Latest posts by KT53

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:12

Just a couple of points for anybody looking for a compact digital camera.  Many these days don't have a conventional optical viewfinder, instead forcing you to use the screen as a digital viewfinder.  That means holding the camera away from you and greatly increasing the likelihood of camera shake, resulting in images losing their sharpness.  Alternatively they have digital viewfinders in the place the optical one used to be.  Some are very good, but others have a delay if you are moving the camera.  Basically then, by the time you press the viewfinder the subject has moved.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:07
aym280 says:

KT: Why don't you buy a lithium battery camera instead?  Those batteries never last long enough. My battery last about 1 week or more if I don't take video. I think the fact that it is a camcorder helps as it requires much longer battery life. Go on, treat yourself and save yourself the worries and panic! You're worth it or tell your wife so .. 

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 My camera does use lithium batteries, but I'd still rather be safe.  Cost of camera or battery isn't an issue.

Garden Gravel

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:04

From the link I'm assuming you are based in the USA.  This is a predominantly UK site, and I'm not aware of various specific soil mixes, as described in the link, being available over here.  All we would do is order sieved topsoil.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 17:31
Doghouse Riley says:

No you're not missing anything, it's a fair question.

 The lithium batteries last much longer than the  two AA re-chargeables I used in the other camera.

You can buy a spare, they are quite cheap, but the amount of use I make of the camera shouldn't be a problem. When I upload pictures from it to my laptop, afterwards I leave it plugged in until the red light on the camera  goes off, then I know it's recharged, no having to take the batteries out of the camera and putting them in a charger.

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 That makes sense.  All the same, I'm the eternal pessimist and I always carry a spare fully charged battery whenever I go out.  I'm convinced that if I didn't the battery would fail at the crucial moment.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:59

I'm obviously missing something, but why does a lithium battery mean you don't have to worry about a spare?  If the lithium is a 'fixed' battery surely you still have the risk of it going flat when out but no way of mitigating the risk by carrying a spare?

Slabs on top of gabion

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:53

I would expect the stone / rocks in the gabions to settle over time so I'm not sure how stable you would be able to make slabs on top of them.  The only way to fix them would be to cement them in place.

Greenhouses - how big is too big?

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:51

It's not far short of twice the size, and the usable space probably is twice the size.

Garden Pond Renovation

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 16:22

Sooner rather than later.  I'm amazed you haven't seen any frogs yet.  When I had a pond we generally saw them from mid Feb onwards.

Good Service

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:53

Only kidding DHR , probably just jealousy on my part because we have a small kitchen and nowhere to put things like a coffee maker.

Stuff in the Loft

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 12:50
Kitty 2 says:

. What a bloomin' cheek KT.  I'd be tempted to hire a van and dump it all in the driveway (after an advisory warning of course ).

I too have dead suitcases..........full of "BUMPH".

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 That would be my thoughts too. 

Unfortunately my neighbour is a widow and basically scared to do anything which might upset the son in case he stops the grandchildren visiting.  Only one thing matters to her son, that is having his own way in everything. 

Just one example of an incident before her husband died, they had arranged to go out for the day but late the previous evening the son phoned to tell them (not ask) they would have to look after the grandchildren the following day, because he had forgotten it was an 'in service' day at the school and he and his wife were busy.

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