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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    Gloomy grey day out, though that means it's comparatively mild at 12°C. The barometers are up somewhat at 1010/1018mB

    Nice to hear lm is about to get embroiled in a real-life episode of Bron/Broen

    And one doesn't hear the word "titivate" being used much any more

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    It's been a cloudy day but dry. 12 degrees and that's the high for the day. Barometer was up to 1023 mBar when I looked at 0830 this morning.

    Currently in the first lounge at T5 having gotten up a few hours earlier than necessary to meet friends here before they went away for the weekend. HWMBO and I are off to Copenhagen where has official work and I'm working too.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    for the dog.

    Morning.

    Damp. No current precipitation.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Chilly in here at 13.8 deg, 12.5 deg in the kitchen, 12 deg in the leanto.

    1017 mBar, 30.03 in Hg, 762.81 Torr, 14.75 psi, (down from 1019 last night), 77% RH.

    Saturday.

    One sees that there's a couple of previously unwatched Edd China Wheeler Dealers on offer this morning. Which is good.

    Meanwhile on the 7th of March 2019 NF had an appointment with the doctor at 09:20 the next morning but managed to fit in the last couple or 3 eps of TWW.

    Wheeler Dealers S9 E9 1960 Jaguar Mk2 3.8. MOT expired 2018. Bought £6k8. It smokes a lot. Total: £7k8, Sold: £9k. Cleaned the crankcase ventilation system & replaced a pipe to stop the smoking, changed the clutch master & slave cylinders, changed the seats and some of the treewood. Looked much better than the mk2 my dad had half a century or more ago.

    Walk (abbreviated) walked. It rained.

    Lunch: baked potato with cheese & baked beans, a red corner yog, bramble jelly & marmalade on slices of toast, 0.91*1.65 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Wheeler Dealers S7E8: 1989 Landrover 90 fitted with a replacement Rover V8 with the inevitable 390cfm Holley 4 barrel piece of tulipe. Changed the cam for a go faster one, repainted it, changed doors, changed seat squabs, fitted windows to the cabin, titivated various bits & pieces: bought £3k, Total: £5k677, Sold: £6k. Still taxed & tested though it's failed its MOT several times since 2010 & the tin worm is getting to work on the chassis.

    Didn't bother with the Caterham 7 ep. since they don't do anything very inneresting to it unless you find fitting a new lower floor pan particularly gripping. .

    Wheeler Dealers S?E?: Frogeye Sprite. Can't remember if I've seen this one before. Yup, watched it before. Bought £4k5. The MOT site denies any knowledge thereof. Drum to disc conversion on the front. New wheels. Paint. Total: £7k475, Sold: £8k6.
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  • WTFH
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    Morning all I’ve been instructed to either juice or throw out the remaining apples.
    Now looking at stills for making calvados.

    The DogTW had half a paracetamol before going to bed last night, and that seems to have made her feel a bit better.

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    The DogTW is not well
    <- for Millie

    Tonight's major motion picture night was Morgan Freeman Night, opening with Kiss the Girls (1997) which is a very good thriller

    Next up was Lucy (2014) which I continue to insist is scientifically ridiculous. But, as I often mutter at the usual suspects in the IMDb goofs sections, it's a movie, not a documentary

    And finally, Going in Style (2017). Also a movie not a documentary, and great fun

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    The DogTW is not well

    TFBSZ. I may be sleeping with her tonight.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: rack of ribs and chips

    Accompanied by the rest of the Trucking Hell episode I started watching last week, including Rory's transformation into a woodsman

    The car earlier was a Porsche 996, and the gold diggers were the same as always

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  • WTFH
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    Afternoon project meeting complete, the tide was out so it was a very pleasant walk.

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  • NickFitz
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    Sainsbury's has been gone to

    No masks in evidence other than mine

    And I filled the car up on the assumption that I'll be doing a lot of back-and-forthing as of Monday, around lunchtime - and also because it was almost empty

    Still very pricey, those decayed zooplankton

    For some reason the pay-at-pump thing wasn't working for the pump I was at (number 1, naturally) so I had to go in the shop to pay. It's been a good long while since I've been in there - possibly even pre-pandemic

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  • ladymuck
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    Waitrose battered haddock fish fingers in a wrap for lunch.

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  • WTFH
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    Solicitor has been solicited.

    Quite a pleasant day out. Almost time to go walk the dog

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with seedy bloomer toast

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by xoggoth View Post

    That Orion keeps hanging around outside my office window. Rather leaned over, he's obviously been drinking.
    He rises over the terrace when seen from out the back here, directly in front of my Orion

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny start out after some overnight showers. Still not as warm as we know it's capable of at 7°C, with an expected maximum of 10°. The barometers continue with their upward trend at 1004/1012mB

    It was 40° a few months ago! That's four times as much

    I want to go to Sainsbury's, but a rational analysis shows I don't need to - there's nothing I lack or will lack between now and Monday, particularly if I use up some of the stuff that's spent too long in the freezer. But I could do with filling the car up, as there'll be a fair bit of back-and-forthing to the new place if all goes well on Monday. It's expected to remain fine all day, so I'll put off making a decision until after lunch

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  • xoggoth
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    Clear skies overnight meant an amazing bit of stargazing
    That Orion keeps hanging around outside my office window. Rather leaned over, he's obviously been drinking.

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