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    Wind.

    Yes. Today's windiness is well under way out west. Be prepared!
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    Today I saw...

    We get that sort of thing where I am, too.
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    Celebrating rescue animals and advice for their owners.

    Rehome him, if necessary..?
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    Coronavirus.

    With the approach of a promised meteorological armageddon tomorrow, I have been to a couple of shops in a pre-emptive strike, so I can stay put now. One was a Lidl, the other is a Wilko's-type place - everybody was masked and neither felt any need to have 'people on the door'. The UK does look...
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    Stafford Western Access Route.

    You could be right - this enigmatic inscription appeared after a bit of ductwork at the nearby station.
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    Mundane facts about your day: Part Deux

    Tonight, as the wind has dropped here, I elected to go to the more distant of my two acceptable pubs. This involved a three mile bike ride in the frost, but I knew I could rely on Eddie to have his usual impressive fire going when I got there. I was quite warm from the ride and Eddie had really...
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    What are we watching on TV?

    I'm working my way through Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads - virtually a documentary about life in mid-70s England, outside the Home Counties.
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    Stafford Western Access Route.

    I am not in the UK. 'My' road here has just been rebuilt, after some drainage work. The old road was removed utterly and a new road brought in. Recognising that the surface level of new tarmac is hard to judge accurately, the technique is generally that The Lads will come back and reset the...
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    What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

    Eating polish? Next thing, you'll be drinking Brasso...
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    What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

    The comb is made from wax - beeswax, in fact.
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    What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

    Well, that was less than 100% successful. There is far more 'debris' in it than there initially appeared to be. It will need some filtration before a reasonable substance is produced. I melted about 15-20% of the load and produced enough to fill a large tin can with a bit of string in the centre...
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    Celebrating rescue animals and advice for their owners.

    Weird - next thing, people will be thinking bats are, er, batty?
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    Celebrating rescue animals and advice for their owners.

    I was genuinely unaware of this situation until 'someone we know' posted about it on Facebook a few years back. I can sort of see a 'reason' for the issue with cats - superstition, witchcraft, etc - but why should that affect dogs? - it's beyond me...
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    What I Did This Weekend - In Pictures!

    A casual discussion about beeswax last night has resulted in a delivery of redundant honeycombs today. It needs to be melted gently and I do need to sort out a means to remove the "bits" from it, but a trial run is under way.
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    Mundane facts about your day: Part Deux

    Where I am, the legal technicalities of closing time in pubs has never really troubled anybody very much, until this plague arrived. Now, one is obliged to be off the premises before midnight - and it actually happens. So, I am home, with half a bag of Lidl cashews and a mug of mulled wine...
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