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‘Deadwater Fell’, Set In Scotland, On ‘Acorn’ TV, Is Quite The Yarn, Will Have You Hooked.

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It was good. Very good. First 20-minutes were confusing — & you later realize that it was intentional, cleverly intentional.

Tight. Well woven. Very clever. Some might say it was trite. I found it entertaining & definitely watchable.

Well, just letting you know. Might not be everybody’s cup of tea. But, it sure was mine. Towards the end I had to know how it ended. That doesn’t often happen.


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My Fitness Age Is Now 31. 35-Years Below Actual, Per VO2 Max Measured By A Garmin Fenix 6.

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This is per my new Garmin Fenix 6 which I wear 24×7.

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What cracks me up is that I have a daughter, my eldest, who is 31. So, my fitness age matches her age. Not sure what she will make of that.

I managed to get my VO2 fitness age down by 5 years since May 2020. Trying to avoid COVID has helped.

Well, I am chuffed. Not sure how long I can keep it up — i.e., walking close to 8-miles a day. I am an OLD GUY.

My 14-year old daughter takes my fitness for granted. She expects me to keep up with her. SMILE.

Don’t hate I. I can’t help it. I do like to walk/run. SMILE.


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A Neighbour Is Trying To Trap Something — But I Am Sure It Is NOT My Bear, & Better NOT Be My Bobcat.

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They have had this small (humane) trap out for the last two nights. I took this picture last night on my 11pm walk.

You can see the TWO blue paper dishes with what looks like dog food. There are three of these, but one is in darkness. They are all OUTSIDE of the trap. [This morning, following the quite spectacular thunderstorm we had, the bowls were waterlogged & the trap was still open.]

I assume they know what they are doing. So, will notice that they have draped it in blankets so that the animal can’t see too much of the metal or shape.

I am sure of one thing. It is NOT for MY bear. Trap is too small. That is good. I do NOT want my bear or bears trapped. I am cool with them. I like bears.

My bear — with whom I connected — on May 26, 2020.


It could, however, be for MY bobcat. He/she isn’t that big & this house is sure on its route. I do NOT want to see the bobcat trapped. I am not even sure whether you can legally trap a bobcat. I do not know — & don’t have the time to check. SMILE.

It better NOT be for my bobcat. IF I see it in the trap, I will let it out. SMILE. I am like that.

My bobcat — from June 24, 2020.


Stay tuned. This could be FUN. Smile.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 14, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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The also rans:







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Latest Issue Of ‘National Geographic’ ‘HISTORY’ Magazine Has Very Informative Article On The Dawning Of The Atomic Age.

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I insist on subscribing to the printed versions of BOTH the “National Geographic” & the companion “History” magazines. They are both naturals for I.

I like “History”. They always have multiple articles that catch my attention — & I invariably learn a lot. And that I love.

Good article. Some interesting insights into the politics & one accident. IF this chapter of history intrigued you, you must read this article.


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Take A Gander At These Flowers, I Got YOU Some Doozies — July 13, 2020.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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We lucked out today. A route I hadn’t walked in about 10-days. So new vistas, new flowers. Met a very interesting older gentleman too. Good day. Good walk. Enjoy. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — July 13, 2020.

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Yet Again I Give You Flora Rather Than Just Flowers (For No Extra Charge) — July 12, 2020.

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Yesterday’s flora post was a HIT. Folks liked it. So, I am no fool. I am repeating the formula. Today was WINDY. Very windy. Taking pictures of flowers is a pain in the wind. But, I try. Enjoy. SMILE.


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South Africa BANS Alcohol (Again) In Its Fight Against COVID-19!

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I just happened to hear it on the BBC news, a few minutes ago, during my 11pm walk.

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Prohibition. Wow!

Supposedly to reduce stress on the medical system from alcohol-related issues — so that they have MORE capacity to fight COVID-19.

Seems pretty drastic & dramatic.

Appears they already had a ban earlier this year. I obviously did not hear of that.

Gather the ban was introduced without any lead time so folks cannot stockpile.

I am sure there were those that knew about it & made provisions to make a killing on the blackmarket. I know how South Africa, alas, works.

Just think if this happened here or in the U.K.

I would be screwed without my red wine. SMILE.


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I Am RETURNING My ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’, After Less Than A Day — UGLIEST, UGLIEST Watch I Ever Saw!

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With my OTHER Titanium Fenix 6 (Left)
— which looks pretty classy.


The SOLAR is on the RIGHT.


Garmin Marketing of the Fenix 6 Solar.


In the box, USPS label printed … ready to ship Monday.


On I did NOT get it on a whim. I gave it a LOT of thought. My criteria were simple & defensible:

  1. I wanted Titanium. I decided last year I am going to standardize on Titanium.
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  2. The Solar Titanium is ONLY available in two options: this white one & a black one with a METAL STRAP.
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  3. I hate metal straps. I didn’t want to get a watch, priced $150 more, with a $230 band that I did NOT want (though that is what is now going to happen).
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  4. Garmin featured the white model — as you can see above — so I assumed it would be decent, in person (& it wasn’t).
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As soon as I opened the box I knew I was in trouble! It looked TACKY & terrible. Butt ugly.

I hoped it would grow on I.

It did NOT.

If anything it got worse. It physically repulsed me! It made me ‘sick’ to just look at it. NOT WORTH IT.

It had to go.

Not sure what Garmin is thinking.

This white watch looks like a $5 BLING watch!

It is really tacky.

Yes, my plan is to get the BLACK Titanium. I will keep you posted.


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