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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #275 on: July 18, 2008, 11:11:04 pm »
The pain has been manageable today :)

I'm glad to hear that, Sam, though "absent" would have been preferable to "manageable", eh? One day at a time.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 19, 2008, 12:57:51 am »
I have had a nice few days and I found out that I can still ice skate.  I think my balance might be good enough to start cycle again.


:) :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #277 on: July 19, 2008, 01:14:15 am »
Good to hear, Elleigh and Sam.

My "good news" is that my sister's bf has continued to be insensitive and uncaring towards her. Why good news? Well, let's hope that she will see sense and ditch the shit soon. Tonight he really excelled himself. If everyone who reads this wills her to dump him...

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 19, 2008, 01:42:51 am »
Oh I thought that was already done and dusted and that she'd given him the boot.

Hope she finds a way to get away and move on.

Valiant

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« Reply #279 on: July 19, 2008, 01:52:58 am »
I have a lot of pent up anger at the moment, all you need to do is point me in the right direction. Can I assume it's Greenwich at the moment?
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« Reply #280 on: July 19, 2008, 10:05:00 am »
Poor H.  I am sending as many positive vibes as possible, with the hope that things work out right for her and that she finds inner peace and confidence as soon as possible.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 19, 2008, 12:15:54 pm »
I have a lot of pent up anger at the moment, all you need to do is point me in the right direction. Can I assume it's Greenwich at the moment?
No quite close to you Victoria Park, festival was more important arrggh.

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #282 on: July 19, 2008, 12:39:27 pm »
He promised he'd come round last night after she got so upset she was crying on the Tube and missed her stop.

He didn't turn up, nor did he ring her to explain why not. He's at the Lovebox festival in case anyone there sees a big, hairy, ugly bloke with a beer belly and feels like passing on this piece of my mind.

Valiant

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« Reply #283 on: July 19, 2008, 01:04:53 pm »
You do realise that's across the road from me? I'm gonna go search and have words. I got free residents ticket.

My good thing - I've stopped throwing up!
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« Reply #284 on: July 19, 2008, 01:07:10 pm »

My good thing - I've stopped throwing up!

That is good, but perhaps if you do find J, you could throw up on him!

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« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2008, 01:12:33 pm »
I was thinking more of an upracut.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2008, 01:23:13 pm »
She is very withdrawn but calm this morning. I wish she'd at least get angry, but it seems she's resigned to his behaviour as it's "just what he's like".  >:(

Sam - if you happen to bump into him...

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #287 on: July 19, 2008, 01:57:04 pm »
Well back to the good news, which this thread is about anyway.

I just fitted some bar tape on Stella and I must say I did a mighty fine job, well chuffed with oneself I am :)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #288 on: July 19, 2008, 02:41:30 pm »
Oh and I (I hope) fixed the dripping toilet too :)

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« Reply #289 on: July 19, 2008, 03:37:15 pm »
Well done Woolly.

Just back from Lovebox, no sign of bastid.
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« Reply #290 on: July 19, 2008, 06:07:23 pm »
Work experience and camping was seriously good :thumbsup:

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« Reply #291 on: July 19, 2008, 09:05:31 pm »
Mark's Grade 8 organ result arrived today, and it's a distinction. Not an earth-shattering top-in-the-country kind of score, but a comfortable few marks above the magic threshold nevertheless. There's many a slip etc. but this result makes an offer of an Oxbridge organ scholarship a distinct possibility. Then all he has to do is get straight 'A's at 'A' level and he's in. Sounds easy when you say it quickly, doesn't it? He now has a hat-trick of Grade 8s - piano, violin and organ. I can just about play the recorder.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #292 on: July 19, 2008, 09:15:14 pm »
Mark's Grade 8 organ result arrived today, and it's a distinction. Not an earth-shattering top-in-the-country kind of score, but a comfortable few marks above the magic threshold nevertheless. There's many a slip etc. but this result makes an offer of an Oxbridge organ scholarship a distinct possibility. Then all he has to do is get straight 'A's at 'A' level and he's in. Sounds easy when you say it quickly, doesn't it? He now has a hat-trick of Grade 8s - piano, violin and organ. I can just about play the recorder.



Amazing.  Fingers and toes crossed for Mark.

Valiant

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #293 on: July 20, 2008, 02:39:41 pm »
Wassa Grade 8 organ?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #294 on: July 20, 2008, 02:45:21 pm »
It means you can play the organ dead good.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #295 on: July 20, 2008, 03:08:47 pm »
Ah oki :)
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« Reply #296 on: July 20, 2008, 09:35:11 pm »
Wassa Grade 8 organ?

The Grade 8 organ syllabus is here if you're interested. 8 is the highest "grade" level of the ABRSM exam system for musicians. After that it goes on to diplomas. He will be taking his piano diploma next year so the swotty git may have letters after his name before he's left school.

Mark's prepared pieces were the Bach/Vivaldi Concerto (very difficult), the Brahms Chorale Prelude "O Gott, du frommer Gott" (relatively easy for grade 8 as there's hardly any pedalling), and the lively and modern Toccata by the Danish composer Traerup Sark.

He had a stroke of luck in the aural tests as the questions were the same set he'd got in his violin exam. He knew who the composer was but didn't want to give the game away so he "guessed" William Walton. The examiner said, "It could be Walton but it isn't. Can you think of anyone else?" Mark then said, "Well it sounds a lot like Herbet Howells." It turned out the examiner had been a pupil of Howells, and that may have disposed him more kindly towards him.  :-)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #297 on: July 20, 2008, 09:58:42 pm »
Mark's Grade 8 organ result arrived today, and it's a distinction. Not an earth-shattering top-in-the-country kind of score, but a comfortable few marks above the magic threshold nevertheless. There's many a slip etc. but this result makes an offer of an Oxbridge organ scholarship a distinct possibility. Then all he has to do is get straight 'A's at 'A' level and he's in. Sounds easy when you say it quickly, doesn't it? He now has a hat-trick of Grade 8s - piano, violin and organ. I can just about play the recorder.



That is a talented young man. Even if it all went pear shaped now, getting 3 grade 8s would still be a great achievement and one to take a deal of satisfaction from. As it is however well, who can tell?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2008, 10:30:17 pm »
I am sitting with a bottle of red listening to LoveBox in the park :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #299 on: July 20, 2008, 10:31:43 pm »
I'm home  :), after a rather emotional and draining day.