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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #885 on: October 09, 2017, 12:12:50 am »
Can't understand why the judges weren't impressed by my bung-it-in-the-microwave Oats So Simple  ???
;D ;D ;D  Did you give them the syrup flavoured one?  I'd do a lot for that...it's too yummy  :P :D :P

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« Reply #886 on: October 09, 2017, 01:41:43 pm »
The Viking therapy club: Where men fight their demons

Hi hanibal, I didn't remember to reply to this, sorry. I loved the way the fierce vikings obediently sat out nicely to one side on the grass when they were 'killed' during the re-enacted battles.  It's nice to see a community of like minded folk, who presumably don't mind getting the odd bash or bruise in the rough and tumble of it all.   I've probably posted about this before - I do a type of knitting that the Vikings used, nalbinding. Strangely enough one of the regulars on PenguinWatch goes to medieval re-enactments in Germany and has learnt to nalbind items for her stall there. We agreed that we hate Tarim (or Coptic) stitch which looks a lot like knitting but is grim when trying to change rows (I haven't worked it out yet - I can only go in circles). I was just looking for a picture of the hat I made using Dalarna stitch. It's unbelievably warm....made out of chunky real wool (that stuff is getting very expensive!!).  Because the tension is almost impossible to define you have to do the pattern yourself which is a case of needing to do a bit of geometry...adds to the fun :D  Of course the Vikings would have made things by their log fires as the men told tales of the 'one that got away was this big' and you'd simply make the item to fit the head that would wear it by trying it on a lot.


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« Reply #887 on: October 09, 2017, 01:56:30 pm »
I remember your mentioning nalbinding a looong time ago...

I see that it wasn't just you and the Vikings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A5lebinding

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« Reply #888 on: October 09, 2017, 02:46:54 pm »
The British Antarctic Survey has got their act together and hope to send a ship to investigate the sea floor under the recently calved giant iceberg next year,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41553687

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« Reply #889 on: October 09, 2017, 09:31:34 pm »
I remember your mentioning nalbinding a looong time ago...

I see that it wasn't just you and the Vikings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A5lebinding

 :o  Well I guess it does get pretty cold in the desert at night which might explain the Egyptians using it. Perhaps - using a sheep fleece, goat hair and camel hair mixture? :D

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« Reply #890 on: October 09, 2017, 09:36:48 pm »
The British Antarctic Survey has got their act together and hope to send a ship to investigate the sea floor under the recently calved giant iceberg next year,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41553687

I'm still stunned by that piece of ice. I'm sure that there will be some very interesting things bobbing around underneath it.  Shame that Boaty McBoatFace couldn't help out. :)

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« Reply #891 on: October 09, 2017, 10:05:35 pm »
The British Antarctic Survey has got their act together and hope to send a ship to investigate the sea floor under the recently calved giant iceberg next year,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41553687
Great news!

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« Reply #892 on: October 10, 2017, 06:24:34 am »
A novel way of examining the history of air pollution in industiral areas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41557157

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« Reply #893 on: October 10, 2017, 01:46:18 pm »
Clever!

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #894 on: October 10, 2017, 03:44:48 pm »

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« Reply #895 on: October 11, 2017, 10:02:29 am »
Concerning news from the Antarctic, I'm afraid.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41573917

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« Reply #896 on: October 11, 2017, 06:42:28 pm »
Indeed. Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #897 on: October 11, 2017, 08:32:37 pm »
Oh dear - a new bleak outlook at every turn  :'(

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« Reply #898 on: October 12, 2017, 07:59:49 am »
        . . . .    Happy seventh birthday Old Weather  ;D  Bob, Caro, Joan and Randi  . . . .

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« Reply #899 on: October 12, 2017, 08:35:05 am »
Happy Birthday to us! Follow that cake!