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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    That being the last time I went out on my birthday, given that everything was locked down the following year and I haven't really felt the need in subsequent years
    2019 was the last time I "celebrated" mine.

    The present of an anthurium lasted until the big freeze a few weeks ago.

    It's dead now.

    Meanwhile on the 23rd of April 2019 NF had a fish finger sarnie rather than a kebab or tin of soup. Apparently it was nice. .

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Meanwhile in the halcyon days of the 22nd of April 2019 I watched "Ill met by moonlight" while NF went to the pub, avoided the folk singers in the front bar, and avoided the "homeless" outside the fried chicken joint on the way home.
    That being the last time I went out on my birthday, given that everything was locked down the following year and I haven't really felt the need in subsequent years

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    Yet again, it's a grey but mild day: 9°C going on 10°, no precipitation expected, the barometers are well up at 1025/1033mB, and whatever breeze there may be is leaving the conifers largely unshimmied

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    It was a bit dull and cloudy earlier but it seems to have brightened up since. Currently 9 degrees and that's the high for the day. No rain forecast. Barometer up to 1035 mBar.

    Gas works started about 7.30 am outside with the road being dug up. They then stopped for tea break around 9 am and have recently restarted.

    Off to see Cirque du Soliel this afternoon.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Saturday.

    Good to hear that the gold diggers found some gold even if it was half a sovereign.

    Damp.

    Grey

    Sunless.

    Chilly in here at 12.5 deg, 12.5 deg in the kitchen, 12 deg in the leanto.

    1035 mBar, 30.56353 in Hg, 776.3 Torr, 15.011 psi, (up from 1032.5 last night), 69% RH (GDR hair), 68% RH (Lidl electric).

    Another truly weird dream, the details of which have faded happily away, but there was a boat of some sort.

    Meanwhile in the halcyon days of the 22nd of April 2019 I watched "Ill met by moonlight" while NF went to the pub, avoided the folk singers in the front bar, and avoided the "homeless" outside the fried chicken joint on the way home.

    Entertainment: Wheeler Dealers S10 E9 Chevy Corvette Stingray C2, preceded by the 68 Corvette of S13 E8 (which I didn't watch). Bought: $29k, Total: £ , Sold: £.
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  • xoggoth
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    Hello doggy.

    Didn't sleep too badly by my crappy standards. Actually managed to get up at 7, don't think just lying in bed awake feeling knackered helps.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    Nope, not a good night's sleep.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Along Came a Spider (2001) in which Morgan Freeman reprises his role in Kiss the Girls as detective and nut job expert Alex Cross. Very good, I thought

    And then a rewatch of In Time (2011) because I like it; and whilst on the theme of Amanda Seyfried in a futuristic dystopia, I figured I might as well also rewatch Anon (2018), which I continue to insist is a much undervalued film and deserving of wider acclaim

    Goodnight all :

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been roast gammon with chips, fried eggs and beans. Very tasty

    Accompanied by a bit of Trucking Hell

    The car earlier was a Ford Sierra Cosworth, somewhat mucked about by its previous owner in search of additional horsepower. Currently SORN, last MOT in late 2019

    And the gold diggers did their thing, including finding what appeared to be the remains of an old timer's jacket out in the bush - some buttons, a brothel token, and a gold half-sovereign

    Before all that, the bath was very pleasant and relaxing

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  • NickFitz
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    The chicken bake was OK, but I'll probably have to have a few more just to be sure. Not all today though

    Went back over and retrieved more stuff. I discovered that a large bag, which I vaguely thought had stuff from years ago that could be got rid of, was in fact one I packed around move time and contained a good chunk of my CD collection

    Home again and as my knee and back are both muttering darkly, I think that'll have to be it for today. So I've made a pot of tea - the first time the teapot has been activated here, as I don't drink much tea nowadays

    And once I've had couple of nice mugs of tea, I think I'll treat myself to a Radox bath. I'm sceptical of the claims made for the stuff, but it can't do any harm to relax the old muscles a bit

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Dull but dry. There was some sunshine this morning but it's clouded over since then. Currently 12 degrees and it might have reached 13 earlier. Barometer is at 1030 mBar.

    Got home from Madeira yesterday afternoon. Had a lovely time there and an uneventful trip back. Would definitely visit again.

    Today, after a lie in, HWMBO and I went to Olympia to wander around a travel and.holiday show which resulted in me carrying back lots of brochures that will ultimately go in the recycling bin.

    This evening we are off to Bethnal Green for drinks and dinner as we've not had enough either this past week.

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  • NickFitz
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    I just caught a glimpse of somebody riding a unicycle past here. I wonder what they're planning to do when they reach the junction with the main road, a hundred yards away? Waiting for a gap in the traffic must be quite tricky on one of those

    I popped over to the old place and got more junk shifted, including a large number of tangled leads and cables of many kinds. I'll have to sit down to sort, coil, and pack them all at some point; they currently fill two drawers in their tangled state, so I expect they'll fill about half of one once they've been sorted out

    Back over there for more stuff shortly, and I reckon a detour via the tip on the return journey would be petrol well spent. Not very much of it though, because it's a very minor detour

    But first: lunch. Not sure what to have, but something by Greggs is quick and easy. The chicken bake boxes advertise a new recipe; I'd better try one just to check they haven't ruined them

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    Ah, they've run out have they? Back to the beginning (of the one hour episodes) then!
    Certainly looks like it:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1549918..._=tt_eps_sn_17

    A search on this site revealed that one of the assembled congregation had a yellow Golf GTI Colour Combination at one time.

    Who'd have thunk?

    Meanwhile on the 22nd of April 2019 I'd walked out to Lidl(tm) and found it unreasonably warm, though I did spot a crow (not a rook, raven, or jackdaw) consuming a rodent it had caught, whilst a buzzard wheeled around far far overhead unaccompanied by the mandatory jackdaw.


    Just had a look and there's only 6 eps in S18. .
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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Mostly because S17 E10 was the last "new" one they showed before Xmas?
    Ah, they've run out have they? Back to the beginning (of the one hour episodes) then!

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