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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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    Sticky: After a morning of blue skies, it's clouding over...

    After a morning of blue skies, it's clouding over here :rolleyes:

    Chance of rain tonight and tomorrow morning :eek:
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    Sticky: Sharp twinge from the stomach and some low-key...

    Sharp twinge from the stomach and some low-key rumbling, suggests this is one of those rare days when it objects to not receiving any breakfast (other than coffee). So I've had an early lunch of a...
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    Sticky: Back popped out to, gate opened. And while there,...

    Back popped out to, gate opened. And while there, I realised that some recycling bins emptied last week were still out on the side road, having not been brought in yet by their keepers. So I collared...
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    Sticky: :wave:

    :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Sunny out, and the...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Sunny out, and the temperature's soared to a sweltering 6°C :glasses

    Need to pop out the back and make sure the gate's open for the bins once I've had coffee.
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing-whilst-eating was Powering...

    Tonight's viewing-whilst-eating was Powering Britain: Gas. Turns out I should have watched the Wind one instead as that expires tomorrow evening, so I'll have to try to remember to watch it before...
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    Sticky: The fog seems to be dissipating now :ind

    The fog seems to be dissipating now :ind
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    Sticky: It isn't, so it doesn't? :confused: It often...

    It isn't, so it doesn't? :confused:

    It often says it's foggy on sunny mornings, as I said. Not that it's sunny now :freaky:
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    Sticky: Fog! :ind It somehow turned really foggy out...

    Fog! :ind

    It somehow turned really foggy out while I wasn't looking. Something to do with the temperature plummeting to 1°C, I expect :)

    The weather app, which for the past few weeks has often...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue I need to go...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    I need to go a-trundling. There's what appears to be a painting in the top of the recycling bin, so that'll have to be shifted into a general waste bin :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked in the 3°C evening, green...

    Walk briskly walked in the 3°C evening, green ring closed :)

    Going to get back on the exercise bike more if the temperature outside carries on like this though :frown
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    Sticky: Happy to hear it :happy

    Happy to hear it :happy
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    Sticky: Simple lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered...

    Simple lunch of a couple of rounds of buttered wholemeal toast :tongue

    My Mum seems to be coming round to the Christmas-at-Easter idea. This was helped along by the fact that my nieces alternate...
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    Sticky: :(

    :(
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    Sticky: Morning Scourer! :wave:

    Morning Scourer! :wave:
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Pretty clear and sunny...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Pretty clear and sunny out, but only 4°C heading for 7°, with frost on the roofs out the back that are still in shade :frown

    The weather app says it's foggy, but...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing started with the remainder of...

    Tonight's viewing started with the remainder of Hospital whilst dining, then Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science?.

    And after that, with it being a chilly night and the likelihood of more to come,...
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    Sticky: Tea has been a big bowl of lamb scouse, with...

    Tea has been a big bowl of lamb scouse, with sesame bloomer :tongue
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    Sticky: That may be a beneficial side effect, but AFIK...

    That may be a beneficial side effect, but AFIK it's something about proving that the lights are ready to come on should there be a power failure, or something like that. (Not entirely sure, though.)
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :) I...

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :)

    I decided to get it out of the way now, as it looks like it'll get chilly quite rapidly this evening :frown

    The Moon is hanging around in the ESE, with...
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    Sticky: Just popped out to check the post (none), and it...

    Just popped out to check the post (none), and it seems he's working on the circuit that powers the fire alarm today, hence being up on the ladder on the landing checking the emergency lights :)
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    Sticky: Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup for lunch...

    Zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup for lunch :tongue

    There's a rattling of stepladders out on the landing, leading me to suspect the electricians are back to replace fuseboxes in some of the...
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