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    Sticky: Sausages on finger rolls for lunch :tongue ...

    Sausages on finger rolls for lunch :tongue

    Still sunny here, and now up to 8°C :)
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    On the bright side, there's very little chance of...

    On the bright side, there's very little chance of picking up SARS-CoV-2 if you're a few thousand miles from the rest of the human race - there are no confirmed cases there as yet: COVID-19 pandemic...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Bright sunny day out...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Bright sunny day out with not a lot of clouds, but chilly: the reported temperature outside finally went from 2°C to 3° while I was making my coffee just now, and there's...
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    Sticky: Viewing around dinnertime was some bits of a...

    Viewing around dinnertime was some bits of a thing about Paddington Station, along with bits of Police Interceptors, both on 5.

    And later, S1E1 of The Valhalla Murders. Good to see that Icelandic...
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    Sticky: As mentioned, tea was scouse with a few bits of...

    As mentioned, tea was scouse with a few bits of sesame bloomer. Very peppery, this batch of scouse, which is nice :tongue
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    Sticky: Got absorbed in some work and forgot about this....

    Got absorbed in some work and forgot about this. It's still looking gloomy, cold, and damp out, so the exercise bike it was, as I didn't want to leave it until after eating. Green ring closed, scouse...
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    Sticky: I was going to go for a bit of a walk but it...

    I was going to go for a bit of a walk but it turns out its quite drizzly out, with a fresh breeze to ensure said drizzle is driven into your face :frown

    I'll hop on the exercise bike later instead...
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    Sticky: Lunch: Scotch broth and wholemeal bread :tongue ...

    Lunch: Scotch broth and wholemeal bread :tongue

    Only one portion of the broth left :eek:

    I need to get another shoulder of lamb and make some more, except there's loads of lamb scouse from the...
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    Sticky: So it was, and I didn't notice it! :laugh

    So it was, and I didn't notice it! :laugh
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    I didn't realise you'd met him! Good job you did,...

    I didn't realise you'd met him! Good job you did, and were thus able to bring your professional training in identifying age-related cognitive impairment to bear so you can give the rest of the world...
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    The Qanon people are already saying it's to...

    The Qanon people are already saying it's to conceal one of those ankle tracking devices, as he's been secretly indicted for treason due to election fraud and will, once Trump reveals his master plan,...
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

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

    Ten years ago, the links were posted on Tuesday, as I'd been in hospital having my first heart attack sorted out and didn't have a phone charger with me. No such hindrance this week :)


    Into the...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Quite a refreshing...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Quite a refreshing night's sleep; I have a vague feeling there might have been some dreams here and there but can't remember any details, which suggests they weren't...
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    Sticky: Teatime (late) viewing was Powering Britain -...

    Teatime (late) viewing was Powering Britain - Series 1: Nuclear which appears to be the final one in that series. Interesting stuff :)



    And this evening's blockbuster was Skjelvet (2018), The...
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    Sticky: Soup divvied up, yielding six large portions. I...

    Soup divvied up, yielding six large portions. I could have made seven slightly smaller ones, but I decided to assume that I'll want a filling lunch when I eat them :)
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    Sticky: The slow cooker finally yielded up the chicken &...

    The slow cooker finally yielded up the chicken & barley soup and very nice it is too, accompanied by wholemeal bread :tongue

    Once again I had a fair bit of veg to use up so I also added more...
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    Sticky: Something to watch on a quiet Sunday evening: a...

    Something to watch on a quiet Sunday evening: a webcam positioned at Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting position in the Book Depository in Dallas :)

    EarthCam - Dealey Plaza Cam
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    Sticky: The chicken & barley soup has moved on to phase...

    The chicken & barley soup has moved on to phase two :)
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    Sticky: Don't count on it! We got a few days of being...

    Don't count on it! We got a few days of being allowed to meet in people's gardens, then back into lockdown where we seem to have remained ever since :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Walk walked in the gathering gloom at 7°C, green...

    Walk walked in the gathering gloom at 7°C, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: And done, and draped over the clotheshorse in...

    And done, and draped over the clotheshorse in front of the fire :)

    Monkey Life starts shortly :D
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry on, Quick Wash programme :tumble:

    Mundane laundry on, Quick Wash programme :tumble:
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    Sticky: Chicken-soup-making has been started in the slow...

    Chicken-soup-making has been started in the slow cooker :)

    There was a brief moment of panic when I thought I didn't have any pearl barley in stock. But I was looking for a packet that was either...
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    Sticky: Sausages and bacon in buttered sesame bloomer...

    Sausages and bacon in buttered sesame bloomer toast; very tasty :tongue
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    Sticky: Contact with the Antipodes was established :) ...

    Contact with the Antipodes was established :)

    All done now, so I need to find some way of filling the rest of the day :rolleyes:

    Might have breakfast for a change.
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    Sticky: Apparently this was the first Norwegian disaster...

    Apparently this was the first Norwegian disaster movie (and, indeed, the first Scandinavian one) ever made, and it's since been joined by a sequel also based on a true event, concerning an earthquake...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day out so far,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day out so far, everything looks damp from a slight fogginess hanging over the place, 7°C :ind

    Just having coffee to help me get my act together for the Zoom call...
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    Sticky: Tonight's movie mayhem has been Bølgen (2015)...

    Tonight's movie mayhem has been Bølgen (2015) (The Wave in English), in which a Norwegian town is at risk of a tsunami if a massive rockslide happens further down the fjord. I don't think I've seen...
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    Sticky: Very nice, as always :tongue

    Very nice, as always :tongue
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    Sticky: Still needs a chain :rolleyes:

    Still needs a chain :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: Just paid the electricity and gas bill :eek: ...

    Just paid the electricity and gas bill :eek:

    Gruel for Christmas then :ohwell
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    Sticky: Yes, all the action will be posted here later :D

    Yes, all the action will be posted here later :D
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    Sticky: Still rainy here, going from grey to dark grey...

    Still rainy here, going from grey to dark grey :frown
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    Sticky: Police have applied to take away the licence of a...

    Police have applied to take away the licence of a bar up the road. Apparently this is related to the fact that they recently discovered that while it's been closed during lockdown, it had been...
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    Sticky: Zoom call with the Kiwis at 8:30 tomorrow...

    Zoom call with the Kiwis at 8:30 tomorrow morning, so this is advance notice that I'll be getting an early night :ohwell
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey and a bit...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey and a bit drizzly, but at least it's raised the temperature a bit, to 8°C :ind

    I've asked my Mum to send me her recipes for a particular stuffing I like and for...
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    Sticky: I think I've only seen the first one, but I like...

    I think I've only seen the first one, but I like it; I was thinking of rewatching it the other night :)

    But tonight's first rewatch here was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), which is all well and...
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    Sticky: By the by: this time ten years ago, I was...

    By the by: this time ten years ago, I was experiencing the early symptoms of my first heart attack :banana:
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    Sticky: Tea has been the remaining appendages of the Big...

    Tea has been the remaining appendages of the Big Chicken, reheated in the oven, with chips and lashings of ketchup :tongue

    The remainder of the fowl is now ready for soup making; chicken and...
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    Sticky: Turns out I checked that after midnight, so the...

    Turns out I checked that after midnight, so the "tomorrow" in question is Saturday and I don't need to watch it before 8pm tonight :rolleyes:

    It'd help if the programmes had episode numbers....
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    Sticky: Walk walked; didn't need to go so far today as my...

    Walk walked; didn't need to go so far today as my several trips up and down related to bins had generously been recorded as exercise by the watch, but it still got me to green ring closed :D

    The...
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    Sticky: I very rarely iron things, but occasionally I'll...

    I very rarely iron things, but occasionally I'll do something. I don't recall having used the iron this year, though :)

    It's already down to 4°C out, according to whatever tells the weather app...
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    Sticky: Damn right! :D

    Damn right! :D
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    Sticky: :banana: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED! :banana: ...

    :banana: CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED! :banana:

    Well, postponed to Easter at any rate :)

    It seems my brother has decided that it's too risky and thinks my idea of a postponement is the right one, and...
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    Sticky: Dell laptops sold for corporate use have a...

    Dell laptops sold for corporate use have a special Fun Detector circuit that crashes the machine if any indication of fun is picked up in the vicinity :)
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    Sticky: Turns out yesterday was the fifteenth anniversary...

    Turns out yesterday was the fifteenth anniversary of Charlie the Unicorn! :happy





    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGYh8AacgY
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