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  • ladymuck
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    I still haven't been to Sainsbury's. The postie came back as he had missed a small parcel for me (cards from Thortful) so I ended up being distracted by writing those out for friends and family and putting away the cards I'd bought ahead for next year.

    Then I started reading the Torygraph and getting annoyed by some of the utter trite contained therein.

    I might have another coffee then head up the road.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    do a bit of wrapping…
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    walk The Dogtw ,
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    pick up some stuff for tomorrow’s neighbourhood drinks…
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    and get a tree. …
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    Might go to the beach for the walk…
    tick. Fossils found, some given to strangers who were searching for them in the wrong places.

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  • ladymuck
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    The postie has collected my parcels. We did a swap - I took the letters, he took my parcels.

    Glad he arrived quite early as the upper bound of the collection slot was 2pm and I didn't fancy waiting in for half the day. Not that I had plans but it's more the fact that I couldn't make any

    Now off to Sainsbury's to pick up from Argos and buy those doughnuts.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    More of a Stones sort of chap really, though the bedroom had Beatles(tm) wallpaper or two strips thereof back in the day.

    Morning.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Cold. 13.5 deg in here (10 deg in the leanto).

    Barometer has leapt up to 1001 mBar, 29.56 in Hg, 750.8 Torr, 63% RH.

    Saturday for Yet Another Long Dark Teatime of the Soul that weekends appear to have become.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the sunshine and cold icy wind. It was pleasant enough in places where it wasn't windy, and unpleasant in the places where it was.

    Lunch:
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 12:49.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Blue sky with a bit of hazy something or other. Patio tiles wet, implying there's been some early morning rain. Currently 6 degrees ('feels like' 3) with a high of 7 expected. Cloud cover due to increase as the day progresses with more overnight/early hours rain forecast. Barometer down to 999 mBar.

    Up early for a Saturday as Royal Mail are collecting a couple of parcels that their site says the Post Office won't accept. It's 60p per parcel to have them picked up which isn't too bad but is slightly annoying that I can't take a 10 min walk up the road to drop them off.

    And, despite it being chilly out, I have windows open as I need a bit of fresh air in the flat.

    Today's Kantar diary facts are:
    Xavier Bettel becomes Luxembourg's first openly gay Prime Minister 2013

    French couture house 'Chanel' ends its use of fur and exotic skins 2018

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    bacon buttie for breakfast, Millie is giving the pan a pre-wash. The Wifetm was up in Surrey at a company Christmas party last night, so this morning I need to do a bit of wrapping, then walk The Dogtw , pick up some stuff for tomorrow’s neighbourhood drinks, and get a tree. Might go to the beach for the walk…

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  • NickFitz
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    First thing on the box tonight was "The Beatles: Get Back" Part 1: Days 1-7. I'm quite certain I'll watch this again, more than once, but these are my initial thoughts:
    • It's bloody amazing. But if you aren't into the Beatles, I would assume it isn't. Nobody has to like the Beatles, so if you don't, don't worry about it (unless you think it might make you like them and you think you might like that).
    • I'd almost forgotten how enjoyable yet tortuous the creative process can be, because I seem to have fallen into the usual trap of just knocking out the work clients want while thinking wistfully of having ideas of new things that could be made. I am choosing to see this as a source of inspiration, not a cause for regret
    • The film Let It Be was lies, even though it was constructed from the same film stock. I assume this was because that made for a good selling point at the time. For example:
      • Most of the time (in this first part), any antagonism between the members of the group seems to be the normal stuff of people trying to make something together;
      • They are often very obviously having a huge amount of fun working together;
      • They obviously don't mind Yoko, and even really enjoy jamming along as she does her wailing thing after George leaves (except George, obviously, but he never seemed to have a problem with her before);
      • Adding to the "Nobody had a problem with Yoko" notion: Yoko and Linda are seen having an animated conversation which can't be heard because the mics are on the blokes, but anybody who's either met or is a woman can tell that Yoko is basically saying "FFS, boys! They just be like that" and Linda is nodding back the universally known body language (amongst women) for "I know, right! But WCYD?"
    • The music is bloody amazing, and all the more so for the fact that we can see it as the Meccano set they started out with and then the tower crane in the Lewis's toy department's Christmas display that they ended up making


    And, amazingly, they've only got as as far as breaking up the band. And George was right to leave, because John and Paul simply weren't giving him the respect he deserved. But there's two more parts to go…

    Then I watched some other stuff, but who cares about that? The Beatles is everything that matters unless, as previously noted, it isn't for you, which is fine

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Now watching all-new Trucking Hell with a mince pie as it's turned up on the My5 app at last.


    And there's an "extended version" from S5 of The Repair Shop on iPlayer too

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been chicken madras, with rice and naan. Very nice indeed

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  • ladymuck
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    Surgeons E4 (that's a lot of your innards to lose in one op!) watched during dinner. Now watching all-new Trucking Hell with a mince pie as it's turned up on the My5 app at last.

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post

    I didn't have lunch in the end, preferring to head off to town while I still felt the motivation. But upon returning, I had a cup of coffee with a couple of raspberry jam doughnuts
    I do like a nice doughnut. You've now inspired me to pick some up from Sainsbury's tomorrow. I have to pop in to pick something up from Argos so I may as well take a diversion via the bakery section.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Now I'm considering whether to have lunch and if so, what.
    I didn't have lunch in the end, preferring to head off to town while I still felt the motivation. But upon returning, I had a cup of coffee with a couple of raspberry jam doughnuts

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  • NickFitz
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    Walk briskly walked, green and red rings closed

    But not just any walk… this is an M&S walk. And a Specsavers and a Waterstones walk; for I have been to town

    I had a Waterstones gift card from Christmas two years ago which hadn't been used, and according to the small print on their website these expire after two years and the money is forfeit. I wasn't sure what date it had been bought, but I figured I must be getting close to the cut-off if not past it. And I also wanted to get some hearing aid batteries free with the vouchers that came with them. And I had an on-phone voucher for a discount on M&S Belgian chocolate biscuits, plus Sainsbury's are still doing rubbish Southern not-fried chicken so I wanted to get some of the M&S version instead.

    So to town I walked, got the batteries, got the chicken and biscuits, and found that my gift card was still valid in Waterstones; and got some exercise into the bargain

    I spent the £10 gift card on the Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda. His work was recommended to me by Carol Ann Duffy when I interviewed her back in 1980, and I did read some of it in the university library back then. Having wandered amidst the Christmas bric-a-brac and ghost-written celebrity autobiographies that infest bookshops at the current season, I found myself in the poetry section, and the book caught my eye. Taking it down, I saw that the back cover carried a recommendation by… Carol Ann Duffy. And so, forty-one years later, we come full circle

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I have bread, I have bacon. I have a hunch what I'll be having for lunch.
    Bacon sandwich, no sauce just a bit of salt and pepper, with tomato, duly scoffed.

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  • NickFitz
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    First order of business, it transpired, was going to the Royal Mail delivery office out in the Delta Quadrant Business Park to pick up the parcel I missed the other day.

    Then, as one of the wormholes leading out of there goes past it, to Sainsbury's. Didn't really need much, but it's as good a route back as any. As usual, I somehow ended up spending, comparatively speaking, loads anyway

    Now I'm considering whether to have lunch and if so, what.

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