One thing that the accursed Red Book of Westmarch got right - possibly the only thing now I think of it - is that the Sauron' public utterances are always in poetic form (Mordic Quadrametre is preferred).
So a partial list would include:
Citizenship: 'A soldier of Mordor, the spouse of same or their offspring';* Poetic Skill: Must write own public utterances, or stay very quiet; Good at kissing babies; Age: over thirty; Attitude: totally ruthless.
943 363 There weren't that many Halloween films on Netflix this year. And by that I don't mean horror films. Watching Christmas films doesn't mean I can't wait for it to be Christmas though. Sinterklaas comes first anyway.
★ Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. ★
The Earth laughs in flowers ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"...
Indeed he does ... I shall miss all that this year now that retirement in only hours away. The church wardens are issuing tickets for the Christmas services this year because of government restrictions ... glad to be involved in that ...
Newly Retired priest in the Diocese of Baradurbury, Anglican Church of Mordor.
I don't know what my church is doing at Christmas. Our carol service and Christingle usually attract 600 people over four services so that's out. This year, no singing will be allowed. Hardly anyone will want to do that over Zoom
Yeah it's awful. That's why we tell everyone to mute. When we do the traditional Morning Prayer service, I sing the preces and responses. I ask one other person to unmute and sing the responses and everyone else to mute and sing along. Of course I don't know if they actually do, but I'd be surprised if they didn't.
Our television set is poorly (and it's only just over a year old). If we want to change channels, we have to pull out the power lead, wait ten seconds, plug it in again and then press the channel button. Any attempt at pressing another button on the handset fails until we pull out the power lead and plug it in again. Switching from channel 1 to channel 9 is easy but switching from 9 to 35 requires us to pull out the power lead and plug it in again 26 times.
Sony, from John Lewis. I've just had a look at their website but they only say a 5-year guarantee is available at extra cost. For large electricals like washing machines and fridges, the guarantee is two years.
I just looked at my bank statements, we bought it one year and four days ago
If it has, I can't reach it via the handset. As soon as I remove the power and plug it in again, it reverts to the channel picture. So I can't select menu options.
ETA: I've found the receipt after a long search.
We have four places where we might keep receipts, (a) the yet-to-be-sorted box (where we found the TV operating instructions), (b) the 2019 envelope for small purchases such as toilet seats (to be thrown away in January 2022), (c) the A5 size envelopes of official documents stacked up in the dining room because there's no where else to put them, and (d) the long-term really important documents in the bureau (such as passports). Naturally we scoured the first three places but to no avail and in doing so we found lots of interesting items in the yet-to-be-sorted box (and boring ones everywhere else). It was only by accident, Pat found the receipt in the really-important-documents cubby hole in the bureau, in an envelope marked "5-year guarantee for TV, expires November 2024". Phew, I have almost four years before the guarantee expires.