Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659044 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #850 on: November 20, 2008, 10:55:05 pm »
My younger son is now an MA. He got a 2:1, to match his BA.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #851 on: November 21, 2008, 09:03:35 am »
I thought he'd be more likely to be a Pa than a Ma, but congratulations anyway! ;D
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #852 on: November 21, 2008, 09:11:35 am »
The Sempre Con Te project and exhibition* that I spent many months working on in Sydney in 2005 has just been given AU$8000 by the Powerhouse Museum to add to the AU$7000 already raised so that we can put all our work into a book which we can now publish ourselves!

*About the migration of Italians to the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, particularly focusing on the women's stories. 

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #853 on: November 21, 2008, 09:50:08 am »
The kitchen is DRY !!!!

hellymedic

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #854 on: November 21, 2008, 09:54:10 am »

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #855 on: November 21, 2008, 10:09:04 am »
Wow!  At last!  Here's hoping that all your problems get sorted soon.
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nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #856 on: November 21, 2008, 01:31:00 pm »
27 years ago today I got married.

I got Mrs nicknack a big pile of Thornton's truffles. She got me a big pile of Thornton's truffles.

Pig out time!  ;D
There's no vibrations, but wait.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #857 on: November 21, 2008, 01:32:47 pm »
Do truffles last for 27 years?
IGMC

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #858 on: November 21, 2008, 01:44:08 pm »
Happy Anniversary, nicknack & Mrs nicknack!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #859 on: November 22, 2008, 10:10:45 am »
Yay - it's snowing  :thumbsup:.

PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #860 on: November 22, 2008, 07:10:27 pm »
My relocation to New York has been approved :D
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And my tax bill was less that I'd budgeted for :thumbsup:
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So does anyone know a good American Ti bike maker :)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #861 on: November 22, 2008, 07:40:02 pm »
Serotta?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #862 on: November 24, 2008, 08:16:43 am »
         Watchdog calls on public to boycott charities' face-to-face fundraisers |
            Society |
            The Guardian
   


All the research for the above article was conducted by my daughter, who is on a 3-month placement with Intelligent Giving as an introduction to the world of work. I was instructed to buy a Grauniad this a.m.

Said daughter was a bit miffed by inaccuracies in the article: Adam Rothwell is her manager and although he did none of the on-street research, is the man with links to the Grauniad. Mostly, the paper seems to have got it right though. 8/10. :P
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #863 on: November 24, 2008, 11:21:39 am »
Do truffles last for 27 years?


In my experience, they don't get past 27 minutes. Mmm apricot parfaits.

I should have internet at home tomorrow night! *does happy dance*
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #864 on: November 24, 2008, 11:29:00 am »

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #865 on: November 24, 2008, 12:30:12 pm »
Do truffles last for 27 years?


In my experience, they don't get past 27 minutes.

 

Your taste buds are programmed in the same script as Marj's ;D

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #866 on: November 24, 2008, 01:51:34 pm »
Do truffles last for 27 years?


In my experience, they don't get past 27 minutes.

I am surprised they even last that long.  I was thinking more of 27 seconds.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #867 on: November 24, 2008, 05:11:01 pm »
It depends how big the pile is. I can eat a lot of Thornton's apricot parfaits very quickly though. Not so keen on the white chocolate ones though.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #868 on: November 24, 2008, 05:16:03 pm »
It depends how big the pile is. I can eat a lot of Thornton's apricot parfaits very quickly though. Not so keen on the white chocolate ones though.

I truly dislike the apricot ones but am rather partial to the white choccie ones, perhaps we could split them between the two of us and demolish them as swiftly as possible.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #869 on: November 24, 2008, 05:39:59 pm »
A few months ago my iPod was put through our washing machine along with my cycling gear - I thought it had died completely - black screen, no power up even after leaving it to dry for a week, (and it had gone through the machine while it was still switched on, so I guessed the circuits would be fried).

I've got a 4 hour train journey tomorrow, so thought I'd give it one last shot...





IT LIVES! :D


(Only problem is all my pairs of headphones are full of sand from beach outings in the summer - they're like miniature rattles :-\).

RogerT

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #870 on: November 24, 2008, 06:37:36 pm »
Feeling very chuffed.  Just  passed my HGV medical ( at my age they come every 5 years ), and although I no longer drive an LGV in anger, keeping the licence is a "safety net" in event of catastrophic job loss.

The really exciting bit , " you have the blood pressure and resting heart rate of a 21 year old"  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:. Woo Hoo...maybe this cycling lark is good for me after all.

Shame that my eye sight is somewhat borked..the burgers at the DVLC may not take totally kindly to that part of the medical, will just have to wait and see.

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #871 on: November 24, 2008, 06:59:10 pm »
The builders are coming tomorrow to start work on the kitchen \o/

toekneep

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #872 on: November 24, 2008, 07:34:57 pm »
The builders are coming tomorrow to start work on the kitchen \o/

Woohooooo  :thumbsup:

toekneep

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #873 on: November 24, 2008, 07:38:45 pm »
Some scrotes nicked £259 off my Mum's Barclaycard a few weeks ago which in turn caused her to get two £20 overdraft fees on top. She's been worried sick about it and quite ill for the last few days. I have just spoken to her and she says she feels much better today. Oh and she had a letter off the bank to say that she would be getting her money refunded. Coincidence? I don't think so. Her physical and mental health are so intricately linked these days that I would go as far as to say that the fraudsters not only nicked her money but made her ill into the bargain.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #874 on: November 24, 2008, 07:41:00 pm »
Your poor mum. I know how badly that affected me when I was defrauded, so I can only imagine how badly your mum took it.  :(