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Posted: 27/10/2014 at 06:42

Had seven hours sleep.awake will probably take three days for bodyclock to reset.  I found a way to reset my video camera on youtube. Its a bit complicated, involving tiny screwdrivers, 4v current from a battery, and lots of hope.

However if it works, I can still use the camera for downloading existing tapes, and probably using around the garden. having bought 5 new tapes at a cost of £40 I need to use them really.

I think I might have to upgrade for diving purposes. The latest version is solid state with a projector and will also take 24 mp stills. approx £750 for camera, then about £900 for a housing that I can still use my video light on. Different type of housing would mean new video lights, also very expensive if marine rated to 60m. Not for nothing is underwater photography described as ripping up £20 notes in a cold shower...... and I've never had a flood, (never mention the f word on a dive site) which tends to mean a total write off.

Still, I'm not likely to get another holiday until this time next year, so plenty of time to save up.

 I see everywhere seems to have gone into xmas mode while I've been away. I remember when the shops used to have the stuff in at the end of November and  December was the build up.Now it seems to start on September 1st.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:55

I'll bring the hangy tent thing.  I took it down for the winter. The table and parasol have gone  into the conservatory next door for the winter.(currently acting as the man shed.)


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:20

Well I'm home.

Aussie housesitter seems to have gone walkabout.

Bird feeders full, wet washing in living room, no burglar alarm on, and the garage door unlocked. Kitchen looks like a bombsite, I've put the dishwasher on twice.

He did water though. Everything in the greenhouse was standing in two inches of the stuff. I've tipped the trays out, time for things to be only damp instead of wet.

Just got to unpack and do the washing now.

OH is snoring. I've had a bath, put an entire pot of conditioner on my hair , and finally I feel clean again. Although my fingernails are the cleanest they've been all year.

I think I'll send the housesitter back to his mum in Oz.

Time to put hedgehogs dinner out.

Then an early night for me.


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 03:22

Heading for the airport, back on sunday.

I'm currently in sandals, shorts and t  shirt. I guess I will need something warmer at heathrow.

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 03:19

Little  nemos ok. The blackand white panda anemonefish is the darth vader of the seaworld. Five of  us got bit by on one dive.two cameras dumped in the anemone, and fending it off with fins. Funny thing is , we all got bit on fingers, everything else covered up.


Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:28

Pictures taken with old sony compact mostly in a sony marine housing. Didnt get to use new camera in sea, no snorkelling and most dives were below the 14m rating.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:04

 Black macaques in the sanctuary.

 If the slugs in the garden were this pretty, i wouldn't mind as much.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:02

 This I thought looked quite abstract. its sponges on top of a big orange sponge, and a few tunicates(sea squirts)

 This turtle was eating what i thought was a plastic bag. fearless fidget to the rescue. I was going to wrestle it off it until I realised it was a pelagic colonial seasquirt that looked like a plastic bag. No wonder the turtles think vice versa and dead ones are found with their stomachs full of plastic bags.

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:50



Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:47

Still having a good time. yesterday we got a blue ringed octopus. deadly bite, but ots only 2 inch across. I will put a couple of photos on photo thread.

Sounds as if its been windy. I hope the housesitter put extra bricks around the polytunnel as instructed. His only email was to request the password for the virgin tv box.

I think I'd pay anything for a decent fillet steak at the mo. All the emergency chocolate has gone, I have fantasies about good english food. We will be home at the weekend, only five more dives left .

Have a good day everyone.

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