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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2500 on: April 12, 2019, 08:44:51 pm »
Very good!
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citoyen

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2501 on: April 16, 2019, 05:49:13 pm »
BN: I definitely won't be able to do PBP this year.

GN: The reason for that BN is that my maternity cover contract looks like being made permanent (the person I'm covering for has decided she's not coming back to work). When I took the job on, I was expecting the contract to finish by the end of July, which would have been perfect PBP-wise, but if I'm staying, the schedule means there's no way I will be able to take the time off in August. But a permanent contract is excellent news for all sorts of reasons, so not to be sniffed at.

++GN: One of those reasons is that I'll be able to take advantage of the C2W scheme to replace my dead Brompton (and will have justifiable reason for doing so).

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2502 on: April 17, 2019, 07:49:25 pm »
BN. A local village pond had all its fish hoovered out some months ago by scrotes.
GN. Visited today and pond was full of fish of all sizes.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2503 on: May 01, 2019, 01:53:03 pm »
Good news: Back in March i got a ticket and bike reservation to get me back from Glasgow later in May (a daytime train).

Bad news (then): the phone booking with virgin was time and energy consuming and they couldn't sort me out a seat reservation.

Good news: went to Brighton station today to see if they could rustle me up a seat. They could.

More good news: the original bike reservation was for the right day of the month, but the wrong month (March). The ticket office lady spotted this and got me a correct bike reservation as well.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2504 on: May 02, 2019, 05:58:56 pm »
BN:
And now a grumble, just to restore this thread to its allotted grumpiness quotient. I've lost the pump that mounted in a bracket next to the bottle cage on one of my bikes. It could have fallen off while I was riding (but I think I'd have noticed – probably felt and/or seen it fall, as it was on the downtube, and heard the clunk), it could be hiding somewhere at home (but I don't remember removing it and I've looked in all the places), it could have got knocked off while parked in town (boo!), or it could have been stolen (grrrrrrrrrrrr!). Either of the last two seems the most likely. Still, I'd had it ten years and IIRC it came free with a bike (that I no longer have), so okay. But now I need a new one. Probably go for one that I can put in a pannier, as I pretty much always have a pannier on this bike. Except then it's bound to end up in the wrong pannier...
The answer, of course, is to have one pump for each pannier, left and right. And one for each small pannier as well, just in case I use those instead. Oh, and one for the rack pack. Hmm....£$£
GN: Found the little Blackburn pump! Along with its bracket, which I could zip tie to the top tube. And it's still in very good condition despite being about 30 years old (I think). It is a bit small for my big 700x38 tyres though. But I also found one of those Zefal HPX pumps, the ones that look really oldskool though I think mine's only a couple of years old. I'd forgotten I had that one. Too big for a pannier though and I reckon leaving on a town bike is just going to get it nicked, so I'll use the Blackburn. Aluminium barrel, wooh!
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Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2505 on: May 03, 2019, 12:07:43 am »
I'm still rattling a Cyclaire around in the bottom of my shopping pannier for that reason.  Its high performance to pannierbility ratio (combined with coming in a little bag with room for some tyre levers, a box of patches and assorted pingfuckits) makes it a good utility bike pump, though (BN) the chuck on mine's getting a bit iffy these days.

Road Morph's fine in its bracket on the tourer, but it's not ideal for cramming into a rack bag, and I'm not sure how well it would take to being crushed by tins of BOGOF beans.  Maybe I'll just tape a few CO2 cartridges together and have done with it.  The tyres I'm using are good training sturdy enough that visitations aren't a frequent occurrence.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2506 on: May 10, 2019, 03:31:11 pm »
BN: I manage to break the winding crown pinion on my less than two year old watch (OK, strictly not a winder, it is an automatic) by means of a very strange interface between my wrist and a plastic shopping trolley, French hypermarket stylee. Don't ask me how I did it, got jammed in and the only way out was ping. Contemplated sending it to an independent watch repairer, decided that I'd go official.

GN: Just heard from them, they're going to repair under warranty!

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2507 on: May 14, 2019, 03:58:17 pm »
GN: My new lawn mower arrived today
BN: After one strip of lawn it stopped working.

Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2508 on: May 14, 2019, 07:01:24 pm »
GN: My new lawn mower arrived today
BN: After one strip of lawn it stopped working.

GN: Built-in excuse to go for a bike ride.   :thumbsup:
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2509 on: May 19, 2019, 03:05:09 pm »
gn: I still have bottles of 2009 Bordeaux
bn: I drank a whole bottle (of Chateau Beaumont)

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2510 on: May 19, 2019, 04:49:29 pm »
GN: I saw 6 goals and history being made.
BN: I saw 6 goals being scored and waved a flag.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2511 on: May 20, 2019, 01:39:19 pm »
GN: I saw 6 goals and history being made.
BN: I saw 6 goals being scored and waved a flag.

From that I take it you were in the Yellow and Red end.  :facepalm:

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2512 on: May 20, 2019, 04:53:05 pm »
GN: I am planning a holiday, more later
GN: This is because I finally made a decision to get my arse in gear and apply for contract jobs (I have been sticking out for perm, but no dice so far)
BN: See second GN
GN: Still have more than enough money to see me through the next few months, which appears to scare interviewers...
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2513 on: May 23, 2019, 08:52:06 am »
BN: Our 300L water heater popped its top last night - looked like a failed soufflée with water running down one side.
GN: El Prez's job was fitting the things. Tomorrow he's bringing his trailer and we'll go get a new one & he'll fit it, then help cart the old one off to the dump recycling centre.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2514 on: May 28, 2019, 06:12:19 pm »
Hurrah:Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles has CHOKLIT flapjack bites again  :thumbsup:
Bah:Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles no longer has a watchdoctor's emporium in the car park  >:(
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2515 on: May 28, 2019, 09:52:40 pm »
GN: I saw 6 goals and history being made.
BN: I saw 6 goals being scored and waved a flag.

From that I take it you were in the Yellow and Red end.  :facepalm:

Sorry, just seen this. Yes, that's where I was...
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CAMRAMan

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2516 on: May 29, 2019, 10:24:11 am »
BN: The North Birmingham team beat the Rams
BN: Cameron & William Windsor - both faux fans - could pretend to be elated and be real people
GN: I'm struggling to think of anything...
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2517 on: June 04, 2019, 09:27:26 pm »
some oik launched an egg at me (on a bike) from a passing chavmobile today

gn: it bounced off my torso and splatted on the pavement

what's wrong with some people? ???

Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2518 on: June 04, 2019, 10:46:50 pm »
what's wrong with some people? ???

It's the question of where they get the eggs.  They can't all be catering students, it's not Halloween (or northern equivalent) and pancake day was ages ago.  Are they doing the shopping for mum?  Will they get into trouble if half the eggs are missing?  Do they keep a box in the glove compartment just in case, like USAnians with handguns?

On a FNRttC some time ago, a chavmobile passed the group, then returned 5 minutes later having stocked up on ammunition at a 24hour supermarket.  But that must be exceptional.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2519 on: June 12, 2019, 03:56:06 pm »
GN - Locally, the Sunne will shine again!
BN _ According to yr.no, not until around 0600 o'clock hrs on Friday. And then only for a couple of hours.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2520 on: June 14, 2019, 08:10:52 am »
GN: Hurrah! I'm being paid to go to Barcelona next week
BN: Bah! This week would have been more sociable
MBN: No flights from London City any more, Boo!
EMBN: They want me to stay in the same hotel Oh noooooo
GN: At least I'm senior enough these days to Just Say No. he he he


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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2521 on: June 14, 2019, 09:56:16 am »
Enjoy it, I've flown into Barcelona but never visited.  Last time was Andorra, which is a great drive up into the mountains to a tax-free haven
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2522 on: June 14, 2019, 01:55:02 pm »
Aiiiii. MBN. The address of where I have to be has Llobregat as part of its name. Hmmm. Great for the airport......

I suspect my hotel will be a ride away.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2523 on: June 14, 2019, 02:02:11 pm »
Aiiiii. MBN. The address of where I have to be has Llobregat as part of its name. Hmmm. Great for the airport......

I suspect my hotel will be a ride away.

Is that anything like Llareggub? Maybe you'll get a glimpse of the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea. 
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2524 on: June 14, 2019, 02:35:57 pm »
It certainly is similar. Bugger all except for a brewery.