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saturday is drifting away

'ning

cloudy but dry

ride and cafes, be lazy in at least three distinct ways
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, much colder here, club run at 8:30, Will probably watch the giro later, that’s if nothing else crops up.
    Have a good weekend
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,492
    'Ning
    Wet here. Might try and go for a stroll somewhere even if it means getting soaked, or tank up on painkillers and try some zwift.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Ayup!
    Gone from dry, to damp, to definitely wet as I've travelled west from Derby to Liverpool. Day of playing removals man as we clear out the rest of the equipment from the depot I'd rented out here. Hopefully home early enough for some pub based shenanigans, if not I've a feeling I'll get mullered on the sofa on either whisky, gin or brandy. Probably the most positive thing I'll have done all week :lol:
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,611
    Morning, last day on shift for a bit whilst builders in at home. Hopefully an easy one for a change. Just damp round here at the moment. Will be getting sloshed tonight after a hard wk. Enjoy your wkends all.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,722
    very gloomy out, bit windy too, time for the cafe stroll
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,488
    The wind blew most of the last leaves away overnight. Boo.

    There's a petition to stop the clocks going back tonight. Bit late really.

    Today will be mowstly chores, some running around, stock up for the log burner and feet up for 3 trips up Sestriere on the couch, that'll be exhausting.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,564 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start has been enjoyed. Female child has gone to work, unfortunately not gainfully employed. But volunteering in a charity shop gets her out the house and gives her something to do. Might try to ride a bicycle today, see how far I can get.
    pinno said:

    There's a petition to stop the clocks going back tonight. Bit late really.

    If they put their clocks back they will have an extra hour of petitioning. But then nobody wants an extra hour of 2020
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,821
    Yeah, screw GMT let's go CET. Will of the people innit.

    Already got the Giro on, 108 to go. Gonna be a lazy day methinks. Rain coming in later, but forecast dry tomorrow morning in time for an h-1 get up and out...
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Sungod. Quarantine restrictions lifted on people returning from las canarias...get those hols booked.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,488
    hopkinb said:

    Sungod. Quarantine restrictions lifted on people returning from las canarias....

    For now.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,387
    Started the day with a couple of hours on a rake. Then another couple of hours on the mower. By the time I got to go bike riding it was cold, windy and showery. Yippee.

    Had an extra glass of Painkiller wine at dinner.
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,492

    Had an extra glass of Painkiller wine at dinner.

    Hmm, I haven't tried that one yet.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,568
    pinno said:

    The wind blew most of the last leaves away overnight. Boo.

    There's a petition to stop the clocks going back tonight. Bit late really.

    Today will be mowstly chores, some running around, stock up for the log burner and feet up for 3 trips up Sestriere on the couch, that'll be exhausting.

    I'd rather get an extra hour of daylight in the afternoon than the morning tbh. Although the extra hour in bed is welcome :smile:

    Busy day walking dogs and doing jobs. Will head home soon and call Stropteen to see how she's getting on up at the Scouse COVID academy.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,925
    Run, wood collection and pubs visiting with a pal and now into town to eat a walrus
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,821
    Thoroughly enjoyed today's Giro stage. Mark it. Made my first ever risotto dish from scratch, luvverly. Got 50km of Vuelta stage to catch up on. Then Must Not Stay Up Late as weather forecast good for tomorrow morning for a ride of the fallen leaves.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Just dropped the OH at work, another night-shift.
    She's just realised that the clocks go back and is trying to work out how to bill the NHS for her extra hour of work :lol:
    Me, couldn't care less, it'll give me an extra hour of drinking time/sleep before she returns.
  • Cargobike said:

    Just dropped the OH at work, another night-shift.
    She's just realised that the clocks go back and is trying to work out how to bill the NHS for her extra hour of work :lol:
    Me, couldn't care less, it'll give me an extra hour of drinking time/sleep before she returns.

    Bill it as normal with a note “+1 hour daylight saving due to clocks going back 1 hour”
    Everybody on shift at 2am on this date will automatically get this extra hour I’d imagine
    Pity the pubs shut at ten though
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    You wouldn't catch me going in a pub around here, far too many people don't care about C-19. Then again I've never been a drink at home person either. Therefore I haven't touched a drop tonight anyway.
    Guess I'll just go out and ride my bike in the extra hour of daybreak instead while the OH sleeps like a log.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,488
    tlw1 said:

    ...now into town to eat a walrus

    They're a bit too fatty for me.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,568
    Cargobike said:

    You wouldn't catch me going in a pub around here, far too many people don't care about C-19. Then again I've never been a drink at home person either. Therefore I haven't touched a drop tonight anyway.
    Guess I'll just go out and ride my bike in the extra hour of daybreak instead while the OH sleeps like a log.

    Thought you said upthread you were going to get mullered on the sofa? And didn't you say you were in the pub a few days ago when you bumped into your OH's stalker?

    How things change...or have I been drinking too much? :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Good shout :lol:

    I was hoping to be mullered tonight, it was certainly the plan, but as is often the case plans can change. As for meeting the OH's stalker that was in the rarified pubs where she lives, out in the middle of nowhere, whereas I'm overnighting at my place which is a bit closer to civilisation, but also closer to the C-19 d*ckheads. Sheffield which is going tier 3 imminently isn't much more than a stone's throw away and Chesterfield which is tier 2 is just over the hill.

    Have a drink for me Stevo!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,611
    Sorry to upset you gents, I've not come across a company yet that pays you for the extra he when clocks go back. The usual response is you gain an hr when they go forward, regardless of whether you work that day or not. I tend to book holidays on clocks going back to save the hassle. Even the unions don't or won't get involved with this issue.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxoman said:

    Sorry to upset you gents, I've not come across a company yet that pays you for the extra he when clocks go back. The usual response is you gain an hr when they go forward, regardless of whether you work that day or not. I tend to book holidays on clocks going back to save the hassle. Even the unions don't or won't get involved with this issue.

    Really? I’m amazed.
    I’ll have to have a word with a friend who runs his company and employs others, though they work Monday to Friday unless they get a call out. But I’ll ask. I’ve always been salaried of late so the problem doesn’t arise. If I'd put a nine hour night shift in and only got paid for eight I’d be p!ssed off, that’s for sure. Equally if you’d just started with a firm in March I can’t see the company paying you for an hours work you never actually did, when the clocks go forward
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,611
    Lets put it this way a multi national coffee company I used to work with wouldn't entertain paying the extra hr. We tried.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    The OH has had it confirmed that she will be paid the extra hour by the NHS, a £156 difference, not to be sniffed at.
    I wonder if she'll let me spend that £156 on shiny new bike parts :lol:
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,488
    Cargobike said:


    I wonder if she'll let me spend that £156 on cheap bike parts :lol:

    FTFY

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,568
    Cargobike said:

    The OH has had it confirmed that she will be paid the extra hour by the NHS, a £156 difference, not to be sniffed at.
    I wonder if she'll let me spend that £156 on shiny new bike parts :lol:

    She sounds quite careful with her money for a multimillionaire heiress ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,821
    Look after the hundreds and the millions look after themselves, or something.

    I may have misplaced a decimal point there...
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 748
    Stevo_666 said:

    She sounds quite careful with her money for a multimillionaire heiress ;)

    Living with me must be rubbing off on her ;)

    She grafts for it, that's for sure.

    She's very savvy with money tbh, probably less impulsive than I am, but spends far, far more than me when she decides to splurge.

    As a northern bloke I find it mind boggling how much the family spend on fripperies whenever we go "dahn sarf", but it seems that everyone is living that way down there, certainly in their neck of the woods.

    I sound like I'm complaining, I'm not I can assure you, but it is another world. Personally, money doesn't bother me too much, it's a reward for doing something well, but it doesn't neccessarily make you happy, it just gives you more options.

  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,010
    Stevo_666 said:

    Cargobike said:

    The OH has had it confirmed that she will be paid the extra hour by the NHS, a £156 difference, not to be sniffed at.
    I wonder if she'll let me spend that £156 on shiny new bike parts :lol:

    She sounds quite careful with her money for a multimillionaire heiress ;)
    I know you're a man with an eye for detail Stevo. Are you implying there might be some inconsistencies in the narrative here?
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