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    Morning denizens

    Once again, it's a grey start. 10°C now, 18° later, and the barometers are unchanged at 1015/1023mB






      Cool in here at 19.2 deg, 20.5 deg in the kitchen, 18 deg in the leanto.

      1020 mBar, 30.12 in Hg, 765.06 Torr, 14.794 psi, (up from 1019 last night), 71% RH (GDR hair), 63% RH (Lidl electric).

      Meanwhile on the 12th of June 2019 there was much discussion of exam boards and existential angst, while covbob visited the dentist & LM sat her exam.

      There's some snooker player chap on DID. <click>

      Knackered today. .

      Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine & cool breeze.

      Lunch: Morrisons carrot & parsnip soup with Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of toast, a yog, 0.91*1.55 pints of good Glengettie tea.

      Entertainment: Archive Hour waffling on about DC & Marvel, superheroes & all that crap. They haven't mentioned Bizarro Superman. <click> The thing about Inconvenience at 13:45.

      Freecell score in the ennui of the sunny afternoon while almost falling asleep: 100%, running average: 85%.

      Tea: battered cod, the last of the pear halves, a yog, 0.91*1.55 pints of good Glengettie tea. All in all: meh.

      Entertainment: PM.

      Wheeler Dealers S13 E2 1962 Volvo PV544. Bought: $9k, total: $11,642, sold: $14k5. Added aircon. Changed the brake linings for kevlar linings for added stopping power, fixed assorted bushes & wear in the steering linkage, changed the shox, replaced the fabric thingies that protect the rear shockabsorbers, refurbed & tuned the twin SU carbs.

      I found the music very loud & motormouth very irritating, much more so than in S12. I think it was dialled up a notch for the septics since it was now in California. No wonder Edd China buggered off.

      Forgot the Welsh clips show at 20:00.

      Dial 999: The Mechanical Watchman: with that Arthur Lowe chap. The watchman being a Burgot Automatic Alarm with a 999 dialer (mechanical) and 78rpm record. Invented in 1938 apparently. Considering the anal retentiveness of the GPO it's amazing they allowed it to be connected.

      Digging for Britain with that Alice Roberts: ooo, not pink and not ginger. Orkney.

      Secrets of Great British Castles: Lancaster with that Dan Jones cove.

      Not in the mood for either of those.
      Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 4 June 2023, 21:11.
      When the fun stops, STOP.


        Morning all

        Overcast again but the sun is making a valiant attempt. Currently 11 degrees ('feels like' 9) with a high of 19 expected. Once again there's a stiff breeze and an expectation that the cloud cover will dissipate by early afternoon. Barometer steady at 1025 mBar.

        Friday. Thank effing goodness. It's been a bit of a week.


          Finally got around to booking my car in for its MOT.

          Not feeling very enthused today about doing work type stuff.


            Had a coffee in pub with old lady I knew from writer's group. Rather immobile but certainly with it mentally. Not sure what to do this afternoon. Tired as usual.

            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)


              Absolutely roasting again. Same tomorrow by all accounts. Will need more choc-ices.


              Former member of IPSE.

              Many a mickle makes a muckle.



                It's turned into a lovely sunny and warm afternoon judging by what I can see out of the window.

                HWMBO is back from his travels. Made himself a G&T and didn't bring me one.
                Last edited by ladymuck; 3 June 2023, 07:48. Reason: typo spotted


                  Very sunny afternoon and evening here too

                  Lunch was a bowl of Heinz chicken soup with seedy bloomer toast

                  And Sainsbury's has been gone to as a substitute for watching another American car being repeated, even if it did mean also missing some of the gold diggers - though that's also repeated

                  On the way back, I stopped off at the VAT fraud chip shop so it was cod & chips for tea, accompanied by the last few minutes of the gold diggers and then some Trucking Hell


                    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was The Verdict (1982) starring Paul Newman as an alcoholic lawyer facing a chance to redeem himself with a medical malpractice lawsuit… but can he defeat the power of the Roman Catholic church in Boston (whose hospital it is) and their ritzy law firm? Very good, if you like these legal things

                    And then a rewatch of the most excellent 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) which, like its predecessor, presents the history of Ancient Greece in a much more interesting manner than anything I remember from schooldays

                    Goodnight all


                      Morning all

                      Usual cloudy, breezy again this morning. This afternoon will be sunnier. Currently 11 degrees with a high of 21 later. Barometer down a bit to 1024 mBar

                      Off for lunch in that Kensington before an exhibition at the Design Museum by that Wei Wei chap.