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    Sticky: Nice not-too-far-off-full moon out tonight :)

    Nice not-too-far-off-full moon out tonight :)
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    Sticky: I liked doing a three day week at ExClientCo over...

    I really enjoyed it when ClientCo cut our days down to three a week. It was so nice. When it went up to four days a week, I alternated my Mondays and Fridays off so I had a four day weekend every...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue I was thinking...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    I was thinking of getting the remainder of the lamb and some veg started in the slow cooker to simmer overnight for making Scotch broth tomorrow, but I don't know if...
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    Sticky: It's done that darkening thing again outside...

    It's done that darkening thing again outside :frown
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Walk walked, green ring closed :emb Quite a...

    Walk walked, green ring closed :emb

    Quite a pleasant evening for it, and the route I took seems to avoid the problem of getting the sunset right in one's eyes, mainly by being behind either trees...
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    Sticky: For some reason this reminds me of the fact that...

    For some reason this reminds me of the fact that the grass roller in the Centre Court at Wimbledon is too big to pass through any of the entrances. They put it there first, then built the place...
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    Sticky: Simple traditional lunch of a wholemeal bacon bap...

    Simple traditional lunch of a wholemeal bacon bap :tongue

    The knee I banged yesterday isn't too bad but grumbles slightly from time to time, so I'm skipping the exercise bicycling today to avoid...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey start but the...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey start but the sun's beginning to put in an appearance as the sky clears from the west :)

    Up to 13°C so far after a mild night due to the cloud keeping the heat in,...
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    Sticky: I've never seen the AVP films. I think I've still...

    I've never seen the AVP films. I think I've still got a Predator one I haven't watched too, so maybe I'll try them when I've finally got around to that :)

    Tonight's viewing here was another one...
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been a roast half-shoulder of...

    Tea tonight has been a roast half-shoulder of lamb dinner. Lovely stuff :tongue

    Plenty left over, and as I already have some lamb scouse in the freezer, I foresee Scotch broth being made later in...
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    Sticky: It got up to 17°C here, apparently, but it's on...

    It got up to 17°C here, apparently, but it's on the way down quite quickly now, and there's a chance of rain overnight :frown

    I need to sort the kitchen out. I can feel one of those rare moods of...
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    Sticky: Ooh, thanks for the reminder! Once again I'd been...

    Ooh, thanks for the reminder! Once again I'd been putting off the ENORMOUS hassle of doing my self assessment thingy for SJD, and once again it took five minutes :facepalm:
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    Sticky: Not very helpful of them. Must be some kind of an...

    Not very helpful of them. Must be some kind of an error in the process of converting the parts department's Excel spreadsheet and a folder of assorted images called things like IMG_001_497.jpg taken...
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    Sticky: Just cracked my knee (left) against the bathroom...

    Just cracked my knee (left) against the bathroom door jamb :facepalm:

    Good job I got the exercising done earlier :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup, with wholemeal...

    Lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup, with wholemeal bread. Peppery! :tongue
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    Sticky: They're now leaving. No idea if they took on any...

    They're now leaving. No idea if they took on any cargo.
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    There's an ambulance and paramedic car outside the doctor's :bluelight
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

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

    Not long ago it was too warm to go out, now it's too chilly; luckily, the thermostat is always set just right on the Internet :)


    The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart - ”Mike...
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    The really interesting thing is that he...

    The really interesting thing is that he personally is on the hook for ~$300million of loans falling due in the next few years. Not his businesses, but the man himself.

    He hasn't got anything like...
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    Sticky: :( :hug:

    :( :hug:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Clear blue sky and a...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Clear blue sky and a mere 7°C out :frown
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    Sticky: No telly tonight apart from some C5 police...

    No telly tonight apart from some C5 police interceptors stuff whilst dining. But back in July 1664, Sam Pepys has ensured that a contract for victualling the navy has gone to some acquaintances of...
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    Sticky: I've got the trilogy; I've seen the first one...

    I've got the trilogy; I've seen the first one some years ago, but not the other two. Must get round to them some time :)

    The first one starts, as I recall, with a winter wedding in a Cotswold...
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    Sticky: Tea has been a healthy dish of gammon, fried...

    Tea has been a healthy dish of gammon, fried eggs, chips and beans. Very nice indeed :tongue
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    Sticky: Nice gibbous moon hanging around in the southeast...

    Nice gibbous moon hanging around in the southeast :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: And very nice too, accompanied by S1E15 of The...

    And very nice too, accompanied by S1E15 of The Rockford Files, Aura Lee, Farewell (TV Episode 1975) :)

    The crashed car is now being loaded on the back of a truck.
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    Sticky: Just noticed there's a crashed car outside next...

    Just noticed there's a crashed car outside next door but one. I didn't hear it, but the nearside front wing is well and truly smashed to bits so I must just not have been paying attention :freaky:
    ...
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    Sticky: Sunny out now :glasses

    Sunny out now :glasses
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    Sticky: Lunch: chipolatas and bacon in buttered sesame...

    Lunch: chipolatas and bacon in buttered sesame bloomer toast :tongue

    The mundane laundry has finished, and been slung over the clothes horse :tumble:
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    Sticky: :( Fire's been on here since I got up. Nice...

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    Fire's been on here since I got up. Nice and toasty now :)

    I've finally managed to make room for the zingy soup in the freezer. I freeze the soups in square containers (originally they...
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry on; quite a lot of it as I...

    Mundane laundry on; quite a lot of it as I haven't got around to it for over a week :tumble:

    Giving it a full wash rather than the time saver.
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    Sticky: Yes, apparently he should be back home in a...

    Yes, apparently he should be back home in a fortnight or so now they've got some competent people on the job rather than the electrician who didn't know what he was doing. (He didn't join the...
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    Sticky: And done :) It was all very shambolic this...

    And done :)

    It was all very shambolic this time. It started late because the host opened Zoom and it immediately insisted on downloading and installing an update, which took a while on their...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out again, and a...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out again, and a mere 10°C :grey

    Zoom call about to start :)
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    Sticky: Likewise: the start of Where Are the Customers'...

    Likewise: the start of Where Are the Customers' Yachts? by Fred Schwed, and then the conclusion of June and start of July 1664 in the wacky world of Sam Pepys :nerd

    Early night now because of Zoom...
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    Sticky: I get there between 20:50 and 20:55 every week,...

    I get there between 20:50 and 20:55 every week, so no need to panic until then :D
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    Sticky: Very nice as always :tongue Busy: earlier...

    Very nice as always :tongue

    Busy: earlier :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: Yes, for a change :)

    Yes, for a change :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: It finishes at 00:45 according to my EPG...

    It finishes at 00:45 according to my EPG :confused:

    It seem I can indeed receive Sky Arts, so recordings have been scheduled :smokin
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    Sticky: Late lunch of zingy chicken, tomato and lentil...

    Late lunch of zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue

    And there are five further portions, so I need to start playing Tetris with the contents of the freezer to fit it...
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    Sticky: FFS. New Zealand has only gone and entered...

    FFS. New Zealand has only gone and entered British Summer Time (though I don't suppose they call it that), which means our international family Zoom call tomorrow is at nine in the morning :eek:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Very grey day out...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Very grey day out :grey

    Dry though. Only 12°C and not going to get any warmer, but only a very slight chance of rain.
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    Sticky: Tonight's first watch was something Norwegian,...

    Tonight's first watch was something Norwegian, and also a rewatch: Babycall (2011), in which a Norwegian woman fleeing a violent partner with her son hears troubling things on a cross-signal picked...
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    Sticky: The soup finally came to fruition, and I think...

    The soup finally came to fruition, and I think it's the best I've managed of this variety so far - just the right balance of zinginess with the other aspects of the flavour :tongue

    And I also...
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    Sticky: Soup is running a little late. It always does,...

    Soup is running a little late. It always does, because I always forget to allow time for the in-between bits like weighing out the lentils and chopping up the chicken meat :rolleyes:
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