Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652687 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1500 on: September 05, 2009, 07:19:12 pm »
A quick FWSE through the sporting pages suggests this a footballing reference m'lud.  It seems the gentlemen of Cambridge Utd thrapped the oiks of Forest Green by seven goals to nil.

I would suggest that Mr. Greenbank is a follower of the Cambridge side and is "over the moon, Brian".
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1501 on: September 06, 2009, 11:20:46 am »
Ah! Now I understand! As a Cambridge man myself*, I find this very gratifying.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1502 on: September 06, 2009, 12:18:57 pm »
I'm going to Greece tomorrow morning.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1503 on: September 06, 2009, 07:49:20 pm »
I have picked so many blackberries that the hand holding the plastic tub started hurting under the weight.

Between us Mrs. Wow and I picked 9lb 3oz. They are now stewing gently and are destined for the freezer.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1504 on: September 06, 2009, 08:28:20 pm »
Not wanting to temp fate, I hesitate to mention that we might be in for some good weather. We go on tour next Friday and according to the Met Office we could be in for some really nice settled weather. Sounds too good to be true.

alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1505 on: September 06, 2009, 08:30:32 pm »
Not wanting to temp fate, I hesitate to mention that we might be in for some good weather. We go on tour next Friday and according to the Met Office we could be in for some really nice settled weather. Sounds too good to be true.

ye olde DLWG  ;)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1506 on: September 06, 2009, 09:45:18 pm »
I woke up this morning and saw the full* moon over the orchard where we were camping, then I got back into my warm tent and slept happy till we decided to get up.  Marvellous way to spend a weekend :)


* ish.  I'm not bothered if it were a bit either way, it were still big & bright & beautiful.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1507 on: September 06, 2009, 09:47:52 pm »
I woke up this morning and saw the full* moon over the orchard where we were camping,

Jupiter is looking very impressive indeed, close to the moon mid evening.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1508 on: September 06, 2009, 09:48:14 pm »
I'm interviewing a bloke at 10.30 this morning and the 'recruitment consultant' has just sent me his CV.  It's a guy who used to be a client of ours and he was a right pain in the arse, a really nasty piece of work who created faults in stuff just to get a discount. 

I'm looking forward to this one..

Did he get the job?

I think we should be told... :D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1509 on: September 06, 2009, 10:19:36 pm »
Jupiter is looking very impressive indeed, close to the moon mid evening.

Hmm, I wonder if that's what we saw on Friday evening on the FNRttC, normally I would have guessed at Venus, it was so bright, but it was in totally the wrong part of the sky, and too high way after sunset.

Having a quick Google around (and it's surprisingly difficult to find) I think that currently Jupiter is around Magnitude -2.8, which is as bright as it gets.  I didn't realise that Jupiter ever got quite that bright, but I guess it's a damned big planet, even if rather further away than Mars and Venus (which are the usual suspects for bright objects in the sky).
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1510 on: September 06, 2009, 10:29:06 pm »
Starting a new contract next Monday :thumbsup:

V. lucrative  ;D

Also, on 2nd interview for perm post in Loughborough, but will need to re-locate.

What's the cycling around that area?

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1511 on: September 06, 2009, 10:40:20 pm »
Starting a new contract next Monday :thumbsup:

V. lucrative  ;D

Also, on 2nd interview for perm post in Loughborough, but will need to re-locate.

What's the cycling around that area?

Nice one :thumbsup:

I remember there being some very nice lanes around there - Diseworth and Castle Donington especially, provided you avoid the airport traffic.  My experience is more walking than cycling, though.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1512 on: September 06, 2009, 10:43:12 pm »
Starting a new contract next Monday :thumbsup:

V. lucrative  ;D

Also, on 2nd interview for perm post in Loughborough, but will need to re-locate.

What's the cycling around that area?

I don't know the Loughborough area particularly well, but there's lots of nice rolling countryside and small lanes in Northants, which isn't that far away. I understand the the Vale of Belvoir is really rather good.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1513 on: September 07, 2009, 08:01:49 am »
What's the cycling around that area?

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Avoid Leicester itself
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The highest point in Leicestershire is Beacon Hill - just south of Loughborough. Rode over it yesterday as it happens, on the Moira 200 Audax. Rutland and areas East of Leicester/South of Melton Mowbray is classic cycling country - quiet lanes, and a good mix of long dragging climbs/sweeping descents and shorter, stabby climbs. You'll love it.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1514 on: September 07, 2009, 08:09:59 pm »
The highest point in Leicestershire is Beacon Hill...

...apart from Bardon Hill which is 30m higher.

I'm just back from 15 miles round the bridleways of Charnwood (including Beacon Hill) and it certainly does it for me.  If you aren't into off road riding then, as has been said by others, there are lots of rolling hills, quiet lanes, pretty villages, good pubs, etc, etc.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1515 on: September 07, 2009, 10:14:46 pm »
I'm moving to St. Andrews! :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1516 on: September 09, 2009, 05:13:27 pm »
I'm about to shove my laptop away and go for a pint near Marylebone. Then get on a train to Wembley. Then watch a probably dire football match. But at least I'll have had a beer or three by then.
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1517 on: September 11, 2009, 09:49:55 am »
Strange good news, but it gave me a smile and a warm glow:

Despite my mild Scouse heritage, I'm not right fond of accents from that side of the Pennines (well, off the tops, that is).  But yesterday, a Rentokil contractor called me "La' ".

Like Proust's Madeleine (I like that the benchmark of serious literature is abuot biscuit dunking), it took me straight back North, and it was like a bit of Northern sunlight breaking through the clouds.  One small word (not even a complete one), and it lightened the afternoon. :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1518 on: September 11, 2009, 10:03:31 am »
What does it mean?
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1519 on: September 11, 2009, 10:06:36 am »
La', as in the band name The La's, is short for 'lad', and is just used naturally in Scouse (& sometimes S Mancs) speech as an affectionate term, like 'mate' or, more generally, 'bro', 'blood', 'man', 'love', 'duck' etc.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1520 on: September 11, 2009, 04:54:26 pm »
Strange good news, but it gave me a smile and a warm glow:

Despite my mild Scouse heritage, I'm not right fond of accents from that side of the Pennines (well, off the tops, that is).  But yesterday, a Rentokil contractor called me "La' ".

Like Proust's Madeleine (I like that the benchmark of serious literature is abuot biscuit dunking), it took me straight back North, and it was like a bit of Northern sunlight breaking through the clouds.  One small word (not even a complete one), and it lightened the afternoon. :)

What does it mean?

La', as in the band name The La's, is short for 'lad', and is just used naturally in Scouse (& sometimes S Mancs) speech as an affectionate term, like 'mate' or, more generally, 'bro', 'blood', 'man', 'love', 'duck' etc.

Are you sure you didn't miss him saying the second 'la', Clarion?   ;) :P ;D
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1521 on: September 11, 2009, 04:59:56 pm »
Ah well, maybe. ;D

Or should that be:

"R A R A do' star', do' star' " ;)
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alan

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1522 on: September 12, 2009, 06:55:51 pm »
One of Marj's TroughRide cakes has been rescued from the freezer.
It will be able to fulfill it's destiny later while watching MoTD with a companion from the wine collection ;) ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1523 on: September 13, 2009, 04:27:26 pm »
Mme. R's sister has been given a part in a film. For French TV, as a postie.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1524 on: September 18, 2009, 12:35:23 pm »
As of today I am now BA(Hons), Dip Ling (Fr)