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  • ladymuck
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    There was a light shower earlier and then the sun came out. It's been dry all afternoon but the forecast says more rain is due.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Tipping down here now
    Likewise here:
    CURRENT CONDITIONS
    13.9 °C
    Feels Like 13.9 °
    WIND & GUST
    11.1 / 11.4 km/h
    DEWPOINT
    12.4 °C
    PRECIP RATE
    1.78 mm/hr
    PRESSURE
    1,013.88 hPa
    HUMIDITY
    91 %
    PRECIP ACCUM
    6.35 mm

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  • NickFitz
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    Tipping down here now

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  • NickFitz
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    Dammit. Looks like my nice long break might end up being just a fortnight instead…

    Ah well, think of the money…

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  • xoggoth
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post

    I live off post-it notes on my desk as I scribble reminders in meetings and then have to decipher them later. More than once I've chucked one and had to rummage in the bin to find which of the identical green stickies is the one I should have kept.
    Now using one of the white tiles from my shed as an excellent little whiteboard to scribble notes on. Really handy. Wipes off with a bit of bog paper.

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  • ladymuck
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    Lunch was tomato and mascarpone soup (lacked salt / seasoning).

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch has been sausages in finger rolls, and very nice they were

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    Does anyone else scrawl notes on bits of paper and then can't read them or remember what they are about? Just binned "coie slan 1698". Hope it wasn't summit important.
    I live off post-it notes on my desk as I scribble reminders in meetings and then have to decipher them later. More than once I've chucked one and had to rummage in the bin to find which of the identical green stickies is the one I should have kept.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wet. Very wet. Very very very wet.

    Intermittently torrential.

    Cooler at 18.3 deg in here.

    Grey.

    Bright, though Sunless.

    1010 mBar, 29.83 in Hg, 757.6 Torr, 74% RH.

    Tuesday.

    TV Times purchased.

    Walk (abbreviated) walked, during which it didn't rain on me.

    Lunch: Heinz lentil & ham soup with Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, red pippy corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: NZ Border Control: a Mexican standoff over a carton of ciggies, £5000 cost of quarantine for a cat & dog from the UK, the usual assortment of undeclared fruit (a $200NZ banana), a frigate getting debarnacled in dry dock, assorted yachts inspected for food & contraband, the usual Chinese medicines confiscated under Cites.

    In other news it's pissing down & not taking prisoners.

    I can feel a bonfire coming on. <- bonfire.

    I see in other news that

    My hovercraft Glastonbury river is full of eels stoned on MDMA
    Bonfire duly bonfired.

    Much crap disposed of therein, though next door's damp stuff proved rather too smokey and slow to bother with much, but most of their brambles seemed to burn successfully.

    Tea: Tesco breaded haddock, fruit salad, a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 16:42.

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  • xoggoth
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    Does anyone else scrawl notes on bits of paper and then can't read them or remember what they are about? Just binned "coie slan 1698". Hope it wasn't summit important.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and overcast but dry. Rain forecast off and on from mid-morning. Currently 13 degrees, expected high of 16. Barometer leapt up to 1018 mBar.

    The biggest, fattest bee has just come in my office window!

    Bee dealt with. Ushered out to find somewhere else to live over winter.

    Today's Kantar diary fact is:
    'Falcon 1' becomes the first privately developed liquid fuel spacecraft to be launched into orbit 2008

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Raining overnight, and a little light drizzle this morning. The garden is loving it.

    CURRENT CONDITIONS
    13.7 °C
    Feels Like 13.7 °
    WIND & GUST
    8.5 / 8.5 km/h
    DEWPOINT
    11.6 °C
    PRECIP RATE
    0.00 mm/hr
    PRESSURE
    1,018.96 hPa
    HUMIDITY
    87 %
    PRECIP ACCUM
    2.79 mm

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    It seems ominously as if it'll be a sunny start once the sun gets over the properties facing, but in theory it should cloud over at about the same time and then rain this afternoon. We shall see…

    Currently 11°C with a high of 16° forecast, so proper autumn seems to be setting in now. Barometers up sharply though at 1008/1016mB, so maybe we're in for an Indian summer; though the forecast predicts otherwise

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Cheerful viewing this evening courtesy of Storyville - Poisoning America: The Devil we Know

    All about Dupont's Teflon product which had a component, PFOA, that was so dangerous that birds flying through the exhaust coming out of their factory chimneys fell out of the sky, dead. Children born with genetic defects because their mother's worked in the factories, cattle dying on farms contaminated with water run off from the factories. All the usual signs of danger that they ignored for many years until someone had the audacity to sue.

    They struggled to find clean blood samples because their products had gone global and 'C8' was present at some level or other due to people cooking with Teflon coated frying pans, environmental run off, food contamination, etc etc.
    After Ambulance I started watching this. Exactly the levels of concern for the wellbeing of the wider public that you'd expect from corporate USA

    Goodnight all

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  • ladymuck
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    Dinner was Thai takeaway with extra ordered to keep me fed tomorrow too.

    Bins trundled.

    Discovered there's a new series of The Repair Shop srarting on Wednesday.

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