Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652786 times)

jogler

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1675 on: December 04, 2009, 07:05:18 pm »
A tax demand for £666  :demon:

Si_Co

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1676 on: December 04, 2009, 09:23:56 pm »
Got home last night to find two brown envelopes from HM customs and revenue, GULP, thirty mins to get up the bottle to open one......

Five years they stuffed up our tax credits and there's now five hundred squidlies in the Mrs' account

RESULT ;D ;D ;D

And the other one?
it's in duplicate of course, it is taxpayers money after all

Androcles

  • Cycling Weakly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1677 on: December 04, 2009, 10:10:07 pm »
Found out yesterday that my job's safe - for the time being, anyway.

The autumn maintenance project (replace creaking BB and worn chain on the audax bike) has steadily morphed into a significant proportion of a new bike, so I'm looking forward to a little extra motivation for the New Year
Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into a dream

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1678 on: December 04, 2009, 10:38:42 pm »
That's definitely good news. :)
Getting there...

Androcles

  • Cycling Weakly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1679 on: December 05, 2009, 01:18:03 am »
Thanks, Clarion

Conventional wisdom says that you mean the job, but I'm pretty sure you mean the bike.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into a dream

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1680 on: December 05, 2009, 10:23:43 am »
I know Ashwell & Morden station.  Not many trains actually stop there.  And it's quite exposed.  I've spent many cold hours waiting on its platforms.  And we can hope he did too ;D

Not fun.
Partner is on an (allegedly) non-stop Kings Cross - Cambridge train as I type..

Salvatore

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1681 on: December 05, 2009, 10:39:13 am »
Another 2 prizes from Uncle ERNIE this month.
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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1682 on: December 05, 2009, 11:56:09 am »
Thanks, Clarion

Conventional wisdom says that you mean the job, but I'm pretty sure you mean the bike.

Tis the happy combination.
Getting there...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1683 on: December 05, 2009, 11:58:23 am »
Another 2 prizes from Uncle ERNIE this month.

 :o

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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1684 on: December 05, 2009, 03:33:21 pm »
I have just had a very contrite Best Western representative on the phone apologising for the catalogue of errors briefly ranted about here:
The RANT thread (often contains fruity language)
and offering a refund and a preferential rate if we'd care to stay again.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1685 on: December 07, 2009, 04:42:41 pm »
I just ordered n+0.4, n+0.3 and n+1. :smug:

O ho ho ho I love the cycle to work scheme and they should be ready by that winter festival we're not celebrating in my house.

 :thumbsup: and little dance.

TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1686 on: December 07, 2009, 07:47:15 pm »
I appear to have purchased a(nother) small person bike.  This takes my bike purchasing for this year to (counts on fingers) 5.  And I haven't bought mine yet - or the smallest crinkly-cub's! :)  When you consider that prior to this summer I had bought precisely one bike ever, I'm having a good bike-buying year!

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1687 on: December 07, 2009, 08:52:07 pm »
I just ordered n+0.4, n+0.3 and n+1. :smug:

O ho ho ho I love the cycle to work scheme and they should be ready by that winter festival we're not celebrating in my house.

 :thumbsup: and little dance.



This a Good Thing  :thumbsup:.

Have you perchance stumbled across a step-through laydee's frame suitable for the Fixed Gearing thereof?

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1688 on: December 08, 2009, 08:56:43 am »
Have you perchance stumbled across a step-through laydee's frame suitable for the Fixed Gearing thereof?

Not quite, it's a boys frame (must be- it's blue)- I finally found a cheap runt-sized number for fixin'. Should get it to Madgett's on Saturday for his boys to build up for me, I'll be falling off embarrassingly before the year is out  :D
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1689 on: December 09, 2009, 12:32:21 pm »
I'm pleased to say that this Rant seems to have worked, as my symptoms, which peaked quite significantly last night, are reducing. :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Regulator

  • That's Councillor Regulator to you...
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1690 on: December 09, 2009, 12:32:57 pm »
I'm pleased to say that this Rant seems to have worked, as my symptoms, which peaked quite significantly last night, are reducing. :thumbsup:


I shall try it...
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1691 on: December 10, 2009, 12:10:17 pm »
Just exchanged a couple of texts with younger daughter. She tells me that because the Head of Public Affairs is ill, she's got to stand in for a meeting with the Leader of the House of Lords. ;D
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Regulator

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1692 on: December 10, 2009, 08:03:50 pm »
I brought a lottery scratchcard (something I rarely do) the other day to cheer myself up...


... I won £100!  :thumbsup:


And I felt well enough to go to the work Christmas party today...  :thumbsup:

...but I now seem to be developing a fever again - and an ear infection  :(
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I completely agree with Reg.

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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1693 on: December 10, 2009, 09:53:10 pm »
Today, I have removed a pair of pedals.   And extracted a crank.  And I remembered what all the bits I learnt last week were, so I didn't have to say "the what?  What's a noodle?  Rear mech?  What's that then?" and look too much like a cliched stooopid gurl (I was the only bird volunteering tonight).  And I took cake to the nice people who are teaching me to dismantle bikes :)

(bear in mind that for me this is very advanced stuff!  Well, not the cake.  I'm good at cake.)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1694 on: December 10, 2009, 11:04:02 pm »
Today, I have removed a pair of pedals.   And extracted a crank.  And I remembered what all the bits I learnt last week were, so I didn't have to say "the what?  What's a noodle?  Rear mech?  What's that then?" and look too much like a cliched stooopid gurl (I was the only bird volunteering tonight).  And I took cake to the nice people who are teaching me to dismantle bikes :)

(bear in mind that for me this is very advanced stuff!  Well, not the cake.  I'm good at cake.)

Excellent. Now don't get me wrong here, this is not intended to belittle those of us who make cake. I make cake and it is an accomplishment that I rate quite highly, but "extracted a crank and remembered what you learned last week", now that is worth applauding.
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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1695 on: December 10, 2009, 11:45:05 pm »
Particularly given that by this point in the school year I often have trouble remembering what I did yesterday...

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1696 on: December 11, 2009, 10:20:41 am »
I think I will be able to manage to squeeze in 60km today :thumbsup:
Getting there...

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1697 on: December 11, 2009, 01:22:33 pm »
I shall be calling into Longstaff's on Monday to see if they have a buff witha peak.The Good News is that my Financial Director (a.k.a. SWMBO) has just acquainted me with the endofyear £ status & there's enough for a trike :demon:

Wowbagger

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1698 on: December 11, 2009, 02:19:03 pm »
I have now finished work until 6th January.

I did my final hour in my Friday school today - I started there about 14 years ago and have decided that Fridays are now mine - and the bloody head teacher didn't even have the courtesy to come out and thank me for my efforts.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1699 on: December 11, 2009, 03:02:53 pm »
My new shoes have arrived at Putney Cycles. :thumbsup:
Actually, it is rocket science.