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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post


    Send some up here please


      According to weather app it isn't raining and is 33 degrees.
      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR


        32° here as reported by the weather app, and the thermometer on the coffee table is saying it's 30° there


          Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
          Get boring little magazine through door, mostly ads, but sometimes do the crossword. Thought I was really going senile as couldn't think of any answers that fitted, until I looked at word lengths in brackets after each clue and realised they'd totally cocked it up by publishing wrong clues with no relation to the crossword.
          I remember when one of the local papers in Bedford did that around 1979, and several readers worked out what the correct grid was and sent in their hand-drawn answers anyway


            Tea: the last of Sunday's roast beef with carrots & onions (rather overgenerous in terms of zing it must be said), orange segments and custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

            Stone me, that's warmed me up a bit.

            Entertainment in the unbearable closeness of being:

            The Prisoner E12 "Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling " apparently during this one PG was off making Ice Station Zeeebra which explains the body swap.

            Britain's Lost Railways: Aberdeen on 5 at 19:00

            War Factories on Yesterday.

            And last but by no means least (or fewest), Dr Pimplepopper on Really at 22:00.

            All this assumes I haven't died of heatstroke in the next 10 minutes.


            Too late.

            I'm a puddle on the floor.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 12 August 2020, 17:20.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
              Yes, no electric left, which is why we aren't getting any updates from him - he's having to conserve his phone battery for urgent communications with insurers and so on

              I was pleased to learn that, having been woken by the cataclysm, he turned over and went back to sleep. It was only when he got up at his normal time some hours later that he found the front of the house was in ruins
              Indirect update (via our mother): no electricity, no (landline) phone, and for some reason no water

              I believe that applies to everybody in the close he lives on. The insurance company aren't getting anybody round there until tomorrow, so they're staying there tonight but hoping to have alternative accommodation sorted out tomorrow. Whole place will need to be rewired and all that


                HWMBO is preparing dinner. He started the lamb curry yesterday he's deemed it ready for eating today.

                Watching Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty.

                No rain ever materialised. Not much cooler. Hopefully it'll rain overnight.


                  We're starting to get the odd blip showing up the lightning map within a few miles. No thunder's made it this far yet, but it's gone rather darker than it should be at this time of the evening


                    Raining now.

                    Very odd looking sky.

                    As it transpired, I'd seen the Lost Railways thing before, so The Prisoner "Do not forsake me Oh my darling" got watched instead.

                    Now watching the War Factories thing about Fiat.


                    Lightning over in the Swansea valley judging by the flash.

                    Now watching "The Prisoner" E13 "Living in Harmony " which is a western.
                    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 12 August 2020, 20:19.
                    When the fun stops, STOP.


                      Tea tonight has been chicken in red wine sauce (out of the freezer) with chips and peas. Very tasty

                      No storm or similar came here in the end