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    Morning all
    The overnight wind has given way to a more gentle breeze, although it has made it chilly out. Sun making an appearance through the clouds.

    Anyway, for your entertainment, this guy distracted me while working yesterday...

    …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


      Nice little birdy!

      Book club with loony lady 2 soon, she nagged me into getting there on time for once as short on members. Then off to do more pubic toothpaste inspections this afternoon.

      If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
      John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)


        Morning denizens

        It's a little brighter out, but still not that warm at 5°C; no better than 7° on offer later either, drizzle due soon (though not for long), more drizzle due this evening. Barometers very much down at 976/984mB

        Much better night's sleep, possibly due to the additional layer of duvet

        And Virgin Media finally realised that the Internet works better with DNS servers, so that started working properly again just after last night's post


          Morning all

          Bright and dry but cloudy out when I got up and has gradually brightened up over the course of the morning. Currently 8 degrees ('feels like' 4) and that's the high for the day. No precipitation expected. Barometer sharply down at 990 mBar.

          Busy morning trying to get things ready for a huge data migration before we all get kicked out for Christmas.

          Today's Kantar diary facts are:
          Jan Ingenhousz, the Dutch scientist who discovered the photosynthetic process, is born 1730

          Kirsty Williams is elected leader of the 'Welsh Liberal Democrats', the first ever female party leader in the Welsh Assembly 2008


            Morning Afternoon.



            Cold in here at 13.2 deg (earlier).

            Barometer 992 mBar (up from 991 earlier), 29.29 in Hg, 744 Torr, 62% RH.


            Walk (unabbreviated & unextended) walked, during which a fellow escapee from Ye Sloughe of Desponde was encountered.

            Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt toast, bramble jelly on same (toasted), bramble jelly on Morrisons multiseed bread, a yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

            Entertainment: Oz customs thing, no bags full of Chinese "food" so far. Tediously enough the Jewish Aboriginal gentleman turned up again.

            In the wide ranging collection of stuff I never knew, apparently SiC wafers are transparent:


            Who'd have thunk it?

            Some minor potching in the garden done in the freezing cold sunshine & semigale.

            Yesterday's bonfire failed to incinerate much of the large bush thing I rather optimistically heaped on top of it.

            A fine further selection of brambles & suchlike have been place in the greenhouse to dry, ready for the next conflagration.

            It gets dark really early these days, with the sunset looking really picture skew, with golden beams of light & so forth.

            Tea: thankfully the last of the chicken, with carrots & onions, a yog, some fruit cocktail & 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

            Entertainment: Discovering Anthony Quinn. Tomorrow we have Discovering Samuel L. "mother****er" Jackson at 20:00, mother****er, put it in the planner

            Joy of Painting: the was particularly strong in this ep.

            Quantum Leap S3 E3 "Leap of faith".

            St Fagans thing on S4C Yng Nghymraeg with subtitles.

            NCIS LA S10 E11 "Joyride".

            "My feet are killing me" on Really. Stone me, some of this prog is eyewatering.
            Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 8 December 2021, 20:04.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
              Busy morning trying to get things ready for a huge data migration before we all get kicked out for Christmas.
              Always best to get these things done just before everybody clears off for the best part of a fortnight


                Lunch: roast beef bap (wholemeal)


                  Lunch was mushroom soup


                    There's one less squirrel in the world.
                    …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


                      Walk briskly walked in the cold afternoon, green ring closed

                      Looks nice out there but there's a pretty chilly, if light, breeze