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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #325 on: June 29, 2011, 08:07:36 pm »
You are usually OK to ride it to the actual MOT station if you have an appointment there.
Feline speaks right.
My recent experience of M/C MOTs is there's no longer such a thing as 'turn up and test' - it requires an appointment.

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #326 on: June 29, 2011, 09:42:23 pm »
You are usually OK to ride it to the actual MOT station if you have an appointment there.
Feline speaks right.
My recent experience of M/C MOTs is there's no longer such a thing as 'turn up and test' - it requires an appointment.

Ah but by the time I can get it in for an MOT it won't be taxed either (thanks for the reminder, off to SORN it now).

I could probably get away with it but Dad has his van and ramp and works shifts so will be free on a weekday to get it dropped off to the testing place. So thin it's probably easier to do it that way.

I just annoyed with myself as thought it was July the MOT was due not June, though I now recall wondering if taxing online would work last year as had only MOTd it a few hours previously and wasn't sure if the system would have updated.

So I really should have remembered both tax and MOT were due at the same time  ::-)
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #327 on: June 30, 2011, 07:49:36 am »
Eurostar!  I used to look forward to my cooked breakfast. Now what do I get? Yogurt, croissant and a roll. Bah!

And my ticket no longer goes to 'any Belgian station'

Simonb

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #328 on: June 30, 2011, 07:54:10 am »
Bloody seagulls at 4.30am.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #329 on: June 30, 2011, 08:25:32 am »
Eurostar!  I used to look forward to my cooked breakfast. Now what do I get? Yogurt, croissant and a roll. Bah!

And my ticket no longer goes to 'any Belgian station'

Oh no!  :o

(Never had brekkie on Eurostar, but have used the onward travel quite often.)
 
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #330 on: June 30, 2011, 10:20:32 am »
Eurostar!  I used to look forward to my cooked breakfast. Now what do I get? Yogurt, croissant and a roll. Bah!

And my ticket no longer goes to 'any Belgian station'

On the plus side, at least you know where you'll be going now.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #331 on: June 30, 2011, 01:58:30 pm »
Bloody seagulls at 4.30am.

As a UKC graduate, seagulls always make some little part of my brain think it's under exam conditions and have a little panic.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #332 on: June 30, 2011, 06:39:17 pm »
Remind me not to drink lots of coffee and eat lots of sugary food. Now all wired and slightly manic.   :sick:


Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #333 on: June 30, 2011, 07:39:26 pm »
Remind me not to drink lots of coffee and eat lots of sugary food. Now all wired and slightly manic.   :sick:



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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #334 on: July 01, 2011, 03:26:26 pm »
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With effect from Monday 4th July our shared e-mail address of UKSharedServ,HR-UKSS will be changing it's name to reflect our new department title of People Team. The new e-mail address is UKSharedServ, Peopleteam-UKSS.
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People Team? :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #335 on: July 01, 2011, 03:51:34 pm »
"Hi
 
With effect from Monday 4th July our shared e-mail address of UKSharedServ,HR-UKSS will be changing it's name to reflect our new department title of People Team. The new e-mail address is UKSharedServ, Peopleteam-UKSS.
"

People Team? :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:

Presumably previously it was manned by automatons or cyborgs, but now, due to cut backs it is cheaper to man it with YTS-ers?
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #336 on: July 01, 2011, 04:29:44 pm »
I have a client who is insisting I use Brush Script MT on a website. That is probably only trumped by Comic Sans.

I am trying to educate him but he's having none of it  ::-)
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #337 on: July 05, 2011, 11:24:36 am »
Bookshop!  I ordered that book on June 23rd.  It arrived today.  You are in New Addington, not rural fucking Neptune.

Friend X, if, as I suspect, you require bedspace at Larrington Towers on Saturday do you not think it would be a good idea to tell me?  That way I might assemble the arsedness to remove the mountains of crap obscuring the kitchen table and two-thirds of the drawing room floor.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #338 on: July 05, 2011, 11:28:58 am »
Chain Reaction - the speed of your service is indeed commendable, but was there really any need to put an Alfine fitting kit into a gert big cardboard box when a jiffy bag would have done the job just as well with the loss of far fewer trees?

Also (and totally unrelated to CRC):

Where the bloody hell are the brevet cards I ordered nearly a month ago? The natives are getting restless.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #339 on: July 05, 2011, 11:29:57 am »
I have a client who is insisting I use Brush Script MT on a website. That is probably only trumped by Comic Sans.

I am trying to educate him but he's having none of it  ::-)
The customer is always right, even when it's painfully obvious they're talking complete bollocks.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #340 on: July 05, 2011, 02:20:47 pm »
Body.  Sort yourself out.  I have just been awarded two weeks off work with this stupid hurty foot, and been ordered to rest.  No gym.  No heavy domestic work.  And absolutely no cycling.

FFS.    >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(     :facepalm:

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #341 on: July 05, 2011, 09:21:41 pm »
Oh for heaven's sake.  I pop off for a wee, and come back to find I've missed out on an IM conversation with my daughter.  I've not heard from her in weeks!

Oh, well, at least I know she's alive  ::-)

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #342 on: July 05, 2011, 09:22:51 pm »
Body.  Sort yourself out.  I have just been awarded two weeks off work with this stupid hurty foot, and been ordered to rest.  No gym.  No heavy domestic work.  And absolutely no cycling.

FFS.    >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(     :facepalm:

 :o

Not even a leetle...?

LindaG

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #343 on: July 05, 2011, 09:24:43 pm »
Nope.  No cycling.  No gardening.  No decorating.

I'm going to be bored, aren't I?

This weekend's cycle camping with Crusty is now cancelled.  What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???

He's thinking of doing MSeries's ride on Sunday.  I could drive down and meet them all for coffee.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #344 on: July 05, 2011, 09:28:39 pm »
Nope.  No cycling.  No gardening.  No decorating.

I'm going to be bored, aren't I?

This weekend's cycle camping with Crusty is now cancelled.  What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???

He's thinking of doing MSeries's ride on Sunday.  I could drive down and meet them all for coffee.
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #345 on: July 05, 2011, 09:30:20 pm »
What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???

Fettle.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #346 on: July 05, 2011, 09:48:47 pm »
What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???

Fettle.

Aye, you can re-build my wheel for me :-*

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #347 on: July 05, 2011, 10:03:56 pm »
My sister knits.

I don't understand it personally, but it seems to work for her....

If you're OK to drive you could come to York on Monday or Tuesday and we could be ladies wot lunch.

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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #348 on: July 05, 2011, 10:06:50 pm »
My sister knits.

I don't understand it personally, but it seems to work for her....

If you're OK to drive you could come to York on Monday or Tuesday and we could be ladies wot lunch.

That might be nice  :)

This is Linda, by the way, not Crusty   :D
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Re: The Grumble thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #349 on: July 05, 2011, 10:07:49 pm »

What do people do, who don't walk or cycle?   ???


Read and post on internet fora? ;)

In all seriousness, how about a reading book or two?  If the weather permits, perhaps in a park or somewhere else pleasant rather than sitting at home.
 
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