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    Sticky: Still sunny, but there seems to be a layer of...

    Still sunny, but there seems to be a layer of that high, thin cloud cutting some of the infrared radiation out :glasses
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny start, as befits...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny start, as befits the last sunrise of summer :glasses

    Already up to 15°C out there, and forecast to reach 23° this afternoon; but autumn begins at 14:30 on the dot,...
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    Sticky: Back on the ST:TNG tonight with S4E24, The Mind's...

    Back on the ST:TNG tonight with S4E24, The Mind's Eye (TV Episode 1991), in which Geordi's fancy glasses get taken over by the Romulans; and S4E25, In Theory (TV Episode 1991), in which a female crew...
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    Sticky: I watched it a few years ago; as I recall, it was...

    I watched it a few years ago; as I recall, it was pretty good :)

    Gammon and veg are in the slow cooker, ready to be turned on before I go to bed, and the split peas are soaking.
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue I'm thinking of...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    I'm thinking of setting up the gammon joint I got last week in the slow cooker with some veg and cooking it overnight, ready for adding split peas and lentils...
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    Sticky: Just noticed that yesterday I fell short of...

    Just noticed that yesterday I fell short of closing my red ring by ten calories, thereby ending a three-ring streak started on 26 May :ohwell

    I could have just walked to the kitchen and back a few...
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    Sticky: Dark again :frown Autumn starts tomorrow...

    Dark again :frown

    Autumn starts tomorrow afternoon at 14:30 BST.
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    The occasional white butterfly is still fluttering past my window, presumably trying to get whatever it is they do done before autumn starts...
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    Sticky: Couple of sausage rolls out of the freezer for...

    Couple of sausage rolls out of the freezer for lunch :tongue

    Up to 21°C here now, but the forecast reckons rain and 13° temperatures will arrive on Wednesday :eek:
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLX

    Apparently people have started panic buying again. As we've been in lockdown while you lot haven't, let me assure you that the shops here still have plenty of pasta, so there's really no need...
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    Sticky: Not to mention war with the Dutch, though as of...

    Not to mention war with the Dutch, though as of June 1664 they're sending diplomats over here to try to avoid it until they're ready :smokin
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, as befits...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, as befits the last full day of summer, but getting chillier: 12°C now, having been 10° not half-an-hour ago. Expected to reach 20° this afternoon though :)
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    Sticky: No telly tonight apart from a bit of Ambulance...

    No telly tonight apart from a bit of Ambulance while I ate; but I read some more of Sam Pepys' adventures of 1664 :)

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Lamb scouse for tea, with a couple of thick...

    Lamb scouse for tea, with a couple of thick wodges of white sesame bloomer :tongue

    Still feel a tad peckish though. I might have some apple, blackberry and almond flan (or tart or whatever it is)...
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    So sorry for your loss :(

    So sorry for your loss :(
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    Sticky: Getting dark again. I suppose it's only to be...

    Getting dark again. I suppose it's only to be expected, what with the Autumnal Equinox being this Tuesday :frown
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Lunch: sausages and bacon sandwiched in white...

    Lunch: sausages and bacon sandwiched in white toast with lashings of butter :tongue
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Sunny out, and a...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, and a balmy 19°C :glasses
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    Sticky: The student house a few doors up from me was...

    The student house a few doors up from me was unusually quiet earlier. Maybe they've popped down to visit your lot? :)

    Tonight's free-with-Prime premiere was The Current War (2017), concerning the...
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    Sticky: Very nice, as always :tongue Busyness: yes,...

    Very nice, as always :tongue

    Busyness: yes, earlier :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: Mucking around in Xcode working on a Mac app. I...

    Mucking around in Xcode working on a Mac app. I wish Apple would go back to providing excellent documentation rather than their current approach of making it as useless as possible :bang:
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    Sticky: Late light lunch: a couple of rounds of buttered...

    Late light lunch: a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal toast :tongue
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Lightning update: my brother and his wife are...

    Lightning update: my brother and his wife are still in a hotel. The electrician who was supposed to be working on their house had only been turning up one day a week, and seemed to have made no...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Fairly Simpsonesque...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Fairly Simpsonesque out, currently 18°C and allegedly heading for 20° this afternoon :glasses
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    Sticky: Tonight's premiere was Bombshell (2019)...

    Tonight's premiere was Bombshell (2019), free with Amazon Prime right now, (based on) the true story of Fox News' creator Roger Ailes being brought down by his persistent sexual harassment of his...
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    Sticky: That's actually the new factory built in, IIRC,...

    That's actually the new factory built in, IIRC, the early 1920s after the original one on the same site, built by his father, burned down.
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    Sticky: On the left, I meant :facepalm:

    On the left, I meant :facepalm:
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    Sticky: Tea has been the Food of the Gods: steak & kidney...

    Tea has been the Food of the Gods: steak & kidney Pukka Pie, homemade chunky chips, peas, and gravy. Lovely stuff :tongue

    The Maris Pipers I got from Iceland turn out to make an excellent chip;...
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    Sticky: In the photo on De Montfort students blackface...

    In the photo on De Montfort students blackface photo disciplinary action taken - BBC News, the building on the right left is a former shoe factory that was owned by the chap who was the first...
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    Sticky: The recycling bins were finally emptied this...

    The recycling bins were finally emptied this week, so I was able to pick out a good one for us :D

    The general waste bins weren't emptied, or not all of them. No idea why some seem to have been...
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    Sticky: Cheers, it's already on the list :)

    Cheers, it's already on the list :)
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    Sticky: The chemist's, unusually, was busy. Recently I've...

    The chemist's, unusually, was busy. Recently I've turned up and been first or second in the queue, but this time there were about half-a-dozen people waiting, socially distanced across the health...
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    Sticky: Walking to the chemist's and back via a...

    Walking to the chemist's and back via a convoluted route to collect the monthly prescription done, green ring closed :emb

    I managed to work out a route mainly via quiet back roads that took in...
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    Sticky: Lunch, in the end, was a roast pork and apple...

    Lunch, in the end, was a roast pork and apple sauce bap (wholemeal) :tongue

    Off to the pharmacy shortly. Still sunny out :glasses
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    Sticky: I've spent about half-an-hour now alternating...

    I've spent about half-an-hour now alternating between trying to decide what to have for lunch and trying to decide what to have for tea :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, but only...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, but only 16°C at the moment, supposedly rising to 19° this afternoon :glasses

    I need to pop along to the pharmacy for the monthly prescription at some point,...
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    Sticky: Almost forgot: tonight's entertainment was a...

    Almost forgot: tonight's entertainment was a rewatch of the utter mayhem that is London Has Fallen (2016). Cracking stuff :yay:

    And then a further episode of The Sopranos, to wit S2E11 House...
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    Sticky: Ah, that's what I need to do! I've got the app on...

    Ah, that's what I need to do! I've got the app on my phone for doing that, but for some reason I never remember when I'm in the shop :rolleyes:

    Maybe they removed the big checkouts to get idiots...
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    Sticky: Tea has been homemade donner kebab with sweet...

    Tea has been homemade donner kebab with sweet chilli sauce, and chips :tongue

    Wholemeal pitta bread because they're what Sainsbury's substituted in the one delivery I got in the earlyish days of...
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    Sticky: Reduced quota of exercise bicycling done, green...

    Reduced quota of exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb <- less than usual though
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    Sticky: I already do that - out the back, past the area...

    I already do that - out the back, past the area where the cars and the bins hang out, down the narrow alley at the far end of the terrace (where I startled the local squirrel, which belted off up a...
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    Sticky: I've got some dumbbells and a set of resistance...

    I've got some dumbbells and a set of resistance bands that I bought in a fit of enthusiasm about three years ago and have never used, so I'll have to look up some stuff to do with them :)
    ...
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    Sticky: Shopping done :banana: They've removed the big...

    Shopping done :banana:

    They've removed the big self-checkouts :tantrum:

    However, when it proved impossible to get everything from the trolley stacked in the minuscule bagging area of the...
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    Sticky: No exercise bicycling done yet as I'm going...

    No exercise bicycling done yet as I'm going shopping in a bit, and that'll get recorded as some free minutes of exercise, thereby reducing the amount of actual effort I need to put in :D

    I also...
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    Sticky: Channel changearound on Freeview, meaning I had...

    Channel changearound on Freeview, meaning I had to do a full scan before I could get the New Zealand Customs programme as a suitably cerebrally-unchallenging accompaniment to lunch :eek:

    It comes...
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