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  • NickFitz
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    Over to the old place for more lugging and binning

    Meanwhile, it's been a very nice afternoon, the cloud having almost completely gone; though despite the supposed 8°C, the wind is definitely making it feel a bit chilly

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  • NickFitz
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    Busy morning out the front: a pair of magpies wandering around the small lawns at the front of the opposite block, several pigeons on the big lawn, and then a squirrel emerged from the front hedgerow for a bit of a scamper. All quite different to "there's a broken-down lorry at the pedestrian crossing and the guy at the hardware shop is putting out his display of bins"

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Blue sky with small white fluffy bits to the west, large white fluffy bits to the east, and a bit of a breeze causing the conifers to shimmy gently. Currently 9°C which is the high for the day, "feels like" 5° because (they say) of the wind, and the barometers are down slightly at 1010/1018mB

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Tuesday apparently.

    Left the kitchen light on all night.

    Dark.

    Damp.

    Dreary.

    Drizzly.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Cold in here at 12 deg, 11.5 deg in the kitchen, 10 deg in the leanto.

    1024 mBar, 30.238 in Hg, 768.06 Torr, 14.85 psi, (down from 1026 last night), 66% RH (GDR hair), 64% (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 21st of April 2019 many bits of dead animals were consumed by the assembled congregation, while I partook of the Sunday Trip Down The Dump whereas next door's source of the crap went to the fecking pub in Mumbles. . I wonder what their previous slave died of. .

    Entertainment (at this ridiculous hour): The Repair Shoppe: Elizabethan Tape Recorder, Clockwork toy car someone stepped on, dress covered in sequins.

    In other news the back is still complaining. . The fun is rapidly going out of this.

    And there's a foot and a half of books plus a dvd donated to the Oxfam bookshop in Swansea.

    Waited at the bus stop until midday, then walked down to the bus stand, wandered along it for a while & lo! the X7 to Swansea turned up a mere 20 minutes late, packed to the gunnels since the previous bus never turned up at all.

    Books duly donated. Pair of shoes and a pack of socks purchased from M&S once I'd figured out how to reach the top floor with the escalator out of order: one lift only does 1 & 2, the other lift does 1, 2, and 3 but freaks out "overloaded" when more than 6 people get in it (feck me it's supposed to take 2 tonnes, so either we're all grossly overweight or it's fecked).

    T6 back. The emergency stops at traffic lights are due in part to the traffic light cameras.

    The gigantic block of student flats is approaching some sort of completion and takes away a car park & any natural light to the T2 block.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese & baked beans, a yellow corner yog (the last until the price comes down a bit), bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of toast, 0.91*1.61 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: the thing about the Mafia & waste disposal followed by The Archers. Stuff seems to have happened since last I listened. I think Walter Gabriel has passed away.

    Walk (abbreviated) walked in the sunshine and cold breeze. It was really breezy out there.

    Gave the remains of the goat willow to next door but one who have a wood burner.

    Freecell score: 86%, running average 85%.

    Tea: Brains faggots with peas & such, a yog, some apricot halves, 0.91*1.63 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S17 E9 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo7: bought for £6750 with a dismantled engine that had a hole in the side of the block where a conrod had attempted to escape, Total: £12497, Sold: £15k.

    WD was interspersed during the tedious bits with bits of "The Man who shot Liberty Valance (1962) B&W". Print the Leg End.

    Joy of Painting: the sleep was strong in this one: woodland with a stream and waterfall.

    Maigret: watched it before. Why only S4 eps? very odd.

    Ice Age Footprints on PBS. New Mexico prehistoric footprints of homo sap chasing giant ground sloths.

    FBI S2 E15 "Legacy".

    FBI S2 E16 "Safe room".
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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dry bright and sunny. Have seen the sun rise! Currently 14 degrees with a high of 18 expected. Showers forecast off and on.

    Out for a jeep tour of the west of the island (otherwise I wouldn't be up this early!).

    Yesterday we had afternoon tea and didn't get rained on. Then we walked into Funchal (it's downhill), had a mooch around, had some dinner then got a taxi back.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's car was a Renault 5 GT Turbo, which I'd seen before; must have been on at the weekend recently. It ended up returning to its original owner

    And they did, in fact, move on to S2 of the gold diggers. They've started introducing some additional teams now, having presumably decided to expand based on the positive reception of the first series.

    The opal hunters found some nice bits; and the sapphire hunters didn't have much chance to find sapphires as they were coping with unprecedented storms and concomitant flooding, presumably the same weather the opal hunters were coping with in recent shows.

    And that was that; Monday, the one day when I don't have to decide what to watch because I just watch this tripe

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: chicken madras with rice and naan

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  • NickFitz
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    Finally got around to digging out the logbooks V5Cs for the cars and updating their address. Very smooth process at DVLA, I thought

    Then I went to update the details for their insurance. For some reason, the insurance for the Toyota went up by about thirty-five quid, plus an admin fee; apparently I should be pleased that said fee was reduced because I made the change online

    Meanwhile, the Super Monkey Car's went down: no admin fee mentioned and, as it's now kept in a garage, I shall receive a refund to the tune of £7.25. Boomed!

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  • NickFitz
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    Phone call from the agency/consultancy/whatever they are about the "new" gig. It amuses me that their various representatives often seem not to realise that I've already been at ClientGov under different auspices for almost two years, so know all the ins and outs of the place. Still, nice to know they're keen to help if I encounter any problems

    And I finally got around to looking at the agenda for the kickoff Teams meeting. Glad to see it's been scheduled for the comparatively civilised time of 10am; not so keen on the item about "mandatory training" but IIRC it's supposed to be redone every 12 months so I'm about due for it again anyway

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch was a couple of cold Southern not-fried chicken bits

    And then away to the old flat, where I spent some time sorting assorted junk into to-be-binned, to-be-recycled, and to-be-brought-here. Then I brought some of the last of these back with me; odd stuff that hadn't been worth moving before like the suitcase which I hardly use now as I don't go anywhere, the attaché case I haven't used for years (I think it still has some NCR timesheets from circa 2006 in it), and a bunch of cables and stuff which will never be used but which it's important to keep around Just In Case

    I need to do some more sorting out at this end really, to make room for the remaining junk

    Oh, but I did find one useful thing: the "smart" lightbulb. The living room here has two lights with dimmer switches, but the one towards the back of the room has an undimmable LCD bulb. So I've replaced that with the "smart" one, which immediately recognised that it was back in reach of my home automation controller, despite being on a different wifi network and said controller being an Apple TV, which isn't even the same Apple TV as before because I bought the new one since moving. I'm just waiting for it to turn on, as it's set to do so fifteen minutes before sunrise… and there it is! Sometimes, Apple stuff really does Just Work™

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  • NickFitz
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    Links are up

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Glorious sunshine first thing but now there's a black cloud making it's presence felt. Rain is not forecast until 5pm though so it'll have to wait. It's 16 degrees at present with a high of 17 forecast.

    Apparently January and February are the coldest months here, according to the staff who are wrapped up warm and complaining about the cold.

    There are two cruise ships in port so HWMBO has decided against going into Funchal for a mooch around while I have a massage in a bid to sort out my stuff neck and shoulder. Later today we have afternoon tea on what is a semi outdoor terrace so hopefully the rain doesn't turn up early.

    Yesterday, after sampling the local drink, poncha, we had a fabulous dinner in a local neighbourhood restaurant. Excellent food and service, good value for money.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Ok.

    Which of the assembled congregation is this then?

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pictured-d...201317200.html

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Greyness is receding outside and giving way to a reasonable amount of blue sky with white fluffiness taking up the rest of the space. Mild again at 7°C with 9° on the cards, and the barometers are almost the same, being 1mB down on yesterday at 1012/1020mB

    None of the usual wildlife seems to be out and about yet, but I just had a sighting of a rare Wiltshire Farm Foods delivery person making a drop-off to somebody in the art deco block opposite

    And my calendar is reminding me that HMRC expects Self Assessment stuff to be sorted out by close of play tomorrow, so if you've been putting that off, now's the time to deal with it

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