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Apr. 8th, 2017 02:21 pm
kazzy_cee: (solar)
25: What's the weirdest place you've ever broken into?
I have never broken into anywhere - what an extremely odd question.

In other news - it's a lovely sunny day AGAIN! It was sunny but chilly earlier, but now it's warm in the sunshine. All the kitties are basking and I have been able to get a coat of paint on the garden bench Youngest Cee bought me for Christmas. I have had similar benches in the past and they benefit from being painted before they are assembled as this prolongs their life by many years. The coat of very thin varnish they are shipped with is just not up to the job which we found out to our cost the first time we bought the style of bench in the past. It's so warm the paint is drying extremely quickly, so I should be able to get a couple of coats on before this evening and then it might need one more, but hopefully tomorrow I can finally put it together and enjoy sitting in the sunshine on it.

It's been so light and sunny the last few days that the solar panels have been generating electricity like crazy and we have an app where we can check what they are doing which is fun. We've also exported a fair bit of electricity back to the grid, so hopefully the next cheque we get from the Government will reflect that :) Under the cut for a copy of what we've been generating for those interested.

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I've nearly finished the dragonfly commission. I'll hopefully post pictures tomorrow.  Happy Saturday all!
kazzy_cee: (solar)

  • Mr Cee has been sorting out bills and we are rather surprised to find that we are only paying £10 a month for electricity at the moment. This is partially because we have a pot of money that the electricity company owe us from the last house, but it is also because this house is more efficient and we have free electricity on a Saturday between 9 and 5 (when I do all the washing and tumble drying and charge ALL the things). The solar panels are also probably helping. Cool!

  • I did not sleep well last night, but for some reason I have not really felt tired all day. I don't know why I didn't sleep well, but I suspect Tiger was yowling around the house which he does every now and again. I gave up at 2am and got up and read my book for a while before snoozing a bit on the sofabed in the spare room. Tonight I shall put my earplugs in and ignore him!

  • There will be Chinese food tonight in honour of Chinese New Year (a little early) - the year of the Rooster. We have one of those last name Coat of Arms plaques that someone bought us a long time ago.  There are cockerels on the shield (those who know me in RL may know why). :)

[livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive questions have not materialised, but [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly has been given some by someone else, so under the cut are my answers to those a day late.

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Ack - someone is letting off fireworks. Maybe they are celebrating Chinese New Year or it could be someone's birthday. The cats do not seem to be bothered.

Happy Saturday :)
kazzy_cee: (ani cat)
Good things:

  1. It's been really sunny today.  My little solar app tells me that our solar panels have generated 5.7 Kwh of electricity and we have exported 1.4 kWh to the grid. Not bad for a fairly short winters day. It's not exactly going to make us millions (yesterday we exported 0.8 kWh to the grid and earned £1.30) but it's an improvement after dark days. I'm interested to see what we'll generate/export in the summer!

  2. I tried a new app called freeprints a few days ago which lets you select photos (from several sources as well as the phone) and will print them and send them back to you and you only pay for the postage. I only selected a few to test the quality and the photos arrived today. They are very good! You can select a matt finish (which I prefer) for free and they have come out very well so I'll probably use it again. The photos come as 6"x4" as standard, but you can also have large prints for a small fee. The developers have another app called photobooks which also looks interesting as you can have a photobook which I might investigate. It's nice to have hard copies.

  3. Today I tried a new recipe for a rum cake to finish up the last of the citrus infused rum I made for Christmas. It's Youngest Cee's favourite and he's finally getting his appetite back after his nasty cold even though he's still coughing, so it'll be a nice treat for him. Boy oh boy you do NOT want to drive after eating it! There is not only rum in the cake, there is also a buttery glaze/drizzle containing rum which you pour over the cake after it's cooked. It's delicious! *hic*

  4. Belly dance class tonight! Yay!

kazzy_cee: (solar)
Not that I'm saying the current situation isn't something to worry about, but I can't change it.  All I can do is hope that there are still people in this world who will work for the benefit of others, who will stand against bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia and all the other negative things that decent people would not take part in.

A couple of thoughts.... )
In other news we have signed up for electricity generating solar panels to be installed at this house in a couple of weeks.  The price of the panels have significantly reduced since we had them installed at our last home (which we left behind).  However the money we will receive from the Government is also quite a bit less, but overall we should significantly cheaper electricity over the coming years as a result.  The amount we receive for the electricity we generate is index-linked too which means it goes up in line with inflation.

In other, other news I went to London yesterday to a Christmas fair and bought a few items for the festive season (mostly food!).  I was also able to meet my friend from my ex-employer for a quick lunch.  Her best friend is in the ICU having just been diagnosed with an aggresive form of leukaemia which was totally unexpected and within a week she was suddenly in a life threatening situation. Kind of put things in perspective for me.

Live each day the best way you can  - you just don't know how many you may have.
kazzy_cee: (solar)
I love this. Type in your date of birth and it'll show you:

- what number you were when you were born in the world
- how many people there are in your country and how quickly the population is growing
- your life expectancy
- other cool facts about world population

and IMO the coolest part of all which is how many people have been born during the time it's taken you to fill in the questions. Interesting stuff, and only slightly worrying regarding the resources available to keep us fit and well fed during my lifetime...

In other news (and mostly for my own reference) - since our solar panels were installed at the end of September we have earned approximately £45 generating electricity. Apparently we will be sent a cheque every three months. :D

It's been a lovely Autumnal day with lots of sunshine today... *ca-ching!*
kazzy_cee: (ani falling leaves Autumn)
Phew!! It's currently 38 degrees in my back garden!

Good time to have these then:



cut for solar panel waffling )

On Thursday we went to the 'QI Symposium' at the Idler Academy in London with John Lloyd and John Mitchinson who created the BBC show QI. There were about 40 of us in the very tiny venue, so it was a really interesting and intimate evening. We started the evening with wine and snacks in the small garden area at the back of the shop. Then we took our seats to listen to both Johns explaining the background about how the show came about and some of the bazaar facts they have found out (which were very funny!).

more about the symposium )

On a completely unrelated note - does anyone have any good recipes for Savoy Cabbage? I'm completely at a loss and bought one before this heatwave started and have no idea what to make that I can freeze until the weather gets a bit less sweltering....!! If I don't do something with it soon it's going to go off!
kazzy_cee: (solar)
Wow - it's been a little while since I posted. Mostly because I don't want to keep moaning on here about work which has kicked off to the usual disorganisation plus the irritation of a merger and all the annoyances that brings.

So - I shall focus on some newsy stuff instead.

Some of you may remember that we had solar panels installed for heating our water back in 2008. We've been really happy with them, and they've certainly cut our water heating bills!

So we've been looking at the solar panels that produce electricity and yesterday we signed up to have a set installed. They won't produce all the electricity we'll use, but they'll certainly produce some of it, and that means a saving in the long term. A surveyor is coming tomorrow. I'll post more about it when they're installed.

Also - Mr Cee and I have booked tickets to go to The QI Symposium With John Mitchinson and John Lloyd who created QI. I love how they are clutching their beer in the publicity photo :) I shall of course report back!

In other news - Eldest Cee is moving back to University next Wednesday and Youngest Cee is on new medication which is helping a bit. So that's good. *nods*

Solar

Aug. 4th, 2008 09:07 am
kazzy_cee: (solar)
Under a cut for those not interested in our solar panels

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Solar

Aug. 4th, 2008 09:07 am
kazzy_cee: (solar)
Under a cut for those not interested in our solar panels

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kazzy_cee: (ani girls best friend)
Looks like we got our solar panels put in at the right time according to this article:

Gas bills 'to top £1,000 a year'. The price of domestic gas is linked to the rapidly rising global oil market. Energy bills could rise by more than 60% within the next few years, the UK's biggest domestic energy supplier warns.

My husband's job is connected to oil/gas exploration, so I can see why he was so keen to get them now! Inside information can be useful some times.

So far in the two days that we've had them up and running our gas boiler hasn't actually kicked in to heat any water yet. Mind you - I haven't been doing any laundry as the washing machine has sprung a leak. Fortunately hubby has managed to get a replacement part for £20 and it'll be fixed tomorrow. Naturally this is just outside the 2 year warranty on the machine *sigh*
kazzy_cee: (ani girls best friend)
Looks like we got our solar panels put in at the right time according to this article:

Gas bills 'to top £1,000 a year'. The price of domestic gas is linked to the rapidly rising global oil market. Energy bills could rise by more than 60% within the next few years, the UK's biggest domestic energy supplier warns.

My husband's job is connected to oil/gas exploration, so I can see why he was so keen to get them now! Inside information can be useful some times.

So far in the two days that we've had them up and running our gas boiler hasn't actually kicked in to heat any water yet. Mind you - I haven't been doing any laundry as the washing machine has sprung a leak. Fortunately hubby has managed to get a replacement part for £20 and it'll be fixed tomorrow. Naturally this is just outside the 2 year warranty on the machine *sigh*

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