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    Sticky: And the car needs petrol next time I'm down...

    And the car needs petrol next time I'm down Sainsbury's way, which I think will be the first time I've filled it up since before lockdown :eek
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    Sticky: :spel took :rolleyes:

    :spel took :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Just tok a trip to the council tip, my first...

    Just tok a trip to the council tip, my first visit since lockdown. Disposed of some used cooking oil (my deep fat fryer takes it 3L at a time), an old flatpack cupboard (already disassembled) and an...
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    Sticky: Ham, pea and lentil soup with wholemeal bread for...

    Ham, pea and lentil soup with wholemeal bread for lunch :tongue

    Still grey here, but I think the rain has moved on :grey
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    Sticky: Still grey and damp :ind Sorted out some stuff...

    Still grey and damp :ind

    Sorted out some stuff in the calamity of piled-up crap that is my bedroom. Several bags-worth of things that need to go down to the Oxfam clothes/fabrics bank at...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, showery day out,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, showery day out, currently 9°C but soaring to 13° later :frown

    Had a very good night's sleep; well, I assume I did, as I don't remember it and woke feeling quite...
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    Sticky: Tonight's viewing was E2 of the Surgeons thing on...

    Tonight's viewing was E2 of the Surgeons thing on iPlayer, some during soup time, and the rest after the walk.

    Down to 7°C out there already. Might shut the bedroom window tonight :frown
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    Sticky: And it turned out very nice again, being suitably...

    And it turned out very nice again, being suitably zingy and flavoursome :tongue

    Six more bowls-worth divvied up, ready to overnight in the fridge and be frozen tomorrow :)

    And after that, a...
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    Sticky: Soup will be ready soon… :tumble:

    Soup will be ready soon… :tumble:
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    Sticky: The remains of the Big Chicken have been...

    The remains of the Big Chicken have been consigned to the InstantPot™ in the company of various vegetables, meaning I now have to decide what soup to make once the first pressure cook has reduced it...
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    Sticky: Nottingham's doomed! :eek: Be careful up...

    Nottingham's doomed! :eek:

    Be careful up there, everybody :ohwell
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    Sticky: Raining again :ohwell

    Raining again :ohwell
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    Sticky: Bedding wash on :tumble: It's just turned...

    Bedding wash on :tumble:

    It's just turned sunny out :glasses

    Bit too late to warm the place up though :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Lunch has been corned beef butties, on wholemeal...

    Lunch has been corned beef butties, on wholemeal this time as I decided when shopping that I had enough sesame bloomer to see me through, then proceeded to eat it all over the weekend :tongue
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    Sticky: Plenty to see you through to next week then :)

    Plenty to see you through to next week then :)
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

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

    A bit earlier today as my internal clock hasn't gone back yet. Maybe my internal clock and the microwave's are one and the same? :D


    Chaos at the Top of the World - ”It was one of the most...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Rather grey with...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Rather grey with passing showers out; 8°C and not expected to get past 12°, but apparently it might dry up and brighten a little :ind

    I was woken up around half two by a...
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    Sticky: Watched the rest of E1 of Surgeons on iPlayer...

    Watched the rest of E1 of Surgeons on iPlayer during and after tea, but didn't bother with anything else. Early night now, though because of the clocks it isn't really early, as I mentioned before...
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    Sticky: And the police helicopter is buzzing around...

    And the police helicopter is buzzing around :bluelight

    It seems to be concentrating its attention over around the area of the river, which usually means somebody's gone missing and they have...
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    Sticky: Done and dusted :) The cloud's almost all...

    Done and dusted :)

    The cloud's almost all cleared, which is nice if you like seeing sparkly things in the heavens; but I suspect it means a chilly night. Down to 7°C is the forecast :frown
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    Sticky: Rain stopped a while back, and supposedly is done...

    Rain stopped a while back, and supposedly is done for the night. Going to head out for a short walk to get the green ring topped up :)
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    Sticky: Tea: chicken and chips :tongue

    Tea: chicken and chips :tongue
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    Sticky: Lot of it about :D I might get to bed...

    Lot of it about :D

    I might get to bed "earlier" than usual tonight, having had to be up "early"; but of course it's actually all just the same times with different labels stuck on them :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: People might not be aware that his son, Nick...

    People might not be aware that his son, Nick Harvey, is the guy who coined the word "wankpuffin" for a Christmas Night joke tweet a few years ago :D
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    Sticky: The moon's looking in from over the road :)

    The moon's looking in from over the road :)
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    Sticky: Nipped up to the Amazon Locker; naturally, it...

    Nipped up to the Amazon Locker; naturally, it started raining as I stepped out of the back door :rolleyes:

    As I was crossing the garage forecourt, I saw a young woman go to the locker. As I was...
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    Sticky: Just noticed that sunset here today is at 16:46...

    Just noticed that sunset here today is at 16:46 :frown
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    Sticky: Lunch: sausages and bacon in buttered sesame...

    Lunch: sausages and bacon in buttered sesame bloomer toast. Delicious :tongue

    Uses up most of my calories for the day, but it's worth it, and anyway it's the weekend so it doesn't count :D
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    Sticky: Turning positively Simpsonesque here now :glasses...

    Turning positively Simpsonesque here now :glasses

    This is the complete opposite of what was forecast earlier. However, they've now changed the forecast to match up with what's actually happening...
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    Sticky: Zooming done :) Feeling a bit bleurgh as,...

    Zooming done :)

    Feeling a bit bleurgh as, despite getting an early night and feeling reasonably tired, I had a rubbish night's sleep for some reason :ohwell
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Gets light early...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Gets light early doesn't it? :glasses

    Quite sunny out with a fair bit of very thin high cloud, but only 8°C so far and no better than 12° forecast :ohwell

    Waiting for...
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    Sticky: GMT. It has to be that early so we don't keep the...

    GMT. It has to be that early so we don't keep the New Zealanders up too late :ohwell

    As I need to get an early night despite the extra hour, viewing has been restricted to S4E4 of The Sopranos,...
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    Sticky: Oh FFS, family Zoom call tomorrow… at 8am!...

    Oh FFS, family Zoom call tomorrow… at 8am! :tantrum: :mad
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    Sticky: Rain's picked up the pace again, and the road is...

    Rain's picked up the pace again, and the road is starting to resemble a small river :frown
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    Sticky: Very nice as always :tongue There was a...

    Very nice as always :tongue

    There was a customer in there when I arrived :eek:

    Not wearing a mask :eyes

    Then his order came out and he left, and just before mine was ready, another customer...
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :) It is still raining…

    In the Chinese :)

    It is still raining…
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    Sticky: Hard to tell if it's stopped raining or just very...

    Hard to tell if it's stopped raining or just very light rain now from looking out the window.
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    Sticky: Late lunch (or early tea?) of a corned beef butty...

    Late lunch (or early tea?) of a corned beef butty on sesame bloomer :tongue
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    Sticky: Tipping down out there now :frown Very windy...

    Tipping down out there now :frown

    Very windy too :tumble:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey, 14°C, but at...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey, 14°C, but at least it's dry for now :grey
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    Sticky: Tonight's major motion picture rewatch was The...

    Tonight's major motion picture rewatch was The Meg (2018) which is silly nonsense from start to finish :rolleyes:

    After that, a not so major but more worthwhile motion picture rewatch: '71 (2014),...
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    Sticky: Tea: fish fingers, chips and beans :tongue ...

    Tea: fish fingers, chips and beans :tongue

    This lot of Maris Pipers are Sainsbury's ones from Norfolk, and although they're OK, I have to say they're not as good as the Suffolk ones I had from M&S...
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    Sticky: NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000...

    NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000 Mouton 1989 after ordering $18 Pinot - Decanter :cheers:

    Kicker: the businessmen who'd ordered the expensive wine got the cheap one instead and didn't...
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    Sticky: Walk walked; green ring closed, red ring closed,...

    Walk walked; green ring closed, red ring closed, and as the cyan ring was closed when making the chips, that's all three rings and done for the day :banana:
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    Sticky: Chips have been guided through stage 1 and are...

    Chips have been guided through stage 1 and are now drying. While they do that, I'm off for a walk around a block or more, as the watch has only seen fit to credit me with eleven minutes of green ring...
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    Sticky: I'd missed that too! Good catch :yay:

    I'd missed that too! Good catch :yay:
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    Sticky: I too forgot to have lunch, though not for such a...

    I too forgot to have lunch, though not for such a good reason. So I've just had a big bag of BBQ Hula Hoops to tide me over :tongue
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    Sticky: Yes, that's the thing - I could do without them...

    Yes, that's the thing - I could do without them having to spend ages working out if there's something else causing the battery to drain while the car's resting :ohwell
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    Sticky: The postboxes round here all seem to have been...

    The postboxes round here all seem to have been moved from a collection around teatime to one around 8am, so if I want it to have a chance of getting there tomorrow morning I was too late :)
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