Author Topic: The Good News Thread  (Read 652023 times)

her_welshness

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1725 on: December 14, 2009, 08:18:43 pm »
I had my first day in work (after 3.5 months of unemployment) and it went really well. Location lovely, the commute is straightforward and has nice little hills to negotiate and nearly all the staff cycle to work  :thumbsup:

CrinklyLion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1726 on: December 14, 2009, 10:05:00 pm »
Hoorah!  That sounds like a good first day.  Welcome (back) to the world of the gainfully employed :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1727 on: December 14, 2009, 11:20:05 pm »
Yes indeed, that sounds like a post worthy of an Excellent News Thread. ;D :thumbsup:
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1728 on: December 15, 2009, 09:30:46 am »
Yayayayayayayay! :D :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup: :D :-*
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1729 on: December 15, 2009, 12:01:47 pm »
Passed my latest OU course (M381 - Number Theory and Mathematical Logic).

And the exam was harder than I'd expected as they've lowered the thresholds for the gradings (you normally need 55% for a Grade 3 pass and I only got 49%).

On for a 2:1 if I keep to the same standards, a 1st is still a possibility but I have to get a 1st in the remaining courses (unlikely).

MST209 and MSXR209 next year which should be easier than the last two 3rd year modules.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1730 on: December 15, 2009, 12:07:44 pm »
Well done GB  :)

clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1731 on: December 15, 2009, 12:12:49 pm »
Great.  Well done.  Head down studying for the remaining modules, then?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1732 on: December 15, 2009, 12:17:10 pm »
I had my first day in work (after 3.5 months of unemployment) and it went really well. Location lovely, the commute is straightforward and has nice little hills to negotiate and nearly all the staff cycle to work  :thumbsup:

A whole sack of good news there.  Are you one of Santa's WB's little helpers?   :)

her_welshness

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1733 on: December 15, 2009, 10:55:35 pm »
I had my first day in work (after 3.5 months of unemployment) and it went really well. Location lovely, the commute is straightforward and has nice little hills to negotiate and nearly all the staff cycle to work  :thumbsup:

A whole sack of good news there.  Are you one of Santa's WB's little helpers?   :)

Ahhh thanks guys for your good messages! And I was indeed one of Santas little helpers: we had the under 5's in today and we sang lots of songs (which was brilliant fun) and then my Director turned up as Santa  :thumbsup:

Oh, and one of the songs was:
'Zoom zoom zoom, we're going to the moon, zoom zoom zoom, we'll be there very soon' is now whizzing around my head!

Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1734 on: December 16, 2009, 11:11:46 am »
Two bits of good news:

1. Got a tax rebate

2. A customer gave me one of those mini radio controlled helicopters for Christmas.  I've always wanted one.  I have been playing with it this morning.  Never, ever, EVER get in a helicopter flown by me.  You will die, quite quickly  ;D

Mr Larrington

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1735 on: December 16, 2009, 11:14:56 am »
We haz SNO.  Hurrah!

And today is our Crimbling-Yule Luncheon, in the pubbe over the road.  And guess who didn't bring a coat today?  Bah!
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1736 on: December 16, 2009, 11:18:45 am »
We haz sno.  Bah! :(
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Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1737 on: December 16, 2009, 11:58:11 am »
We haz sno.  Bah! :(

In mid-Essex also.  And me un Oaky will be taking quick spin in it very shortly  :thumbsup:

Naturally, we will be stopping off at the Square & Compasses to check they're not snowed or need emergency supplies etc  ;)

Oaky

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1738 on: December 16, 2009, 12:01:28 pm »
We haz sno.  Bah! :(

In mid-Essex also.  And me un Oaky will be taking quick spin in it very shortly  :thumbsup:

Naturally, we will be stopping off at the Square & Compasses to check they're not snowed or need emergency supplies etc  ;)

Right pair of do-gooders :)
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Oscar's dad

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1739 on: December 16, 2009, 12:06:11 pm »
We haz sno.  Bah! :(

In mid-Essex also.  And me un Oaky will be taking quick spin in it very shortly  :thumbsup:

Naturally, we will be stopping off at the Square & Compasses to check they're not snowed or need emergency supplies etc  ;)

Right pair of do-gooders :)

I have decided to take the New Winter Hat TM out for its maiden voyage.  Currently it is in the furled position.  I am also giving my winter glove system a test too. 

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1740 on: December 16, 2009, 02:31:32 pm »
In about an hour I will ahve a piece of paper that I can exchange tomorrow for a Shiny New Bicycle.

Excited? Me? It feels just like Christmas.
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woollypigs

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1741 on: December 16, 2009, 04:03:43 pm »

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1742 on: December 16, 2009, 04:24:44 pm »
Wa haz teh DRIZZEL
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1743 on: December 16, 2009, 09:45:22 pm »
I just unwrapped my new Singular Peregrine frame.  Very nice.  I'm impressed that they've actually supplied all the bolts for the various mounting points for mudguards, carriers etc  It's a really lovely frame, very well thought out. :thumbsup:

I just need to buy some rims, spokes, mudguards, carriers, stem, headset, crankset and then put it all together. ;D

It'll be something to do in the long dark winter evenings ahead. :)

(...along with putting the Galaxy back together, replacing the Freehub on the Kaffenback, servicing the Brompton, rebuilding the front wheel on the Pompino...)
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PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1744 on: December 16, 2009, 10:21:50 pm »
I'm coming home tomorrow :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1745 on: December 16, 2009, 10:23:21 pm »
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

David Martin

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1746 on: December 16, 2009, 10:24:10 pm »
Shiny bike, Shiny bike. Tomorrow I get a shiny bike.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1747 on: December 16, 2009, 10:26:06 pm »
Exchanged contracts on a pied a mer today.
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clarion

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1748 on: December 16, 2009, 10:28:43 pm »
I'm coming home tomorrow :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Back to your own bikes :)
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PaulF

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #1749 on: December 16, 2009, 11:06:09 pm »
I'm coming home tomorrow :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Yay! :D

Yay! Indeed :D Said all my goodbyes in the office today. Quite sad really but I'll be back over here again next year I think.

I'm coming home tomorrow :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Back to your own bikes :)

Yes, I feel guilty of neglecting my Peregrine but I've decided to bring back my 'fake Dawes' singlespeed as well as it's such a nice bike. Watch this space tomorrow for the "How do I get this bike into this bag thread" ???