Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 797627 times)

Elleigh

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #525 on: 22 August, 2008, 10:34:30 pm »
Thanks Andrew. I will keep my eye on him.

Have a nice holiday :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #526 on: 22 August, 2008, 11:08:14 pm »
Our two sons have just left for a week's scout camp in Switzerland. Mrs C and I are going to walk along the South Downs from Petersfield to Brighton
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #527 on: 26 August, 2008, 12:32:36 pm »
My reprobate son has just won £72 in a poker competition. Entry fee £2. He was 4th out of 450ish entrants.

He's just won another £65 in another tournament! £137 profit in a week!
Bach without a doubt.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #528 on: 26 August, 2008, 08:53:24 pm »
my hard work seems to be paying off; my event's going well! (Hope I didn't jinx it...).

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #529 on: 26 August, 2008, 08:58:33 pm »
My reprobate son has just won £72 in a poker competition. Entry fee £2. He was 4th out of 450ish entrants.

He's just won another £65 in another tournament! £137 profit in a week!

I hope you are on a handsome percentage for the years of training, support & encouragement.....
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #530 on: 28 August, 2008, 10:21:15 am »
the weather forecast is fantastic for the weekend saturday!!  It's finally going to be summer!!


(apologies for those in Scotland)

RogerT

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #531 on: 28 August, 2008, 10:23:34 am »
the weather forecast is fantastic for the weekend saturday!!  It's finally going to be summer!!


(apologies for those in Scotland)

Bugger..Guess who is leaving for the Foreign at the weekend...bloody typical   >:( >:(

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #532 on: 28 August, 2008, 11:02:25 am »
My reprobate son has just won £72 in a poker competition. Entry fee £2. He was 4th out of 450ish entrants.

He's just won another £65 in another tournament! £137 profit in a week!

I hope you are on a handsome percentage for the years of training, support & encouragement.....

I've never played poker. I taught him how to play chess well and bridge badly.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #533 on: 28 August, 2008, 11:09:22 am »
Feedback on my event is all good  :D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #534 on: 28 August, 2008, 11:12:58 am »
Well done Peli, it was worth all that hard preparation work then.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #535 on: 28 August, 2008, 11:14:05 am »
Yes, though whether it is worth this persistent headache throbbing in my right temple is another question...  :'(

Elleigh

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #536 on: 28 August, 2008, 11:25:07 am »
Peli that is stress - You know what is good for stress relief?

Oh Woolly, where are you?


 ;)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #537 on: 28 August, 2008, 12:43:11 pm »
 ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #538 on: 28 August, 2008, 12:48:14 pm »
Peli that is stress - You know what is good for stress relief?

Oh Woolly, where are you?


 ;)

Yes, it's having someone stand behind you and...


massage your shoulders. :thumbsup:
Bach without a doubt.

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #539 on: 28 August, 2008, 12:52:36 pm »
Peli that is stress - You know what is good for stress relief?

Oh Woolly, where are you?

 ;)

I did what I could yesterday and I have just told her to come home so I can continue ...

massage your shoulders. :thumbsup:
you got that right :)
Current mood: AARRRGGGGHHHHH !!! #bollockstobrexit

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #540 on: 28 August, 2008, 01:15:48 pm »
I've 'eard that Tai Chi is supposed to be good for people with arthritis. In June I emailed the Taoist Tai Chi society (or someone like that) asking about classes in the area. I heard nothing and forgot about it.

I had an email today inviting me to join a beginners' class about 3 miles away, starting on 25th September. Mrs. Wow might be coming with me.
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #541 on: 28 August, 2008, 03:57:55 pm »
The builders are coming to replace the flat roof tomorrow (unless the weather forecast changes). We will finally have two bedrooms at our disposal again and can get rid of the buckets and bowls of smelly water that we have been obliged to collect.

Elleigh

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #542 on: 28 August, 2008, 09:23:24 pm »
I've booked my holidays :)

I'm going here to do this.


Enjoy!

How many trees will you be planting?  :demon:

Well you will be pleased to know that I won't need to plant any trees as my flights were booked with Zoom who have gone into liquidation.

I paid on a Debit Card so lost my flight and the £500 they cost.  I can't afford to rebook anything under the circumstance, so  the holiday I've been working hard to recover for, has gone for a swanny!

 :'(

But I guess the there is an positive environmental pay off for this, so at least there is something positive.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #543 on: 28 August, 2008, 09:24:34 pm »
arse

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #544 on: 28 August, 2008, 09:36:06 pm »
Elleigh, that is remarkably pissing off.

It's incredible that you are taking it so philosophically. If it were me I'd be kicking stuff.
Bach without a doubt.

Elleigh

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #545 on: 28 August, 2008, 09:44:54 pm »
I've booked my holidays :)

I'm going here to do this.


Enjoy!

How many trees will you be planting?  :demon:

Well you will be pleased to know that I won't need to plant any trees as my flights were booked with Zoom who have gone into liquidation.

I paid on a Debit Card so lost my flight and the £500 they cost.  I can't afford to rebook anything under the circumstance, so  the holiday I've been working hard to recover for, has gone for a swanny!

 :'(

But I guess the there is an positive environmental pay off for this, so at least there is something positive.

I've just found this BBC NEWS | Programmes | Working Lunch | Visa debit card refunds so it looks like I may well be covered for the cost of the flights.  Perhaps I will be able to do this in Nov instead.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #546 on: 28 August, 2008, 10:22:04 pm »
I've booked my holidays :)

I'm going here to do this.


Enjoy!

How many trees will you be planting?  :demon:


Well you will be pleased to know that I won't need to plant any trees as my flights were booked with Zoom who have gone into liquidation.

I paid on a Debit Card so lost my flight and the £500 they cost.  I can't afford to rebook anything under the circumstance, so  the holiday I've been working hard to recover for, has gone for a swanny!

 :'(

But I guess the there is an positive environmental pay off for this, so at least there is something positive.

Oh Fluck!   And I replied to your "Dreams" post telling you to look forward to your holiday  :-[

I've got spare panniers & a spare tent. Meet you in Geneva on Saturday !
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #547 on: 29 August, 2008, 12:33:22 am »
Always buy insurance, on the rare cases it does actually pay off.
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Elleigh

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #548 on: 29 August, 2008, 01:09:11 am »
Always buy insurance, on the rare cases it does actually pay off.

I did but it won't cover liquidation :(

I am however covered as I have a Visa Debit Card.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #549 on: 29 August, 2008, 06:16:58 am »
Always buy insurance, on the rare cases it does actually pay off.

I did but it won't cover liquidation :(

I am however covered as I have a Visa Debit Card.

phew.  To avoid delaying it, would the insurance also cover the increased cost of a working airline for the same dates?  If you phoned them up and said you had to be there for a wedding, for example....