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don't think there'll be a repeat of the last couple of days' sun

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,914
    Morning, milder again ,dog walked , Jane asked if I could get the decorations down, but it’s also the oldies Wednesday 50 ride,so I will be getting the bike out once she’s gone to work
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Haven’t had a mince pie yet! Hybrid commute is going to wake me up this morning. Later is cross fit, should really just go to the pub like last night (but perhaps not drink water)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Morning. Shopping with OH, hopefully young Oxo will go to school. Apparently about 1/4 of the school has been bad over the last few days. Cold enough outside for a frosty windscreen, hopefully gone by the time we leave. Ride out later to maintain my sanity before eldest gets me in full anger mode. Tried to dictate to me last night that he knew best over his insurance claim and that you should never use a credit card. Rammed it down his throat that without it he wouldn't be going to work in a car this wk after his accident. Arghh gobby inexperienced young adults.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    sungod said:

    'ning

    don't think there'll be a repeat of the last couple of days' sun

    coffee etc., subvert, overthrow, bail

    Loads of sunshine here, it's a beautiful morning, just a bit crunchy (or rock solid underfoot).
    Might go out and do some more inspecting once it warms up enough not to get frostbite.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    Wet, windy and mild here. Weather's definitely taken a dive.

    Must seek bigger chainsaw.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Morning. lovely sunshine here, rode yesterday so surf today.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    tlw1 said:

    Haven’t had a mince pie yet! Hybrid commute is going to wake me up this morning. Later is cross fit, should really just go to the pub like last night (but perhaps not drink water)

    You drank water? In a pub?
    This new forum set up really has screwed things up.
    I recommend eating a box of mince pies to wash them down a pint of vodka with a lemonade top.
    The lemonade top is only because you've turned into a bit of a lightweight recently.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Morning, more slavery, tired and headachey. Booked train for Birmingham next week and ordered some 11 speed shifters. I managed to fit 2.25 650b mtb tyres into the Croix de fer last night so I'm considering actually riding it like that...
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Blinking cleaners have had my mince pies away on their toes. We have a mouse problem, so any food left out gets binned. I forgot to put the pies in our biscuit tin, so they are gone. :'( My own fault, but no easier to take.

    Cheering myself up by booking warmer climes for May half term with mini & my mum. Mrs H3 is whisking mini off to Corfu at Easter, when I can't go due to year end commitments.

    Hotel in a scenic spot by the beach in southern Spain is current favourite, closer to Almeria than Malaga, though I can get to the land of the tabby for a similar sort of price, albeit self catering at the jolly dinosaur, rather than in a hotel. Decisions decisions.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    Is it a criminal offence not to be that fussed about mince pies on here? :) I don't mind them with a good helping of cream mind, but not mad about them.

    Tired this morning but got a good Full English at an advisors breakfast 'round table' event which has set me up nicely for the day. Was slightly late leaving as junior dog got hold of an ankle sock and we had to get it off him in case he tried to swallow it, cue chase round the living room. Stressbag got bitten in the process and was not happy.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Stevo_666 said:

    Is it a criminal offence not to be that fussed about mince pies on here? :) I don't mind them with a good helping of cream mind, but not mad about them.

    Burn him. :D

  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    I hate them. Dried fruit. Urgh.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Get the nice mince pies and its not dried fruit it's soaked in alcohol. 2 for vlad the impaler, mince pies rock.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    haydenm said:

    I hate them. Dried fruit. Urgh.

    Heretic.
    Burn him too. >:)
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    edited December 2019
    in case it had slipped your minds, may i refer you to the gentleman's magazine of 1773, wherein mr bavius discusses the virtues of the christmas pye and identifies certain of it's detractors


    you'll need to open it in a new tab/window as the crappy forum software shrinks it

    for more...
    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015016468293&view=1up&seq=636&size=125
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    I'm happy to leave some of you lot to eat all the pies ;)
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Sungod, if they can't read it as it is a visit to specsavers is required.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    i anticipated this issue, hence the link goes to the zoomable source document
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Surfed, not great but OK.

    Just watched new trailer for No Time to Die, the new Bond film out next year.
    Looks fantastic! Really sorry it's Daniel Craigs last outing as 007, he's been superb. The best in my opinion.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    oxoman said:

    Sungod, if they can't read it as it is a visit to specsavers is required.

    Or maybe a few too many alcohol infused mince pies.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    I like mince pies (too much) so Ive not eaten any yet as Im trying to lose weight, spent most of the morning ride cursing why motorists didnt seem prepared to give me no more than an arm lengths gap
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    If you're riding twice every day awavey, you can scoff at least 2 mince pies, one for each journey. At least that's what I tell myself as I let the belt out a notch... ;)
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    sungod said:

    in case it had slipped your minds, may i refer you to the gentleman's magazine of 1773, wherein mr bavius discusses the virtues of the christmas pye and identifies certain of it's detractors


    you'll need to open it in a new tab/window as the crappy forum software shrinks it

    for more...
    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015016468293&view=1up&seq=636&size=125

    This, I enjoyed. You just don't get this sort of exposition on the Christmas Pye in online newspaper BTL comments. Marvellous.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,539
    Spoufes! What the suck if thif fhing with 'f's and 's'f? 😳
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    orraloon said:

    Spoufes! What the suck if thif fhing with 'f's and 's'f? 😳

    :D
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Holiday booked for May bank holiday week. The lure of the tabby was strong, but the lure of cheaper flights and no cleaning/cooking was stronger. New bit of Spain for me too. I wonder how the jamón will be.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890

    tlw1 said:

    Haven’t had a mince pie yet! Hybrid commute is going to wake me up this morning. Later is cross fit, should really just go to the pub like last night (but perhaps not drink water)

    You drank water? In a pub?
    This new forum set up really has screwed things up.
    It was a new pub opening in the next village, so decided to stand out from the crowd and not drink drive
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    tlw1 said:

    Haven’t had a mince pie yet! Hybrid commute is going to wake me up this morning. Later is cross fit, should really just go to the pub like last night (but perhaps not drink water)

    You drank water? In a pub?
    This new forum set up really has screwed things up.
    I recommend eating a box of mince pies to wash them down a pint of vodka with a lemonade top.
    The lemonade top is only because you've turned into a bit of a lightweight recently.
    To be fair, cider is over 90% water.
    Whippet
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    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]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    hopkinb said:

    Holiday booked for May bank holiday week. The lure of the tabby was strong, but the lure of cheaper flights and no cleaning/cooking was stronger. New bit of Spain for me too. I wonder how the jamón will be.

    Which part of Spain?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Only across a bit from where I"ve been for the last couple of years. Eastern Andalucia. Mojácar.
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