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    Sticky: Chicken bhuna out of the freezer with rice and...

    Chicken bhuna out of the freezer with rice and naan for me :tongue

    Getting very chilly out; already down to 2° :frown
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    Sticky: Two humongous portions of lamb stew have been...

    Two humongous portions of lamb stew have been stashed in the freezer :)

    One of them had to go in the area usually reserved for bread, but that’s OK as I’m slightly low on bread so there’s plenty...
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    Sticky: I’m going from the timeline described at Wispa -...

    I’m going from the timeline described at Wispa - Wikipedia but of course that’s only as reliable as the sources cited.
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    Sticky: I spotted a plane going over very high up earlier...

    I spotted a plane going over very high up earlier on, leaving a nice dual vapour trail, heading roughly WNW. Checking it out on Flightradar24, I found it was going from Paris CDG to Mexico City. Bet...
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    Sticky: Yes, they trialled up there before launching...

    Yes, they trialled up there before launching nationally in 1983. Apparently they were then withdrawn for some reason, then reintroduced as a “limited edition”, and sold so well the second time that...
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    Sticky: Just had a Wispa :tongue I always had...

    Just had a Wispa :tongue

    I always had anomalous feelings about the Wispa, as on their launch in 1983 they seemed like something of a ripoff of Aero, which made me suspicious of their motives. I...
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    Sticky: The zingy chicken & lentil, as it turned out;...

    The zingy chicken & lentil, as it turned out; very tasty :tongue

    Accompanied by wholemeal toast and the end of a sesame seed bloomer, untoasted :)
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    Sticky: Currently debating with myself which soup to have...

    Currently debating with myself which soup to have for lunch.
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    Sticky: :yay: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay:



    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Nor me :) Maybe it’s a marginal thing? Solid...

    Not me![/QUOTE]

    Nor me :)

    Maybe it’s a marginal thing? Solid Labour seat where I am, so Boris probably thinks he'll save the price of an e-stamp :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out again :) ...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out again :)

    But chilly again: up to 5°C out there, and lingering around 14° to 15° in here :frown
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    Sticky: Onwards with The Wire S2 tonight: E4 Hard Cases...

    Onwards with The Wire S2 tonight: E4 Hard Cases (TV Episode 2003) and E5 Undertow (TV Episode 2003), in which the union struggles on, the detail starts to come together, and Omar is taken clothes...
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    Sticky: The stew turned out very tasty, both warming and...

    The stew turned out very tasty, both warming and filling :tongue

    And there’s loads left :D
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    Sticky: Stews are normally quite chunky, aren’t they?...

    Stews are normally quite chunky, aren’t they? Otherwise they’re soup :confused:
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    Sticky: I know! I’ll have to have soup for lunch...

    I know! I’ll have to have soup for lunch tomorrow, then I can fit it in :smokin

    And if, as now seems possible, there are two leftover portions, then tomorrow’s evening meal will have to be one of...
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    Sticky: Lamb stew is a-stewing :D I suspect there’ll...

    Lamb stew is a-stewing :D

    I suspect there’ll be at least a couple of days’ worth out of it :)
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    Sticky: Same here, but it’s usually one on the bed and...

    Same here, but it’s usually one on the bed and the other two waiting for me to wash them. And the fourth got packed away when I moved here fifteen or so years ago and hasn’t been unpacked yet. And it...
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    Sticky: Lunch has been a bacon and chipolata bap...

    Lunch has been a bacon and chipolata bap (wholemeal, red sauce) :tongue

    And yet another bedding wash is on. I want to get to the point of having only clean bedding and what’s in use, just for a...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny but chilly out -...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny but chilly out - though temperatures have now soared to the 3°C mark out there :)

    Languishing at 15.3° in here. Might have to see about putting the fire on at this...
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    Sticky: More of S2 of The Wire tonight: E2 Collateral...

    More of S2 of The Wire tonight: E2 Collateral Damage (TV Episode 2003) and E3 Hot Shots (TV Episode 2003) :smokin

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Just been out the back. The official word is that...

    Just been out the back. The official word is that it’s currently 1° out there, and it feels like it :frown

    Good news, however: the main back gate’s lock, which broke weeks ago, has been fixed!...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue
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    Sticky: Dark and chilly here too. It was sunny and...

    Dark and chilly here too. It was sunny and Simpsonesque and around 8°C when I went to collect the prescription. The night has come and it’s already down to 3° out there :frown
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    Hi SM :wave: Sounds like a good summer; better...

    Hi SM :wave:

    Sounds like a good summer; better than working :D
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    Sticky: It’d be handy if we could tag individual posts as...

    It’d be handy if we could tag individual posts as well as threads to make finding these things easier :D
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    Sticky: Prescription collected. It turns out the...

    Prescription collected. It turns out the pharmacist gets back by two, but knocks off a bit earlier than usual for an extended lunch on Friday :)

    I’ll have forgotten this the next time I need to...
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    Sticky: I did the shopping early last week, but it was...

    I did the shopping early last week, but it was prescription week; that was ready on Friday, when I forgot to go and get it :rolleyes:

    So now I’ve got to amble round there and collect it. But they...
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    Sticky: :yay:, probably :rolleyes:

    :yay:, probably :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. DXVI

    Those of you who sit near a window may be taken in by the appearance of sunshine, but it’s dashed chilly out there; better to stay on the Internet where it’s always warm :)


    3 Terrifying Stories...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, occasionally at least; patchy cloud the rest of the time :)

    Bit chilly out there at 4°C, up from 3° about half-an-hour ago :frown

    But holding at 16.6° in...
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    Sticky: I am considering some kind of stew, so they might...

    I am considering some kind of stew, so they might make an appearance :)

    Tonight’s viewing has been The Wire - end of S1 with Sentencing (TV Episode 2002), and start of S2 with Ebb Tide (TV Episode...
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    Sticky: Proper Sunday dinner today, just for a change:...

    Proper Sunday dinner today, just for a change: roast lamb, with the usual bits. Lovely, it was :tongue

    I need to decide whether to use the leftovers to make Scotch broth or have another roast...
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    Sticky: They claim they still have the original unopened...

    They claim they still have the original unopened box, which they keep under tight security in a secret location, probably in Bedford: History | The Panacea Museum :)
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    Sticky: “The Ark” was one of their terms for Joanna...

    “The Ark” was one of their terms for Joanna Southcott’s Box of Prophecies. They believed that the Bishops of the Church of England needed to come together to open the box and examine the prophecies...
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    Sticky: “The Ark”, 18 Albany Road...

    “The Ark”, 18 Albany Road, was where they kept a bedroom prepared for Jesus to sleep in when He returned. They changed the bed linen every week so it would always be ready, for we know not the hour...
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    Sticky: Article on the BBC News site about the Panacea...

    Article on the BBC News site about the Panacea Society in Bedford: The woman who said Jesus would return - to Bedford - BBC News

    I used to walk past there all the time in the 1970s, though I had...
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day out, puddles left from last night’s rain, 8°C :ind
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    Sticky: First film tonight was Sicario 2: Soldado (2018)...

    First film tonight was Sicario 2: Soldado (2018), which was basically more of the same but without Emily Blunt. OK for what it is, but nowt special.

    And after that, a rewatch of A Quiet Place...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was, as always :tongue There...

    And very nice it was, as always :tongue

    There was another customer in there :eek:

    Luckily he stayed over in the corner mumbling to someone on his phone for the entire time, so I wasn’t forced...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: :yay: I had a late light lunch of a small...

    :yay:

    I had a late light lunch of a small fry-up, to stave off the pangs until it’s time to go to the Chinese :tongue

    Then I wandered up to the Amazon Locker to collect the network cables,...
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    Sticky: Think of the money you’ve saved on ink :D

    Think of the money you’ve saved on ink :D
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    Sticky: I’ve got some 5m network cables on the way from...

    I’ve got some 5m network cables on the way from Amazon today. I got fed up of backups of the laptop and transfers of large files taking so long, so yesterday I finally got around to plugging in the 8...
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    Sticky: I have a tendency to put off things like tax...

    I have a tendency to put off things like tax returns until the last minute because of this vague feeling that they’ll be a right pain to slog through, then they end up taking about five minutes tops...
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    Sticky: Indeed, but I tend more towards films as the main...

    Indeed, but I tend more towards films as the main feature on a Friday :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey but mild out -...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out - no rain, and the trees aren’t waving their arms about so there isn’t any wind to speak of, as far as I can tell from in here :)

    I suppose it could...
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    Sticky: “fuchsia” is one of the X11/HTML/CSS colour names...

    “fuchsia” is one of the X11/HTML/CSS colour names I use all the time for things like outlines when working out how a layout is laying out :)

    Tonight’s movie premiere was Shutter Island (2010), a...
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    Sticky: Just popped out the back. It’s an unpleasant...

    Just popped out the back. It’s an unpleasant night out there: rain, and a nasty cold wind that goes right through you :frown

    That’s quite enough of that for one evening :)
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    Sticky: Bit sloppy of them, messing it up on the Friday...

    Bit sloppy of them, messing it up on the Friday evening before you were due to start :ohwell
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