Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 651083 times)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #825 on: November 14, 2008, 10:43:56 am »
:) I am feeling sufficiently happy to post in this thread, for the first time in ages. Just read some old emails and it made me feel good.
sending  :-* :-* :-*

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #826 on: November 14, 2008, 10:51:59 am »
:-* :-* :-*
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #827 on: November 14, 2008, 10:53:22 am »
:) I am feeling sufficiently happy to post in this thread, for the first time in ages. Just read some old emails and it made me feel good.
sending  :-* :-* :-*

Oh, thank you my dear. That's sweet of you.

and thank you clarion if indeed those were aimed at me !!

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #828 on: November 14, 2008, 12:31:16 pm »
I just received a small package :thumbsup:


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #829 on: November 14, 2008, 12:38:35 pm »
They were aimed at anyone who needs or wants them, M. ;)

Annie - a small package can often bring a lot of joy, I find.
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #830 on: November 14, 2008, 09:06:56 pm »


Annie - a small package can often bring a lot of joy, I find.

That's what I keep telling Helen  ;)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #831 on: November 17, 2008, 12:56:29 pm »
I might have interweb at home as of 25th Nov.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #832 on: November 17, 2008, 04:13:07 pm »
I might have interweb at home as of 25th Nov.

That's great news.

My good news - my neighbour's cat is still in the land of the living.  I took her to the vets, she is currently receiving fluids.  Her owners return from their hollypops tomorrow.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #833 on: November 17, 2008, 09:03:23 pm »
I got my promotion. Shame it's overshadowed.

LE

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #834 on: November 17, 2008, 09:06:33 pm »
congratulation :)  I'm sorry it has been over shaddowed though :(

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #835 on: November 17, 2008, 09:08:22 pm »
Well done for the promotion. But overshadowed? Am I dim, or are you cryptic and mysterious? (Probably both...)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #836 on: November 17, 2008, 09:49:10 pm »
Congratulations!  You've worked bloody hard for it. :)
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #837 on: November 17, 2008, 09:50:10 pm »
Well done Peli  :)


David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #838 on: November 17, 2008, 09:55:09 pm »
BBC NEWS | Scotland | Tayside and Central | Cash woe for troubled development

Yes it is good news. This firm is the biggest bunch of planning philistines going. The 204 flat development is a 9 storey block that, for those who know Dundee, would stick out like an eyesore. It would block the view of the river from the University. Given the University is on a hill and the development on the riverside, is shows how ridiculously out of proportion to it's surroundings it is. No PT links, no nice pedestrian links. Completely the wrong development in the wrong place. And hopefully it now will not be built...

 ;D ;D ;D
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #839 on: November 18, 2008, 01:34:54 pm »
My youngest (6) has just been put on the Government list for gifted children by his school for maths.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
He's good at literacy as well but we need to work on that a bit more.
Must get it from his mum's side ;D

Rich.


LE

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #840 on: November 18, 2008, 01:35:49 pm »
My youngest (6) has just been put on the Government list for gifted children by his school for maths.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
He's good at literacy as well but we need to work on that a bit more.
Must get it from his mum's side ;D

Rich.



 :D :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #841 on: November 18, 2008, 02:32:04 pm »
Awesome, Rich (and Mini R).

Do you get involved in this lot?. We did when our bright young things were younger...

RichForrest

  • T'is I, Silverback.
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #842 on: November 18, 2008, 05:31:32 pm »
Awesome, Rich (and Mini R).

Do you get involved in this lot?. We did when our bright young things were younger...

Never heard of them before but will look through the site later when at home.

Rich.


peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #843 on: November 18, 2008, 06:15:19 pm »
Nice work Mini Rich!

My good news is that I got a pay rise today, and told by my boss's boss to expense a nice bottle of bubbly.  :thumbsup: I don't drink, so we'll just get a nice takeaway instead.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #844 on: November 19, 2008, 11:04:25 am »
My daughter will have a piece published in Saturday's Grauniad. Sadly, being the "dogsbody / intern" as she puts it, her name won't appear in the article, but that of the guy she's working for. She's been researching "chuggers", which is an abbreviation for "Charity Muggers", a seemingly fine bunch of people who work on commission for private companies but are hired out by certain charities to prowl the streets signing unsuspecting members of the public to open direct debits in favour of said charities.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #845 on: November 19, 2008, 11:18:45 am »
I will look out for that, Wow.

Question: how much does a 'nice bottle of bubbly' cost? I've been told to expense one, but as I don't drink want to know how much I can expense for something else.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #846 on: November 19, 2008, 11:28:29 am »
A case of Moet & Chandon from Tesco's comes out to about £15 per bottle. I reckon you should budget for about £40. IIRC when we went out eating at a posh place in Cambridge on the occasion of Heather's graduation, the well-heeled buggers were knocking back the 'poo for about £60 per bottle. I stuck with the cheapest beer I could find, which was still over £3 a pint.

Expensive tastes, my youngest.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Jacomus

  • My favourite gender neutral pronoun is comrade
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #847 on: November 19, 2008, 11:35:48 am »
Peli, I reckon a Krug 'Clos du Mesnil 1990' should do it. Good VFM at around £800 a bottle.
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." Amelia Earhart

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #848 on: November 19, 2008, 03:02:01 pm »
£40? OK, nice!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #849 on: November 19, 2008, 03:52:16 pm »
my team training session tomorrow has been cancelled :D

Free day!!