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  • NickFitz
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    Tonight's car was a Renault 5 GT Turbo, which I'd seen before; must have been on at the weekend recently. It ended up returning to its original owner

    And they did, in fact, move on to S2 of the gold diggers. They've started introducing some additional teams now, having presumably decided to expand based on the positive reception of the first series.

    The opal hunters found some nice bits; and the sapphire hunters didn't have much chance to find sapphires as they were coping with unprecedented storms and concomitant flooding, presumably the same weather the opal hunters were coping with in recent shows.

    And that was that; Monday, the one day when I don't have to decide what to watch because I just watch this tripe

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea: chicken madras with rice and naan

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  • NickFitz
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    Finally got around to digging out the logbooks V5Cs for the cars and updating their address. Very smooth process at DVLA, I thought

    Then I went to update the details for their insurance. For some reason, the insurance for the Toyota went up by about thirty-five quid, plus an admin fee; apparently I should be pleased that said fee was reduced because I made the change online

    Meanwhile, the Super Monkey Car's went down: no admin fee mentioned and, as it's now kept in a garage, I shall receive a refund to the tune of £7.25. Boomed!

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  • NickFitz
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    Phone call from the agency/consultancy/whatever they are about the "new" gig. It amuses me that their various representatives often seem not to realise that I've already been at ClientGov under different auspices for almost two years, so know all the ins and outs of the place. Still, nice to know they're keen to help if I encounter any problems

    And I finally got around to looking at the agenda for the kickoff Teams meeting. Glad to see it's been scheduled for the comparatively civilised time of 10am; not so keen on the item about "mandatory training" but IIRC it's supposed to be redone every 12 months so I'm about due for it again anyway

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch was a couple of cold Southern not-fried chicken bits

    And then away to the old flat, where I spent some time sorting assorted junk into to-be-binned, to-be-recycled, and to-be-brought-here. Then I brought some of the last of these back with me; odd stuff that hadn't been worth moving before like the suitcase which I hardly use now as I don't go anywhere, the attaché case I haven't used for years (I think it still has some NCR timesheets from circa 2006 in it), and a bunch of cables and stuff which will never be used but which it's important to keep around Just In Case

    I need to do some more sorting out at this end really, to make room for the remaining junk

    Oh, but I did find one useful thing: the "smart" lightbulb. The living room here has two lights with dimmer switches, but the one towards the back of the room has an undimmable LCD bulb. So I've replaced that with the "smart" one, which immediately recognised that it was back in reach of my home automation controller, despite being on a different wifi network and said controller being an Apple TV, which isn't even the same Apple TV as before because I bought the new one since moving. I'm just waiting for it to turn on, as it's set to do so fifteen minutes before sunrise… and there it is! Sometimes, Apple stuff really does Just Work™

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  • NickFitz
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    Links are up

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Glorious sunshine first thing but now there's a black cloud making it's presence felt. Rain is not forecast until 5pm though so it'll have to wait. It's 16 degrees at present with a high of 17 forecast.

    Apparently January and February are the coldest months here, according to the staff who are wrapped up warm and complaining about the cold.

    There are two cruise ships in port so HWMBO has decided against going into Funchal for a mooch around while I have a massage in a bid to sort out my stuff neck and shoulder. Later today we have afternoon tea on what is a semi outdoor terrace so hopefully the rain doesn't turn up early.

    Yesterday, after sampling the local drink, poncha, we had a fabulous dinner in a local neighbourhood restaurant. Excellent food and service, good value for money.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Ok.

    Which of the assembled congregation is this then?

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pictured-d...201317200.html

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Greyness is receding outside and giving way to a reasonable amount of blue sky with white fluffiness taking up the rest of the space. Mild again at 7°C with 9° on the cards, and the barometers are almost the same, being 1mB down on yesterday at 1012/1020mB

    None of the usual wildlife seems to be out and about yet, but I just had a sighting of a rare Wiltshire Farm Foods delivery person making a drop-off to somebody in the art deco block opposite

    And my calendar is reminding me that HMRC expects Self Assessment stuff to be sorted out by close of play tomorrow, so if you've been putting that off, now's the time to deal with it

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  • xoggoth
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    Following a chat with ll1 yesterday, thought I'd go through my various collectable items to see if any are worth anything. Waste of time checking online. Got 2 perfect condition commemorative coins of 1981 Charles/Diana wedding. From Google could be worth anything between £2.99 to £80,085.

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Monday.

    Dry.

    Almost bright.

    Less chilly in here at 11.4 deg, 10.5 deg in the kitchen, 9 deg in the leanto, 7.5 deg in the saltinghouse.

    1025 mBar, 30.2682 in Hg, 768.8 Torr, 14.866 psi, (up from 1022 last night), 66% RH (GDR hair), 66% RH (Lidl electric).

    Telex machine glowing.

    Back complaining vigorously.

    Smalls in the WM.

    Meanwhile back on the 20th of April 2019 NF had finished reading a book borrowed from his brother, "Blind Ambition" by John Dean, while Xogg had been looking up strange words, and I was downing antihistamines like a good un.

    Smalls out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

    Shirts in the WM.

    Sun's out.

    Shirts out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

    Cottons in the WM.

    Shopping trips to Morrisons & Tesco done dusted washed dried sanitised & put away.

    Caught the bus back across the river which saved my legs from a mile of stagger.

    Shirts in off the line & in the TD.

    Cottons out of the WM and pegged out on the line.

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons sunflower & pumpkin seed toasted crust, bramble jelly & marmalade on slices of toast, red corner yog (penultimate until the price gets cut again), 0.91*1.51 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Shirts out of the TD and roughly iRoned, now airing upstairs.

    Combination of underpants and cottons in the TD, these being the items closest to dry on the line.

    There's a couple of pillowslips in there that I bought to see what they're like. Not impressed so far, but they'll do at a pinch.

    I wish Shaws had delayed going bust until I'd bought more stuff off them. Finding the equivalents elsewhere is a pain the arse.

    The new pillowslips look like they should last at least 3 washes before disintegrating. .

    Cottons & socks in off the line & in the TD.

    The towels remain out there since they might just dry a little whereas they'll dry not at all in the laundry basket.

    Cottons & socks out of the TD, the pillowslips duly iRoned.

    Towels into the TD having dried very little more while they waited on the line.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce with rice n peas, the last of the mango slices, a yog, 0.91*1.55 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Wheeler Dealers S17 E8 1987 Renault 5 GT Turbo: bought £6k, Total: £7796, sold (to the previous owner, that old favourite): £11k. Looked nice.

    Towels out of the TD & airing upstairs. The socks haven't been aired yet.

    Joy of Painting: E11: the sloping grassy knoll one. . Well that was odd. Not quite the grassy knoll I was expecting. Didn't start snoring until 19:49 on this one.

    Dr Pimplepopper S3 E12: lady with a remarkable lipoma on the back of her head.

    Curse of Oak Island S9 E19. "Shoal me the money". As feckin if.. We ain't found tulip this week so we'll go looking to see if we can't find tulip in the sea instead just for a change, like. .

    Big magnetometer signal off Frog island.

    Junk of iron on lot 8.

    And wood, more wood, mud, an iron spike, wood, muddy wood, and water from the latest can.

    The excitement is overwhelming.

    Gary is even more irritating than usual.

    Secrets in the Ice. Siberia: burial site: body wrapped in tree bark. Vehicle lost by Bird turns up in an iceberg. Ice caves on Mt St Helens. Mammoths on St Paul Island Alaska thousands of years after they'd died out on the mainland.

    The narrator is even more fecking irritating than fecking Gary is fecking irritating. It's the twat that over emphasises stuff on Trucking Hell.
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  • WTFH
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    Morning all

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  • NickFitz
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    After the usual Sunday New Zealand police stuff earlier, this evening's viewing started with The Repair Shop, of which I still have many, many episodes in hand

    And then a couple of old episodes 24 Hours in A&E

    Goodnight all

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  • WTFH
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    TFBSZ.
    Got a few bits of (unpaid) work next week, having snaffled half a rhubarb crown from a friend, she wants me to come round and prune her apple tree. I also need to let a plumber in to the beach house for him to do a couple of repairs and check up on a tree surgeon who is doing work on the neighbour’s hedge at the beach house. This may also mean that me and The DogTW get to have a couple of walks on the beach now they’ve repaired the bridge from the car park.

    Anyone want to place a bet on how long/where I sleep tonight? I’m guessing 4 hours, mostly in the spare room.

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea has been a Pukka chicken and mushroom pie with chips, peas and gravy, which was very nice indeed

    And some jeans have been put through the wash

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