The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#16001 Post by tango15 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:12 pm

Went out for a walk today near the lakes and the River Nene. Despite it being a beautiful day, there were very few peeps about, which added to the peace and quiet. A solitary swan came up to the lake edge looking for food, but had to content itself with the moss.
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#16002 Post by G-CPTN » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 pm

tango15 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Went out for a walk today near the River. Despite it being a beautiful day, there were very few peeps about, which added to the peace and quiet.
Whereas our village riverside was busier that normal. I see fewer people at the Coop.

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#16003 Post by jimtherev » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:42 pm

Spent the afternoon pricking out dahlia seeds. Normally I keep tubers from last year but tragedy this time. Unbeknown to me a pane at the back of the greenhouse broke and let lots of cold air in. Max-min thermometer showed a min of -6 in a house which usually doesn't freeze at all. Potted the tubers up more in hope than expectation.
Hoowever, haven't got room in my pocket-handkerchief garden for 60 plants if all the seedlings survive, so expect to give half of 'em away.
OTOH, knowing my luck, most of 'em will die of dahlia virus or summat.

Oh yes, and I cut my hand repairing the greenhouse...

Otherwise, healthy, although bored already. (and yes, I got The Letter this morning.)

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#16004 Post by handsfree » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:31 pm

I'm still waiting for The Letter to be delivered.

Braved the outside world today with a walk to the pharmacy to pick up my meds.
On the way back looked in at the Coop as it was pretty quiet. Everything available again apart
from flour and eggs. A bit low on gin supplies but a bottle was enough to make me happy.
Fortunately plenty of lemons available as well but limited to two bottles of tonic.
It's been another sunny day but cooler than of late.

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#16005 Post by OFSO » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:52 pm

I see Prince Charles has received hundreds of 'get well' cards. I bet none was signed 'mum'.

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#16006 Post by 4mastacker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:07 pm

HF, I would have thought The Letter for you would have been the first one to be sent out in view of your widely televised procedure.

Sunny here all day so I washed the muck off the glass panels in the greenhouse. Tomato seeds planted.

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#16007 Post by Rwy in Sight » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 pm

Cold day here and overcast. I will have to turn on the electric water heater instead of rely to the solar.
There was a call from a Turkish lady looking for a dealer across the sea for her company. I had to take a call because much to my surprise the young and attractive colleague in her mid-twenty's speaks no English and is currently studying the language we use here.

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#16008 Post by Magnus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:52 pm

I've been doing outdoor stuff to alleviate the boredom, but it has been a damp, misty, dreich day today, so a paperwork catchup has been taking place. Alas, there is no whisky in the house.

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#16009 Post by OFSO » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:13 pm

London deathly quiet tonight on my walk, except six ! double deckers went past on Southgate Road. A few passengers on board, but very surreal. Tesco Metro open at nine p.m., shelves appeared stocked.

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#16010 Post by fin » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:36 am

OFSO wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:52 pm
I see Prince Charles has received hundreds of 'get well' cards. I bet none was signed 'mum'.
or Harry.
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#16011 Post by om15 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:59 am

or OPEC
Alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but then again neither does milk.

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#16012 Post by OFSO » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:12 am

Morning, all out there. Another cold but sunny start. Waiting for the Van to come and take unneeded goods from the flat into storage. The mem' and I have different ideas of what is 'unneeded'. She thinks 90% is, whereas I think more like 5%. But it was ever thus.

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#16013 Post by Ibbie » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:43 am

Morning folks.
The initial blue sky this morning is gradually being covered by grey cloud. Rain expected within the hour. very black over the mountains.

No need to go out today.

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#16014 Post by Pontius Navigator » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 am

OFSO, I see an underlying plan. Clearly all your clothes less about 5% will be essential. OTOH 5% of a much larger quantity will be significantly more. Nevertheless she will discover that some essential item was put away and needs to be replaced down that river.

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#16015 Post by Ex-Ascot » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:15 am

Morning folks, nice photo T15 can't remember when I last saw a swan. Can trade you with a pelican or two.
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#16016 Post by OFSO » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:31 am

Found a nice mirror that could be put on an outside wall to reflect sun into kitchen. But drills have gone into storage.....

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#16017 Post by Magnus » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:59 am

Local park has lots of swans and assorted other birdlife. There are even otters in the pond now. In the summer. there's a lovely walk through the park which ends about a 5 minute stroll from the Sheep Heid, the site of which has had an inn since 1360.

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#16018 Post by OFSO » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:31 pm

All house moves suspended by HMG. Not bad, removes chance of us being sued by other party. Although other party is in purdah, no longer opening his WA.

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#16019 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 pm

Long before Corvid19, I knew of a family en-route to new dwelling with all furniture 'in the van' (having handed over their previous dwelling to new owners), arriving at new dwelling to be told "Sorry, it's off!".

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#16020 Post by Smeagol » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:09 pm

Mrs S and I went out for our constitutional this morning as it is still beautifully sunny, if a trifle chilly. Saw the sum of two people and one dog in about an hour and a half. Not really surprising as only the first 400m or so were actually on a metalled road, bridle paths and tracks after that. The flat agricultural land to the north of the river Bure west of Gt Yarmouth is very sparsely populated at the best of times.
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