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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day out again,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day out again, currently 4°C but expected to rise to 6° this afternoon, then soar to 10° by sunrise tomorrow :ind

    Barometers: 1010/1018mB.

    Bit of an unsettled...
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, other than the usual police...

    No telly tonight, other than the usual police nonsense whilst eating.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red...

    Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red sauce :tongue
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    Phil Spectre :)

    Phil Spectre :)
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    Sticky: Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an...

    Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an hour or so, that should sort it out :)
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    Sticky: Hope she's OK! :eek:

    Hope she's OK! :eek:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey but mild out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out, 6°C and forecast to soar to 7° Real Soon Now (then de-soar), 1014/1022mB on the barometers :ind

    Capuchin rescue going on on Monkey World :)
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    Sticky: Tonight's major movie premiere was National...

    Tonight's major movie premiere was National Treasure (2004) which was pretty good actually; pure hokum, but none the worse for that :)

    And then a rewatch of Molly's Game (2017), which is also...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was as always :tongue ...

    And very nice it was as always :tongue

    Busyness status: bit of a rush being dealt with when I arrived :)
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)

    I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)
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    Sticky: Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls...

    Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls cold, and they're very nice that way too :tongue
  13. KUATB...

    KUATB :D
  14. You should follow her advice from 2012: ...

    You should follow her advice from 2012:



    :smokin
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Phew what a...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Phew what a scorcher! It's a sizzling 8°C out there today, though overcast. No more rain after last night's deluge; barometric readings are 1004 and 1012mB :)
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    Sticky: On the big (if you sit close to it) screen...

    On the big (if you sit close to it) screen tonight, first up was Dans la brume (2018), which in English is called Hold Your Breath, though IMDb's search autocomplete likes to think that it's called A...
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    Sticky: Tea has been chicken in red wine sauce with chips...

    Tea has been chicken in red wine sauce with chips and peas :tongue

    It was zero outside earlier, but it's warmed up to 1°C now. The snow that was forecast for later has been replaced with rain.
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    Sticky: I'm group 6 AFAIK, but my GP surgery only joined...

    I'm group 6 AFAIK, but my GP surgery only joined the local list of ones that are dishing out appointments this week. Apparently I'll have to go to a health centre across town for it. But unless they...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: I know they're often pessimistic when setting the...

    I know they're often pessimistic when setting the dates, but on the other hand it'd be annoying to go to make a roast pork dinner and find they'd got it right this time :D
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    Sticky: Lunch was a bowl of yesterday's Scotch broth with...

    Lunch was a bowl of yesterday's Scotch broth with wholemeal bread. Turned out nice again :tongue
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    Sticky: Discovered that Sainsbury's really stiffed me on...

    Discovered that Sainsbury's really stiffed me on the use-by dates for the meat in yesterday's order; one of them is today, FFS :eyes

    This is annoying as it means stuff that's scheduled for next...
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    Sticky: I might be earlier than that due to "preexisting...

    I might be earlier than that due to "preexisting conditions" putting me in a higher (but not highest) risk category :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day out, 2°C...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day out, 2°C and that's s good as it gets, 1019/1028mB :grey

    My mother has had her first dose of the vaccine! :banana:
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    Sticky: The Norwegians seem to have been inspired by The...

    The Norwegians seem to have been inspired by The Wave and The Quake and decided that what the world needs is more Norwegian disaster movies; and I'm not about to disagree. So tonight's Norwegian...
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    Sticky: Well, what a to-do that's been! :rolleyes: The...

    Well, what a to-do that's been! :rolleyes:

    The lamb scouse took longer than anticipated because the bulk of the ingredients were straight out of the fridge; I usually use water from the kettle, so...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Got to get my Big Chicken on soon :) The...

    Got to get my Big Chicken on soon :)

    The Scotch broth has been divvied up and is cooling ready for the fridge. And I'll make the scouse in the InstantPot™ while the chicken is roasting.

    And...
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a couple of sausage rolls :tongue...

    Lunch has been a couple of sausage rolls :tongue

    They're from that Scottish butcher, added to the food parcel my mother got me for Christmas to take it up to the amount necessary for free...
  30. Looks like they've cracked:...

    Looks like they've cracked: https://twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1349331012669607939
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    "Forget the myths the media's created about the...

    "Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - Deep Throat, All the President's Men (1976) :smokin
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    Sticky: Couple of minor substitutions on tonight's...

    Couple of minor substitutions on tonight's Sainsbury's delivery. Thing is, one of them was something I was going to order anyway, in addition to the thing it substitutes for, but it didn't appear on...
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    Sticky: I'm working on it… I'm aiming for four or five...

    I'm working on it… I'm aiming for four or five broths and four scouses, though one of the broths will be tomorrow's lunch. There should be room for them all if I move some stuff around to pack it in...
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    Wasn't exactly hard to foresee :laugh

    Wasn't exactly hard to foresee :laugh
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    November 24th:...

    November 24th: https://twitter.com/NickFitz/status/1331046993880346627 :D
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    Sticky: The Scotch broth isn't going to be ready until...

    The Scotch broth isn't going to be ready until later in the afternoon, so I need to decide what to have for lunch instead as I'm hungry now :rolleyes:

    But at least it'll have a night in the fridge...
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    Sticky: Oh, and the results of the overnight slow cookery...

    Oh, and the results of the overnight slow cookery have been divided into two parts; half is now back in the slow cooker with half of the meat and the pea/lentil/barley/etc. mix, turning into Scotch...
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    Sticky: I interviewed for a gig at Wilkinson's/Wilko HQ a...

    I interviewed for a gig at Wilkinson's/Wilko HQ a few years ago. They started out in 1930 as a hardware shop on Upper Charnwood Street in Spinney Hill, across the city (and a neighbourhood where I've...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey and rainy out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey and rainy out, 4°C and likely to sink as snow is predicted for the afternoon :frown

    Barometric pressure: 1005/1013mB. The first, unadjusted value now comes from my...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing, apart from the usual police...

    Tonight's viewing, apart from the usual police stuff whilst eating, was Bron/Broen S2E10, being the final piece of the puzzle :bluelight

    The slow cooker is on, so the kitchen should have a nice...
  41. Apparently hospitals, NHS Trusts and so on are...

    Apparently hospitals, NHS Trusts and so on are under direct orders from ministers not to allow media in at all. The stuff on the BBC programme Hospital showing the system getting near collapse last...
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    Sticky: By the way, the bits of the city centre I visited...

    By the way, the bits of the city centre I visited this afternoon (which weren't the main thoroughfares by any stretch, being more the little back streets off which we bury kings) were extremely quiet...
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    Sticky: Tea has been lamb scouse with the thick end of a...

    Tea has been lamb scouse with the thick end of a sesame bloomer, both of which help to make room in the freezer for the Scotch broth and lamb scouse I'm making tomorrow :tongue
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    Sticky: :eek: Mind how you go… :frown

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    Mind how you go… :frown
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    Sticky: The bones have been extracted from the shoulder...

    The bones have been extracted from the shoulder of lamb and a load of veg cut up, ready for making stock in the slow cooker overnight. Then tomorrow, it'll be split into two parts: half carries on in...
  46. They should tell them custody is busy and they'll...

    They should tell them custody is busy and they'll have to be detained on a Covid ward for a few hours before they can be processed. See if they think the clicks were worth it then :eyes
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    :banana:

    :banana:
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    Sticky: In my wanderings around the Internet, I recently...

    In my wanderings around the Internet, I recently came across a recommendation for The Pink Stuff, specifically the paste version, for cleaning things like metal and ceramic surfaces. I found the...
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    Sticky: :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Post-walk late lunch: duck & barley soup, with...

    Post-walk late lunch: duck & barley soup, with the last bit of multiseed bread :tongue

    This batch was the first time I've made duck soup, and although it's nice enough, I'm not convinced about the...
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