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by izzy wizzy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Cleared up the man cave today and found the worktops. Realised in the process, hadn't unpacked some stuff from last Owston and there was a ton of stuff clogging things up from way earlier than that. Discovered a Moth RCM kit in the process. Must do something with that one day. Also forgotten was the...
by izzy wizzy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Head Gardener is a big fan of fuschia but we lost all of them to fuschia gall mite so HG says. I know nothing about plants and stuff and HG doesn't know that Aussie flowering beauty. If it's indentifying English plants, then HG is yer woman. We've been away too long to know that dahn under stuff. NZ...
by izzy wizzy
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Toy To Play With
Replies: 42
Views: 1208

Re: New Toy To Play With

The problem with a preamp is finding a way of making one that's better than a passive. A pot or stepped attenuator in a box is a good solution and its hard to see what extra value I can add to that. A AVC or TVC is also a good solution, but as I don't wind transformers (and don't want to start) aga...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

The soil round here is reasonably acid so rhodies do well. When I say soil, it's sand really! Yeah we're gardeners. A good way to deal with the stresses of the modern world. It sounds like you're on a mission to get sorted before you head home soon. We're on mostly sand as well so digging is easy. ...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Good effort! I've got a 3m tall rhody that needs moving ideally, but I'm reluctant to risk losing it. But it's just in the wrong place... Such beautiful bushes/trees. Sounds like you're into gardens/gardening. I get dragged round loads. Crarae Gardens https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/crarae-gard...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

That's big for transplanting, I don't envy you. Hope you got a lot of rootball. Soak the bare root plants and heel them in somewhere till you're ready? He's now living in an old plastic compost bin. He had a big rootball so should be good compared to when we got them from next door. How they surviv...
by izzy wizzy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Had a nice day off yesterday. Another day of clearing a 6 ft path for 16m of hedge that will screen the working garden from view. It's a slow business taking days to do as there's up to foot high mounds of dirt in the path and two yew bushes about 6ft high. Have to dig them out for transplanting. My...
by izzy wizzy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.
Replies: 323
Views: 6193

Re: Corona Virus Lock Down 'Rant' Thread.

It's an instant eyeroll if I know UPS are delivering. Quite often they don't try to deliver and do a mass dump at a "convenience" store across town. Maybe return to sender is now that equivalent for them.
by izzy wizzy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Good point. Ours need some TLC too... However have to be careful as we have a load of sloworms in them... If you whip the carpet covering off quickly, you can see them all before they dive for cover... We normally have loads of them too but have been surprised this year to not have seen one, not ev...
by izzy wizzy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Speaking of quality carpentry and working with good materials, today I resurrected the third bay of our compost heap with recycled pallets from the stone delivery. Photo, surely?! It's yer classic 3 Bay compost bin setup. Resurrected one on left. They last about 5 or so years before a revamp. IMG_2...
by izzy wizzy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Speaking of quality carpentry and working with good materials, today I resurrected the third bay of our compost heap with recycled pallets from the stone delivery.
by izzy wizzy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

Today's stuff Cut out the layers for the plinth for the lenco motor unit, that's ready for glue once the layers have been key sanded. Then, my most hated job of all..... Trimming the rose bushes. We have 3 trailing roses, all dog roses that I love when they are in flower, but they go bezerk this ti...
by izzy wizzy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

What a individual has to consider is if on their arrival home, are they going to be in the company of the High Risk / Vulnerable, as the desire to make a few quid, might just end up being the straw that broke the camels back, for the vulnerable individual. Tragically in many cases it isn't a desire...
by izzy wizzy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 189
Views: 3125

Re: what are you doing ?

We were going to have the back garden landscaped which I was really looking forward to as it's a huge job and I wasn't going to be doing it. 6 weeks work for a landscaping team. Well that's my job now for the foreseeable. We're on our third skip. Drive is full of 4 jumbo bags of sand for starters an...
by izzy wizzy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Lii Audio Speakers
Replies: 78
Views: 3708

Re: Lii Audio Speakers

I'm taking about traditional full range driver types, not some of the modern crap which are flat in response and constipated in sound .. ( just my view of course..) Cheers.. With respect Steve I think you need to get out more and move on from the sounds and designs of the 1940's. Speaker design and...