Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652057 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1550 on: October 07, 2009, 10:05:11 am »
I just checked the bank account and found that we have had a refund from Southern Electric of almost £300. On the strength of that I reduced our monthly payment by £20.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1551 on: October 07, 2009, 11:15:16 am »
Good news - I'm back in the country until next Monday. Then Paris - London - Munich - London in a week.  :-\

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1552 on: October 07, 2009, 02:32:50 pm »
Dez has succeeded in copying my photo library of my old, defunct, hard disc!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Gus

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1553 on: October 08, 2009, 01:05:08 pm »

I'm an Uncle to a Danish/Thai girl now  :D :D

tiermat

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1554 on: October 08, 2009, 01:19:28 pm »
I have had my sabbatical approved.

7 weeks to go until I have ALL of December and January off, 4 weeks of which will be spent Down Under....
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1555 on: October 08, 2009, 01:20:00 pm »
S P L E N D I D ! :D
Getting there...

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1556 on: October 08, 2009, 01:30:48 pm »
I made the decision last weekend to apply for it, the job is turning me into someone I am not, plus I am missing my family like mad :(

Already planning to be in Sydney Harbour, onna boat (of course) on NYE for the light show :)

suddenly life seems more bearable
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1557 on: October 10, 2009, 11:20:24 pm »
I noticed that my home suburb, spelt backwards, could be in Wales.

Llewelt-tirp
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1558 on: October 15, 2009, 05:54:11 pm »
A very nice young lady has just knocked on my bedroom door, asked if she could make the room ready for night and she's given me some rather nice chocolate  :thumbsup:

I should add that I'm staying in a hotel  ;)


Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1559 on: October 15, 2009, 06:25:59 pm »
I noticed that my home suburb, spelt backwards, could be in Wales.

Llewelt-tirp

Too many vowels for it to be Welsh...  ;) ;D
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1560 on: October 16, 2009, 03:30:27 pm »
I have just finished my Apple MAC work.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1561 on: October 16, 2009, 05:59:28 pm »
I've had a win on the premium bonds!




25 whole pounds. Should pay for tonights curry..

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1562 on: October 17, 2009, 11:08:18 am »
Finally tracked down my Whitbread shares I earned working for them 15 years ago.

Last count I had 63 but at £13 each that's not too shabby.

And that should pay for most of my next OU course: MST209 (including the week long MSXR209 residential course in Nottingham - plots appropriate DIY 200).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1563 on: October 17, 2009, 08:58:12 pm »
Darlo got their first win of the season today ;D

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1564 on: October 17, 2009, 09:04:38 pm »
I've had a win on the premium bonds!




25 whole pounds. Should pay for tonights curry..

I have had premium bonds for more than 50 years. I've never won anything.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1565 on: October 17, 2009, 09:25:39 pm »
I have had premium bonds for more than 50 years. I've never won anything.

The minimum prize is £25 and the prize fund is an equivalent annual interest rate of 1.50% (now, but it's varied in the past).

£25 at 1.50% compound interest for 50 years is £52.625, so with £25 you'd, on average1, win every 50 years.

If you have any more invested then you've just been unlucky.

My £5 I've had since birth has won nothing.

1. On average of course...
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1566 on: October 19, 2009, 09:46:21 am »
There is hope !

The primary school I'm at today have pool bikes for the kids to use and this time it is not hellford specials ....

It's islabikes !

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1567 on: October 19, 2009, 10:32:37 am »
Good god !!!!   Where man ?
Rust never sleeps

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1568 on: October 19, 2009, 10:34:43 am »
Cooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8)
Getting there...

woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1569 on: October 19, 2009, 01:00:19 pm »
Good god !!!!   Where man ?
In SE21 and also learned that one if the teachers is taking the instructor course atm. Quite a few of the teachers and kids cycle to school already. There is plenty Sheffield stands too and they have sweet talked TfL out of some money to sponsor this. Kids are very good and well behaved too. 

Can we have more schools like this please

PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1570 on: October 20, 2009, 03:27:43 pm »
Just got a ticket to see Bob Dylan in November

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1571 on: October 20, 2009, 04:14:46 pm »
I am working from home wrapped up in merino wool and a warm plumply.  :D

But, Woolly is not here, and my stress-related eczema has come back. These may be related. :(

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1572 on: October 20, 2009, 04:28:48 pm »
I am working from home wrapped up in merino wool and a warm plumply.  :D

I thought 'Oh, what a cute nickname'....



And then I read this bit.

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But, Woolly is not here, and my stress-related eczema has come back. These may be related. :(


 ;)
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1573 on: October 20, 2009, 06:37:26 pm »
Do you think your eczema could be an allergy to something Woolly? :o
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1574 on: October 26, 2009, 11:56:39 am »
TLD learnt how to ride her bike, sans stabilisers, over the weekend  :thumbsup:

She is also too big for her Gary Fisher Sunspot, so I feel a Islabike shopping session approaching....
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State