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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey and a bit...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey and a bit drizzly, but at least it's raised the temperature a bit, to 8°C :ind

    I've asked my Mum to send me her recipes for a particular stuffing I like and for...
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    Sticky: I think I've only seen the first one, but I like...

    I think I've only seen the first one, but I like it; I was thinking of rewatching it the other night :)

    But tonight's first rewatch here was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), which is all well and...
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    Sticky: By the by: this time ten years ago, I was...

    By the by: this time ten years ago, I was experiencing the early symptoms of my first heart attack :banana:
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    Sticky: Tea has been the remaining appendages of the Big...

    Tea has been the remaining appendages of the Big Chicken, reheated in the oven, with chips and lashings of ketchup :tongue

    The remainder of the fowl is now ready for soup making; chicken and...
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    Sticky: Turns out I checked that after midnight, so the...

    Turns out I checked that after midnight, so the "tomorrow" in question is Saturday and I don't need to watch it before 8pm tonight :rolleyes:

    It'd help if the programmes had episode numbers....
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    Sticky: Walk walked; didn't need to go so far today as my...

    Walk walked; didn't need to go so far today as my several trips up and down related to bins had generously been recorded as exercise by the watch, but it still got me to green ring closed :D

    The...
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    Sticky: I very rarely iron things, but occasionally I'll...

    I very rarely iron things, but occasionally I'll do something. I don't recall having used the iron this year, though :)

    It's already down to 4°C out, according to whatever tells the weather app...
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    Sticky: Damn right! :D

    Damn right! :D
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    Sticky: :banana: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED! :banana: ...

    :banana: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED! :banana:

    Well, postponed to Easter at any rate :)

    It seems my brother has decided that it's too risky and thinks my idea of a postponement is the right one, and...
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    Sticky: Dell laptops sold for corporate use have a...

    Dell laptops sold for corporate use have a special Fun Detector circuit that crashes the machine if any indication of fun is picked up in the vicinity :)
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    Sticky: Turns out yesterday was the fifteenth anniversary...

    Turns out yesterday was the fifteenth anniversary of Charlie the Unicorn! :happy





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGYh8AacgY
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    Sticky: After a morning of blue skies, it's clouding over...

    After a morning of blue skies, it's clouding over here :rolleyes:

    Chance of rain tonight and tomorrow morning :eek:
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    Sticky: Sharp twinge from the stomach and some low-key...

    Sharp twinge from the stomach and some low-key rumbling, suggests this is one of those rare days when it objects to not receiving any breakfast (other than coffee). So I've had an early lunch of a...
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    Sticky: Back popped out to, gate opened. And while there,...

    Back popped out to, gate opened. And while there, I realised that some recycling bins emptied last week were still out on the side road, having not been brought in yet by their keepers. So I collared...
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    Sticky: :wave:

    :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, and the...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, and the temperature's soared to a sweltering 6°C :glasses

    Need to pop out the back and make sure the gate's open for the bins once I've had coffee.
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing-whilst-eating was Powering...

    Tonight's viewing-whilst-eating was Powering Britain: Gas. Turns out I should have watched the Wind one instead as that expires tomorrow evening, so I'll have to try to remember to watch it before...
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    Sticky: The fog seems to be dissipating now :ind

    The fog seems to be dissipating now :ind
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    Sticky: It isn't, so it doesn't? :confused: It often...

    It isn't, so it doesn't? :confused:

    It often says it's foggy on sunny mornings, as I said. Not that it's sunny now :freaky:
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    Sticky: Fog! :ind It somehow turned really foggy out...

    Fog! :ind

    It somehow turned really foggy out while I wasn't looking. Something to do with the temperature plummeting to 1°C, I expect :)

    The weather app, which for the past few weeks has often...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue I need to go...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    I need to go a-trundling. There's what appears to be a painting in the top of the recycling bin, so that'll have to be shifted into a general waste bin :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked in the 3°C evening, green...

    Walk briskly walked in the 3°C evening, green ring closed :)

    Going to get back on the exercise bike more if the temperature outside carries on like this though :frown
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    Sticky: Happy to hear it :happy

    Happy to hear it :happy
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    Sticky: Simple lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered...

    Simple lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal toast :tongue

    My Mum seems to be coming round to the Christmas-at-Easter idea. This was helped along by the fact that my nieces alternate...
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    Sticky: :(

    :(
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    Sticky: Morning Scourer! :wave:

    Morning Scourer! :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Pretty clear and sunny...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Pretty clear and sunny out, but only 4°C heading for 7°, with frost on the roofs out the back that are still in shade :frown

    The weather app says it's foggy, but...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing started with the remainder of...

    Tonight's viewing started with the remainder of Hospital whilst dining, then Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science?.

    And after that, with it being a chilly night and the likelihood of more to come,...
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    Sticky: Tea has been a big bowl of lamb scouse, with...

    Tea has been a big bowl of lamb scouse, with sesame bloomer :tongue
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    Sticky: That may be a beneficial side effect, but AFIK...

    That may be a beneficial side effect, but AFIK it's something about proving that the lights are ready to come on should there be a power failure, or something like that. (Not entirely sure, though.)
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :) I...

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :)

    I decided to get it out of the way now, as it looks like it'll get chilly quite rapidly this evening :frown

    The Moon is hanging around in the ESE, with...
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    Sticky: Just popped out to check the post (none), and it...

    Just popped out to check the post (none), and it seems he's working on the circuit that powers the fire alarm today, hence being up on the ladder on the landing checking the emergency lights :)
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    Sticky: Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup for lunch...

    Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup for lunch :tongue

    There's a rattling of stepladders out on the landing, leading me to suspect the electricians are back to replace fuseboxes in some of the...
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    Sticky: Just had my Mum on the phone. She was all "You...

    Just had my Mum on the phone. She was all "You can't be alone for Christmas!" and I was "Yes I can, I do it the rest of the year, I don't mind" and she was "Well I do!" :eyes

    Anyway, I obfuscated...
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    Sticky: Bookcase collapse averted! :eek: The bookcases...

    Bookcase collapse averted! :eek:

    The bookcases are attached to the wall by a right-angled bracket at the top, screwed into the wall and the top of the bookcase. The latter attachment is done with...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, damp, 9°C day...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, damp, 9°C day outside :frown

    It's not actually raining at the moment, but it seems to have done a far amount of it so far and is due to do some more any time. More...
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    Sticky: Tonight's telly was a bit of the latest episode...

    Tonight's telly was a bit of the latest episode of Hospital whilst dining, then later, Life on Mars S2E2 :bluelight

    No rain here yet, but it's in the post; in fact, it's forecast to arrive a fair...
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    Sticky: Tea has been a Big Chicken roast dinner, and it...

    Tea has been a Big Chicken roast dinner, and it was exceptionally nice; fine chicken, this one :tongue

    That means more soup being made later in the week, so I need to make room for that :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I know! I just hope it happens given this...

    I know! I just hope it happens given this pre-existing bubble nonsense :ohwell
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    Sticky: Oh wait, there could be a catch! If you're...

    Oh wait, there could be a catch! If you're already in a support bubble, you and they count as one household, so my parents won't count towards the total. That means there'll be one spare slot for a...
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    Sticky: Looks like I'll be spending Christmas on my own...

    Looks like I'll be spending Christmas on my own for the first time in my life. We normally go to my sister and her husband, but they're already in a bubble with my parents, and TBH I think they've...
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    Once again the government misses a trick by not...

    Once again the government misses a trick by not calling them "Christmas baubles" :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Iceland visited and Yorkshire puds secured :) ...

    Iceland visited and Yorkshire puds secured :)

    Eighteen for a quid at the moment! Some kind of 50% extra free deal; luckily I had room for them in the freezer.

    And also for the couple of Greggs...
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    Ah, the "a big boy did it then ran off" version...

    Ah, the "a big boy did it then ran off" version of ministerial responsibility :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue I...

    Sausages in finger rolls for lunch :tongue

    I forgot to get any Yorkshire puds when I was shopping so I need to pop to Iceland, or the Co-op if I forget until later.
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Slightly sunnier out now, though there's still a layer of thin, high cloud :)
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    Sticky: I have always argued for this :)

    I have always argued for this :)
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    Sticky: That's because almost half the population is male...

    That's because almost half the population is male :D
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day, dry and 11°C...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day, dry and 11°C :ind

    Quite a decent night's sleep in parts, though some weird dream insisted on waking me up around half four :ohwell
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing was Linotype: The Film (2012)...

    Tonight's viewing was Linotype: The Film (2012), about the eponymous typesetting machine and the people who still keep them going. Big nostalgia kick for me, as we had one at the school press in the...
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