Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 595008 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6800 on: December 04, 2018, 01:02:15 pm »
Does this mean we'll all be able to have a gawk at the inside of the Basil Burg? Make sure you put the Marmite out and align the cranks!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6801 on: December 04, 2018, 01:11:58 pm »
Does this mean we'll all be able to have a gawk at the inside of the Basil Burg?
Probably not. "Heno" is a sort of Welsh "One Show" magazine program. So it is likely to only be a very short piece.  At best, you'll get a shot of our fireplace and her bum.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6802 on: December 04, 2018, 01:34:12 pm »
Right then.  See if you can arrange some ornaments on the mantelpiece in the shape of a CDC or something.

Which reminds me, isn't it Christmas logo season?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6803 on: December 04, 2018, 01:38:49 pm »
Right then.  See if you can arrange some ornaments on the mantelpiece in the shape of a CDC or something.

Which reminds me, isn't it Christmas logo season?

 ;D   :demon:
Ooh.  I wonder if I could do that without Mrs B spotting it?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6804 on: December 04, 2018, 02:36:30 pm »
Or just dress up as some sort of naught Christmas chimney sweeping elf (black stockings, black mini-kilt, etc) and talk about how thrilled you are to have an enormous brush shoved up your chimney.  ::-)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6805 on: December 04, 2018, 03:25:49 pm »
Mindful of the fact that accommodation in Northern Climes sells out very quickly, Miss von Brandenburg has just booked next June's trip to Shetland!  There will be Vikings, and puffins.  Oh yes!

Hope she enjoys, I've only ever been to Shetland in winter, with conditions best described as "hold on to the island if you don't want to go to Bergen"
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6806 on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:56 pm »
I have become entitled to a six-week paid sabbatical to be taken at some point before I retire, due to a new policy for old stagers with > 25 years' service.
This place gives 4 weeks every 4 years.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6807 on: December 07, 2018, 01:13:00 pm »
Right then.  See if you can arrange some ornaments on the mantelpiece in the shape of a CDC or something.

Which reminds me, isn't it Christmas logo season?

 ;D   :demon:
Ooh.  I wonder if I could do that without Mrs B spotting it?
Well, that was (sort of) fun.  I did make a hurried but rather poor effort at a CDC with stuff that was immediately to hand. It's at the far end of the mantelpiece.  Hopefully, the camera will have picked it up better than I have here.

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Further good news.  Not only did I get my chimney swept for free, but I will be receiving a cheque for "Disturbance Fee".  The presenter who told me about it was unable to tell me how much it will be.  I doubt it will be more than about £20.

Megan wasn't bothered.


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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6808 on: December 07, 2018, 01:19:03 pm »
Well that's good. Did the TV crew leave any interesting gear behind?  ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6809 on: December 07, 2018, 04:00:44 pm »
I watched them trying to film an episode of a tv serial on the harbour wall pier at Aberaeron a few years back.  Everytime they went to a take the rain started wanging down and this repeatedly, for most of the day.
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