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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    The MOT history reveals that the MOT expired long before they made that programme. So WTF was going on there is a mystery but might explain the race track nonsense and the pottering up & down that private road at 5mph.
    Curiouser and curiouser

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: a roast pork and apple sauce bap (wholemeal) with a bag of plain crisps

    The crows were down inspecting the lawn as I was preparing this, but they've cleared off and a couple of pigeons are doing the same now. I need to keep an eye out for the crow doing the thing of swooping low over a pigeon to freak them out, because I'm wondering if it's always the same pigeon; maybe it somehow offended that crow, which now persists in acting like a dick towards it out of spite

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Bit of a gloomy grey one again but comparatively mild: 5°C now, 6° coming, no rain anticipated (though they said that yesterday and there were occasional drizzly showers). The barometers are essentially unchanged at 1020/1028mB. I assume though that they're down very slightly, as yesterday was 1020/1029mB, so the extra 1mB on the adjusted figure must come from rounding or something

    After a good night's sleep I awoke but went back to sleep again, waking up later with that slightly muzzy feeling you get from sleeping a bit too much

    But up I finally got, and the bed has been stripped and bedding placed in the wash. It was only after doing this that I realised that now I have a washer-dryer, I can wash the mattress topper too and still have it ready the same day, so I ought to have put those in first; I can't remember if I put the alternate through the wash the last time I changed it at the old place but as it's been sitting in a bin bag for a while now, I reckon it's worth giving it a wash anyway. Still, I can fit both of them in one wash and have them both ready this evening. Might do the pillow covers too, maybe even wash the pillows themselves…

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    The car earlier was yet another Porsche 911; DVLA doesn't recognise the reg number, so maybe the youngish chap who bought it found it a bit hard to handle and came to a sticky end
    The MOT history reveals that the MOT expired long before they made that programme. So WTF was going on there is a mystery but might explain the race track nonsense and the pottering up & down that private road at 5mph.

    Morning.

    Friday.

    Dry.

    Dampish.

    Wanly sunny.

    Cold in here at 10.7 deg, 9 deg in the kitchen, 7 deg in the leanto.

    1031.5 mBar, 30.46 in Hg, 773.6886 Torr, 14.96 psi, (unchanged), 64% RH (GDR hair), 57% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 19th of April 2019 mudskipper was Counting Down.

    The "Dry" mentioned above has proved to be intermittent with occasional half hearted showers not even strong enough to be termed "drizzle".

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the intermittent showers and wan, very very wan, sunshine. Oh. Ok. Well I could see my shadow at least twice in an hour.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese and baked beans, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, yellow corner yog, 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: something on R4 about autism that went <click> after about 20 minutes or so.

    I shall be cooking this afternoon. .

    The next batch of bol duly cooked.

    The next batch of chilli con carne duly cooked.

    A batch of lentil <pffffft> soup duly cooked and the grated veg for the next batch is freezing down in the freezer. Never tried that before so it'll be inneresting to see if it works.

    Tea: lentil <pffffft> soup, some stewed apple with custard, a yog, 0.91*1.57 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S17 E7 1976 Jaguar XJ6. Laid up for 30 years. Bought: £5k (the chap looked overjoyed), Total: £7,314, Sold: £8k. MOT ran out in June 22, presumably now exempt.

    The rear brake refurb shows why working on old jags is such unutterable fun and why it's easier to drop the rear suspension than fiddle with the fecking things through those little holes in the floorpan under the rear seat/boot.

    Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection: Narrow Gauge Railways: Ravenglass, followed by Ffestiniog. NCIS S2 E7 "Call of Silence": The Ernie Yost one. Very affecting every time I watch it. Not many of those poor old men with their nightmares left now. (Including the late Charles Durning who served in WWII).



    ...
    Fleetwood Mac Boston Concert part one.

    Mick Fleetwood & friends. He's got a lot of friends. Our Dave turned up to play slide.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 27 January 2023, 23:49.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Same weather as yesterday.

    I have a Vitality nurse visit today to check me over to make sure I'm still insurable (income replacement insurance). One last day at work before taking a week off

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    BOOMED!

    I am contracted again, though because they have to supply me with a secure government laptop, I won't be starting for a couple of weeks
    Good luck with that....

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was yet another Porsche 911; DVLA doesn't recognise the reg number, so maybe the youngish chap who bought it found it a bit hard to handle and came to a sticky end

    And then the latest episode of Surgeons

    And after that I turned the telly off and finished reading Agent Jack. A very interesting tale

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been southern not-fried chicken and chips with ketchup

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