Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 774222 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6900 on: January 15, 2021, 09:15:02 pm »
My 15-year-old daughter, in the middle of a fraught GCSE year, and enduring lots of stress caused by perennial family issues, is singing happily in her room. Her choice of choons might not be my cup of tea, but keep belting them out, girl...
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6901 on: January 15, 2021, 09:24:30 pm »
Sea shanties?   :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6902 on: January 15, 2021, 09:27:56 pm »
Sea shanties?   :D

I saw a segment about this on tonight’s C4 news.  Obviously* Pirate Metal is going to be the next big thing.  Yarrrrr!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6903 on: January 15, 2021, 09:48:36 pm »
Sea shanties would be my choice over hers, but Tik Tok's allure escapes me...
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6904 on: January 15, 2021, 09:57:47 pm »
Ah, apparently I'm already out of date (see above re C4 News, I suppose).  Space[1] shanties are where it's at.


[1] For disappointingly Star Wars values of 'space'.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6905 on: January 15, 2021, 10:04:54 pm »
Space shanties; shanty towns in space. Sounds more realistic in the near future...
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6906 on: January 15, 2021, 10:21:33 pm »
We've got the funk.... forget the P-funk, we've got the sea funk (The Mighty Boosh, see 1m20s https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qs7XFmZ69rE)
And now Pingu & I have just done the Captain Pugwash theme tune  :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6907 on: January 17, 2021, 09:13:18 am »
Just got handed my contract as a bike mechanic after my 3 month trial. After 16 years of cheffing its lovely to turn up to work with a smile on my face and loving what I do! I’ve never been happier. Icing on the cake is that I’ve just bagged myself a Pinarello Prince at trade, it’s good to have perks to the job!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6908 on: January 17, 2021, 10:23:11 am »
Welcome to the Business DaT.

Now is time to learn that retail and service industries are great until the customer gets involved (though being a lapsed chef means you prolly knew that already).
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6909 on: January 17, 2021, 10:38:54 am »
Just got handed my contract as a bike mechanic after my 3 month trial. After 16 years of cheffing its lovely to turn up to work with a smile on my face and loving what I do! I’ve never been happier. Icing on the cake is that I’ve just bagged myself a Pinarello Prince at trade, it’s good to have perks to the job!

:-D

Can we look forward to other food industry metaphors to illuminate your new cycling tales ?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6910 on: January 19, 2021, 02:44:55 pm »
Just got handed my contract as a bike mechanic after my 3 month trial. After 16 years of cheffing its lovely to turn up to work with a smile on my face and loving what I do! I’ve never been happier. Icing on the cake is that I’ve just bagged myself a Pinarello Prince at trade, it’s good to have perks to the job!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6911 on: January 19, 2021, 03:23:17 pm »
Just got handed my contract as a bike mechanic after my 3 month trial. After 16 years of cheffing its lovely to turn up to work with a smile on my face and loving what I do! I’ve never been happier. Icing on the cake is that I’ve just bagged myself a Pinarello Prince at trade, it’s good to have perks to the job!

The 3 years (finishing at the end of 2019) that I did running an LBS were probably the most enjoyable time in over 50 years of working . . . having retired and come back to working was great, minimal pressure . . . and mostly great customers.   The brands we sold didn't appeal to me but I did get some stonking deals on stuff when I upgraded a couple of my own bikes.

What sort of business, and if you're prepared to disclose - whereabouts?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #6912 on: January 20, 2021, 07:47:11 am »
Just got handed my contract as a bike mechanic after my 3 month trial. After 16 years of cheffing its lovely to turn up to work with a smile on my face and loving what I do! I’ve never been happier. Icing on the cake is that I’ve just bagged myself a Pinarello Prince at trade, it’s good to have perks to the job!

The 3 years (finishing at the end of 2019) that I did running an LBS were probably the most enjoyable time in over 50 years of working . . . having retired and come back to working was great, minimal pressure . . . and mostly great customers.   The brands we sold didn't appeal to me but I did get some stonking deals on stuff when I upgraded a couple of my own bikes.

What sort of business, and if you're prepared to disclose - whereabouts?

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