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Old 14th Jan 2020, 06:33
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In the supermarket yesterday....death and destruction imminent !.....catastrophe on grand scale !......and similar sentiments from one small group overheard in passing.

The wx was a shade vibrant and moist.....amazingly, no sign of Armageddon once a rather active front had trundled its way East

Phew ! damned close call that !
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 08:29
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Breezy here yesterday, something stronger due this afternoon per the BBC.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 10:42
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Fortunately we are still eating our way through the left over Christmas emergency supplies so no need to stock up. Wish I could say the same about wine. The air still for extracting essential oils ( they're having a laugh) might have to be put into use recycling the wife's homebrew.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 13:34
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Arrived at work in daylight this morning. It must be nearly spring!
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 13:53
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Or you overslept!

Just walked home from a pub breakfast to get my daily five miles in - raining all the way with a stiff breeze blowing the wet stuff in to my left lug hole as I crossed the common up on the downs (down on the ups?). Think I'm mad? I just passed by an elderly geezer out cutting his front lawn with an electric mower. Now, there's mad for you!
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 17:14
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First snowfall yesterday here at sea level and the bumpy bits as well, I imagine.
Only an inch and a half but a touch frosty. No complaints, lots of folks dealing with worse.
Did 0700 run for supplies including a fresh, still warm loaf and some spinach, garlic, pasta salad. Picked up a paper as well.
Papers getting rare around here. I get one free at UPS shop, otherwise now too expensive to bother with.
Half full of ads anyway.
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Old 14th Jan 2020, 17:55
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URGENT WARNING .....for travellers both from the UK and visiting from overseas.

" Unless the sausages are replaced by those so designated as such and produced from witinh the County by 00.00hrs tonight, a State of War will be declared . Both the Humber and Boothferry bridges will be sealed and Goole port blockaded. The airspace above Ottringham will be declared a "No fly zone ". The M62 will be closed at Ferrybridge ( this wont' make much difference as it often is anyway ) God save...any available member of the Royal family ! "

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-51106416

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Old 14th Jan 2020, 18:42
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Hopefully the wind and rain swirling around the back garden tonight will stop the persistent young fox digging in Mrs LNS's large planter again!
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 04:59
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One watched the tele last night about the Tyne Metro. One feels the esteemed Admiral may be a bit miffed to learn there is no plaque at every station to commemorate his contribution to said system .......

More bad news !...Rutland falls !

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-51104646#
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 09:35
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Reminds me of stopping in Winchester on the way to the West Country to find some breakfast a decade or two back.

I asked an elegant and well-dressed middle-aged lady if there was a decent cafe nearby. "Certainly not!" she snorted, "this is Winchester, we don't tolerate such things!" "But you have a McDonalds..." Embarrased "harrumppphhhh".

We found a good one though. :-)
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 20:22
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Checkboard cooked a delicious rack of lamb. It was devoured with lip smacking gusto.
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 01:22
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Wandered down to the local Chinese eatery today, and was informed, in writing, that:
"Optimists believe we live in the best of worlds and pessimists fear this is true".
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 14:09
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If, for your peace of mind, you were looking for a philosophical conversation you would have been better served going to the curry house: it's much better for your korma.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 00:17
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Laptop croaked this time last night. "Can't find boot media." Or some such harbinger of digital annihilation. Oh bugger. Tried several times. Gonna need a new one and appeared to be due Death of a Hard Drive. Some important files unbackedup... How could I be so stupid? Tried a reboot this morning, partial power up, crap out pointing at media failure. Bugger. Idly tried again tonight. "Updating, 100%. Restarting." Hallelujah, all is working again. A summer's sun beamed down, choirs of Angels, etc, etc, etc. Yes, those files are now backed up.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 00:23
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Still running Win 7 here.
The sky hasn't fallen....yet.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 04:02
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I would prefer to still be running Windows 7 on my big computer, it was a good platform. What's better though is using Linux on my lappie... never a problem to be had and utterly reliable.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 22:12
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
If, for your peace of mind, you were looking for a philosophical conversation you would have been better served going to the curry house: it's much better for your korma.
Ghee, nobody laughed.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 22:27
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I think we may have been vindaloo at the time but curry on, keep 'em cumin. It's getting chili outside...
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Old 18th Jan 2020, 04:08
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Back to the wx or rather tele presenters of such.

As has been mentioned before, the one wot does this in ones area of the UK has an astounding ability and last night madam excelled herself. On she comes with pretty pics of snow and sleet ( slight problem here, they were taken on top of the Long Mynnd ......where you can get launched with a large "Twang ! " by a rubber band .. and, erm, nowhere else...)....and then says, something about this was what we had, but, "now I can bring you" and rabbits forth about, erm, cooler conditions otherwise known as a UK Winter before her next epic announcement "talking about fog and frost at the same time is very difficult ".....yep, these are truly complex for us mere mortals to grasp !

P t P opined he thunks there is a special skool for such......one feels madam wrote the curriculum !

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Old 18th Jan 2020, 07:13
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I shall be sallying forth shortly into the great outdoors in search of coffee and breakfast via 3 miles of mostly uphill walking - do I need Arctic survival gear? Nah, usual coat and built in heating system should suffice.

Laptop still crapping out occasionally, seems to be an occasional cache problem which I think indicates the hard drive may be iffy.
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