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    Sticky: Stirling bridge. Coloden. William Wallace....

    Stirling bridge.

    Coloden.

    William Wallace.

    Refusing to take Scottish money in England.

    The evils of Thatcher.
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    Sticky: Scotland this week. Walter Barnes presumably...

    Scotland this week.

    Walter Barnes presumably was the sheriff who replaced the whipped to death sheriff.

    A third of the way through the 4 hour epic that is "Gettysburg (1993)".



    It's them...
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    Curiously apposite: ...

    Curiously apposite:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092aE9HuAUA
  4. Bugger. There's no cassette port on the XT. ...

    Bugger. There's no cassette port on the XT.

    One of which is upstairs along with the mono monitor.
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    Ah, reminds me of the Jensen Healey, the car with...

    Ah, reminds me of the Jensen Healey, the car with more petrol than oil in the sump IIRC.
  6. http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/speci...

    http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/specialized/vector_management/plague.pdf

    :smokin
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    Sticky: Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes according to ...

    Not Eastwood but Walter Barnes according to

    High Plains Drifter (1973) - IMDb

    Tea: more (possibly the remainder) of yesterday's roast leg of lamb, stewed Granny Smith's apples with icecream and...
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    Sticky: Enough with the CBS already. :mad: Grey grey...

    Enough with the CBS already. :mad:

    Grey grey grey grey drizzle grey grey grey.

    Just reorganized the gallon into a pint pot living room.

    And I've just realised I've not quite finished yet. :D...
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    Sticky: Walk walked. It stayed dry, if somewhat damp,...

    Walk walked.

    It stayed dry, if somewhat damp, with a lot of spilled diesel on the road.:mad:

    Managed to get rid of two coal scuttles to a neighbour. :D

    Not much use to me being completely...
  10. Lots of stars and explosions this week.:D

    Lots of stars and explosions this week.:D
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    Sticky: Guess who put the bedding wash on in the...

    Guess who put the bedding wash on in the ludicrous hope of drying stuff on the washing line. :smokin
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    Sticky: That didn't last long, normal service has...

    That didn't last long, normal service has resumed:

    Dark.

    Dank.

    Dreary.

    Dire.
  13. FOaTw.

    FOaTw.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Dry. Blue sky. ...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Dry.

    Blue sky.

    Fluffy pink clouds.

    Cold at 15.4 deg in here.
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    Sticky: "Meet Joe Black (1998)" with Anthony "Hannibal...

    "Meet Joe Black (1998)" with Anthony "Hannibal Lector" Hopkins and Brad Pitt, plus the lawyer/judge from Hill St. Blues.

    The nutjobs are busy pumping water out of the swamp.

    The dendro on the...
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    Sticky: Tea: several bramble jelly sandwiches on...

    Tea: several bramble jelly sandwiches on Morrisons multigrain bread/Morrisons wholemeal sunflower & spelt bread, Morrisons scotch egg (reduced), Ginsters Moroccan vegan pasty, yog, 0.91 pints of good...
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    Sticky: The roast lamb was rather pleasant. Following...

    The roast lamb was rather pleasant.

    Following which a rather foreshortened walk was walked, on the principle that I really can't be arsed with the quantity of mud on the paths at the moment.
    ...
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    Sticky: Sunday shopping trip to Tesco, Morrisons, and B&M...

    Sunday shopping trip to Tesco, Morrisons, and B&M done, washed, dusted, dried, and put away.

    Lamb is aroasting in the oven since I'm late today.

    Judging by the feeling in my chest, I may be...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all if all there be :wave: Dry...

    :wave: Morning all if all there be :wave:

    Dry (as in not currently raining).

    Colder at 16.1 deg in here.

    Misty/foggy: can't see the other side of the valley, there's tidy then.

    Sunless....
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    Sticky: Just discovered that Shure stopped making...

    Just discovered that Shure stopped making cartridges 2 years ago.

    That's a bit of a bugger.
  21. I see another chap has been arrested for...

    I see another chap has been arrested for cannibalism in Germany.

    :smokin

    Zeity, is that you?

    Just askin' for a friend, like. :eyes
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    Sticky: Entertainment (continued): just caught the end...

    Entertainment (continued): just caught the end ("On the run") of Pink Floyd A Delicate Sound of Thunder on Sky Arts.

    Now watching Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.

    Which is ok if you like the...
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    Sticky: :wave: Tea: spag with that very hot bol I made...

    :wave:

    Tea: spag with that very hot bol I made last week, stewed Granny Smith's apples and custard, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Entertainment: Surviving the Stone Age E3 of 3 at 18:45 on...
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    Sticky: View Post

    <taps screen: it's borked again:smokin>

    Grey.

    Drizzly.

    Unpleasant.

    Bored.
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    Sticky: I well remember the small river of raw sewage...

    I well remember the small river of raw sewage that made its way from the manhole at the bottom of the steps, down the garden path, crossed over my potato patch and made a nice big puddle in next...
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    Sticky: ...

    <taps screen: Is this thing borked again?>

    Lunch: Heinz leak & potato soup, Morrisons multiseed bread, bramble jelly sandwich on same, yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    The endless...
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    FOaTw and your doom threads

    FOaTw and your doom threads
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    FOaTw and your doom threads

    FOaTw and your doom threads
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Grey. No current...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Grey.

    No current precipitation.

    Darker Grey.

    Sunless.
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    Sticky: Well that might be defined as opening Pandora's...

    Well that might be defined as opening Pandora's Box & no mistake.

    Since it was made in 1943, the next use of uranium was still a bit secret. :eyes

    Though readers of SF might have got a hint or...
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    Sticky: It's complete madness.

    It's complete madness.
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    Sticky: During and for a month prior to our late...

    During and for a month prior to our late firebreak I couldn't legally go to Sainsburys in Swansea.
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    Sticky: :wave: Tea: Tesco nonchunky breaded haddock,...

    :wave:

    Tea: Tesco nonchunky breaded haddock, more of the not very nice Tesco Granny Smith's apples stewed with custard (at least they're pleasantly edible like that rather than a chore to eat),...
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    Sticky: The car may get upset if you disconnect it. ...

    The car may get upset if you disconnect it.

    Some radios need a magic number to get them to work again.
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    It's an old CUK tradition.:smokin It was ever...

    It's an old CUK tradition.:smokin

    It was ever thus.
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    Still finishing "Willing Slaves": 40 pages to go....

    Still finishing "Willing Slaves": 40 pages to go. :eyes

    Now reading "Never Had it So Good" by Dominic Sandbrook, purchased on Starwars Day 2013, being "A history of Britain from Suez to The...
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    Sticky: :tired:zzzz: Stone me it's dark out there.

    :tired:zzzz:

    Stone me it's dark out there.
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    FOaTw. And take your doom with you.

    FOaTw.

    And take your doom with you.
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    Sticky: Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on...

    Lunch: poached tomato and scrambled egg on Morrisons multiseed toast (crust), bramble jelly sandwich on Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread (last slice), red unpippy corner yog, 0.91 pints of...
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    Sticky: In the increasingly dim & distant past I used to...

    In the increasingly dim & distant past I used to see 4 sunrises on the way to Bryn Mawr along the A465.

    Sunglasses all the way.

    Some mornings would be wonderfully misty.

    If only I'd had a...
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    Sticky: Smalls in the WM. Smalls out of the WM and...

    Smalls in the WM.

    Smalls out of the WM and into the TD.

    <hiatus>

    Shirts in the WM.

    Smalls out of the TD.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all :wave: Wet. Cold at 15.4...

    :wave: Morning all :wave:

    Wet.

    Cold at 15.4 deg in here.

    Grey.

    Sunless.
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    Sticky: I was so knackered after the unusual exercise of...

    I was so knackered after the unusual exercise of the morning walk that I fell asleep in the chair listening to the 6 o'clock news on R4.

    Next on Ye Plague Programme: the village of Eyam.
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    Sticky: That doesn't belong in here. Mostly because...

    That doesn't belong in here.

    Mostly because aTw doesn't post in here.

    Now watching The Real Plague programme on 5+1.

    A woman has just (in 1665, August) buried her five children and her...
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    Sticky: Tea: the first of the new batch of chilli con...

    Tea: the first of the new batch of chilli con carne with rice, yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Strewth I didn't stint on the chilli powder in that batch. :emb

    Entertainment: more of the...
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    You want to be careful down on the Lizard, m'dear, the Zeitys might be about. :smokin



    Probably because said emmets thought venturing onto The Lizard was A Good Idea. :eyes
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    Sticky: Lovely afternoon here. The roofers turned up...

    Lovely afternoon here.

    The roofers turned up to install next door's flue chimney thingie.

    And I potched about in the garden until they buggered off, whereupon I was out on the scaffolding...
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    The Truth is Out There. FOG.

    The Truth is Out There.

    FOG.
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    Sticky: Lunch: Heinz pea & ham soup with Morrisons...

    Lunch: Heinz pea & ham soup with Morrisons sunflower and pumpkin seed bread, bramble jelly sandwich on Morrisons multiseed bread, red pippy corner yog, 0.91 pints of good Glengettie tea.

    Sun's out...
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    Sticky: It's ok. I went for the first walk since The...

    It's ok.

    I went for the first walk since The Toe and lo! the heavens opened and a light rain descended upon the just and the unjust, the sun having shone brightly, oh so very brightly, Roy, on the...
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