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    Sticky: Tonight viewing was just some more of the thing...

    Tonight viewing was just some more of the thing about Stoke police on iPlayer whilst dining, and later some TV commercials from the 1970s on the Internet Archive :nerd

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: 1976 LWT Commercial Break : Internet Archive...

    1976 LWT Commercial Break : Internet Archive

    “A 1976 British commercial break taped off television station LWT by actor Reg Varney (he doesn't appear in the ads, but was taping a show he appeared...
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    Sticky: Venus is extremely high at the moment compared to...

    Venus is extremely high at the moment compared to usual - it was level with the moon last night (where I am, at any rate) :)
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    Sticky: The Big Chicken having been cooked, tea was a Big...

    The Big Chicken having been cooked, tea was a Big Roast Chicken Dinner, and exceedingly nice it was :tongue
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    Sticky: There’s a Big Chicken a-roasting, and it smells...

    There’s a Big Chicken a-roasting, and it smells lovely :tongue
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    Sticky: They’re probably counting wrong :rolleyes:

    They’re probably counting wrong :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Just had a hot dog :tongue That’s the last of...

    Just had a hot dog :tongue

    That’s the last of the finger rolls gone. Not really a problem, as there isn’t enough room in the bread area of the freezer for any more :)
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    Sticky: 65 and 136… :frown

    65 and 136… :frown
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    Sticky: Quite sunny here now. No rain, hail, sleet, or...

    Quite sunny here now. No rain, hail, sleet, or snow forecast :)
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    Sticky: The air from outside may be nice and fresh but...

    The air from outside may be nice and fresh but it’s not very warm, so the window has been closed :frown
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    Sticky: Ella the gibbon has had a successful cataract...

    Ella the gibbon has had a successful cataract operation and is swinging around freely now she can see where she’s going :yay:

    It was done by the same human eye surgeon who fixed chimp Lola’s...
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    Sticky: I like that one, even though the science is...

    I like that one, even though the science is arrant nonsense :)
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    Sticky: Have you tried turning it off and on again?...

    Have you tried turning it off and on again? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Mainly large white...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Mainly large white fluffiness out, with some blue gaps between as an accent colour; not very warm at 8°C but it looks scenic enough :)
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    Sticky: Happened again :D Tonight’s viewing, as one...

    Happened again :D

    Tonight’s viewing, as one might easily have predicted from last night's, was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Spoiler alert: the...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was, as always :tongue I...

    And very nice it was, as always :tongue

    I needn’t have bothered with all that Internet malarkey though. When I got there one of the drivers was just waiting for a couple of large orders to be...
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    Sticky: Chinese ordered online. It’s like living in the...

    Chinese ordered online. It’s like living in the 21st century! :eek

    Also, 10% discount for first online order :D

    Off there now as I just got a text saying it’ll be ready in ten minutes :)
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    Sticky: Bugger :frown :hug:

    Bugger :frown :hug: <- manly
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    Sticky: The mundane laundry has been done. Great work as...

    The mundane laundry has been done. Great work as always by the washing machine :tumble:
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    Sticky: Every little helps :)

    Every little helps :)
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    Sticky: Apparently not. They're closing at 8pm now: Co-op...

    Apparently not. They're closing at 8pm now: Co-op food updates on coronavirus - Co-op
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    Sticky: I’m thinking of phoning my order in to the...

    I’m thinking of phoning my order in to the Chinese tonight, thereby breaking a long-standing tradition. I’m assuming they’re still OK with me rocking up to collect the stuff, but maybe it would be...
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    Sticky: Excellent! :yay: Well, still tonsillitis so...

    Excellent! :yay:

    Well, still tonsillitis so things could be better, but you know what I mean :freaky:
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    Sticky: Lunch: two slices of multiseed wholemeal toast,...

    Lunch: two slices of multiseed wholemeal toast, copiously buttered; and two sausages with two rashers of smoked back bacon, sandwiched therein :tongue

    After that I popped out to the Amazon Locker...
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    Sticky: 61 and 128 today :frown

    61 and 128 today :frown
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    Sticky: Speaking of runs on things, two foodstuffs that I...

    Speaking of runs on things, two foodstuffs that I would never have expected there to be a shortage of: baked beans, and lentils :confused:

    There’s a wholefood cooperative across the city, on a...
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    Sticky: There’s a Lidl near me. Could make that my...

    There’s a Lidl near me. Could make that my one-a-day essential shopping trip :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Brave lady! :yay:

    Brave lady! :yay:
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    Drunk and kicking parked cars outside a railway...

    Drunk and kicking parked cars outside a railway station at a time when all the pubs were closed? I suspect she already has a criminal record; probably a long string of minor offences such as drunk &...
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    Sticky: They were not. I don’t know why, as they usually...

    They were not. I don’t know why, as they usually get done about 1:30pm to 2pm, and the main gate was open then AFAIK. They do say on the council website that crews might be swapped around at short...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Cloudy start out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Cloudy start out, though with some interstices through which sunlight comes fitfully from time to time :ind

    Only up to 8°C so far, and forecast to get windy in a bit...
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    Sticky: :laugh Tonight’s first film was a rewatch of...

    :laugh

    Tonight’s first film was a rewatch of Red Dawn (2012). Not sure why; maybe I just fancied a dystopian thing involving a tangible real-world menace, in this case North Korea :rolleyes:
    ...
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    Sticky: For tea: chicken casserole (out of the freezer)...

    For tea: chicken casserole (out of the freezer) with chips and peas. Very nice indeed :tongue

    That’s the last of that chicken casserole, but I have some frozen chicken thighs I can use to make...
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    Sticky: Another one for The List! :yay:

    Another one for The List! :yay:
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    Sticky: So you want her to isolate from you instead? Will...

    So you want her to isolate from you instead? Will the guinea fowl have room for her?
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    Sticky: Just went on the GP’s site to re-order my usual...

    Just went on the GP’s site to re-order my usual monthly medication, and almost everything has been marked as needing review before it can be re-prescribed - yet on the prescription from last month,...
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    Sticky: Pretty sure you weren’t quite so enthusiastic the...

    Pretty sure you weren’t quite so enthusiastic the first week :laugh



    Cheers! :cheers:
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    Sticky: Somebody must have been up and out in time, for...

    Somebody must have been up and out in time, for they were emptied. Trundling (inbound) done :)

    The general waste bins haven’t been emptied, or not when I was out there. They may just be running...
  39. Not sure how they count spirits. I checked with...

    Not sure how they count spirits. I checked with one of the staff, who confirmed that it’s three bottles of beer, three bottles of wine and so on. You can’t have three red wines and three white, so...
  40. Sainsbury’s yesterday: bloke at the door...

    Sainsbury’s yesterday: bloke at the door controlling the one-out-one-in rule. Everybody in the queue (about six singles or couples ahead of me) was keeping two metres or so apart, other than the...
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    Sticky: Sausage bap (white) for lunch :tongue Shortage...

    Sausage bap (white) for lunch :tongue

    Shortage of soft white finger rolls in Sainsbury’s yesterday, but a bap makes a change :)
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    Sticky: Reply to my reply to her. She informs me that...

    Reply to my reply to her. She informs me that Iceland has fairly decent stocks of everything, though fails to specify if this includes Greggs products. Might have to go and check :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Since I rearranged the living room, I can’t see...

    Since I rearranged the living room, I can’t see the flat over the road any more (unless I twist my head about 110° to the left, which prevents me seeing the telly). I get to spot the planes heading...
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    Sticky: 45. Nine deaths in the city’s hospitals, though I...

    45. Nine deaths in the city’s hospitals, though I assume that would also include patients from at least some areas of the county, where the count is now 98.

    I often type “least” as “leats” and...
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    Sticky: Email from the lady who runs the Neighbourhood...

    Email from the lady who runs the Neighbourhood Watch, who I would guess is in her late sixties or early seventies. She wants to know if I’m OK and if I need any help :laugh

    Way to make me feel...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Another sunny start...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Another sunny start :glasses

    Only up to 4°C out there so far according to the phone, or 7° according to the watch. Either way, still a bit parky, but due to get up to...
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    Sticky: Tonights viewing has been more of Forbrydelsen,...

    Tonights viewing has been more of Forbrydelsen, to wit, S3E5 and S3E6. All getting a bit complicated now :)

    Quiet again outside. Haven’t seen any pedestrians being hassled by the police yet, but...
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    Sticky: Trundling done :) Though I’ve just realised...

    Trundling done :)

    Though I’ve just realised that emptying of the bins depends on somebody leaving for work early enough that they unlock the gate before the bin folk arrive, and it’s possible that...
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    Sticky: I got there just in time, two weeks ago today :D

    I got there just in time, two weeks ago today :D
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    Sticky: By the by, I had some of the homemade apple pie...

    By the by, I had some of the homemade apple pie last night, reheated, with Sainsbury’s salted caramel & honeycomb ice cream. Also very nice :tongue
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