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  • ladymuck
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    The drive down to Sussex was entertaining.

    Lots of bits of the A24 were closed and we ended up on a scenic tour of Surrey's back roads.

    It's also wet and raining down here.

    Should have stayed in London

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Tuesday.

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Damp.

    Dreary.

    Sunless.

    Cool in here at 19.4 deg, 19.5 deg in the kitchen, 18.5 deg in the leanto.

    1005 mBar (less a tad), 29.6717 in Hg, 753.66 Torr, 14.5733 psi, (up from 1000 last night), 72% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 22nd of October 2019 I made my constitutional to the Viewless Point in Mosshouse Woods via a less dangerous pathway, whereas NF debated on purchasing frozen fish from M&S, Sainsburys, or the Coop, then had a roast pork with apple sauce bap for lunch in contrast to my beans on toast and LM's panini, then NF had a nice cup of tea.

    This morning started early due to waking at 06:50ish and arising at 07:00.

    The intervening time since then has been occupied with the remaining extras on the Veronica Mars S3 dvd, most of which weren't strikingly inneresting it must be said, the commentary having been recorded rather before they found out there'd be no S4. S4 eventually happened in 2019 on Hulu whatever that is.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 09:01.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny with lumps of fluff. Dry after the very heavy rain yesterday evening and into the night. Currently 17 degrees with a high of 21 expected. Barometer down to 1005 mBar.

    Yesterday HWMBO and I went to the new Picturehouse cinema to see Kinds of Kindness. Absolutely bonkers, thoroughly enjoyed it.

    There was much, much rain on our journey there and back. So much that it nearly washed away the parking fine I'd acquired because I'd left my car in a paid for bay, not a residents permit bay. I wonder if that would have been a plausible defence?

    Today we are popping down to see Mum as it's nice to take a break from the depressing job hunt.
    Last edited by ladymuck; Today, 11:35. Reason: speling

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Rainy grey start out there, though tending more towards the drizzly now. It might stop in a couple of hours, and we may even see a little sunshine towards sunset. Reasonably mild at 14°C heading for 20°, with the barometers down a bit more at 994/1002mB

    But one or both of the bin lorries have just arrived, so there's that

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all very dull and overcast out, looked like it was going to tip it down, so I went out in full wet weather gear.
    Not a spit.
    The sky is vaguely brightening.

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  • WTFH
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    Delayed going to bed to watch the start of my favourite Bond.

    TFBSZ.

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  • NickFitz
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    Bit of old Police Interceptors earlier

    And then back to the short stories of H.G. Wells, including The Pearl of Love and The Country of the Blind

    It's been raining here most of the time since teatime, and is apparently intending to carry on doing so until around lunchtime tomorrow

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been chicken madras with rice and naan

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I have noticed, of late, a significant uptick in the number of shifty emails that are Screwfix branded. Have they had a hack of their customer list?
    I've been getting a lot of them too. No idea if they've been hacked, but they're all along the lines of "You have been selected to win a thing" and I've also been getting ones like that for a number of other brands, such as Curry's and Bosch. So I suspect the spammers are just phishing using brand names that they hope will take enough people in

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  • ladymuck
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    I have noticed, of late, a significant uptick in the number of shifty emails that are Screwfix branded. Have they had a hack of their customer list?

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  • ladymuck
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    Water meter removed successfully.

    Zipcar have refunded me for the fuel I had to buy and the late return fee.

    Job hunting not turning up anything.

    Picked up new laundry airers from Argos this morning and one is already being pressed into the service of drying the duvet cover.

    A light shower of rain came and went.
    Last edited by ladymuck; Yesterday, 16:45.

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  • NickFitz
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    Links are up

    And lunch has been leftover crispy duck

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Monday.

    Grey.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Wet.

    Sunless.

    Cool in here at 18.8 deg, 20.5 in the kitchen, 19 in the leanto.

    1002 mBar, 29.589 in Hg, 751.56 Torr, 14.533 psi, (down from 1006 last night), 69% RH (Lidl electric).

    Shopping trip to Morrisons and Tesco done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away.

    Meanwhile on the 22nd of October 2019 there was discussion of Terminator Genesis by vetran, wherease NF was Breaking Bad, I fed the cat so them next door were still away somewhere, LM was working from home, and I was in with the hoi polloi, afterwards buying som M&S breaded haddock, something that'll never happen again.

    Lunch: brunch.

    Entertainment: gazing out of bedroom window at the rain. TWATO.

    "Son of Frankenstein (1939)". Turns out I've watched it before.

    Tea: chilli con carne (found in the depths of the freezer) etc.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Veronica Mars S3 E19, E20.

    Abandoned Engineering: Modelin Fortress, Poland. Essex County Gaol, Newark, NJ. Diamond mine, Namibia. Newland Park, London: suffragettes. None of which were about engineering or inneresting to be fair.

    Possibly the Skinwalker ranch EOS at 21:00 on Blaze. Tedious clip show. Even more tedious than the usual dross.

    Veronica Mars S4 pitch vid. Commentary on the pitch vid. It didn't get picked up.

    Veronica Mars producer's fave bits.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 22:32.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Another cloudy day beckons. Currently 19 degrees with a high of 20 expected. Rain forecast from lunchtime onwards. Barometer down to 1007 mBar.

    The chap from Thames Water is due to come back today to remove the water meter and make good the pipework as best he can.

    I am currently being very vexed by poor search results when looking for reasons why my front door lock has a feature that means it has to be slammed really hard to close the door. There's a little mini bit that pokes out the top and locks into place. I presume that's to stop people accidentally locking themselves out but the downside is that you have to get some major force/momentum going to shut the door when you do want to close it. I hate slamming doors and I wince every time I have to do it.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny start out, with just a few wisps and strands of high cloud here and there. The weather app has this marked down as "mostly cloudy" so maybe it knows something I don't. It's 14°C and expected to reach 20°, but also expected to get cloudier with rain arriving tonight and stopping over. The barometers are down a little bit at 998/1006mB

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