Author Topic: The Good News / Bad News Thread  (Read 198626 times)

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2525 on: June 14, 2019, 03:07:13 pm »
Montserrat is worth a visit if you get a chance.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2526 on: June 14, 2019, 05:07:51 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.

It will neither be spring nor moonless...

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2527 on: June 17, 2019, 10:50:29 am »
BN: The screw fell out of the arm of my glasses as I left the doctors.

GN: There's an opticians in the practice who fixed them for me

EBN: FOC :thumbsup:

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2528 on: July 19, 2019, 11:43:31 pm »
BN: its raining and town is onr big puddle.
GN: I've just discovered that i can ride home from the station without putting a foot down.
BN: a wetsuit might have been more appropriate than denim, but maybe less so for the cinema. I'm soaked after less than 10 minutes out.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2529 on: July 20, 2019, 10:37:14 am »
GN: I managed to get tickets for tomorrow's Proclaimers concert at Edinburgh Castle.
BN(GN): My daughter qualified for a gala in Sheffield the same weekend. I am in Sheffield
GN: I (unsurprisingly) managed to sell my Proclaimers tickets in minutes - at face value - on Ticketmaster
BN: The Travelodge was £234 for the 2 nights
GN: The Hilton was £212 and is MUCH nicer
GN: I am <5 mins from the pool. Watching other people's kids swim up and down a pool in a humid viewing area is not my idea of fun.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2530 on: July 20, 2019, 01:02:09 pm »
Sheffield to Edinburgh and back, that's about 500 miles, right?   ;D
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CAMRAMan

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2531 on: July 20, 2019, 02:48:15 pm »
500M of swimming is more than enough :-)

One consolation is that I shall soon witness the mighty River Don Engine running in Steam. Followed closely by a pint in the Millowners' Arms.
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CAMRAMan

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2532 on: August 23, 2019, 09:05:22 pm »
GN: The wait for my new flat is nearly over. I signed the contract today
BN: It won't be ready for a month
GN: The lounge overlooks countryside and Warwick racecourse
BN: My (for-now) wife will soon find out that my daughter will be moving in with me. Do we have a shit-hits-fan emoji?
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2533 on: August 25, 2019, 05:28:04 pm »
Depending on your feelings about tha matter, either  8) or  :o I'd have thought....
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2534 on: August 26, 2019, 07:06:33 pm »
Good news: i've cleaned, oiled, checked over and ridden up the street on half a dozen bikes today.

Alarming news: in preparation for N-several.

Good news: you've not missed the adverts, I've just gone to the beach to meet an old friend and recover from the shock.



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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2535 on: August 27, 2019, 08:46:04 am »
Not entirely unrelated...
BN: I've pulled my back
GN: it's hot enough for sandals, so i didn't have to bend over and do socks and laces.
BN: it's hot enough that this heat pack feels sweaty already.
More BN: holding hadlebars is the wrong sort of bending.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2536 on: August 27, 2019, 10:08:05 am »
GN - I’m in Japan, albeit for work.

BN - It’s “sauna season” and around 90% humidity.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2537 on: August 27, 2019, 10:45:11 am »
GN: While waiting for my new job to start  I'm on gardening leave.
BN: Nope. There is no BN.
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2538 on: August 27, 2019, 10:48:04 am »
GN: While waiting for my new job to start  I'm on gardening leave.
BN: Nope. There is no BN.
We used to have a thread for that. https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12.msg41#msg41
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2539 on: August 27, 2019, 11:28:19 am »
GN: My esteemed employer is sending me on a training course! (dog knows why, but hey ho)  :-\
BN: It's a five day course, my workload won't disappear for the duration  >:(
GN: But it is in Den Bosch, which is a Rather Good Place, IME  :D
BN: But I am on a diet so no beer, poffertjes or stroopwafels  :(

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2540 on: August 27, 2019, 11:34:31 am »
GN: My esteemed employer is sending me on a training course! (dog knows why, but hey ho)  :-\
BN: It's a five day course, my workload won't disappear for the duration  >:(
GN: But it is in Den Bosch, which is a Rather Good Place, IME  :D
BN: But I am on a diet so no beer, poffertjes or stroopwafels :(

What happens in den Bosch stays in Den Bosch.....
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If it ain't bad for you it ain't worth doing

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2541 on: August 30, 2019, 02:25:09 pm »
BN: We have returned to being a two car household (give it 18 months and that might well become 3).

GN: The place I am currently contracting at have extended my contract to keep me in work whilst the pre-employment checks complete. This means I will have more than enough to cover for the above (the first part, not the second!)
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2542 on: September 05, 2019, 05:53:33 am »
BN: My bike was retired from commuting duties, and from last night (night shift) I'll be using the car

GN: Only because I needed to clear out my locker......... I am now retired  😀😀😀

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2543 on: September 05, 2019, 07:50:04 am »
GN: a bright shiny morning.
MGN: the waistband of these trousers feels looser. Is the diet actually working  :D  ?


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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2544 on: September 05, 2019, 07:56:39 am »
GN: a bright shiny morning.
MGN: the waistband of these trousers feels looser. Is the diet actually working  :D  ?


BN: SlugsSlugsSlugs

That's just madness.


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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2545 on: September 05, 2019, 10:31:12 am »
It must be slugs, slugs, slugs
Nothing more, nothing less,
Slugs are the best
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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2546 on: September 05, 2019, 01:16:10 pm »
I took the shell off my racing snail, after all it stands to reason that a lighter more streamlined racing snail will go faster. Imagine my chagrin when it just made him more sluggish.

I’ll collect my coat on my way out.  ;D
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Kim

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2547 on: September 05, 2019, 01:20:40 pm »
It must be slugs, slugs, slugs
Nothing more, nothing less,
Slugs are the best

They want to be near me
Every night, every day
I know it's hedgehogs I need
To take the slugs away
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2548 on: September 05, 2019, 01:41:56 pm »
Congratulations Andy.

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Re: The Good News / Bad News Thread
« Reply #2549 on: September 05, 2019, 02:03:48 pm »
BN: The inland revenue sent me a letter saying I paid the wrong amount of tax.
GN: They demanded I reclaim £772