Thursday, 9 January 2020

Glass splinter in Eye

Having lots of glass seed beads left over from when I tied fishing flies. I came up with the idea of making a Spider, with copper wire legs, the normal size hole in the 'Bugle' seed beads is 0.6mm but 0.5mm copper wire was not stiff enough to support the Spider, so I searched through them to find some that would fit onto 0.9mm wire, as they're mass produced quite a few did.
I was wearing my Bi-focal glasses but while pushing one of the blue Bugle beads up the wire one of them shattered and a tiny shard bounced off my cheek under my glasses and stuck in my left Eye ! I kept calm didn't blink or rub it. Luckily there was a glass eye bath on the shelf in front of me, dug up while bottle digging, into the bathroom, washed it out 1/2 filled it with Optrex from the first aid cabinet, still not blinking put it to my eye and rocked head back and forth and side to side, took it off and looked inside to find a tiny blue shard !
the eye bath is now in the first aid cabinet next to the Optrex which might have a tiny plastic top but no way is it as good as the glass eye bath.
Just thought I'd share

Monday, 5 August 2019

Thank you Alan

Ordered x2 cast iron 'Dutch' oven Bread Tins from Germany, had an E-mail every step of the way - left the factory, in transit with DPD courier, at the docks, picked up, in transit, at main sorting depot, at Preston depot, out for delivery the drivers name is Alan, between 12:00 and 13:00, it arrived at 12:11 it took x3 days from Germany ! Bloody Hell that's faster than Royal Mail First Class !
measured them and bought some plained pine and made x2 rising boxes
then made a template to make a partchmen paper liner without creases or wrinkles

dough out of fridge, from last night
let rise an hour
oven's been on to 450*F, with bread tins in
lift dough with partchment paper out of rising boxes drop into hot cast iron bread tins, back into oven 1/2 hour out, lid off back in 1/4 hour
 All I needed was a can of Stella ' Breakfast of Champions'