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    Sunny now, very Simpsonsesque.

    Warm enough to break into a sweat whilst doing a bit of gardening.

    The Old Farts lunchtime coffee meeting went quite well.

    3 of us went at the end of May, another one went 2 years ago, and the other chap left about 4 years ago.

    This last chap had a mole removed, was informed there was nothing sinister, next he was informed it was basal cell carcinoma, two days after that at about 16:30 on a Friday afternoon, was informed it was a melanoma.

    Which seems like an interesting experience.

    In other other news, had an email from Regressive about a nice £50/hr contract down in Devon.

    Sadly I don't have any of the skills they want.

    Aside from that, a perfect match.

    There's a contract/temp thing going somewhere in Mid Glam.

    The contract rate is £35/hr, the temp rate is £15 to £23/hr.

    Tea/dinner this evening is the remains of Sunday's roast beef with onions & carrots.

    This is a nice change from the more usual roast beef with carrots & onions.

    It was very nice.

    Lunch was Heinz(tm) baked beans on Morrisons Ancient Grain toast.

    It was nice enough.

    I had a Welshcake with the coffee at lunch time.

    Now watching an ancient ep of "Castle".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Sunny now, very Simpsonsesque.
    Turned quite sunny here too now

    Today's main achievement has been that I decided the lid of the deep fat fryer was still excessively grungy, and set about cleaning it properly. I ended up disassembling it (i.e. undoing four small screws) which allowed me to work on its components with a scraper and then a scouring pad, removing all caked-on (fried-on?) residue and even making the window see-through again. It's not quite as good as new, but it's a damn sight better than when I started. And it should be, for I spent about an hour on it

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    Stone me, my left elbow is unpleasantly painful.

    But then again, that's been true for months.

    I may have to consult the doctor.

    In other news, the brave little soldier next door managed to mow both his lawns, which is almost a record.

    Did a crap job, mind you, but it's better than a fecking hayfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    In other news, the brave little soldier next door managed to mow both his lawns, which is almost a record.

    Did a crap job, mind you, but it's better than a fecking hayfield.
    Shame for the bees if the clover was still flowering, though. They like that, it seems. Still, there's probably plenty of other places for them to go

    A small but significant patch of the living room has been… well, I don't know if "tidied up" is correct, but most of the stuff that was there has been redistributed to other parts of the living room.

    This allowed for a couple of immediate improvements. Firstly, I used the small set of steps to put some bulky files that were piled there on top of the bookcases; the shelves are too high to reach otherwise, and there wasn't previously any space to put the steps in.

    Secondly, I rescued the exercise bike that's been trapped there for ages, and moved it to a spot where I can actually use it.

    But most importantly, I can now rearrange the two desks that make up my work area further away from the bookcases and nearer to the wall by the fire. This means I can work more comfortably, not having the shelves so close behind, nor having to squeeze through a small gap to get behind the desks. I can also then construct an Ikea storage unit that's still in its box after about two years, generally getting in the way, and put it against the wall between the end of the bookcases and the door. I can then store other things that currently clutter the place in it, which is good if I avoid the temptation to fill it with crap.

    And once that's done, I can put the printer and Internet stuff on it, and take down the small shelving unit in the corner near the bay window on which they currently live, which is now behind the TV among a load of boxes and thus very hard to reach. And with that sorted out, I can then move the remainder of the stuff from the space I'm currently addressing over to there, thus having all the crap isolated in that area waiting for me to go through it, while the rest of the room will be more liveable in than it has been for many a long year

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    Very nice evening repast of pork chops, chips, peas, and gravy

    The chips came out particularly well due to the new oil

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    And tonight's telly was much the same as last night: Russian convicts whilst eating, then later a further episode of S2 of Spiral/Engrenages.

    Quite tired today, which I suspect is due to leaving the curtains open enough to let some light in this morning, which duly woke me at 4:15am and stopped me getting back to sleep properly afterwards. I'm keeping the curtains shut tonight

    Goodnight all

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    Morning all

    Clear blue skies and sunshine here, which makes a difference from last night's deluge. At one point a guy called Noah rang our door bell, he had a male springer spaniel with him, and was asking if he could take Millie.
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    Morning denizens

    Becoming rather sunny and Simpsonesque out

    Keeping the curtains firmly shut worked: I slept like a log for nearly eight hours before waking feeling thoroughly refreshed

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    Morning all

    Sunny n cloudy in Manchester today.

    Someone is leaving so we are having an 'off site' meeting from 3.30 - think we will be doing a tapas bar (probably this one Tapas & Spanish Restaurant - Northern Quarter | Evuna)

    Have a great day now.

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    Morning all.

    Vaguely sunny.

    Currently suffering from something or other I ate yesterday.

    Probably the gooseberries I ate off the bushes, and even more probably the pretty unpleasant gooseberry crumble made by the next door neighbour.

    Had the gripes for much of the night and I got up at about half 8 & have been dozing in my armchair ever since until some oik phoned up wanting to professionally clean the oven.

    The griping seems to have passed a bit now, which is good.
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