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    Sticky: GMT. It has to be that early so we don't keep the...

    GMT. It has to be that early so we don't keep the New Zealanders up too late :ohwell

    As I need to get an early night despite the extra hour, viewing has been restricted to S4E4 of The Sopranos,...
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    Sticky: Oh FFS, family Zoom call tomorrow… at 8am!...

    Oh FFS, family Zoom call tomorrow… at 8am! :tantrum: :mad
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    Sticky: Rain's picked up the pace again, and the road is...

    Rain's picked up the pace again, and the road is starting to resemble a small river :frown
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    Sticky: Very nice as always :tongue There was a...

    Very nice as always :tongue

    There was a customer in there when I arrived :eek:

    Not wearing a mask :eyes

    Then his order came out and he left, and just before mine was ready, another customer...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :) It is still raining…

    In the Chinese :)

    It is still raining…
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    Sticky: Hard to tell if it's stopped raining or just very...

    Hard to tell if it's stopped raining or just very light rain now from looking out the window.
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    Sticky: Late lunch (or early tea?) of a corned beef butty...

    Late lunch (or early tea?) of a corned beef butty on sesame bloomer :tongue
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    Sticky: Tipping down out there now :frown Very windy...

    Tipping down out there now :frown

    Very windy too :tumble:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey, 14°C, but at...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey, 14°C, but at least it's dry for now :grey
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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion picture rewatch was The...

    Tonight's major motion picture rewatch was The Meg (2018) which is silly nonsense from start to finish :rolleyes:

    After that, a not so major but more worthwhile motion picture rewatch: '71 (2014),...
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    Sticky: Tea: fish fingers, chips and beans :tongue ...

    Tea: fish fingers, chips and beans :tongue

    This lot of Maris Pipers are Sainsbury's ones from Norfolk, and although they're OK, I have to say they're not as good as the Suffolk ones I had from M&S...
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    Sticky: NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000...

    NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000 Mouton 1989 after ordering $18 Pinot - Decanter :cheers:

    Kicker: the businessmen who'd ordered the expensive wine got the cheap one instead and didn't...
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    Sticky: Walk walked; green ring closed, red ring closed,...

    Walk walked; green ring closed, red ring closed, and as the cyan ring was closed when making the chips, that's all three rings and done for the day :banana:
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    Sticky: Chips have been guided through stage 1 and are...

    Chips have been guided through stage 1 and are now drying. While they do that, I'm off for a walk around a block or more, as the watch has only seen fit to credit me with eleven minutes of green ring...
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    Sticky: I'd missed that too! Good catch :yay:

    I'd missed that too! Good catch :yay:
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    Sticky: I too forgot to have lunch, though not for such a...

    I too forgot to have lunch, though not for such a good reason. So I've just had a big bag of BBQ Hula Hoops to tide me over :tongue
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    Sticky: Yes, that's the thing - I could do without them...

    Yes, that's the thing - I could do without them having to spend ages working out if there's something else causing the battery to drain while the car's resting :ohwell
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    Sticky: The postboxes round here all seem to have been...

    The postboxes round here all seem to have been moved from a collection around teatime to one around 8am, so if I want it to have a chance of getting there tomorrow morning I was too late :)
    ...
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    Sticky: Black bins done (though they're dark grey...

    Black bins done (though they're dark grey really), and our three have been found littered around the side road and safely corralled in the back yard :)

    They didn't come for the black bins in the...
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    Sticky: Grey here now too, and the rain that wasn't...

    Grey here now too, and the rain that wasn't forecast has arrived :rolleyes:

    The recycling bins have been done, so I've collared one of the good ones for us again :banana:

    Just need the black...
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    Sticky: Just popped out the back to check the main gate...

    Just popped out the back to check the main gate was open for the bins. The Neighbourhood Watch lady was coming down the side road on her way to Iceland, and stopped for a chat which went on for five...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Moderately sunny out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Moderately sunny out, despite the weather app insisting that it's "mostly cloudy". The clouds there are tend more to wispiness rather than being Simpsonesque though. 11°C...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing has been The Sopranos S4E2,...

    Tonight's viewing has been The Sopranos S4E2, "The Sopranos" No Show (TV Episode 2002) - IMDb. No spoilers, but the scene with a certain person talking to some FBI agents still cracks me up :D
    ...
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    Sticky: I keep wondering whether to go for a haircut,...

    I keep wondering whether to go for a haircut, just in case. I could get by without for another few weeks, but in a few weeks I might not be able to… :ohwell
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    Sticky: Tea tonight has been a roast Big Chicken dinner,...

    Tea tonight has been a roast Big Chicken dinner, and inordinately nice it was :tongue

    Soupmaking coming up over the weekend, I reckon :)
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    Sticky: I still need to get this place sorted out so the...

    I still need to get this place sorted out so the electric bloke can replace the consumer unit and test all the sockets next week. Progress so far: none :ohwell
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    Sticky: Recycling has been taken out, and as it just...

    Recycling has been taken out, and as it just nicely topped off the recycling bin, that has been trundled forth to the staging area :)

    Then the two black bins that have been in the staging area all...
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    Sticky: And for lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup with...

    And for lunch: ham, pea and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Still rather Simpsonesque here :)
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    Sticky: Same here. Maybe a YT cacheing thing? :ohwell

    Same here. Maybe a YT cacheing thing? :ohwell
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    Sticky: I know the feeling :bang: Though, really, I...

    I know the feeling :bang:

    Though, really, I don't mind my own CSS as I have a reasonably good understanding of how to use it. The worst thing is having to deal with somebody else's CSS to try to...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Dry, or drying, out...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Dry, or drying, out and a bit on the Simpsonesque side, but quite chilly - only 11°C, and not expected to get much warmer :frown
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    Sticky: Ah, one of the first IMDb "Trivia" bits:...

    Ah, one of the first IMDb "Trivia" bits: "Frederick Forsyth, who wrote the novel 'The Day of the Jackal', insisted his name be taken off the credits of this film, which is why it is billed as 'based...
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    Sticky: Tonight's movie premiere - well, I don't remember...

    Tonight's movie premiere - well, I don't remember seeing it before, so I probably haven't - was The Jackal (1997), very loosely based on The Day of the Jackal. It's serviceable enough as these things...
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    Sticky: Just thought I'd have a look at a bit of work...

    Just thought I'd have a look at a bit of work that was nagging at me, because I was fairly sure it was almost done but wasn't certain; if I was right, it just needed integrating properly with the...
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    Sticky: :spel drivel

    :spel drivel
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    Sticky: Tea has been the second of the shin of beef pies...

    Tea has been the second of the shin of beef pies I made last week, with chips, peas and gravy. Very tasty :tongue

    The rain is coming and going here now, and should in theory peter out completely...
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    Sticky: I keep meaning to make brownies but I need to get...

    I keep meaning to make brownies but I need to get eggs, which are one of those things I forget a lot :ohwell
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    Sticky: Still drizzly, but this fortnight's Private Eye...

    Still drizzly, but this fortnight's Private Eye arrived in the post, so there's that :)
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    Sticky: Soupy day, soupy lunch: Heinz cream of tomato,...

    Soupy day, soupy lunch: Heinz cream of tomato, with a crust of wholemeal bread and a couple of rounds of sesame bloomer toast :tongue
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    Sticky: :laugh

    :laugh
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    Sticky: Sorted: Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up...

    Sorted: Royal Mail launches 72p parcel pick-up service - BBC News :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb ...

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Raining steadily :ind
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, wet, 14°C kind...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, wet, 14°C kind of day :frown
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    Sticky: Apart from some Police Interceptors whilst...

    Apart from some Police Interceptors whilst dining, tonight's only viewing was The Sopranos S4E1, For All Debts Public and Private (TV Episode 2002).

    The rain is holding off at the moment, waiting...
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    Sticky: Chicken madras, rice and naan for tea. Lovely...

    Chicken madras, rice and naan for tea. Lovely stuff :tongue
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    Sticky: First time I saw them live was November 1982, on...

    First time I saw them live was November 1982, on the Choose Your Masques tour. They had an array of sixteen TV screens behind them showing all kinds of videos and graphics, many of which I was able...
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    Sticky: Good article about Hawkwind: Acid, nudity and...

    Good article about Hawkwind: Acid, nudity and sci-fi nightmares: why Hawkwind were the radicals of 1970s rock | Music | The Guardian :music:
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    Sticky: :yay: Had he come to chalk an X on your door?...

    :yay:

    Had he come to chalk an X on your door? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Rain! :eek: Looks like it'll be continuing off...

    Rain! :eek:

    Looks like it'll be continuing off and on this evening, then on continuously through the night and tomorrow :ohwell
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