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Three Thingian Gamesody

April 24th, 2017

For those not in the know, Three Thing Game is a programming Game Jam run over (approximately)
24 hours. Teams of enthusiasts (that’s you people, as well as me and my ‘kind’) gather to challenge
themselves to create a game based on 3 random words that they will be given. At the end of the 24
hours you get to subject your game to a thorough Judging against various criteria like: adherence to
the Things, how complete is your game, and how much money you slip the judge discreetly.


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Electric Cobalt Blue Victorian Garden Bell Cloches

April 22nd, 2017

I’ve got a bit of a “magpie thing” for blue glass, that’s used in the old medicine bottles….

So when I saw these electric cobalt blue victorian garden bell cloches - I just had to snag them!



I’ve never seen blue versions before, but I have seen clear glass versions. I’m going to use them to protect my pumpkin seedlings from frost. It will be interesting to see how blue light affects the plant growth.

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What is TLX Gold ? @TLX_Insulation @SIGRoofing

April 16th, 2017

A number of people keep asking me what is TLX Gold?



TLX Gold is a BBA certified 2 in 1 Insulating Breather Roofing Membrane, manufactured by TLX insulation which we used with our recent re-roof.

off-cut of TLX Gold

off-cut of TLX Gold

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New Welsh Slate Roof - Slating finished - Day 6

April 13th, 2017


I left this morning for work, and the roof needed slating on the back, and when I returned home it was completed.

In discussions with the roofers, they told me, “when they lick them and stick them its quicker!”

Today is the last and final day, whilst they add the angled ridges to the apex, and tidy up.

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Goodbye Orange @EE, and hello @ThreeUK! #makeitright

April 12th, 2017

Goodbye Orange, and hello Three!

I’ve been with Orange for over 18 years, but times are changing, and I no longer feel it represents good value for money for me, and looking around at the other airtime mobile carriers, I think Three has all the features and more I need now.

  • Unlimited minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 30GB a month data allowance
  • WiFi Calling
  • 4G coverage at home, and at work.
  • Feel at Home destinations in 42 countries.
  • 4G Super Voice

and all this costs me less, than what I’ve been topping on Orange for many years!



I’m surprised how easily it was to port my old Orange number to Three, Orange just handed out the PAC code, and I entered it into the My3 application, and within 24 hours, it had been transferred to Three.



So if you have my existing mobile number it’s not changed it’s the same!

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New Welsh Slate Roof - Re-slating continues - Day 5 (Morning)

April 11th, 2017

At the beginning of Day 5, almost all of the front roof, rows have slates have been completed, and the lead work is being properly installed above the front porch (well it was not lead before!)


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New Welsh Slate Roof - Re-slating starts - Day 4

April 11th, 2017


The welsh slates start have been regraded, into thick, mids and thins, and start being nailed to the battens.

There are approx 2-3 rows completed at the front of the house shown here.

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New Welsh Slate Roof - TLX Gold on - Day 2

April 11th, 2017


Day 2, and we are water tight, and the TLX Gold breathable waterproof membrane is secure and new battens secure it to the rafters.

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New Welsh Slate Roof - Roof off - Day 1

April 3rd, 2017


Day 1, and the roof starts getting removed, by the end of the day 1, all the slates, under-felt, battens are removed, new TLX Gold is secured with new battens to the front of the house.

TLX Gold is a high performance insulating breather membrane, e.g. posh under-felt to the layman, it costs as much as gold as well!

TLX Goldimproves the thermal value of your roof without a risk of condensation and with little or no change to the roof height.

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New Welsh Slate Roof - Scaffolding - Day 0

April 1st, 2017



When we purchased the property over 10 years ago, the current roof was surveyed and we were told, it does not look pretty, and is not going to win any awards, but “does it function as a roof - and keep water out?”, and if that is true, do not touch it, it could last, 5, 10 or 15 years, and it will let you know when it starts to fail.

Well that day finally came a few years ago, and I’ve been checking buckets in the attic ever since!

The time has finally come to replace our original welsh slate roof, and today is the day the scaffolding goes up.

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