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wednesday hit by shrapnel so small that it’s like we're leaking time

sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
edited January 2018 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gmc, much coffee, see if salesminion has set up call with gmc punter of gmc as instructed, if not, eviscerate as an example to others, more coffee, see new salesminioness and point out that their future is in their hands

seems about enough for a day

only january, 'strewth
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,911
    Morning, snow , rain and strong winds this morning, well the work i tendered for starts the last week in February until the beginning of July, first job in Bradford, am I looking forward to it?
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,844
    Morning to all you likely pensions, you'll soon be huddling together for warmth. Small amount of the white stuff, so country will grind to a halt as usual. Few hours kip then up and at em.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    no snow this end, might even get some sun before tonight's storms

    heigh ho etc.
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,878
    Our snow came and went last night, thankfully we had enough time for a snowball fight

    Today is WFH, which means I may get time to clean my race bike later! Or more likely walk the dog whilst the way talks about every detail of her few hours 'work'
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,611
    Morning!

    Not much snow, had to brush some hail off the car but that's it.
    Nice dry ride into the office, didn't seem that cold either.

    Queue for the shower again this morning, suppose it's good that there's more people riding.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    No snow down here in the tropics. Was talking to big spending Aussie customer and he was saying it 38' today going up to 42' tomorrow. I hope Spinner doesn't have those temperatures for humping furniture, mind you they are probably a thousand miles away or something.
    Short day for me as I have to take the female child up to Great Ormond Street for a check up. Doubt they'll say anything new or anything will change though.
    Bradford LD? Is it really worth it?
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,014
    Morning fellow earthlings,
    Very light dusting of sneeeeer this morning enough to confuse the dog and make the deer more irritable than normal.
    Work is amusing new manager appeared spoke to someone for a few minutes then vanished in a panic when he was told a brand new mac book pro had gone walkies (not me). Im doing the bare minimum last days next Friday so im using that as an excuse not to take on work.

    Later turbo an pub
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited January 2018
    Just applying for a St John first aid course so I can teach first aid to Bambina' scout group.

    Yes, the lady at St John did have a giggle when we were talking about backgrounds.

    "So, what's your background?"
    "Army trauma specialist, civvie ambulance front line medic, 20 years as a dive medic"
    "Hmmmm, righteo then....."
    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.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,878
    Just applying for a St John first aid course so I can teach first aid to Bambina' scout group.

    Yes, the lady at St John did have a giggle when we were talking about backgrounds.

    You told her about your end of life 'care'!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    tlw1 wrote:
    Just applying for a St John first aid course so I can teach first aid to Bambina' scout group.

    Yes, the lady at St John did have a giggle when we were talking about backgrounds.

    You told her about your end of life 'care'!

    I remained silent on that matter. I was slightly scared of her.
    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.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,984
    sungod wrote:
    minioness
    I like that word, was wondering how to describe mine.

    Chilly ride in with a bit of a headwind, but dumping the bike in the basement to retrieve tomorrow evening as it's cider night tonight with some old Uni mates. Hopefully the cider will keep me warm as I haven't got a coat :)

    Now stuffing face - this morning was the third lot of pedalling in just over 24 hours and the metabolic furnace has been turned up a few notches.
    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]
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Arrrshole of the day


    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... chael-wall

    And what on earth is his burd thinking of staying with him? Oh, 50k a week probably..

    Frickin' society.
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    Snow from last night has gawn... Pity.

    Finished another job at PPP and soon on to the next one once DPD et al have delivered their wares. Pics to follow.

    Snow later apparently. Yay!

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Currently got about 11" of snow sitting at the moment, more forecast overnight. In a weird turn of events my boss up in Perth called this morning to say he'd rather we didn't try to get to the office today because of the snow, he was weirdly nice on the phone

    Went outside last night and it was silent aside from the odd branch falling off the trees, the driveway was blocked and this one fell on my garage this morning. Finally got it off and my saw died during the last cut so it's not all neatly stacked in the woodstore yet...
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    haydenm wrote:
    Currently got about 11" of snow sitting at the moment, more forecast overnight. In a weird turn of events my boss up in Perth called this morning to say he'd rather we didn't try to get to the office today because of the snow, he was weirdly nice on the phone

    Went outside last night and it was silent aside from the odd branch falling off the trees, the driveway was blocked and this one fell on my garage this morning. Finally got it off and my saw died during the last cut so it's not all neatly stacked in the woodstore yet...
    26907532_10155807772185659_1407661581243603676_n_copy.jpg

    so that was your place i went past earlier
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    I made a giant snowdick. The OH thought it was going to be a snowman so she helped. The glorious land of near-the-motorway-in-south-scotland isn't ready for such things
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Just ordered the new bodywork for the RGV. Ooooooooh how exciting. :)
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    haydenm wrote:
    I made a giant snowdick. The OH thought it was going to be a snowman so she helped. The glorious land of near-the-motorway-in-south-scotland isn't ready for such things

    No wandering souls from the M74 log jam tapping on your window for a hot cuppa?
    Your garage was lucky.

    Did you get thunder and lightening last night? Christ, it woke me up it was so loud.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Disappointingly dry and sunny today in East Anglia. Sister tells me they had thunderstorm and blizzard in W Yorkshire, with a sprinkling of motorised morons.

    Hoping for snow; just taken delivery of a load of very good logs and the logburner is suddenly like a small nuclear reactor.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    keef66 wrote:
    Hoping for snow; just taken delivery of a load of very good logs and the logburner is suddenly like a small nuclear reactor.

    Makes a hell of a difference. Of course, this is very bad news for you as you will be less inclined to extract yourself from the vicinity of it so that you can shed a few of those excess pounds :wink:
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    pinno wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    I made a giant snowdick. The OH thought it was going to be a snowman so she helped. The glorious land of near-the-motorway-in-south-scotland isn't ready for such things

    No wandering souls from the M74 log jam tapping on your window for a hot cuppa?
    Your garage was lucky.

    Did you get thunder and lightening last night? Christ, it woke me up it was so loud.

    Nope, I did think about walking down to have a look but it's a mile or two and I wanted to go to bed. Felt very sorry for them, can't be pleasant, the mountain rescue were out trying to help people though. I saw the thunder-snow at about 9ish, I kept seeing flashes out of the corner of my eye for about half an hour before it came over, hoping the OH's gopro got some shots of it. Another amber warning for tonight, the novelty is starting to wear off and I want my new work laptop from Perth now
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    pinno wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    Hoping for snow; just taken delivery of a load of very good logs and the logburner is suddenly like a small nuclear reactor.

    Makes a hell of a difference. Of course, this is very bad news for you as you will be less inclined to extract yourself from the vicinity of it so that you can shed a few of those excess pounds :wink:

    I agree, I have finally decided to start burning all the hardwoods I had stored instead of the 'softwoods of questionable origin' that I have been running on since we moved in. Also signed up to the Dumfries wood fuel collective and have had some interesting composite things to burn from them
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    Clear blue skies here, had a nice meander back to Waterloo with the female child. Stopped for a coffee on the way at a nice little Italian place.
    All good as far as hospital were concerned. They’ve signed her off as there’s nothing more they can do but sending a letter for referral to get a bit more help locally and gave a few more pointers on things to try. So all good in that respect.
    Lucky SG only drew a smiley face on your car as he passed HM.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    veronese68 wrote:
    Lucky SG only drew a smiley face on your car as he passed HM.

    That is what reminded me of the snowdick story actually, unfortunately there are only three houses up here and car-based obscenities would certainly cause some discussion...
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    pinno wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    Hoping for snow; just taken delivery of a load of very good logs and the logburner is suddenly like a small nuclear reactor.

    Makes a hell of a difference. Of course, this is very bad news for you as you will be less inclined to extract yourself from the vicinity of it so that you can shed a few of those excess pounds :wink:

    Very true. Half a tin of caramelised cranberry cookies last night while being pleasantly irradiated and watching Emelia Fox and chums doing implausible forensic work.

    I now realise just how bad the 'special offer' bagged Aldi logs actually were. Definitely damp and probably softwood. I'd have taken them back if the disinterested girl on the checkout hadn't put them through as mashed potato, and the manager already given us a free bottle of wine when we complained that their offer price was no different from the individual bag price.

    Hollow victory...
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    keef66 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    Hoping for snow; just taken delivery of a load of very good logs and the logburner is suddenly like a small nuclear reactor.

    Makes a hell of a difference. Of course, this is very bad news for you as you will be less inclined to extract yourself from the vicinity of it so that you can shed a few of those excess pounds :wink:

    Very true. Half a tin of caramelised cranberry cookies last night while being pleasantly irradiated and watching Emelia Fox and chums doing implausible forensic work.

    I now realise just how bad the 'special offer' bagged Aldi logs actually were. Definitely damp and probably softwood. I'd have taken them back if the disinterested girl on the checkout hadn't put them through as mashed potato, and the manager already given us a free bottle of wine when we complained that their offer price was no different from the individual bag price.

    Hollow victory...

    Is that the sole fuel you run yours on? I'm always deeply suspicious of supermarket deals but I found the Home Bargains actually had the best price of the Verdo compressed composite logs even compared to some of the professional suppliers. Unfortunately Verdo pulled out of the UK and someone has bought their Grangemouth plant so they aren't in at the moment. Have you tried the BSW 'Hotties'? Similar sort of thing, quite impressed so far
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    I'm quite happy just burning softwoods. It's predominantly Larch and purchased from a wood supplier. I stack it way in advance and it burns pretty hot.
    It's handy having some hard woods to keep the fire in for a couple of hours. If only I could get Ash in large quantities.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,055
    I have gas fired central heating. Keeps the whole house at a constant temperature.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Have an unlimited supply of pallet board so until I was given a couple of trees last year I used to burn that all the time - burns really quickly but burns really hot.

    Damn ugly to look at but store it away and only bring in what you need at that time.
    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.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,055
    Are you fcukers not on mains gas or something? Why are you burning stuff like primitives?
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