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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Are such facilities available adjacent to the new place?

    Just askin' like. .

    While back on 13th March 2019 NF was watching STNG "who watches the watchers" or somesuch.
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 23:05.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    In the other Chinese
    Very nice, as always

    There was another customer in there! And then yet another turned up!

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  • NickFitz
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    In the other Chinese

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  • ladymuck
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    Flight home delayed by 90 minutes. Many G&Ts imbibed in the lounge. Hopefully I will still get home in time for my Ocado delivery

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  • WTFH
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    Mod century (360,700)
    Bag packed for tomorrow’s trip.
    1 demijohn decanted into bottles, 5 more demijohns filled.
    that makes 70 litres of cider for the year.

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  • NickFitz
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    Upon venturing out to the car, I realised I'd forgotten that the weekend sees two or three additional cars roosting out there, from people who are (I assume) working away during the week. They tend to park pretty close to my cars, which would make getting large boxes shifted a bit awkward. So I just took a box with assorted bits such as old laptops, and my parents' old 32" telly. The latter was bought for viewing the 2012 Olympics (or that was the excuse they used) so though old, it's decent enough; I'll probably stick it in the bedroom or the office. I need to get an aerial lead though, so I still haven't watched even a second of telly in the new place

    I've mentioned that the new neighbourhood is quite salubrious. On the way back, I noticed a Rolls Royce parked just around the corner, on the side road with the pocket park that leads back towards the big park and the main road, so at least one of the near neighbours is keeping up appearances

    And on returning, I popped up to the Amazon Locker where I picked up a roll of bubblewrap, so I can now start getting crockery and such over there

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  • NickFitz
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    Just had the last teacake out of the freezer, toasted and slathered in butter

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    After an unforecast sunny morning, it's clouding over again now. Currently 6°C and not getting any higher, chance of some showers soon, and the barometers are down a bit but maybe not significantly so at 1014/1022mB

    I think today will be a day of giving my back a chance to recover a little, moving disparate bits that need to go over to the new place but don't form a cohesive unit. Stuff like the 1980s midi hifi system, assorted bundles of cables, bits and bobs out of drawers, all that kind of thing

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Cloudy but dry. Cold at 2 degrees with a fierce breeze that blasts your face off when you unwittingly turn a corner. I swear I saw a small flurry of snow while we were having breakfast.

    Dinner last night was at a Michelin starred place a little way out of the city centre followed by cocktails in the hotel bar. We're now out doing some final gift shopping before we head to the airport and come home.

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  • xoggoth
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    Xogg was busy finding fuzzy things on Google maps
    Sums up my entire life in recent years.

    Aoart from loony lady walks. No 3 yesterday, no 1 today.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Dry.

    Grey.

    Gloomy.

    Unfrosty.

    Chilly in here at 11.2 deg, 11.5 deg in the kitchen, 9 deg in the leanto.

    Bird feeder duly filled & it's quite chilly out there too.

    1021 mBar, 30.15 in Hg, 765.81 Torr, 14.808353 psi, (down from 1024 last night), 72% RH (GDR hair), 67% (Lidl).

    Saturday.

    Meanwhile on the 13th of March 2019 NF was replying to some idiot on Twatter, whilst I'd found that FB was down for some reason, and Xogg was busy finding fuzzy things on Google maps.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in wan sunshine. The scarf has been pressed into use & this will remain the case until April.

    Lunch: baked potatoes with cheese & baked beans, red pippy corner yog, bramble jelly (the last of the last jar, much scraping, 2 bin system failure) and marmalade os slices of Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, 0.91*1.58 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Freecell score:55%. 'Nuff said.

    Entertainment: forgot about the Saturday morning Wheeler Dealers until it was all over, not that there was much of innerest to be frank.

    Am Dro. Carreg Cennen. Ah. It's a repeat & Carreg Cennen was the 4th walk.

    Shopping trip to Morrisons done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away. Only went there to buy some bramble jelly, which was out of stock, and Glengettie teabags, which I completely forgot about despite pottering around in the requisite area. Ho hum. Demented of Neath strikes again.

    Tea: fiery bol with spag, some fruit cocktail, a yog or two, 0.91*1.72 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: the bits of "The secret genius of modern life: electric cars" that I missed on Thursday.

    2 minutes of Ancient Aliens bollox on Gobekli Tepe.

    The Normans: a Beeb prog on PBS.

    Maigret S4 E9 1963 "The judge's house".
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 19:13.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Windy and overcast in Devon. Today will be bottling cider, then cleaning demijohns, and refilling them with more juice.
    Out for dinner tonight then over to visit dad tomorrow.

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  • NickFitz
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    No premiere tonight, but the first major motion picture rewatch was Joker (2019) which is very good, but really a total downer almost throughout. Worth watching, but don't expect to be cheered up by it

    And then, as I'm apparently doomed to rewatch the Alien film cycle every few years, I figured I'd better make a start with Prometheus (2012) which I continue to insist is good no matter how much the Alien purists whine about it

    It's been drizzling or even raining off and on since this afternoon, which was not forecast at all. No idea who's ordered it

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been one of those thick-cut ribeye steaks with chips, fried onions and beans

    I froze that one months ago, so that's another bit less in the freezer

    And it was accompanied by the remainder of an episode of Trucking Hell that I didn't complete last week

    The car was a Jensen-Healey. And the gold diggers were all those amateurs who get excited over a nugget worth AUS$140, despite the fact it's clearly cost them far more than that just to get to the place they found it, everywhere in Australia being miles and miles away from wherever anybody is

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by eek View Post
    Do you have any "Man in a Van" round your neck of the woods. For £40/£50 or so they'll help you load the van, take it to the other place and help you unload it.
    Yes, there's a noticeboard in the hall there on which some bloke has put his card alongside the various notices from the management, and it turns out he only lives a couple of streets away from here. Good reviews on Google and Yelp too, so I'm going to get him to shift the big stuff: washing machine, fridge, freezer, armchairs, mattress, and anything else I'd struggle with on my own. But I'm quite happy to shift anything I'm capable of getting downstairs and through the yard by myself - I could do with the exercise

    As he's local I won't have to explain the whole situation about the pedestrian crossing outside and the constant traffic. Up to him if he risks it on the zigzags or gets his people to haul it to the side road

    Nothing is urgent yet though. There won't even be a bed in the place nor a sofa to point at the TV until Ikea have been late next week, and no broadband until the week after that

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