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RE: Wallpaper. - 14 May 2013 9:17:54    
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Wow, you do manage to find the old threads, Ron. This one started in 2005. We were young men then.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 14 May 2013 10:04:41    
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I go into the "Morgue" of this site.

Aren't we STILL youngsters today ??

Well, at heart, anyway.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 14 May 2013 21:37:22    
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This week's wallpaper of the week is Emily's favourite one of all time!
So "cuuuuuuute"!!!

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RE: Wallpaper. - 27 May 2013 10:30:31    
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On the subject of castles, of which there would appear to be quite a few in the U.K., it has always struck me that they must be cold as charity to live in in the winter.

I suppose that the "higher up the Family Tree" you happen to be, the closer to the centre of the building you would live but anybody who was domiciled in any of the outer rooms must just about freeze in the cooler months of the year.

No doubt there would be X-number of fireplaces in such domiciles, as can be assumed by the number of chimneys shown attached to some places, but it must have cost the owners/tenants 'an arm and a leg' to keep the place above freezing point let alone the 70deg.F. which is the recommended minimum these days.

No wonder so many forests vanished - they were all fed into fire-places.

No National Grid in those days.

Or are we all getting 'soft' these days ??

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RE: Wallpaper. - 5 Jun. 2013 9:11:30    
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One question re this week's image.

The vessel which is closest to the camera looks like the sort of one that we read of in stories from the 19th.C. and was used as a site to hold convicts who were either serving their time [who, under the circumstances, could be considered to be the lucky ones] or to await deportation to one of the colonies, either Australia or the east coast of North America.

Or did that particular one have a different function in life ??

It actually reminds me of a vessel which I saw in Aberdeen harbour in 1994. Apparently, it was used for accommodating Naval Cadets - at some time.

Alright, so two questions.

The vessel behind, and to the right, of the above-mentioned one almost looks like some sort of a pasenger ferry. Perhaps over a river mouth or, even, to outer islands ??

Alright, astern on the port quarter.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 9 Sep. 2013 10:42:05    
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And we all know that a racehorse - any racehorse - is the most powerful animal on the face of the earth.

He/she can take thousands of people for a ride every time he/she races.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 7 Oct. 2013 7:39:02    
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And I wonder what intriguing Old Customs are practised in the subject of this week's wallpaper ?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 23 Jan. 2014 8:30:32    
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This week's one is a real cracker.

Well done Barry.

The bird just to the left of centre and about half-way up the screen seems to have dropped his lunch, about the exact moment that the the photograph was taken.

Brilliant. Or luck ?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 23 Jan. 2014 11:34:00    
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Having waited for Barry to snap his pics, I must say the man has lots of patience. But to catch that moment, it has to be luck.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 24 Jan. 2014 15:58:13    
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Hi folks...

Sorry, but this wasn't one of Barry's photos - it came from RSPB Titchwell Marsh themselves....

(We're currently using a batch of attraction photos which were supplied by the attractions themselves.)

Cheers
Clare

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RE: Wallpaper. - 28 Jan. 2014 7:06:29    
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Well, no matter who took the shot, it is still a great one.

Co-incidence ? Or Luck ?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 10 Mar. 2014 7:34:16    
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Last week's wallpaper pointed up one of the anomalies of trying to mix modern-day practises with quite old facilities.

The general setting of the room looks to be pretty authentic - until we look at the wall near the door.

Is that an air-conditioning control unit which I see looking very incongruous ?

I know that we all like our creature comforts and that such luxuries/necessities have to be put somewhere, but..................

I would have thought that it could have been placed somewhere a wee bit more out of view than that.

Of course, I am welll aware of some of the problems inherent in installing such items in older buildings, but.................

Picky ? Who, me ?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 13 Mar. 2014 17:12:01    
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Do you mean on the Bolton Castle pic?

No, that's an emergency exit sign - probably one that will light up if the fire alarm goes off.

Probably a legal requirement (and no, I don't know the exact rules of when they're required and not - but a lot of buildings that are open to the public have to have them, and of course hiding them away would kind of defeat the object...)

'Elf n Safety - can't get away from it.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 14 Mar. 2014 8:34:17    
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Thank you Quenton.

I would have to have another look at the picture in order to be able 'confirm or deny' your interpretation of my thoughts.

However, yes I am well aware of the requirements regarding such FIRE and other compulsory signs but I think that the one I have in mind is too small for that.

Anyway, it doesn't matter.

I must confess to still being forced to wonder about the problems encountered when such buildings are 'up-graded' [i.e. power installed, etc.]. It must be one Heck of a job. Especially if it is required that such installations be 'hidden', i.e. buried under plaster or otherwise kept out of sight.

I shudder to think of the implications and possible problems. They woud be jobs on which I wouldn't even like to put in a Guesstimate of a quotation.

Even there would be every chance that walls wouldn't be 'square'.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 6 Apr. 2014 9:12:30    
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Greetings again.

Re this week's image.

Right from the first time that it appeared on my screen, I couldn't help thinking that something in the picture looked 'odd'.

I have worked it out that it is the hat, on the gentleman in the picture, that doesn't look 'right'.

It looks like a 'pimple on a pumpkin', perched away up so high. It looks as if a mild gust of breeze would dislodge it. Normally, a man's hat touches his ears - or very nearly so, anyway.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 7 Apr. 2014 8:35:55    
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Ron - you're such a stickler for detail!
The poor guy has a cold head and you would deny him an ill-fitting hat?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 8 Apr. 2014 8:06:24    
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Personally, if I had a head-cold, I would be looking for a snug-fitting bit of headwear.

Something like, say, a beanie sewn up from a few feet of Tomboy-stitch.

Remember that hobby ?

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RE: Wallpaper. - 18 Apr. 2014 17:59:13    
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[Message from Ron Hann - Moved here from wrong thread]

One silly question about this week's pikky.

Obviously the cliffs are made of chalk which, I suppose, is a pretty soft substance in such a situation. Thus wind and rain would, probably, erode it quite readily.

If that is the case, why isn't the beach white since, in theory, it should fairly liberally, and frequently, receive a fair amount of the chalk ?

Or is the product so soluble that it is dissolved in the next high tide, storm or rain ?

Where are all our Geology majors ?

Just wondering....................

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RE: Wallpaper. - 19 Apr. 2014 7:38:18    
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Thank you Quenton.

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RE: Wallpaper. - 5 May 2014 9:28:19    
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A recent wall-paper was illustrating the inside of, what was fairly obviously, a very old cottage.

The stone-built walls would seem to have been, at a guess, about 18" thick.

I realise that, at least one of the reasons for such construction was a form of insulation, or temperature-regulation.

What I would like to wonder about is, whilst such walls would take quite a few cold days to get to the stage where the cold would be felt within the room, once the weather started to warm up, would it not take equally as long for the walls to conduct the heat back into the room ?

Thus, the way that I see it is that, even inside the building, and with a fire, or fires, on there would still be a long period of time necessary for the rooms to gain the milder temperatures again.

Thus, the overall effect would be not to shorten the cold period, just delay it by a given time but the warming-up would be equally delayed.

I would very much doubt if such walls would be built with an internal cavity such as later buildings, especially those constructed in brick, were. This is fairly effective way of basic insulation. I know, from personal experience, that such a provision was built into buildings in South Australia at least.

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