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  • ladymuck
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    Date night tonight. Drinks at the bar in the Mandrake Hotel followed by delicious dinner at Akoko.

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  • NickFitz
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    In the Chinese

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    I used their contact form in the end, and was told it had been damaged in transit

    The customer service person wanted to know if I'd like a refund or a replacement, so I replied to the email asking for a replacement to be shipped. I got an autoresponse, so despite the email hassle this week, I know my reply got through to them. Then… nothing

    So this morning I used the form again, and this afternoon another customer service person confirmed that it showed as damaged in transit but nothing had been done, so they'd requested a replacement. The system now shows that a replacement is being dispatched to the store and should be there on Sunday. I'll believe it when I see it
    The coat arrived at the shop this morning. I'm not going down there now, what with football traffic on top of the general hell that is Saturday afternoon in a retail park, but they're open until eight this evening so I could pop down later. Probably won't though

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  • NickFitz
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    Bacon butty for lunch

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  • NickFitz
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    I just looked out of the window and saw three middle-aged guys walking by, and a couple of older guys about ten yards behind them. I don't know what it was about them, but I immediately thought "Football" - and yes, turns out that's happening this afternoon

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    It may have been the NZ one - Pick seems to be running both at the moment, and I wasn't really paying attention
    Pick are running the NZ one, the Oz one, the Canadian one, the Irish one, the UK one, and possibly the USA one.

    It gets quite confusing.

    I stick with the NZ one because it's calmer and people get fined $400 for a forgotten orange in their baggage.

    I love the cash sniffer dogs.

    And the food sniffer dogs.

    And the drugs sniffer dogs.

    I think I've seen the bug sniffer dog, though I'm not quite sure.

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  • xoggoth
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    It was raining earlier but has brightened up now
    Opposite here, will be getting wet with loony lady 1. Company of 4 loony ladies yesterday, I never seem to be with any blokes these days, maybe I need a sex change. Sure I've got some suitable tools in the garage.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Today's Kantar diary fact is:
    Using waste energy it had generated, 'Pete the Fern' becomes the first plant to take a self-powered 'selfie' at London Zoo 2019
    That's a good fact

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    It's a bit on the sunny and Simpsonesque side out there today

    Currently 14°C with 16° on the cards. Barometers very slightly up at 1012/1020mB. But despite that, rain is due to return overnight

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    It was raining earlier but has brightened up now. Currently 13 degrees with a high of 16 later. Expected to stay cloudy and more rain likely. Barometer up to 1022 mBar.

    Last night we had a very nice dinner at the Britannia Pub up the road and then watched Mulan (2020) when we got back. Lovely long lie in this morning with only a mildly sore head.

    Today's Kantar diary fact is:
    Using waste energy it had generated, 'Pete the Fern' becomes the first plant to take a self-powered 'selfie' at London Zoo 2019

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Dry.

    Blue sky in parts.

    Sunnyish.

    Chilly at 16.9 deg in here.

    1017 mBar, 30.03 in Hg, 762.8 Torr, 73% RH.

    Saturday.

    Knackered now.

    Even moe knackered now.

    Fecking bituminous paint is a grade A pain in the arse to get off the blockwork and the tanking slurry won't stick to it if I leave it there. :

    Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with a hint of chilli plus some Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same (new pot), a yellow corner yog (last but one), and 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: wirebrushing and sanding bituminous paint off a breeze block wall.

    Thankfully it's a bit quicker with the angle grinder than it was with the electric drill.

    Terminally knackered now.

    Didn't have quite enough tanking prepared to complete today's efforts, so that will have to wait until tomorrow since making more stuff up would either have required higher maths or alternatively continuing the job after dark.

    Tea: spag with fiery bol, some peach slices, a yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: The thing on BBC4 about the Celts: Julius Caesar won. Omnia Gallia in tres partes & all that.

    Nice hot bath, the first for several years, finished off with a very pleasant cold shower.

    Entertainment: Smithsonian: The Lost DNA: turns out the Irish first farmers were Mediterranean, and not averse to a touch of incest when the fancy took them

    This last may explain why the neolithic people died out, leaving little or no sign of their DNA in the current population.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 21:00.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere-ish was the remake of Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). I'd seen some of this when it was on the telly when I came in from the pub some years ago, but I'd never watched it from start to finish. It's OK. I haven't watched the original in a few years, but I think it was better

    And then a rewatch of The Sum of All Fears (2002) which I found to be even better than I remembered; a cracking action thriller, as long as one ignores the occasional gaping plot hole, as one ought to with these things

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been an absolutely delicious roast chicken dinner

    Quite a decent sized chicken at around 4lb, so there's soup to be made

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    There was one like that on the NZ thing the other week.

    Maybe it was the same chap.
    It may have been the NZ one - Pick seems to be running both at the moment, and I wasn't really paying attention

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