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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    I forgot it was the last day of term for lots of kids.

    Term ended two weeks ago tomorrow here, thanks to the anomaly of the "July Fortnight"


      Tired. I will be grumpy if I don't sleep well this evening, having just about managed to stay awake all day.

      Trying to decide what to do about dinner


        Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

        Term ended two weeks ago tomorrow here, thanks to the anomaly of the "July Fortnight"
        The number of brats decreases from end of May onwards starting with the oldest who do exams working down to the younger ones.

        The youngest ones - state primary school - finish up tomorrow.
        "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR


          Sainsbury's has been gone to!

          I started to notice some of them there shortages xog speaks of now. Took me a while to find where the tinned meat had gone, and it now occupies one shelf's width rather than at least two like it used to; and it seems it's the own brands that have gone, so I had to get Prince's corned beef instead

          On the other hand, I did get a sliced bloomer - they don't often have any left by the evening, and it's vaguely annoying having to slice it myself before freezing

          I don't recall seeing anybody else wearing a mask. Not one


            It has recently come to my attention that it's now exactly half a century since I left skool.
            When the fun stops, STOP.


              Tea has been Southern not-fried chicken and fries with ketchup

              All the meat I bought from Sainsbury's today has use-by dates of the coming Sunday or Monday, so either I make room for some of it in the freezer, or I do a lot of cooking over the next few days


                The car earlier, from an older series with that Ed chap, was an Aston Martin DB7 with mouldy carpets.

                And then some more Cumbrian Police Interceptors whilst dining

                And finally, the Air Crash Investigation into Proteus Airlines Flight 706, which found itself occupying the same point in space and time as a Cessna because it just so happened that each plane was in the other's blind spot

                Earlyish night now, ready to finish some stuff off tomorrow. I got really bogged down this week trying to get a React component working, an ordeal which mainly served to remind me that I've always been distrustful of React and its dark magic. I can see why it appeals, but it's doing too much stuff below the surface; it would all have been much easier to debug, and therefore quicker to get working, if it exposed more of what it's up to rather than expecting you to basically memorise a bunch of arcane incantations

                But anyway, I got it working properly late this afternoon and now just need to do some styling so it looks right

                Goodnight all


                  Morning denizens

                  Grey, damp start out - the drizzle must very fine as I can't really see it, but the ground is wet, which will be nice for the trees. It's 14°C now and won't get any higher than 19°, the drizzle should continue for at least another hour, and the barometers are steady at 1014/1022mB


                    Morning all

                    Overcast and damp, but TFIF.
                    {emotionless greeting}

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                      Wanly sunny.

                      High cloud verging on grey.

                      Warmish at 22.7 deg.

                      1014.5 deg, 29.958 in Hg, 760.94 Torr, 14.71 psi, (down from 1016 last night), 66% RH.


                      Smalls in the WM.

                      Smalls out of the WM and into the TD.

                      Smalls out of the TD & airing upstairs.

                      Shirts in the WM.

                      Shirts out of the WM & hanging on the line.

                      Cottons in the WM.

                      Shirts off the line & finishing in the TD.

                      House very roughly vacced in the increasing heat.

                      Will to live: misplaced.

                      Shirts out of TD & roughly iRoned, now airing upstairs along with the smalls.

                      Cottons out of the WM and into the TD.

                      Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toasted crust, bramble jelly & marmalade sandwiches, yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

                      Cottons airing over the banisters.

                      Freecell score: dire.

                      Entertainment in the unpleasant warmth of the afternoon: Abandoned Engineering (Discovering was Frank Sinatra so I gave it a miss).

                      Ancient Aliens bollox: their innerest in nukes, turning off Minuteman missiles, turning on Soviet missiles.

                      Ancient Aliens bollox: some Italian mountain.

                      Farscape S4 E17 "A constellation of doubt": the Crichton watches too much tv one.

                      Wheeler Dealers S10 E2 Ford Escort Mk I which I've seen before somehow. Fatso is looking a good deal younger again & it's Edd doing the spannering, though WTF he put a limited slip diff in a 1600 (or is it a 1300?) Escort for is moot.

                      There must be sommat else to watch.

                      Nope. Nothing. Feck it.
                      Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 22 July 2022, 18:20.
                      When the fun stops, STOP.