My new job packing kits of components seems to have expanded somewhat, which has given me the opportunity to rationalise and speed up the process.
The sorting trays work better with a wooden frame; as I pack the set nearest me, I can just slide them down and put the empty one at the ‘top’.
To avoid making mistakes, it does need quite a lot of concentration, so it’s best done in small batches!
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Not the weather for us to enjoy our most recent “pub” meal outdoors, but nice to have something close to it indoors.
First course was Steak & Chips with Peas and Mushrooms, washed down with a pint of Gadds #5 Bitter and a pint of Canterbury Merchant’s Ale (described by the brewery as a “Mild Kentish Stout”):
The pudding was a Raspberry & Passion Fruit tart; it really needed a dollop of double cream on it!:
Rocco seemed very keen on the steak and enjoyed a small offcut!
Now I’m (supposed to be) retired, I volunteered to help a Model Railway Electronics group pack kits of components. Most of the electronics that I initially used for my model railway came from this group, so I was keen to give something back.
First job was to 3D design and print some trays to sort the components into – I wanted something that would easily stack so it didn’t take up too much space when not in use – you can see the results in the photos below.
I also had to order some missing components, and learn how to program the specific microcontrollers that these kits use. I also built a sample kit to check that everything worked OK.
We were due to be on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales this week, so as partial compensation, we decided to have another Tesco “Meal Deal”.
And a surprisingly nice bottle of Merlot. Not bad for a total cost of £10!
We have been missing the occasional meal in a pub, so took advantage of a Tesco “Meal Deal” and made our own. I’d earlier collected a few pints of “Wantsum Imperium Bitter 4.0%” from our local beer takeaway, and enjoyed a beer in the sunshine while the cook was hard at work!
Total cost £10 (plus a few vegetables), including the wine. What a bargain!
As we’re now ‘allowed’ to travel further for our exercise, we decided to walk around Oxleas Wood in the sunshine. This is actually a collection of woods and parks that interlink around the Shooters Hill area in South East London.
We then walked through Oxleas Wood to Severndroog Castle:
Severndroog Castle was built in 1784 as a memorial to Sir William James, once the Director of the East India Company, by his wife Lady Anne James. It celebrates his most famous exploit, the capturing of the island fortress of Suvarnadurg. Severndroog Castle is 132 metres (432 feet) above sea level, gifting it with exceptional views of the London cityscape, the Thames River and the edges of London’s seven surrounding counties.
A nice afternoon out!
Rocco enjoys carrying the largest stick (or sticks) that he can get, but struggles with the concept of passing through narrow gaps when they are sticking out each side…
I’d taken this photo just after he’d unsuccessfully tried to get through the gap. But after rearranging them, he eventually managed.