lunar Module with all it's survival blankets reflects the sun in from the walls, and at this time of year becomes a solar oven. It isn't the temperatures that are a problem as only gets to about 30C, but the humidity drops off the scale in the little desktop weather station, so is below 20% for much of the day. This will be a real Red Spider Mite fest :roll:

Today, the Lunar Module was transformed into the Tropical Island, by putting up the Hawaiian Party backdrop up covering survival blankets.
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by cordyman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:40 pm

Dave Brown wrote:The Lunar Module with all it's survival blankets reflects the sun in from the walls, and at this time of year becomes a solar oven. It isn't the temperatures that are a problem as only gets to about 30C, but the humidity drops off the scale in the little desktop weather station, so is below 20% for much of the day. This will be a real Red Spider Mite fest :roll:

Today, the Lunar Module was transformed into the Tropical Island, by putting up the Hawaiian Party backdrop up covering survival blankets.

That is fantastic! you know what i'd sit in there in me shorts, and consider it a tropical sauna, spend 15 minutes until its dripping off me, then run through the sprinkler!

Certainly beats the sauna at the gym icon_thumleft

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:48 am

cordyman wrote:

That is fantastic! you know what i'd sit in there in me shorts, and consider it a tropical sauna, spend 15 minutes until its dripping off me, then run through the sprinkler!

Certainly beats the sauna at the gym icon_thumleft
Eventually, IF, summer night time temps stay above 10C, then the doors will come off so it becomes a covered area of the garden.

As expected, removing the solar oven, has meant it is the last we'll see of the sun this year, but this is the view from my desk on a chilly, dull NEasterly harr morning. You certainly wouldn't be dripping out there, as only 17.0C
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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by kata » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:12 am

Love it, camping with all the home comforts
:lol: :lol: I don't stay in the garden long enough to watch tele there... :mrgreen:

Last pic in poly looks real tropical, the redness reminds me of the first flight I took to Tenerife, as we came in to land the sky was brilliant red right accross the skyline.

Lovely Images Dave!

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Re: Dave B's Blog - Spring at last :)

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:01 am

Yes Kata, Sunrise/set is always good from a plane icon_thumright

This pic is a portrait orientation panorama, on the new camera, of garden on a very dull June day.The portrait bit is turning the camera on it's side giving more height, rather than the normal 'letter box'. Considering the light levels are the highest they can get, looked more like winter. Although it's not been warm, temps are high enough for many Warm Temperate exotics to grow well.

Dicksonia antarctica are looking particularly well, and the garden has 'greened' up even though only about 50% planted yet. :wink:
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