Monday, 14 January 2013

The India Tent - putting it up

Some years back, and I'll need to check the details, my parents were in India and fell in love with the tent they were staying in somewhere. It was similar to the tents they stayed in while on safari in Africa somewhere. (Clearly, I'm not quite up to speed on the details.) Anyway, they loved it, ordered one, and it duly turned up some months later. It was only missing one part, a fiendishly complicated joint which a friend managed to construct for us (yay Simon!).

It takes about seven man-hours to go from this:
Step 1: Sweep the plinth, and spray for earwigs
to this:
Interior, unfurnished tent
Now, it's not this:
Tent of Carlos V, source:
but it's not too shabby.

After the jump, you can see how the tent is assembled.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Yet another year has hurried past, and while we may be older, I'm not convinced we're wiser. We are definitely wider (Ab & JD) and (or) taller (Jos & Ky).

Ky & Jos on Christmas Eve
I finally managed to upgrade my imgur account, so none of the pictures should disappear/expire now, and I may even get around to finishing the Noosa bits, bring in Sydney (Sep 2012), as well as a whole bunch of India photos that I still haven't processed/reviewed/posted. Don't hold your breath, but it might happen, and hopefully before we head to Japan, via Singapore, on Good Friday, 29 March 2013.