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    Tea has been gammon, chips, fried eggs and beans, and was utterly delicious

    And while eating it, I came to the end of Trucking Hell season 3, meaning no more left

    Luckily, having started with an episode in season 2, I still have season 1 left to watch


      Turned the telly off and did some reading after dinner, starting in on When Money Dies, about the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic

      Early night now; this work stuff doesn't half take it out of you

      Goodnight all


        Went to see friends who have just had a miscarriage, not quite sure what you can say. The little tragedies are still there.

        Then on to a couple who are getting a divorce now the kids are grown up we are cat sitting during the move. Our rather mature cat is going to get locked in the primary bedroom and spoilt.

        Dinner was toad in the hole with leeks & mini corn. Followed with creamy brie and a nice red.
        Last edited by vetran; 15 April 2021, 06:56.
        "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

        I want to see the hand of history on his collar.


          Morning denizens

          Sunny start to the day, though a bit on the chilly side still, with some frost lingering on the usual roofs out the back. But it's gone up from 0°C to 2° in the last half-hour, on its way to a possible 10°; 1025/1033mB


            Morning all

            Beautiful morning out there. Clear blue sky, 6 degrees (was 5 a mere ten minutes ago) with a high of 9. Sadly, cloud cover will take over as the day progresses and it's likely to rain late afternoon / early evening. Barometer up a smidge to 1032 mBar.

            A brisk walk was had around the block to the post box before I got too settled. Remembered when I got back that I should have posted a birthday card too so I'll be going out again soon. Coffee first!

            Today's Kantar diary fact is:
            Paris cathedral 'Notre Dame' catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof 2019





              Clear blue sky.

              Colder at 15.8 deg in here this morning.

              1032 mBar, 30.47 in Hg, 53% RH.

              Walk walked.

              During which the identity of the novel construction in the disused car park was revealed: 'tis a bat roost.

              I'd give it 6 months before it's vandalised beyond repair.

              The local nutter was walking down the hill talking to his voices about the son of satan and similar jollities.

              I was rescued by meeting a lady who was walking up the hill so I talked with her for half an hour whilst the nutter went on his psychotic way.

              I suspect he's off his meds.

              Then passed another nutter talking to himself whilst carrying what appeared to be the contents of his house on his back in a rucksack.

              It's all go in Neath today.

              Pollen count seems high or these Tesco antihistamines have stopped working.

              According to the Met Office pollen counter thingie, birch pollen is high at the moment.

              I think I knew that.

              Thankfully the symptoms have passed now.

              Lunch: Heinz leek & potato soup with Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, bramble jelly sandwich x 2 on same, red pippy corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.


              Freecell score: 100% (of 9), running average 84%.

              Some mild potching about finding stuff, including connecting cables for 8" floppy diskette drives.

              And other stuff I'd long forgotten about.

              Contemplated making a BNC to Belling Lee connector but it's too much effort to turn the soldering iron on.

              Plus I'm sure there must be one around here somewhere.

              Tea(shortly): chilli con carne with rice, more fruit cocktail (tinned), a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.


              Strewth, that chilli has developed fiercely over the last week or so.

              Bog roll in the freezer ready.


              bits of Traffic Cops.

              2nd commentary on "Escape from New York (1981)" with the producer & someone else.

              Nowhere near as amusing as the John Carpenter and Kurt Russell commentary.

              Trucking Hell S3 E1. Why would putting the lights on the bed of the truck in the water cause any problems?

              Beats me.

              It's 24V not mains FFS.

              Amusing enough.

              Mildly pissed now having drunk all the beer in the house over the last week or so, having fallen off the wagon from a great height.

              Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 15 April 2021, 21:11.
              When the fun stops, STOP.


                Lots of verging on this morning


                  Posh cheese and ham toastie for lunch

                  (Warmed piadina flatbread with pistachio mortadella and slices of provolone cheese )


                    Common-as-muck ham toastie for lunch

                    (Sainsbury's breaded ham on Sainsbury's sesame bloomer. Though it was the slightly more expensive breaded ham that pretends to have come from the deli counter; a pretence that falls rather flat since they closed down the deli counter.)


                      Cauliflower and stilton soup with seeded bread and taramasalata.
                      "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

                      I want to see the hand of history on his collar.