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    Blue sky.

    Chilly at 16.8 deg in here & all the windows are steamed up.

    1029 mbar, 30.386 in Hg, 771.8 Torr, 73% RH.


    Telex machine gleaming this morning.

    Quite a restless night not helped much by a dream about a girlfriend from half a fecking century ago.

    WTF that was all about is beyond me.

    Then an even stranger dream about a stream running beside the house & all the back gardens being tarmac.

    Most odd.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked.

    Still sunny, still blue sky, still chilly.

    First order placed with screwfix.

    Turns out the hibernating phone still receives texts.

    Turns out the chromebook doesn't know what my brother laser printer is.

    Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt crust toasted, bramble jelly sandwich on same, yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: NZ Border Patrol: it's apples and oranges: NZ$400 (it's gone up from NZ$200).

    Trip to Screwfix & B&Q done.

    Turns out you don't need to click & collect at Screwfix any more, but I'd done it anyway and this time the shelf brackets are The Right Ones.

    Then on to B&Q to return The Wrong Ones and buy some more stuff.

    Shelving duly installed in the garage.

    Tea: more of the roast chicken & sausage, some mango slices, a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Discovering Henry Fonda.

    Joy of Painting: didn't quite fall asleep for this one.

    The thing I was going to watch on 4 wasn't on for some reason, but I found some obscure thing on Horror that is entitled "Arena". Apparently it's S1 E19 of something or other.

    There's a chap in it who looks like one of the previous members of the forum.

    The Oak Island nutjobbery S8 E6 "Seeing is Believing". Well that was fecking tedious.

    NCIS S17 E14 "On Fire"
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 11 October 2021, 21:37.
    When the fun stops, STOP.


      Morning all

      Amazing views of the milky way last night (other galaxies are available), and while this morning is a chilly 6.9C outside, it's a beautiful sunny day with mist in the valleys.
      {emotionless greeting}

      Three Word Slogan


        Morning all

        Blue sky with some high level wispy fluff about. Dry and unlikely to rain. Currently 9 degrees with a high of 16 later. Barometer up to 1030 mBar.

        This morning my client-supplied laptop was running 4 minutes behind. I then connected to the VPN to sync the time service and it leapt up to 22 minutes fast before the 0900 sync did its job and corrected things.

        Today's Kantar diary fact is:
        'Juliana' the first steam-powered ferry begins operation from New York harbour 1811


          Morning denizens

          The sun is over the buildings opposite and it looks like being another bright morning

          Bit chilly so far at 9°C but it'll warm up to 16° along with getting cloudier this afternoon. Barometers up the tiniest bit at 1023/1031mB


            Mmmm...fig rolls


              Links are up


                Lunch has been sausages in seeded flat bread. I didn't end up making mini toad-in-the-holes with the left over sausages...


                  Lunch: a bit of refried pork chow mein left over from Saturday night


                    spicy sausage and potato salad

                    IMDB tv has supplied Person of interest all 5 series so binge watching that.
                    "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.


                      Walk moderately briskly walked (alternative route), green ring closed