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    Sticky: The evening's entertainment: "The Boscombe Valley...

    The evening's entertainment: "The Boscombe Valley Mystery", "The Illustrious Client" (this with Anthony Valentine as the big bad), "The Creeping Man" (this utterly ridiculous, so much so it was laugh...
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    Sticky: Tea: M&S chunky haddock, orange. yogurt, 0.91...

    Tea: M&S chunky haddock, orange. yogurt, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    I'll have to go to Morrisons tomorrow to get a cauliflower.
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    Sticky: Lunch: two beetroot sandwiches on Morrisons...

    Lunch: two beetroot sandwiches on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower seed and spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, yogurt, bit of cheese, squeezed orange, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    I...
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    Sticky: Smalls out of the TD still dampish. Shirts out...

    Smalls out of the TD still dampish.

    Shirts out of the WM and into the TD.

    Cottons in the WM at 75 deg, mostly coz it's quicker than 60 deg.
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    Sticky: Me. :smokin Now more or less up to date. ...

    Me. :smokin

    Now more or less up to date.

    The ignore button deals adequately with drivellers. :smokin
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Grey. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Grey.

    White sky.

    Notsocold.
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    Sticky: Don't be too grateful, it's a very strange film....

    Don't be too grateful, it's a very strange film.

    And, IIRC, it's more a case of potty mouth than anything more exciting. :eyes

    Who'd have thunk that Buffy knew words like that. :eyes



    The...
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    Sticky: She was A Very Naughty Girl in Southland Tales...

    She was A Very Naughty Girl in

    Southland Tales (2006) - IMDb
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    Sticky: Me too. :smokin I think it's referred to as a...

    Me too. :smokin

    I think it's referred to as a pentacle.

    Pentacle - Wikipedia

    Well there's a thing:

    Pentagram and Pentacle Defined for Beginner Wiccans | Exemplore
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    Sticky: What? The cow died of old age? :eek: In...

    What?

    The cow died of old age?

    :eek:

    In other news, the Freecell score was 93% today, which is rather more acceptable, running average still 83% (wot a surprise:eyes).

    Turns out I've lost...
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    Part of "Crises" Mike Oldfiield. Most of...

    Part of "Crises" Mike Oldfiield.

    Most of "Court of the Crimson King" King Crimson, apart from "Moonchild" which is irritating.

    Currently "Hotel California" The Eagles.

    "Comfortably Numb"...
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    Sticky: It may well be another 45 years or so before I...

    It may well be another 45 years or so before I buy another. :eyes.
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    Sticky: Walked up the cemetery to water the plants on the...

    Walked up the cemetery to water the plants on the parents' grave, a totally futile thing but it gets me out of the house.

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower...
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    Er, thanks. I feel I should point out that I...

    Er, thanks.

    I feel I should point out that I haven't played the Tangerine Dream LPs in about 40 years.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. White sky...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    White sky with blue bits.

    Wanly sunny.

    Thursday.
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    Sticky: :wave: Evening mofos. Entertainment: "The...

    :wave:

    Evening mofos.

    Entertainment: "The Bruce Partington Papers", "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "War" on PBS, list last not including Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson, rather being the 13th...
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    Haven't got netflix. I've got the vinyl...

    Haven't got netflix.



    I've got the vinyl for

    YouTube

    somewhere.
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    Sticky: The one that came with Win2k. :rollin: It...

    The one that came with Win2k. :rollin:

    It gives statistics for the current session and the running average.

    Freecell on this win7 box gives the running average but not the session percentage.
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    Sticky: Nah, I should be better at playing it. The...

    Nah, I should be better at playing it.

    The lentil <pfffft> soup was dated 31/3/19 and was pretty tasteless.

    Ho hum.
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    Sticky: Eventually: 83%, running average 83% :suicide: ...

    Eventually: 83%, running average 83% :suicide:


    Tea: lentil <pfffft> soup. yogurt, 0.91pints of good Glengettie tea.
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    Sticky: :wave: Lunch: the last of the Heinz sandwich...

    :wave:

    Lunch: the last of the Heinz sandwich spread on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower seed & spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich, tomato sandwich, yogurt, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.
    ...
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    Sticky: Sun's out though the sky's still white. ...

    Sun's out though the sky's still white.

    Fishmongers: Mr Rees the Fishmonger, used to drive around in his Morris 1000 van selling freshly caught fish from Swansea docks.



    Arthur the Oil:...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Sunless. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunless.

    White sky, no sign of blue.

    Cold.
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    Sticky: Tea: M&S chunky haddock (got to buy some more,...

    Tea: M&S chunky haddock (got to buy some more, not much left, just as well I use the 2 bin system), the little treat of some fried potato slices, more juiced orange, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie...
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
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    Sticky: After a morning of dozing whilst listening to...

    After a morning of dozing whilst listening to music on the newly rearranged hifi, the afternoon has so far been occupied with reading more of "The Mitrokhin Archive".

    Since I've got as far as 1944...
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    Sticky: Indeed. I also had a beetroot sandwich to a)...

    Indeed.

    I also had a beetroot sandwich to a) get rid of another slice of bread and b) take the taste of sandwich spread away. :eyes

    I'm rather surprised at how the wholemeal loaf is lasting so...
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    "Songs of Distant Earth" Mike Oldfield. "Rough...

    "Songs of Distant Earth" Mike Oldfield.

    "Rough Boy" ZZ Top.

    "Concrete and Steel" ZZ Top.

    "My Head's in Mississippi" ZZ Top.
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    Sticky: Lunch: Heinz sandwich spread (:sick for the...

    Lunch: Heinz sandwich spread (:sick for the penultimate time) on Morrisons wholemeal, sunflower seed & spelt bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, yogurt, two squeezed oranges, 0.91 pints of good...
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    Sticky: I've had much the same sort of ambition for many...

    I've had much the same sort of ambition for many years now. :smokin

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Grey.

    Blue sky in parts.
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    Sticky: Currently watching the end of "True Romance". ...

    Currently watching the end of "True Romance".

    It turns into a blood bath shortly.

    <hiatus>

    Indeed, as predicted, it did.

    But a blood bath with a happy ending, so that was ok. :eyes
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    Sticky: I survived the standing on the chair, thanks for...

    I survived the standing on the chair, thanks for asking.

    Now wondering why Nigel Bruce played Watson as a moron?

    Other than that, it was amusing enough in its out of time 1944 sort of way.
    ...
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    Sticky: The late afternoon's freecell score was 90% until...

    The late afternoon's freecell score was 90% until the zone zoned out & it descended rapidly into disaster, I didn't look but 50% sounds reasonable. :suicide:

    Tea: two more squeezed oranges with...
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    Symphonic Pink Floyd by The London Philharmonic...

    Symphonic Pink Floyd by The London Philharmonic Orchestra.

    I bought the cd 25 years ago for £15.99. :eek:

    Stone me, that's £30.99 today. :eek:
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    But who will rent me a washing machine for 3...

    But who will rent me a washing machine for 3 times what it costs to buy it now?
  36. Yes. The post WWI hyperinflation.

    Yes. The post WWI hyperinflation.
  37. Liked the earthquake thing. I well remember Ye...

    Liked the earthquake thing.

    I well remember Ye Greate Welsh Earthquake of Cwmllynfell the other year.

    Odd that bacteria can kill far more effectively with a decent vector.

    Just imagine the...
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    Sticky: Did my 10 walks up & down the stairs to get the...

    Did my 10 walks up & down the stairs to get the blood running a bit faster. :eyes

    Decided to tidy up (:eyes) the multiplicity of leads, wires, and the like in the front bedroom. :eyes :rolleyes:
    ...
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    WXogS. This. The appraisals over the...

    WXogS.



    This.

    The appraisals over the last 14 years of what passed for my career were pretty meaningless for me & a succession of supervisors.

    In essence, I copied what we'd said the...
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    Sticky: Long long ago one got contributions based JSA as...

    Long long ago one got contributions based JSA as of right for 6 months if you had the necessary NI contributions.

    IIRC it was the Income Support bit that came in after 6 months that depended on...
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    Sticky: Lunch: Heinz sandwich spread on Morrisons...

    Lunch: Heinz sandwich spread on Morrisons wholemeal sunflower and spelt bread (it's a week old & still going strong:eyes), bramble jelly sandwich, yogurt, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea, two...
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    Sticky: Freecell score: 100%, running average 83%.

    Freecell score: 100%, running average 83%.
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    I wonder if he was the same idiot who endlessly...

    I wonder if he was the same idiot who endlessly sent me mechanical CAD jobs despite being informed repeatedly that the only CAD I did was PCBs.

    He went away eventually, either that or he used the...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Sunny. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    The once blue sky is now white.

    Previously windless, now there's a breeze, verging on semi gale.
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    Sticky: The evening's entertainment following the...

    The evening's entertainment following the dyspepsia inducing tea:

    "The man with the twisted lip" being the tale of a chap who finds out that begging pays 5 or 6 times what he earns as a newspaper...
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    Sticky: The jackdaws are having a very heated discussion...

    The jackdaws are having a very heated discussion on the chimney, though they haven't started tap dancing on the flue yet.:eyes

    Which reminds me I need to refill the fat ball feeder and the...
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    Sticky: :spel asdfasdf :smokin :wave: Sunday...

    :spel asdfasdf :smokin

    :wave:

    Sunday afternoon shopping trip to Tesco and Morrisons, done, dusted, disinfected, and put away.

    A Lot of Milk (skimmed) was purchased, just in case I don't make...
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    Sticky: :wave: The beef it is aroasted. Sunny. Blue...

    :wave: The beef it is aroasted.

    Sunny.

    Blue skies.

    Freezing cold.

    Windy.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Sunny. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue skies.

    Windy.
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    Sticky: Ah yes, Belker's dad had Al Zheimer's disease...

    Ah yes, Belker's dad had Al Zheimer's disease IIRC.

    Was that the ep where his dad was throwing pineapple about?

    The pineapple in question being tinned.

    The evening's entertainment concluded...
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