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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    Any spanners In The Middle? Just askin' like.
    It wasn’t my usual Lidl and it seemed a bit more cramped, so I didn’t do a full peruse of The Middle.

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by WTFH View Post
    then went shopping, me to Lidl
    Any spanners In The Middle? Just askin' like.

    Morning.

    Saturday apparently.

    Grey.

    Gloomy.

    Sunless.

    Damp.

    Dreary.

    Cold in here at 10.7 deg, 10 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto.

    1031 and a tad mBar, 30.4454 in Hg, 773.3 Torr, 14.95339psi. (unchanged a tad), 66% RH (GDR hair), 61% RH (Lidl electric).

    Entertainment: Wheeler Dealers S8 E4 Frogeye Sprite. Watched this several times.

    Wheeler Dealers S2 E9 & E10: MGB: it's rattle can heaven I tells you.

    Meanwhile back in the 19th of April 2019 I'd discovered 4 forgotten 8" floppy drives in the shed when I thought there were only two, two single sided, the other two single/double sided (not that they were ever used in DS mode).
    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 10:00.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Dull and cloudy. Currently 3 degrees with a high of 6 expected. Barometer up a touch to 1030 mBar.

    Off to Funchal today. It's raining there, forecast to do so all week. Even a possible thunderstorm. Highs of 18-20 degrees so it will be nice should the sun come out.

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  • xoggoth
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    Admit it. You two are vampires.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Goodnight all
    Goodnight Nick.

    (I can't believe I'm still awake)

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Nobody (2021) which I expected to be pretty good but which then exceeded my expectations by quite a way; big thumbs up from me

    And then a rewatch of The Big Short (2015) because it isn't just The Truth, it's also Entertainment

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    Tidied up the gravel where I had removed a bamboo which was allegedly contained, then went shopping, me to Lidl, The WifeTM to Waitrose, followed by an enjoyable walk for the three of us. After Friday Fizz and a bottle of Nero di Troia during Winterwatch and Death in Paradise, it’s now TFBSZ.

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  • ladymuck
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    Finished work at 8pm due to having to compare two data extracts and identity the differences so that clever people can work out why those differences exist next week. Only 5500 rows by 55 columns or thereabouts per extract.

    I ruined HWMBO's plans for date night as a result but he kindly kept me fortified with cocktails and snacks before ordering dinner .

    Holiday has officially started.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: pork cutlets with chips, peas and gravy

    Accompanied by Trucking Hell

    The car was a Jaguar XJ6 which I've seen before; it must have been on at the weekend recently. Taxed until October. And the gold hunters came to the end of S1, with one lot out of three meeting and beating their target. I assume we'll get S2 next week, though on past form I wouldn't be surprised if they just started repeating a series they've only just finished showing but from halfway through, or something equally random

    The mattress toppers have been washed and dried but, given their nature, didn't get dried fully by the default cycle. So I've split them up; the one to go on the bed this evening is completing drying now, and the other can be put back in afterwards

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  • xoggoth
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    Took ll1 to lunch today at local pub for her bday. Nothing I liked on the menu, meal took ages to come and it was crap. Won't go there again. Still, she liked hers.

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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; Yesterday, 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; Yesterday, 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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