Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 921656 times)

barakta

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6975 on: 04 February, 2022, 10:35:04 pm »
That's not small. I know how hard it is to get money for charities, so well done!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6976 on: 24 February, 2022, 08:18:59 am »
My kitchen spork just snapped in two while I was washing it up. This is GN because I don't like sporks – hence it being demoted from spork duty to fishing out tea bags – and now I can get rid of it.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6977 on: 17 April, 2022, 06:34:01 pm »
As of today, my Dear Wife and I have negotiated, mostly amicably, 46 years of being married to one another. We are celebrating with a curry, to be delivered soon.
I want to surf the zeitgeist to where it’s all happening

ElyDave

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6978 on: 17 April, 2022, 09:58:05 pm »
My kitchen spork just snapped in two while I was washing it up. This is GN because I don't like sporks – hence it being demoted from spork duty to fishing out tea bags – and now I can get rid of it.
Buy a Ti spork, I've not managed to break, bend or burn mine yet
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6979 on: 18 April, 2022, 10:58:40 am »
Whatever it's made of, it's still a spork.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6980 on: 29 April, 2022, 07:32:24 pm »
We came home from holiday to half a kitchen (working sink, washer and hob) already which was a lot more than I was expecting...
And therefore Pingu was happy to make a piña colada  :smug:
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Basil

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6981 on: 05 May, 2022, 02:34:18 pm »
Yesterday was Wednesday not, as I thought, Thursday.  Which means that following my negative test this morning, I will be attending the theatre tomorrow.
Assuming another -ve test in the morning.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6982 on: 19 May, 2022, 08:03:10 pm »
We've cast off the plague and the plumber came back today with the sparky so new! Improved!  Kitchen! Is now finished.
Hurrah!

(Apart from me needing to paint and get flooring.
Honestly, what sort of git decides to paint the ceiling magnolia? I hate painting ceilings).
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6983 on: 22 May, 2022, 10:37:22 am »
I can finally watch Eurosport Player on my TV.  Last year I could not do this because ARM processors were not supported. I assume it was done because a lot of people with new Apple computers complained. Up until now I ran it on my PC which connects to my TV. A waste of electricity.

Clare

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6984 on: 15 July, 2022, 10:04:01 pm »
The Rio Bravo is one mile from Tauranga  :D

Clare

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6985 on: 15 July, 2022, 10:52:55 pm »
aaand it’s moored.

Yay, clothes, bikes, a desk, my wave stool, a bed, MY mug all within reach. Just need to clear customs now.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6986 on: 15 July, 2022, 11:29:38 pm »
Happy days!
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Clare

  • Is in NZ
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6987 on: 26 July, 2022, 06:47:52 am »
The container reached Auckland two days ago.

Apparently it is still on the train.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6988 on: 28 July, 2022, 10:00:41 pm »
Out of office is on. We've had a piña colada and are off to Belgium tomorrow.
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Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6989 on: 28 July, 2022, 11:30:26 pm »
It's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

ElyDave

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6990 on: 29 July, 2022, 05:51:40 am »
What could possibly go wrong?

Enjoy Belgium
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6991 on: 29 July, 2022, 08:08:22 am »
The container reached Auckland two days ago.

Apparently it is still on the train.

And how is paradise?

New Zealand is one country that I really wish that I'd made it to. 

Clare

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6992 on: 29 July, 2022, 08:27:30 am »
Currently it is cold and wet.

Really enjoying it here, much more laid back than in the UK and the coffeeannacaek culture is bloody marvellous.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6993 on: 29 July, 2022, 08:45:55 am »
Currently it is cold and wet.
...


Just how I like it.  👍😎

Clare

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6994 on: 29 July, 2022, 08:52:12 am »
Have a good trip, Pingus, enjoy much beer.

Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6995 on: Today at 12:28:03 am »
Belated ta  :) We had beer and pastries and sun and wind for our hills :)

Gattopardo

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6996 on: Today at 12:35:25 am »
Have spent many hours commenting on Mrs Pingu posts on social media.

Mainly demanding statistical data.  Looking at the data, low number of ice cream per/km, low desserts/cake per/KM while the beer l/km were surprisingly less than many a frugal vehicle ;)

Clare

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6997 on: Today at 02:03:04 am »
Belated ta  :) We had beer and pastries and sun and wind for our hills :)

Sounds marvellous.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6998 on: Today at 08:45:51 pm »
Have spent many hours commenting on Mrs Pingu posts on social media.

Mainly demanding statistical data.  Looking at the data, low number of ice cream per/km, low desserts/cake per/KM while the beer l/km were surprisingly less than many a frugal vehicle ;)

Defo less beer/km than previous years. Not sure if that's a comment on how many places we used to go that are closed now or we're getting old and past it. Or both.
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