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    Sticky: Soup’s all packaged up ready to spend the night...

    Soup’s all packaged up ready to spend the night in the fridge, or possibly longer if I can’t work out how to fit it all in the freezer :rolleyes:

    Now for a film, I reckon, possibly accompanied by...
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    Sticky: Six, it turned out :D No namby-pamby bowls,...

    Six, it turned out :D

    No namby-pamby bowls, either. About 360g of soup per bowl, and it’s so thick it’ll need diluting :yay:
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    Sticky: The soup came to fruition, and I just had a large...

    The soup came to fruition, and I just had a large bowl with bread of many (2) colours. Delicious :tongue

    I reckon there’ll be five bowlfuls left for the freezer :eek
  4. Thread: Boomed

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    :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: The soup has been observed, causing it to...

    The soup has been observed, causing it to collapse from its superposition of states into chicken & barley soup :)

    It'll need another three hours or so, I reckon.
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    Sticky: Bins done here too :yay: But while the...

    Bins done here too :yay:

    But while the recycling people had brought the bins back in, as they’re supposed to, the black bin people had left them out there, double-ranked, where they were blocking...
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    Sticky: I read a thing arguing that this was also a...

    I read a thing arguing that this was also a factor in the toilet roll shortage - more being used in the home, so people need to buy more. Apparently the toilet paper manufacturers that supply...
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    Sticky: Lunch: a corned beef bap (white) and a bag of...

    Lunch: a corned beef bap (white) and a bag of plain crisps. Sometimes the old ways are the best :tongue
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    Sticky: Towel wash (light colours) on; in fact, nearly...

    Towel wash (light colours) on; in fact, nearly done :tumble:

    And the chicken soup has finally been started in the slow cooker. Which chicken soup will it turn out to be? That depends on whether I...
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    Sticky: Forgot to check this last night. 107 and 201, so...

    Forgot to check this last night. 107 and 201, so it doesn’t seem to be exponential right now :ind
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey out, 7°C, dry...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey out, 7°C, dry :grey

    I popped out at 8:30 to check if the main back gate was open for bin access; it was, and my upstairs neighbour’s car was not there, so he must...
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    Sticky: Available for 11 months on iPlayer: BBC iPlayer -...

    Available for 11 months on iPlayer: BBC iPlayer - Mark Kermodes Secrets of Cinema - Series 2: 3. Spies :)

    My viewing tonight was part 2 of The Night Of, Subtle Beast (TV Episode 2016). Our hero is...
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    Sticky: Some things never change :D

    Some things never change :D
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    Should be two million by about Monday then? And...

    Should be two million by about Monday then? And 512 million plus by the end of the month… :frown
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    Sticky: Tonight’s tea has been chicken madras out of the...

    Tonight’s tea has been chicken madras out of the freezer, with the usual rice and naan. Very tasty :tongue

    The label on the curry told me I froze it on 1st February. Odd to think how different...
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    Sticky: Just got an email from M&S telling me the Food...

    Just got an email from M&S telling me the Food Hall at the store I usually go to is open, they have lots of food, and they’re usually a bit quieter in the afternoon so there’s no need to get there...
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    Sticky: Yes, that’s the important bit :ohwell

    Yes, that’s the important bit :ohwell
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    Sticky: In the system of the Hermetic Order of the Golden...

    In the system of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and its derivatives, the pentacle or pantacle is one of the four elemental weapons, being associated with Earth; the other three being the wand...
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    Sticky: The recycling has been taken down to the bin. It...

    The recycling has been taken down to the bin. It turned out to be fairly full already so I crammed my stuff in and trundled it forth against the morrow :)

    It looks really nice and sunny out there,...
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    Sticky: :laugh :yay:

    :laugh :yay:
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    Sticky: Yes, I saw that. Strange and unsettling, unless...

    Yes, I saw that. Strange and unsettling, unless it turns out it’s the goats doing it :frown
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    Sticky: The buds on the chestnut tree are budding nicely,...

    The buds on the chestnut tree are budding nicely, and it’s gone quite Simpsonesque out there - up to 12° now too :)
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    Sticky: Late lunch: a Greggs steak bake, via Iceland and...

    Late lunch: a Greggs steak bake, via Iceland and home baked :tongue
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    Sticky: Possibly overkill, but thanks anyway :D I’ll...

    Possibly overkill, but thanks anyway :D

    I’ll be trying various other places tomorrow; I want to go to M&S and Sainsbury’s for various bits, and if the worst comes to the worst I’ll even go to...
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    Sticky: I went to the one up the road a couple of days...

    I went to the one up the road a couple of days ago:



    Only time I’ve ever seen an Indian supermarket with no rice :ohwell
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    :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: Oh, also extremely poor at staying a safe(ish)...

    Oh, also extremely poor at staying a safe(ish) distance from other people: the kind of cyclist who rides a bike with knobbly tyres on the pavement, despite being a grown man and the roads being...
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    Sticky: Good luck! If you see any red lentils, get some...

    Good luck! If you see any red lentils, get some for me :)

    I just ventured into Iceland as there was no queue. They’re talking a good talk with all the notices about spacing and a crowd control guy...
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    Sticky: I still need to sort out the car’s tyre situation...

    I still need to sort out the car’s tyre situation (no spare as the flat tyre is still flat, and the spare that’s now not-spare has a nail in it). But the local tyre place I, and all sensible people...
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    Sticky: http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/images/yahoo-mallet-800....

    http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/images/yahoo-mallet-800.jpg
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    Eddie Large, of Little & Large: Eddie Large dies...

    Eddie Large, of Little & Large: Eddie Large dies at 78 : News 2020 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide :frown

    I don’t mean he died of Little & Large; he died of coronavirus.
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    Sticky: Writing mainframe incantations for his ClientCo,...

    Writing mainframe incantations for his ClientCo, I would expect :nerd
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    Sticky: The kitchen window always has - the conservation...

    The kitchen window always has - the conservation area stuff only covers the front of the houses, so the back (which in my case is only the kitchen) has modern double-glazed PVC windows :)
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    Franklin was in fact arguing in defence of the...

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    Franklin was in fact arguing in defence of the power of government (the Pennsylvania Assembly) to impose taxes to fund the defence of the then-colony when he wrote that. The “those” in...
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    Sticky: The usual procedure here is that the window is...

    The usual procedure here is that the window is opened, the pan gets smoky, and the wind blows in through the open window pushing the smoke towards the hall where the smoke detector is :ohwell

    I...
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    Sticky: :banana: :yay: :banana:

    :banana: :yay: :banana:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, dry, very light...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, dry, very light breeze, 9°C. Acceptable enough :ind
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    For some reason you have to go to the New Zealand...

    For some reason you have to go to the New Zealand Herald for this story - it didn’t make it in to HMG’s press conference: Covid 19 coronavirus: UK imports testing kits contaminated by virus - NZ...
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    Sticky: Tonight’s main feature was a rewatch of the...

    Tonight’s main feature was a rewatch of the excellent Margin Call (2011), as it’s currently on BBC iPlayer, and the Beeb have gone to the trouble of providing the subtitles that the official releases...
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    Sticky: Tonight’s tea has been a roast pork loin joint,...

    Tonight’s tea has been a roast pork loin joint, with the usual trimmings. Absolutely lovely, it was :tongue
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    Sticky: Isn’t that a capital offence under the emergency...

    Isn’t that a capital offence under the emergency legislation? :frown
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    Sticky: 101 and 187. Looks like the county made it past...

    101 and 187. Looks like the county made it past our defences. Probably snuck in down the A50 with support from their Fifth Column in County Hall :frown
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    Sticky: If they’re checking TPD: that was a load of...

    If they’re checking TPD: that was a load of bollocks, and it wasn’t due to personalities - it was because their messaging is crap, their response to the situation is fundamentally incompetent, and...
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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    Sticky: Tea pot activated. Now enjoying a nice mug of tea...

    Tea pot activated. Now enjoying a nice mug of tea with some Rich Tea biscuits for dunking before watching Coronavirus Lies at Five from Her Majesty’s Government :)
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    Sticky: He had the misfortune to be on duty (or more...

    He had the misfortune to be on duty (or more accurately, away from his post) for the TPD Holiday in General :D
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    Sticky: A very popular mod, as I recall :) And ferret...

    A very popular mod, as I recall :)

    And ferret too.
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    Sticky: Nice pali! :banana: :banana2: :banana:

    Nice pali! :banana: :banana2: :banana:
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    Sticky: :yay:

    :yay:
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