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A Walk Near My Home
« on: November 07, 2016, 12:29:02 PM »
Winter has arrived but the weather was lovely; cold but clear so we walked from my house down to the sea.



From the beach at my home across to Piritta:


Toward the ferry terminal:


Walking home, time for a coffee in a cafe next to my place:


She knows what she likes already!


Winter berries in the garden:

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 12:42:48 PM »
Nice local Caff to hang out in.  :thumbsup:

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 12:47:13 PM »
Nice local Caff to hang out in.  :thumbsup:
Definatly not Dumpsk... I doubt you can find cafe's in NL with such nice furnature, unless its a really uptown posh place.
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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 01:13:43 PM »
Nice local Caff to hang out in.  :thumbsup:
Definatly not Dumpsk... I doubt you can find cafe's in NL with such nice furnature, unless its a really uptown posh place.

It is a nice place. It ain't Starbucks though. Of course this IS uptown! Although I live by the beach, well, a couple of minutes walk away, it is also the centre of the city. The presidential palace is a short stroll through the park from me.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 06:05:10 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 06:15:12 PM »
Some from me, Nyhavn, Københavns Kommune.





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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 06:31:41 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 06:43:11 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

That is how I view it also.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 06:58:42 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

Home, check too, underfloor heating is cool...

Car, don't have one here at least until I do pass the Telsa showroom then God help me...

Dress, suffering here, still dressing UK Northern style, shorts and teeshirt lol! Well not shorts but I dislike being even warm so I err on the side of cold, but to be honest this week has been a 'mare, and with CpH being flat, the wind is everywhere, my gonads have retracted, so much so Jimmy Savile would fancy me.

I think some sort of jumper might be in order.....
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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 07:03:07 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

That is how I view it also.

Thats right!

I love the warm sun and it is great to be on the beach in the summer. But the beach with snow it in, in winter, gives a great contrast and a different enjoyment.

Relish the changes that life offers - enjoy the dynamic range!

Ste, I get told off for not wearing a scarf or hat. I gave in the other day and wore an overcoat and gloves. My Dannimac was deemed too lightweight. I dunno about that thought, it has served me well since Harold Wilson was around!

I only have underfloor heating in the bathroom and sauna, I like it but I'd bet it costs a fortune to use throughout one's home, let alone the problems it would cause when it failed. I'd hate to be dependent upon it as the sole fixed source of heat.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 07:30:37 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

That is how I view it also.

Thats right!

I love the warm sun and it is great to be on the beach in the summer. But the beach with snow it in, in winter, gives a great contrast and a different enjoyment.

Relish the changes that life offers - enjoy the dynamic range!

Ste, I get told off for not wearing a scarf or hat. I gave in the other day and wore an overcoat and gloves. My Dannimac was deemed too lightweight. I dunno about that thought, it has served me well since Harold Wilson was around!

I only have underfloor heating in the bathroom and sauna, I like it but I'd bet it costs a fortune to use throughout one's home, let alone the problems it would cause when it failed. I'd hate to be dependent upon it as the sole fixed source of heat.

TBH WRT to the underfloor heating, thermos on the wall in every room, none of us are sure how it works, bit it's always warm, there's huge thick thermo panel on the ceiling, and even now it's only ever cold if you open a window or patio door.
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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 07:39:22 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

great photos, thanks. if it was always summer would we enjoy it as much? I prefer the change of seasons as well.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2016, 08:33:00 PM »
Very pretty, but, way too much snow and cold for this Texas boy.

The cold is not a problem if one's home is warm (check), one's car is warm (check), one dresses properly (check)
In such circumstances snow is a pleasant addition to the vagaries of life.

That is how I view it also.

Thats right!

I love the warm sun and it is great to be on the beach in the summer. But the beach with snow it in, in winter, gives a great contrast and a different enjoyment.

Relish the changes that life offers - enjoy the dynamic range!

Ste, I get told off for not wearing a scarf or hat. I gave in the other day and wore an overcoat and gloves. My Dannimac was deemed too lightweight. I dunno about that thought, it has served me well since Harold Wilson was around!

I only have underfloor heating in the bathroom and sauna, I like it but I'd bet it costs a fortune to use throughout one's home, let alone the problems it would cause when it failed. I'd hate to be dependent upon it as the sole fixed source of heat.

Lovely pics Andrew, your kids??

WRT u/floor heating, IF its driven from the gas c/h, then really nothing can ever go wrong with it under the floor, with the exception of someone drilling a hole in the floor and piercing a pipe, for many years now, only plastic water pipes have been used, and they never rot or corrode, or even leak.. Any problem that you might get is therefore with the gas boiler, or the T/valves controlling the temp, or the pump.....
If you have T/stats on the wall in the room, then the chances are that you have electric u/floor heating, which also rarely causes problems requiring the lifting of the floor... The biggest problem with electric cables u/floor is damaged wiring due to over heating, then it has to be a "Floor up" job...
Of these 2 systems, electric is the most expensive to run, can be more than double the cost of a gas/hot water system...

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2016, 08:50:13 PM »
The ankle biter isn't mine.

Glad you like the pics.

I live on the top floor and I parasite much of my heating from downstairs, or so it seems.

Outside temperature is about - 3 and snowy. Inside is about 20 through most of the apartment with no heating at all. The back bedroom is chilly though at just over 19 degrees. I have taken to using fan heaters,  quick and effective and then off.

This is a Finnish building and they're pretty good at making places that do not need too much energy to keep warm.

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Re: A Walk Near My Home
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 09:01:14 PM »
The ankle biter isn't mine.

Glad you like the pics.

I live on the top floor and I parasite much of my heating from downstairs, or so it seems.

Outside temperature is about - 3 and snowy. Inside is about 20 through most of the apartment with no heating at all. The back bedroom is chilly though at just over 19 degrees. I have taken to using fan heaters,  quick and effective and then off.

This is a Finnish building and they're pretty good at making places that do not need too much energy to keep warm.

Be happy that you live in a Finished building, if it wasn't, then you may get the wind up at times...  :ROFL: