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  • xoggoth
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    Old farts coach trip to Rochester today. Inneresting castle. But ll3 expected me to carry her bag up all the old steps, felt like she had 1cwt of concrete in it.

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  • ladymuck
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    Afternoon all

    Dull and overcast, although it was reasonably bright first thing. Currently 16 degrees with a high of 17 due to be reached around 5pm. Barometer up to 1021 mBar.

    Decided to leave the house and go to the office today. Sadly I didn't bump into any of my contacts there who might feel inclined to offer me some work.

    I keep looking at things to pack and then reminding myself that I've paid people to do that.

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: Scotch broth and a crust of wholemeal

    It remains cloudy but dry out

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Wednesday.

    Grey.

    Sunless.

    Cold in here at 16.6 deg, 17 deg in the kitchen (kettle effect), 15 deg in the leanto.

    1019 mBar, 30.09 in Hg, 764.3 Torr, 14.779 psi (unchanged), 78% RH (GDR hair), 64% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 9th of October 2019 it was 0.2 deg cooler in here than today , the skool road near BlueSharp was being dug up, and one of WTFH's guinea fowl had gone to meet its maker having refused to return to the roost & thusly getting itself eaten, my walk in those dim & distant days took me to Tonna lock & back rather than up the hill to the res.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the cold grey gloom of the morning, though it brightened up a little towards the end.

    Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

    Entertainment: Y&Y <click>.

    TWATO <click>.

    Veronica Mars S3 E8 "Lord of the Pi's". More fraternity crap presumably. One can appreciate why it never made a S4. Gosh. Patty Hearst (the real one) as a guest. Mildly amusing. I have no recall of this whatsoever. One of the fraternity bros gets a plastic easter egg jammed up his jacksie. That must have made his eyes water a bit.

    Tea: sausage & mash etc.

    Entertainment: PM <click>

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Cloudy start, though looking as if it might develop gaps at any minute. Still no heatwave, being 9°C and reaching 16° later; the barometers are up a little more at 1009/1017mB

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  • NickFitz
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    Watched an old Police Interceptors earlier

    And then some Apple WWDC videos about various bits

    I've been feeling a bit under the weather since last night. Probably picked up some bug in the Peak District on Saturday

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's Chatsworth bounty has been spare ribs in a smoky bourbon sauce, with chips

    Exceptionally meaty ribs, they were. I wouldn't be surprised to learn they'd been cut from the Empress of Blandings, the prizewinning fat pig that appears in a number of P. G. Wodehouse stories

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by sadkingbilly View Post
    That's my local station (for another week). The step up from the platform to the train is not insignificant. It's harder stepping out of the train than getting into it. My knees doth complain much.

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  • NickFitz
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    The dentistry went well - nothing needed, so I'll just be going back for another checkup in six months

    And as I was over that side of town, I popped round to Iceland. So lunch has been a Greggs steak bake and sausage roll, home-baked

    The chestnut tree outside the old place is getting going with its annual conker formation

    It started raining just before I went out, and has continued doing so off and on ever since

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  • sadkingbilly
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    ladymuck - be careful getting the lizzy line
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn33v7z3xmyo

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  • sadkingbilly
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    The gas safety certificate came through.

    Contract signed, initial payment made.

    HWMBO has gone home.

    Car is booked in for its MOT
    Originally posted by NickFitz View Post



    multiquote is FUBAR

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny with lumps of fluff interrupting the blue sky. All rather simpsonesque. A light breeze ruffles the trees. Currently 13 degrees with a high of 15 expected. There could be some rain late afternoon. Barometer up to 1018 mBar.

    I had reserved a 50 sqft storage unit for the tat I'm not going to take to the new place but I think that'll be too big now so I need to call up to downsize to a 35 sqft unit. This weekend I will finally clear out the unit in Chiswick and move the stuff to the new place in West Ealing.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Tuesday.

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky in parts.

    Cool in here at 17.1 deg (0.2 deg away from Chilly), 18 deg in the kitchen, 16 deg in the leanto.

    1016 mBar, 30 in Hg, 762.06 Torr, 14.736 psi, (up from 1014 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 67% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 8th of October 2019 there was discussion of obscure error messages, F$M011 being one of mine of yore, whereas NF discerned a "1303", both of which are rather more comforting than a "1202" when you're trying to land on the moon, viewing appeared to consist of Dr Pimple Popper for me, and lots of Breaking Bad for NF.

    Blue sky didn't last long: it's like The End of Days out there now, with the Four Horsemen expected soon.

    Lunch: beans on toast etc.

    Entertainment: <click>

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the grey gloom with occasional drops of rain.

    Entertainment: Veronica Mars S3 E7 "Of vice and men".

    Tea: soup etc.

    Entertainment: PM <click> That's enough of the lying bastards for today. Actually Today was enough of the lying bastards for a whole month.

    Morse S1 E2 "The silent world of Nicholas Quinn (1987)" Stone me Lewis looks young, Morse, not so much. He looks much younger in the Sweeney a minute later.

    Scotland Yard "the case of the smiling widow (1957). Dear old Roger Delgado again. Forged paintings, dead cat, ?suicide? by gas oven (you could do that then, it doesn't work anymore, the house blows up instead when someone rings the doorbell).

    Maigret and the lady's companion S14 E1 (2004). Stone me that was a long one (over 2 hrs), but rather good. Only two more to go if I've read imdb correctly.

    Last 10 minutes of "The Equalizer" again. You can never have enough of some Russian scumbags being eliminated, the nail gun being a nice touch, the elimination of the head of the snake was good too.
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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Sunny start for a change, albeit with a fair few high white bits of fluff that may possibly be of the form known as cirrus. They seem mainly decorative rather than portentous. It's 9°C at the moment and only getting to 15°, while the barometers are bouncing back a bit at 1005/1013mB

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  • WTFH
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    Morning all
    Slightly more sociable time to get up today. No dog to walk , although I might go out for a stroll on my own round the hotel grounds.

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