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  • ProssPross Posts: 26,012
    Maybe it is, he needed a new job.
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 1,152
    Good thing he's not sounding like WvA -- You wouldn't get any work done. ;)
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,785
    Blackbirds singing marking their territory. A nice day and a real sense of spring. The Robins have been singing through out winter.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,342
    A nice pile of local split hardwood delivered for the Jotul. This lot will get another two years of drying before it's burned. It didn't give me as much pleasure stacking it in August when it was 30C.


  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,342
    I'm not sure what's going on, but I just had excellent service from Yodel, delivering a router sent out from Talktalk last night, excellent parcel tracking so I knew where it was street by street, and a pleasant driver.

    There's a first time for everything, I suppose.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,012
    Billy Monger. Suffering those horrendous injuries at such a young age, coming back to do the sport he loves and now completing the sort of challenge for Comic Relief that luvvies with two legs usually make a big deal about taking part in. Inspirational.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,292 Lives Here
    Cycling season starts tomorrow
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,484
    Step 1 was an annoyance. Having to dismantle my hifi to fit a wfh computer setup.
    Step 2 was reinstalling my amp & speakers with the speakers either side of the desk, then connecting the phone dock.
    I definitely do not want to return to the office now! 😎
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    pblakeney said:

    then connecting the phone dock.

    Visions of...



  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,484

    pblakeney said:

    then connecting the phone dock.

    Visions of...



    Not quite, but if I hooked up my turntable again then I'd have an older component. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 14,620
    Calendar of photos by Simon Gill

  • ProssPross Posts: 26,012
    First ride on the road on my carbon road bike today for a couple of years and first time riding it with the new groupset and wheels. The gear change and braking on the new Shimano 105 5700 compared to the previous (10 year old) Tiagra is incredible. Just a small, light movement followed by a crisp gear change. The bike itself felt so good after a few rides on my CAADX recently too. Downside is it made me realise how unfit I am for cycling, even allowing for my route taking in some every steep climbs with narrow, single lane descents the speed was embarassing and I was certainly grateful for the new compact chainset and larger cassette (now very close to a 1:1 gear ratio whereas in a former life my minimum was 2:1).
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,342
    Pross said:

    First ride on the road on my carbon road bike today for a couple of years and first time riding it with the new groupset and wheels. The gear change and braking on the new Shimano 105 5700 compared to the previous (10 year old) Tiagra is incredible. Just a small, light movement followed by a crisp gear change. The bike itself felt so good after a few rides on my CAADX recently too. Downside is it made me realise how unfit I am for cycling, even allowing for my route taking in some every steep climbs with narrow, single lane descents the speed was embarassing and I was certainly grateful for the new compact chainset and larger cassette (now very close to a 1:1 gear ratio whereas in a former life my minimum was 2:1).


    Reminds me of my first ride on my (then) new SuperSix with Ultegra in 2010. Total joy after everything I'd ridden before.

    I hope your pleasure will only increase now, as you regain fitness.
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 1,785
    Getting back from a good ride today with the Sun low in the calm, clear, blue sky.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 14,620
    The whole 42 minutes of the Beatles/Billy Preston rooftop concert will be in the film out this year. First time.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,749
    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,677
    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,749
    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 3,334
    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    You want to be really careful of buildup. Give her a good hose down each evening.
    Genesis Croix de Fer
    Cube Attain
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,677
    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 6,342
    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?


    Only on triplets.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,677

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?


    Only on triplets.
    There's a melodic joke somewhere in there too.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,749
    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,047
    edited 9 March
    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    Unusual.

    Mind you, once that master locking censored is released, you may look back wistfully at these 3 days in the future.

    Seriously though. Hope all is well.

    Edit. T urd is censored?

    2nd edit. T urd is now OK?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,484

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    Unusual.

    Mind you, once that master locking censored is released, you may look back wistfully at these 3 days in the future.

    Seriously though. Hope all is well.

    Edit. T urd is censored?

    2nd edit. T urd is now OK?
    You are forgetting the rule of plurals. 😉
    Turds.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,007
    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    we had that (too long ago to remember how many days) and I still remember the merriment on the docs face as he left the cubicle after inserting the suppository
  • Markall84Markall84 Posts: 13
    Walking outside in nice weather after 2 weeks of constant rain
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 4,749

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    we had that (too long ago to remember how many days) and I still remember the merriment on the docs face as he left the cubicle after inserting the suppository
    Merriment a euphemism for shoite?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    elbowloh said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    we had that (too long ago to remember how many days) and I still remember the merriment on the docs face as he left the cubicle after inserting the suppository
    Merriment a euphemism for shoite?
    I don't think I ever had that but I can remember at least two occasions when it was either the carpet or catch it in my hand...
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 13,007
    elbowloh said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    pinno said:

    elbowloh said:

    I'd forgotten how squeaky newborns can be.

    Everytime i pick her up or put her down, she squeaks. Number 1 son was exactly the same.

    3 in 1 oil?
    On a baby?

    No, i only use the good stuff, MucOff ceramic dry chain lube (its what i've got lying about).
    Okay, Cod liver oil.

    Anyhoo, what should cheer you up is this little bundle. Totally reliant on you. Totally selfish. Time consuming.
    But beautiful.
    She's not done a poo for 3 days now. Midwives aren't worried apparently...
    we had that (too long ago to remember how many days) and I still remember the merriment on the docs face as he left the cubicle after inserting the suppository
    Merriment a euphemism for shoite?
    lol - he was well clear by the time the explosion came
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