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    Tea has been more Indian food than was strictly necessary from the restaurant past the top of park. Very nice, and there's enough leftovers for a lunch or two


      Lots of wildlife stuff on the box again today, including Monkey Life of course

      And I read some more of Blitzed, in which Goering's cunning plans are causing problems - hardly surprising when he mainly comes up with them after injecting morphine, to which he was addicted

      Goodnight all


        Morning all
        …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


          Morning denizens

          A hint of petrichor in the FreshAir™ outside my bedroom window this grey morning, along with other signs of showers overnight; and some more light rain is expected soon, though then it'll peter out and just be rather cloudy for the rest of the day. It's 12°C now and only getting to 18° this afternoon, while the barometers are down to 998/1006mB


            A short walk has been walked (just over 5km), as I expect some more gardening will be done today. While out walking with the sun blazing and blue skies, my phone pinged me to say that thunderstorms were expected 10:00-18:00 today. Let’s hope the forecast is wrong.
            …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


              Morning. None of that petrichor nonsense here. .




              Wanly sunny.

              Cool in here at 17.8 deg, 18.5 deg in the kitchen, 18 deg in the leanto.

              1005 and a tad mBar, 29.686 in Hg, 754 Torr, 14.58 psi, (down from 1008 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 71% RH (GDR hair).

              Meanwhile on the 2nd of October 2019 I was knackered after the laying of the cable on the first, said cable being a feed to the tv in the bedroom, though I still managed to stagger down to town to the library computer room and Morrisons, before a nice walk up the canal towpath to Tonna for some gentle exercise, WTFH had a date for his op, and NF was Having Fun With Maps, whereas I killed the maidenhair fern that had survived for decades until it moved in here. Painting the porch with masonry paint finished it off though its children survive even yet in the pot that once had a flowering plant in it that died due to frost.

              Freecell score: 92%, running average: 86%.

              Lunch: baked spud etc.

              Entertainment: TWATO <click>

              Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine/grey gloom/threatening black clouds. Rain free so I timed that right.

              Freecell score: 100%, running average: 86%.

              Tea: spag with what passed for bol etc.

              Entertainment: Doctor Who John Betjeman travelling on the Somerset & Dorset from Evercreech Junction to Burnham on Sea in 1963. It was Beechinged not long afterwards.

              Trevor Fishlock back in his prime 20 odd years ago. He seems to have aged a lot.

              Skinwalker Ranch: "The Return". More bollox.

              Flipping Bangers: Triumph Herald: the only one in existence that doesn't require welding everything in sight. Gosh. So that's how you adjust the points in a distributor. Who'd have thunk? . Not sure I'll watch more of this.

              Ancient unexplained files: Easter Island statues. Antikythera thingie. Australian aboriginal gentleman not murdered by the evil colonialists (this related by a Septic who was obviously ignoring the fate of the Native Americans) but by a boomerang. Maybe it returned when he wasn't expecting it.. South American mummy in a German museum that they thought was a bog body until they found it was wrapped in llama wool (or somesuch).

              S4C: Tudur Owen being painted by an abstract painter. Very odd.
              Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 26 May 2024, 22:31.
              When the fun stops, STOP.


                Morning all

                It's been raining off and on since 3 am. It's taking a break at the moment but more is forecast early evening. The sun is valiantly trying to break through the cloud. Currently 16 degrees with a high of 19 expected. Barometer down to 1013 mBar.

                Yesterday evening I did what turned out to be well timed faffing in the back garden.

                Bed stripped and airing. The washing will be done later. Off to see Mum today. HWMBO arrives back this evening.


                  Low water pressure earlier, so off to Severn Trent's website to see what gives. They insisted that there was nothing going on hereabouts, despite their map showing a leak just round the corner, so I reported it as a new fault. Now they've updated their "Incidents" page with the admission that they're doing some work in the area, but hadn't realised it would affect anybody


                    Leftover onion bhaji and meat samosa for lunch

                    The bhajis from that place are good, but not as truly excellent as the ones from the place round the corner

                    Autocorrect keeps turning "bhajis" to "hajis". They're nice, but not worth going on a pilgrimage over


                      Mundane laundry is on

                      Getting warnings of lightning strikes some miles away, but nothing's going on here, and the lightning map suggests it's all passing us by. Quite sunny out, actually