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About SteveO

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    The Broads, boating, fishing, travel, walking, swimming, music, reading.

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  1. SteveO

    That First Coffee

    We use a straightforward cafetiere of the French Press kind . It is cheap, simple and works very well. Most decent supermarkets sell them, so readily available. Just remember to let the boiling water cool a bit before you pour it over the ground coffee. Otherwise you will miss out on the flavour "high notes" of your chosen blend, which tend to break down if the water is too hot.
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    The Reed And Rhond Anchor

    Tried to get in using my trusty Android phone only to find that the site doesn't like Android.
  3. SteveO

    Nbn Quiz Night

    And the winner, and next week's QM, is Tigerhawk. Now I'm off back to the staff room for a fag and a couple of glasses of the hard stuff to steady my nerves.
  4. 18mm of rain last night and a pleasant 23 degrees C this morning. Our lawn, which assumed the texture of shredded wheat (brown and crunchy) looks to be greening up already.
  5. Mother and father of all thunderstorms going on here at the moment. Cooling things down a bit, but increasing the humidity. All doors and windows open to try and get some cool air into the house.
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    Nbn Quiz Night

  7. I for one am really enjoying the warm and, thus far. predictable weather. It is great to be able to plan outings, BBQs and get-togethers with confidence and get on with the outdoor jobs that need doing in the dry. Too hot for boating though at the moment, but we have had some lovely days on the beach at Winterton, where temperatures have been a few degrees cooler and there is usually a breeze. What with official warnings that we should stay out the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm, melting tar on roads, warped track on the railways and ever increasing threats of water shortage, only the Brits could turn the first decent summer for many years into a national disaster. Finally, at risk of incurring the ire of the Mods who might be concerned that this would upset any any climate change scientists or broadcasters who happen to be looking in I am disappointed that the BBC has seized on the current weather situation to pump up the volume on so-called global warming. Interestingly, after the last few years of so-so summers, which were supposed to herald decades of wet, humid and overcast summer weather, the Beeb, aided and abetted by various climate change "authorities" , is now puffing that we will be seeing an increasing trend towards hot, dry summers instead, based on some very questionable science. If a single data point can change the model from warm and wet to hot and dry, it can't be much of a model methinks. Anyway, rant over. It now looks as though it is going to rain at the weekend.
  8. SteveO

    Nbn Quiz Night

    School's out, so the local stores and supermarkets are all promoting "Back to School". In celebration of this, Friday night's quiz will have a school theme. Topics will be: Maths Science School Dinners and break History Games Detention Litter picking (for those who mucked about during Detention) As ever, the topics won't be all they seem and, weather permitting, we expect fun and banter in and amongst the forecast thundery showers. All are welcome. To join the quiz, go to http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/ Enter your forum username but do not enter a password. Proceedings will kick off at around 8.30pm/ Hope to see as many as possible of you there.
  9. SteveO

    Keith Coo Wee

    Very, very sad news. Sincere condolences to Lisa and family,
  10. SteveO

    Waste Facilities For Boaters.

    I hope the d*ckheads from North Norfolk District Council aren't reading this.
  11. SteveO

    Waste Facilities For Boaters.

    Last time we visited (c 3 weeks ago) the Salhouse bins were on the edge of the camping field. The bins in the car park were for glass recycling only. I wouldn't want people to lug their rubbish all the way to the car park only to find the bins much closer.
  12. SteveO

    The Last Post

    Last post? I thought someone else was flouncing off for a moment.
  13. SteveO

    So You Can Go Swimming!

    With all those sailing folks discharging directly into the river, it's not so much swimming as going through the motions.
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    Carbon Dioxide = Beer Shortage

    I bottled 5 gallons of IPA, dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops this morning. A half-teaspoon of sugar in each bottle ensures that I will have a nicely conditioned and very tasty beer in about a month's time regardless of any CO2 shortage.
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    Boat Being Untied.

    Ha ha, done that. When someone pointed it out to me, I pretended that I was giving it a wash.

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