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    Morning denizens

    Grey start with traces of some recent rain lingering. Not much more of that expected, though it might be a bit breezy. Currently 13°C with a predicted high of 18°, and the barometers are up a little at 992/1000mB





      Wanly sunny.

      Blue sky in parts.

      Cool in here at 18.3 deg, 19 deg in the kitchen, 17.5 deg in the leanto, 15 deg in the saltinghouse.

      997.5 mBar, 29.456 in Hg, 748.18 Torr, 14.4675 psi, (up from 992 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 74% RH (Lidl electric).

      Meanwhile on the 28th of September 2019 WTFH had to cut the grass twice since it was too long to have cut it once, the idle fecker next door had allowed his grass to grow to a length that it needed strimming before meeting the lawn mower, I was still reading "A bright shining lie" with a mere 680 pages to go, plus watching three eps of "Jeremiah", one of which I totally failed to recall, followed by something about Michael Jagger & his beat combo, thence to World War Weird and all that involves (more bollox mostly), though Operation Mincemeat did get a lookin.

      Shirts & smalls in the WM.

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

      The weather prognosticator had implied a small chance of precipitation but looking at those clouds I'd put it down as a certainty.

      I was wrong on that: Shirts in off the line & roughly iRoned.

      Smalls in off the line & airing upstairs just like the shirts.

      Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine and bracing wind.

      Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

      Entertainment: Y&Y waffling on about Chinese bogus companies registered at UK residents addresses.

      TWATO <click>

      Veronica Mars S2 E10 "One angry Veronica": she's got jury duty. At 18. Can't buy an alcoholic drink legally but can serve on a jury.

      Tea: chilli con carne etc.

      Entertainment: not much on this evening.

      Prof. Alice Roberts Digging up chunks of Britain.

      The Human Jungle S1 E1 "The Vacant Chair (1963)" with that Herbert Lom chap. MD drops dead at a board meeting, our hero must help in the selection of the next chap for the role. Geoffrey Palmer in an early role.

      Secrets and Spies E2 on BBC2.

      Secrets of the Nazi Uboat Bases, including the Lorient one that features in "A legacy of spies". .

      The unanswered question is, of course, quite why the Nazi concrete was and is so superior to the crap we used around the same time.

      Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 15 May 2024, 21:26.
      When the fun stops, STOP.


        Morning all

        Cloudy with grey flecks but the sun is making a valiant effort at breaking through. Ground slightly damp from early morning rain but no further precipitation forecast. Currently 16 degrees with a high of 19 expected. Barometer up to 1006 mBar.

        On site today.


          Morning all
          Slept in, looked out the bedroom window and it looked like it was going to be a good day. Got to the back door and decided I needed to take a coat.

          Due to the later start, we only managed just over 6km, but it remained dry the whole way, and still is.
          …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


            Lunch: roast beef butty (wholemeal)

            Still quite gloomy out, though the supposed light showers aren't making an impression and may be a figment of the weather app's imagination

            Apparently tomorrow afternoon and evening is expected to be a bit damper, so I'm thinking of going shopping tonight while it's still reasonably dry.

            Mundane laundry has been done and is nearly dry


              More rain this afternoon but it cleared up, so to Big Sainsbury's I did go. Turns out it's even quieter there early Wednesday evening than it is at the same time on Thursday

              And home via the VAT fraud chip shop where I got a chicken and mushroom pie and chips for tea - a Pukka Pie, of course, as while they may not have been averse to fiddling their tax return in the past, they've never been known to provide their customers with anything less than the best

              Nice evening now, though I gather it won't last


                Another day, another person tweeting a photo of the view from their window which leads to me identifying exactly where they live from ten minutes of poking around on Wikipedia and Google Maps


                  Wasn't that Zeity chap ever so pleased when you posted a streetview of his office on here? .
                  When the fun stops, STOP.


                    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
                    Wasn't that Zeity chap ever so pleased when you posted a streetview of his office on here? .
                    That was in a PM, wasn't it? It was the buddleia that gave the game away


                      A productive day had. Finally got rid of my old printer and the chap who came to look at my bush yesterday returned to give it a good trim. Did a very good job for a very reasonable price.

                      Work wise, the day was a bit meh.