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sungodsungod Posts: 12,194
'ning

should be milder start and then sunny from the look of things

ride, coffee, nyt, wfh, webex, bask, relax
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,725
    Morning, no rain or wind , blue skies bring on the tropical weather, besides that trainer, wash the car not that it’s dirty
    Catch a few rays
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,056
    Mmm planned slower start didn’t go to plan!

    Walk hounds, then a gentle run then walk stuff. Later maybe the fun bike and hopefully less work than last night
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,238
    Morning

    Was going to go for a ride and enjoy the lovely weather, but it's gone foggy all of a sudden.

    Hopefully it's just rising out of the valley and by the time I've had a brew it will have gone.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,194
    it's official, the lovely carol kirkwood proclaimed scorchio, great days
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,725
    sungod said:

    it's official, the lovely carol kirkwood proclaimed scorchio, great days

    Let’s hope she is right ☀️☀️☀️

  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,300
    Morning. Bright and sunny here with hot to follow. May nip out later if I CBA, arms sore from yesterday's sun exposure. Definitely no work today, unless young oxo needs assistance with school stuff. The school has ramped up the amount, currently doing 5hrs ish a day. Prelude to yr10 restart I suspect.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,238

    sungod said:

    it's official, the lovely carol kirkwood proclaimed scorchio, great days

    Let’s hope she is right ☀️☀️☀️

    My house was in that cloud:

    Now it's cleared, its gorgeous here, perfect for a bike ride.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,300
    Certainly very nice out, dog walked and currently basking outside.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,507
    Going to be a hott-ish one here down in The Smoke suburbs, may need to catch a few rays while topping up the fish pond this afternoon.

    Must be lunch time soon...
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,194
    said adios webex about 1030 and headed for my basking towel, scorchio in the sun, 27 in the shade

    nipped down and out for an ice cream, currently sipping a well-chilled post-bask citron pressé
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,891
    Got a middle of day ride in, first in a week, and first in a long time in the area where I lived before for many many years. I have to relearn the pothole patterns. And kept seeing things different to how they were back in the day.

    But hot. But absolutely good for the state of mind. Going out for an hour or 2 on the bike is just so good.
  • darrell1967darrell1967 Posts: 142
    Baking here in London.
    Rode into work this morning about 6am and road home using my longer route. Only 38kms in total but I’m doing it everyday.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,304 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Another busy day of WFH, lovely outside and I was stuck indoors. Had new garage doors fitted yesterday and had to supervise the lad painting the walls today. All looks very good and the extra locks I added seem to work well.
    Only managed a ride round the block to see if chain still slips on old bike, luckily it seems ok.
    Today being Wednesday means virtual pub night. Not quite the same.
    Stevo, what's stropteen doing about uni next year? I see Cambridge are going online only, not sure about others. Looks like Freshers shenanigans will be severely curtailed at the very least. Female child had already decided to defer and that had already been accepted luckily, now a lot of her friends are looking at doing the same. DHL, do you have any thoughts if you're reading? Or Flan if on a rare visit.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,507


    Stevo, what's stropteen doing about uni next year? I see Cambridge are going online only, not sure about others. Looks like Freshers shenanigans will be severely curtailed at the very least. Female child had already decided to defer and that had already been accepted luckily, now a lot of her friends are looking at doing the same. DHL, do you have any thoughts if you're reading? Or Flan if on a rare visit.

    She's going for it this year if she gets the predicted grades - she figures a 5 year course is long enough without adding a gap year. Also I reckon enough students will be doing the same as your kid that they might have to lower the grade requirement for this year to fill their places - so if she slips a grade she might still get in this September.

    Also not sure how you're meant to teach veterinary medicine online only?
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,891
    Shakes head slowly, wot wiv all this Brian May stylee 70s hair going on.

    When I went to University, the tuition fees were covered, we were given a grant to cover living expenses. Ok I graduated with nowt in my bank balance but also I did not haVe 60-80k debts.

    So htf does this online uni courses work then? Why does a teen pay 9kpa or whatever the current skim rate is for something over the web. Got some public sector economics issues a-coming. Education final salary pension schemes for example.

    New world a-comin', innit.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,238
    Stevo_666 said:


    Also not sure how you're meant to teach veterinary medicine online only?

    Maybe they post you some roadkill and you have to send it back tidied up as best as you can.
    Oh wait, that's taxidermy.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,197
    Stevo_666 said:

    ...topping up the fish pond this afternoon.

    ...lunch time soon...

    Sushi?

    Porker #1 is running but I have an oil leak. Bollox.

    Never mind that bollox, help elephants:

    https://www.ifaw.org/international
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,304 Lives Here

    Stevo_666 said:


    Also not sure how you're meant to teach veterinary medicine online only?

    Maybe they post you some roadkill and you have to send it back tidied up as best as you can.
    Oh wait, that's taxidermy.

    If you bring it back to life would it be an instant pass?

    Sounds like she's thought about it and has a plan. You're right about the 5 years after a year off, the lad has realised that as he's in year 2 and still has 3 years ahead of him, although 1 is a placement. Female child had been planning a year out already, the only thing that might have stopped her was an unconditional offer. Not sure what she's going to do with her time, jobs will be hard to come by with more competition from her peers and who knows what travelling will be like.
    Not great times for anyone but a bit of a downer on what should be a momentous year for them.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,507
    orraloon said:

    Shakes head slowly, wot wiv all this Brian May stylee 70s hair going on.

    When I went to University, the tuition fees were covered, we were given a grant to cover living expenses. Ok I graduated with nowt in my bank balance but also I did not haVe 60-80k debts.

    So htf does this online uni courses work then? Why does a teen pay 9kpa or whatever the current skim rate is for something over the web. Got some public sector economics issues a-coming. Education final salary pension schemes for example.

    New world a-comin', innit.

    Not sure yet - will vary by uni and maybe by course. I'm assuming I'll have to stump up the full fees. I nearly forgot how easy a grant made it.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,300
    Lots of changes coming I suspect in order to pay for the current problems. Eldest just been put on 45 day redundancy notice as nearly 1000 heads to go. Not what you want to hear as a 2nd yr engineering apprentice. Hopefully he should be ok as previous shouts for volunteers to go have always been oversubscribed and it's currently an older workforce. He also thinks it will affect the last yr apprentices more as they may or may not get job contracts. Luckily though, no training debt at the end. He's glad he didn't go uni route.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,197
    Rolls Royce?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,300
    No luckily their shedding 9000, no he's at JCB.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,197
    Mini Oxo CV

    Young.
    Eager.
    Can paint in Yellow.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,507
    pinno said:

    Mini Oxo CV

    Young.
    Eager.
    Can paint in Yellow.

    Choose two?
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,300
    Big lad Oxo not little oxo, eager and young pretty well qualified but no experience. Young oxo is yr10. Fingers crossed he will be ok.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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