Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 657389 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6825 on: June 22, 2019, 02:51:42 pm »
Dez proposed to his chap last night and he said "Yes"  :thumbsup:.
Whoop! Whoop!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6826 on: June 22, 2019, 02:55:32 pm »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Congrats from here as well!
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ElyDave

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6827 on: June 22, 2019, 03:06:27 pm »
and here!  :thumbsup:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6828 on: June 22, 2019, 03:40:28 pm »
Yeah, time for a beard trim in Southend!
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6829 on: September 02, 2019, 12:47:07 pm »
Blimey, this thread took some finding.  Has there been no good news since June?

Anyway, I found 140 Euros in the back of my desk drawer this morning.  It would have been just over two years ago that I bought them, so not a bad investment.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6830 on: September 02, 2019, 01:20:18 pm »
I’ve just received a (genuine) communication from the inland revenue saying that they owe me money. Quite a lot of money in fact. I just knew that if I didn’t work for a while it would pay off  :)
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6831 on: September 05, 2019, 02:04:52 pm »
I just said that in GN/BN thread

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6832 on: September 05, 2019, 03:05:32 pm »
I just said that in GN/BN thread
I’m not going to gloat about how much my refund is, because that would be ungentlemanly.  O:-)
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

bludger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6833 on: September 18, 2019, 12:41:34 pm »
I have just been offered an interview for a role with a high profile cycling brand, which will amount to a return to the professional workplace after reading my MSc this year. Wish me luck YACF...!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6834 on: September 18, 2019, 01:36:14 pm »
Fingers crossed bonne chance.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6835 on: September 20, 2019, 12:13:08 am »
Luck bludger!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6836 on: September 20, 2019, 09:20:40 am »
The council have agreed to cancel my parking fine.

I had parked my car in a town car park and half way through my shopping experience1 I realised I’d not paid for my parking so did so on the ringGo app right there and then. As it happens, the parking attendant must have been looking at my car at just that moment, but I completed my transaction 2 minutes before s/he printed the ticket. I had genuinely had a senior moment in walking off without paying and it’s a pure coincidence that I bought the ticket when I did.

Minor good news, but everything’s a win.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Kim

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6837 on: October 01, 2019, 04:27:18 pm »
I just passed an eye test.  Again.

Makes up for the £££ barakta has to spend on glasses...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6838 on: October 05, 2019, 06:14:04 pm »
This morning I took my son to a 6th-form college open day. The good news, beyond the fact that he liked the courses and the college (a lot more than the one we saw last week – only four more to go!) is that he said if he goes there, he'd cycle. I think it was the bus ride in that prompted him.  :thumbsup: 40 mins bus ride on a Saturday morning – cycle.travel plots a reasonably quiet route which it estimates at 25 minutes. Regardless of traffic!
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

bludger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6839 on: November 05, 2019, 02:45:03 pm »
I have a new job!

And it's in bikes!

;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6840 on: November 05, 2019, 03:03:12 pm »
You've moved from Deliveroo to Uber Eats? You're Official Polisher of Rogerzilla's tracknuts?
(Congratulations whatever it is!)
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

bludger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6841 on: November 07, 2019, 10:33:53 am »
Ah I'd actually moved from deliveroo to stuart a while ago. However now I've got a 'proper' job, but it's involved in cycling and I'm pretty chuffed. Thanks!

I think I'll keep the Stuart up though, easy way to get beer money.
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bludger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6842 on: November 28, 2019, 11:58:37 pm »
In other good news, some daft fools have gone and awarded me an MSc with the mark of 'merit'. Plonkers!

;D
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hellymedic

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6843 on: November 29, 2019, 12:54:16 am »
Congratulations!

ElyDave

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6844 on: November 29, 2019, 07:12:07 am »
Well done, on both counts
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6845 on: November 29, 2019, 07:49:26 am »
congratulations, have a gold star of merit
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6846 on: November 29, 2019, 10:51:44 am »
Congrats and nice to have a good return for all the hard work.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6847 on: November 29, 2019, 10:35:02 pm »
Congratulations bludger, that's great news (twice, though late to the party here).

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6848 on: November 30, 2019, 07:19:32 pm »
Congratulations