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    Sticky: Unfortunately secret Scotland was so...

    Unfortunately secret Scotland was so uninneresting that it bit the dust 3 minutes after the advert break.

    The extras on "To kill a Mockingbird" were rather more engaging.

    And I now know what a...
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    Sticky: Tea: Tesco chunky breaded haddock, stewed pears &...

    Tea: Tesco chunky breaded haddock, stewed pears & custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: the remaining half of "To kill a mockingbird".

    Followed by a documentary on same.
    ...
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    Gotcha! Man arrested in connection with three...

    Gotcha!

    Man arrested in connection with three killings in Coventry and Leamington | Central | ITV News
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    Sticky: Shirts out the TD and roughly ironed. Cottons...

    Shirts out the TD and roughly ironed.

    Cottons out of the WM, into the TD, out of the TD, and airing over the banisters.

    Freecell score after another hour: 84%. :suicide:
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    Sticky: Freecell score: 84% :suicide: Lunch: poached...

    Freecell score: 84% :suicide:

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed toast, bramble jelly sandwich on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt crust, yellow...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Wet, very wet. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Wet, very wet.

    Grey, very grey.

    Sunless.

    Dark.
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    Sticky: Entertainment (continued): "To kill a mockingbird...

    Entertainment (continued): "To kill a mockingbird (1962)" with that Gregory Peck chap before he became Dr Mengele that time.

    Also: "Sewermen" on Paramount.

    This week it's a giant rootball.
    ...
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    Sticky: Eventually. I'll wait until they've done the...

    Eventually.

    I'll wait until they've done the roof first.

    Entertainment: "Powering Britain" on BBC2, all about offshore windfarms.

    She's currently inside a turbine going up in the lift, now...
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    Did Buffy do away with him? He looked as if a...

    Did Buffy do away with him?

    He looked as if a good staking would go well.
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    Nooooooooooooo, say it ain't true. :eyes

    Nooooooooooooo, say it ain't true. :eyes
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    The 9mm is a bit less effective than the .45...

    The 9mm is a bit less effective than the .45 Martini Henry, Colour Sergeant.

    And it's FMJ rather than plain lead which makes it even worse. :smokin

    Though I'm quite sure the chap would rather...
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    Sticky: Found the missing half of the dipole. Ape must...

    Found the missing half of the dipole.

    Ape must have knocked it off with a pole or somesuch.

    2 dishes extracted from the garage, one a portable one from Maplin that's been there for a good 10...
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    Sticky: In a little while I shall investigate putting a...

    In a little while I shall investigate putting a dish in the front room looking out through the window.

    Alternatively, one bolted to a scaffolding pole outside the front door.

    I fecking hate...
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    You'd think the bone spurs would stop him doing...

    You'd think the bone spurs would stop him doing that, wouldn't you?:eyes
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    Who wants to live forever?

    Who wants to live forever?
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    Calm down, don't lose your head. :eyes

    Calm down, don't lose your head. :eyes
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    The sky is falling. :(

    The sky is falling. :(
  18. Make it the year after, there's no rush. :smokin

    Make it the year after, there's no rush. :smokin
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    His god apparently is great. So great that...

    His god apparently is great.

    So great that he's killed people to prove it.

    Meanwhile the Turkish dictator is urging them on.
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    Sticky: Quitely playing Freecell (don't ask) whilst...

    Quitely playing Freecell (don't ask) whilst watching the rain, all of a sudden the fecking scaffolders turned up.

    I went down the garden to get out of the house as quick as possible (very quick as...
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    Nothing wrong with that.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    <DrS in "Uncle Mort" mode>

    For the uninitiated:

    I Didn&#39;t Know You Cared - Uncle Mort&#39;s Ideal Woman - YouTube
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Wet. Very wet. Very...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Wet. Very wet. Very very wet.

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.
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    Sticky: Well that went out the window: played Freecell:...

    Well that went out the window: played Freecell: disasterous score: 78%. :suicide:

    Now watching JFK on More4+1.

    He's in the White House, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and the Freedom Riders.

    Now...
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    Sticky: Tea: the last of the roast beef with carrots &...

    Tea: the last of the roast beef with carrots & onions, it was remarkably fiery, stewed pears WITH custard (2nd jug, turned out that the milk in the first jugful had turned so it now graces the...
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    Sticky: More potching about done so the water runs away...

    More potching about done so the water runs away from where the car is parked so I don't get wet feet.

    Gradually clouded over until it started raining quite heavily about 10 minutes ago whereupon I...
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    Sticky: Limescale is not a problem around here. :eyes ...

    Limescale is not a problem around here. :eyes

    I remember sitting here in this chair whilst on my hols from Ye Sloughe of Desponde on Ye Hille when lo! I did hear here <drip> <drip> <drip> from...
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    Sticky: Bathroom heaters are for people who don't have...

    Bathroom heaters are for people who don't have cold showers in February. :smokin

    I'm frequently amazed by the way I give off enough steam to steam up the mirrors despite the temperature of the...
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    Sticky: Can't remember, they came from Homebase before...

    Can't remember, they came from Homebase before the Australians fecked it up, at least 6 years ago.
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    Nah. Took two and half minutes for the butcher up...

    Nah. Took two and half minutes for the butcher up the road to die from that. :eyes

    Oddly enough, the wearing of chainmail aprons by the local butchers improved for a while after that.
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    Gun sales have gone through the roof apparently....

    Gun sales have gone through the roof apparently.

    Yeeehaw!
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    Sticky: In other news, during the rain, hail, and murrain...

    In other news, during the rain, hail, and murrain of beasts, I'd left the gardening gloves on the wall and the gardening shoes outside the back door.

    Now drying in the breeze from the dehumidifier...
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    Sticky: I had a call at 07:31. I never answer the...

    I had a call at 07:31.

    I never answer the phone since it's always some scumbag trying to scam Strangelove Pater.

    It's a bit of a waste of time having the phone really.

    Been clearing up crap...
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    Doom: FOaTw.

    Doom: FOaTw.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry (as in no...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry (as in no current precipitation, making up for the overnight deluge).

    Grey sky.

    Sunless.

    Cool in here at 15.8 deg.
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    Sticky: "The Martian (2015)" with that Matt Damon chap...

    "The Martian (2015)" with that Matt Damon chap stuck on Mars.

    Now: The Bad Skin Clinic: a poor lady with very bad psoriasis all over her body and arthritis, plus swollen feet.

    3 weeks on...
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    Remote Control Plug Socket 30M Range UK Mains Wireless Switch Energy Save Socket | eBay
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    No mention of banana suit or recumbent. :smokin

    No mention of banana suit or recumbent.

    :smokin
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    Sticky: March? It was breaded haddock by the way, I...

    March?

    It was breaded haddock by the way, I had a look at the box in the freezer.

    The gardening clothes are out of the WM and into the TD.
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    What? Like the one where you can't buy a new...

    What? Like the one where you can't buy a new kettle coz Drongo in Cardiff says so?

    Bundle of larfs.
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    Sticky: Bonfire duly bonfired, largely because the...

    Bonfire duly bonfired, largely because the scaffolders turned up about quarter to three & I can't abide being in the house when there's stuff like that going on.

    How the feck I'll manage with the...
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    Sticky: Blue sky with a hint of sun. Things are...

    Blue sky with a hint of sun.

    Things are looking up. :eyes
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    Sticky: :wave: Lunch: Heinz pea and ham soup,...

    :wave:

    Lunch: Heinz pea and ham soup, Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, bramble jelly sandwich on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt, yellow corner yog, 0.91 pints of good...
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    We should thank our lucky stars the pair of them...

    We should thank our lucky stars the pair of them can't breed. :rollin:
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Wet. Damp. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Wet.

    Damp.

    Drizzly.

    Dire.
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    Sticky: Tea: more of yesterday's meh beef. It...

    Tea: more of yesterday's meh beef.

    It remained pretty meh.

    0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: "Nighmare at noon (1988)" with that George Kennedy, Bo Hopkins, Wing Hauser...
  46. "John" was on this prog yesterday: BBC Radio 4...

    "John" was on this prog yesterday:

    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, Taxing Situations

    Transcript:

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/fileon4/PAJ0561PG17_taxing_situations.pdf
  47. Yeah, right. :eyes BBC - Tenth anniversary of...

    Yeah, right. :eyes

    BBC - Tenth anniversary of hijacked Afghan plane at Stansted.
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    :eek: At The Last Trump! :eek: In the...

    :eek: At The Last Trump! :eek:

    In the twinkling of an :eyes
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    Sticky: More potholes filled on the back lane. Running...

    More potholes filled on the back lane.

    Running out of stuff to fill them now.

    Scaffolders put up about half the required including the tower around the chimney, then it rained & they buggered...
  50. Gosh. PMOS. Bootstrap capacitors. Half a...

    Gosh.

    PMOS.

    Bootstrap capacitors.

    Half a flipping century ago.

    :D
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