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    Sticky: A mega movie night tonight, opening with The...

    A mega movie night tonight, opening with The Thing (1982) (or, as John Carpenter modestly describes it on the title frame, John Carpenter’s The Thing). This is one of those films that’s been around...
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    Sticky: Very nice, as usual :tongue They'd been quite...

    Very nice, as usual :tongue

    They'd been quite busy earlier, but not when I was there. This rendered any of the usual far-reaching explanations for lack of busy-ness untenable, so none were offered...
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    Sticky: Time to get it together to head for the Chinese :)

    Time to get it together to head for the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: I had a shower and, upon emerging, found that...

    I had a shower and, upon emerging, found that there was a shower going on outside. Some kind of sympathetic magic at work?
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    Sticky: Though I was still having a better week than...

    Though I was still having a better week than Diver :eek:
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    Sticky: Turns out that happened in the midst of a very...

    Turns out that happened in the midst of a very hectic fortnight for me at Capital Radio; so bad, in fact, that they got an extra five unbilled hours out of me on the Friday afternoon:



    The...
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    Sticky: Breakfast/lunch/whatever of a sausage and bacon...

    Breakfast/lunch/whatever of a sausage and bacon bap (wholemeal, red sauce). Very nice indeed :tongue

    It also helps deal with the slight overload of wholemeal baps in the freezer, caused by...
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    Sticky: I assume that if the “stretches for overtaking”...

    I assume that if the “stretches for overtaking” are built, they’ll immediately and perpetually be occupied by HGVs that can manage 57mph overtaking ones that can only do 56mph :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Unexpectedly sunny...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Unexpectedly sunny out :)



    I didn’t spot anything untoward, but I assumed I was under close observation from nearby vantage points whenever I leaned out :D

    I...
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    Sticky: Tonight’s main feature was The Other Boleyn Girl...

    Tonight’s main feature was The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), which was quite good I thought. One major historical error was that they used actual Tudor buildings to film various scenes; picturesque, with...
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    Sticky: I can barely manage to get my own dinner cooked...

    I can barely manage to get my own dinner cooked by half past nine most nights, so I doubt my catering services are what you need :D
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    Sticky: Tea has been ribs and chips, with an experimental...

    Tea has been ribs and chips, with an experimental new BBQ sauce recipe involving mango chutney. Verdict: extremely nice :tongue

    Quick version of the recipe: finely chopped a medium onion, and...
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    Sticky: A while before it got dark, the sun came out and...

    A while before it got dark, the sun came out and it all looked very pleasant. Just looked outside and it was a trap: it’s raining again.
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    Sticky: There’s a fair few conkers scattered around...

    There’s a fair few conkers scattered around beneath the chestnut trees now. A good harvest this year; they look plump and healthy :)
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    Poll: :spel...

    :spel https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/members/cailin-maith.html
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    Sticky: And I’ve just noticed that my appointment is at...

    And I’ve just noticed that my appointment is at 14:22, which seems oddly precise :confused:

    I might turn up at 14:20 and take the risk of having to wait two minutes :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Just popped round to the GP’s to book a flu jab....

    Just popped round to the GP’s to book a flu jab. I was able to confirm that even with my hearing aids in, which give me auditory superpowers far beyond the capabilities of mere mortals, I can still...
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    Sticky: Yes! Utterly brilliant novel. His new one is out...

    Yes! Utterly brilliant novel. His new one is out soon: Coketown :yay:

    I went to London for one of his “evenings” when Drunken Baker was published, and was able to offer useful (I hope) advice on...
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    Sticky: Drunken Bakers is one of my favourites :frown

    Drunken Bakers is one of my favourites :frown
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    Sticky: And M&S, and the pharmacy to pick up the monthly...

    Sainsburys? :rolleyes:

    Is that mundane or exciting shopping?[/QUOTE]

    And M&S, and the pharmacy to pick up the monthly collection of pills; but yes, all pretty mundane :)

    Though I got the...
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    Sticky: Off to do the shopping :wave:

    Off to do the shopping :wave:
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: It seems to have...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    It seems to have rained a bit overnight, but there’s thin watery sunshine breaking through now. Chilly, though: 8°C outside (17.6° within) :frown

    Off to do the shopping...
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    Sticky: Gliding over all of Breaking Bad S5 part one and...

    Gliding over all of Breaking Bad S5 part one and into S5 part two (aka “The Final Season”, apparently): S5E7 Say My Name (TV Episode 2012), S5E8 Gliding Over All (TV Episode 2012), and S5E9 Blood...
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    Sticky: Chicken tikka masala (out of the freezer) with...

    Chicken tikka masala (out of the freezer) with rice and naan (not out of the freezer) for tea :tongue

    The recycling bin’s trundling is already done, as I took it out once I’d investigated the fire...
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    Sticky: The fire alarm control panel in the hall has...

    The fire alarm control panel in the hall has started beeping at us all, complaining of a power fault. This is somewhat unconvincing, as the message is communicated through the medium of a yellow LED...
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    Sticky: I was in Bristol for a Rutles gig the other year...

    I was in Bristol for a Rutles gig the other year and went past the radio station. All empty. GCap Media got taken over by Global Radio (this was when I was at their Leicester Square studios, having...
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    Sticky: I spent eight months contracting in Bristol,...

    I spent eight months contracting in Bristol, working on radio station websites (“Bristol’s GWR 96.3 FM” along with about thirty-five other local stations they operated). Seemed like a pleasant enough...
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    Sticky: Light lunch of a pancetta omelette :tongue

    Light lunch of a pancetta omelette :tongue
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    Sticky: Clouding over here now, but it seems the promised...

    Clouding over here now, but it seems the promised rain has been pushed back to tonight.
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    Apparently the process within XR was as follows:...

    Apparently the process within XR was as follows:


    The idiotic suggestion to disrupt the Tube was posted as a poll on XR's Telegram group;

    An overwhelming majority voted against such an...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Quite sunny at the...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Quite sunny at the moment, though there’s a chance of rain later :)

    Bit chilly without though: about 8°C (~18° within), and looking very dewy.
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    Sticky: And so I shall. This has been preceded by...

    And so I shall. This has been preceded by watching more of part one of S5 of Breaking Bad: S5E4 Fifty-One (TV Episode 2012), S5E5 Dead Freight (TV Episode 2012), and S5E6 Buyout (TV Episode 2012)...
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    Sticky: :wave: :tumble:

    :wave: :tumble:
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    Sticky: Busy here again :rolleyes: Tonight's tea, as...

    Busy here again :rolleyes:

    Tonight's tea, as foreshadowed in last night's storyline, was spag bol; and exceedingly nice it was :tongue

    One down, three in the freezer. I don't think they'll be...
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    Sticky: Speaking of lunch, a spider on the outside of my...

    Speaking of lunch, a spider on the outside of my kitchen window caught a fly in its web. I spotted it as it was bundling the wretched creature up in silk, then transporting it back up to the top left...
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    :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Greggs steak bake (home baked) for lunch :tongue

    Greggs steak bake (home baked) for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out; not raining...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out; not raining at the moment, though it looks like it must have earlier :ind

    I forgot to set any alarms last night and pretty much slept right through to 10:30,...
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    Sticky: Thank you :sick Tonight's non-purulent viewing...

    Thank you :sick

    Tonight's non-purulent viewing was the start of S5 (part one) of Breaking Bad: S5E1 Live Free or Die (TV Episode 2012), S5E2 Madrigal (TV Episode 2012), and S5E3 Hazard Pay (TV...
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    Sticky: Lovely tea of pork chop, chips, and beans :tongue...

    Lovely tea of pork chop, chips, and beans :tongue

    And the bol has cooled down and been transferred to the fridge; all 1,324 grammes of it :D
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    Sticky: And the bol is on and simmering. I'm not having...

    And the bol is on and simmering. I'm not having spag bol tonight, but I'm making it now so it can sit in the fridge overnight where the flavours can develop :)
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    Sticky: Towel wash accomplished :smokin

    Towel wash accomplished :smokin
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    Sticky: :banana:

    :banana:
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    Sticky: Early for me, at least: chicken and barley soup,...

    Early for me, at least: chicken and barley soup, with toast of many (2) colours. Very nice :tongue
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    Sticky: Forum playing up again :rolleyes: :throw:

    Forum playing up again :rolleyes: :throw:
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    Sticky: Due to not going to Sainsbury's last week I have...

    Due to not going to Sainsbury's last week I have no nectarines, which means no breakfast (apart from coffee). I feel an early lunch coming on…
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    :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
  49. Thread: Bit of a boom

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    :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, dry, not very...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, dry, not very warm: 11°C out, 18° within :ind



    Indeed it does :ohwell
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