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  1. 123-124

    Took a trip down to London, to use up some annual leave and as I'd booked a cheap room on a flash sale some time ago. Because of this, I didn't realise that there was also some football going on at the same time so there were some England and …

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  2. 120-122

    The main event of the (three) week(s) was Collin's wedding. This required a trip back to Lancashire so the Grannywagon got a bit of a blast over the peaks and around the motorways. The perpetual Smart Motorway (i.e. stupid) roadworks along the M6 have moved slightly north so …

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  3. 116-119

    Coming up to the end of outside only pub trading. I'll be glad to be back inside - both as staff and customer. Britain is not really built for al-fresco dining. Several shifts have seen rain, whilst being under a tent does not mitigate cold or wind. It'll still be table …

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  4. 114-115

    The sun visor on the Grannywagon snapped off. I resorted to the internet to find a replacement; the best price I could find was ~£45 from a Suzuki spares dealer. Remembering that Splash was also sold by Vauxhall, re-badged as the Agila II, I searched for the same visor with …

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  5. 111-113

    I've carried on spending money on frivolous items, including: * an iPod touch: on the basis that I'm looking to yeet off the smartphone, but still require something capable of running the bank app for authorising payments. Also; because I'm crap at remembering to sync the mp3 player with the computer …

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  6. 109-110

    Four weeks to go until things start to open up. I probably won't rush to the nearest beer garden, although if there is space in the Red Lion I'll nip a quick one in whilst I change buses on the way home.

    I bought a shaver that was on offer …

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  7. 107-108

    Spring is very much approaching. It's pleasing to be going to the office and returning home in daylight. I'll have to mow the grass soon.

    Twister OS Armbian is working rather competently on the Pinebook. In fact, I'm using it now to type this up. There's a couple of tweaks …

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  8. 105-106

    Walking has been the main non-work activity of late:

    • Circuit of Shipley Country Park - 3 miles. Chilly, although little snow on the ground. Some parts of the water table were making a break for the surface, resulting in mud.
    • Matlock to Clay Cross (specifically, to the pub if it were …
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  9. 102-104

    • Winter is here, now with more snow now that I have moved to higher ground. Nothing mega, the most that's fallen is an inch or so, business was therefore unaffected.
    • Apparently, clearing snow off your car before driving it is such an arduous task so you just leave it on …
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