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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue
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    Sticky: Turned sunny again out. I'm about to start...

    Turned sunny again out.

    I'm about to start reading Microsoft documentation. Feel free to offer up prayers for my safe passage through their website navigation :ohwell
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    Sticky: Couple of roast chicken thighs, reheated, for...

    Couple of roast chicken thighs, reheated, for lunch :tongue

    The showers have arrived :)
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    Sticky: No more stewed berries? :(

    No more stewed berries? :(
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. DIII

    Showers out this afternoon. Good job none of you ever go outside :)


    Frozen Alive - ”When your Jeep spins lazily off the mountain road and slams backward into a snowbank, you don’t worry...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Starting to turn quite...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Starting to turn quite Simpsonesque out there, with a light breeze ruffling the foliage :)
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    Sticky: I've reached page 102 of Day of the Triffids - a...

    I've reached page 102 of Day of the Triffids - a 1961 Penguin edition, original price 2/6, 95p when I bought it about twenty to twenty-five years ago :)

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Excellent - both the gammon and the bottle opener...

    Excellent - both the gammon and the bottle opener :D
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    Sticky: And not bothering with any TV either, as my left...

    And not bothering with any TV either, as my left ear is a bit swollen inside, so probably needs a break from the hearing aid. I’ll practice the ancient art of reading a book instead :nerd
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    Sticky: Not bothering with anything for tea tonight, as I...

    Not bothering with anything for tea tonight, as I ate so much this afternoon :)

    Well, I might have a bag of crisps or some kind of light snack in a while, but that'll be as much as I need.
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    Sticky: Home again! :banana: An enjoyable day, with...

    Home again! :banana:

    An enjoyable day, with multiple of our cousins in attendance along with their children - the latter being alarmingly grown-up these days, sporting partners and buying flats,...
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    Sticky: The secret is to cook the stuff properly in the...

    The secret is to cook the stuff properly in the kitchen, then just stick it on the barbecue for a few minutes to get the smoky flavour :D

    Better be off, I suppose :wave:
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    Sticky: Barbecue for me, once I get there :tongue

    Barbecue for me, once I get there :tongue
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    Sticky: Me on a normal Sunday: *does absolutely nothing*...

    Me on a normal Sunday: *does absolutely nothing*

    Me on a Sunday when I have to go somewhere: "What a pain, if I didn't have to do this I'd be able to get on with x, and I could spend some time on...
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    Happy birthday! :yay: :banana: :cheers:...

    Happy birthday! :yay: :banana: :cheers: :birthday: :cheers: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: :wave:

    :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Simpsonesque morning...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Simpsonesque morning out :)

    Heading south at around eleven… though I could get away with quarter past, and will probably end up dithering and leaving then anyway...
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    Sticky: Oh, it's still there, presumably in case they...

    Oh, it's still there, presumably in case they don't get the new one (which, from a brief inspection, I suspect to be "pre-used" rather than actually new) working :D

    Tonight's epic entertainment...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was as usual :tongue They...

    And very nice it was as usual :tongue

    They were too busy for her to have time to think of some spurious reason why they weren’t busy :rolleyes:

    And they’ve got a new telly to replace the 14”...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: Yes, it's a cracking book! This one attempts to...

    Yes, it's a cracking book! This one attempts to emulate it, I think, but doesn't quite manage to pull it off. Still interesting though :)
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    Sticky: Read some stuff about the Mississippi Scheme...

    Read some stuff about the Mississippi Scheme in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (though I only have an abridged edition thereof; I must get a proper one some time).

    And...
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    Sticky: A simple but nutritious luncheon: chipolata and...

    A simple but nutritious luncheon: chipolata and bacon butty, in sesame seed bloomer with red sauce :tongue
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Sunny and...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Sunny and Simpsonesque out :)

    There was a brief shower a while ago, but there don't seem to be any more forecast.
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    Sticky: Much fine furriness in tonight's home cinema...

    Much fine furriness in tonight's home cinema experience with a rewatch of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014); and most excellent they both were...
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    Sticky: Advantage of tall windows: from my armchair I’m...

    Advantage of tall windows: from my armchair I’m watching thin layers of low cloud chasing across the just-past-full moon at a rate of knots. Looks wonderful :)
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    Sticky: Tonight’s tea has been M&S chunky battered cod...

    Tonight’s tea has been M&S chunky battered cod (or possibly haddock - I chucked the box away as they take up less room in the freezer that way) with chips and beans. Inordinately nice, it was :tongue
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    Sticky: That was next-door-but-one, if you're referring...

    That was next-door-but-one, if you're referring to the one carted off the other night :bluelight

    If you're referring to the several young gentlemen carted off eleven years or so ago over the...
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    Sticky: My upstairs neighbours are back, having been away...

    My upstairs neighbours are back, having been away all this week. I strongly suspect them of having been on holiday, but of course it's impossible to prove.
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    Sticky: Having fun with map-related stuff this afternoon...

    Having fun with map-related stuff this afternoon :bang:

    And occasionally getting up to wander over to my lovely tall bay window, where I can look at the chestnut tree waving its arms around and...
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    Sticky: Raining steadily now and should continue into the...

    Raining steadily now and should continue into the night, according to the pocket oracle :)
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    Sticky: Oh, and the new Viz Comic is out :smokin In...

    Oh, and the new Viz Comic is out :smokin

    In fact, it was out about a week ago, but I missed their announcement of this fact on Twitter because I was trying (with limited success) to do something...
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    Sticky: Shopping done! :banana: A little rain on the...

    Shopping done! :banana:

    A little rain on the outward journey, but it's been holding off since then :)

    This week's News for Sainsbury's Shoppers: the large bottles of Filippo Berio olive oil are...
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    Sticky: Nice pali! :banana: :yay: :banana:

    Nice pali! :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey and a bit breezy...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey and a bit breezy out; no rain yet, though :)

    That will turn up when I go out to do the shopping, then continue through until tonight, it seems :frown

    Temperature...
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    Sticky: A couple more episodes of SWAT watched. ...

    A couple more episodes of SWAT watched.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Trundling done, so all set for bin day :)

    Trundling done, so all set for bin day :)
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    Sticky: Chicken cacciatore out of the freezer for tea,...

    Chicken cacciatore out of the freezer for tea, with potato wedges and petit pois :tongue

    Better get out the back and do some trundling now.
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    Sticky: Finally managed to get my mojo back enough to get...

    Finally managed to get my mojo back enough to get some stuff done. I'll be breaking for dinner soon, but hopefully having made some headway will inspire me to carry on tomorrow :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: In procrastination news, my inability to settle...

    In procrastination news, my inability to settle down and get on with stuff I actually want to do over the last two days has resulted in the complete eradication of the persistent and long established...
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    Sticky: Sausage and bacon roll for lunch :tongue

    Sausage and bacon roll for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Do it direct. Takes hardly any time if you have...

    Do it direct. Takes hardly any time if you have the details to hand, so why pay a hefty commission? You'll need to find the details anyway for a PPI company to get any decent results.
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Nice and grey with a...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Nice and grey with a bit of a breeze out - until right now, when the sun has suddenly come out for no good reason :)
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, for I have been rereading John...

    No telly tonight, for I have been rereading John Wyndham's Trouble with Lichen :nerd

    Heavy shower just now, but I think it's already passed.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: For tea tonight: fried smoked gammon steak, fried...

    For tea tonight: fried smoked gammon steak, fried egg, pineapple, chips, and beans. Absolutely delicious :tongue
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    Sticky: Which leads, via a link to its author, to The...

    Which leads, via a link to its author, to The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States - Wikipedia which is an excellent book, and well worth reading :nerd
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    Sticky: Meteorologists "baffled" as I manage to pop over...

    Meteorologists "baffled" as I manage to pop over to Sainsbury's Local for a few bits without getting rained on :)
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    Sticky: Chicken and barley soup for lunch, with both...

    Chicken and barley soup for lunch, with both brown and white toast :tongue
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    Sticky: Otter lunacy in Co Clare as farmer rescues...

    Otter lunacy in Co Clare as farmer rescues frightened animal
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