Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659364 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1050 on: January 23, 2009, 05:33:02 pm »
Charlotte, Nutty and I went to see a Man about a Bike. And we rode one - well, I had stabilisers fitted, but Charlotte roamed free. Pics to follow. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1051 on: January 23, 2009, 05:33:26 pm »
Fingers crossed, Annie :)

Consultant said he gave my dad a 'Rolls Royce Operation' as he was a lot worse than they thought.  He is ok, not very well at the moment though.  Still on a ventilator.  Early days.  Relief does some funny things to a person.

Hope everything is OK and he makes a good recovery.  
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1052 on: January 23, 2009, 07:07:17 pm »
Annie's coming round this weekend and I'm going skating!

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peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1053 on: January 23, 2009, 07:21:54 pm »
I haven't done any work for the past two hours, and have been taking it easy.

Having said that, I'm now about to start work again.

PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1054 on: January 23, 2009, 09:56:38 pm »
I've just found a bottle of champagne, should keep me going until my flight leaves  ::-)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1055 on: January 24, 2009, 12:13:12 am »
and now I've just blagged a meal ticket so I can go straight to sleep when I get on the flight :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1056 on: January 24, 2009, 01:03:45 am »
I've just managed to get two tickets from Southend to Totnes on Easter Saturday for £15 each!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1057 on: January 24, 2009, 10:40:46 am »
I got two returns from King X to Leeds for £12.50 per person per journey. I reckon that by doing it myself it has saved the taxpayer between £210 and £396.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1058 on: January 25, 2009, 08:31:47 pm »
We're going to see Le Tour on the Tourmalet  :D
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1059 on: January 26, 2009, 08:15:29 am »
We're going to see Le Tour on the Tourmalet  :D
you lucky sods :) Are you going to hang around until we get there? only a couple of weeks later :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1060 on: January 26, 2009, 04:47:18 pm »
I think we might be gone by then, leaving on the 25th. :( Nothing personal, honest, just was originally going by the Bike Express dates and never bothered to re-think dates when I dumped the bus.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1061 on: January 26, 2009, 05:03:49 pm »
Well we hit town or Tourmalet on the 21st so we could manage to meet up where will you be staying ?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1062 on: January 26, 2009, 07:06:05 pm »
Well we hit town or Tourmalet on the 21st so we could manage to meet up where will you be staying ?
Oh cool, that'll be good.  :thumbsup: We're gonna be staying at the place you guys recommended with Rob & Rachel.
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peliroja

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1063 on: January 26, 2009, 07:12:44 pm »
Oh, that is good news! Rob and Rachel are brilliant, and their food to die for. We'll have to organise a ride all together, if you like?

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1064 on: January 26, 2009, 07:39:10 pm »
Sounds fab! :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1065 on: January 27, 2009, 11:50:34 am »
We've just signed off our accounts for the year... and paid the Government some money. I suppose there's a nice deserving banker somewhere who needs it more than we do.
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1066 on: January 27, 2009, 12:44:10 pm »
We've just signed off our accounts for the year... and paid the Government some money.

It'll be our turn soon.I really angers me to give it to HMG who will pass it on to incompetent wbankers >:(

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1067 on: January 27, 2009, 12:55:03 pm »
I got two returns from King X to Leeds for £12.50 per person per journey. I reckon that by doing it myself it has saved the taxpayer between £210 and £396.

That reminds me to book my tickets to Bangor for the end of April.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1068 on: January 27, 2009, 12:59:19 pm »
That reminds me to book my tickets to Bangor for the end of April.

Advance fares only bookable up to, and including, Friday 10th April at the moment.


   National Express > Advanced Ticket Alert > Train tickets for travel to London, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow


The advance booking dates move forward a week at a time (rather than a day at a time) so if you're going out on a Friday and coming back Saturday or Sunday then it's often worth picking up a cheap single for the outbound leg and then waiting for the next week's tickets to be released and snap up a cheap single to get back.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1069 on: January 27, 2009, 01:04:33 pm »
That reminds me to book my tickets to Bangor for the end of April.

Advance fares only bookable up to, and including, Friday 10th April at the moment.


   National Express > Advanced Ticket Alert > Train tickets for travel to London, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow


The advance booking dates move forward a week at a time (rather than a day at a time) so if you're going out on a Friday and coming back Saturday or Sunday then it's often worth picking up a cheap single for the outbound leg and then waiting for the next week's tickets to be released and snap up a cheap single to get back.

It looks like I will be travelling back on the sleeper from Crewe. I'll tag the route for an advanced ticket alert.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1070 on: January 27, 2009, 01:21:18 pm »
It looks like I will be travelling back on the sleeper from Crewe. I'll tag the route for an advanced ticket alert.

It's a useful reminder, but the way to get the absolute cheapest is to be awake and online when the new tickets are released.

It's some ungodly hour on a Saturday morning if I remember correctly...
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1071 on: January 27, 2009, 02:02:02 pm »
I need to book the sleeper from Crewe to Inverness for Thursday 16th April..

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1072 on: January 27, 2009, 02:03:11 pm »
I need to book the sleeper from Crewe to Inverness for Thursday 16th April..

Lucky git!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1073 on: January 27, 2009, 04:17:36 pm »
Talked to our insurer. It was all a mistake. As I thought, we should not be charged anything for insuring our hire car, as although it's bigger than the policy covers, it was not provided at our request but because their hire company didn't have the right size available. We have therefore had our money refunded. Hooray! And thanks Natalia, for sorting it all out. Unlike her colleagues on Saturday, she knew exactly what she was doing.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1074 on: January 29, 2009, 04:41:43 pm »
Tomorrow I catch a train to near Avoriaz to slide about on skis on the most snow for years.