Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 656646 times)

Manotea

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1300 on: April 19, 2009, 06:33:25 pm »
Ms Manotea the Younger has just come back from her Swimathon. 2:06 for 5km knocks my best effort into a cocked hat.

annie

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1301 on: April 19, 2009, 07:45:09 pm »
I arrived home in one piece after the training camp, I do not ache, I feel great, I want to cycle lots and lots and I am faster and fitter.

I met some great people, I cycled on fantastic roads, admired the most amazing scenery and only had two cakes all week.


Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1302 on: April 19, 2009, 11:09:00 pm »
I arrived home in one piece after the training camp, I do not ache, I feel great, I want to cycle lots and lots and I am faster and fitter.

I met some great people, I cycled on fantastic roads, admired the most amazing scenery and only had two cakes all week.

This is good news? ???

Manotea

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1303 on: April 20, 2009, 03:44:44 pm »
Ms Manotea the Elder is this for Recorder: 8th Grade with Merit.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1304 on: April 20, 2009, 05:24:06 pm »
Ms Manotea the Elder is this for Recorder: 8th Grade with Merit.

Excellent - well done! Same basic fingering for the bagpipes - g'wan, you know she you wants to  ;D

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1305 on: April 21, 2009, 01:42:15 pm »
Ms Manotea the Elder is this for Recorder: 8th Grade with Merit.

Excellent - well done! Same basic fingering for the bagpipes - g'wan, you know she you wants to  ;D
I thought she played musical instruments..
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David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1306 on: April 21, 2009, 01:43:35 pm »
The local youth cycling club has just been donated a prize won by a friend of one of the coaches in a raffle.

A coaching session from Sir Chris Hoy!

Good one to get the local papers involved and some great publicity.

..d
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her_welshness

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1307 on: April 21, 2009, 03:09:44 pm »
My friend Mike (who has now got 3 kidneys inside him  :D) is being discharged from hospital today. He can now consider so many things that he has been unable to do for the past 4 years  :thumbsup:

LinzWakeley

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1308 on: April 22, 2009, 08:39:49 am »
My friend Mike (who has now got 3 kidneys inside him  :D) is being discharged from hospital today. He can now consider so many things that he has been unable to do for the past 4 years  :thumbsup:

That is good news

LinzWakeley

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1309 on: April 22, 2009, 08:40:54 am »
Ms Manotea the Elder is this for Recorder: 8th Grade with Merit.

That is wonderful news.  My daughter, Abs, plays the recorder.  She has a way to go though.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1310 on: April 22, 2009, 08:42:47 pm »
I have a student with me on placement for 8 weeks. It's 3 or 4 years since I last supervised a student and I was a bit anxious about it. She started yesterday and she appears to be bright, knowledgeable, sensible, enthusiastic, pleasant, keen to learn and has a sense of humour!
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1311 on: April 22, 2009, 08:58:25 pm »
I have found a bar of Black & Greens dark chocolate with ginger,in the kitchen ;D

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1312 on: April 22, 2009, 09:03:57 pm »
I have found a bar of Black & Greens dark chocolate with ginger,in the kitchen ;D
That's mine ;). I'm on my way.
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1313 on: April 22, 2009, 10:01:38 pm »
I'll wait up for you ;)

Valiant

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1314 on: April 22, 2009, 11:51:47 pm »
I've inadvertently become friends with an amplifier designer/builder of top repute who shall be building me a bunch of 5kw switchmode lightweight amps at cost price! My current amps weigh 35kg for a 5kw, new ones are 8.7kg each! This also means more efficiency.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1315 on: April 23, 2009, 08:58:43 am »
I have a student with me on placement for 8 weeks. It's 3 or 4 years since I last supervised a student and I was a bit anxious about it. She started yesterday and she appears to be bright, knowledgeable, sensible, enthusiastic, pleasant, keen to learn and has a sense of humour!


She won't last long then, eh...  ;)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1316 on: April 23, 2009, 09:12:01 am »
 :o
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her_welshness

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1317 on: April 23, 2009, 09:51:52 am »
I have found a bar of Black & Greens dark chocolate with ginger,in the kitchen ;D

I found one too this morning! In the fridge in work, but I must not touch it  :D

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1318 on: April 23, 2009, 02:32:13 pm »
I have found a bar of Black & Greens dark chocolate with ginger,in the kitchen ;D

I found one too this morning! In the fridge in work, but I must not touch it  :D

It would be impossible to observe such a ruling :demon:

Andrij

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1319 on: April 24, 2009, 03:01:35 pm »
My bonus was paid today and I've bought lots of lovely bike stuff.   :thumbsup:

Sadly, there's not much of my bonus left.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1320 on: April 24, 2009, 08:17:21 pm »
My bonus was paid today and I've bought lots of lovely bike stuff.   :thumbsup:

Sadly, there's not much of my bonus left.

Bonus. scratches head but can't quite remember what this might mean
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1321 on: April 25, 2009, 06:58:06 am »
We won the annual village pub quiz last night!  Our table strategy of 'lets get pissed' worked a treat, we even managed to beat the 4-year reigning champions, a table of cambridge academics ;D

it was mainly due to Mrs Mikes extensive medical history (as a patient :D) and my GSCE History teacher being obsessed with the Chinese cultural revolution.

AND - even more excitingly, I recognised one of the people on the team next to us, but couldnt remember where from..  About four pints through the evening someone told me she was in the old St Trinians films!!!

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1322 on: April 25, 2009, 08:27:42 am »
For the first time since January I have enough strength & mobility with my right elbow to be able to lift & pour from a full kettle of water.
It remains to be seen if I can lift a full 750ml bottle from a cage on the downtube whilst riding.
There's a good reason to go for a ride ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1323 on: April 25, 2009, 10:55:51 pm »
Well that's it now. After today's Pennine ride there will be no more proper bike rides between now and our holiday next week. I think that is good news.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1324 on: April 25, 2009, 11:05:20 pm »
Just won a share of a bottle of Glenfiddich in a quiz.
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