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old weekly news items from 1999 when I was 40

news 2021.01.03 sunday

Sunday 1x circuit past big puddles and fallen branches, in low sun.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the circuit in the cold wind.
4046 steps.
Evening we started watching black narcissus.

Monday morning grey 1 degree.
None of the promised snow.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon still cold 1 degree.
Had another go with the harp.
Pumped up the tyres and took the car for a drive at dusk.
Evening read some more city of dreams and dust.

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Tuesday morning grey 1 degree.
Still no snow.
Caught up with the end of the fucking world series 2.
Then it started snowing.
Put new ma540t strings on the dx1ae.

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Afternoon swapped to plusnet mobile.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake in the cold damp sunshine.
3414 steps.
Wood burner on.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Wednesday morning frosty sunshine 1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon wood burner on.
We went for a walk around the circuit before sunset.
3569 steps.
Finished reading city of dreams and dust.

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Evening we caught up with the end of black narcissus.

New year's eve morning misty 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Started reading a haven in the stars.

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Afternoon sunshine.
Had another go at the harp.
We went for a walk around the circuit before sunset.
3678 steps.

0d to disaster.

2021

Year 2 of the virus.

New year's day morning grey 1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.

The disaster arrives.
All of my rights, freedom, protection as a citizen of the eu are removed, against my will.
Now where is that campaign to rejoin.

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Afternoon a bit of rain.
Wood burner on.
Evening we caught up with the ego xmas special.

Saturday morning sunshine -1 degree.
Caught up with the end of xmas university challenge.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
And off the legendary 2x issue.
Afternoon a bit of snow.
Put the xmas tree away.
More snow, even settling on the ground in the cold.
Evening we caught up with calamity jane.

Sunday morning damp grey 3 degrees.
All snow gone.
Caught up with the ri xmas lectures.
Some interesting stuff, but no mention of the elephant in the room.
Pheasant in the front garden.

news 2021.01.10 sunday

Sunday afternoon we went for a walk around the circuit.
3846 steps.

Monday morning dark 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Tuesday morning dark 1 degree.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake in the cold wind at sunset.
3581 steps.
Evening started watching spiral series 8.
Ukulele session [6].

Wednesday morning dark 1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Here we are still going.

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Thursday morning dark -4 degrees.
Frosty and below zero most of the day.
Afternoon too cold for a walk at -1 degree.
Evening we started watching staged series 2.

Friday morning dark 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon grey.
We went for a walk around the circuit in the cold damp at dusk.
4006 steps.

Saturday morning misty 1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine 1 degree.

news 2021.01.17 sunday

Sunday had another go at the harp.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the circuit over slime.
3714 steps.
Evening we caught up with murder on the orient express.

Monday morning dark 5 degrees.
Evening rain.
Wood burner on.
More harp.

Tuesday morning dark 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake before sunset.
3464 steps.

Wednesday morning dark 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.

Thursday morning dark 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning dark 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the circuit over slime before dark.
3569 steps.

Saturday morning rain 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Read some more a haven in the stars.

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We went for a walk around the circuit in the cold over slime.
3926 steps.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine 4 degrees.
1x circuit over the slime.
Pheasant in the front garden.
The orange tree is putting out some new leaves.

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Afternoon we went for a drive and a walk at wolston.
1782 steps.

news 2021.01.24 sunday

Monday morning dark 3 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the circuit in the grey.
3634 steps.
Evening read a bit more a haven in the stars, and had another go at the harp.

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Tuesday morning dark 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Wednesday morning dark 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.

Thursday morning dark 5 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (3.5).

Friday morning dark 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Frosty.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pheasant in the back garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
3930 steps.

Saturday morning a bit of frosty sunshine 1 degree.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
Read some more a haven in the stars.
Hail.
Wet snow in sunshine.

Sunday morning frosty 1 degree.
Proper snow.
Pheasant in the front garden.

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Afternoon wood burner on.
Read lots more a haven in the stars.

news 2021.01.31 sunday

Sunday evening we caught up with another year.

Monday morning dark -5 degrees.
Down to -6 degrees before dawn.
Pheasant in the front garden.

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Afternoon the sunshine melted most of the snow from the conifers.
We went for a walk around the village circuit over the snow before sunset.
3847 steps.
Wood burner on.

Tuesday morning dark -1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon the rain came and washed most of the snow away.

Wednesday morning dark 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit in low sunshine over slime.
3954 steps.
Evening rain.

Thursday morning dark 10 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine 13 degrees.
The new leaves on the orange tree, including a flower coming.

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Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning dark 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit past flooded fields and big puddles.
3816 steps.
Evening we caught up with the end of staged series 2.

Saturday morning wind and rain 3 degrees.
Snow.
Afternoon more wind and rain.

Sunday morning frosty sunshine 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon read some more a haven in the stars.
Caught up with the end of spiral series 8.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3809 steps.

news 2021.02.07 sunday

February

Monday morning dark 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4394 steps.

Tuesday morning dark 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening rain.
Finished reading a haven in the stars.

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Wednesday morning dark 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit over mud and slime.
3615 steps.
Evening heard an owl out front.
Started reading stealing light.

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Thursday morning dark 2 degrees.
Misty.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning dark 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.

Saturday morning foggy 1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit and part way up another hill.
5690 steps.
Evening had a go on the pssa50.

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Rain in the night.

Sunday morning windy grey 2 degrees.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon read some more stealing light.

news 2021.02.14 sunday

A bit of snow in the night.

Monday morning dark 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden 2x.

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Pigeons in the cherry tree.

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Afternoon sunshine and steady snow.

A little more snow in the night.

Tuesday morning dark -1 degree.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Light snow.
Afternoon sunshine.

A little more snow in the night.

Wednesday morning -2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind and light snow, getting heavier.
3575 steps.

Thursday morning dark -4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Wood burner on.
Evening ukulele session (8).

Friday morning dark -1 degree.
Afternoon sunshine.
Wood burner on.

Saturday morning a bit of sunshine -3 degrees.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon had a go on the harp.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
Saw a redwing, and 2x buzzards circling and calling to each other over the trees as we took the short cut.
3454 steps.

Sunday morning windy grey 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

news 2021.02.21 sunday

Sunday afternoon rain, washing all the remaining snow away, if not the discarded bird bath ice.
Evening we caught up with l'atelier.

Monday morning dark 5 degrees.
Misty later.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
3967 steps.

Tuesday morning dark 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.

Wednesday morning dark 8 degrees.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon the orange tree flower is out.

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Thursday morning off windy grey 9 degrees.
Rain later.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pumped up the tyres for 1x circuit in windy low sunshine.
Pumped up the tyres and took the car for a drive.
We went for a drive in the celerio.
Evening ukulele session (7).
Perseverance successfully lands on mars.

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Friday morning windy grey 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden 2x.
1x circuit in the cold wind.

Saturday morning windy grey damp 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit in the breeze.
4084 steps.
Evening we caught up with girl with green eyes with the delightful rita tushingham.

Sunday morning grey 10 degrees.
1x circuit.

news 2021.02.28 sunday

Sunday afternoon.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Read some more stealing light.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4752 steps.

Monday morning dark 8 degrees.
Rain later.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
3954 steps.

Tuesday morning dark 6 degrees.
Sunshine later.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon windy grey.

Wednesday morning dark 13 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
4080 steps.
Took the car for a drive.

Thursday morning dark 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Wood burner on.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Clear sky and bright moon in the night.

Friday morning dark -1 degree.
Sunshine later.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Carol also saw a young pheasant there.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
Young pheasant in the back garden.
Evening read some more stealing light.

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Saturday morning frosty sunshine 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit.
Afternoon charged up the drone.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the low sunshine.
4292 steps.
Saw a bumblebee in the back garden.
Evening we caught up with shallow grave.

Sunday morning frosty sunshine 0 degrees.

news 2021.03.07 sunday

Sunday afternoon.
Cleaned the car.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Pumped up the tyres and took the fujin for a short ride 5 mins 31.
Yes, the computer is still working there.

March

Monday morning dark 1 degree.
Misty later.
Afternoon wood burner on.
Evening read some more stealing light.

Tuesday morning dark 3 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.

Wednesday morning dark 4 degrees.
Afternoon still misty grey.
Evening read some more stealing light.

Thursday morning dark 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden damp.
Afternoon still grey.
Wood burner on.
Finished reading stealing light.

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Started reading nova war.

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Evening ukulele session (8).

Friday morning dark 3 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold, taking the shortcut over the new bridge.
3730 steps.

Saturday morning grey 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
The woodpecker is back at the fat slabs.
Afternoon 1x circuit.
Evening we caught up with a monster calls.

Sunday morning a bit grey 1 degree.
Caught up with the end of no offence series 2.

news 2021.03.14 sunday

Sunday afternoon cold sunshine.
Took the car for a drive.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge again, in low sunshine.
3967 steps.

Monday morning dark 3 degrees.
The woodpecker back at the fat slabs.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a little sunshine.
Evening read some more nova war.

Tuesday morning dark 1 degree.
Afternoon cold sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4697 steps.
Evening we caught up with mamma mia 2.

Wednesday morning dark and windy 6 degrees.
Evening windy.

Thursday morning dark and windy 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon windy sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill in the cold wind.
3484 steps.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning off dark and windy 3 degrees.
Over to stoneleigh for my 1st az jab.
Afternoon sunshine and some hail.
Read some more nova war.

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Saturday morning windy sunshine 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon hail.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3672 steps.
Evening we caught up with frantz.

Sunday morning sunshine 6 degrees.

news 2021.03.21 sunday

Sunday afternoon more nova war.
Evening rain.

Monday morning dark 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Flower on the new lemon tree.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
4089 steps.

Tuesday morning dark 8 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4423 steps.

Wednesday morning misty 4 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening caught up with muse drones world tour.

Thursday morning grey 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (8).

Friday morning grey 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.

Saturday morning grey equinox 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit in the cold damp.
Afternoon 1x circuit.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
4394 steps.

Sunday morning sunshine 8 degrees.
1x circuit in the cold wind.

news 2021.03.28 sunday

Sunday afternoon grey.
Read some more nova war.

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Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
4070 steps.
We did the census.

Monday morning clear 0 degrees.
The woodpecker at the fat slabs.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill, seeing some wind turbines from there.
4966 steps.

Tuesday morning grey 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening caught up with muse simulation theory world tour.

Wednesday morning grey 7 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake.
3514 steps.
Evening read some more nova war.

Thursday morning sunshine 4 degrees.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Frday morning damp windy sunshine 9 degrees.
Heavy rain.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3542 steps.

Saturday morning windy sunshine 3 degrees.
1x circuit in the cold wind.
Afternoon finished reading nova war.

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Pheasant in the back garden, then front.
Evening started reading empire of light.

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Sunday morning bst windy grey 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

news 2021.04.04 sunday

Sunday afternoon.
Had a go at improving the ukulele intonation by lowering the strings at the nut.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3994 steps.

Monday morning dark 10 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
Evening a nice bit of sunshine.
Read some more empire of light.

Tuesday morning dark 3 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the wrm sunshine, taking the shortcut over the bridge 22 degrees.
It feels like spring has sprung.
4062 steps.

Wednesday morning dark 10 degrees.
Afternoon more hot sunshine.
Got tthe top down on the car and cleaned the inside a bit.

April

Thursday morning dark 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon grey.
Conker tree buds coming.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit past daffodils in the cold wind.
Woodburner on.
3743 steps.
Evening ukulele session (6).
Caught up with blade of the immortal.

Friday morning off grey 5 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit.
Afternoon moving paving slabs between allotments.
8728 steps.

Saturday morning grey 5 degrees.
The woodpecker at the fat slabs.
1x circuit in the cold wind.
Afternoon woodburner on.
Read some more empire of light.
1x circuit in the windy sunshine.
Caught up with maps to the stars.
We went for a walk up the other hill in low sunshine.
3696 steps.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Sunday morning sunshine -1 degree.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
We went for a walk all the way up the hill in the warm sunshine and cold wind, seeing a couple of wind turbines from up there too.
5115 steps.

Swapped to monster logo.

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news 2021.04.11 sunday

Monday morning off windy grey 4 degrees.
Then snow/hail.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon cold windy sunshine.
Evening we caught up with blackkklansman.

Tuesday morning dark 0 degrees.
Afternoon cold windy sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Caught up with the final of university challenge.
More snow.
Evening we caught up with the final of only connect.

Wednesday morning dark -1 degree.
Afternoon cold windy sunshine.
An acer coming, and the original lemon tree is growing again from the base.

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Thursday morning dark 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon grey.
Evening ukulele session (8).

Frday morning dark 4 degrees.
Evening wood burner on.

Saturday morning grey 3 degrees.
Pheasant waiting in the front garden.
Sunshine later.
1x circuit.
Afternoon sunshine.
Fitted new led sidelights to the car.
Dropped the front wheel out of the fujin to investigate a slow puncture.
Evening we caught up with colette.

Sunday morning sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

news 2021.04.18 sunday

Sunday morning 1x circuit in the cold wind.
Afternoon read some more empire of light.

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A bit of rain.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind, a bit of sleet, and warm snshine, taking the short cut over the bridge.
3859 steps.

Monday morning dark 1 degree.
Pheasant in the back garden, then front.
Afternoon sunshine.
The orange tree flower is now a tiny (green) orange.

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Tuesday morning dark 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit.
4150 steps.
Pheasant waiting for us in the front garden when we got back.

Wednesday morning dark 3 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3649 steps.
Pheasant waiting for us in the front garden when we got back.

Thursday morning dark -1 degree.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon grey.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening sunshine.
Ukulele session (7).

Friday morning dark -1 degree.
Cold sunshine.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, taking a short cut across the potato field, and the bridge.
Again, pheasant waiting for us when we got back.
3545 steps.

Saturday morning sunshine 2 degrees.
The fujin front tyre seems to be staying up, so popped it back in.
Noticed the the front brake caliper bracket was loose and missing the top screw so refitted it.

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Afternoon warm sunshine.
Found out the a40 now supports wifi calling.
A bit of garden tidying.
1x circuit.
Fired up the r6, pumped up the tyres, cleaned it a bit, and took it for a ride in the cool sunshine.

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We went for a wak up the other hill.
6051 steps.

Sunday morning sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
1x circuit.

news 2021.04.25 sunday

Sunday afternoon adrian visited (outside) on the bike.
Took the fujin for a short ride 5 mins 37.
The rear brake still binding a bit.

Monday morning sunshine 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
Ingenuity flew on mars.

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Had another look at the fujin.
It seems the rear disc was rubbing on a side stand fixing screw.

Tuesday morning sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon christine visited (outside).
Evening read some more empire of light.

Wednesday morning a bit grey and windy 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4888 steps.
Evening read some more empire of light.

Thursday morning sunshine 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
Cleaned the car.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning sunshine 0 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4779 steps.
Evening finished reading empire of light.

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Saturday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden 2x.
1x circuit.
A bit of window cleaning.
Conker tree leaves spreading.

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1x circuit.
Found out the computer and sensor are now working again, but the front light is is also triggering it, so relocated.
Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
1x circuit 8 mins 35.
Cleaned the monster a bit, pumped up the tyres and took it for a ride down to the canal.

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Sunday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
1x circuit in the cold wind 8 mins 27.

news 2021.05.02 sunday

Sunday afternoon a bit of a sit in the garden sunshine.
Caught up with fantastic 4.
Took the fujin for a slightly longer short ride 6 mins 33.

Monday morning grey 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit and over the bridge.
4043 steps.

Tuesday morning grey 5 degrees.
Started reading fugitive telemetry.

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Evening caught up with the man with the iron heart.

Wednesday morning grey wet 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.

Thursday morning a bit of sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine, then rain.
Wood burner on.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning sunshine 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake.
3759 steps.

May

Saturday morning sunshine 5 degrees.
Caught up with the girl in the spider's web.
1x circuit in the cold wind 8 mins 16.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a drive.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the cold wind.
3777 steps.

Sunday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Started watching the killing.
1 circuit in the sunshine 7 mins 59.
Afternoon grey.
Read some more fugitive telemetry.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, getting rained on a bit before home.
3836 steps.
Evening we caught up with sylvia.

news 2021.05.09 sunday

Monday morning off grey 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.
Finished reading fugitive telemetry.

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Wood burner on.
Caught up with julia.

Tuesday morning grey windy 7 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake in the cold wind.
3274 steps.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Some hail.
Evening we caught up with sing street.

Wednesday morning sunshine 3 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden, then front.
Afternoon hail, rain, sunshine.
Evening installed an up to date version of picoscope.

Thursday morning grey 4 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went out to vote.
A bit of garage tidying.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning sunshine 2 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden.
1x circuit in the cool sunshine 8 mins 07.
Afternoon off.
1x circuit in the warmer sunshine 8 mins 23.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3982 steps.
Evening started reading the soldier.

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Connected the picoscope hardware.

Saturday morning rain 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Wood burner on.
Afternoon started reading marauder.

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Had a look at the crate amp, which has developed a loud buzz.

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The negative rail is -13V, but the positive rail is only about 9V, with some AC.
Didn't really need the scope, but here it is (10x probe).

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It seems the capacitor has failed.

The rain stopped for a while and we went for a walk aroud the village circuit.
4338 steps.

Sunday morning damp grey 13 degrees.
More rain.

news 2021.05.16 sunday

Sunday morning a different woodpecker at the fat slabs.
A bit of sunshine.
Pumped up the tyres for 2x circuit past big puddles 15 mins 56.
Cleaned the car.
Pheasant in the back garden.

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Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4626 steps.
A lot of water going under the bridge after the rain.

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Monday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon some heavy rain and thunder.
Interesting to hear about constructor theory.
Evening read some more marauder.

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Tuesday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon some rain, then windy sunshine.

Wednesday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
The car returned with an mot.
Evening read some more marauder.

Thursday morning grey 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of rain.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning grey 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk up the other hill in the bit of sunshine.
4343 steps.
Flowers on the conker tree up there.

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Evening read some more marauder.

Saturday morning grey 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden, then front.
More rain.
Put a new capacitor in the crate gtx15 amp.
You can see the split in the cap of the old 1 where it had vented.
New 1 slightly shorter.

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Working ok now.

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Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit.
3931 steps.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening more rain.

Sunday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
2x circuit 15 mins 46.

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Sunday afternoon we took a new work bench down to the polytunnel.
Strange vertical flowers on the goat willow.

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Pheasant in the front garden.
Caught up with the motogp from a wet le mans.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4844 steps.

Monday morning grey 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon rain.
Evening read some more marauder.

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Tuesday morning sunshine 8 degrees.
Phesant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill and part way to the lake.
3964 steps.

Wednesday morning sunshine 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine and a bit of distant thunder.
Read some more marauder.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, in the low sunshine.
3942 steps.

Thursday morning grey 6 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon wind and some rain.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening ukulele session (6).
Evening a short power cut.

Windy in the night.

Friday morning windy grey 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon more rain.

Saturday morning grey 8 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
2x circuit in the damp 15 mins 54.
Afternoon some heavy rain and hail.
We went for a walk around the village circuit in the later sunshine.
4479 steps.
Evening we caught up with the end of taskmaster, and started watching eurovision.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine 8 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 16.

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1d late due to hose reel and lots of photos.

Sunday afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening caught up with eurovision.
More rain.

Monday morning sunshine 7 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit.
3624 steps.
The new orange is slowly getting bigger, and there are lots of new flowers.

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Evening finished reading marauder.

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Tuesday morning a bit of sunshine 8 degrees.
A family of starlings, magpies and jackdaws in the back garden.
Some of the starlings.

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Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
Apple blossom.

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Evening caught up with the giro stage 14 to monte zolcolan.
We caught up with the end of the pursuit of love.

Wednesday damp grey 9 degrees.
Pheasant in the back garden,
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening back to reading the soldier.

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Thursday morning sunshine 5 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, in warm sunsine.
3976 steps.
Pheasant in the back garden.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning grey 10 degrees.

Saturday morning grey 15 degrees.
A bit of drizzle.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon sunshine.
2x circuit in the warm sunshine 16 mins 03.
Took the r6 for a long ride.

Sunday morning grey 10 degrees.
Sunshine later.
2x circuit 15 mins 53.
Figs in the back garden.

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Afternoon warm sunshine.
Fitted a new hose reel to the wall.
Took the fujin for a short ride 5 mins 37.
We went for a walk around the village circuit and over the bridge.
5291 steps.

Monday off grey 9 degrees.
Caught up with the giro stage 15 from a very wet slovenia to nova gorica.
2x circuit in the cold damp air 15 mins 52.

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Monday morning new toner in the printer.
Pheasant in the back garden.

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Afternoon pumped up the tyres, cleaned it a bit, and took the 848 for a ride, stopping at high cross.

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June

Tuesday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon warm breezy sunshine.
Evening caught up with the motogp from mugello.
Caught up with another wet day on the giro stage 16 to cortina d'ampezzo.

Wednesday morning sunshine 11 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon hot sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4813 steps.
Evening a bit of dark rain.

Thursday morning grey 17 degrees.
Caught up with the giro stage 17 to sega di ala.
Over to stoneleigh for my 2nd az jab.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4509 steps.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning grey 13 degrees.
Caught up with the giro stage 18 to stradella.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Took the r6 for an mot.
Afternoon still grey.
Caught up with the giro stage 19 to alpe di mera.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, just as the sunshine started to appear.
4112 steps.
After sunset a hedgehog in the back garden.

Saturday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
Caught up with the giro stage 20 to valle spluga.
Pheasant in the front garden.
2x circuit 15 mins 44.
Caught up with end of the giro stage 21 at milano.
Afternoon tuned up the harp.
2x circuit in the heat 15 mins 43. 26 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.

Sunday morning grey 15 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 46.

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Sunday afternoon a bit of sunshine and rain.
Pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3725 steps.

Monday morning grey 14 degrees.
Sunshine later.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon caught up with the end of the killing.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4246 steps.

Tuesday morning off sunshine 11 degrees.
Caught up with the motogp from catalunya.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3935 steps.

Wednesday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon hot sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill, and part way to the lake.
3895 steps.

Thursday morning grey 16 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning grey 17 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3910 steps.

Saturday morning sunshine 14 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
2x circuit 16 mins 00.
Afternoon cleaned some of the windows in the extension, including the awkward velux, with my new stick.

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Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4334 steps.

Sunday morning sunshine 18 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 37.
Pheasant in the front garden.