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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #950 on: December 16, 2008, 03:36:00 pm »
I've just been given the date of my first academic lecture.   Now all I need to do is finish the materials so I have something to say  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #951 on: December 19, 2008, 03:02:17 pm »
£470 back pay baby!  ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #952 on: December 19, 2008, 03:29:20 pm »
  • It's Friday
  • I'm not working
  • I've just got back from a 20 mile ride
  • I had a tailwind for most of it
  • My new coffee mug has arrived
  • It's full of coffee
  • Daft Punk are on the radio
  • I'm off out tonight

 :)

cc93

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #953 on: December 20, 2008, 10:21:09 am »
Finally conquered The Crong on fixed  O:-)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #954 on: December 20, 2008, 10:27:53 am »
Finally conquered The Crong on fixed  O:-)

That is wellard.  ;)

cc93

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #955 on: December 20, 2008, 10:30:25 am »
 ;D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #956 on: December 20, 2008, 10:46:54 pm »
my old mucker from when i was 9 has just won strictly come dancing on 'telly!

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #957 on: December 20, 2008, 10:55:00 pm »
my old mucker from when i was 9 has just won strictly come dancing on 'telly!

Wouldn't that make them a young mucker?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #958 on: December 21, 2008, 01:03:20 pm »
My girlfriend said to me, completely unprompted, "I want to try riding a tandem" :thumbsup: I swear I never brought the subject up before.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #959 on: December 21, 2008, 01:11:53 pm »
My girlfriend said to me, completely unprompted, "I want to try riding a tandem" :thumbsup: I swear I never brought the subject up before.

Marry her....NOW

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #960 on: December 21, 2008, 04:54:38 pm »
My sister got out and met up with friends today, after a terrible morning where she threatened to do neither.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #961 on: December 21, 2008, 05:53:20 pm »
Superstoker came on a walk with us.  Not very far, but enough that I escaped suburbia for the first time in ages.  Tea & cake in Oaks Park on the way home. 

Boy dun good. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #962 on: December 22, 2008, 09:53:56 am »
Superstoker came on a walk with us.  Not very far, but enough that I escaped suburbia for the first time in ages.  Tea & cake in Oaks Park on the way home. 

Boy dun good. :thumbsup:


I see that food was involved....  I wonder whether that had anything to do with it?   ;)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #963 on: December 22, 2008, 10:01:35 am »
Indeed it was - the first stop was for breakfastunch at the local cafe! :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #964 on: December 22, 2008, 03:33:14 pm »
Got a letter from the taxman today   :thumbsup:


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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #965 on: December 22, 2008, 04:41:50 pm »
Claud my Marathon Plus shod Claud Butler MTB is absolutely filthy, which means he is being ridden by me and we're having much fun together.  This makes me happy. 

He'll get a clean in the spring when bridle paths stop being muddy and the roads aren't covered in crud.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #966 on: December 22, 2008, 06:21:38 pm »
i can haz nu fone :-)

It was delivered before I got to  work this morning and the nice security guard signed for it.  This keyboard is a bit small though!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #967 on: December 23, 2008, 11:39:01 am »
It's my birthday  :D

and I've just done my fastest ever lap of Richmond Park  :thumbsup:

and emphatically not, as my wife alleges, in attempt to prove I'm still young


clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #968 on: December 23, 2008, 11:42:46 am »
Happy birthday, chap! :)

And well done.  You might outrun the Grim Reaper yet! ;D
Getting there...

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #969 on: December 24, 2008, 05:18:43 pm »
The fridge is rammed full of eating stuff
There's gallons of booze & wine around the place
 :thumbsup:

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #970 on: December 25, 2008, 11:04:07 am »
Just had via email an offer of accommodation from an ex-employee who now lives in AUSTRALIA 8)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #971 on: December 25, 2008, 11:49:49 am »
The fridge is rammed full of eating stuff
There's gallons of booze & wine around the place
 :thumbsup:

We've got a box of Woodforde's awaiting my attention in the porch  :P

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #972 on: December 27, 2008, 12:35:31 pm »
I'm at work today.
My next day at work will be the 5th January 2009.

I also be staying as far away from computers in that period.

I'll send a postcard from here though.

:)

Back home with some 1200 photos and a lot more memories.

Buenos Aires, day trip to Colonia in Uruguay, down to Videma, 18 hour overnight Tren Patagonico to Bariloche, Ruta de los Siete Lagos to San Martin de los Andes, over the border to Chile and Puerto Montt, a 72 hour ferry down through the Fjords past a glacier or two and round the bottom of the Andes to Puerta Natales, 2 marathons worth of trekking in 5 days in Torres del Paine National Park (just do a Google Image search), Ushuaia (the southern most city in the world), back up to Punta Arenas, up to Santiago for a few days, back into Argentina and Mendoza wine country, Cordoba, Posadas and the Jesuit Misiones, Puerto Iguazu and the Garganta del Diablo (another Google Image search) from both Argentinian and Brazilian sides, back to Buenos Aires and home.

I've seen snow, glaciers, 6000m+ high mountains, 40 degree heat and 100% humidity, 4 countries, swum in the Pacific and Atlantic, and various lakes containing icebergs, seen a 2.7km wide set of waterfalls, dolphins, penguins, caiman, condors, 2 football matches (including the play-off final of the Argentinian season) and lots and lots of bonkers scenery.

It's chilly back home but I like that.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #973 on: December 27, 2008, 05:04:25 pm »
Had a picture from yesterday's time trial published (p4 of today's Courier for Taysidians). Lots of space as well, more than half a page high and two columns wide.

But why do they not put cycle photos under sport?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #974 on: December 27, 2008, 05:28:17 pm »
It's well-known that cycling is not a sport. Neither are Scotsmen very good at it. ;)
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