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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's viewing has been parts one and two (of three) of Berlin 1945 which is basically photo and film montages with the words of people at the time, mainly from ordinary people's diaries and letters.

    Early night now, as the solicitor will apparently phone me first thing tomorrow morning to get my approval for moving ahead with the flat purchase

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    25l of apple juice in a big fermenting bin.
    Now deciding how much to freeze as apple juice and how much to make cider.

    And it’s TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Just had one of those nice big strawberry tarts from the cake counter in Sainsbury's

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  • ladymuck
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    A cocktail bar we wanted to try for an early evening drink was inconsistent across multiple sources as to its opening hours today. After twice happening upon it closed at times it was supposed to be open we have given up and gone back to the hotel a bit earlier than planned.

    HWMBO has found a gin bar moments away from our dinner location so hopefully that one knows what time it's supposed to be open and we'll have a nice pre-prandial beverage there.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been a nice fry-up

    Accompanied, naturally, by Time Team in which they're investigating assorted Bronze Age things in the Fens

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    The adverts I detest are the scumbag gambling ones, in particular the 888 sponsor thing on Blaze with that black idiot showing his tonsils.

    Thankfully they've change it a bit so that particular irritation has gone.

    I much prefer watching Blaze earlier in the day with the Duckduckgo sponsor instead.

    Meanwhile back on 8th March 2019 WTFH had found some bottles of wine he'd forgotten he had, while NF had a drugs review with the quack.
    I used to think the My5 app asked me to confirm I was over 18 at the start of a programme because of people swearing and so on, but eventually I realised it's so that they can show me adverts for bookmakers and Viagra

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  • NickFitz
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    Mundane laundry has been done and draped

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    The adverts I detest are the scumbag gambling ones, in particular the 888 sponsor thing on Blaze with that black idiot showing his tonsils.

    Thankfully they've change it a bit so that particular irritation has gone.

    I much prefer watching Blaze earlier in the day with the Duckduckgo sponsor instead.

    Meanwhile back on 8th March 2019 WTFH had found some bottles of wine he'd forgotten he had, while NF had a drugs review with the quack.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 12:52.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I think those overlong adverts are "infomercials".

    I remember being in Amsterdam years ago with the TV on the background while getting ready to go out and thinking that I was watching a very bizarre TV programme because an advert went on for what felt like 10 minutes! (And no, I wasn't watching QVC or similar shopping channel)
    That sounds like the kind of thing, yes

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  • NickFitz
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    Bit of wholemeal toast

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Now there's an inordinately long advertisement for a mattress topper, claiming it has remarkable properties. I'm not an expert in such matters, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Not going to buy one though.
    I think those overlong adverts are "infomercials".

    I remember being in Amsterdam years ago with the TV on the background while getting ready to go out and thinking that I was watching a very bizarre TV programme because an advert went on for what felt like 10 minutes! (And no, I wasn't watching QVC or similar shopping channel)

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Copenhagen is overcast, dull and grey, a bit damp but no active precipitation. Currently 8 degrees and that's the high for the day.

    Off to find a spot of brunch and have a mooch about. Need to suss out where a co-working place is and decide if I want to work from it tomorrow (it's not open today for me to do a full recce).

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Grey day out, with everywhere still damp from the overnight rain. Currently 11°C and not getting any higher than that, and the barometers have settled back a bit at 1004/1012mB

    A good night's sleep was had without any pesky alarms to wake me earlier than needed, so I'm feeling quite refreshed this morning

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Was dry when I filled the bird feeders, then it rained.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Warmer at 14.3 deg in there, 13 deg in the kitchen, 12 deg in the leanto.

    1010 mBar, 29.8252 in Hg, 757.56 Torr, 14.6488 psi, (up from 1009 last night), 76% RH.

    Sunday.

    Meanwhile in the preplague 8th of March 2019 some oik wanted to glue sheets of polycarb together but I couldn't find a respirator that allowed this when using The Nasty Stuff required, and a reference to dear old Rudyard Kipling, Afghanistan, and intermediate calibre rifles was included. Gunga Din got a mention too.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom.

    A wander around the estate has revealed that the sealing up of the garage windows with gunk has not been totally successful leakwise. Ho hum. Cannot figure out how the water is getting in, but there was a drop of water on the roof above the puddle.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese and baked beans, red corner yog, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of toast, 0.91*1.79 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: the food prog. TWTW.

    Next door's cat has a rodent. I trust it will be despatched.

    Shopping trip to Wilko for some bird seed. Stuff doesn't work. I've never grown any birds from it.

    The rodent was duly despatched: probably a field vole if the interweb is to be believed.

    There was an enormous dead rat on the pavement on the way to town last week.

    Something had chewed its throat out.

    Freecell score: 100% (of 13), running average 85%.

    Tea: cumberland sausage and bacon with onion gravy, very toothsome, some peach slices, a yog, 0.91*1.82 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Some bollox or other on R4 until POTW came on with some irritating oik presenting and the first thing he presented was ISIHAC which led, inevitably to <click>

    NZ Motorway Patrol. S4 E1 & E2: E2 has a helicopter crash on the central crashbarrier of the southern motorway.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/choppe...FFYJL3KJLM3LQ/

    Can't find the accident report though, or what happened to the pilot & passenger.

    Ghosts US S1 E6. Quite funny.

    No river nutters this week, so Simon Schama may be viewed instead. Somewhat somnolence inducing.

    The Repaire Shoppe: Bus conductor's ticket machine, BBE 1978, kick boxing trophy, animated piano player music box thing.

    Half an hour or so of "Quatermass & the Pit (1967)".
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 23:33.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    Foggy out.

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