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Mythopoeika

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Today, I have mostly been over at the car dealership in Letchworth, getting my car service and MOT done.
They washed the car too, which was a nice touch. :)
Only gripe was that they parked the car on a slope and pulled the handbrake on so hard I couldn't release it. Had to get a member of staff to do it for me.
 

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Parliament Question Time?

Gosh no - please don't characterise those self-obsessed incompetents with such a beautiful, daring and intelligent beasty as a wee weasel!


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I've booted up a food dehydrator which I bought a few years ago but didn't get round to using.

Last night I picked up a load of cut-price sugarsnap peas, sliced mushrooms and various types of chilli so they're all now drying away together. :)

The chilis are for Techy to liven up curries and whatever else he cooks. I'm hoping the peas and mushrooms will make nice fiery snacks.
 

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I've been talking with (let's call him) 'Luke' today .. Luke's 30 going on 60 ..

I was supervising a holiday area a couple of years ago that includes an indoor swimming pool. Luke was a guest of honour because he was half raised by the owners .. Luke's a dead nice guy but too nice .. like you want him to accidentally say "shit" or "fuck" at least once and then I'd warm to him a bit more but Luke already has a perfect house, perfect wife, perfect kids etc .. at 30 .. I admire him for that but it would be ace to see him relax ever ..

One day, some teens were in the swimming pool and I heard them playing some loud Drum & Bass over a portable speaker they'd brought with them so I popped in, politely asked them to turn it off because other families were using the pool and complimented them on their DJ mix. They were totally friendly and cool about that.

Luke came up to me about 5 minutes later with a look of huge concern on his face. "There's teenagers in the swimming pool ***** and they're playing rave music! .. rave music *****! ... and one of them told me to fuck off when I told him to switch it off!."

I managed to keep a straight face and went "Rave music!!!? .. that's drugs Luke! .. thank you for bringing that to my attention. I've ordered them to switch it off already and I'll monitor that. Thanks Luke." ..

Tosser .. but he means well. He just needs to get laid.
 

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Two good things today. After a barren year a new business opportunity has appeared on the distant horizon, and a chap has turned up who is prepared to help me deal with the worst consequences of my hoarding tendency. I know him from my days being captain of the local darts team - he was working for a neighbour and recognised me.
 

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Two good things today. After a barren year a new business opportunity has appeared on the distant horizon, and a chap has turned up who is prepared to help me deal with the worst consequences of my hoarding tendency. I know him from my days being captain of the local darts team - he was working for a neighbour and recognised me.
Great news!
 

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Took day off Work for unexpected appointment at the Eye Clinic (although it was exactly a year since an unexpected phone consultation with Ophthalmologist). Eyes loaded with dye (twice), pupils at widest dilation, tests concluded and I was escorted off the premises. Twenty minute stumble to Town in full sun - everything was white - really really white (even through the eyelids). Understand why I warned not to drive for four hours. Had Afternoon Tea for One at Morrisons - three types of quarter-sandwiches, lemon cake, chocolate cake, trifle, scone with jam and cream, two strawberries and a pork pie. With Yorkshire Gold teabag and the Daily Telegraph. Took an hour to finish. Walked back to Surgery where I'd left the bike, sunlight now OK, shadows were in technicolor green. At home now and very very tired.
 

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Took day off Work for unexpected appointment at the Eye Clinic (although it was exactly a year since an unexpected phone consultation with Ophthalmologist). Eyes loaded with dye (twice), pupils at widest dilation, tests concluded and I was escorted off the premises. Twenty minute stumble to Town in full sun - everything was white - really really white (even through the eyelids). Understand why I warned not to drive for four hours. Had Afternoon Tea for One at Morrisons - three types of quarter-sandwiches, lemon cake, chocolate cake, trifle, scone with jam and cream, two strawberries and a pork pie. With Yorkshire Gold teabag and the Daily Telegraph. Took an hour to finish. Walked back to Surgery where I'd left the bike, sunlight now OK, shadows were in technicolor green. At home now and very very tired.
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My sympathy, I've had that. Wore sunglasses afterwards but still managed to walk into a traffic bollard which my kids found very funny.
 

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Writing, turning down work because I wouldn't to be able to hit the deadlines (and I don't want to get stressed) but turning down work always goes against the grain as a freelance writer/sub-editor!

This evening I'm going to cook pasta with oil and garlic (and black pepper and parmesan), served with a green salad and garlic bread, and then I'm going to watch a classic film, maybe The Third Man, maybe something else. Mrs Cycleboy is with her mum so I can watch what I want.

Oh, and I had my second Covid jab, though it smarted more than the first one! The first one was a breeze.

To quote Maxmimus Otter: Life is Good!
 

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I had my 2nd Covid jab too. Didn't feel the needle go in!
Coming back, I got hopelessly lost and then the damned satnav told me to turn down a 1-way street the wrong way!
But I made a quick recovery from that, phew.
My satnav map hasn't been updated for years and in that time, the street was changed from a 2-way street to a 1-way. Grrrr.
Time to update, etc.
 

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I had my 2nd Covid jab too. Didn't feel the needle go in!
Coming back, I got hopelessly lost and then the damned satnav told me to turn down a 1-way street the wrong way!
But I made a quick recovery from that, phew.
My satnav map hasn't been updated for years and in that time, the street was changed from a 2-way street to a 1-way. Grrrr.
Time to update, etc.
I was slightly late for my jab. I got to the entry of Bath Racecourse, where the vaccines were being administered, but I then had to wait for... golfers! The drive to the racecourse from the main road crosses a golf course, and I was stopped to let golfers cross. Twice!
 
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I was slightly late for my jab. I got to the entry of Bath Racecourse, where the vaccines was being administered, but I then had to wait for... golfers! The drive to the racecourse from the main road crosses a golf course, and I was stopped to let golfers cross. Twice!
Mine was in a community centre that shares a driveway with a school (bad idea).
I turned up right at the time when all the kids were walking out. I had to drive really slowly.
 

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I got a phone call from a lovely lady this morning at 0830 from the NHS immunisation line trying to ask me about getting my jab.
I politely pointed out to her that it is quite likely that after already receiving 3 separate texts and a letter sent to me about it, that if I wanted to have it, I would have had it by now.
 

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I'm going to watch a classic film, maybe The Third Man, maybe something else. Mrs Cycleboy is with her mum so I can watch what I want.
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This afternoon I have visited 'Panshanger Park' for a lovely walk and to locate and photograph 'Panshanger Great Oak'.
I will add a post in 'Fortean Traveller' about it.
 

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Seeding a new lawn.
Good luck with that! :chuckle:

After I dragged up my house's previous owners' insult of an excuse for a crazy-paving patio I tried all sorts to sow a lawn for years and ended up just buying turf.

The turf was great as I had the first lot of 13 for £10 from a mate who'd bought too much, then added 10 more apparently dead turves for pennies from B&Q. Everything grew and we now have to CUT the stuff, dammit!
 

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Seeding a new lawn.
keep it regularly watered, especially in this hot weather, and don't expect to see anything growing for at least a couple of weeks.
 

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Cutting up an old table top I made to be repurposed as the seat back for a garden bench we built last summer. It was all a bit of upcycling as I had originally made the table out of tongue and groove planks that came from machinery packing cases.

It required a circular saw and an electric plane.

I likes power tools, me. :)
 

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Cutting up an old table top I made to be repurposed as the seat back for a garden bench we built last summer. It was all a bit of upcycling as I had originally made the table out of tongue and groove planks that came from machinery packing cases.

do you have pictures? I do enjoy seeing a bit of DIY. :twothumbs:

and power tools are lovely! I think @Kondoru and @escargot are fans too?
 

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Cutting up an old table top I made to be repurposed as the seat back for a garden bench we built last summer. It was all a bit of upcycling as I had originally made the table out of tongue and groove planks that came from machinery packing cases.

It required a circular saw and an electric plane.

I likes power tools, me. :)
Haha the 2 noisiest power tools, i bet your neighbours enjoyed that :p
 

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do you have pictures? I do enjoy seeing a bit of DIY. :twothumbs:

and power tools are lovely! I think @Kondoru and @escargot are fans too?
Yup, I have loads, including a wide range of drills.

Current favourite is a nippy cordless model. I used to borrow Techy's but as he never, ever puts tools away* I got fed up with taking the blame when it or parts thereof went missing and bought my own.

*It's true. I clean and store every bit of equipment after use even if I plan to use it again next day. He leaves things out to be tripped over and go rusty.

In fact I have spare tools handy for him to borrow in the extremely likely event of his not being able to find his own.

Every man I've lived with has purloined my tools. It must be one of those testosterone things.
 
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