Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 851296 times)

Basil

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6950 on: 28 June, 2021, 08:38:11 pm »
Step away from the milk.
:)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6951 on: 28 June, 2021, 08:52:31 pm »
My god, but houses are selling fast.  ....

Indeed.  A friend decided to put theirs up for sale at Easter, and by the time it hit the estate agents (for me to have a nose) they'd not only got a buyer but had also got a new place planned.  About two days I think.  Bearing in mind that was England not Scotland, where the laws are different, and all the lawyer delays/surveys/etc - all of which need to be posted via Royal Snail (despite office being a 5 min walk away) - I understand that they have now completed and moved.

Compared to last time I moved when it took me over 18 months to find this place, and multiple collapsed chains on trying to sell the old house.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6952 on: 21 July, 2021, 05:47:15 pm »
Hooray, we have binding contracts for both sale and purchase. I can start doing all the boring admin shit now.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6953 on: 21 July, 2021, 05:49:02 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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archy

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6954 on: 21 July, 2021, 07:13:32 pm »
I’ve just booked a weekend away in North Yorkshire at the end of April. I’m going to get fitted for boots at Alt-Berg. First time we’ve been away from home for about 6 months (our Christmas trip was cancelled).

We’ll be staying in a posh shepherd’s hut on a farm just north of Richmond...

This sort of thing..


?

That'll be nice.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6955 on: 21 July, 2021, 07:36:59 pm »
I’ve just booked a weekend away in North Yorkshire at the end of April. I’m going to get fitted for boots at Alt-Berg. First time we’ve been away from home for about 6 months (our Christmas trip was cancelled).

We’ll be staying in a posh shepherd’s hut on a farm just north of Richmond...

This sort of thing..


?

That'll be nice.


No, that's a Posh Super-Twat's Hut. I can see where you made the mistake, though...
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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6956 on: 21 July, 2021, 07:37:23 pm »
Hopefully Reg's hut doesn’t come with a gammon-faced pig-botherer-in-residence.
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archy

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6957 on: 21 July, 2021, 08:08:06 pm »
So you are saying that’s not a real shepherd then? What a scam..
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6958 on: 22 July, 2021, 01:01:42 am »
Shepherd, no.  Swineherd, otoh…
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6959 on: 23 July, 2021, 09:32:28 am »
When I discovered, by seeing a van painted with the name of one, that there are firms making brand new shepherd's huts for tourists to sleep in, I realized we had reached peak first-world problem status.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6960 on: 23 July, 2021, 01:37:47 pm »
I have a colleague in Herts who is making them as a sideline.  I suggested he try to flog a few to Camoron.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6961 on: 06 August, 2021, 12:24:32 am »
The charging lead for my fondleslab has decided not to supply voles any more.  “Drat and, moreover, fiddlesticks!” exclaimed Mr Larrington, before remembering that he had recently found in the box of Anbaric String a wall-wart/Lightning wossname, FruitCo devices for the charging of.  Which was mysteriously absent the bag in which it had been transported to Fort Larrington and back the other week.  The only reason that this is not in the “Feckin' Div” thread is because I had a “Eureka!” moment and remembered that I'd taken it out and put it on the shelf over there ^^^^ and not left it in Leafy Surrey before traipsing out to Mr Sainsbury’s House of Toothy Comestibles and spending many ZU on a replacement.

Hurrah!
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Kim

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6962 on: 06 August, 2021, 12:30:51 am »
Fecking' Div thread, anbaric string... that reminds me....
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6963 on: 28 August, 2021, 08:52:27 pm »
Took the massive painting off the alcove wall (the one long term readers will remember ran with water every time it pished with rain).
I was expecting there to be a stain bleeding through the paint but there was not.
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Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6964 on: 08 October, 2021, 03:06:32 pm »
My new Nintendo Switch arrived, so I have something else to entertain me during my enforced isolation. 
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6965 on: 13 October, 2021, 07:44:02 pm »
Severn Trent Water finally settled the outstanding case of my account that's been dragging on since I moved in in March. There was a significant leak by the meter - out in the footway, thankfully, which they fixed.

They took a meter reading in August post-repair and recently, so instead of £580, it turns out I've used about £70-worth since March. Luckily, I'd dug my heels in in April and refused to up my direct debit until they investigated.


I'll be getting a refund of the small overpayment and a £25 goodwill payment for them being twunts.
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barakta

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6966 on: 13 October, 2021, 11:50:28 pm »
£25 is DWP levels of miserly. Well done for holding out and getting them to fix it though.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6967 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:46:00 pm »
Yes, very, but no more was on offer, and they also drastically dropped my monthly DD, so I wasn't going to argue.
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barakta

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6968 on: 15 October, 2021, 01:00:18 pm »
Fair enough. I am well known for telling the DWP to try again when they offer the miserly £25 cos they know full well a court would sting them for much much more.