Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 217211 times)

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #125 on: September 17, 2011, 11:30:10 am »
eep!

glad he's ok, and hope he has indeed learnt from it!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #126 on: September 17, 2011, 11:33:39 am »
Very pleased to hear he wasn't more badly hurt.

Getting there...

thelazycyclist

  • where's crusty?
    • thelazycyclist
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #127 on: September 17, 2011, 04:05:39 pm »
Good news!  Just had a letter telling me that following a 3 year pay freeze I have finaly been awarded a pay rise.

Bad news!  This is from the job I quit 3 weeks ago.
The friendly landlord helped us put our bikes into his very big shed.  Very carefully we did not fall into the acid bath which was there.

Valiant

  • aka Sam
    • Radiance Audio
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

Support Equilibrium

LindaG


Valiant

  • aka Sam
    • Radiance Audio
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2011, 05:58:20 pm »
The Space Hijackers are :) of which I might be a member. It was great, we're on various media, including BBC World Service, and on Drive Time with Eddie Nestor, meaning hundreds of thousands of more people now know about the Arms Fair which was our main aim.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

Support Equilibrium

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2011, 08:38:51 pm »
It was an excellent action.  The media seemed happy to let the Death Trade Fair pass by without comment, but you got it on the airwaves.

Thank you to all the Space Hijackers :-*
Getting there...

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #132 on: September 17, 2011, 11:21:44 pm »
Good news: nice early night so I'm well rested for my first forum ride tomorrow!

Bad news: I have a mosquito in my bedroom which is going to drive me insane!   >:(



Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #133 on: September 18, 2011, 02:02:33 pm »
Good: the cat has survived and recovered from an iliac embolism, which is in "Never tell me the odds!" territory.

Bad: although he's fully functional again, he may drop dead at any time when another clot gets stuck somewhere vital.  Definitely on his ninth life.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #134 on: September 18, 2011, 10:04:17 pm »
Bad.  Mrs. B has to get up early for work tomorrow.
Good.  I don't.
 
Being old is brilliant!
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #135 on: September 21, 2011, 06:49:38 pm »
Bad news: Tetley's Yorkshire Tea Loaf, which I spotted in a supermarket and thought might be a pale imitation of the tea bread my mother used to make, is actually a completely different thing. And it's really not that nice. Far too sweet, not enough dried fruit and far too little tea (10% Yorkshire tea infusion according to the ingredients, whereas my mother's was soaked in a pint of tea overnight).

Good news: well, it is nevertheless cake!
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #136 on: September 21, 2011, 07:06:27 pm »
Good news: I've got my sense of smell back.
Bad news: I work with bins. I've got my sense of smell back...

 ;)
If I had a baby elephant, it could help me wash the car. If I had a car.

See my recycled crafts at www.wastenotwantit.co.uk

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #137 on: September 21, 2011, 10:37:24 pm »
Bad news: Tetley's Yorkshire Tea Loaf, which I spotted in a supermarket and thought might be a pale imitation of the tea bread my mother used to make, is actually a completely different thing. And it's really not that nice. Far too sweet, not enough dried fruit and far too little tea (10% Yorkshire tea infusion according to the ingredients, whereas my mother's was soaked in a pint of tea overnight).

Good news: well, it is nevertheless cake!

Your mum's sounds like barm brack.

3/4 pint cold tea
10oz sultanas
2oz of peel or other dried fruit (I usually use 12oz sultanas unless I'm running out)
7oz dark or soft brown sugar
 
Soaked together overnight.

In the morning, whisk in one egg and 10oz self raising flour.
Bake in a loaf tin at about 170 or a little less for between one hour 30 and one hour 45.

Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #138 on: September 21, 2011, 10:45:21 pm »
This is my mum's tea bread recipe:
500g dried fruit
1 mug dark brown sugar (muscovado)
1 mug black tea

soak overnight

add 2 mugs self-raising flour
mix well

bake in medium oven 45-90 mins (depends on size, quantity of tea, etc)

So pretty similar but no egg.
Barm brack sounds a pretty northern name - my mum never lived north of mid-Wales, but her dad's family had connections in the north-west, so maybe it came from there.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #139 on: September 22, 2011, 07:32:31 am »
The good news is that I've had a rebate of more than £200 from my electricity supplier. This is the second or third year that this has happened, and is mostly down to my younger daughter leaving home.

The bad news is that my VISA bill this month will be over £2000, boosted hugely by car insurance (>£600) and car service and repair (>£350).
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #140 on: September 22, 2011, 08:33:35 pm »
Car insurance £600!!! You need to shop around old thing.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #141 on: September 22, 2011, 08:36:12 pm »
Good news - I've finally figured out what sort of boss I have

Bad news - knob  ::-)

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #142 on: September 22, 2011, 09:15:01 pm »
boosted hugely by car insurance (>£600)
f    uckapig :o what are you driving,a space shuttle?

a 2.5 litre Volvo costs only half of that to insure.
Someone,somewhere must be able to offer you a better deal.

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #143 on: September 22, 2011, 09:31:28 pm »
Bad news, I'm not going to be able to make the FNRttS on the 30th

Good news, it's coz I'm being bunged some cash to do stuff I like.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #144 on: September 27, 2011, 01:08:58 pm »
Hurrah!  HMRC have sorted out the bugger-up with half the BigCo's employees' tax codes :thumbsup:

Bah!  I've just discovered I'm a higher-rate tax-payer :sick:  Bang goes my street cred...
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #145 on: September 28, 2011, 02:12:50 pm »
The SRAM Spectro hub gear turned up today & a neighbour took it in whilst I was out on a motorbike ride through the leafy lanes of Warwickshire. Bless.

Because I wasn't in & didn't get it early enough, I can't get the rim I want in time to have the Pompino ready for the weekend! I'm thinking of swapping the tyres on the Orbit that I'll have to take from Schwalbe Land cruisers to Schwalbe Delta Cruisers. There be hills in Shropshire.

Double bollocks: My LBS can't get hold of the rim for 4-5 days. Ho-hum.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 30, 2011, 05:53:03 am »
good news - my order is on its way!
bad news - so am i!  in one sense this is good news, for i shall have an adventure, but it does mean that next week will now start with attempting redelivery or collection from parcelfarce....

LindaG

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #147 on: September 30, 2011, 10:37:36 am »
good news - my order is on its way!
bad news - so am i!  in one sense this is good news, for i shall have an adventure, but it does mean that next week will now start with attempting redelivery or collection from parcelfarce....

Ooh, brown paper packages tied up with string tape, what you getting Crinkly?

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #148 on: October 05, 2011, 10:21:42 am »
The house that myself and Mrs T love, not that far from the current THoFC, has come up for sale.

It is £450k

I will let you guess which is which :(
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
    • John's Bikes
Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #149 on: October 05, 2011, 10:32:09 am »
The house that myself and Mrs T love, not that far from the current THoFC, has come up for sale.

It is £450k

I will let you guess which is which :(

My Mrs T managed to fall in love with a building in Brompton when we drove past on Sunday. BIG boarded up Victorian pile. For sale by auction. Lottery winners only, I suspect.  :hand:

PS. I seriously want to take a photo of our folders outside the Brompton General Store . . .  ;D
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.