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    Sticky: Another view of the ISS accomplished, though it...

    Another view of the ISS accomplished, though it was lower down today.

    Even with the binoculars turned up to x30, still couldn't see much, though the sky isn't exactly dark at the moment.

    The...
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    Sticky: Yup. That's exactly what it does, there is...

    Weird! I wonder if my box set is like that. Does it do that when you select "Play all", or is there just one episode and no episode selection or scene selection option? :confused:

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    Sticky: :wave: Tea: spag bol, orange segments in...

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    Tea: spag bol, orange segments in custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Now sat down in a vain attempt to cool down a bit though it's only 23 deg in here at the moment.

    A lot...
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    Just been to visit most of mine. Some of the...

    Just been to visit most of mine.

    Some of the graves are looking pretty rough. :smokin
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    Sticky: :wave: Went for a walk in the unbearable heat. ...

    :wave: Went for a walk in the unbearable heat.


    Strewth it's warm out there in the sun. :sweat:

    Went all the way to the res, passing through the cemetery on the way up to inspect the dreadful...
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    Sticky: Freecell score this afternoon: 91%, running...

    Freecell score this afternoon: 91%, running average 83%.

    Having used a calculator to work out the running average I'm rather disappointed to find that it's within a gnat's wotsit of 83%.

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    Sticky: Freecell score in the unbearable heat & the stink...

    Freecell score in the unbearable heat & the stink of someone's barbie permeating the place before I closed the window: 86%.
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    Sticky: Clare got replaced with all of "Pulse" apart from...

    Clare got replaced with all of "Pulse" apart from the bits I don't like such as "Run like hell" and the bit of "Money" that drags on irritatingly. :eyes

    Then it was on to "Doremi fahsol latidoh"...
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    Sticky: IIRC (at this time of day), it presented me with...

    IIRC (at this time of day), it presented me with a menu saying "play".

    The episodes (2 of them) appear to be 1:15 long, so I didn't reach the end of the 1st ep when I stopped watching.

    It would...
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    Sticky: I wasn't really innerested in Portillo's South...

    I wasn't really innerested in Portillo's South African epic, having discovered that I'd completely forgotten it was on last week with no feeling of existential angst at having missed it. :eyes


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  11. Gowon, dear old Nish is really funny with a bread...

    Gowon, dear old Nish is really funny with a bread roll bouncing off his head.:smokin
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    Well that's polishing a turd and no mistake.

    Well that's polishing a turd and no mistake.
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    Sticky: Something shat on one of my sheets so I had to...

    Something shat on one of my sheets so I had to wash it again.

    :tantrum:



    Entertainment (continued): Portillo on the Evils of The British Empire in South Africa.

    96%:60.
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    Sticky: I was gutted when the battery on my Compaq...

    I was gutted when the battery on my Compaq Portable III leaked & wrote it off.

    Password recalled.

    Well there's a thing. :eyes :oldgit:

    Tea: Tesco chunky battered haddock (as oily as ever...
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    IIRC, he didn't argue, he turned around and they...

    IIRC, he didn't argue, he turned around and they shot him.
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    Sticky: Cottons out of the TD and hanging over the...

    Cottons out of the TD and hanging over the banisters, awaiting the arrival of the bedsheets which currently decorate the washing line.

    Freecell score this morning: 95%, running average 83%.
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    Sticky: Yes, I was very impressed with a 2 week wait the...

    Yes, I was very impressed with a 2 week wait the first time and nearly a 3 week wait the next.

    Not impressed.

    And once it's diagnosed you then have to wait for the parts to arrive so they can...
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    Don't go wandering around with a table leg...

    Don't go wandering around with a table leg wrapped in a bin bag & you should be ok. :eyes
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    Sticky: Because The Very Expensive Miele WM failed twice...

    Because The Very Expensive Miele WM failed twice in 6 weeks, fortunately after I'd extended the warranty to 10 years, and I got fed up with washing stuff in the bath whilst awaiting a service call,...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Sunny. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Warm and getting warmer. 20 deg in here.

    Friday by all accounts, and, since it was apparently a BH week, the refuse disposal engineers did their...
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    Sticky: Entertainment (continued): Thing about the Gemini...

    Entertainment (continued): Thing about the Gemini program and the very sad end of Apollo 1.

    ISS pass: very low in the WSW so nothing seen.
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    Sticky: I just had a beetroot sandwich to keep you...

    I just had a beetroot sandwich to keep you company, like.

    That Clinton Eastwood chap is 90 apparentlyl

    < mosquito feeding hiatus>

    ISS observed.

    Passed quite close to the moon (as in line...
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    Sticky: Entertainment: The Beiderbecke Affair E6, being...

    Entertainment: The Beiderbecke Affair E6, being the conclusion thereof.

    Timeless S1 E6 wherein our heroes go back to 1972 and Watergate.

    Now: Sewermen on Paramount (or 5 by any other name).
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    YouTube


    :smokin
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    Sticky: More gardening engardened. The little patch of...

    More gardening engardened.

    The little patch of ground to the side of the salting house has been weeded.

    Pleased to see that a couple of the sprouting spuds I planted seem to be coming up.
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    Sticky: :yay: In other news: Freecell score...

    :yay:

    In other news: Freecell score (eventually):; 84% :suicide: running average 83%.

    I blame the heat. :eyes
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    Sticky: There's another two in the cupboard, purchased at...

    There's another two in the cupboard, purchased at the same time as the first, back in the doom laden days of March. :eyes

    Just in case it came in handy, like. :eyes

    I think the tin of ham was...
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    Sticky: My phones don't do that. :eyes Indeed. ...

    My phones don't do that. :eyes



    Indeed.



    Yes, good, innit. :smokin :eyes
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    Sticky: Which transit predictor do you use? SpO2: 97,...

    Which transit predictor do you use?

    SpO2: 97, HR: 61.
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    Sticky: It'll be clear as a bell 10 minutes before & 10...

    It'll be clear as a bell 10 minutes before & 10 minutes after, whilst being 10 10ths clouds in between.

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    CBS.
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    Sticky: I see NAT the Twat has banned BR14 again. Ho...

    I see NAT the Twat has banned BR14 again.

    Ho hum.

    Since I'm bored, pissed off, and tired, I think I'll read a book until it's TFBSZ.
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    Sticky: Entertainment (continued): "The lookingglass...

    Entertainment (continued): "The lookingglass war", which is a John LeCarre novel starring Ralph Richardson, Anthony Hopkins & some dump Septic who couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag.

    Said...
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    Sticky: So as if by magic, the CBS has disappeared to be...

    So as if by magic, the CBS has disappeared to be replaced by 10/10ths cloud.

    You'd never think that the ISS was about to transit, followed by the launched rocket.

    Entertainment: The Beiderbecke...
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    Sticky: I refer the Honorable Gentleman to the post...

    I refer the Honorable Gentleman to the post regarding the mowing of the lawns.

    Tea: the last chunk of roast chicken with carrots and onions, with enough hot smoked paprika to blow my head off,...
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    Sticky: :tired:zzzz:

    :tired:zzzz:
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    Sticky: Strewth it's quite warm out there at the moment....

    Strewth it's quite warm out there at the moment. :sweat:

    Five lawns mown, and I may get £5 for mowing 2 of them.

    More moss than grass in places.

    More weeds than grass in others.
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    Sticky: ^^^ :hug:

    ^^^ :hug: <------------2M------------- NF & NF's mum.

    Lunch: by some strange coincidence, 2 x corned beef & beetroot sarnies on the slightly staler Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, 2 x...
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    Sticky: Finally gave in & trimmed my fringe since it had...

    Finally gave in & trimmed my fringe since it had become beyond irritating.:eyes

    "Tidied up" other bits as well :eyes

    At least the fringe looks level and it's not getting in my eyes any more.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. White sky. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    White sky.

    Sunless.

    Wednesday.
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    Sticky: Have you reached the end yet? Entertainment...

    Have you reached the end yet?


    Entertainment (continued): "The Driver (1978)" on Talking Pictures.

    Many years since I saw that last.
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    Sticky: The Nasty Nazis were duly foiled by Cdr Ian...

    The Nasty Nazis were duly foiled by Cdr Ian Fleming (yes that one ) and Von Braun was delivered to the Allies.

    The good Professor Quatermass is doing his thing.

    The unidentified :alien:s are...
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    Sticky: Bit more gardening done. :sweat: Tea: Tesco...

    Bit more gardening done. :sweat:

    Tea: Tesco chunky battered haddock, really oily, sufficient to fry the potato slices in, orange segments and custard, the last of Sunday's rice pud, very nice,...
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    Sticky: Duw there's posh the birds must be up around your...

    Duw there's posh the birds must be up around your way. :eyes

    Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with basil, Morrisons multiseed bread, corned dog and beetroot sandwich on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin...
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    He's furloughed at the moment.

    He's furloughed at the moment.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Sunny. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Sunny.

    Blue sky a bit Simpsonsesque.

    Tuesday.
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    Sticky: Just offed another moth, probably a clothes moth....

    Just offed another moth, probably a clothes moth.

    Gotcha!

    The Battle of the Bulge isn't holding my innerest.
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    Sticky: Much like his sockpuppet then. :eyes Tea: more...

    Much like his sockpuppet then. :eyes

    Tea: more of yesterday's roast chicken breast (skinless, M&S, BBE a long time ago), orange segments and custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    It must...
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    Sticky: Indeed. I awaiting news of who's bought next...

    Indeed.

    I awaiting news of who's bought next door. :ind

    I should have bought it myself but I didn't know it had been put on the market. :eyes

    Actually I should have sold this one & kept my...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Sunny. Blue sky....

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Sunny.

    Blue sky.

    Warmish.

    Very clean telex machine. :suicide:
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    Sticky: Tea: 3 x corned beef sandwich, orange segments &...

    Tea: 3 x corned beef sandwich, orange segments & custard, more of the rice pud, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: The Beiderbecke Affairs E3 "We call it the White Economy".
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