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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Drumming people just went by!

    Not sure if they're the same ones as used to come past in the early evening. First two or three of them, one of whom has the drum, seemed to be in white robes; and there are about six of them including at least one woman. They look more like ISKCON types than the weirdoes who used to come past. Also, drumming more slowly.
    They just came back on this side: eight of them, mainly women, including a little girl. Definitely not the same weirdoes. Looks more like a Hindu family having a day out walking down the road and back again with a drum

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    Late lunch of a small fry-up. Exceedingly nice, it was

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    Wonder where the good doctor is today?

    Might have been trampled in a Bank Holiday sale at B&Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Wonder where the good doctor is today?

    Might have been trampled in a Bank Holiday sale at Aldi or Lidl
    ftfy

    i feel really rough today, for some unknown reason.

    runny nose, thick head, grumbly guts.

    must be the first day i'm not being paid for <last two weeks was paid notice, but feck all to do ;-) >

    oh, well.

    maybe a beer or two will help.

    and a bit of space opera reading.
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    My parents' Roomba broke down a few weeks ago. They had insurance or something for such matters, so it got sent off to see if it could be repaired. It couldn't, as it turned out, so they were offered some amount of money.

    However, they were entitled to a new replacement under the terms of the policy, and the amount offered wouldn't cover the cost of an equivalent model, so they kicked up a fuss. They spoke to someone there, who agreed and promised to send out a new one.

    The new one didn't arrive, so they phoned and spoke to someone else, who apparently had a pretty snotty attitude but said they'd look into it, then never phoned back.

    So yesterday they phoned and spoke to yet another person, who apologised, and checked, and told them they'd definitely receive their new one today, delivered by AO.

    At lunchtime today, a delivery chap from AO arrived… with three new Roombas

    I've told them, if the company can't be bothered to come and collect the extra two, I'll have one of them

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    sausages, eggs and chips for dinner.
    comfort food.

    still feel rough, though.

    feck it.

    where IS the doctor?

    did he finish the interossitor and get whisked off to a parallel universe?

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    To the Chinese for dinner, and very nice it was as always

    This evening's hypothesis for not being busy: Bank Holiday + half term = people gone away

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    A day of gardening, dog walking, and wine drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    A day of gardening, dog walking, and wine drinking.

    TFBSZ
    I drank no wine, which means I am now struggling to find the land of nod.

    I had intended a 6am swim. Guessing that's looking unlikely...

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    Still no word from the good doctor?

    Tonight's entertainment started with The Mountain Between Us (2017), in which Kate Winslet and Idris Elba find themselves stranded high in the Rocky Mountains after the light aircraft they've chartered to circumvent an airline delay crashes. I thought this was excellent; no doubt the IMDb trivia and goofs sections are full of smartarses eager to point out that x couldn't happen, or that y would only occur when the temperature is so many degrees, but those people are sad and have no life. I think it's a really good story, and it doesn't matter if it wouldn't really happen that way, because it's a story not a documentary

    And to follow, a rewatch of The Devil Wears Prada (2006), another excellent film: it has me laughing out loud for the first fifteen minutes or so, by which time I've been drawn into the story, which is great and also offers quite a few more laugh-out-loud moments throughout

    And then S1E2 of Spiral to round things off. The French legal system seems extremely odd; this business of prosecutors turning up at crime scenes is a bit weird but presumably similar to the way American DAs get involved in things (cf The Wire), but that they all report to the judge who apparently tells them what and what not to investigate… how the hell can the judge decide on a case when he decided what should be investigated? It makes no sense at all

    Still, that's the French for you, I suppose

    Goodnight all
    Last edited by NickFitz; 26th May 2019 at 03:48. Reason: Site crashed because of the links; had to come back later to get rid of the IMDb cruft thereon :-)

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