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sheepnik

@sheepnik@toot.wales

Perpetually earwormed, easily amused 40-something. More of a sheep-poster than a shitposter. (There's a slightly more serious bio in my pinned posts, if you're really interested.)

Follows locked to reduce spam, but I will usually approve requests. I don't usually follow people with blank profiles, excessive boosting or lots of politics. I much prefer to see a person's (anonymous or not) posts than lots of links. DMs open to people I follow only.

Mid-Wales, UK.

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RolloTreadway , to random
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ARRRGGHHHH WORK

and fuck meetings

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Oh no. I'm sure no one would blame you if you logged off now and somehow never managed to log in again.

RolloTreadway , to random
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Was preparing myself for the 11am meeting, getting some tea, getting myself in the right frame of mind etc.

And only now do I realise that it's 1pm, not 11am.

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Arrrrrrgh.

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sheepnik OP ,
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(I don't normally boost my own posts, but I think this gorgeous creature deserves it.)

RolloTreadway , to random
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Morning everyone. Happy solstice to those who celebrate!

Earworm this morning is Beat the Clock by Sparks. Which is very catchy and will probably be in my head for days.
https://youtu.be/JoMCip83GZ4

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Morning, and happy Solstice to you too. How are you doing today?

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Oooff, that's not a good way to start the day. I hope you start to feel a bit better as the day goes on.

I think I might be heading to a little coffee stand at a bay that's at the end of some very winding little roads, but that will probably be the extent of the adventures today. To be honest, I'm quite happy with having just little trips out, and then coming back to the cottage and enjoying the space here. I'm getting lots of reading done, and there's always the view.

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Morning everyone. It seems that summer is due to arrive here today. Should take myself for a walk; I slept through the night (albeit with a bit of stress in the dreaming) so shouldn't feel too bad.

Hope everyone is doing well.

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Morning. Enjoy summer when it comes - it'll be good to get some sun and warmth in your bones. I hope it lasts more than a day.

It seems to be a nice day here again. No idea what the plan is for today. More staring at the view and watching the sheep probably.

Have a good day.

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Someone just came to the house canvassing for my local Tory MP.

I couldn't help myself, I started laughing.

He left.

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway That is the only sensible and possible response.

Last time round, when some fairly young Tory canvassers came to my door, I said something like "Absolutely no way" and closed the door or them.

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Let's hope they get a similar reaction from many more people.

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"Sure you could take photos of the beautiful scenery, but have you ever seen a gull as bright and handsome as me? Why not take a picture of me instead"

sheepnik OP ,
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@RolloTreadway Definitely. I think three other groups came along while I was there and took photos of it, and it was calm as anything.

RolloTreadway , to random
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Morning all. Kids next door are being very noisy in the morning lately. Good job I don't sleep late enough for it to wake me up. Nevertheless, I do wonder what's got into them. Childhood, probably.

My morning earworm is These Hands by The Young'uns, which tells the story of Sybil Phoenix, who has devoted her life to helping youngsters in Deptford, in the face of appalling racism. https://youtu.be/aCCvUUoA7Fg

sheepnik ,
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@RolloTreadway Morning. I generally like kids, but I'm glad I don't have to live in close proximity to them, especially when you can't tell them to quieten down. The neighbour kids are probably overhyped from the long days / short nights.

I got woken up by something skittering in the chimney this morning, which was quite disturbing until I worked out what it was (a bird of some kind.)

Hope your day goes ok.

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Bun / Tea / View

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  • sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway (Heh, thanks.)

    sheepnik , to random
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    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what this is?

    sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway that's a very perceptive guess. Wrong, but perceptive.

    sheepnik , to random
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    Here's the view for this afternoon.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway I'm all snuggled up with a throw over my legs and a hoodie on, so quite cosy.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway Having a nice place to be in can make all the difference when on holiday and there's crap weather. I'm quite enjoying watching the waves of rain come in and then the sun making feeble attempts to come out.

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    Here's a nicely dramatic Irish beach for you.

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    Same beach, totally different weather.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    The clouds and sky over the beach were totally ridiculous.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    Morning everyone. Had a rubbish night, didn't sleep nearly enough. Restless legs and bad dreams. Hope everyone is doing better than me.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Morning. Hope you have a better day after a bad night. Any plans for today?

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Take it easy if you can. No need to push yourself if you're not feeling good.

    It's a gentle exploring kind of day. Went for coffee in a nearby town, then about to go for a walk on the beach. It's a very blowy day, so I don't know how long that walk will last.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Just got back, and feel and look thoroughly windswept, and I'm slightly damp around the edges. It was a lovely beach though.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    Ugh. Been procrastinating this morning, so I've got way too much to do in the rest of the day. Why did you all let me procrastinate? Yes, I'm blaming you, I'm not going to blame myself. :ablobcatangel:

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway It's Friday, which is naturally a very procrastinatory kind of day.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    I am in bed. Windows are wide open and I'm listening to the heavy rain outside. Send your best wishes that I sleep okay tonight.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Sleep well my friend.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    Today has been way too hard.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Hope things have eased up for you by now, and you can have a nice relaxed evening.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway

    Glad to hear things are a bit better now.

    The journey was fine - no hold-ups at all, except for meeting a lorry on the narrow lane to the cottage. The weather was absolutely foul for the first hour or so, but brightened up nicely.

    I think the next day or so will be spent staring at the view and recovering, and then it will be time for exploring.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway Just about two weeks, so lots of time for chilling and exploring, as the weather allows.

    sheepnik ,
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    @RolloTreadway There's also plenty of time for shouting Sheeeeeep at the neighbours.

    sheepnik , to random
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    Gotta take full advantage of the the premium lounge goodies.

    sheepnik , to random
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    I'm on a boat! Though I won't be moving for a while.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    Now approaching land on the other side of the water.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway it's been beautiful, which was a relief as the past couple of days have been quite windy. Not sure it's going to be so nice tomorrow when I'm heading across the country, but I certainly can't complain today.

    sheepnik , to random
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    Tune of the day

    Dean Parrish - I'm On My Way

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9ONt6D2noA

    sheepnik OP ,
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    @RolloTreadway Thank you! Just arrived at the ferry port, and now have about an hour and a half till we sail. The weather has been just about perfect - mostly dry with just a few light spots of rain - and not too bright, and neither hot or cold really.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    I was outside. Came back in to hear my phone ringing. I missed the call, saw three calls back-to-back from Mum.

    Hurriedly called her to see what the emergency was.

    What does she say when she picks up the phone? "Oh, I'll call you back." And then hangs up. And then eventually calls me back a while later. Just wanted to know exactly when I was going to visit (which is still several weeks away). Ffs. Does that really need all that much fuss?

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    @RolloTreadway it's a parent thing - my dad does a similar thing.

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    @RolloTreadway My favourite is being asked what I want for dinner a week in advance. How on earth am I meant to know what I'll want to eat after a day of travelling a week in the future?

    sheepnik , to random
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    NOW my out of office is on, and my work laptop is off for the rest of the month.

    sheepnik OP ,
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    And here begins the fun of trying to work out what to pack for two weeks in the west of Ireland in June. Going by the current forecast, all the things.

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    @RolloTreadway Good plan, and If I put wheels on it I can tow it behind my car.

    RolloTreadway , to random
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    Morning everyone. I dreamt about sleeper trains as a metaphor for death. No, I'm not entirely sure what that means either.

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    @RolloTreadway Morning. I can see how that might work, though it's perhaps not an idea that I'd want to explore in great detail, especially if I were planning to travel by sleeper train.

    I dreamt about being in the office and trying to print things ready for posting, including cardboard backed envelopes. Guess what I have to do today (amongst other things.)

    Hope your day isn't so tiring as yesterday.

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    @RolloTreadway Maybe look at it as being reborn as a happy and relaxed person in a land of deep blue skies and late summer warmth then

    I'm not planning on staying in the office any longer than I need to. I've been putting it off for ages, what with one thing and another, but I have to do it today or it'll be after my holiday before I can go again. At least managed to reschedule the dental hygienist appointment that I was meant to have today.

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    @RolloTreadway I'm heading off tomorrow! Normally I would try to leave a bit of time between working and travelling, but it didn't quite work out that way this time round.

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    @RolloTreadway Don't worry, I will be trying my hardest to avoid any serious work if I possibly can.

    sheepnik , to random
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    Hmmm, I wasn't really thinking about the fact that my tastebuds aren't all the way back to normal when I decided to make pasta sauce for tea tonight. It'll be an interesting meal.

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    @RolloTreadway Would I even be able to tell though? Mostly I've either not been able to taste things at all, or I could taste really strong flavours, but more subtle tastes have just not existed. Things are more normal now, but I'm aware that my usual tasting and adjusting as I cook won't work so well.

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