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  • xoggoth
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    Thursday apparently. If it wasn't for the clock I'd have no idea wot day it is
    Don't have a clue what century it is these days.

    Plumber round this morning, did a quick job on me stopcock. Me water supply, that is.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    ^^^Hope the sleep was reasonable last night.
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    Thanks for asking, I got a couple of hours.

    Time to go out and mend a gate.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    ^^^Hope the sleep was reasonable last night.

    Morning.

    Thursday apparently. If it wasn't for the clock I'd have no idea wot day it is.

    Dark.

    Gloomy.

    Grey.

    Dank.

    Drizzly.

    Sunless.

    Dire.

    Cold in here at 12 deg, 12 deg in the kitchen, 10 deg in the leanto.

    1026 mBar, 30.29776 in Hg, 769.56 Torr, 14.88 psi, (unchanged but a tad of a tad from last night), 66% RH (GDR hair), 67% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 22nd of April 2019 it was a fine sunny Bank Holiday Monday. Surely there're laws against such things?

    Woke unbidden at 05:58. Gave up. Read more of current book. Went back to sleep until a more reasonable 08:45.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    The car was a VW Golf special edition cabriolet that, rather oddly, doesn't show on DVLA for either current status or MOT history. No idea what's going on there; maybe they just made it all up?

    And the gold diggers just had the usual woes

    Later viewing: the rest of S2 and a fair chunk of the early episodes of S3 of The Handmaid's Tale. They should have made it a bit worse so one didn't have to keep watching until far too late; Line of Duty has the same problem

    It did occur to me, though, that the scenes of a supermarket with shelves barely half-filled probably made a real impact when this was first shown in 2019, but now just reminds one of going shopping in 2020

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ.

    Let’s hope that tonight includes some sleep.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: Sainsbury's TTD breaded chunky cod loin with chips and beans

    Not sure cod have loins as such, but I assume it's just a marketing term

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  • NickFitz
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    The remaining two-thirds of the once-mighty chest of drawers have finally been assembled into what is still, TBH, a pretty large chest of drawers

    A couple of the slightly flimsy plastic bits that lock the drawers to the runners don't seem to have survived the move, or possibly my hurried and careless disassembly, but not to worry; Ikea are pretty good about sending out small spare parts like that for free

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  • NickFitz
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    Today's harvest from the old flat was a bagful of crap to go straight in the black bin, whence it was duly deposited; a medium-sized box filled with VHS tapes, because you never know; and a large box with the remaining kitchen items (I think) - largely pans that I haven't used in a long time, sealable plastic boxes (not actually Tupperware™ so I'd best not use that term), and so on. Those pans that would fit are now in the dishwasher so, if they come out OK, I can resume using them rather than having to retrieve dirty ones from there and clean them outside the normal cycle because I only have one pan of the correct type for whatever I might be doing

    And one thing I've missed: the roll of greaseproof paper, which I've forgotten time and time again

    I was going to do more but my right knee has started complaining fairly vigorously today, and I don't want to push it like I did when the massive book move was underway, as it took it a while to recover from that

    My back isn't in too good a mood either. I don't know if I slept at a slightly unsuitable angle or something, but it's probably worth resting that a bit too

    Anyway, now the greaseproof paper is here, I've been able to put it to good use: baking a Greggs steak bake for lunch

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  • Gibbon
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post
    Loony lady 1 on Sunday, loony lady 3 yesterday, loony lady 2 today. I am loony ladied out. Think I'll give up on 3, yak, yak, yak. Like having a cockerel stuck in yer ear.
    Xog, you're doing it wrong again, put your cockerel in the right place and no more yak yak yak!

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Meanwhile on the 21st of April 2019 I was watching, wait for it, wait for it, "The Battle of the River Plate (1956)" and found it quite affecting, poor bloody sailormen & all that…
    Cool coincidence!

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Not sure why but I ended up sleeping late today, which at least helped to make up for the somewhat imperfect sleeping of the last couple of nights

    This means I missed the sunny-with-fluffy-bits part of the day and have arisen to greet the rather cloudier bit instead, though there's still some blue sky hither and yon. It's still quite breezy too, with a bit of a shimmy on the conifers. Currently 8°C with 9° possible but a "feels like" of only 3°, there's a 50% chance of rain at lunchtime, and the barometers are steady at 1010/1018mB

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

    Sleep eluded me last night, it’s a pleasant morning and we may go for a walk shortly.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wednesday.

    Dry.

    Greyish.

    Wanly Sunnyish.

    NotSoCold in here at 11.7 deg, 12 deg in the kitchen, 10.5 deg in the leanto.

    1024.5 mBar, 30.253 in Hg, 768.438 Torr, 14.859 psi, (unchanged), 66% RH (GDR hair), 62% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 21st of April 2019 I was watching, wait for it, wait for it, "The Battle of the River Plate (1956)" and found it quite affecting, poor bloody sailormen & all that, whilst WTFH was raising a glass to an absent friend, and NF was awaiting the gory details of my final days of paid employment, of which there were few*, and the never ending Oak Island nutjobbery were in that France looking at castle dungeons, presumably in search of the Knights who say "Ni!".

    *23 since you ask.

    Walk (abbreviated) walked in the grey gloom and chilly breeze.

    Lunch: scrambled egg and poached tomato on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, bramble jelly and marmalade on slices of toast (he types suddenly remembering that he hasn't eaten it**), a yog (non corner), 0.91*1.61 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    ** He has now.

    Entertainment: intermittent noise from Y&Y.

    The thing on R4 about waste disposal & the Mafia.

    Spent about 2 hours doing a bit of gardening, clearing away the remaining bits of goat willow, chopping down the phlox, tidying up, put the exploded glass top of next door's garden table in bin bags so it can go in the wheely bin.

    During which I watched some long tailed tits on the bird feeder, then this little brown bird came along to the apple tree: a tree creeper. .

    The sparrows are having a fine old time too.

    Having stuck my foot through another flanellette sheet I decided Something Must Be Done & had a look in the chest of drawers.

    Voila! another sheet discovered and, as a bonus, yet another brand new sheet, in the packet, from the late lamented Shaw's Drapers.

    So that'll keep me going for a while as long as they don't see the TD too often.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce with rice n peas, the last of the apricot halves, a yog, 0.91*1.59 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Wheeler Dealers S17 E10 VW Golf 3.5 CC in yellow: bought £1350, Total: £2676, Sold: £3k1.

    Fred Dibnah waffling on about steam engines.

    Joy of Painting with Whispering Bob Foss: a winter scene. Stone me, that was effective. .

    The Repaire Shoppe on BBC1NotWales: WWII aircraft crash damaged dolly (the crash killed the owner's mother), vinyl covered fishing box. Church Skool sign with added woodworm..

    "Who do you think you are?". Kathryn Ryan. Loads of Irish ancestors but she wants to know about the English ones: finally traced back to Dorset: Corfe Castle: a brewer.

    "The bad skin clinic." Probly a repeat.S2 E11: woman with perforating collagenosis. Don't remember this one. Chap with multiple lipomas. Little boy with a rash up one side of his body. Woman with a buffalo hump: liposuction.

    A previously unwatched ep of "Abandoned Engineering"S8 E4, the details of which now escape me other than some ex mental hospital in Idaho, some concrete mostrosity in Bulgaria half built by the Russian Mafia who then buggered off and abandoned it, Swiss road tunnel that was designed as a fallout shelter but proved to be useless in a test coz one of the blast doors wouldn't work properly, and something else, the something else being a WWII stringbag flying simulator at HMS Jackdaw, training pilots to drop torpedoes.

    https://crailmuseum.business.site/po...19760?hl=en-GB
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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture wasn't a premiere, but I can't remember if I've ever seen it all the way through rather than just catching part of it when it's been on: Powell and Pressburger's The Battle of the River Plate (1956). Very good stuff, though of course it has a more straightforward, almost documentary, style compared with their more mystically-tinged things like A Canterbury Tale

    And then I started reading The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem by Matthew Hollis ​​​​​​​

    Goodnight all

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