Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 651059 times)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #875 on: November 24, 2008, 07:46:31 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.

Excellent news :thumbsup:
Glad your mum is on the "up"

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #876 on: November 25, 2008, 09:28:20 am »
My bike's all paid for! My last bike to work payment comes out of my salary tomorrow and that's that, it's mine, all mine!
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


LE

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #877 on: November 25, 2008, 09:29:25 am »
 :thumbsup:

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #878 on: November 25, 2008, 09:39:43 am »
Top news, our Kirst! :D
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #879 on: November 25, 2008, 09:49:50 pm »
I have hominternet again!!!   

Unfortunately I can't use it as I have to be on the 0705 train to Leicester tomorrow and I haven't packed yet.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #880 on: November 25, 2008, 10:28:14 pm »
Yay!  Much more Kirst. :)

Never a bad thing...
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #881 on: November 27, 2008, 11:31:44 am »
Mrs Mike, who's been in India for the week, has got on an early flight and will be home tomorrow :)

It's not been a great 12 hours, but Indias a big place and Mumbai is quite a long way from Delhi, where she's been.

IanDG

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #882 on: November 27, 2008, 05:54:34 pm »
I interviewed for a vacant haematology post today, made a job offer and had a verbal 'yes' reply. If all goes well and the person starts in January it will be the first time (since I took over the managers role in March 07) that the laboratory has had a full staffing compliment and no vacancies  :thumbsup:

I'm having a long weekend in Inverness, so after finishing tonight I'm not back in work untill Tuesday  :)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #883 on: November 27, 2008, 07:30:45 pm »
Easier to retain staff with a good boss (i.e. better than your predecessor) :)
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #884 on: November 27, 2008, 08:18:56 pm »
Easier to retain staff with a good boss (i.e. better than your predecessor) :)

It also helps if you are married to the staff :demon:

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #885 on: November 27, 2008, 08:36:14 pm »
Mrs Mike, who's been in India for the week, has got on an early flight and will be home tomorrow :)

It's not been a great 12 hours, but Indias a big place and Mumbai is quite a long way from Delhi, where she's been.

Thank heaven.

Andrij

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #886 on: November 27, 2008, 10:52:39 pm »
Mate and I managed to finally fix my laptop.  :thumbsup:
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #887 on: November 28, 2008, 12:57:19 pm »
They are putting in the first units in the kitchen today \o/

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #888 on: November 28, 2008, 03:14:48 pm »
Marj has started making this year's Xmas cake :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #889 on: November 28, 2008, 03:17:46 pm »
Marj has started making this year's Xmas cake :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: We made ours a few weeks ago, fed it with brandy. Now I need to ice and decorate it with holly leaf shaped pieces of white icing

Shall we start a members Xmas Cake Thread in OT Gallery ?

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #890 on: November 28, 2008, 03:19:09 pm »
Marj has started making this year's Xmas cake :thumbsup:
Feck me that is going to be a big cake, correct me if I'm wrong but there is weeks until xmas :)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #891 on: November 28, 2008, 03:21:51 pm »


Shall we start a members Xmas Cake Thread in OT Gallery ?

Go on then.
See you there laters.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #892 on: November 28, 2008, 03:22:09 pm »
Marj has started making this year's Xmas cake :thumbsup:
Feck me that is going to be a big cake, correct me if I'm wrong but there is weeks until xmas :)
You have to let them mellow Woolly!  :thumbsup:
<homer>Hmm! Cake.. [drool]</homer>

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #893 on: December 02, 2008, 12:47:07 pm »
The gas hub have just been plugged in :) Now where did I pack the burner/grill/flame thing (6 months ago) so that we can actually use the gas hub ?

And upon the question "how many plugs do you have in the kitchen?", I just looked blank, but after a wee bit of digging in my gray matter, I remembered that we had two extra plugs on a wall where there are none atm.. So sparky is coming around any day now to fix that problem and earth the pipes to the boiler and plug in the cooker too.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #894 on: December 02, 2008, 03:22:03 pm »
#1 Son just got a promotion  :thumbsup:.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #895 on: December 02, 2008, 03:23:34 pm »
What?  To #2? ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #896 on: December 02, 2008, 03:25:08 pm »
What?  To #2? ;D

Hehe - no, Sous Chef.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #897 on: December 02, 2008, 03:26:43 pm »
Cool.  Our Kid has started referring to himself as a chef.  Kinda makes me proud, even though he's pretty junior at the place.  For the first time, he's referred to himself by occupation/calling.  Sure you feel the same pride, so congrats to #1. :)
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Dave

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #898 on: December 02, 2008, 06:58:53 pm »
The gas hub have just been plugged in :) Now where did I pack the burner/grill/flame thing (6 months ago) so that we can actually use the gas hub ?

Woohoo :thumbsup: How long before you start to get "please come back, we miss you" letters from the local takeaways?

Mine: I have finally, finally motivated myself to start applying for jobs. CV sorted and two applications in today.

peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #899 on: December 02, 2008, 07:36:51 pm »
Go, Our Dave!  :thumbsup:

Woolly and I just realised that yesterday was our one year anniversary of moving in together!  :D So on its way is... erm... another takeaway.