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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    On one of my staggers out to Tesco I observed a crow (not a Jackdaw a crow type crow) bullying some seagulls.

    It swooped across the playing field to where this group of gulls were fighting over something, landed, stole the something and flew away with it.

    The gulls were nonplussed.
    That's one of the weird things about this crow/pigeon malarkey: on the two occasions I've seen it happen, the crow made no attempt to occupy the territory being explored by the pigeon, settling down to browse another area of the lawn instead, and the pigeon didn't fly more than a couple of feet away from where it had been buzzed by the crow. So it doesn't seem to be anything to do with competition for resources, which is what got me wondering if there was personal rancour involved

    The drying wasn't completely successful, as the duvet cover still felt a little damp; it's a heavier cotton than the sheet, I think. So I spread it on the bed to see if it would air dry enough to be put away.

    Then it was time to head across to the old flat, whence I bore various things away to the tip, including the bed; I managed to resist the temptation to bring the slats back here and stick them in the garage Just In Case. Also in the load were four 3L bottles of used cooking oil, because that's always a pain to dispose of down the tip (you have to pour it out into a large container, which requires great care to avoid glugging and splashing) so I'd end up with a year or more's worth in the place awaiting disposal

    While I was at the wood bit, the bloke parked next to me asked me to help him with a large kitchen cabinet "to save the missus having to lift it", which I did. His Nissan 4x4 bore decals in the name of Mr. Shine, Caravan Cleaner, which seems like rather a niche occupation. I resisted the temptation to point out that Mrs. Shine looked as if she could easily take care of it herself and save us both the trouble

    And the duvet cover still felt very slightly damp when I got back, so that's back in the dryer for a little longer
    Last edited by NickFitz; Today, 16:44.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    ^^^ MOT ran out in 2015, it last passed an MOT in 2014. The programme was made sometime in 2020 at a guess.

    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    I need to keep an eye out for the crow doing the thing of swooping low over a pigeon to freak them out, because I'm wondering if it's always the same pigeon; maybe it somehow offended that crow, which now persists in acting like a dick towards it out of spite
    On one of my staggers out to Tesco I observed a crow (not a Jackdaw a crow type crow) bullying some seagulls.

    It swooped across the playing field to where this group of gulls were fighting over something, landed, stole the something and flew away with it.

    The gulls were nonplussed.

    Meanwhile on the 19th of April 2019 counting down was still in progress.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 13:15.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    The MOT history reveals that the MOT expired long before they made that programme. So WTF was going on there is a mystery but might explain the race track nonsense and the pottering up & down that private road at 5mph.
    Curiouser and curiouser

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: a roast pork and apple sauce bap (wholemeal) with a bag of plain crisps

    The crows were down inspecting the lawn as I was preparing this, but they've cleared off and a couple of pigeons are doing the same now. I need to keep an eye out for the crow doing the thing of swooping low over a pigeon to freak them out, because I'm wondering if it's always the same pigeon; maybe it somehow offended that crow, which now persists in acting like a dick towards it out of spite

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Bit of a gloomy grey one again but comparatively mild: 5°C now, 6° coming, no rain anticipated (though they said that yesterday and there were occasional drizzly showers). The barometers are essentially unchanged at 1020/1028mB. I assume though that they're down very slightly, as yesterday was 1020/1029mB, so the extra 1mB on the adjusted figure must come from rounding or something

    After a good night's sleep I awoke but went back to sleep again, waking up later with that slightly muzzy feeling you get from sleeping a bit too much

    But up I finally got, and the bed has been stripped and bedding placed in the wash. It was only after doing this that I realised that now I have a washer-dryer, I can wash the mattress topper too and still have it ready the same day, so I ought to have put those in first; I can't remember if I put the alternate through the wash the last time I changed it at the old place but as it's been sitting in a bin bag for a while now, I reckon it's worth giving it a wash anyway. Still, I can fit both of them in one wash and have them both ready this evening. Might do the pillow covers too, maybe even wash the pillows themselves…

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    The car earlier was yet another Porsche 911; DVLA doesn't recognise the reg number, so maybe the youngish chap who bought it found it a bit hard to handle and came to a sticky end
    The MOT history reveals that the MOT expired long before they made that programme. So WTF was going on there is a mystery but might explain the race track nonsense and the pottering up & down that private road at 5mph.

    Morning.

    Friday.

    Dry.

    Dampish.

    Wanly sunny.

    Cold in here at 10.7 deg, 9 deg in the kitchen, 7 deg in the leanto.

    1031.5 mBar, 30.46 in Hg, 773.6886 Torr, 14.96 psi, (unchanged), 64% RH (GDR hair), 57% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 19th of April 2019 mudskipper was Counting Down.

    The "Dry" mentioned above has proved to be intermittent with occasional half hearted showers not even strong enough to be termed "drizzle".

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the intermittent showers and wan, very very wan, sunshine. Oh. Ok. Well I could see my shadow at least twice in an hour.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese and baked beans, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, yellow corner yog, 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: something on R4 about autism that went <click> after about 20 minutes or so.

    I shall be cooking this afternoon. .
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 12:49.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Same weather as yesterday.

    I have a Vitality nurse visit today to check me over to make sure I'm still insurable (income replacement insurance). One last day at work before taking a week off

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    BOOMED!

    I am contracted again, though because they have to supply me with a secure government laptop, I won't be starting for a couple of weeks
    Good luck with that....

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  • NickFitz
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    The car earlier was yet another Porsche 911; DVLA doesn't recognise the reg number, so maybe the youngish chap who bought it found it a bit hard to handle and came to a sticky end

    And then the latest episode of Surgeons

    And after that I turned the telly off and finished reading Agent Jack. A very interesting tale

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been southern not-fried chicken and chips with ketchup

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  • NickFitz
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    BOOMED!

    I am contracted again, though because they have to supply me with a secure government laptop, I won't be starting for a couple of weeks

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  • NickFitz
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    Over to the old flat where, among other things, I trundled forth the recycling bin, it being clear that nobody has stepped up to take on this responsibility. But there'll be some recyclable stuff among the final clearout so I'll need it myself at some point. I suppose I'll be the one to bring it in tomorrow as well

    And I also disassembled my bed, ready for transportation to the tip. It's a pine thing and I did think I could hang on to it Just In Case the wood Came In Handy at some point. But it was only a cheap thing in the first place and it's seen a lot of wear, so I'd just end up with a lot of wood I'll never use cluttering the garage. I might hang on to the slats because they won't take up much space, but the rest of it can go to the tip to find a new life as chipboard or something

    Then onwards to the Big Sainsbury's, where I carried out my plan of buying lots of stuff that has a long shelf life. I won't have to worry about laundry or dishwasher supplies for a long time, and I'm OK for bin liners and various other such things too. So I got my thirteen quid off

    And so home to put everything away, and to guzzle the two sweet chilli chicken thighs I picked up at the tepid food counter

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: Heinz oxtail soup with seedy bloomer toast

    That was the last tin of oxtail, and I need to stock up with soup and other tinned goods generally. It so happens that I have a voucher giving me thirteen quid off a ninety quid spend at Sainsbury's which expires today. So I shall be heading over there and buying lots of things that have a long shelf life, like laundry stuff and tinned foodstuffs. At least I have a pantry to store it all in now

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