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    Sticky: It’d be handy if we could tag individual posts as...

    It’d be handy if we could tag individual posts as well as threads to make finding these things easier :D
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    Sticky: Prescription collected. It turns out the...

    Prescription collected. It turns out the pharmacist gets back by two, but knocks off a bit earlier than usual for an extended lunch on Friday :)

    I’ll have forgotten this the next time I need to...
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    Sticky: I did the shopping early last week, but it was...

    I did the shopping early last week, but it was prescription week; that was ready on Friday, when I forgot to go and get it :rolleyes:

    So now I’ve got to amble round there and collect it. But they...
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    Sticky: :yay:, probably :rolleyes:

    :yay:, probably :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. DXVI

    Those of you who sit near a window may be taken in by the appearance of sunshine, but it’s dashed chilly out there; better to stay on the Internet where it’s always warm :)


    3 Terrifying Stories...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, occasionally at least; patchy cloud the rest of the time :)

    Bit chilly out there at 4°C, up from 3° about half-an-hour ago :frown

    But holding at 16.6° in...
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    Sticky: I am considering some kind of stew, so they might...

    I am considering some kind of stew, so they might make an appearance :)

    Tonight’s viewing has been The Wire - end of S1 with Sentencing (TV Episode 2002), and start of S2 with Ebb Tide (TV Episode...
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    Sticky: Proper Sunday dinner today, just for a change:...

    Proper Sunday dinner today, just for a change: roast lamb, with the usual bits. Lovely, it was :tongue

    I need to decide whether to use the leftovers to make Scotch broth or have another roast...
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    Sticky: They claim they still have the original unopened...

    They claim they still have the original unopened box, which they keep under tight security in a secret location, probably in Bedford: History | The Panacea Museum :)
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    Sticky: “The Ark” was one of their terms for Joanna...

    “The Ark” was one of their terms for Joanna Southcott’s Box of Prophecies. They believed that the Bishops of the Church of England needed to come together to open the box and examine the prophecies...
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    Sticky: “The Ark”, 18 Albany Road...

    “The Ark”, 18 Albany Road, was where they kept a bedroom prepared for Jesus to sleep in when He returned. They changed the bed linen every week so it would always be ready, for we know not the hour...
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    Sticky: Article on the BBC News site about the Panacea...

    Article on the BBC News site about the Panacea Society in Bedford: The woman who said Jesus would return - to Bedford - BBC News

    I used to walk past there all the time in the 1970s, though I had...
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey day out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey day out, puddles left from last night’s rain, 8°C :ind
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    Sticky: First film tonight was Sicario 2: Soldado (2018)...

    First film tonight was Sicario 2: Soldado (2018), which was basically more of the same but without Emily Blunt. OK for what it is, but nowt special.

    And after that, a rewatch of A Quiet Place...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was, as always :tongue There...

    And very nice it was, as always :tongue

    There was another customer in there :eek:

    Luckily he stayed over in the corner mumbling to someone on his phone for the entire time, so I wasn’t forced...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: :yay: I had a late light lunch of a small...

    :yay:

    I had a late light lunch of a small fry-up, to stave off the pangs until it’s time to go to the Chinese :tongue

    Then I wandered up to the Amazon Locker to collect the network cables,...
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    Sticky: Think of the money you’ve saved on ink :D

    Think of the money you’ve saved on ink :D
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    Sticky: I’ve got some 5m network cables on the way from...

    I’ve got some 5m network cables on the way from Amazon today. I got fed up of backups of the laptop and transfers of large files taking so long, so yesterday I finally got around to plugging in the 8...
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    Sticky: I have a tendency to put off things like tax...

    I have a tendency to put off things like tax returns until the last minute because of this vague feeling that they’ll be a right pain to slog through, then they end up taking about five minutes tops...
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    Sticky: Indeed, but I tend more towards films as the main...

    Indeed, but I tend more towards films as the main feature on a Friday :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey but mild out -...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out - no rain, and the trees aren’t waving their arms about so there isn’t any wind to speak of, as far as I can tell from in here :)

    I suppose it could...
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    Sticky: “fuchsia” is one of the X11/HTML/CSS colour names...

    “fuchsia” is one of the X11/HTML/CSS colour names I use all the time for things like outlines when working out how a layout is laying out :)

    Tonight’s movie premiere was Shutter Island (2010), a...
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    Sticky: Just popped out the back. It’s an unpleasant...

    Just popped out the back. It’s an unpleasant night out there: rain, and a nasty cold wind that goes right through you :frown

    That’s quite enough of that for one evening :)
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    Sticky: Bit sloppy of them, messing it up on the Friday...

    Bit sloppy of them, messing it up on the Friday evening before you were due to start :ohwell
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    Sticky: It was… *drumroll*… spag bol, and very tasty it...

    It was… *drumroll*… spag bol, and very tasty it was too :tongue

    And it meant there was enough room to fit the two remaining portions of yesterday’s Potato Famine Casserole in the freezer :)
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    Sticky: There’s too much variety to list :D Anyway,...

    There’s too much variety to list :D

    Anyway, I’ve decided now :)
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    Sticky: I had considered M&S haddock as an option for tea...

    I had considered M&S haddock as an option for tea this evening myself, but I’m not in the mood for it. Currently trying to decide what I am in the mood for… something from the freezer, but what?...
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    Poll: If it’s the Manchester Piccadilly one, that’s...

    If it’s the Manchester Piccadilly one, that’s where I’m staying - only seems to be a few minutes’ walk from the venue :)
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    Sticky: Pancetta omelette for lunch :tongue And I’ve...

    Pancetta omelette for lunch :tongue

    And I’ve been out the back to trundle the recycling bin back in. All the ones in the area around where I park were daubed with painted numbers of other houses,...
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    Sticky: Still there. I’m planning to bring it in as it’s...

    Still there. I’m planning to bring it in as it’s been almost two weeks now, but I haven’t really got anywhere convenient to put it - I need to do some rearranging of stuff to fit it in, and I’m still...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, chilly day out...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, chilly day out :ind

    No rain at the moment, though. And as I typed that I glanced at the window and realised it’s just started raining :D

    Probably only a shower,...
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    Sticky: Things are starting to warm up at Babylon 5 with...

    Things are starting to warm up at Babylon 5 with The Coming of Shadows (TV Episode 1995) and GROPOS (TV Episode 1995) :smokin

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Tonight’s meal has been a serious blast from the...

    Tonight’s meal has been a serious blast from the past :)

    Back in the summer of 1976, you may recall, there was a severe drought, with no rain falling anywhere in the UK for several months. As a...
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    Sticky: Still can be a pain having to cook after a day’s...

    Still can be a pain having to cook after a day’s work, though :)
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    Sticky: Indeed. Nothing worse than coming in completely...

    Indeed. Nothing worse than coming in completely lacking the energy or motivation to start cooking, and finding there’s nothing in that you can just heat up quickly :ohwell

    I just took advantage of...
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: Mundane laundry done again :ind

    Mundane laundry done again :ind
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    Sticky: The garden guys accidentally cut down a rowan...

    The garden guys accidentally cut down a rowan, realised what they’d done, and made themselves scarce before the witches ride in on the storm :eek:
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    Sticky: And so it came to pass: Scotch broth, with...

    And so it came to pass: Scotch broth, with wholemeal toast, and the untoasted crusts of the wholemeal loaf and the sesame seed bloomer. Very tasty, and just the thing for an exceedingly damp, cold...
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    Sticky: There’s a lovely aroma of a stew or soup drifting...

    There’s a lovely aroma of a stew or soup drifting in the kitchen windows from one of the neighbours - probably the ground floor back. It’s made me fancy some kind of soup for lunch :)
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Rainy day. Not your...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Rainy day. Not your showers, or your drizzle, but proper rain falling unremittingly from a uniformly grey sky :frown

    Bit chilly too: 7°C out there, and for some reason...
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    Sticky: Tonight I got back to S2 of Babylon 5: Soul Mates...

    Tonight I got back to S2 of Babylon 5: Soul Mates (TV Episode 1994) and A Race Through Dark Places (TV Episode 1995). Getting towards the start of the Shadow War now :)

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Tonight’s tea has been chicken tikka masala out...

    Tonight’s tea has been chicken tikka masala out of the freezer, with the usual rice and naan, and very tasty indeed :tongue

    The rain was due, but it’s circling round and just missing us at the...
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    Sticky: Bummer :ohwell :hug:

    Bummer :ohwell :hug: <- manly
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    Sticky: And so I did; shopping done (except whatever I...

    And so I did; shopping done (except whatever I forgot), and a tankful of discount petrol obtained :banana:
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    Sticky: Another one down :tongue I need to take the...

    Another one down :tongue

    I need to take the car to Sainsbury’s for petrol, having used nearly a tankful going to Brighton and back. I have a coupon for 10p off per litre, which expires tomorrow....
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    Sticky: As many as it takes :smokin I made eight of...

    As many as it takes :smokin

    I made eight of them on Monday and they’ve all got to be eaten before they go off :)
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    Sticky: :yay: Never a fun thing going to the dentist,...

    :yay:

    Never a fun thing going to the dentist, but as I’ve learned by bitter experience, it’s better to get on top of it and stay there :ohwell
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