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    Got greyer here for a while, but once the sun had moved round far enough to shine in my eyes while I'm supposed to be working, it cleared up a bit

    Lunch was a roast beef bap (wholemeal) and a bag of crisps


      Chicken madras with rice and naan for tea


        Tonight's unexciting viewing was the rest of Emergency, and a bit of Police Interceptors

        I'm feeling quite tired tonight so it's time for an early night

        Goodnight all


          Morning denizens

          Sunny start for a change. The open skies are letting the warmth out though: 7°C now, and not getting any better than 10° later. The barometers are up again at 1001/1009mB, and it's expected to be quite windy


            Morning all, CBS, calm air, lovely views watching the sun rise as we were out walking.
            …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore



              Wednesday apparently.

              Woken unbidden at 03 something by one of the smoke detectors going off for no reason.



              Blue sky.

              Chilly in here at 14.8 deg, 13 deg in the kitchen, 12.5 deg in the leanto, 9 deg in the saltinghouse.

              1014 mBar, 29.9434 in Hg, 760.56 Torr, 14.7 psi, (up from 1009.5 last night), 72% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl electric).

              Shirts in the WM.

              Shirts out of the WM & pegged out on the line.

              Smalls in the WM.

              Meanwhile on the 28th of July 2019 NF was reading Samuel Pepys' diary for March 1663 whereas I was reading yet more of the then current tome about Austerity Britain*.

              *That's 1945 to 51, not 2010 onwards, just to be clear. .

              I am feeling completely discombobulated this morning. .

              Smalls out of the WM & pegged out on the line. Shirts blowing well.

              Cottons in the WM.

              Cottons out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

              Shirts nearly dry.

              Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

              Entertainment: Y&Y <click>

              Been looking on webcheck at Wolsey Comcare and AB Automotive Electronics, both part of TT. And both extremely active re the coming & going of directors etc. despite Comcare biting the dust in December 1998 and AB Auto biting the dust some time in the noughties.

              Shopping trip to Aldi done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away.

              Walk (abbreviated) walked in the sunshine.

              Everything in off the line: the cottons & the smalls met the TD.

              Shirts roughly iRoned & airing upstairs.

              Cottons requiring the iRon duly iRoned & airing upstairs.

              The Infinite Monkey Cage Xmas special about Magick listened to.

              Freecell score: 82%, running average: 86%.

              Tea: soup etc.

              Entertainment: PM.

              Wheeler Dealers S7 E8 Landrover Defender that had the diesel replaced with a Rover V8 equipped with an 'Orrible 'Olley carb. And it's just passed another MOT: good until November 24.

              Purely by chance: Great British Railway Journeys: Wales: this one included a visit to "I am not a Number, I am a free man" at Portmeirion. It was almost as colourful as the presenter.

              Winter Walks: North Yorkshire. It looks cold.

              Weatherman Walking. It's a children in need special. <click> 10 minutes before starting to walk, then sailing about on a pond. <click with extreme prejudice>

              1945 - 1953: from World War to Cold War on PBS. The Fall of the House of Usher the British Empire. Only the Septics & the Reds are allowed Empires.

              Dr Pimple Popper. Woman with a third "breast": big feckoff lipoma. Woman with a cyst under her left eye as the result of being hit with a gun. Chap with trichoepithelioma around his nose.

              Dr Pimple Popper. Chap with some weird cholesterol skin lesions: eruptive xanthomas. Stone me, he's got a cholesterol level so high it comes out through the skin, plus diabetes and a blocked artery in his heart. Woman with a cyst on her right cheek, it's been "drained" by some charlatan before, so scar tissue: and out comes the sack. Chap with some really rare, she had to look it up: Nevus lipomatosus superficialis.
              Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 15 November 2023, 22:56.
              When the fun stops, STOP.


                Huzzar, I've remembered my password!

                Bit busy, so I won't stop for long... cool, bright-ish, damp later. November, 'init?



                Former member of IPSE.

                Many a mickle makes a muckle.



                  Morning all

                  Sunny out. Damp from overnight rain. Currently 10 degrees ('feels like' 8) with a high of 22 expected. Barometer up to 1015 mBar.

                  Last night there was a power cut, which necessitated the changing of a fuse at a local substation. As a precautionary measure, I reduced the amount of ice in the freezer by having a large G&T.

                  This morning I am being experimented on as I'm taking part in a flu vaccine trial. Will see how much my arm hurts afterwards.


                    Scotch broth and a crust of wholemeal for lunch

                    It continues to be rather Simpsonesque out, but the conifers are getting a definite shimmy on from the breeze


                      Lunch was a tuna mayo and salad baguette from Paul. They offered to toast it for me. What kind of monster would toast tuna mayonnaise?