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Not this morning but this afternoon I sat out in the sun and then went to dip my legs in the pool. The water was 24 c but the outside temperature reached 35 c. About time too as we've had about our limit of rain and cold. Caught the sun so tomorrow it's costumes on and swimming. Bought a new life buoy ring to hang in the water and stretch my back. It's so relaxing. Picnic round the pool already prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

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I've been watching the "Giro Italia" cycle race on the telly Nonna, they had their fair share of rain as well, did the ride go anywhere near your place

 

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Just now, plantfit said:

I've been watching the "Giro Italia" cycle race on the telly Nonna, they had their fair share of rain as well, did the ride go anywhere near your place

 

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Not quite our place PF but yesterday all the local dogs including ours were barking . The noise was unbelievable. I went out to see what it was all about when I could see cycles , lots of them and going fairly fast, past our gate. Thought to myself "didn't know the giro d'italia was coming round here "( although it comes quite near)

 I then saw that the group was slowing down and I recognized the children from the schools doing their end of term cycle ride. They do it every year so it's the junior school and secondary schools that do it so there are hundreds of children. It's well organized with Carabinieri, ambulances and school buses in case some don't quite make it. 

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Sounds great Nonna,we have small local rides for the children (about 12-15 kids) from the local schools but nothing on that scale,makes sense to teach the children road sense,long may it continue

 

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PF The giro d'italia near us was on May 23rd. Between Cuneo and Pinerolo ( Turin) we are between both. Thought it was a bit nearer but maybe that was a few years back. Seem to remember it came through the village. Will have a look.

Just checked yes it came through our village last year 

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50 minutes ago, FLY2 said:

Off for a barbie soon. Warm wine, flat beer, and dubious eats !  Banal chit chat !.... In droves no doubt !

It's not just on here then Fly ?

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Been moving loads of stuff out of the lounge as we're having a new carpet fitted. The fellows that do it are happy to move the main furniture as they just need to lift it about 10ins. All they ask is for us to clear all personal stuff, (of which there's loads). Been packing and moving ornaments records etc., bit of a bugger ! Thought I would be doing it again tomorrow but Sheffield park & garden came to my rescue. Sent me an email asking if I could go in and help out Sunday. Saved by the bell (or maybe the notification). If it's anything like today's weather, it will be a killer.

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Better on seeing Mr Booth back posting. Superb.

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Sat through a pretty poor Champion's League final.  Not really a footie fan anyway.. but nice to see Mrs Col's city win..   Also watched the new Montalbano.  It's whimsical and a bit different.  I enjoy it.

 

I'm going to play some vinyl now... because I can..  :)

 

 

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DJ360 .If you like Luca Zingaretti ( Montalbano) he was in a new tv film the other day not playing Montalbano but another similar part. He played a judge whose friend was killed by the mafia. I don't know if it will be televised in UK but watch it if they do. I think he's a great actor and this time he played along side his wife .

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On 31 May 2019 at 10:47 PM, PeverilPeril said:

Just finished packing for a weeks fishing in the Highlands. Leave at 6 am for the 483 mile trip. Won't be posting during that time - my phone is not up to it. Taking warm clothes - it is 10 deg colder up there and out on a wet and windy Loch it feels freezing. The whiskey helps :biggrin:

Blimey. You do get about on that trike.

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This afternoon doing my exercises . floating in lifebuoy to stretch my back.hope tonight the sunburn doesn't bother me

 

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Thanks Ian, Your lad has the absolute right not to tolerate bad manners from anyone, irrespective of their standing. Good manners cost nothing!

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Today I have mostly been fitting a new battery into my phone.  It being a Samsung A3, with a glass back which is basically glued on, it took a while to do it without breaking anything, but I seem to have succeeded.

Basically, you warm the back with a hairdryer or heat gun. Then you use a suction pad to pull the back away a bit without breaking it,  slide somesthing like a credit card in to slowly separate the back.

The battery is also glued into it's recess from below and shoving things in to prise it out isn't wise.  A tip from the internet is to peel back the battery label along its full length and pull on that.  It works.

Push the new battery into the recess.

Clean off residual glue etc from back and phone.  place double sided tape in areas origiinally glued and stick the back on.

And the job is then, ..as they say. 'A good 'un'.

Assorted tools, special narrow double sided tape etc.and the battery, all from Amazon for a total of under 12 quid.

 

Result!

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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

Today I have mostly been fitting a new battery into my phone.  It being a Samsung A3, with a glass back which is basically glued on, it took a while to do it without breaking anything, but I seem to have succeeded.

Basically, you warm the back with a hairdryer or heat gun. Then you use a suction pad to pull the back away a bit without breaking it,  slide somesthing like a credit card in to slowly separate the back.

The battery is also glued into it's recess from below and shoving things in to prise it out isn't wise.  A tip from the internet is to peel back the battery label along its full length and pull on that.  It works.

Push the new battery into the recess.

Clean off residual glue etc from back and phone.  place double sided tape in areas origiinally glued and stick the back on.

And the job is then, ..as they say. 'A good 'un'.

Assorted tools, special narrow double sided tape etc.and the battery, all from Amazon for a total of under 12 quid.

 

Result!

Was it a genuine battery you fitted.? 

Patience of a St then DJ.! 

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Looked identical to the one I took out, but who knows ?  It was totally flat when fitted and is now on 70% about 3 hours later.  The vendor recommended 24 hours on charge before full use.  The old one was taking all day to charge to 50% and lasting only a couple of hours.

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I've replaced phone batteries a couple of times & the batteries were Chinese knock offs which didn't last long. I stay clear of cheap replacements ever since.

My battery replacements were straight forward without dismantling the phone though. 

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My daughter asked me to top up her car's engine oil today. Pouring a couple of pints in to the what I thought was the proper placed turned out to be the back of the engine instead. 

I realised when she drove off that I had missed the target because there was a pool of oil on the road.! 

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I wanted to cut the grass today but I didn't want to risk missing any phone calls from the Docs.  None yet though.

 

I've pottered a bit, mostly pulling the leaves off a pile of buddliea prunings.  I keep the twigs out of the way around the side of the house and when dried out they make really useful almost invisible supports for border plants.

 

Weather is rotten. Bright enough but breezy and cool. Tomatoes haven't grown much at all since I planted them, nor the sweet peas.

 

I should stop buying Tomato plants.  I'm guaranteed a crap Summer if I do...:(

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I was over in your side of the country in Lancaster on Saturday. Heavy rain showers over the Pennines on the way up and the temperature was around 15/17. Apparently the rest of the country was basking in the sunshine of the hottest day of the year!

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Yep! :angry2:

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15 hours ago, DJ360 said:

......tomatoes haven't grown much at all since I planted them...  

I should stop buying Tomato plants.  I'm guaranteed a crap Summer if I do...:(

I had given up growing tomatoes and any veg , as by the time they have matured , the price of them in the shops is usually pennies.

Plus the fact the constant watering and care of them if you go away for a week . 

However for Christmas , my son gave me a tomato growing kit . Tiny pots , compost and 6 varieties of tomatoes . A couple are ordinary looking tom's but in addition some coloured varieties,  yellow ones , green ones and black ones ! 

I didn't think they'd do much but sod's law , all the seeds "took" and I've ended up with 18 plants . I can get about 6 in the greenhouse and made a lean-to frame for another 6 in gro bags , against a sunny wall .  

If I can't give the rest away I guess they will have to be potted up and spread round the garden , though I've never had much luck with outdoor tom's in the past.

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I gave up growing tomatoes about 20 yrs ago when we came to live here.We had quite a bit of land so I planted tomatoes ( wanted something simple !!) I planted 130 different types of tomatoes. It was hard work and I'd never done much gardening before. However we had a great crop and I preserved most of them apart from the beef tomatoes which we ate. The following year I thought no way am I planting the same amount again. They need constant attention and its too hot to be faffing with them in the summer, but it is nice to pick a tomato and eat it while its warm. So the following year I planted 60 , still the same work but on a "smaller" scale. This time instead of preserving all the tomatoes I made tomato ketchup and it last ages. A lot of tomatoes the smaller ones went into the freezer to be used later on in the year. It is very satisfying but never again.

We have an orchard at the back of the house but now I don't go up there, its all uphill and as my son and his family live on the floor above he has better access than we do so he sees to all the trees. This year we've had loads of cherries. This morning by 8.30 ( uk 7.30) I had made 19 jars of cherry jam.

Just starting to make some raisin bread, whilst getting something out of the freezer I came across a bag of orange peel so now that is cooking to crystalise it. I know I'm going to regret this tonight when I've finished everything.

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