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    Sticky: Sausages in finger rolls for lunch. Very nice...

    Sausages in finger rolls for lunch. Very nice :tongue

    Apparently it's going to be baking hot tomorrow, so I'm considering doing the shopping after my haircut.
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    Sticky: Haircut Day today too! :banana: My hair looks...

    Haircut Day today too! :banana:

    My hair looks rather like a mushroom cloud at the moment, not yet having enough length to make it hang down rather than curling outwards in wild waves of grey...
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    Sticky: 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing today....

    75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing today. This means it's also the 25th anniversary of my eldest niece's christening. Not sure it was deliberately planned for the 50th anniversary, I think...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Very grey out; the sun...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Very grey out; the sun has currently found a very tiny patch of thinner cloud to peer through, but that won't last as there aren't many of them :ind

    Already at 19°C...
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    Sticky: The question of what to read took some time to...

    The question of what to read took some time to resolve. I started with Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, but I wasn't in the mood for more than a chapter and a bit of that. So then I thought I'd try...
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    Sticky: My right ear is grumbling again, which is...

    My right ear is grumbling again, which is nature's way of telling me that I'm a lazy sod who doesn't clean my hearing aids often enough :ohwell

    So I decided to give it a rest from telly tonight...
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    Sticky: Tea has been Southern not-fried chicken thighs...

    Tea has been Southern not-fried chicken thighs with chips and lashings of tomato sauce :tongue
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    Sticky: Rather grey out now :grey

    Rather grey out now :grey
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    Sticky: 99%, 55bpm :)

    99%, 55bpm :)
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    Sticky: Lunch has been sardines-in-tomato-sauce toasted...

    Lunch has been sardines-in-tomato-sauce toasted sandwiches (white sesame bloomer). Very tasty :tongue
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    :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb



    Wrong, it turns out: it's turned quite Simpsonesque out there now :glasses

    Still quite breezy too :tumble:
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    Sticky: A few glimmers of sunlight appearing here too,...

    A few glimmers of sunlight appearing here too, but I'm sure it'll pass :)
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out again, but...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out again, but dry. 19°C out there, 20° within :ind
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    Sticky: Tea tonight was sausage & onion casserole :tongue...

    Tea tonight was sausage & onion casserole :tongue

    And it was back to watching the telly, starting whilst dining with some thing on C5 about people who work on the bins and in recycling plants and...
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    Sticky: Nice moon out now :) Not if it's cloudy where...

    Nice moon out now :)

    Not if it's cloudy where you are though :ohwell

    The clouds are chasing across it here as it's still quite windy and the clouds quite wispy.
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    Sticky: Not certain because of the foliage getting in the...

    Not certain because of the foliage getting in the way, but I think the Polish café has people eating in again :)

    I'm glad they managed to survive on doing takeaway and delivery through the...
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    Sticky: PALI! :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    PALI! :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Coming over the horizon…

    Coming over the horizon…
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    Sticky: Oh look :eek

    Oh look :eek
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    Sticky: Brightened up a bit here, but it's also got...

    Brightened up a bit here, but it's also got windier so it feels a bit colder if anything :tumble:
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    Sticky: Bacon butty (wholemeal) for lunch, done in the...

    Bacon butty (wholemeal) for lunch, done in the Nigel Slater style of quickly frying the inside face of the bread in the fat left after cooking the rashers :tongue

    Still grey here and rather breezy...
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Quite grey out, though...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Quite grey out, though sometimes the high cloud is thin enough to create the illusion of being sunny :ind

    15°C so far, heading for 21° according to the forecast. It's...
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    Sticky: Just finished reading Alas, Babylon. It's very...

    Just finished reading Alas, Babylon. It's very good, I thought, as post-apocalyptic stories go :)

    Down to a sensible 11°C outside now, and 21° within. There was a nice just-past-full moon out...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue Late tonight,...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    Late tonight, due to getting some :bang: finished off :)
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    Looking in Developer Tools, the C4 site is...

    Looking in Developer Tools, the C4 site is storing stuff in the browser's Local Storage as well as cookies, so you could try clearing that too if you feel like giving it another go :bang:
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    Sticky: I really should go back to that Indian...

    I really should go back to that Indian supermarket up the road now they're (presumably) stocked up again. I'm sure things like rice, lentils, spices and so on would turn out much cheaper there than...
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    Sticky: No exercise bicycling today: instead, the green...

    No exercise bicycling today: instead, the green ring has been closed by a brisk 1.65 mile walk around the… neighbourhood? district? area? Anyway, it did the trick :emb

    And, more importantly, the...
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    Sticky: Lunch has been chicken & barley soup, with the...

    Lunch has been chicken & barley soup, with the usual bits of bread :tongue

    Clouds are getting bigger outside, though still maintaining their white fluffy form for now.
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
  32. Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLIII

    The pubs are finally re-opening here today. Good luck to them, but I think I'll continue to exercise judicious caution for a while longer yet :rolleyes:


    Pluto’s dark side spills its secrets —...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny and Simpsonesque...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny and Simpsonesque out, 16° but probably not getting beyond 20° later :glasses
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    Sticky: According to Covid-19: government 'considers...

    According to Covid-19: government 'considers indoor mixing ban and M25 block' in England | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian it wouldn't be a blanket thing for all over-50s, but just for those...
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    Sticky: Same here. Other than the day trip to my great...

    Same here. Other than the day trip to my great uncle's grave in France in 2018, the last time I was abroad was in the late twentieth century, visiting the Netherlands with my ex-gf. Had to hunt...
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    Sticky: She was, but I believe they have the Internet in...

    She was, but I believe they have the Internet in such places as people go a-holidaying :)

    If anything, being on holiday should mean she has more time for posting in TPD, not less :D
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    Sticky: No sign of ladymuck this weekend. Hungover?...

    No sign of ladymuck this weekend. Hungover? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: We used to sometimes get Tip Tops warm and drink...

    We used to sometimes get Tip Tops warm and drink them :freaky:
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    Sticky: Tea has been breakfast; a lovely fry-up :tongue ...

    Tea has been breakfast; a lovely fry-up :tongue

    I recently discovered that those small tins of beans, which I had been getting for convenience as they constitute a single portion in my universe,...
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    Sticky: More :bang: going quite well :) About time for...

    More :bang: going quite well :)

    About time for tea now though, I reckon.

    It's cooling down now: 18°C out there, and a mere 22° in here. Might shut a window or two, as the slight breeze feels a...
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    Sticky: And done :)

    And done :)
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    Sticky: Family Zoom call soon :)

    Family Zoom call soon :)
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    Sticky: Light lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered...

    Light lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal toast :tongue
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Cloudy but also sunny...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Cloudy but also sunny out, 18°C and on course for 20° :glasses
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    Sticky: "Busy earlier, but not so much now" was the...

    "Busy earlier, but not so much now" was the official report. No speculation was offered as to any wider circumstances that might have led to this state of affairs :)

    A couple of rewatches tonight,...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was - the food, not the mask...

    And very nice it was - the food, not the mask :tongue
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    Sticky: In the Chinese, with a mask on :)

    In the Chinese, with a mask on :)
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    Sticky: Much :bang: but it's actually going quite...

    Much :bang: but it's actually going quite smoothly for a change :)

    Now I've said that, I suppose it'll all go terribly wrong :D
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    Sticky: It clouded over a little here but then it thinned...

    It clouded over a little here but then it thinned out again, and the promised rain has been cancelled :ohwell

    Down to 25°C in here now, against 21° outside.
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