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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

    What was the outcome of the marmoset thing?
    The male had been put down by a vet a few weeks prior and buried in the back garden, whence his remains were exhumed by the RSPCA for further study. The female wasn't in such bad shape and the owner agreed to sign her over to Monkey World, where she was given suitable accommodation pending health checks and so on before she can be introduced to the others

    Home again after the journey south. I managed to fit more in the car than I thought I would initially, but had to leave a few bits; I'll get them next weekend, weather and such permitting.

    I am now the owner of not one but two canteens of silver cutlery, one from the 1970s, one of later vintage

    All a bit posh, but I suppose one has to keep up appearances

    More books, of course. No idea where to put them

    And something which I'd vaguely assumed must have gone to the tip donkey's years ago: my Dad's reel-to-reel tape recorder, a Stellaphone ST454 of early 1960s vintage. There's also a few tapes with it and, looking at the labels, it appears some of them have my Dad's BBC radio plays on them! As far as we know, even the BBC doesn't still have recordings of them, so I need to find somebody who digitises reel-to-reel tapes

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Sunny and warm, bit of a stiff breeze. Puddles from, I suspect, overnight rain. Currently 17 degrees with a high of 18 expected.

    Yesterday was a sunshine and showers type day. We went to the National Tile Museum. Date night started with cocktails followed by a very delicious dinner.

    Killing time out and about until it's time to head to the airport and come home.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post
    Today's viewing was the usual range of wildlife stuff including Monkey Life
    What was the outcome of the marmoset thing?

    Morning.

    Wet.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Cold in here at 11.5 deg, 10.5 deg in the kitchen, 8.5 deg in the leanto.

    990 mBar, 29.2347 in Hg, 742.56 Torr, 14.358 psi, (down from 995 last night), 75% RH (GDR hair), 63% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 2nd of September 2019 there was mention of "The Second Sleep", whereas WTFH had a 25% discount on some insurance just for phoning the scamming bastards.

    And with that the mouthy **** on BH just went <click>

    Too dreary for a walk.

    Freecell score: 88%, running average: 86%.

    Lunch: baked spud etc.

    Entertainment: some curious poetry thing on The Food Programme (or that's what I took it to be from past experience).

    TWTW <click>

    How "we" starved 3 million people to death in 1943. <click> No doubt it was all down to that evil bastard Churchill again. . I'm not wasting my time to find out. I'm sure the Japanese would have done it much more effectively given the chance. .



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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Nice looking sunrise out there, with cloud in thin strips parallel to the horizon giving a nice banded gradient effect. Bit chilly though, with frost on the cars and the lawn: currently 1°C, getting to 8° by mid-afternoon. The barometers are up a little bit more at 985/993mB

    Off south shortly; aiming to beat the traffic, such as it is on a Sunday

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  • NickFitz
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    Today's viewing was the usual range of wildlife stuff including Monkey Life

    And once that was over, I finished reading The Darkroom

    Early night now as I'm popping south tomorrow to collect some stuff from my parents' house

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    What could be more delightful than a moonlit stroll? A moonlit stroll to the kebab shop, of course! So tea has been kebab and chips

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  • NickFitz
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    Lovely full moon rising over the block opposite

    Lunch, by the way, was corned beef butties and crisps, again

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  • NickFitz
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    Afternoon denizens

    Sunny and rather Simpsonesque out today; pigeons, magpies, squirrels, and blackbirds are all making the most of it on the big lawn. Currently 7°C and maybe getting to 8° in a bit, while the barometers are back up a bit at 983/991mB

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning

    Saturday.

    Grey.

    Dry.

    Cold in here at 12.1 deg, 11 deg in the kitchen, 8 deg in the leanto.

    992 mBar, 29.29 in Hg, 744.1 Torr, 14.38774 psi, (up from 989 last night), 75% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 1st of September 2019 NF finished his John Wyndham book of short stories "Consider Her Ways and Others", I watched "Men with Brooms" which turned out to be about curling, whereas LM watched some A&E thing about a kid with a bleed on the brain.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom following the sunshine. It started to rain shortly after I returned home so I had timed that right.

    Lunch: baked spud etc.

    Entertainment: The News Quiz. Cameo by Miles Jupp.

    NZ Highway Cops. Chap doing 146 in a 100 limit: instant 28 day ban. He was a tourist with little English so "marriage dress" didn't translate well. Caravan thieves busted.

    Freecell score: 75%, running average: 86%.

    A minute of Monkey Life about a male marmoset the self appointed protectors of the furry were digging up, while his mate was being "surrendered". I have little time for the RSPCA.

    Freecell score in the terminal ennui of the afternoon: 100%, running average: 86%.

    The battery is flat in the Lidl(tm) RH thingie. . Or it's died.

    Tea: spag with the first portion of the new batch of bol: quite nice.

    Entertainment: some bollox on R4 with Nick Robinson: by some mistake it was actually inneresting. Though I can't stand the man. Mariana Mazzucato.

    Dixon of Dock Green. S9 E11 "A home of One's Own (1962)". Elderly lady being evicted from her home of 50 years. Reminds me of my Great Aunt who was evicted from the family home she'd lived in for more than 70 years so "they" could build the magistrates court. The house was there for centuries. The court was there for 45.

    Maigret. S4 E7 "The taste of Power (1963)"

    The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre "Partners in crime (1960)".

    Some bollox on Blaze. Mission Unexplained.

    Eurocustoms: bits of the Spanish customs with Italian, German and Belgian customs. Doesn't help that the Spanish customs stuff has been shown on the Spanish customs thing.
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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    The dog didn’t realise it was the weekend, so I’m awake. We’ve been out in the garden and there’s a lot of frost. Just what you don’t want when the plum trees are in full blossom

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's major motion picture premiere was Watchmen (2009) but not just the one in the pictures in 2009 but the Ultimate Cut, which among other things takes an associated minted short and weaves it onto the main feature, resulting in a runtime of three-and-a-half hours

    It's pretty good, and has an excellent soundtrack. But there is rather a lot of it…

    I don't know if it's the original source, though I suspect it may be, of the excellent line "None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me."

    And then enough of The Wire to get me into S2 and the docks. Relatives of mine worked on the Merseyside docks as checkers (which is what Frank Sobotka and his fellow union members are) back in the day, but I think that was before everything became containerised; more like it was in that episode of Boys from the Black Stuff with the blokes plundering crates in the hold

    Goodnight all

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  • ladymuck
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    Evening all, greetings from Lisbon

    This morning was all get up, get to the airport. Then the Concorde Room, then flying, then unpacking then out.

    This morning was dull and damp. On landing it was sunny. Light rain on our walk from bar 1 to bar 2. A balmy 14 degrees but it was knocking on 20 earlier in the week.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been a rack of ribs in a smoky BBQ glaze with loads of fries

    Accompanied by the end of the Trucking Hell I started watching last week, and the start of the next

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  • NickFitz
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    Various bits of tidying and sorting things out are being accomplished one step at a time here. In particular, after I'd knocked off, I finally got around to disassembling the Billy bookcase height extension units, for which the ceiling here isn't high enough. These had been put on the table towards the back of the living room when I was moving in and have been there ever since, inevitably getting other stuff left on top of them. They have now been reduced to their component parts and stacked neatly in a far corner of the fitted wardrobe (which is huge)

    Next step is to reassemble the bookcase I used to use for DVDs. I already assembled this once but the panel pins that hold the back on all bent and so on and I took it apart again in frustration. Since then, its components have been leaning on the wall in the corner behind the table that bore the height extension units. I realised a while back that there was really no point getting rid of it for the sake of a few panel pins, so I went and bought a box of them from the hardware shop round the corner

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: corned beef butties and a bag of plain crisps

    Still sunny from time to time out, despite quite a lot of cloud floating about

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