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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.

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Sunday afternoon cut the grass.
We went for a drive around coventry centre - city of culture. Not much happening.
Caught up with the end of those who kill series 2.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4406 steps.

Monday morning sunshine 16 degrees.
Afternoon cut the grass at the front.

Tuesday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Some apples coming.

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Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening started reading angel stations.

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Wednesday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4157 steps.

Rain in the night.

Thursday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon pheasant in the back garden, then front.
Evening ukulele session (6).
After sunset a hedgehog in the back garden.

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Friday morning grey 13 degrees.
Pheasant in the front garden.
Afternoon steady rain.
Fixed the maplin xm22 13.8V (car battery) psu that had dropped to about 7V, replacing the trimmer potentiometer that had gone open circuit.

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Saturday morning grey 13 degrees.
2x circuit in the cold damp 16 mins 00.
Took the car for a refuel.
Reassembled the xm22.
Afternoon pheasant in the front garden.
We went to dunchurch for a bit of actual shopping.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4614 steps.

Rain in the night.

Sunday morning light rain 12 degrees.
2x circuit in the cold damp 15 mins 57.

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Sunday afternoon configured the new version of the site to be secure.

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Evening we caught up with the secret diaries of miss anne lister.
Hedgehog back again in the back garden.

Monday morning sunshine 9 degrees summer solstice.

Tuesday morning sunshine 10 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
Evening caught up with the motogp from sachsenring.
We caught up with the welcome return of rick and morty series 5.

Wednesday morning sunshine 6 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine 24 degrees.
We went for a walk up the hill, and part way to the lake.
3855 steps.

Thursday morning grey damp rain 14 degrees.
Afternoon cut the back grass.
A bit of sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (5).
Hedgehog in the back garden.

Friday morning grey damp rain 14 degrees.
Went in to work.
Evening we saw blazing saddles again.

Saturday morning grey 13 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 21.
Caught up with the end of the new van der walk.
Afternoon to coventry canal basin to see the ego pirates.

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Into the centre.
A bit of shopping at medium tesco.
5074 steps.
The apples are getting bigger.

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Sunday morning grey 14 degrees.
Caught up with black sabbath the end.

It seems the pheasant is gone.

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Sunday afternoon wind and rain.
The new orange tree now has lots of tiny oranges on.
Evening we saw some old glastonbury.
Hedgehog in the back garden.

Monday morning grey damp rain 13 degrees.
Afternoon still damp.
More rain.
Evening read some more angel stations.

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Some more glastonbury 1999.

Tuesday morning grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3768 steps.
Cut the front grass.
Evening caught up with the motogp from assen.
Caught up with le tour stage 2 to mûr de bretagne.

Wednesday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3750 steps.

July

Thursday morning grey 12 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Cut the back grass.
Caught up with le tour stage 3 to pontivy.
Evening ukulele session (7).
After sunset hedgehog in the back garden.

Friday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Caught up with le tour stage 4 to fougères.
Caught up with le tour stage 5 to laval.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3838 steps.

Saturday morning damp grey 16 degrees.
Caught up with le tour stage 6 to châteauroux.
Rain.
Caught up with le tour stage 7 to le creusot.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
A bit of thunder, and more rain.
Evening some heavy rain, more thunder, and a bit of lightning.
Hedgehog in the back garden.
Caught up with bunch of kunst.

Sunday morning damp grey 18 degrees.
A bit of sunshine.
Caught up with a wet day at le tour stage 8 to le grand bornand.

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Sunday afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3375 steps.
Back home before more heavy rain and thunder.
Evening we caught up with pride.

Monday morning damp grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Here we are still going (again).

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We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, in the grey.
3610 steps.
Evening more rain.

Tuesday morning damp grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening caught up with the end only of the killing series 2.
Caught up with another wet day at le tour stage 9 to tignes.
After sunset hedhehog in the back garden.

Wednesday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening rain.

Thursday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Caught up with le tour stage 10 to valence.
Started watching the killing series 3.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday in to work in sunshine.
Lots of new charging points, and none being used.

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Afternoon rain.
Hedgehog after sunset.

Saturday morning grey 15 degrees.
Caught up with le tour stage 11 over mont ventoux 2x to malaucène.
2x circuit 16 mins 31.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Caught up with le tour stage 12 to nîmes.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Evening we caught up with yesterday.

Sunday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 04.

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Sunday afternoon grey, humid with a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3661 steps.
We saw live the extremely brief hop to the edge of space.
Cut the back grass.
Evening rain.

Monday morning grey 15 degrees.

Tuesday morning grey 16 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening caught up with le tour stage 13 to carcassonne.

Wednesday morning sunshine 14 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
Cut the front grass.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
5135 steps.
Conkers on the way.

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Evening finished reading angel stations.

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Hedgehog in the back garden.

Thursday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill, and part way to the lake.
3930 steps.
Caught up with le tour stage 14 to quillan.
Caught up with le tour stage 15 to andorre la vieille.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning off in sunshine 19 degrees.
Caught up with another rainy day on le tour stage 16 to saint gaudens.
2x circuit in the heat 16 mins 13.
Saw a deer crossing the road to the potato field.
Caught up with le tour stage 17 to saint lary soulan.
Afternoon attempted to take the r6 for a refuel, but the battery seems to have failed.
Took the 848 for a ride instead.

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Saturday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
Caught up with le tour stage 18 to luz ardiden.
2x circuit in the heat 15 mins 46.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Some more sancerre reverdy ducroux.

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Afternoon cleaned the car.
Now 135000+.

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Caught up with le tour stage 19 to libourne.
Evening hedgehog in the back garden.
We caught up with naked (again).

Sunday morning sunshine 18 degrees.
Caught up with le tour stage 20 to saint émilion.
2x circuit in the heat 15 mins 37.

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Sunday afternoon cut the back grass.
A bit of shopping at medium tesco.

Monday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
Afternoon hot 31 degrees.
And boris decides to let rip and see just how high he can get this number.

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Tuesday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
Afternoon hot 32 degrees.
Evening caught up with le tour stage 21 to champs élysées.
Caught up with the end of the killing series 3.

Wednesday morning sunshine 16 degrees.
Afternoon hot 29 degrees.
Started reading extinction game.

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Thursday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Afternoon hot 32 degrees.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning a bit grey 16 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine, then a bit grey.
New lithium battery bct9b-fp for the r6 arrived.
Topped it up on the optimate duo.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, stream mostly dried up.
3899 steps.
We saw a couple of green woodpeckers.
Evening cut the back grass.

Windy in the night, but still no rain.

Saturday morning grey 16 degrees.
2x circuit in the strong wind 16 mins 49.
Afternoon a lttle sunshine.
Started fitting the new battery.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch and m+s.

Sunday morning grey 17 degrees and still no rain.
2x circuit 15 mins 52.
A bit of sunshine.
Completed fitting the new battery.

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Sunday afternoon a bit of garage tidying.

Monday morning off with a bit of sunshine 16 degrees.
We loaded up the car and went to the long mynd.
Lots of walkers and now horses up there.
Not much wind, with lots of hot thermals going through.
Couldn't get the stiletto to stay up.
We had a packed lunch instead.
Afternoon got the simply to stay up for 2+ mins, but the wind was dropping off, and swinging round to the N.

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We took the pretty way home through much wenlock and ironbridge.

Tuesday morning a bit of rain at last 16 degrees.
A bit of house tidying.
2x circuit on tyres pumped up at the weekend 15 mins 25.
More rain.
Afternoon a bit of distant thunder.
Put new ma540t strings on the lx1e.

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Evening more rain.

Wednesday morning damp sunshine 16 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 09.
More rain.
Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
More rain.
Later a proper thunderstorm, even some lightning, and lots more rain, and hail.

22 years since we bought the house.

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Thursday morning sunshine 13 degrees.
2x circuit in the wind 17 mins 00.
Took the r6 for a ride and refuel at tiny tesco.
Tuned up the harp.

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Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
A red admiral on the lavender.

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We went for a walk along the oxford canal, and across a wheat field.

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Evening ukulele session (6).

Rain in the night.

Friday morning damp grey 15 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 55.
More rain.
Afternoon more rain.
A bit of shopping at medium tesco.

Saturday morning damp grey 16 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 48.
Afternoon a bit of garden tidying.
Caught up with why don't you just die.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4049 steps.
Christine visited.

August

Sunday morning damp grey 15 degrees.
1x circuit as it started to rain 8 mins 24.

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Sunday afternoon a bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Evening we caught up with wings of desire. Surprised to find nick cave there.

Monday morning still off grey 13 degrees.
2x circuit in the cool sunshine 15 mins 32.
A bit of garage tidying.
Afternoon fitted new mirrors to the gpz, and took it for a ride.

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Tuesday morning grey 14 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 20.
Afternoon setting up the new ds220j nas. Nice and quiet.

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Had a go at improving the rear suspension on the 848, and took it for a ride.

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Wednesday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 26.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
Cut the grass front and back, and bit of garden tidying.

Thursday morning sunshine 14 degrees.
The gpz is 35 today.
2x circuit 15 mins 26.
2x circuit 15 mins 15.
Afternoon rain.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Rain in the night.

Friday morning damp grey and a dead battery in the temperature sensor.
More rain.
A bit of sunshine.
2x circuit in the wind 15 mins 55.
More rain.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, in the windy sunshine.
3568 steps.

Saturday morning sunshine 15 degrees.
Afternoon over to jardine crescent for ego pop up pirates and cirque bijou in the rain.

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A bit of shopping at dunchurch.

Sunday morning grey 15 degrees.
More rain.

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Sunday afternoon read some more extinction game.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3669 steps.
Evening we caught up with edie.

Monday morning damp grey, and no sensor reading again.
Afternoon sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3745 steps.
Evening more rain.
Interesting to see this chart from the ipcc. And this countdown clock.

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Tuesday morning damp grey.
Afternoon sunshine 22 degrees.
Cut the back grass.
Evening caught up with the motogp from styria.

Wednesday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit.
3931 steps.

Thursday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
The original orange getting bigger, lots more coming, and still a few flowers.

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Afternoon sunshine 23 degrees.
Evening more rain.
Ukulele session (5).

Friday morning grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
The orange tree out in the garden sunshine.

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Evening finished reading extinction game.

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Saturday morning grey 15 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 34.
Started reading survival game.

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Afternoon a bit of shopping at medium tesco.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine 17 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 47.

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Sunday afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4354 steps.
Poppies in the potato field (no potato).

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Strawberries coming in the garden.

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Monday morning grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, in windy sunshine.
3847 steps.
Evening we caught up with blithe spirit.

Tuesday morning damp grey 14 degrees.

Wednesday morning damp grey 15 degrees.

Thursday morning grey 14 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3690 steps.
Bees at the lavender.

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Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning damp grey 17 degrees.

Saturday morning grey 18 degrees.
2x circuit as it started to rain 15 mins 14.
Caught up with the end of the missions nonsense series 2.
Afternoon a bit of shopping at dunchurch and m+s.
Evening none of the promised thunder.

Rain in the night.

Suday morning damp sunshine 18 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 28.

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Sunday afternoon we visited the allotment.
New and original (behind tomato) lemon trees doing well in the polytunnel.

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Evening we caught up with stan and ollie.

Monday morning damp grey 16 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3644 steps.
Apples on the way.
Saw a pair of buzzards.

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Tuesday morning grey 12 degrees.
Afternoon cut the front grass.

Wednesday morning grey 15 degrees.

Thursday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning grey 13 degrees.

Saturday morning grey 13 degrees.
2x circuit in the bit of cool sunshine 16 mins 02.
Read some more survival game.

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Afternoon a bit of shopping at mega tesco.

Evening we went out to see where the music was coming from.
Some festival going on over the hill at the big house, and a chap with a guitar at the pub.
5503 steps total.
We caught up with life of crime.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine 14 degrees.
Caught up with some more reading, including beabadoobee.

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Sunday afternoon grey 17 degrees.
A bit of tidying up.
2x circuit 15 mins 44.
Evening we started watching vigil.

Monday morning off grey 13 degrees.
Caught up with some more reading, including wolf alice.
2x circuit 15 mins 35.
Afternoon looked up how to adjust the shimano gear shift, adjusted the end stop, and got gear 5 back.
Cleaned the car a bit.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4415 steps.

Tuesday morning damp grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon caught up with the motogp from silverstone.

September

Wednesday morning damp grey 14 degrees.

Thursday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
Evening ukulele session (4).

Friday morning off grey.
Down the m40, m25, m4 to brockwell park for the wide awake festival.
Stopped for coffee at beaconsfield services.
Fun to go over the hammersmith flyover again.
Used just park to park nearby.
We ate our packed lunch before going through security.
Arrived in plenty of time to see idles on the main stage, in sunshine.
It's been a long time.

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The rest of the line up not very inspiring.
Saw a bit of fenne lily at the so young magazine open tent stage.

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Getting a bit too warm in the sunshine, we had a rest in the trees.
We had some expensive cheesy chips.
Saw a bit of dry cleaning at the moth club stage.

Interesting to see the fairytale buildings of the centre on the horizon in the haze.

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I wanted to see slift, but getting a bit bored with the site, and not wanting any of the ridiculously expensive food, we decided to leave.
We had a quick look at the lido and had coffee and pizza at the 400 rabbits café.

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Another long journey back, crawling through W london, crossing the river at battersea bridge.

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We stopped at S oxford services for coffee and cookie.
Home about 23:15.
9713 steps.

Saturday morning grey 15 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 10.
Nice to have gear 5 back.
Afternoon a bit of shopping at dunchurch and other tesco.

Sunday morning sunshine 16 degrees.
2x circuit in the warm sunshine 15 mins 22.
Afternoon finished survival game.

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Cleaned the car.
Took the r6 for a ride.

1w missing due to oxford
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1w late due to oxford.

Monday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon hot sunshine, strawberries coming.

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We went for a walk up the hill, and part way to the lake. 27 degrees, the corn high.
3993 steps.

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Evening started reading doomsday game.

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Tuesday morning grey 13 degrees.
Afternoon hot sunshine 30 degrees.

Wednesday morning grey 15 degrees.
Afternoon hot sunshine 29 degrees.
Evening we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4061 steps.

Rain in the night.

Thursday morning grey 15 degrees.
Evening we caught up with the end of rick and morty series 5.
Ukulele session (7).

Friday morning off grey 18 degrees.
Down the m40, a34 to oxford parkway to stay the night at exeter college.
We got room 5 on staircase 7, next to the chapel, looking out on turl street and the front quad.

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Lovely conker tree at jesus college almost reaching the windows over the road.

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Back down the creaky wooden staircase, and out into the street, where we could see the windows we had opened as far as they would go, on the 2nd floor.

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Back onto broad street for lunch + espresso at italiamo, that we had spotted on the way in.
A nice garden at the back, but we sat at a table on broad street.

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Planning on going to the E in the evening, we headed W.
Down friars entry, finding organic deli, then gloucester green market, george street.
Back up george street mews footpath to the westgate area.

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Surprised by the changes, as it has been extended back to where the car park used to be.
Many shops I had only seen in london before, including paul.

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Took the open air escalator into the sky, and the roof level.

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Mostly eating places up there, but to the S you can see open countryside.

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We descended to ground level and out to the S, seeing a little of the castle mill stream.
It started to rain a little, and we headed E, then N up st aldate's.
Stopped for coffee at the independent cafe, which seems to have lost its connection to alice's shop.

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We decided to walk across the front of christ church, along broad walk, rather than go back to high street.

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The spire of st mary's church in the distance through the trees, and merton college.

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We had a look over the fence at the botanic garden.

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We asked if it was going to be free for open doors - apparently not.

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Back up high street, we had a look inside st mary's church.
My watch was desperately trying to tell me something, while we were in there, apparently 10000 steps.

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We went back to the room for a rest and a snack.
Strange red grass and passion fruit in the flower beds next to the chapel.

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Headed E for the evening.
Down high street again, past magdalen college, over the bridge, to the cape of good hope, and up cowley road.
Found the ultimate picture palace easily enough, but a bit too late for a sit down meal, we had a takeaway on the bench opposite, italian again.
We saw zola.

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Strange to be in oxford after dark again, and staying the night.
Back up along the bright lights of high street, passing queen's college lit up. Also lincoln college church/library nicely lit up in turl street.
17418 steps.

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Noise in the night from revellers returning.

Saturday morning sunshine.
Again, strange to wake up in oxford.
Conkers and turl street outside the window.

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Over to hall for an excellent breakfast.
Saw the college cat.

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The chapel in a different light.

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We checked out, and went to do some open doors, initially in broad street.

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Nice wildflower meadow section in the garden of trinity college.

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Some sort of graduation event going on at the sheldonian theatre.

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On to radcliffe square.

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Down high street again, planning on doing some more colleges, but st edmund hall and queen's were closed.
We went up queen's lane, wondering if there was another entrance, but no, emerging at the hertford college bridge.

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Up parks road, through the lamb and flag passage, seeing the conker tree again.

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We had a bit of a rest in st giles, to decide where to go.
Headed through little clarendon street, looking for lunch, then up walton street.
Sad to see the freud building/café closed.

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We passed the other small cinema, the phoenix picture house.
Had a quick look at st sepulchre's cemetery.
Lunch at branca.

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Back down walton street to have a look at the cohen quad, especially the auditorium with the glulams.

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Back to broad street for a quick look, coffee and lemon cheesecake in blackwell's.

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A quick look at the market.
Saw some info on the hoardings outside the new jesus college northgate expansion.
Back on the bus.
10400 steps.
A bit of shopping at N oxford sainsbury's.
Mince pies in the shops already.
Home at 17:00.

Sunday morning sunshine 12 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 26.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, as it started to rain.
3876 steps.

Monday morning dark 14 degrees.

Tuesday morning dark 14 degrees.
Steady rain.
Evening caught up with the motogp from aragon.
Caught up with most of mortal engines.
We caught up with the welcome return of alma's not normal.

Wednesday morning dark 16 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Evening went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3394 steps.

Thursday morning dark 12 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Went for a walk up the hill, and part way to the lake.
3777 steps.
Evening ukulele session (7).

Friday morning dark.
Afternoon christine visited.
Evening caught up with the end of the watch.

Saturday morning grey 14 degrees.
Into town in hazy sunshine to drop off carol for pirates.
A bit of shopping at morrisons.
Afternoon back into town to see the pirates, on the fake grass.

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Sunday morning grey 15 degrees.
Rain.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3837 steps.

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Monday morning dark 11 degrees.
Afternoon warm sunshine 19 degrees.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Evening caught up with the motogp from misano.

Tuesday morning dark 10 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Cut the grass front and back.

Wednesday morning dark 8 degrees, and equinox.
Afternoon sunshine 20 degrees.
We went for a walk up the other hill.
4530 steps.
The sweet chestnuts are almost ready.

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Evening caught up with only you.

Thursday morning dark.
In to work.
Afternoon warm sunshine.
A bit of shopping at morrisons.
Top down on the way home.
8216 steps.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning dark 10 degrees.
A bit of full moonlight casting shadows.
Afternoon sunshine.
No radio times again.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3769 steps.

Saturday morning grey 17 degrees.
2x circuit 16 mins 01.
Plums ripening outside the round window.

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Afternoon radio times turned up 4d late.
Cleaned the car, and swept the drive a bit.
Evening a bit of shopping at dunchurch, on the way to the bull inn at clifton on dunsmore to see rugbylele.

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Sunday morning grey 17 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Took the 848 for a ride and refuel queue, ending up at market harborough.

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Rain in the night.

Monday morning 1w off grey.
Caught up with the end of vigil.
Sunshine later.
Swept the drive a bit more.
Afternoon took the 848 for an mot, getting rained on a bit on the way home.

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Evening the welcome return of the goes wrong show.

Tuesday morning grey.
Afternoon took the car for a refuel (short) queue and a bit of shopping at tiny tesco.
Into town to meet up with carol and christine.
More rain.

Wednesday morning sunshine.
Down the a46, a429, fosse way to moreton in marsh to have a look at sezincote.

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Some sort of temporary structure being put up for an event, past the house.
We walked past it around the tennis courts and up the hill, past the dionysus urn.

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We ate our packed lunch on the bench overlooking the house.
Cafe not open.
We walked over to the tree house and the monument beyond.

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Down to the orangery (actually the closed cafe).

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An actual orange tree outside.

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A proper photo of the elephants.

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We also had a look at the upper and lower gardens.

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Cows at the top of the hill.

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We stopped for coffee and cake at the cotswold food store.
Home about 16:00.
4153 steps.
The radio times arrived only 1d late.

Thursday morning rain 11 degrees.
Afternoon we went out to lunch with christine at the abbey field.
A bit of shopping at waitrose.
More steady rain.
Evening ukulele session (6).

October

Friday morning damp sunshine 17 degrees.
2x circuit in the strong wind 15 mins 51.
Turned the heating on.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit in the breezy low sunshine.
4002 steps.

Saturday morning grey 11 degrees.
2x circuit in the cold wind 15 mins 36.
More rain.
Afternoon more rain.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Evening we caught up with the end of back to life series 2, then animals.

Sunday morning damp sunshine 13 degrees.
Pumped up the tyres for 2x circuit in the cold windy sunshine 15 mins 23.

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Sunday afternoon cut the grass front and back.
Evening we caught up with rocketman.

Monday morning dark 12 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine and rain.

Tuesday morning dark 17 degrees.
Afternoon out to boots for a flu jab, having to pump up a car tyre.
A bit of shopping at m+s and morrisons.
Caught up with the motogp from austin.
Evening more rain.

Wednesday morning dark 19 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine, carol took the car to get the tyre sorted.
The sweet chestnuts starting to open.

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We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4188 steps.

Thursday morning dark 17 degrees.
Went in to work.
Afternoon refuel and a bit shopping at tiny tesco.
Evening ukulele session (5).

Friday morning dark 18 degrees.
An owl hooting outside, maybe in the garden.
Afternoon grey.
No radio times again.

Saturday morning sunshine.
Afternoon the radio times arrived 4d late.
The plums now ripe outside the round window.

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A bit of shopping at mega tesco.
Pumped up the tyres and took the r6 for a ride.

Sunday morning sunshine 17 degrees.
2x circuit 15 mins 30.

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Sunday afternoon a bit of home and garage tidying.
Took the fujin for a short ride 5 mins 16.
Evening 2 owls hooting outside, and the bells.

Monday morning dark 9 degrees.
Evening interesting to hear about superfluid dark matter.

Tuesday morning dark 10 degrees.
Afternoon damp.
The radio times arrived on time.

Wednesday morning dark 11 degrees.
Went in to work.
Afternoon sunshine.
6239 steps.

Thursday morning dark 12 degrees.
Afternoon grey.
The wyken pippin apples are starting to fall, there were 4, now only 2 left on the tree.

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Ate the fallen apple, ok if a bit too small.
Other apples doing better.

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Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning dark 12 degrees.
Went in to work.
Afternoon sunshine.
7240 steps.

Saturday morning grey 9 degrees.
2x circuit in the cold sunshine 15 mins 14.
New lemon trees coming, from a waitrose organic lemon.

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The 1st orange is now orange.

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We went down the m6, a446 to mark's home for a 5h ukulele session (7).
Returned home in the dark down the a5, under a bright moon.
Home about 19:20.

Sunday morning rain 15 degrees.

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Sunday afternoon picked some of the plums.
Evening finished doomsday game.

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We caught up with mona lisa.

Monday morning dark.
Afternoon more rain.
Evening started reading the reality dysfunction.

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Tuesday moring dark.
Went in to work in the rain.
Afternoon damp and grey.
Evening we caught up with the end of alma's not normal.

Wednesday morning dark heavy rain.
Afternoon some very close, loud thunder and lightning, including a momentary dip in mains power.
The radio times arrived 1d late.
Sunshine later.
Evening we went to see macbeth at the albany theatre.
Saw a deer on the way home.
Home about 22:00.

Thursday morning off in damp sunshine 9 degrees.
A bit of garage tidying.
Afternoon took the monster for an mot.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning off cold sunshine 8 degrees.
A squirrel eating a plum outside the round window.

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Afternoon interesting to hear more about frida kahlo.
A bit of shopping at morrisons, a refuel at tiny tesco, then in search of volvic at medium and mega tesco, finding only 3 bottles.

Saturday morning grey 11 degrees.
Caught up with an ogwt session by janis ian including the wonderful at 17.
A bit of shopping at dunchurch - actual volvic 6 packs.
Afternoon carol picked some more plums.
We went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
4491 steps.
We picked 2 of the other apples.
The acer starting to go red.

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Sunday morning grey 10 degrees.
Some of the picked plums.

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2x circuit in cold windy sunshine 15 mins 46.

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Sunday afternoon a bit of rain.
Checked the gpz ready for an mot.
A bit of garden tidying.
More rain.

Owls hooting in the night.

Monday morning dark 13 degrees.
Afternoon sunshine.
Went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge.
3316 steps.
Evening caught up with the motogp from misano.

Tuesday morning dark 12 degrees.
The radio times arrived on time.
Afternoon took the gpz for an mot.

Wednesday morning dark 16 degrees.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit, over the bridge, through autmun leaves and wood smoke.
Some nice plums by the side of the road.
3868 steps.

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Back home the grape vine turning a nice colour.

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Evening we started watching the outlaws.

Thursday morning dark 14 degrees.
Afternoon grey.
Evening ukulele session [5].

Rain in the night.

Friday morning dark 15 degrees.
Went in to work in light rain.
Afternoon heavy rain.

Saturday morning grey rain 14 degrees.
Sunshine later.
Afternoon a bit of shopping at dunchurch.
Heard a jet coming, and briefly saw a vampire fly over the car park.
Evening we went into town to meet up with christine.

End of bst.

Sunday morning rain 15 degrees.
Good to hear greta thunberg talking about cop26.
Afternoon windy sunshine.

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Sunday afternoon went for a walk around the village circuit in the windy sunshine, past puddles, flooded fields, fallen branches, and halloween decorations.
3454 steps.

November

Monday morning dark.
Afternoon a bit of sunshine.
We went for a walk up the hill, and over to the plum tree, getting rained on a bit.
3560 steps.

Tuesday morning dark.
Afternoon sunshine, and a bit of rain.
The radio times arrived on time.
The grape vine a nice colour over the garage.

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Wednesday morning dark, 2 degrees outside the car.

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Went in to work.
A bit of shopping at morrisons.
4065 steps.

Thursday morning dark, 4 degrees outside the car.
Went in to work.
A bit of shopping at tiny tesco.
Evening ukulele session (5).
1345 steps.

Friday morning dark and frosty, -2 degrees outside the car.

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Went in to work.
Evening good to hear greta thunberg protesting about the honesty and lack of progress at cop26.
5660 steps.

Saturday morning grey.
A bit of home tidying.
Afternoon went for a walk around the village cirecuit, over the bridge, in light rain.
3083 steps.
The acer now a proper red.

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Evening fireworks.

Sunday morning a bit of sunshine.
A bit of shopping at mega tesco.

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Sunday evening more fireworks.

Monday morning dark.
Evening caught up with portrait de la jeune fille en feu.

Tuesday morning dark.
Went in to work.
Afternoon an expensive refuel at tiny tesco.
Evening caught up with the motogp from portimão.

Wednesday morning dark.
Went in to work.
The radio times arrived 1d late.

Rain in the night.

Thursday morning dark.
Afternoon we went for a walk around the village circuit.
3887 steps.
The acer again.

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Evening ukulele session (3).

Friday morning dark.
Went in to work.

Saturday morning grey damp.
A bit of home and garden tidying.
Went for a walk around the village circuit in breezy sunshine.
3136 steps.
Afternoon 2x circuit in the low sun 15 mins 58.

Owls hooting in the night.

Sunday morning grey.
2x circuit 15 mins 50.

Afternoon tuned the harp.

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A lot of shopping at dunchurch before dusk.

Of course cop26 was a failure.
Back in august the climate clock was saying we would hit +1.5 by 2033 february.
It is now saying 2032 april.

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Sunday evening we went to see uogb at warwick arts centre.
Home about 22:30.

Monday morning off grey damp.
2x circuit in sunshine 15 mins 30.
A short power cut.
Afternoon had a bit of a go at the mixer in the motu 828 to balance up the bass and guitar.

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A bit of shopping at morrisons.

Tuesday morning dark.
The radio times arrived on time.
Afternoon went for a walk around the village circuit before dusk.
3475 steps.
Caught up with the motogp from valencia.
Caught up with man of steel.

Wednesday morning dark.
A bit of sunshine later.

Thursday morning dark.
Went in to work.
Evening ukulele session (6).

Friday morning dark.
Went in to work.

Saturday morning grey.
Afternoon a bit of shopping at mega tesco in low sun.
Home at dusk.

Sunday morning cold sunshine.
The orange tree doing well by the front door.

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Carol collected the 2 lemon trees home from the polytunnel before it gets cold.