Latest posts by fidgetbones

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 20:39

Blowing a bit here, as the boat turned into a fjord, half the glasses and cutlery were sliding off the tables, then a big crash from the direction of the kitchen. oops.

Hubby is back on the Stugeron .

No lights tonight so far

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 16:13

The bathroom is along a passageway in the permanent building, which is kept above freezing point. So if you want to go in the middle of the night, you have to get up, put your boots on and travel along the corridor. I am back on the boat with my small en suite, and heating, and a duvet each.

Acer trouble?

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 15:33

I wouldn't regard it as dead until May or June. It should sprout leaves in the Spring. After that, it will be obvious which are the dead bits to prune out.

Where is the wants/sell

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 15:31

There isn't a buy and sell thread on this forum. You could try eBay.

Climber (or similar) for near front door

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 15:22

You could grow sweet peas in a pot, up a frame.

Restoring an old cottage garden - quote sense checking

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 14:40

My friend is just about to buy a bungalow with a garden that size, on a slope, that has been neglected for a couple of years. I reckon the two of us, a couple of pairs of loppers, and the shredders, will clear excess brambles and overgrown clematis etc  out in a couple of days. We will then reassess to see if we can find the veg patch and lawn that used to be there.  I would go slowly, you never know what treasures may be there.  I have my eye on what I think is a large daphne, and other shrubs that look interesting. There used to be a keen gardener there once upon a time.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 14:31

At the Snow Hotel Kirkenes.

 The carvings are made of ice,(extracted from a frozen lake) but it is so cold they feel dry like acrylic. The rooms are made from snow they make with a machine and then carve. The local snow is the wrong sort of snow. It doesn't stick together enough. The Sami people who are native to the area have 300 words to describe snow.  All the snow bedrooms are different, 22 different ones. Some sleep two,  others up to six, on proper beds, in sleeping bags.  Can I bring the puppy home?

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 14:18

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 14:16

a few snaps

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 24/01/2018 at 10:51

We raced the boat back from Mehamn to Kjollefjord, over the mountains on Skidoos.  Half way we stopped for a drink of hot juice (like weak Ribena), switched all the lights off and looked at the stars. It was a very still night, so apart from it being minus 19C, four layers of insulation meant the only cold bit was the bit on my cheeks that the balaclava didn't cover. We got back to the boat at 3 am and I slept until 11 am.  I missed breakfast but Lunch is in 10 minutes.  Very little Northern lights last night, and none on our trip, but still a fantastic experience. Part of the group did it the other way and liked it so much that they repeated it on the way back. I'm not sure I would be bothered about repeating it, but I have ticked Northern Lights, Husky sledding , and snowmobiling off of my bucket list.

What next?

 Canada for the fall(Autumn) I think.  We have an invite for a wedding in St Johns Newfoundland at the end of August. Not quite as cold. I hope we get a decent summer here before then.

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