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    Sticky: You’re right NF. Sorry, not necessarily usual...

    You’re right NF. Sorry, not necessarily usual material for here
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    Sticky: Stood in the kitchen with a sharp knife on my...

    Stood in the kitchen with a sharp knife on my wrist the other night. Bottled it and dropped it when heard someone coming. Not quite worked up the nerve :(
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    Sticky: Tired and fed up but what’s new? Need some...

    Tired and fed up but what’s new?

    Need some direction in life. Not sure I fancy being a network engineer (however good I might be, and however long it took to be this good) for ever.

    FFS nearly...
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    Sticky: Permie interview No.2 done. Bloke realised that...

    Permie interview No.2 done. Bloke realised that the pimp would have told me nothing so spent 15 minutes explaining.

    Nice enough but... 3 stage interview process :eyes

    And he's off next week so...
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    Sticky: Had permie interview no.1 this morning for Local...

    Had permie interview no.1 this morning for Local Transport Company (interesting, money not the best of the ones I'm looking at but the work would make up for it).

    Speedy Talking Sociology Pimp has...
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    Sticky: Omelette and sauteed potatoes here - very nice....

    Omelette and sauteed potatoes here - very nice. Now sitting on a call listening to the French argue amongst themselves about a network migration which will happen after I finish.
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    Sticky: Grey but with a hint of blue here. Not wet at...

    Grey but with a hint of blue here. Not wet at least.
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    Sticky: Beer delivery is here! Not bad going considering...

    Beer delivery is here! Not bad going considering I only ordered online about 10:30 last night.

    Well done Nottingham Brewery!
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    Sticky: Followed by :freaky:

    Followed by :freaky:
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    Sticky: Her favourite emoji seems to be the :banana:

    Her favourite emoji seems to be the :banana:
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    Sticky: Which means I'm in charge of two children, one of...

    Which means I'm in charge of two children, one of whom is standing next to me whining.
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    Sticky: Sandwich eaten, children back from their trip to...

    Sandwich eaten, children back from their trip to Asda.

    Mrs CB is straight out again to neonatal audiology.
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    Sticky: Now it's cold again. Perhaps time for a jumper...

    Now it's cold again. Perhaps time for a jumper and some more coffee.
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    Sticky: Not a huge amount of movement on the contract...

    Not a huge amount of movement on the contract front here. The two I'm still officially live for are now not returning my calls so I guess they're really dead.

    Did have two first interviews for...
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    Sticky: Morning all! Grey and dampish here. At least...

    Morning all!

    Grey and dampish here. At least it isn't quite as cold as it has been.
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    Sticky: They need to appear inneresting.

    They need to appear inneresting.
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    Sticky: Nearly wrote Zen Churchy there...

    Nearly wrote Zen Churchy there...
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    Sticky: Zen Chury Ommm!

    Zen Chury Ommm!
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    Sticky: Hello all. Rather grey and dank here, plus I...

    Hello all.

    Rather grey and dank here, plus I have a headache.
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    Sticky: Lamb chop for tea, with spaghetti squash and...

    Lamb chop for tea, with spaghetti squash and courgettes. Very nice indeed.
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    Sticky: Doooooooooom! Thanks NF - let's see how things...

    Doooooooooom!

    Thanks NF - let's see how things go...
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    Sticky: Thankfully no VPN required for most things here -...

    Thankfully no VPN required for most things here - and I have control over power and screensaver :-)
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    Sticky: Right, I'm on my client laptop and logged into...

    Right, I'm on my client laptop and logged into Teams - I must be working, right?
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    Sticky: If they'll just deal with the other three that...

    If they'll just deal with the other three that were parked at the same time and haven't been touched since we'd have half a chance of parking near the house. Between the aforementioned new double...
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    Sticky: We did have a little morning entertainment...

    We did have a little morning entertainment courtesy of the Council removing the car parked over the road which had both been on a textured dropped kerb and slightly overhanging the gates of the flats...
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    Sticky: Morning all! Grey here but the sun is making a...

    Morning all!

    Grey here but the sun is making a valiant effort and so it's not too dark.

    I'm full of life and enthusiasm for the week ahead! Bring it on!

    (Disclaimer: parts of this message...
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    Sticky: TFBSZ

    TFBSZ
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    Sticky: 'shrooms eh? Should be an interesting afternoon.

    'shrooms eh? Should be an interesting afternoon.
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    Sticky: It's all downhill from here for the next two...

    It's all downhill from here for the next two months sadly.
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    Sticky: oooooh, I almost saw a bit of blue sky up there!

    oooooh, I almost saw a bit of blue sky up there!
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    Sticky: Food eaten. Very nice indeed.

    Food eaten. Very nice indeed.
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    Sticky: But first...

    But first...
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    Sticky: Almost time to go and eat I reckon.

    Almost time to go and eat I reckon.
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    Sticky: Ah, broken mug. Rant incoming.

    Ah, broken mug. Rant incoming.
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    Sticky: And there's the sound of something being knocked...

    And there's the sound of something being knocked over upstairs by CovKid1.

    I await the story being shouted down to me.
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    Sticky: Almost lunchtime here. Chinese chicken legs if...

    Almost lunchtime here. Chinese chicken legs if I'm not mistaken.
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    Sticky: Afternoon all. Clocks mostly reset - they tend...

    Afternoon all.

    Clocks mostly reset - they tend to do themselves now, with the exception of the cooker (done by Mrs CB) and the car (left until it annoys me enough).
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    Sticky: Just as we start discussing what to do this...

    Just as we start discussing what to do this afternoon, the heavens open...
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    Sticky: Hello all Grey and a bit dank here. The sun...

    Hello all

    Grey and a bit dank here. The sun might be trying to burn through, but I can't tell. Not quite as dreary as some mornings this week but not pleasant.
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    Sticky: Time to shut LinkedIn and the job boards for the...

    Time to shut LinkedIn and the job boards for the weekend I guess.

    Not much of a week - not even the number of pimps fishing to keep me entertained as would once have happened. Two warm-ish leads...
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    Sticky: The Very Small Human (CovBaby) is still small...

    The Very Small Human (CovBaby) is still small enough to spent most days asleep or feeding.

    Her two older siblings OTOH...
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    Sticky: Ithankyou!

    Ithankyou!
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    Sticky: Except two more weeks of this contract.

    Except two more weeks of this contract.
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    Sticky: All in all not much to look forward to!

    All in all not much to look forward to!
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    Sticky: Plus it looks like Tier 3 for us next week.

    Plus it looks like Tier 3 for us next week.
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    Sticky: Greyer and damper here. Not a nice afternoon.

    Greyer and damper here. Not a nice afternoon.
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    Sticky: Morning all. Grey and damp here. No CBS in...

    Morning all.

    Grey and damp here. No CBS in sight - can we have some from Sarf Herts?
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    Sticky: Are you me? :eek Am I you? :eek Existential...

    Are you me? :eek

    Am I you? :eek

    Existential crisis.
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    Sticky: Google suggests they were both on O. P was,...

    Google suggests they were both on O. P was, unsurprisingly, PRINT.

    The only thing I properly remember is J then SYMBOL SHIFT-PP followed by starting the tape.
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    Sticky: And to improve my mood the agent who got me the...

    And to improve my mood the agent who got me the interview with the Pharma guys last week finally responded to my messages. Team fit fine, technical skills good, but they want someone on site 5 days...
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