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  1. I ordered a Vostok Amphibia on Feb 26th this year.It arrived safe and sound from Russia on May 4th.I was very pleased with it and a little surprised that it turned up at all with all the problems going on.
  2. We have Sunflowers in the garden.They are now eight feet tall.
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    Watering on the nursery most of the time today.It certainly is hot in polytunnels at this time of year.Cut the grass at the front and back of the house when i got home.
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    Planting day in the garden at home today.Runner beans,ruby chard,lettuce,Chinese cabbage,spinach,red onions,and kale all planted in pots or in flower borders.I have been hardening these plants off for a few days.With the forecast looking good it was time to plant outside.I am sure that i heard the greenhouse breath a sigh of relief.I know i did.It was bursting at the seams and needed a lot of watering.
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    Today I Bought .....

    Yet more seeds!.Comfrey,borage,kohl rabi,golden beetroot and corn salad (lambs lettuce).
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    Back to working on our nursery today.My wife and myself have been away from it for 8 weeks while our son has been running it.He has done a fantastic job but it has taken its toll and he was relieved to have someone else to do the watering and weeding while he concentrated on orders. Its part time for starters 9ish till 4ish four days a week,though we will go in Sunday so he can have the first weekend off since the lock down started.
  7. Many thanks.I was impressed with how the belt block and punch system worked.My Vostock has a cheap watch strap so i did not mind having a go.I never thought that i would be able to do it and assumed i would be using a Nato strap or similar.Would the block and punch be used on expensive watch straps,and are quality pin removal tools used often?.
  8. Cheap kit arrived.Had a go at removing links from the bracelet on my Vostock Amphibia.The directional arrows were plainly visible.The pin ends were not as the brushed finish had obscured them.I tried the pin removal tool first.After a couple of goes the pin removal punch broke!.The belt block was next and although it was tiny the strap would fit.I select the largest punch,guessed where the pin end was and gave it a hard tap with the hammer.To my complete surprise it worked.I must admit that i had to down tools and walk away three times,but once i got the hang of it i was able to take out four links,re join the bracelet and wear he watch for the first time.These cheap tools cost £4-75 for the set.I doubt if any of it would do more than a handful of jobs but it was a useful purchase for starters.
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    Yesterday evening.The moon was showing nicely so i dug out my bird watching scope and tripod and had a look for about 20 minutes.I had never looked at the moon with magnification before.It was quite absorbing and i was surprised how much i had to adjust to keep tracking it.
  10. I would take the money and stay at home.I reckon £100k,probably much less would let the wife and myself have a great time around the Uk.With enough left over to sell our semi and buy a nice detached place on the Dorset coast.
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    Tool kit Q.

    Many thanks.I have ordered a Bergeon spring bar tool 7767F.I also ordered a very cheap kit and can upgrade when i see which tools i use (break).lol.
  12. I recorded the film.Will have to watch it as soon as i can.Thanks.
  13. Hello all.Could anyone recommend a tool kit/kits or individual tools that would help with.Firstly a recent Vostok Amphibia watch.I need to take some links out as the bracelet is to big for my wrist.2 Might like to change straps on this/further Vostok watches (spring bar removal tool?).3 Would be useful for other makes too.I have looked myself but there are loads available and i have no idea which would be suitable.Advice would be most welcome.
  14. It has finally arrived!.Delivered by Royal Mail on Saturday.I must say that the seller has been excellent the way right through.I am very pleased with it though the bracelet needs a few links taken out to get it to fit my wrist.I am scratching my head on how to carry out this task i must admit.
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