Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 659429 times)

hulver

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1400 on: July 06, 2009, 04:33:42 pm »
Jane my other half, got a First in her Archaeolgical Science degree. We're all well chuffed.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1401 on: July 06, 2009, 04:52:01 pm »
Tentative good news, I've manged to get a second interview for a job I'd like (and that would get me out of the hellish one I have at the moment, albeit at a lesser salary).  Just got to do ok in the "TST" test (may be tautological as I don't know what "TST" stands for, it being something from Thomas International, as was the "PPA", the psychometric test I had to do at the first interview), some kind of IQ thingy to test "raw talent" - multiple choice with sequences of shapes, numbers, words etc.  I do wonder why people can't trust their own judgement sometimes. Especially as I've been in similar and more senior positions for the last 20 years!
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1402 on: July 06, 2009, 05:21:21 pm »
I think TST stands for 'Load Of Old Bollocks', as these tests invariably are.  See?  They can't even acronymise properly! ;D

Good news, though - hoping for the best :)
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1403 on: July 07, 2009, 08:02:02 pm »
Ooohh - the CotswoldOutdoor.com faeries called today, delivering many in the way of Camping goodies, including a Thermarest and an MSR Pocket Rocket  :thumbsup:.

gordon taylor

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1404 on: July 08, 2009, 06:47:22 pm »
My (once wayward) daughter has "passed" the third year of her biochemistry degree.
In France... in French.
Words fail me.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1405 on: July 08, 2009, 09:45:30 pm »
My (once wayward) daughter has "passed" the third year of her biochemistry degree.
In France... in French.
Words fail me.


How about "Zut alors! Très bien!!"
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1406 on: July 10, 2009, 02:06:33 pm »
I've just finished work.

Until the middle of September! :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1407 on: July 10, 2009, 03:10:39 pm »
We're off to the pyrenees tomorrow, and if we're lucky on Sunday we might get to see some fit blokes whizz past us on some hill or other :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1408 on: July 10, 2009, 03:32:01 pm »
My job looks safer - at least for a few months  :thumbsup:

FatBloke

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1409 on: July 10, 2009, 10:22:42 pm »
I've just finished work.

Until the middle of September! :D
Idle bugger!!   :thumbsup:
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1410 on: July 11, 2009, 12:44:52 pm »
 I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1411 on: July 11, 2009, 02:08:28 pm »
I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

Are you sure that you won't need something steel with lugs for that?
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1412 on: July 11, 2009, 05:30:45 pm »
I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

Are you sure that you won't need something steel with lugs for that?

I claim grandfather rights on account of my age to say...
I don't understand the comment.Please explain.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1413 on: July 11, 2009, 07:36:36 pm »
I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

It's a facsimilie:not the real deal.I am annoyed & angry with myself for not realising.
Proof yet again that if it's too good to be true it's not true ::-)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1414 on: July 11, 2009, 07:43:58 pm »
I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

Are you sure that you won't need something steel with lugs for that?

Surely all bikes are made of steel with lugs? ???
Getting there...

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1415 on: July 11, 2009, 07:44:13 pm »
I have bought a new Brooks Swallow,in black,for £30 :thumbsup:
 After proofhiding it's going onto the Langster.

It's a facsimilie:not the real deal.I am annoyed & angry with myself for not realising.
Proof yet again that if it's too good to be true it's not true ::-)

Oh poo.
Getting there...

Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1416 on: July 11, 2009, 08:15:00 pm »

Have just saved  £1100, by booking tickets to Bangkok with Finnair instead of Thai airways.

border-rider

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1417 on: July 11, 2009, 08:18:26 pm »

Have just saved  £1100, by booking tickets to Bangkok with Finnair instead of Thai airways.

Yes; I got business class to Bangkok via Helsinki for less than BA economy class a few years ago.  Good it was.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1418 on: July 11, 2009, 08:38:16 pm »
£1100,  that's almost a new bike  :demon:
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Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1419 on: July 11, 2009, 08:59:04 pm »
the only problem are , it's not me who need to travel but my parents, but £460 for a return ticket Copenhagen- Bangkok is cheap

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1420 on: July 11, 2009, 11:50:55 pm »
the only problem are , it's not me who need to travel but my parents, but £460 for a return ticket Copenhagen- Bangkok is cheap

You could go from London to Aberdeen by train for that! :thumbsup:
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Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1421 on: July 12, 2009, 11:16:36 am »

I've just  finished the days work.
Time for a snooze while watching TdF  :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1422 on: July 12, 2009, 11:17:25 am »
>:(

It's the 'Good News' thread! How very dare you!
It's all tainted now.
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FatBloke

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1423 on: July 13, 2009, 07:25:23 am »
It's the 'Good News' thread! How very dare you!
It's all tainted now.
Whoops! 'Pologies. FTFW!   :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1424 on: July 13, 2009, 08:06:49 am »
I've just finished work.

Until the middle of September! :D
Idle bugger!!   :thumbsup:

Yes, I honed my skills in the Civil Service. I can't say I had the private sector experience as well though. O:-)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.