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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion rewatch was The Hunger...

    Tonight's major motion rewatch was The Hunger Games (2012). I still think it's much better than the young people who were, one presumes, the target audience have any right to expect; we never had...
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    Sticky: Was it based on Williams's followup game to...

    Was it based on Williams's followup game to Defender? Stargate (video game) - Wikipedia
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    Sticky: Well, the lamb shank in red wine and redcurrant...

    Well, the lamb shank in red wine and redcurrant sauce turned out inordinately nice, accompanied by some homemade potato wedges out of the freezer and peas :tongue
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    Sticky: The soup has been turned off, and is being left...

    The soup has been turned off, and is being left to cool naturally for an hour or two. In the meantime, the lamb shanks and various sacrificial veg, along with a load of red wine and a bunch of...
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    Saw the 1987 incarnation of the Pink Fairies,...

    Saw the 1987 incarnation of the Pink Fairies, including him, at Acid Daze in Finsbury Park. Great set, so far as I recall. RIP :music:
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    Sticky: Just spent several hours trying to get the TomTom...

    Just spent several hours trying to get the TomTom JavaScript API to do something. Eventually, a lawyerly reading of such documentation as there is appertaining to said something led me to the...
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    Sticky: :wave: :bang:

    :wave: :bang:
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    Sticky: Last of the roast beef out of the freezer in ...

    Last of the roast beef out of the freezer in wholemeal bap for lunch :tongue

    That joint (calm down, Scourer!) has lasted for months. Must roast another one soon :)
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    Sticky: Scotch broth in the slow cooker with the remains...

    Scotch broth in the slow cooker with the remains of the other evening's roast lamb :tongue

    It was only a small joint, so there'll only be three or four bowls out of it. That's plenty to be going...
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    Sticky: It gives all the smart and competent - and...

    It gives all the smart and competent - and therefore well-paid - people a chance to get out while the getting's good; no need to pay redundancy if they leave voluntarily. Then they're left with the...
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    Sticky: Yes, I did that when I was too decrepit to go to...

    Yes, I did that when I was too decrepit to go to the shops, though in my case it was due to surgery and I'm better now :p
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    Sticky: Done! :banana: And prescription collected,...

    Done! :banana:

    And prescription collected, which I often forget :smokin

    I wanted some lamb shanks but the meat fridge didn't have any. However there were some on the butcher's counter, so I...
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    Sticky: Off to do the shopping :wave:

    Off to do the shopping :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Another clear,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Another clear, slightly chilly start :)

    In other news, the woman who runs the Neighbourhood Watch group went away for a couple of days this week and, on her return,...
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    Sticky: Having finished E3 of Rise of the Nazis whilst...

    Having finished E3 of Rise of the Nazis whilst eating, tonight's main viewing was S1E6 and E7 of Breaking Bad, which is the end of S1 due to a writers' strike.

    And the recycling bin is out.
    ...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been chicken jalfrezi (from the...

    Tea tonight has been chicken jalfrezi (from the other week, out of the freezer - only one more of those left) with the usual rice and naan. Very flavoursome :tongue
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    Sticky: Great minds think alike :D

    Great minds think alike :D
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    Sticky: I just use the given quantities and stick the...

    I just use the given quantities and stick the surplus portions in the freezer for when I can't be bothered to cook. (Though "for 4" often works out to 3 or even 2 in my case.)
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    Sticky: Ham toasties for lunch again, thereby polishing...

    Ham toasties for lunch again, thereby polishing off the ham :tongue



    After it burst, it got much better very rapidly and has been fine since, thanks :)

    Mind you, I've been more attentive to...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out :) ...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out :)

    Marginally less chilly out there than yesterday at 14°C, and forecast to reach the dizzy heights of 20°, which coincidentally is what it's already got back...
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    Sticky: Having watched the first couple of episodes the...

    Having watched the first couple of episodes the other month, this evening I watched S1E3, E4, and E5 of Breaking Bad. About time I watched it again :D

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: For tonight's repast, I had another go at making...

    For tonight's repast, I had another go at making that donner kebab meat recipe, which again turned out very nice; bunch of thin slices thereof stuffed in a pitta with sweet chilli sauce, and some...
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    Sticky: I am also intrigued by this seeded bread, so do...

    I am also intrigued by this seeded bread, so do report back should you try some - it's good to hear a range of opinions on such vital matters :D

    I have to make a special trip over the river to...
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    Sticky: It appears I watched that in June 2017...

    It appears I watched that in June 2017, and quite enjoyed it :)

    Managed to get my mojo back slightly now the jeans are done and hung on the clotheshorse, mainly by working out how to get the...
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    Sticky: A few pairs of jeans in the wash. Finding it...

    A few pairs of jeans in the wash.

    Finding it hard to summon up enthusiasm for this map stuff this afternoon :ohwell

    TBH I'm just a bit short on enthusiasm for anything at all today, as I...
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    Sticky: Sausage-oriented lunch :tongue

    Sausage-oriented lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: In the mid-1980s my hardware-focused friend...

    In the mid-1980s my hardware-focused friend acquired a bubble memory card from a place where he was working; they'd got it for evaluation a couple of years before. He ended up building it into a...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, but a tad...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, but a tad chillier than it has been at 10°C :frown

    Within, the temperature has dipped to 19.9°C; I shall start unpacking the wooly jumpers soon.
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    Sticky: Watched part of E3 of Rise of the Nazis whilst...

    Watched part of E3 of Rise of the Nazis whilst dining, but tonight's main entertainment was reading The Rats by James Herbert. I remember this circulating at school around the time it came out (1974)...
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    Sticky: My great aunt (who was more like a grandmother in...

    My great aunt (who was more like a grandmother in many ways, our actual grandmother - her sister - having died when my Mum was eight) collected metal ornaments and things and got hold of a toasting...
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    Sticky: Roast shoulder of lamb for tea, with the usual...

    Roast shoulder of lamb for tea, with the usual trimmings. Very tasty :tongue

    It was a knuckle half meaning the rest of the meat will be slightly stringy, so I might make Scotch broth with it, to...
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    Sticky: The bot that tweets pages from old computer...

    The bot that tweets pages from old computer magazines tweeted a review of Night Hunter from 1989! :happy

    YORE COMPU​TER 🕹 on Twitter: "1989:

    ST Amiga Format - Issue 08 (1989-02)(Future...
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    Sticky: Just remembered that a few weeks ago, the...

    Just remembered that a few weeks ago, the landlord was talking to upstairs guy - our doors are opposite, so he was just outside. As I was going to the kitchen I caught a few words about something...
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    Sticky: No toasting fork, sadly :ohwell But the...

    No toasting fork, sadly :ohwell

    But the Breville does an excellent job :tongue
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    Sticky: Ham toasties for lunch :tongue

    Ham toasties for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: There's a gas fire sitting in pieces in the back...

    There's a gas fire sitting in pieces in the back yard, and the workman is upstairs; no idea if he was also downstairs earlier though. But it looks like that's what's going on.

    As I've not heard...
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    Sticky: There's drilling going on, and a specimen of the...

    There's drilling going on, and a specimen of the Great British Workman has been sighted in the back yard.

    As the bricks in this place are so hard, the sound of drilling reverberates through the...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, but only...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, but only 12°C and not expected to go higher than 16°; still holding at 20° in here for now :)
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    Sticky: Tonight's iPlayer movie was Odette (1950)...

    Tonight's iPlayer movie was Odette (1950), based on the true story of the eponymous SOE agent. Stirring stuff.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: I enjoyed that one, though as I recall I’d been...

    I enjoyed that one, though as I recall I’d been down the pub the night I watched it so I was probably in a receptive and uncritical frame of mind :)
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    Sticky: WlmS :hug:

    WlmS :hug: <- manly
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue Clear night...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Clear night out, so the Moon’s putting on a good show but it’s getting chilly: down to around 12°C already. Still holding at 21° in here though.
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    Sticky: The TV series was also broadcast posthumously, it...

    The TV series was also broadcast posthumously, it seems :ohwell

    There’s some good films available on the BBC iPlayer app at the moment :D
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    Sticky: Certainly do! :oldgit: :bang:

    Certainly do! :oldgit: :bang:
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    Sticky: Roast pork and apple sauce bap (wholemeal) for...

    Roast pork and apple sauce bap (wholemeal) for lunch. Very tasty; better than I expected, in fact :tongue
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

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

    If somebody's nicked your gold toilet, you'll just have to sit on one of the permies' normal ones to read this week's selection of irrelevancies :)


    Cop Diary - ”Over the past year, more than a...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day out after...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day out after overnight rain :ind
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    Sticky: This inspired me to have a look in BBC iPlayer's...

    This inspired me to have a look in BBC iPlayer's films section (using the app on the TV) where, sure enough, A Town Like Alice is now available for viewing, as was my actual viewing this evening: The...
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    Sticky: Light rain has arrived and will continue through...

    Light rain has arrived and will continue through the night. Makes a change :rolleyes:
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