Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 658391 times)

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1375 on: June 17, 2009, 12:26:23 pm »
Marj is baking a cake :thumbsup:
Here endeth the weight loss progress ::-)

A fruit cake anna carrot cake.Apparantly motivated by the expected imminent arrival of a LEJOGER currently in transit.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1376 on: June 17, 2009, 04:11:24 pm »
Marj is baking a cake :thumbsup:
Here endeth the weight loss progress ::-)

A fruit cake anna carrot cake.Apparantly motivated by the expected imminent arrival of a LEJOGER currently in transit.

I have been pressganged into tasting([size=10 believe that,you'll believe anything ;Dpt][/size] & the verdict is

utterleyluvverly :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1377 on: June 19, 2009, 04:10:10 pm »
Our IT support team are fantastic!!

my new laptop has been fettled from 5,000 miles away while i have a cup of tea and a biscuit watching them drive it remotely.  I've just surprised the head of IT by sending him a 'thankyou' mail rather than complaining about stuff :)

Flying_Monkey

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1378 on: June 19, 2009, 05:14:05 pm »
My good news, which I can say publically as of last week, is that my wife is pregnant! Due on December 8th... hence us bringing forward our move to Canada (we can't really leave any later than the beginning of September). So I guess with the house we've found, and the fantastic new job too, life is all good news for me right now. I am very lucky.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1379 on: June 19, 2009, 05:23:02 pm »
Good grief, FM, that's a surprise. ;)

Well done you, and best wishes to Mrs. FM.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1380 on: June 19, 2009, 05:50:58 pm »
Flying_Monkey : \o/

LinzWakeley

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1381 on: June 19, 2009, 08:20:08 pm »
Congratulations Flying_Monkey

gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1382 on: June 19, 2009, 09:27:48 pm »
My daughter's boyfriend, who's been unemployed for two years, has been accepted onto a PGCE primary teaching course (in the face of huge competition) today. He's a great lad and we're delighted for the two of them.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1383 on: June 19, 2009, 10:39:04 pm »
Well done him, Gordy! Runs in families, this teaching mallarkey...

Our son-in-law has today been promoted to Head of History at his school.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1384 on: June 19, 2009, 10:47:47 pm »
A better than average day today...
Got told my promotion is on its way (no connection with the previous post!).
Collected n+1 from the LBS.
Thought I had stripped the made-of-cheese thread on the crank changing the pedals on said n+1. Came back after doing some other bits for one last go and it went on. I've ridden up and down the street and the pedal is still on. I'm still a bit nervous about it, but I think I got away with it. I may still order a spare crank arm as insurance.


Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1385 on: July 03, 2009, 12:13:38 am »
My work laptop's adapter decided to pack in on Tuesday*. I'm a homeworker, so I can do nowt but wait until a replacement arrives in the post hopefully (not) tomorrow. Shame that, eh?  ;)

Shame the Blackberry keeps me in touch, but you can't have it all.

*Serves them right for giving us such shite & decrepit Pentium 3 Dells that went out with the ark. I estimate my downtime since I started has been £500+, so a true false economy...
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1386 on: July 03, 2009, 07:56:30 am »
so a true false economy...

Is that an oxymoron or a paradox? ;)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1387 on: July 03, 2009, 09:23:15 pm »
I have found my long lost 16T sprocket :)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1388 on: July 03, 2009, 10:12:46 pm »
Where was it?  On your back wheel? ;)
Getting there...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1389 on: July 03, 2009, 10:41:53 pm »
My bag finally arrived and I started the pre-hollybobs washing :)
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1390 on: July 03, 2009, 10:46:09 pm »
My bag finally arrived and I started the pre-hollybobs washing :)

Yay!!!! :) :) :)
Getting there...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1391 on: July 03, 2009, 10:47:40 pm »
How's the hurty bits clarion?
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1392 on: July 03, 2009, 10:48:57 pm »
Oh, yo know.  Still sore.  Trying to kid myself they're not...
Getting there...

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1393 on: July 03, 2009, 10:55:47 pm »
I only caught half the thread due to a crap connection, anything b0rked, or just bruised?

And if anyone fancies a drunken Friday night larf at my expense: last Tuesday I fell down the stairs at my workshop in Barca. [edit: I was completely sober!]
In front of of all the delegates.  :-[
I felt like a complete tit and got a nicely ballooned and purple ankle.

On the plus side it seems to be getting more used to me standing on the bike now  :thumbsup:
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1394 on: July 04, 2009, 12:10:09 pm »


And if anyone fancies a drunken Friday night larf at my expense: last Tuesday I fell down the stairs at my workshop in Barca. [edit: I was completely sober!]



I know of a young lady who did  a 19-step staircase dismount at a Company p8ssupsales conference .It became clear that the dress was all she was wearing.Most of the males spent the evening"enquiring about he condition" by givinf her exclusive attention ::-)

On Topic: I have found the destructions to my heart rate monitor :thumbsup:
I know soon if I have a heart rate ;D

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1395 on: July 04, 2009, 02:06:31 pm »
One new bike is 98% ready and you will see it if you do the DunRun :)

Going out on it maiden ride right now \o/

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1396 on: July 04, 2009, 02:19:52 pm »
Yay!  Any chance of getting the other sorted?
Getting there...

Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1397 on: July 06, 2009, 02:47:34 pm »

I'm back online  :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1398 on: July 06, 2009, 02:54:06 pm »
Last year's and part of this year's expenses are done  :thumbsup:

It's free money (as LMM said)  :thumbsup:

It would make an excellent addition to a deposit when I decide to buy a house  O:-)
It will would buy a very nice bike  ::-)


Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1399 on: July 06, 2009, 04:21:33 pm »
My pal's son has completed his Engineering degree at Imperial College. He got a first and was placed 5th in the year, apparently. :thumbsup:
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.