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Hello Owls and Larks,

So much for the heatwave that I thought we were expecting as we have had heavy rain yesterday evening and into the night. Lots more on the way too I hear, but it is very humid and muggy.

The weaker fledgling baby collared dove of the two decided to leave the nest again and hang about sitting on the garden fence where it spent quite some time preening its feathers and stretching its wings. Looked up early evening yesterday to the nest and it looks like the female parent bird is back again sitting on the old nest , heck can it be that quick if it will be the third brood of eggs coming. She must be exhausted.Very Happy

Saw a snippet of a programme which was about Bugs and how they can be used for consuming, a cockroach if you please and in a sandwich too.... Argh,! Not alive obviously but come on please this is not a celebrity get me out of here with the poor bug things.

Lamps out soon, if you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Nught, & Sweet Dreams

Posted at 8th Aug 2017 - 12:54AM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleep Chat Post Comments: 13

Camilla's Avatar I have been informed that Linseed Oil is good for the top of my wooden table to clean. I see that lots of people use this to clean their cricket bats with. Anyone here use Linseed Oil on any of their furniture?

Off to my down pilows, nighty night dear owls and larks. Sweet Dreams.

Have a good day.Very Happy


Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 01:00AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 01:03AM

Fennie's Avatar Ah very French, or perhaps Italian. Good morning Camilla, thanks for posting. When I connected this morning perhaps I didn't refresh PC for this post was absent so I did one of my own but then the computer crashed and it was lost and I thought I would have to do it all again but then when I rebooted the computer here you were and you have saved me a job.

Haven't used Linseed though as a child I loved the smell as my father used this for mixing his paints. I also loved the smell of size and of turpentine, too. Should have been a painter perhaps.

If you wanted to clean your table, Camilla, then I doubt the Linseed oil will help. Linseed will sink into the table and so form a barrier and help to preserve the wood and stop it from cracking. But this is the sort of thing that forums on the internet exist for. Just type 'cleaning a wooden kitchen table' and you'll have half a dozen videos giving you advice.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Aug 2017 at 08:00AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Good advice from Fennie. Linseed oil feeds the wood, whether an outdoors table or a cricket bat. If you use it on outside furniture, be careful to use the minimum amount as it may not all be absorbed and will then get onto you or your clothes. You must get the right sort that is designed for wood, not for taking by mouth!!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 8th Aug 2017 at 09:11AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar It's a turps and linseed mix you use to clean unvarnished wood with.
The quantities are 1 part turps to 3 parts linseed for the cleaning mix (in a jar and shake it well) then use it on a scrubbing cloth or steel wool if it's really ingrained and go with the grain of the wood not across it... thrifty Father reclaiming good furniture. Very Happy
Afterwards you can just polish it with a soft cloth or if it still needs fed then some pure linseed. Not too much though, as Withy said less is more and make sure it's furniture linseed.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Aug 2017 at 09:38AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I do like today's picture, a nice vineyard someplace warm would be lovely today... Italy or France I'm not fussy.Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Aug 2017 at 09:39AM

Camilla's Avatar Good Morning Fennie and everyone,

Just come back from the beach Patch put his tootsies in the sea, had a lovely long walk back along the dunes, phew... Pooped now.Very Happy

Thanks for the tips on linseed oil I am still unsure to use it reading online it says it takes about 2 or 3 days to dry! I think the wood on my new table is oiled oak it is just the top of the table I want to clean. I had thought about using a little olive oil which may do the trick and then rub it after with a dry cloth.

Yes love the pic too, let's say it is in France and we are all there on holiday and planning a slap up luncheon later.Very Happy

Much rain expected here later and all of tomorrow too. Temp is still very muggy though you can cut the air with a knife .

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 11:18AM

Camilla's Avatar Female adult collared dove is back in the nest sitting on her new third batch of eggs, the weaker baby who fledged recently does not seem to want to leave its mother even though he can fly so is at the moment sitting in the nest with her. Don't think she is happy about it, her baby fledgling is being fidgety while his mother is on the nest, she is probably saying off you go I have done my bit.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 11:22AM

Fennie's Avatar Teenagers! Not getting up in the morning, leaving wet towels all over the house and if I ask him to sit on the eggs, he's 'too busy.' Yet he expects three meals a day. And as for that dad of his. Don't get me started . . .Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Aug 2017 at 12:36PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Be wary of using olive oil Camilla it can go rancid, not good for wood, is it an outdoor table? Teak oil might be your best bet but all of the wood oils tend to take a day or two to soak in properly.

Your Dove needs to take a leaf out of my friends Mum's book, the moment her youngest started college she sold the house and bought a little one bedroom flat with a sofa-bed for visitors... that's quite a heavy hint!Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 8th Aug 2017 at 02:00PM

Camilla's Avatar Too late FN, but thanks anyway used a little of the olive oil on the table this morning not all over though just a small area on the corner it looks okay but I can still see a few stains where my HL has the tendency to move his place mat around while eating. Think I will continue to use a nice tablecloth on it now when we eat.Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 02:29PM

Camilla's Avatar Yes that is exactly what I thought the fledgling that won't leave the nest or won't fly off far is like a teenager .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 02:29PM

Camilla's Avatar Well done your mums friend FNVery Happy wonder though will he still bring his washing back home.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Aug 2017 at 02:30PM

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