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    Afternoon denizens

    War day again but cloudier than it was by this time yesterday. It's expected to clear a bit, but not until near sunset. Currently 22°C and getting to 23° later. The barometers have leapt up to 1008/1015mB


      Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
      War day again
      Warm, not war

      It has cleared up a bit, tending towards the Simpsonesque now

      Tea has been beef short rib and Guinness casserole with chips and peas. Very tasty, that one; once I've finished what's in the freezer, I'll have to try to remember how I made it

      And lunch this afternoon was a pork and applesauce bap (wholemeal)


        Some more unpacking done but with notably less enthusiasm. It's now more akin to repacking for storage and that's boring.

        My phone alerted me this morning to a potential breach of my mobile data allowance. I only pay for a 6GB allowance and rarely more than a third of it each month. Fortunately O2 roll over unused data so I wasn't really in any imminent danger of unwanted charges or, even worse, no internet at all. To be on the safe side, I sorted out a Giffgaff eSim on PAYG for one month.


          Log store restacked after it mysteriously collapsed while I was away, followed by grass being cut (about half an hour with the Hayter 53 and then an hour with the ride on). The rose garden is looking quite spectacular, with one of the Veilchenblaus sporting over 2000 flowers (no, seriously). It’s in the wrong place, so will be moved to one of the other beds next year. Mum, Millie, Nostalgia, Henri Matisse, Surrey, and the other 10 in that section of the garden are all doing very well.

          Latest dose of amoxicillin taken. Things feel better as the day wears on, but nights are uncomfortable.

          Anyway, TFBSZ.
          …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


            After a bit of US Border stuff earlier, this evening's viewing was Trauma Room 1 followed by a new 24 Hours in A&E and old ditto

            Monday again tomorrow

            Goodnight all


              Morning all Overcast and humid out, felt like it could rain at any time on our walk, but the humidity was so high, I came back in soaking anyway.
              Ear sore, drugs not doing much apart from reducing the inflammation around it.
              …Maybe we ain’t that young anymore


                Morning denizens

                Sunny start after a warm night. It's 18°C and going for 25°, while in here it's already 24°. The barometers are up a little bit at 1008/1016mB







                  Cool in here at 20.1 deg, 21.5 deg in the kitchen, 20 deg in the leanto, 20 deg in the saltinghouse.

                  1015 mBar, 29.9729 in Hg, 761.3 Torr, 14.72 psi, (unchanged), 78% RH (GDR hair), 70% RH (Lidl electric).

                  Meanwhile on the 13th of October 2019 NF was watching "Platoon" and "Ex Machina", while I compared the former with "Hamburger Hill", and DaveB found the weather grim.

                  Yet another tedious dream of working "somewhere". I hate these dreams almost as much as the Finals dream.

                  Shirts in the WM.

                  Shirts out of the WM & pegged out on the line in the grey gloom.

                  Smalls in the WM.

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

                  Cottons in the WM.

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

                  Woolies in the WM. This includes the two tatterdemalion jumpers that serve under the overalls when it's cold in the winter.

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

                  Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

                  Shirts in off the line & roughly iRoned.

                  Entertainment for the iRoning: The Infinite Monkey Cage S21 "Conspiracy Theories" & S22 "Coral Reefs".

                  Veronica Mars S1 E17.

                  Veronica Mars S3 E16 "Unamerican graffiti". The chap from "Grimm" turned up in a bit part.

                  Tea: sausage & chicken breast chunks (very small) with beans & mash, nice enough

                  Entertainment: "A cold war of spies" on PBS.

                  "Broken Arrows: the lost bombs of the cold war" on PBS. Repeat.

                  Cottons in off the line & those requiring the iRon received the attention of the iRon.

                  Abandoned Engineering. I hold little hope of any engineering in this turkey. Oh. The Marath Line in Tunisia. The Lebanon fertiliser explosion. Freemason Temple in Alabama. Some Greek public skool hell.

                  NCIS S20 E22 "Black Sky". EOS. Oh look: the infinitely inferior NCIS Hawaii is on next week. But this lot are trying to outdo it.
                  Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 24 June 2024, 20:13.
                  When the fun stops, STOP.


                    Morning all

                    Sunny with lumps of fluff. Already 23 degrees with the high expected to be 26. Barometer up to 1022 mBar.

                    BT, or contractors for, are out the front hopefully fixing whatever was stopping the fibre chap from bringing me the internet.

                    I'm off to the old place for the check out inspection and find out what my landlady decides to do about the kitchen floor.

                    Then I'm off for a spot of hotdesking to see if that's going to work for tomorrow's meetings.


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