I'm watching "Good Bye, Lenin!" (2003).

A son and daughter perform a deception that the communist DDR is continuing in 1989/90, in an attempt to prevent their deeply socialist mother from suffering another heart attack.

A breakthrough performance by Daniel Brühl.

Absolutely superb film. Highly recommended.

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I saw about 50 people wandering about outside, with their face masks on. Unusual to see so many people with masks outside. Then I realised they were all tourists from the same coach party. I presume, they had to wear masks all the time. Must get tiring.

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O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!

At the end of the film I'm watching, the Westminster Parliament building is blown-up.

That scene always brings a tear to my eye,

On my dog walks I usually meet the same people, again and again, mostly other canine strollers. After January 1st I started seeing lots of new joggers. I've stopped seeing them now.

So much for new year's resolutions.

Currently, listening to Bat Out Of Hell.

RIP Meatloaf.

had a very social last night. She started the walk with Reeva. Then she met Willow. Originally, she didn't get on with Willow, now they are friends. Finally, and best of all, she got to talk to Haggis :blobhearteyes: Haggis was delighted to see Gruoch, too. Best walkies ever.

Weather to-day is great. Another nice doggie encounter, name unknown.

Car insurance renewal time.

My current insurer increased my premium by £30, for the coming year.

I called my current insurer to say I'd got a like-for-like quote from another company, for £30 less. My insurer immediately offered to reduce their quote by £30.

Yeah, funny that.

I accepted their revised quote.

On to-day's met Reggie. Reggie was a chocolate coloured Labrador/Pointer cross. Reggie is a rescue dog from Cypress.

Gruoch really liked Reggie (boy). Fitheach really liked Reggie's owner (girl).

I'm not the only one who likes the Kooliburra Shiraz.

Coo, it is Friday again.

I'm not complaining, but, where has the week gone? For that matter where has January gone? Almost half of January behind us already.

On the bright side, the TV isn't on this morning. I think hostilities have ceased.

I hope you have a nice weekend, whether you are working or not.

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I hadn't realised that was just a battle won, the war continues.

To-day, the TV was on before I arrived. It was tuned to daytime TV. Oh my dog. There must be a lot of brainless people watching this nonsense.

I was "treated" to some breakfast show (missed the name), then Countdown, and lastly some show looking at holiday properties abroad. Thankfully, at this point I was able to escape.

Mankind is doomed.

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Thank goodness I recently purchased that powerbank, as otherwise I would never have managed my commitment to have Heavy Metal ALL DAY, at work. 😃


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One of the great things about being a doggie person is the instant camadarie with other owners. Stopping for chats with people (and dogs) you don't know, striking up friendships with people you meet regularly, and getting waved at just because you have a dog.

It is like being part of an enormous club.

To-morrow will be payback day.

It is going to be Heavy Metal all day.

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