Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 657821 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1000 on: January 09, 2009, 05:41:51 pm »
I've just been offered some more work - on a Saturday! I've accepted.

It's only an hour a month but it's a nice gentle 9-mile-round-trip commute. First session 7th Feb, with ten G & Ts. (That's Gifted & Talented Children. I prefer ale.)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1001 on: January 09, 2009, 06:18:54 pm »
I've just receive a parcel of goodies in the post. Thank you, Annie! :)

This post(er) may contain traces of sugar ;)

GillP

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1002 on: January 09, 2009, 06:52:51 pm »
I would like to give the NHS a big cheer. (Unusual I know) My eldest went to the docs yesterday afternoon with belly ache, was admitted straight to the hospital and by 11 o'clock last night he was minus his appendix  :-X Couldn't ask for quicker treatment than that.

Amazingly he was discharged this afternoon and is now back in the care of his Dad with another two weeks off work, having just had four weeks off for Christmas  ::-) That's army life for you.




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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1003 on: January 09, 2009, 06:54:59 pm »
I would like to give the NHS a big cheer. (Unusual I know) My eldest went to the docs yesterday afternoon with belly ache, was admitted straight to the hospital and by 11 o'clock last night he was minus his appendix  :-X Couldn't ask for quicker treatment than that.

Amazingly he was discharged this afternoon and is now back in the care of his Dad with another two weeks off work, having just had four weeks off for Christmas  ::-) That's army life for you.






Better out than in!  Both the appendix and your son (less chance of picking up a hospital acquired infection).
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GillP

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1004 on: January 09, 2009, 07:51:06 pm »
I would like to give the NHS a big cheer. (Unusual I know) My eldest went to the docs yesterday afternoon with belly ache, was admitted straight to the hospital and by 11 o'clock last night he was minus his appendix  :-X Couldn't ask for quicker treatment than that.

Amazingly he was discharged this afternoon and is now back in the care of his Dad with another two weeks off work, having just had four weeks off for Christmas  ::-) That's army life for you.






Better out than in!  Both the appendix and your son (less chance of picking up a hospital acquired infection).

That's more or less the same conclusion we came to Reg!

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1005 on: January 09, 2009, 07:54:50 pm »
Gosh.  Best wishes to him.  And a :-* to you.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1006 on: January 13, 2009, 05:12:16 pm »
5-a-side starts again tonight. This is going to hurt but I'm looking forward to playing regularly again. :)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

her_welshness

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1007 on: January 14, 2009, 04:21:39 pm »
Good news - have just handed in my dissertation for my Masters  : )

I have already got my Diploma (in Library & Information Studies) so I hear back at the end of March if I have a fail/pass/merit/distinction. I would settle for a merit, but I think the distinction is a pipe-dream.

Anyway - its all done!

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1008 on: January 15, 2009, 11:28:26 pm »
Good luck with the MA, HW!

My son's remarkably clever girlfriend has a BSc in Psychology (First Class) and recently received her marks in her MA in Jungian Studies (Distinction) which is all the more impressive when one considers that both degrees were from English Universities and English is in fact her 3rd language, being as she is a Finn of Swedish extraction. None of this stops her being full of self-doubt about her abilities.

My good news is that my recent blood tests are "boringly normal" and the methotrexate is giving me a great deal of relief form arthritic pain. Given that my liver and kidney functionality is fine and that my blood cells are being produced in sufficient numbers and in an acceptable ratio (methotrexate can do damage to all of these), perhaps a small celebration is in order.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1009 on: January 16, 2009, 07:55:09 am »
My good news is that my recent blood tests are "boringly normal" and the methotrexate is giving me a great deal of relief form arthritic pain. Given that my liver and kidney functionality is fine and that my blood cells are being produced in sufficient numbers and in an acceptable ratio (methotrexate can do damage to all of these), perhaps a small celebration is in order.

That's great news Wow. I did notice that your post seem to have been pain free for quite a while now. Almost booze free as well, so well done to you and yes indeed, a celebration is certainly in order.

Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1010 on: January 18, 2009, 06:33:49 pm »

I have tickets for World cup track cycling in Cph in February.


David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1011 on: January 20, 2009, 01:27:47 pm »
Got on the scales this morning. 3kg down on the turn of the year!
Either that or the digital scales are bust.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1012 on: January 20, 2009, 02:24:12 pm »
My luggage has arrived!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1013 on: January 20, 2009, 05:50:17 pm »
I am having dinner with Woolly and Peli :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1014 on: January 20, 2009, 06:06:35 pm »
George W Bush is no longer President  :thumbsup: Well... it's Good News isn't it?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1015 on: January 21, 2009, 01:49:03 am »
Indeed it is
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1016 on: January 21, 2009, 11:07:03 am »
If I get off my lazy arse and put in a lap of RP tonight then I'll pass the 10000km mark on the Tempo. (My geared bike has done only 2425.1km).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1017 on: January 21, 2009, 12:42:24 pm »
Last week I got a cheque for £232.31 that I did not expect to have. I like free money.

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1018 on: January 21, 2009, 02:46:03 pm »
I got dressed today, I walked to the farm and consumed a sandwich.  I am now back on the sofa but it is a start.  I am exhausted.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1019 on: January 21, 2009, 02:57:54 pm »
I've been told that the right forks (as distinct from the wrong ones delivered with it) for my new Enigma Etape should arrive tomorrow - or Friday if I'm unlucky. I may actually get to ride it on Sunday, after using it as an ornament for 2 months.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1020 on: January 21, 2009, 08:06:57 pm »
If I get off my lazy arse and put in a lap of RP tonight then I'll pass the 10000km mark on the Tempo. (My geared bike has done only 2425.1km).

Nope, but...

If I get off my lazy arse and commute in by bike tomorrow (forecast is rain but tailwind) then I'll pass the 10000km mark on the Tempo on the way in.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1021 on: January 21, 2009, 08:12:04 pm »
My new bike has arrived :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1022 on: January 21, 2009, 08:20:23 pm »
My new bike has arrived :thumbsup:

Shall we guess what colour it is  :)
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annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1023 on: January 21, 2009, 08:22:54 pm »
My new bike has arrived :thumbsup:

Shall we guess what colour it is  :)

It isn't all one colour/

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1024 on: January 21, 2009, 08:35:58 pm »
Red and ?
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