Tuesday, 8th August 2017

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37 responses to “Tuesday, 8th August 2017”

  1. xenium1 says :

    Some old skool blues in the coffee shop this morning. And the sun is shining… 😎

  2. emmachisset says :

    Pissing down here

  3. xenium1 says :

    Woke up this morning. It was pissin’ it down.
    Said I woke up this mornin’. It was pissin’ it down.
    The goddamn weather gone an’ done made me blue again…

  4. Bill says :

    The rain’s forecast to continue through to six o’clock tomorrow morning.

  5. Sleepychow says :

    Rainy rainy rain rain.

  6. fingsaint says :

    Wee willie winkie

  7. emmachisset says :

    got the afternoon off, – to get the boiler serviced,

    on full pay ! 🙂

  8. fingsaint says :

    Oh cool emms, on a couple of levels 🙂

    but good news on the work front, musta-missed that you’d secured a new job -hope it works out better than the last

  9. emmachisset says :

    hi fings,

    been doing it for a couple of weeks, don’t plan making a career out of it, but it’s an improvement on the last one, – should’ve left that one long ago 🙂

    and as a bonus i just found half a glass full of whisky 🙂

  10. xenium1 says :

    Surely that glass is half empty, Emms…

  11. emmachisset says :

    not to me 🙂

    sipping in the dark last night , i thought i’d drunk it, and got on with the wine,

    the huge glass of whisky had got lost in the dark,

  12. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Yeah, rain here too. And I’m still having trouble with the postie/doorbell. I stay in for the post, but then they leave the card saying I wasn’t, and the bell (which definitely seems to be working) hasn’t rung…

  13. neartheclocktower says :

    We had heavy rain this morning and it’s pleasantly cooler now. Teenage visitors arrived this morning. They were on the coast for a while and are glad to be in the city now.

  14. interiorbc says :

    No rain here at all. Still hot and sunny (or would be if it were not so smoky.)
    Crunchy gardens.

  15. neartheclocktower says :

    Oh dear, Inty. I’ll try to send some rain your way.

  16. emmachisset says :

    after a long wait, had a long chat with my electricity supplier…

    .called isupply

    eventually, after much checking of records etc,

    we established that I wasn’t actually a customer of theirs……………i’m with ‘first utility’,

    ah well, 🙂

    that’s paperless billing for you, i just chuck ’em a reading every month and they take money from my bank account, their name meanwhile escaped me

  17. emmachisset says :

    my old electricity contract has run out,

    so am looking for a new one, …………..all i want is cheapest electricity,

    what they offer is donations to charity, 3 free boxes of wine !

    maybe hoping i won’t notice that the cheapest deal now is 20% higher than it was 18 months ago,

  18. xenium1 says :

    Go for the wine! Charity doesn’t solve anything. And you can get pissed…

  19. interiorbc says :

    Thanks clocks.
    Also glad to hear watch made it home.

  20. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Mmm… Coffee with a bit of Amaretto and a slice of Curd Tart.

  21. brusselsexpats says :

    Evening all

    Manneken Pis Ikea style. Nice….

  22. brusselsexpats says :

    Remember I said it was beautiful weather yesterday? Well temperature nosedived from 27°C to 16°C.

    And rain ? Not so much rain as a deluge – almost constant for four or five hours. At least I don’t have to bother watering the flowers.

  23. NuitsdeYoung says :

    Clearly we have the same weather, Bru.

  24. brusselsexpats says :

    Weather was so awful I got out my doorstop book, (Hitler and Stalin Parallel Lives) out and continued reading Stalin’s rise to power. Rather hard going that what with all the various political bodies in the Soviet Union, not to mention the Russian names. However the part where they try to make the German Communist party more powerful was interesting and before the war it did become the most powerful Communist party outside Russia, later going on to form the regime in East Germany.

    Hitler’s rise was a bit more straightforward though I was surprised that much of his initial mainstream support came from farmers who had had a rough deal and that the party was largely financed by the personal donations of its members rather than gifts from rich industrialists as many have thought, though some of them would give anonymously. Only later would Hitler target the bourgeoisie.

    Reading all of this and knowing with hindsight how ordinary people’s lives were affected subsequently gives me enormous respect for those who had to carry the burden of the politicians’ hubris.

    Only another 900-odd pages to go……

    I also have to start The Underground Railroad by C. Whitehead for our literary gathering in a fortnight.

    Have a good evening all.

  25. polly says :

    Evening

    2 assistants in TK Maxx talking about how they could not imagine themself “as an old biddy”. One said she couldn’t cope with the idea of being 20….

  26. polly says :

    The moral of this story is probably don’t go in TK Maxx….

  27. brusselsexpats says :

    Hi Nuits,

    I always call this my “reading weather”, although I always read in bed at nights whatever the temperature.

  28. polly says :

    RIP Glen Campbell. The Wichita lineman is no longer on the line…

  29. polly says :

    “Holidaymaker left stunned when she orders a vegan meal in the Costa Del Sol… and is given a plate of tomatoes and raw onions (that costs £8)”

    She has never been to any of my work events clearly. I was once given a vegetarian meal that consisted of two tomatoes and a few lentils in a hotel.

  30. polly says :

    And the event a couple of weeks ago, where I was given a single small savoury pastry.

  31. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Evening All, late again, bloomin whatsitin broadband ….

    Loved that track, Xen, another one gone.

    I’ve been invited to the midlands for the weekend to meet a sil I’ve never met (she lives in New Zealand). Well, she’s not a sil any more, she divorced one brother at about the same time I divorced another. But the sister sil has kept in touch with us ex-wives, and of course I’m still friends with the one I divorced, the other brother died a little while ago, sadly. The sister sil and her husband throw great parties with endless wine etc, I have seen seemingly sensible grown ups get so p*ssed they fall over. And wee in the garden when the party is in the garden. Not sure whether to go ….

    Inty, we have spare rain, I am wishing it to you.

  32. NuitsdeYoung says :

  33. NuitsdeYoung says :

    This is a great song:
    “At the McDowall County Courthouse, they shot Sid Hatfield down,
    So I’ll meet you on Blair Mountain…”

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