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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #625 on: September 09, 2008, 12:36:29 am »
Anders has a new kitten!
What did he do to the old one  :o

It was the weirdest thing--the more he fed it, the bigger it got. It's not even a kitten anymore! Strange.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #626 on: September 09, 2008, 09:39:11 am »
Now that is spooky........where has the kitten gone? Could be an alien abduction thing.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #627 on: September 09, 2008, 10:11:06 am »
Now that is spooky........where has the kitten gone? Could be an alien abduction thing.

It fell into a mini black hole and..

Soz.  Wrong thread.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #628 on: September 09, 2008, 10:49:54 am »
Wicked Wowbagger trying to embaress NSTN!   :hand:
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Edit: From google translation service so may be inaccurate.
Would you like to borrow my bicycle pump?
Volete prendere in prestito la mia bicicletta pompa?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #629 on: September 09, 2008, 03:12:24 pm »
I have a new nephew!

(Now up to 10 nephews, 4 nieces and another due in 8 weeks).
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #630 on: September 09, 2008, 03:58:18 pm »
You are gonna be soooooooooo skint at Christmas.


p.s. I am a great uncle but have been for almost a year now.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #631 on: September 09, 2008, 04:07:35 pm »
You are gonna be soooooooooo skint at Christmas.

Not a problem for us. Names go in a hat and you only buy one present for one adult and one child.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #632 on: September 09, 2008, 04:18:07 pm »
Cunning.....
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #633 on: September 09, 2008, 04:27:40 pm »
You are gonna be soooooooooo skint at Christmas.

Not a problem for us. Names go in a hat and you only buy one present for one adult and one child.

We people of Jewish religion don't do Christmas. Just as well; I have 12 nieces, 8 nephews and a pregnant sister-in-law...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #634 on: September 10, 2008, 01:46:53 pm »
Got invited to go to Australia next Spring; and I may get to meet Mr Hackett!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #635 on: September 10, 2008, 01:49:09 pm »
We are all still here! Or are we....

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #637 on: September 10, 2008, 09:22:46 pm »
We are all still here! Or are we....

Is that good news, or bad news?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #638 on: September 11, 2008, 08:12:37 am »
The god awful squeal emanating from the front n/s on my motor was not a shot bearing, a stuck pad or even distressed drive shaft.  It was...  a flint caught between a brake pad and a disc.

Not only was it trivial to fix, it hadn't even damaged the disc.

Huzzay!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #639 on: September 11, 2008, 09:24:32 am »
Finally got a date through for my hearing aid...

So I WILL be able to hear you all after 26/9!!!!

Better get your sniggering and talking behind my back in now... :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #640 on: September 11, 2008, 10:58:51 am »
Oh good.

I should maybe head in that direction too.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #641 on: September 11, 2008, 01:51:50 pm »
The car I brought from the forum 18 months ago for £50 has passed it's MOT again  :thumbsup:
Tyres will need renewing soon, but I wasn't going to do them just in case it needed scrapping.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #642 on: September 12, 2008, 06:21:17 pm »
 I've had one of the best days at work for *ages*

 - the train was pretty quiet on the way in
 - the interview candidate at 8.00 was great, am going to offer her a job
 - I had a great meeting, where the client said our teams work was an "order of magnitude" better than he expected
 - I had the perfect brie, tomato and basil sandwich for lunch
 - a client I've been trying to get into for ages called me out of the blue, I met him for a coffee and he wants us to replace our competition
 - I got a seat on the way home too
 - and **the sun is going to shine tomorrow**   


anyone fancy a pint?



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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #643 on: September 12, 2008, 06:23:41 pm »
I would but I'm riding a 200k tomorrow.

Actually, I might have a pint while riding the 200k if I get ahead of myself sufficiently.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #644 on: September 12, 2008, 06:31:39 pm »
I've had one of the best days at work for *ages*

 - the train was pretty quiet on the way in
 - the interview candidate at 8.00 was great, am going to offer her a job
 - I had a great meeting, where the client said our teams work was an "order of magnitude" better than he expected
 - I had the perfect brie, tomato and basil sandwich for lunch
 - a client I've been trying to get into for ages called me out of the blue, I met him for a coffee and he wants us to replace our competition
 - I got a seat on the way home too
 - and **the sun is going to shine tomorrow**   


anyone fancy a pint?




I would but I'm riding a 200k tomorrow.

Actually, I might have a pint while riding the 200k if I get ahead of myself sufficiently.

Mike - why not come on the Anfractuous tomorrow? WB is buying the beers it would seem  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #645 on: September 12, 2008, 11:57:53 pm »
I've been stopped for speeding twice already, and let off with a slapped wrist both times  ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #646 on: September 13, 2008, 06:40:07 am »
My youngest son (19) has been accepted on a college course to study trees. He starts on Monday.

This is good news because he's wasted the past few years, spent months crocked because of a motorbike crash, didn't quite have the qualifications needed and arrived at the interview this week on crutches and carrying the thinnest "record of achievement" ever seen.

My older children have tended to pass exams and get accepted for courses and jobs almost as a matter of course... it is somehow much more exciting when it has been a real struggle to get this far.

This weekend will be spent finding him somewhere to live.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #647 on: September 13, 2008, 11:05:27 am »
My youngest son (19) has been accepted on a college course to study trees. He starts on Monday.

This is good news because he's wasted the past few years, spent months crocked because of a motorbike crash, didn't quite have the qualifications needed and arrived at the interview this week on crutches and carrying the thinnest "record of achievement" ever seen.

My older children have tended to pass exams and get accepted for courses and jobs almost as a matter of course... it is somehow much more exciting when it has been a real struggle to get this far.

This weekend will be spent finding him somewhere to live.

That is excellent news Gordy, good luck with the accommodation hunt. Our oldest went off to join the Army when he was 17 but son number two proved to much more of a challenge wasting a couple of years with school, college and lying on his back for several  months not achieving anything.

Twelve months ago now after lengthy discussions he finally got his act together, went off to Taunton to get some experience of the special needs school my sister in law works in because he wanted to work with people and that seemed a good place to start. Anyway, to cut a long story short after work experience and 8 months of working there on supply he now has a job with them and yesterday went out and spent £100 on a pair of football boots (this time last year that amount of money would have had to last him several weeks).

The accommodation issue was made much easier for us by my s-i-l offering to rent him a room, he is still there although the hope is that he will progress to the next stage of growing up and go off travelling, get a flat with friends or spread his wings in some other way. Last year he was a slouching, mumbling 19 year old with low self esteem, he is now more confident, walks tall and talks coherently and at length. and seeing him succeed as with your son it is a great feeling.

I wish you all well. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #648 on: September 13, 2008, 05:48:39 pm »
It's a beautiful day :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #649 on: September 14, 2008, 06:46:56 am »
My son (4) can ride his bike :thumbsup:

He was at the wobbly stage - crashing as soon as he realised that I'd let go. We took him to Battersea Park yesterday where he was due to meet a friend. As we were early I set of with him alone and he continued to make wobbly progress but as soon as his friend arrived he forgot that I wasn't there  :-\ and shot off over the horizon :D

So thanks to ChrisO who sold us the bike and Hatler for the loan of the LikeABike

and apologies to anyone who was mown down in Battersea Park yesterday by a runaway 4 year old