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    Sticky: Very nice, as ever :tongue Busyness status:...

    Very nice, as ever :tongue

    Busyness status: didn't get the chance to ask as they were busy :D

    Though the Polish delivery driver had enough time free while he waited for an order being made in...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: There's a Sainsbury's delivery slot available...

    There's a Sainsbury's delivery slot available tomorrow night for £0, but I can't think of anything I need :ohwell

    Have to let somebody else have it or let the delivery driver get an early night, I...
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    Sticky: Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with...

    Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread for (late) lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Further investigation of the heating scheme has...

    Further investigation of the heating scheme has revealed that the city council allows landlords to apply on behalf of their tenants (as they'd have to give approval for the work anyway), so they...
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    Sticky: Troops on the streets. They should turn the...

    Troops on the streets. They should turn the pedestrian crossing outside into a checkpoint with barbed wire and wooden barriers, and then I can watch them dragging people whose journeys weren't really...
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    Sticky: So is that four monkeys in total, or did they...

    So is that four monkeys in total, or did they start with one? :confused:
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    Sticky: He posted on Twitter a day or two ago. If he...

    He posted on Twitter a day or two ago. If he doesn't return soon, I may send him a DM on there to find out what he's up to… :tumble:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Blue sky (for the...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Blue sky (for the most part) out, but a tad chilly at 2°C :frown

    Barometer 985/992mB. I can't remember what it was yesterday, but I think it's up a little. The app...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing was predicated on stuff having...

    Tonight's viewing was predicated on stuff having been upgraded to 4K; interestingly (to me, at least), this often has the additional result of a film that previously lacked subtitles on iTunes...
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    Sticky: Skilfully acquired pali :banana: :banana2:...

    Skilfully acquired pali :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Another nice number :)

    Another nice number :)
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    Sticky: Oh look… :nerd

    Oh look… :nerd
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    Sticky: Just popped out the back. Sound of cascading...

    Just popped out the back. Sound of cascading water everywhere around as melting snow runs off roofs :freaky:
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    Sticky: Tea has been chicken madras with rice and naan,...

    Tea has been chicken madras with rice and naan, and exceedingly tasty it was :tongue

    The snow stopped. Still occasional rain showers, and possibly snow, but it looks like nothing's going to stick...
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    Sticky: Snow! :eek: Proper big flakes and all! It's...

    Snow! :eek:

    Proper big flakes and all! It's settling only to the extent of forming a slushy layer on the pavement at the moment, but if it keeps on like this we might end up with an actual...
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    Sticky: Started again, a bit heavier now :frown

    Started again, a bit heavier now :frown
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    Sticky: Seems to have done both of those things here too...

    Seems to have done both of those things here too :ind
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    Sticky: Back when I was at the radio station in Bristol,...

    Back when I was at the radio station in Bristol, we were at one end of a long open-plan office with studios off, most of which was inhabited by permies producing various shows. One day, one of them...
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    Sticky: No masks, but it's out in the open air and we did...

    No masks, but it's out in the open air and we did the dance of each stepping back a few paces while the other had a go, like courtly Tudor lovers dancing at court :D

    And I always wash my hands as...
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    Indeed. "This project would have created 50,000...

    Indeed. "This project would have created 50,000 jobs over ten years, most of them short term or part time (or both) or already being done by people who would have been transferred to this project but...
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    They've recently released "upgraded" HD versions...

    They've recently released "upgraded" HD versions to various online streaming services. The widescreen DVDs were made widescreen by cropping the 4:3 video, which was bad enough. But for CGI scenes,...
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    Sticky: The afternoon is drawing to an end now, but it...

    The afternoon is drawing to an end now, but it continued pleasant to look at with mainly blue sky and bits of fluffiness, and not too cold at 6°C without any breeze. It's nice to be able to go out...
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb No...

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb

    No idea what my speed was, as at the end I detoured a few yards to the Amazon Locker. Arriving there, I found the Amazon delivery guy was just in the...
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    Sticky: Decamillennium! :yay: :banana: :yay:

    Decamillennium! :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Lunch: sausages in finger rolls. Very nice :tongue

    Lunch: sausages in finger rolls. Very nice :tongue
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    Sticky: Twenty-eight to go. Can we make it today? :smokin

    Twenty-eight to go. Can we make it today? :smokin
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    [citation needed...

    [citation needed]
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    Sticky: Greetings :wave: You haven't missed much - see...

    Greetings :wave:

    You haven't missed much - see BR14's comment just above :D
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, but still a...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, but still a thick-looking layer of frost on those areas out the back that haven't had the sun yet; 4°C and 981/989mB :glasses

    Had a pretty decent night's...
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    Sticky: Viewing whilst dining was a bit of some thing on...

    Viewing whilst dining was a bit of some thing on My5 about some South African security firm who drive around armed with automatic rifles and stuff and seem to operate pretty much as a private police...
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    Sticky: In theory, but I prefer beer :cheers: And it's...

    In theory, but I prefer beer :cheers:

    And it's not really the weather for it either :D
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    Sticky: I was just finishing cooking mine, I think: roast...

    I was just finishing cooking mine, I think: roast gammon, fried egg, pineapple, chips, and beans. Well nice :tongue

    The pineapple came in the Christmas fruit basket, and has been lurking in the...
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    Sticky: :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Cool map :) Finally, one of us works on...

    Cool map :)



    Finally, one of us works on something useful :laugh
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    Sticky: The bed has been made :)

    The bed has been made :)
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    Sticky: Nice pali! :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    Nice pali! :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Indeed… :smokin

    Indeed… :smokin
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry has finished and been draped over...

    Mundane laundry has finished and been draped over the clotheshorse :tumble:

    And, passing through the kitchen, I was distracted by the baked-on grease on the enamelled top of the grill, which I've...
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    Sticky: I've not heard anything from the landlord...

    I've not heard anything from the landlord (strictly speaking, manager; son of the landlord) since I signed the income declaration. I don't think he knows anything about this surveyor stuff. Strongly...
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry on, time saver cycle :tumble: ...

    Mundane laundry on, time saver cycle :tumble:

    And the bed has been stripped and left to air for a while before being made up again. Here's hoping I remember before I want to crash out :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Walk walked, green ring and red ring closed :emb...

    Walk walked, green ring and red ring closed :emb

    Didn't have to go as far as usual, as rushing down to the bin a few times this morning (the boiler that the surveyor was supposed to inspect being...
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    Sticky: Apparently the surveyor put it in the wrong page...

    Apparently the surveyor put it in the wrong page in her diary, which if nothing else tells us she's keeping appointments in a paper diary rather than a calendar that automatically syncs with her...
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    Sticky: Turkey soup and wholemeal bread for lunch :tongue...

    Turkey soup and wholemeal bread for lunch :tongue

    Still no sign of a surveyor, nor any response to the text. Makes me wonder why I got up early(ish) :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: :eek: I've just texted the woman who's...

    :eek:

    I've just texted the woman who's supposedly organising things to ask if I can safely assume the surveyor won't be here today and get on with my life, given that she's over an hour late...
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    Sticky: Checked out this company and the scheme behind it...

    Checked out this company and the scheme behind it all, and it seems the city council has adopted a version of this scheme which provides grants to people who aren't on benefits and are in...
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    Sticky: My income has been crap the last year, so I...

    My income has been crap the last year, so I actually met that one. But that's literally the only piece of paper I myself have seen to do with the matter.
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    Sticky: Waiting for this damn surveyor, due at 11:30...

    Waiting for this damn surveyor, due at 11:30 :eyes

    The more I think about this, the more I suspect the landlord has been trying to run some kind of scam which has got out of hand. When I was first...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Slightly better...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Slightly better night's sleep; could still do with some improvement though :ohwell

    Sunny start out this morning, but only 4°C currently; 971/979mB :)
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    Sticky: Apart from some stuff about a graceless orange...

    Apart from some stuff about a graceless orange narcissist failing to turn up for his last day at work this afternoon and some police stuff on C5 that was even less worth watching than usual (all the...
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