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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: pork cutlet in a wholemeal bap with apple sauce, and a bag of crisps

    And this morning, I took a few minutes to pop down and get a big box of old newspapers and magazines out of the boot of the Corolla, these being the ones I brought back from Derbyshire the other weekend which were originally my Dad's. I found the TV Times from 1961 with his play in it

    I also took some stuff that's been cluttering the boot ever since I moved across to the garage. Tomorrow or Sunday, I need to head south to help clear some rubbish out of the parents' place, as we're about to put it on the market. My sister and her husband have moved some of it, but got banned from the local tip for a month for going too frequently

    My brother's got a big car and can move a fair amount in one go, and the gardener's also willing to help. But I'm going to do my bit and shift a couple of carloads. That seems to be about the limit in a week if you don't want to get barred. But assuming I get away with those, I can then bring a third load back here, as our tip's not far away so it's no trouble

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Friday.

    Dry.

    Wanly sunny.

    Overcast.

    19.5 deg in here, 20.5 deg in the kitchen, 19.5 deg in the leanto.

    1010 mBar, 29.8252 in Hg, 757.56 Torr, 14.6488 psi, (down from 1013 last night), 78% RH (GDR hair), 66% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 11th of October 2019 Jeremiah S2 had come to a conclusion and "Name of the Rose E1" went unwatched, whereas NF was watching "The Hunger Games" because he likes it.

    Walk (unabbreviated) walked in the cold breeze & wan sunshine, I saw my shadow at least twice.

    Lunch: scrambled egg etc.

    Entertainment: some bollox on R4 about lying politicians (is there any other kind? Just askin' for a friend, like) which went <click> due to lack of innerest.

    Veronica Mars S3 E15 "Papa's Cabin".

    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Today, 11:37.

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  • WTFH
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    Buongiorno tutti!

    Sorry, keyboard is still in Italian mode.
    Morning all
    TFIF, etc. full flight later.

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  • ladymuck
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    And in other news from yesterday, the useless Ealing parking enforcement layabouts did SFA about the car that blocked the space I'd paid for. They didn't even come round to issue a ticket.

    It was fortunate that the adjacent driveway that leads to some small commercial buildings didn't have many comings and goings as they had to block that for loading.

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  • ladymuck
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    Well that was a damp squib.

    No broadband today because the conduit (?) from the junction on the pavement to the property is too corroded to pass the cable through. BT have to come out to repair it.

    So, that won't be done in time for me to return to work next week or do the interview I had lined up for Tuesday morning.

    Feck and buggeration.

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  • ladymuck
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    Morning all

    Sunny, clear sky. Currently 17 degrees with a high of 24 expected. Barometer down to 1017 mBar.

    It was delightful to sleep in a properly dark bedroom after two years of ineffective curtains / blinds. Didn't sleep all that well as I was a bit achy but that'll soon pass.

    Broadband installation person is due imminently, I must be first on the job list. I wish them luck finding a parking space.

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  • xoggoth
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    for it is Viz publication day
    Ah! Something to live for! Apart from boring Sainburies shop may have a loony lady 3 walk today. Get round to phoning her later.

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  • NickFitz
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    Morning denizens

    Friday!

    Sunny start today, and a warm one at 15°C. It's supposed to get to 22° later, which is nice enough as long as it doesn't go on for too long. The barometers are down though, at 1002/1010mB

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  • NickFitz
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    Tea tonight was oniony chicken casserole with chips and peas

    And telly was the police night shift thing in Gloucestershire, this time mainly about Cheltenham during the horse racing festival, when the entire town centre of an evening is full of people from elsewhere who've been drinking since ten in the morning

    Friday tomorrow!

    Goodnight all

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I have been moved. The removal lads did a fab job and now I'm sat surrounded by boxes and no internet (other than mobile). The bed is made and I've picked up dinner from a Carribbean place around the corner.

    Tomorrow, after my broadband has been installed, I have to go back to the old place to empty the fridge and bring the contents back. I'll switch my fridge freezer on before I go to bed to get it nicely chilled in readiness.

    So far, so good.
    Congratulations!

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  • NickFitz
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    To Big Sainsbury's I did go, for it is Viz publication day and Not-As-Big one doesn't stock it. Among the usual delights, I treated myself to a bottle of Bollinger, the better to celebrate on the night and early morning of July 4th-5th

    No chip shop on the way home though, as I didn't fancy it tonight

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  • ladymuck
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    I have been moved. The removal lads did a fab job and now I'm sat surrounded by boxes and no internet (other than mobile). The bed is made and I've picked up dinner from a Carribbean place around the corner.

    Tomorrow, after my broadband has been installed, I have to go back to the old place to empty the fridge and bring the contents back. I'll switch my fridge freezer on before I go to bed to get it nicely chilled in readiness.

    So far, so good.

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  • NickFitz
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    Just sat through a long Teams meeting with system architects, security people, and so on. At the end, just after five, we were all saying goodbye and one of them said "Have a great weekend, everyone!" Then a short pause and he said, in a plaintive tone: "Oh God, it's still only Thursday."

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  • NickFitz
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    Lunch: ham toasties

    These were made using almost the last of the white bloomer I got from Chatsworth. It's exceptionally light and airy compared to the stuff from the Sainsbury's in-store bakery

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  • DoctorStrangelove
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    Morning.

    Thursday.

    Wanly sunny.

    Dry.

    Blue sky in parts, otherwise high overcast.

    Cool in here at 18.9 deg, 19.5 deg in the kitchen, 19 deg in the leanto.

    1016 and a tad mBar, 30.00 in Hg, 762.2 Torr, 14.7387 psi, (down from 1017 last night), 79% RH (GDR hair), 68% RH (Lidl electric).

    Meanwhile on the 11th of October 2019 there was a mother's meeting type gathering of the s in Witherspoons in Swansea during a deluge of biblical proportions, the other incumbents being happily retired unlike me, I didn't watch the tv version of "Name of the Rose" that appeared on the Beeb that evening, preferring the joys of the end of Jeremiah S2, whereas LM was watch Arena about some $50M art swindle and NF was enjoying a pork chop from the market.

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

    No Mow May is now history with all the results in the compost heap: no bees had visited for days. Knackered now. :.

    Lunch: cheesy beans on toast etc.

    Entertainment: Sliced bread on spiky things to lie on.

    TWATO. Discussing the Supreme Court waffling on about emissions of CO2: odd that we worry so much when the Chinese emit more in a decade than the UK has since 1750. But never mind, I'm sure it makes the tossers feel ever so much better.

    Downstairs roughly vacced for something to do. Even moved stuff.

    Entertainment: Veronica Mars S3 E13 "Mars, Bars". The one where Veronica is in gaol.

    Tea: chicken in white sauce: I managed not to detonate it this time, etc.

    Entertainment: PM.

    Dan Do: Oak framed house on Sir Mon, boring house in Llanelli, extended bungalow somewhere or other.

    Villages by the sea: Charlestown. I had an interview somewhere around there in 1993.

    Doctor Who "The Pyramids of Mars". With the new guy waffling a bit here & there for reasons I'm unaware of.

    David Tennant reviewing the Classic Doctors.

    Some utter bollox about UAPs on Blaze.

    Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; Yesterday, 21:51.

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