Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 812082 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #675 on: 19 September, 2008, 03:58:58 pm »
BCF rankings now updated and I've got my 3rd cat licence now - Never more the 4ths again! Also collected my £30 winnings from the track league and spent it down the LBS.

Horay!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #676 on: 19 September, 2008, 04:02:03 pm »
Oh congratulations.  Hope you can keep up ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #677 on: 22 September, 2008, 04:44:53 am »
I feel amazing!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #678 on: 22 September, 2008, 05:24:51 am »
That is good news indeed :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #679 on: 22 September, 2008, 09:55:20 am »
Mrs T went out yesterday, with our next door neighbour, and did 9 miles! The longest she has EVER ridden.

And she's going out again NEXT Sunday!

YAY!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #680 on: 22 September, 2008, 03:46:13 pm »
I swam in the sea on both Saturday and Sunday. Great weather.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #681 on: 22 September, 2008, 08:21:51 pm »
The Lost Soul Band have reformed and will be playing The Liquid Rooms on 28th December.  ;D :D :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #682 on: 22 September, 2008, 09:13:59 pm »
I can't stop grinning lol
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« Reply #683 on: 22 September, 2008, 10:48:24 pm »
I can't stop grinning lol
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #684 on: 23 September, 2008, 05:55:19 pm »
100% in my latest OU TMA (for M150).

Which is good because out of the 5 TMAs I managed to submit just 2 of them through sheer laziness, but as long as I scrape a pass (40%, not a problem, should get 95%) in the final compulsory CMA (submitted but won't be marked until the 30th) then I'll pass the course which is all I wanted to do.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #685 on: 02 October, 2008, 12:30:24 pm »
We've been going through a job evaluation process.  They've (finally) realised that my salary is below the market rate...


... so I've got an immediate £7,000 pay rise, backdated to 1 April 2008, and with a guaranteed £2,000 rise in April 2009.  My October paypacket is going to be huge!  :D :thumbsup:

Mr R and I were planning a holiday over Christmas and New Year... we shall be able to look at exotic and expensive now.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #686 on: 02 October, 2008, 02:18:36 pm »
We've been going through a job evaluation process.  They've (finally) realised that my salary is below the market rate...


... so I've got an immediate £7,000 pay rise, backdated to 1 April 2008, and with a guaranteed £2,000 rise in April 2009.  My October paypacket is going to be huge!  :D :thumbsup:

Mr R and I were planning a holiday over Christmas and New Year... we shall be able to look at exotic and expensive now.
JD Cycles? That's where I'd be going with £7000. ;) :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #687 on: 02 October, 2008, 02:36:52 pm »
We've been going through a job evaluation process.  They've (finally) realised that my salary is below the market rate...


... so I've got an immediate £7,000 pay rise, backdated to 1 April 2008, and with a guaranteed £2,000 rise in April 2009.  My October paypacket is going to be huge!  :D :thumbsup:

Mr R and I were planning a holiday over Christmas and New Year... we shall be able to look at exotic and expensive now.
JD Cycles? That's where I'd be going with £7000. ;) :D

Jon's already said 'No' to n+1... :'(
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #688 on: 02 October, 2008, 04:34:36 pm »
Does he have a vote? ???
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #689 on: 02 October, 2008, 04:36:17 pm »
I s'pose so, if they are sharing a living space!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #690 on: 02 October, 2008, 04:40:03 pm »
I s'pose so, if they are sharing a living space!


I shall be working on him...  ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #691 on: 02 October, 2008, 04:44:31 pm »
Good news - I got to ride my bike to a meeting in the sunshine, then went to the bank, also by bike, then got a cup of tea before going back to my desk and talking down a potential complaint.  That's all good. :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #692 on: 02 October, 2008, 05:13:27 pm »
Latest medical tests have been clear. One more lot to do (couple of weeks) and then will know for sure. The fatigue and stuff will be with me for some time though. Think my racing days are over.......a true YACFer now then  :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #693 on: 03 October, 2008, 12:44:55 pm »
Went to a cardio specialist today following chest pains. Apparently, I've got the sort of 'scores' that will most likely result in me being the fittest person they see all year; I managed 19 minutes on the treadmill when people only usually manage 12*!

*They told me that I should let them know when they should stop the treadmill. Little did they know quite how strong my competitive spirit was, although they may have begun to suspect something when I asked what the longest time anyone had done before was!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #694 on: 03 October, 2008, 12:49:45 pm »
19 minutes is amazing.

Glad it went well!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #695 on: 03 October, 2008, 12:56:49 pm »
Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

Something like 1kph increase every minute?
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

gonzo

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #696 on: 03 October, 2008, 02:00:57 pm »
Ta!

Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

Something like 1kph increase every minute?

I'm not entirely sure, but the thing got steeper and faster every 3 or so minutes.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #697 on: 03 October, 2008, 02:08:37 pm »
Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

It's usually the Bruce Protocol or a variant thereof.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #698 on: 03 October, 2008, 02:31:35 pm »
Is there a standard treadmill test they use?

It's usually the Bruce Protocol or a variant thereof.

I had a pleasant surprise in the form of £188.92 in mt bank account, a rebate from Southern Electric. I also discovered a couple of cheques I'd forgotten about (still in date). What should I do with my £220 bonus? :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #699 on: 03 October, 2008, 03:46:18 pm »

 What should I do with my £220 bonus? :D

 I'll PM my address to you ;D