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    Sticky: Lovely tea of lamb chops, chips, petits pois,...

    Lovely tea of lamb chops, chips, petits pois, mint sauce, and gravy :tongue

    Down to 18°C outside here, still holding at 24° inside for the moment but there's a slight cooling breeze though the...
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    Sticky: And speaking of exertion, if I manage to continue...

    And speaking of exertion, if I manage to continue losing weight at the rate I have been, then in a month or so I'll have to buy a new belt as the current one will be too loose :D

    Though now I...
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    Sticky: Shopping done, in great abundance, so the fridge...

    Shopping done, in great abundance, so the fridge and freezer are now both pretty much full, and I'm sweating like a pig from the exertion of carrying it all in from the car (two trips) and putting it...
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    Sticky: As the rain has been stopped for a while and it's...

    As the rain has been stopped for a while and it's still only 21°C, I've decided to do the shopping as there's no guarantee conditions will be so conducive to exertion tomorrow :)
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    Sticky: After ditzing around near Peterborough it briefly...

    After ditzing around near Peterborough it briefly tried doing stuff over Rutland, then gave up :ohwell
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    Sticky: Carrying on with the continuous light drizzle...

    Carrying on with the continuous light drizzle here :)

    The weather has finally given up on its stubborn insistence that it would be 27°C by teatime, but is still holding out for 24° by 19:00. I...
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    Sticky: Yes, there's a fair chance it wasn't running -...

    Yes, there's a fair chance it wasn't running - again, normal people turn their computers off at night, whereas the only time my iMac has been powered off in the last five years has been due to power...
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    Sticky: Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue ...

    Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue

    Raining steadily here now. I had been thinking of going shopping later, but I may put it off until tomorrow :frown

    Only 18°C now though, which is...
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    Sticky: Drizzling a bit here now, but no lightning....

    Drizzling a bit here now, but no lightning. Probably a good thing, considering the way it's dealing with my family at the moment. My parents had a massive thunderstorm earlier and now their oven...
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    Sticky: Our forecast has been reinstated at 80% around...

    Our forecast has been reinstated at 80% around 13:00, though it seems to be dithering around over near Peterborough at the moment :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    I'll need to wash this ragged old shirt again soon as the last few days exercising have been an extremely sweaty business :sick

    Still only 19°C...
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    Sticky: My photographer friend provides photography...

    My photographer friend provides photography training for estate agents as a (quite lucrative) sideline, but I'm not sure if it's just about framing, lighting, and using the right lenses to make rooms...
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    Sticky: I still remember Ctrl-K-B and Ctrl-K-K to mark...

    I still remember Ctrl-K-B and Ctrl-K-K to mark the beginning and end of a block respectively; the second letter in those combinations being the first and last letters of the word "block", which was...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Very grey morning out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Very grey morning out, and only up to 19°C so far. The weather app goes so far as to say it's "foggy", but it isn't in any normal sense of the word, or not here in the...
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    Sticky: Our (30% chance of) overnight rain has been...

    Our (30% chance of) overnight rain has been rescinded :tantrum:

    Just for a change tonight, a little Inspector Morse: Service of All the Dead (TV Episode 1987), being the third one. I don't think...
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    Sticky: Just been out the back. Feels very muggy out...

    Just been out the back. Feels very muggy out there :emb



    They're feeding us those lies too, though only 30%. I'll believe it when I see it :mad:

    A very light breeze has started coming...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been chicken in red wine sauce...

    Tea tonight has been chicken in red wine sauce (out of the freezer) with chips and peas. Very tasty :tongue

    No storm or similar came here in the end :ohwell
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    Sticky: We're starting to get the odd blip showing up the...

    We're starting to get the odd blip showing up the lightning map within a few miles. No thunder's made it this far yet, but it's gone rather darker than it should be at this time of the evening :)
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    Sticky: Indirect update (via our mother): no electricity,...

    Indirect update (via our mother): no electricity, no (landline) phone, and for some reason no water :confused:

    I believe that applies to everybody in the close he lives on. The insurance company...
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    Sticky: I remember when one of the local papers in...

    I remember when one of the local papers in Bedford did that around 1979, and several readers worked out what the correct grid was and sent in their hand-drawn answers anyway :eek
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    Sticky: 32° here as reported by the weather app, and the...

    32° here as reported by the weather app, and the thermometer on the coffee table is saying it's 30° there :emb
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    Sticky: :yay: Send some up here please :emb

    :yay:

    Send some up here please :emb
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    Sticky: Cheers, I'll suggest it to him when he's in touch...

    Cheers, I'll suggest it to him when he's in touch :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon :wave:

    Afternoon :wave:
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    Sticky: Yes, no electric left, which is why we aren't...

    Yes, no electric left, which is why we aren't getting any updates from him - he's having to conserve his phone battery for urgent communications with insurers and so on :frown

    I was pleased to...
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    Sticky: Teatime for us, then possibly all through the...

    Teatime for us, then possibly all through the night - not sure if I want them now after what happened to my brother :frown
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    Sticky: Maybe it's a bit hot for jam. Try them with an...

    Maybe it's a bit hot for jam. Try them with an ice lolly?
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed,...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed, sweating like a pig :emb
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: High but not so dense...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    High but not so dense haze here too, which means it's pretty sunny and already 22°C out :glasses

    No thunderstorm here, but my brother's house, up in the Peak District,...
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    Sticky: I thought it was OK, but not as good as the...

    I thought it was OK, but not as good as the previous two; I felt like it tried to be a bit too clever and meaningful, and that's not what one looks for in those films :ohwell

    We got skanked out of...
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    Sticky: Bed made, which is a lot easier when there's no...

    Bed made, which is a lot easier when there's no duvet on which to put the cover, but still rather more exertion than I would have chosen :emb

    But it'll be worth it when I go to bed later,...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue We're now being...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    We're now being given a 50% chance of a storm around midnight, which would be excellent timing. And as the temperature outside starts to drop the breeze seems to be...
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    Sticky: The bed has been stripped and left to air for a...

    The bed has been stripped and left to air for a bit, as the bedding washed earlier is almost completely dry, and any odd wrinkly corners that aren't will be by the time I get around to putting it on...
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    Sticky: Long time no see (in TPD) :wave: We've still...

    Long time no see (in TPD) :wave:

    We've still got a slight chance of rain in the small hours and storms tomorrow hereabouts, but it'll also go up to 32°C :eek:

    Can't be doing with that at all...
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    Sticky: Been trying to work, but it's too hot to deal...

    Been trying to work, but it's too hot to deal with anything complex. Managing to get through a number of small, non-complex bits that had been put off though, so that helps :)

    It's apparently 29...
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    Sticky: We've got a 30% chance for two hours overnight,...

    We've got a 30% chance for two hours overnight, then 40% for the hour after, which sounds like it should add up to 100% but probably doesn't because statistics :ohwell
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    Sticky: Our afternoon thunderstorm has been cancelled...

    Our afternoon thunderstorm has been cancelled again :mad:
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    Sticky: Bread, actually :spel :freaky:

    Bread, actually :spel :freaky:
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    Sticky: Chicken and barley soup with the usual bits of...

    Chicken and barley soup with the usual bits of bead for lunch :tongue

    Getting hotter here now :emb
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    Sticky: It's a bit popsci-meets-history and apparently...

    It's a bit popsci-meets-history and apparently there was a previous programme, which probably had the most interesting stuff in it, so this one (up to the point I've watched) has just been about...
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    Sticky: Bedding wash on :tumble: It's a good day for...

    Bedding wash on :tumble:

    It's a good day for drying stuff on the line as the sun has now emerged, at least to some extent (there's still a high haze), and it's warming up rapidly (22°C outside,...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey start out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey start out, officially described as "haze", and a mere 18°C :ind

    Still 24° in here, despite open windows :rolleyes:

    It's supposed to get a bit sunnier soon, and...
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, apart from some thing about...

    No telly tonight, apart from some thing about what deathtraps Victorian homes were on iPlayer whilst dining. But a further chunk of Das Boot read :nerd

    21°C outside, 25° in here, and no...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been spag bol, which was...

    Tea tonight has been spag bol, which was extremely nice; I managed to overdo the spices by a considerable amount, making it extra zingy :tongue

    And plenty left to go in the freezer. I'm in danger...
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    Sticky: Down to 40% now :tantrum:

    Down to 40% now :tantrum:
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    Sticky: Bit hot innit :emb Apparently we have a 50%...

    Bit hot innit :emb

    Apparently we have a 50% chance of a thunderstorm about sunset. Bet it never happens :ohwell
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    Sticky: Trying to renew my (overdue) TV Licence and the...

    Trying to renew my (overdue) TV Licence and the site isn't allowing logins, just locking up for twenty seconds or so then bailing with a "currently undergoing maintenance" message. Still, at least it...
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    Sticky: The rest of the roast beef has been sliced,...

    The rest of the roast beef has been sliced, packaged and frozen: some bundled in sufficient quantities for a dinner, some the right amount for a lunchtime bap; all except for some that was used for...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Up to 25°C outside and in now :ohwell

    And I think I'll stick the exercise attire in the wash, as it positively reeks :sick
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