Attending the Southampton Code Dojo

 

Last week I attended the Southampton Code Dojo (http://southamptoncodedojo.com/). My objective was primarily to see how these folks ran their dojo, meet people and have some fun learning new things.

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Cat wears a collar of shame

Poor thing has infected tic bites.

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Exploding a can in the freezer

OK. This was an accident. (Not by me I should add). Can expanded overnight, burst, and pushed open the freezer door in the process, causing everything to defrost. Argh !. What a mess , but the way the can came apart was interesting.

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I put a normal can next to it so you can see the difference.

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Sweet pea stook

I make some kind of stook/support for sweet pea plants in the garden. Every year they are different based on what materials I can find at the time.
This year it looks like a bit like a square rigger sailing ship.

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Square rigger sweet pea stook. 2014

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Being thrifty – repairing a garden tool

Handle came off my hand fork while in the garden today. New handle made from an old table leg.

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Pea shoots

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Here’s a good tip. Buy dried marrowfat pease from the supermarket. Instead of soaking and cooking them plant them instead… Under 1cm of soil. Leave in windowsill for a few weeks before harvesting. Really nice taste, kind of like freshly shucked peas in a bean-sprout kinda way. Don’t let them get too big as they go stringy.

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Patio art

This is what happens when you give a teenage boy a power hose and a dirty patio. He missed a bit in an “arty” way.

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Crayon melt picture

This was fun, as we don’t use crayons now the childers are older…

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Crayons are hot-glued to the paper. Then the hair dryer got to work. Cool.

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Pi in toast

Mathematical breakfast.

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Planter from a tumble dryer

Tumble dryer broke. It was old and not worth the repair costs. I got a new one. Took the old one apart and used it as a planter. Apple tree is an m16 root stocked coxes orange pippin, self pollinating.

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