My pond in winter

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Postby David » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:58 am

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Postby gib » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:26 am

yup that would be the one, i had always assumed it was in britain somewhere!
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:22 pm

No, I am Carylnz because my name is Caryl and I live in NZ (New Zealand). :lol: . Although not in Britain, we are a part of the Commonwealth, and have better weather.
I love your pond too gib. Is your yard really only 14ft wide?? :shock:
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Postby Apistogramma » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:49 am

NZ is one place I would really, really like to visit...maybe I could come see your pond when I get there Caryl? You're welcome to come to rainy England and take a look at my personal pond...which is the flooded yard outside my house...
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Postby gib » Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:21 am

Carylnz wrote:No, I am Carylnz because my name is Caryl and I live in NZ (New Zealand). :lol: . Although not in Britain, we are a part of the Commonwealth, and have better weather.
I love your pond too gib. Is your yard really only 14ft wide?? :shock:


yup the same width as our little victorian terraced house, we just dont have the same spare land that you guys do!
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Postby Carylnz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:51 am

Anyone is welcome to visit us as we have spare beds :wink:
One day we might make it to your country and visit many of you (consider that a warning! :lol: )
Gib, your house is only 14ft wide? :shock:
My bedroom is 4sqm (that's 13ft 2") on its own! The computer room I am sitting in at the moment is 22ft x 11.2
So is your house long and skinny?
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Postby gib » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:35 am

yeh it is a narrow terraced house built in 1892. Most of the rooms are 13ft wide which is way above average for south east england. A double bedroom on a comparable new build would be 10ft or 11ft square whereas ours is more like 14ft square.

the house obviously spans the whole width of the plot

you can see why i went for the 'moat style' pond though?

i will take a pic of the house if it stops raining for a bit and post it up, if thats not hijacking the the thread too far off topic, lol
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Postby Carylnz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:28 pm

Would love to see some pics, hijack away! :lol:

The ponds have been frozen for 2 days now and not thawed at all. Temp drops to about -4C overnight here and gets up to 10C during the day.

Ice on small pond now 12mm thick
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but big pond ice is thinner but only partially thawed at one end
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The birdbath is still frozen solid
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:13 am

Argh! Stop with all the icy piccys...makes me feel cold!
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Postby gib » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:45 am

how about some pics of the grey british summer?

as promised for some distant reason, here's some of our house, here's from the back:

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that deckchair's getting a bit overgrown and yes that is an old radiator by the back door!

and the front, we live in the one that needs painting in the middle:

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and slightly to the left, oh look whose shop is that?

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Postby Carylnz » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:09 pm

Thanks for the pics. I can't imagine living in such narrow houses, or so close to others.
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Postby krekra » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:40 pm

I love those types of old city homes :mrgreen:

and that looks like a lovely little shop you have!!
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:01 am

An update on my pond as we head into summer
http://www.fnzas.org.nz/fishroom/21-vt1 ... ?start=300

It opens on page 21 on an ongoing saga. Scroll down to today's date as the top of the page is April this year.
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:35 pm

Ahhh you're just warming up, we're all tooth chatteringly cold...
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Postby Carylnz » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:54 am

Yes, just heading into early summer. It was 33C yesterday 8)
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