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    I've never been so popular!

    It is interesting how the staff create little dossiers on the customers over the course of your stay. It's how the high end hotels operate too. Little touches we've noticed such as how they observed I don't have ice in my water but HWMBO does, etc.

    If you want the full horrors of my trip, it's all on Instagram (@fluffymitten)


      You mean I have to join the gram so I can become a LM stalker as well?

      In other good news I managed to miss a meeting.

      I need to take a break before I do my last days bit of work.

      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR


        Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

        The clouding-over is just a fine, high haze, so it's a very balmy evening out there


          Tea has been chicken in red wine sauce with chips and peas

          And, for the first time ever, I made a crumble; blackberry and apple to be precise, based on norrahe's recipe: Blackberry and almond Crumble though I didn't have that many blackberries (which had been in the freezer for ages) and did have a cooking apple (not in the freezer), hence the variation. It was very nice indeed and, in another first, I also made Bird's custard to go with it

          The blackberries had a BBE date in September. I strongly suspect that was in 2020, though it may even have been 2019


            Oh, and earlier, the recycling was taken down and the bin trundled forth

            The landlord texted me earlier in the week to say he was away and ask me to sort the general waste bins out too. Turned out there were only two black bags in them, so I just took them out and stuck them in another house's bin that had been left out on the road since last week


              Tonight's viewing: the car was a Mitsubishi something, one of the Aboriginal blokes found a 7 ounce nugget (which was nice because he and his mate seem like good people and never find anything), antiques were largely passed over in favour of making crumble, and eating was accompanied by Police Interceptors

              And now it's time for an early night as it's bin day tomorrow and I like to get my walk in early, before the fiesta starts

              Goodnight all


                Morning denizens

                Up very betimes, so:
                • Walk briskly walked, green ring closed
                • Bed stripped, to be remade before bedtime if I remember
                • Ablutions
                • Coffee brewed
                It's another sunny start, already at 9°C when I set out a little before 7am, and now up to 12° with 18° expected by early afternoon; though then it will get rainy and cool down rather. Barometers are up a little at 1017/1025mB

                I had a fairly decent night's sleep, but interspersed with some near-waking episodes which I eventually realised were due to being too warm. So when I remake the bed later, I think I'll separate the duvet parts and stick with the two-thirds portion for now, perhaps keeping a throw nearby that I can deploy if the nights should get chilly again


                  Morning all lovely day out, unfortunately I'm off to a funeral
                  …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


                    Mod century ommmmm

                    TFIF, etc
                    …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


                      As I seem to be on a bit of a roll this morning: mundane laundry on