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thursday beside reality and outside sanity

sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
edited December 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

wfh, office of gmc later, punters of gmc punter of gmc being annoying, now rescheduled cloudy cloudy demo to tomorrow ffs, i'm upping the price a few k to compensate for the annoyance

got stuff being delivered this morning, a degree of chaos moving things around, just what i really want before crimbo

advent calendar choc soon
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,074
    Hybrid commute today as I need to wake up after late night and early morning

    Still doesn't feel like Christmas
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,750
    Morning, it’s more like a monsoon season here rather than Christmas season, more shopping to do , there’s just 7 of us for Christmas , we already have enough food for 20 people.
    Hoping this rain is going to stop some time soon
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    Morning All. Dark and damp here at the minute like my mood. On a high note decided on Xmas prezzie for my boss NOT, :wink: posted CV on various jobsite. Serves him right for mucking us about. :lol:
    Certainly surprised me looking online how many engineers required. Feeling wanted for a change.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Utterly honking outside. Curled up on couch drinking coffe and watching Penguins of Madagascar. Will go and do weights session in a bit but fully intend to stay out of the honkingness.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
    now in post-delivery re-organization phase, mrs s spouting nonsense about getting rid of stuff we don't need (i.e. mostly my stuff)

    off to cafe
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    oxoman wrote:
    Feeling wanted for a change.

    That include the OH?

    Morning ladies and gents. I shall clear my desk this morning (into the bin) then I'll go to Hicks with some of the crowd for a lunch prior to hitting the gym and not caring about the office until 2018 (that isn't true, some idiot gave me an interview with some media outlets regarding essay mills so I'll need to prep)

    New rear mech arrives later and the presents for The Date, hopefully gift wrapped already.
    Sungod - the calendar at work? How does it not get stolen

    Enjoy your films MF, and the train Lincoln.
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    Train [email protected] to work with MiniH3 to drop her with grandmother. They're going to the nutcracker at the ROH.

    Ping pong with school dads later.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Flâneur wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    Feeling wanted for a change.

    That include the OH?

    Morning ladies and gents. I shall clear my desk this morning (into the bin) then I'll go to Hicks with some of the crowd for a lunch prior to hitting the gym and not caring about the office until 2018 (that isn't true, some idiot gave me an interview with some media outlets regarding essay mills so I'll need to prep)

    New rear mech arrives later and the presents for The Date, hopefully gift wrapped already.
    Sungod - the calendar at work? How does it not get stolen

    Enjoy your films MF, and the train Lincoln.

    Thank you!
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Bb fitted into new TT bike. What a productive morning.

    I may get around to fitting my luscious carbon Fulcrum cranks in at some point.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    Cheers Flan. Yes even the OH. Looks like your very local to me.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,214
    Flâneur wrote:
    Sungod - the calendar at work? How does it not get stolen

    safely at home, which reminds me, choc time!
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,631
    Work at home today so bit of a lie in, last trip to the dentist for the year so I now have a fully reconstructed molar rather than a gap.

    Doing a bit of tidying up work-wise and making sure things are suitably teflon desked, delegated or put on hold over Christmas. Should be quite relaxing but can't have coffee until late morning when the bonding on the tooth has set properly. Ho hum.

    Starting to feel quite festive now despite the greyness outside.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional Thursday mild hangover is present and correct. Very noisy in the pub last night as there was a Christmas party in half of it. 'Tis the season for others to drink as much as TLW does all the time. Rather dark and drizzly for the wobble in to work this morning, rather warm though. Shouldn't be too busy today so I can shirk and eat cake to my heart's content. Bought a Pandoro in to share so will crack that open shortly. Might need someone to go and make me a cup of tea first.
    hopkinb wrote:
    Ping pong with school dads later.
    Piña can give you some instruction if you ask him nicely.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,631
    veronese68 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Ping pong with school dads later.
    Piña can give you some instruction if you ask him nicely.
    Depends whether it's the version of ping pong that Pinno teaches, or the Thai version :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    veronese68 wrote:
    Morning folks,
    Traditional Thursday mild hangover is present and correct. Very noisy in the pub last night as there was a Christmas party in half of it. 'Tis the season for others to drink as much as TLW does all the time. Rather dark and drizzly for the wobble in to work this morning, rather warm though. Shouldn't be too busy today so I can shirk and eat cake to my heart's content. Bought a Pandoro in to share so will crack that open shortly. Might need someone to go and make me a cup of tea first.
    hopkinb wrote:
    Ping pong with school dads later.
    Piña can give you some instruction if you ask him nicely.

    I'm basically assuming that I will be brilliant. Or discover that I'm [email protected] and just get p!ssed.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    hopkinb wrote:
    Train [email protected] to work with MiniH3 to drop her with grandmother. They're going to the nutcracker at the ROH.

    Ping pong with school dads later.
    Ooh ping pong! :D Iove ping pong, I spent 5 years training at a Buddhist temple in Siberia, but instead of wooden bats we had to hunt and kill vampire bats with our bare hands, which we would then fashion into bat shapes. We used hand grenades instead of balls which made the rallies really short and exciting. Needless to say I'm
    Pretty awesome 8)

    Picking up the in laws from Gatwick this evening, think I'll need a holiday after this week.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    oxoman wrote:
    Cheers Flan. Yes even the OH. Looks like your very local to me.

    Work in the provincial Roman town, live by the seaside on the peninsula. Nearest trail centre would be Degla. Should help you work out if your thought is correct.

    PS meant rain not Train regarding the weather earlier.
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    oxoman wrote:
    Certainly surprised me looking online how many engineers required. Feeling wanted for a change.

    What sort of engineering if you don't mind me asking? My dad and the OH's dad have retired from aerospace companies in the last 5 years and been contracting on and off since. They were both quote surprised at the amount of work there was going, especially the OH's dad working in the North of England.

    Last day today, then off down to my brother's to see his new house and get hammered in celebration of his recent engagement. Also, finally being paid my first time home buyers ISA bonus today despite moving in in February, complete shambles
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    Hayden, Currently Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer although originally electrically qualified first. Currently within GMC Food and Beverage FMCG sector although did 19yrs Automotive and 9yrs contracting through apprenticeship and beyond so can pretty much do anything I need. Suspect I may look at management again if I find the right place. No rush to leave yet. Let's see what the New Year brings. Massive shortage of experienced engineers of all trades, the younger ones only now how to replace stuff and not necessarily repair or improve. Sadly a sign of modern training regimes.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    oxoman wrote:
    Hayden, Currently Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer although originally electrically qualified first. Currently within GMC Food and Beverage FMCG sector although did 19yrs Automotive and 9yrs contracting through apprenticeship and beyond so can pretty much do anything I need. Suspect I may look at management again if I find the right place. No rush to leave yet. Let's see what the New Year brings. Massive shortage of experienced engineers of all trades, the younger ones only now how to replace stuff and not necessarily repair or improve. Sadly a sign of modern training regimes.

    Good luck anyway. My dad/OH's dad were both design engineers and my friend who has worked for EON, Rolls Royce and Renishaw is struggling to get any of them to help him through a degree despite him being the cleverest lad through school. With his grades he should have gone to Oxford but his dad told him doing an apprenticeship was better, he regrets it unfortunately
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,363
    My eldest is currently doing C&G electronic and electrical engineering at college and trying to get an apprenticeship, nobody will take kids on till they're 18 and the governments paid for the first 2 yrs of their training. He will effectively come out as qualified but with no experience. Hopefully he will pick something up, he was advised away from degree level as the biggest shortage is for hands on apprenticeship trained engineers.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    haydenm wrote:
    Also, finally being paid my first time home buyers ISA bonus today despite moving in in February, complete shambles

    At least you're getting it. Eldest son and his GF both had them, but ended up having to pay considerably more than £250k for their first home* and so don't qualify for a penny. And then to rub salt in the wound they completed the month before the stamp duty bung. Annoyed doesn't come close.

    *due mainly to it having to be near a station since she won't drive and works in London
  • Bah humbug... We thought we'd got organised by doing our Christmas food shop online. Went to add a few more items to the basket for delivery tomorrow only to find out half of it's now out of stock and unavailable.

    I shall now spend the rest of the afternoon fashioning a snow plow for my shopping trolley and hit the aisles around 9pm tonight!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    oxoman wrote:
    My eldest is currently doing C&G electronic and electrical engineering at college and trying to get an apprenticeship, nobody will take kids on till they're 18 and the governments paid for the first 2 yrs of their training. He will effectively come out as qualified but with no experience. Hopefully he will pick something up, he was advised away from degree level as the biggest shortage is for hands on apprenticeship trained engineers.


    Get him to join the RAF - they will get him through everything, it’s a brilliant life and he’ll meet top people and make great contacts while seeing the world from the luxury of a 5 Star hotel and a 4 day working week.

    No brained when it comes to this sort of stuff.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Afternoon,
    Flâneur wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    Cheers Flan. Yes even the OH. Looks like your very local to me.
    Work in the provincial Roman town
    Ditto
    Flâneur wrote:
    Nearest trail centre would be Degla.
    That's where I've been all morning. Finished up less muddy than on yesterday's road ride :roll:
    Nobody told me their rocky road cake had haribo in it, would explain why it felt like a brick.

    Pringles and a nap this afternoon I think.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    oxoman wrote:
    My eldest is currently doing C&G electronic and electrical engineering at college and trying to get an apprenticeship, nobody will take kids on till they're 18 and the governments paid for the first 2 yrs of their training. He will effectively come out as qualified but with no experience. Hopefully he will pick something up, he was advised away from degree level as the biggest shortage is for hands on apprenticeship trained engineers.

    We're just not very joined up in the UK. Too much emphasis on getting as many young people as possible to university and in to debt rather than preparing them for the world of work. censored all in terms of vocational training, apprenticeships etc. And then we wonder why we have graduates working in McDonalds, and we don't have enough tradesmen and engineers.

    My German colleague says it's all more cohesive over there. Youngsters are streamed according to their merits, abilities / skills, interests etc. Only the most academic go on to university, but there's a wide range of less cerebral and more practical options to choose from, and courses / apprenticeships seem to be linked to jobs / employers. You could dismiss it as elitist, but I just think it sounds sensible.

    His own son did something like an HNC in electronic engineering, which included some time working in industry, and he knew he had a (well paid, apparently) job with Siemens at the end of it. Something to do with the safety and signalling on the railways.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    keef66 wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    Also, finally being paid my first time home buyers ISA bonus today despite moving in in February, complete shambles

    At least you're getting it. Eldest son and his GF both had them, but ended up having to pay considerably more than £250k for their first home* and so don't qualify for a penny. And then to rub salt in the wound they completed the month before the stamp duty bung. Annoyed doesn't come close.

    *due mainly to it having to be near a station since she won't drive and works in London

    I can see how that would be slightly annoying! Luckily houses are dirt cheap here so we are living in a lovely house for 2/3rds of the max allowed, the downside is that it's Scotland (if that is a downside to you)... Our solicitor messed up, they said they would pay but asked us to complain about our bank first, the financial ombudsman said there was nothing they could do so complain to the law ombudsman and we might get our fees back too. Obviously out solicitor pleaded we didn't do that and I felt like we would be going back on what we agreed previously so I now finally have extra cash in the new bike fund. Complete waste of money for the government (although in this case they didn't pay out) but I guess it got us saving seriously
    Flâneur wrote:
    Nearest trail centre would be Degla.
    That's where I've been all morning. Finished up less muddy than on yesterday's road ride :roll:
    Nobody told me their rocky road cake had haribo in it, would explain why it felt like a brick.

    Pringles and a nap this afternoon I think.

    Sorry about the diversions...
  • haydenm wrote:
    Sorry about the diversions...
    We were wondering where the forest had gone.

    The fence at JJs was flattened and ended up going straight over it, but decided it probably wasn't the best place for an "oh sh*t tree" moment. The one at the start of the back was OK, just like the ultimate CX swamp.

    How come 500 m of trail is closed for months because of 2 fallen trees, but you can clear half the forest in 2 weeks? :mrgreen:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Stupid fukkking cranks. Bloody Italians.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    oxoman wrote:
    My eldest is currently doing C&G electronic and electrical engineering at college and trying to get an apprenticeship, nobody will take kids on till they're 18 and the governments paid for the first 2 yrs of their training. He will effectively come out as qualified but with no experience. Hopefully he will pick something up, he was advised away from degree level as the biggest shortage is for hands on apprenticeship trained engineers.


    Get him to join the RAF - they will get him through everything, it’s a brilliant life and he’ll meet top people and make great contacts while seeing the world from the luxury of a 5 Star hotel and a 4 day working week.

    No brained when it comes to this sort of stuff.

    Nailed on. Used to advise people who wanted this or med to look at the forces, especially if they were concerned about money
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
    Crudder
    CX
    Toy
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