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    Walk briskly walked, green and red rings closed, thereby completing the set <- Lot of that, as it's 26°C out there.

    The rain is arriving on the south coast right now, if the rainfall radar is to be believed, so plants aplenty should be having a bit of a drink tonight


      Feeling extremely tired tonight

      It's probably the scuttling around first thing to ensure everything was in order for the gasman, followed by a pretty hectic day's work. Definitely getting an early night, I reckon


        Really nice tea: lamb chops, chips, peas and gravy

        There's been a brief bit of drizzle here, though it's stopped again for now


          Bit more drizzle, and expected to become a bit more persistent. But it doesn't seem as if we'll have a decent storm

          TV has been a bit of Traffic Cops.

          Now for that almost-early night

          Goodnight all


            Morning denizens

            Grey start, but we don't seem to have had much more than a bit of drizzle overnight. There's a 50% chance of rain this afternoon. Currently 15°C with a predicted high of 19°, barometers slightly down at 1002/1010mB


              Morning all

              It's dry and bright with blue sky poking through the big blobs of fluff. Some of the blobs of fluff look a bit grey. Currently 13 degrees with a high of 17 later. Low chance of rain. They do get long days this far north: dawn was at 0329 and sunset will be at 2308. It's not even summer solstice yet!

              Today's Kantar diary fact is:
              World electric speed record is broken by 'Jaguar Vector V20E' in a battery-powered boat, 88.61 mph at Coniston Water in the Lake District 2018



                White sky with blue bits.


                21.6 deg in here.

                1008 mBar, 29.76 in Hg, 68% RH.


                The recycling and waste disposal engineers did their thing for real this morning, rather than in a dream.

                Managed not to get up at 06:00 this morning which was good.

                Filled the bird feeders.

                Walk walked (abbreviated).

                The Back complained all the way there & all the way back, with the knee chipping in in case it felt lonely.

                In other news, there's some sort of precipitation but so light as to be almost unnoticeable.

                Wanly sunny.


                23 deg in here now. :

                Lunch: Heinz potato and leek soup with Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, a red corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

                Bit more rough gardening in the afternoon.

                Tea: the first portion of the chilli con carne with rice, the last of the tinned pears, a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

                Entertainment: Discovering Maximillian Schell on Sky Arts.

                Discovering Mel Gibson on Sky Arts.

                Some nonsense about Nazi bunkers on something or other.

                Trucking Hell S4 E10: sans Rory & happily sans that Michael chap.

                Discovering SciFi on Film on, you guessed it: Sky Arts.

                Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 17 June 2021, 22:41.
                When the fun stops, STOP.


                  Lunch: chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread

                  Feeling quite close here now. Chance of showers this evening, apparently. But while it remains rather warm, I'm going to stick a bedding wash on


                    The "I said we shouldn't do it that way" thing from last week is finally done and dusted and merged into the main branch

                    So that's me done for the day

                    Our civil servant developer has left the team; she's on holiday for a week or so, then going back to a team she used to work with. So it's just me and the other contractor now

                    It's a shame to lose her as she's really, really good. Also, she knows all the procedures and hoops that have to be jumped through to get things done, so we'll have to work all that crap out for ourselves now

                    Meantime, the bedding wash has been completed and is draped over the clotheshorse; almost dry too, thanks to the warmth of the day

                    Going to Sainsbury's in a bit, when the traffic's calmed down, so I don't have to do it tomorrow.


                      It's cocktail hour here in Glasgow. HWMBO has laid out antipasti for a starter and is cooking squid ink pasta with scallops and lobster for main when kids activities are all done with.