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Buried treasure was the theme of Heartbeat. Someone had been systematically robbing the deceased which turned out to be the guy who prepared the bodies for viewing. Greengrass and Sgt Blaketon found themselves trapped together in an old family mausoleum following a fall-in. Next was As Time Goes By and then I slept through something else so retired to bed.… Read the rest

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Saturday

The highlight of my viewing was a trip to the North African desert with the nascent SAS. Stirling managed to persuade Generals Richie and Auchinleck that his plan would work and the head of the secret service North Africa had been inventing a new unit and now had some real soldiers to go and get killed or captured to turn the subterfuge into a tangible reality.… Read the rest

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Friday – Cleaning!

Fred Thursday and the Young Morse investigated multiple murders including one in a department store. Naturally, they got their man but several women died at his hands. All because his wife rejected him. It was a good story with references to Fred’s wartime experiences in Italy and a former love. I was eating cauliflower, potatoes and carrots which were particularly tasty.… Read the rest

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Thursday

I visited India and the Good Karma Hospital, then a new murder series I found on iPlayer followed by a crazy WWII drama set in Libya and Egypt during Rommel’s advance. A group of renegades who decide they’re fed up with the slow progress of the war so take things into their own hands and organise a few surprises for Rommel.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

David Jason was involved in a kidnapping but got his man as usual. I then watched the first episode of Vigil which ended up being two episodes as my mouse wasn’t cooperating when I asked it to stop the second episode.

But soon morning was with us although I woke up an hour earlier to put my phone on charge outside.… Read the rest

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Tuesday?

After the excitement of the Christmas meal I settled down to write my blog, eat a little sandwich and watch an episode of As Time Goes By. Bedtime came along so I was soon in the land of nod.

I woke up around three but slept until the alarm. I’d put the collars on the dogs and gone outside when there was a very brief and unexpected shower of rain.… Read the rest

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Krimbo

I fell asleep in front of the box once again so retired to bed early but then woke up around two when I got up for a leak.

The night and morning were mild, still only one vehicle in the car park to begin with but others arrived before the end of the second walk to have an Xmas stroll I presume.… Read the rest

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Christmas Eve

Unforgotten was my main viewing event. So far, a young girl with a broken wrist has been discovered by workers laying new drains in the central reservation of the M1. Fortunately, one of the workers was medically trained so recognised the human pelvis.

This was followed by Accident Detectives where a man fell asleep at the wheel killing a guy waiting in stationary traffic ahead of him on the motorway.… Read the rest

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Longer Day

With my cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and leaks, I watched an episode of The Gentle Touch. There were several stories of which one was of a young, coloured girl, a friend of the son of the principal actor, who was considering joining the police. Her boyfriend was totally against the idea but the girl was quite keen.… Read the rest

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Longest Night

It was pasta with an interesting tomato sauce which included things like garlic, onion, carrot and leek if only I’d remembered to put it in. This was to accompany an enigmatic episode of Lewis followed by some shorts on YouTube. I even managed to stay awake until bedtime!

An extremely short shower temporarily interrupted my slumbers but, having consulted the various forecasting apps, I decided it was safe to go out for a walk at getting up time.… Read the rest

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That Boiler Again

Heavy rain in the evening made TV watching quite difficult at times, even with the volume on high. I was watching Line Of Duty series 6 which is in the iPlayer archives for a year or more. It seems the BBC is less fastidious about VPNs at present as I don’t seem to have much problem connecting.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

Hercule had a difficult couple of murders to solve, one committed a while before. Nevertheless, he got his man like the Mounties. I fell asleep after watching As Time Goes By even though the YouTube documentary was very interesting.

The morning was still and quite mild with plenty of stars in a clear sky. I saw the occasional meteor too.… Read the rest

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One Out, One in

A trip to Yorkshire to be with the brave policemen in Heartbeat. This episode dealt with an unexploded WWII bomb and two deaths as well as evacuation of the village populous to a neighbouring convent where Greengrass was forced into taking a bath. I munched a salad whilst being entertained. Followed by a visit to Gwent to see the police at work investigating a couple of fatal RTIs.… Read the rest

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Monday

Sunday ended with the second part of the Big Bean Fest whilst watching an episode of Spooks followed by the part of The Big Freeze I slept though previously. No revisiting of Post War Berlin on this occasion. There was still time for a couple of episodes of The Good Karma Hospital. Two episodes as it just continued and I didn’t stop it.… Read the rest

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Sunday

Endeavour AKA Young Morse and DCI Thursday investigated a haunting and possible abduction at a private girls’ school. Very scary at times! This as followed by a YouTube film of The Great Freeze of 1963. I missed a bit at the end and was a little confused to find myself in Berlin after the armistice in 1945.… Read the rest

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Another One

My mega-salad wasn’t quite so ‘mega’ as I didn’t have the ingredients I thought I had. I watched the last episode in the current series of DCI Banks where everything ended well. Fresh Fields is still just as amusing.

The forecast had mentioned rain but none fell during the night however, I was outside just completing the final adjustments to Maya’s collar when rain started to fall.… Read the rest

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Two Arrivals!

I watched the science professor telling me about high-tech trainers and then some YouTube. I ate my cauliflower with some potatoes, leeks and carrots. Slightly overcooked as it was left in the pot too long once cooked.

The wind changed to the east during the night but wasn’t blowing that strongly first thing. Our walk was fairly uneventful although the big, fluffy dogs were outside the Slovenian van as I came out with the girls.… Read the rest

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Thursday

I was a little later eating due to one thing or another so my TV viewing was shorter too. Jack Frost investigated a wages snatch which turned out to be more complicated due to family involvement. Sadly, his latest relationships appears to have drawn to a close as his true partner always takes preference. I had some big beans and tomato and watched an episode of BBT to finish off the evening.… Read the rest

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RIP Tony McGeorge

Tony McGeorge died this evening at his home with Ursula at his side.

Tony and Ursula at Houmas restaurant 27 October 2016

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Back in Cornwall with Wycliffe who appears to be getting over the trauma of his gunshot wound. I watched some period piece about prostitution: a stark portrayal of the times. It is now mild so no heating was required.… Read the rest

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Boiler (Again)

I watched The Gentle Touch whilst eating my Φακές. An interesting study of the times with Skinheads and protestors resulting in a ‘murdered’ WPC. A confession was eventually forthcoming and it was in fact, an accident. It was warmer last night so the heating only came on a couple of times during the evening.

With no rain forecast, only a Quick Look was necessary to satisfy myself there was no impending and unreported storm approaching.… Read the rest

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Monday

There was the sound of rain on the roof so I turned off the alarm and went back to sleep. The rain finally stopped around 06:45 so I checked the forecast and got up. There was still the possibility of rain but I thought we’d live dangerously.

Our walk was short, only 45 minutes and no extra for the girls.… Read the rest

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Tiffin

The evening was chilly so the heating went on once the sun went down and we were inside. A little later due to an extended remote support session with Peter Dunkly.

I knocked up some pasta with Vegan Pesto as the pesto was out of date and I couldn’t be bothered with anything else. My viewing choices included BBT and a trip back in time to The Royal, the spinoff of Heartbeat as well as Halt and Catch Fire about the PC evolution.… Read the rest

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Puncture

Mixed viewing but included a visit to a holiday camp with Grantchester and plenty of fun with Luther. Certainly no violets or cannibalism! Luther was as cool as ever, he’s a dude! I ate my cauliflower, peas and potatoes whilst watching.

It seemed quite chilly this morning so I wished I’d put on another layer or even my socks and boots.… Read the rest

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Friday

More detectives, this time Lewis and Hathaway were fathoming out who was responsible for multiple murders, in Oxford of course.

It was raining when I woke up giving me the perfect excuse to go back to sleep. I silenced the alarm and delved back under the covers. There was no excuse come five as the rain had stopped and the natives were becoming restless.… Read the rest

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Thursday

Hercule resolved yet another intriguing murder with so many possible perpetrators in the room. I munched my fakes and wasn’t long before bed

There was no significant precipitation in the night and the rain forecast for the walking hours didn’t materialise. Thankfully. Several vans and a car were parked drably in the beach car park.

The girls met a young Greek dog recently adopted by a German couple in a motorhome.… Read the rest

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Wednesday

I gave BritBox a miss and watched a Perry Mason film which are the same length as a series episode. It was a good story with some interesting twists and characters. The TV movies were made in the eighties with a somewhat larger Perry although Della is still wearing well. The other characters from the original fifties series are, by now dead having made it to the mid-sixties or nineteen seventy in the case of William Hopper who played the part of the Private Investigator.… Read the rest

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Tuesday

I watched an interesting YouTube video by a man building his own Tiny House. As Tiny Houses go, it was quite big but he’d done his research and watched plenty of YouTube videos of others performing the tasks required to complete the project. I found it quite absorbing so went to bed later than usual. Apparently, he has no particular skills although a fine array of woodworking tools at his disposal and a willing helper for some of the two-handed jobs.… Read the rest

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Painting

I ate the second part of my big beans and associated vegetable whilst watching Joe 90 and a further episode of Halt and Catch Fire, the drama about the company trying to clone the IBM PC without infringing their rights, it was a good episode. I followed this with an interesting DW documentary about the Russian conquest of the Arctic on YouTube.… Read the rest

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Active Sunday

I watched Heartbeat and then an interesting YouTube video on the environment until it was time to go to bed.

The night was interrupted by Maya barking at something. Shouting at her didn’t work so I got up suspecting it might have been Iera at the gate. I didn’t see anything, told Maya to shut up and retired back to my boudoir until the alarm.… Read the rest

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Saturday

I enjoyed a great episode of Endeavour then went on to watch BBT and something on YouTube. I managed to stay awake but wasn’t too late going to bed.

I woke at four and we were out just after four-thirty. Cooler than yesterday but also lighter and less windy. The moon was mostly overhead which is very helpful when it’s dark.… Read the rest

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Only Three Weeks

I fell asleep in front of the box having watched the second, very gripping, part of Hunter followed by Young Sheldon, Halt and Catch Fire and something less inspiring on YouTube. Hunter produced a good ending although not everyone was a winner. If you’ve not seen it, you might wish to.

I retired to bed under my clean mosquito net amidst clean sheets.… Read the rest

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