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Sox attacks in Hertfordshire.

07 January 2016 - 10:12 PM

BEWARE!! of sox hung out on the line to dry in the B.Stortford district. Folk hang em out to dry all over the place here and the pegs can poke your eye out. No problem during the day but on pitch black, moonless, windy and rainy nights you can walk straight into them by surprise and get a right wet slapping around the mush into the bargain by them. If you do walk about at night here take great care and take a lantern to light the way. Folk should be more considerate with their sox.

Time warp

01 January 2016 - 01:05 AM

Japanese airlines flight JL2 has just taken off from Tokyo Narita in 2016 and will land in San Francisco in 2015.


02 December 2015 - 11:47 PM

I'll repeat it here because I think it's unimportant.

  On this day in 1964 Ringo Starr had his tonsils out. mellow.png

How to make.

30 November 2015 - 02:08 PM

A photo of my simple splendidAttached File  007 - Copy.JPG   105.84KB   2 downloads baccy tin ceiling light, as rekwested by someone on ere a while ago.


27 November 2015 - 06:00 PM

I'm not certain if I've ever done this one before. They are tremendous fun, much more fun than a ready made drone, plus lots of added danger which makes for excitement on a grand scale.

 To begin with, you will need some very large sheets of crepe paper, as big as you can get. We made three balloons of about 6ft tall.

  The balloon needs to be sort of pear shaped with an open bell mouth at the bottom.

 You cut six segments of the crepe paper into a sort of fat teardrop shapes. Then you stick them altogether with cellotape. You should end up with a pear shaped shape, open at the bottom.

  Around the periphery of the open bell mouth bottom secure again with cellotape a ring of lightweight wire.  Also made of the wire and attached to the wire ring and hanging down from it by about 2ft  make a sort of screwy loop in it, this is to hold the flaming propellant. The propellant is a big wadge of cotton wool soaked with methylated spirit.

  To launch your hot air balloon its best to pre-heat the envelope to form its shape, before lighting the Meths, this is best done by three or four people holding the envelope open over a small bonfire. We held ours over the stove chimney of a Dutch barge to fill it with hot air and to billow them out. 

  Have someone standing by with the matches. Once the balloon has opened out it is ready for launch, wait for a lull in the wind. Whilst the balloon is still held by the people a lighted match is applied to the wadge of Meth soaked cotton wool.  Your balloon will quickly start straining at the leash and anxious to become airborne, when this happen the folk holding it will feel light on their feet, this is the moment to let go, all exactly at the same time is important, and watch with great gleefulness as it soars up into the heavens and away never to be seen by you ever again, unless its so calm it just hovers above you and plummets onto you when the flame dies down. Obviously this form of hot air ballooning is best performed at night for the best and most dramatic spectacle and fiery experience.  They are terrific fun.  Keep some burns ointment handy. wacko.png