Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659494 times)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1575 on: October 26, 2009, 11:58:47 am »
Brilliant! :D :D :D
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PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1576 on: October 26, 2009, 11:59:57 am »
My boarding pass was torn up when I checked in.

and they gave me a new one for Club World :thumbsup:


Andrij

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1577 on: October 26, 2009, 12:52:25 pm »
I got Haribo from Wiggle!  :thumbsup:  Along with some new gloves and overshoes.

Now that I have all sorts of lovely bad-weather gear it will be warm and dry on this week's FNRttC.  You can thank me later.  :)
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1578 on: October 27, 2009, 01:28:14 pm »
Employer has at last joined the Bike to Work scheme  :)

Less good: Condor are not participating in this particular variant (Bikes for the NHS)  :( I fancied a Tempo.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1579 on: November 01, 2009, 08:25:39 am »
1. Old El Paso dinner kits are safe to eat again - they've finally excised the partially hydrogenated fats from the tortillas.

2. Williams and Glyn's Bank is coming back  :o
Never tell me the odds.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1580 on: November 01, 2009, 11:08:47 am »
I got Haribo from Wiggle!  :thumbsup:  Along with some new gloves and overshoes.

Now that I have all sorts of lovely bad-weather gear it will be warm and dry on this week's FNRttC.  You can thank me later.  :)

Consider yourself duly thanked
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1581 on: November 02, 2009, 01:33:11 pm »
Cash from the sale of our second car has been banked, and there are no plans to spend it on another car.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1582 on: November 02, 2009, 03:10:38 pm »
That is very good news (not least that there is actually cash after such a transaction).
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1583 on: November 04, 2009, 09:54:46 pm »
Good news 1:  I have just received a lovely copy of Merrie England by Nunquam.

*deafening bemused silence*

OK, so Nunquam was Robert Blatchford, the man who founded & edited The Clarion.  He went a wee bit barmy in his latter years, but this book is about his experiences that drew him to socialism. 

Even better, this is a 1977 facsimile reprint, so it looks great, and I can read it without feeling guilty about the sort of things that happen to books in my bag :-[

But i have wanted a copy of this for soooooo long.  And now I have it.  Thanks to our wonderful neighbour who kindly takes in parcels for us more often than one could reasonably expect, and is always cheery and charming :thumbsup:
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1584 on: November 04, 2009, 09:56:42 pm »
Good news 2:  Butterfly has made barm brack, and brought me a lovely warm slice fresh from the oven, and with melted butter.  Oh my word it is lovely :)

And so is she :) :-* :)
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Salvatore

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1585 on: November 05, 2009, 11:13:07 am »
Uncle Ernie has come up trumps with 2 Premium Bond wins this month.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1586 on: November 05, 2009, 11:21:30 am »
I've just sorted out a problem that's been driving me nuts for a couple of hours; IFS=$'\n' is your friend. :thumbsup: ;D
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Andrij

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1587 on: November 05, 2009, 11:32:20 am »
I've just sorted out a problem that's been driving me nuts for a couple of hours; IFS=$'\n' is your friend. :thumbsup: ;D

But, sadly, you have a new problem.  It seems your keybourd is broken!
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1588 on: November 05, 2009, 03:31:18 pm »
I hope this is not tempting fate but......today we have finished 6 weeks of 24/7 working & can take a breather.
A couple of weeks rest & another 3 projects as an action replay would feed the capitalist beast very nicely at year-end.

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1589 on: November 06, 2009, 01:48:33 pm »
I've had £1,200 worth of tax rebate this week...


...and I have another few hundred £s worth to come... :thumbsup:


Now, shall I be sensible and save - or go for n+1?
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1590 on: November 06, 2009, 01:49:57 pm »
Now, shall I be sensible and save - or go for n+1?
Why not save for a better n+1?

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1591 on: November 06, 2009, 01:51:06 pm »
Now, shall I be sensible and save - or go for n+1?
Why not save for a better n+1?

Good thinking that man!
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I completely agree with Reg.

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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1592 on: November 06, 2009, 02:51:53 pm »
shall I be sensible and save

Que?...does not compute  :demon:

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1593 on: November 06, 2009, 06:27:19 pm »
I've left Mrs. Wow hot, wet, tumescent and panting...
we've just been riding the tandem in the rain.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1594 on: November 06, 2009, 07:14:03 pm »
Went successfully through a Gate Review for a €5.5M project.  Only got one CAT3 query from the panel. Answer: Approved. :thumbsup:
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1595 on: November 07, 2009, 10:52:30 am »
I've just received a 126mm hub for my Woodrup!

It's a 105 rather than 600, but it's really smooth, and the action on the freehub is good. :thumbsup:

A couple of the spoke holes have a bit of history, but not too bad.

Need to get a front hub and, er, Uniglide sprockets... :-\
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1596 on: November 10, 2009, 02:20:20 pm »
After 41min on the phone to my ISP I now have 2Mbit extra to play with for a fiver less a month :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1597 on: November 11, 2009, 11:46:59 am »
We moved house at the weekend. Finally, after eight months on the market and about three months sat waiting for our buyers to actually come up with the money, and some shenanigans with the people at the top of the chain wanting to change which retirement home they go to, and some last-minute fun with removals men not turning up.

The next time I move will be in a box! ;D

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1598 on: November 12, 2009, 02:51:02 pm »
I was told I looked much thinner than last time we met by someone not a million miles away from the forum..

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gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1599 on: November 12, 2009, 11:34:16 pm »
After five or six weeks of feeling under the weather, I'm fit as a (fat) fiddle again and can announce that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THICD CYCLING LARK.  And whisky too.  :thumbsup:   O:-)