sunday gonna take some time to do the things we never had

'ning

london lousy with runners

ride, cafes perhaps involving a doughnut, p-r based lazing, bubbly

advisory: colbert for brekkie 0800 tomorrow, be there or be amplituhedral
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,800
    May have drank too much, but much fun was had at the first gig in ages.

    Walk hounds then get ready for a 10k, hate shorter races and already winding myself up. Afterwards is beer and food in the old local.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Cold, wet, raining, going to work.

    This sucks.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,115
    Ooh look: a ray of sunshine. Nope... it's gone.

    Taking Shorty to a Rugby trialling sesh. Oh no - does this mean she's heading towards the having the collar turned up brigade?

    PR later. Wahey!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Hola. Had a quick scout round for fuel (there is none) and the upshot is that the next time I drive the car it’ll be in the certain knowledge that diesel can be obtained locally. No motivation to ride. Just in the final stages of a cold so no running either. Had some marmalade on toast, just finishing my coffee then marking and other work throughout the day. Possibly with PR on this afternoon. And that’s surely going to be brutal!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    This is really, reallyshit.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,334
    windycold ride, no sign of forecast sun

    pr program already started on eurosport, just saw lizzie in the showers and sarah roy being jet washed, not sure about orla's new shoes
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,541
    At least she's put on some clothes this time.

    Heading out for a couple hours ride, then back to watch the messy bits of PR.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,820
    The usual lie in has been had. Took the old garage fridge to the tip as it's totally knackered, will order a new one for the man cave at the new place which will be needed for beer storage. Will take dogs out later and may do a fuel recce on the way.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    MattFalle said:

    This is really, reallyshit.

    Could you give me a heads up when and where you’re delivering the petrol.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    Boy scored 2 this morning but still lost 2-3. Wife sick since 2am after her tandoori king prawn Masala. Super dad/hubby to the rescue!
    Where’s the vodka.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,198
    Afternoon folks,
    Traditional slow start was enjoyed, just as well as I seem to have done something to my back. I should be moving stuff to and from the loft but that's not going to happen given the state I'm in. Bloody annoying having a glass back. Reasonably blue skies so might go for a brisk walk.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,544
    WTAF has happened to this website? I now get that stupid Privacy pop-up every single screen. Click "Accept" does nothing.

    Washed new car this arvo, but no time to start the polish job. But at least the rain cleared away and it was rather nice for a change.

    Big day tomorrow though. Tiler coming early. Me off to skin specialist to have a couple things excised. OH back for week 2 of radiotherapy treatment. So far, it's been very tough for him. :/ All the "side effects" that are not supposed to start much till about week 4 have already hit hard. Feckity feck.




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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,820

    WTAF has happened to this website? I now get that stupid Privacy pop-up every single screen. Click "Accept" does nothing.

    Washed new car this arvo, but no time to start the polish job. But at least the rain cleared away and it was rather nice for a change.

    Big day tomorrow though. Tiler coming early. Me off to skin specialist to have a couple things excised. OH back for week 2 of radiotherapy treatment. So far, it's been very tough for him. :/ All the "side effects" that are not supposed to start much till about week 4 have already hit hard. Feckity censored .

    WS, hopefully that's a sign that the radiotherapy is working? Best of luck to him in any event.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,820
    oxoman said:

    Afternoon, slow start today. Watched young oxo play football and it descended into a right goon show, ref couldn't control his whistle let alone 22 testosterone filled under 17yr olds. Been following the lads football for over ten years and this is the first match ive see punches thrown by the opposition and get away with it and a parent come running on chanting the race card on a player that wasn't even playing. Luckily local FA rep was observing the game and the ref so suspect a rollocking coming for someone. On another note looking at smart trainers so see what happens. Enjoy your day folks. PS plenty of fuel around me.

    Stick some in the post if you get a minute Oxo. Shell station I drove past on the way back from the tip was closed, so will leave it till later in the week.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    seanoconn said:

    MattFalle said:

    This is really, reallyshit.

    Could you give me a heads up when and where you’re delivering the petrol.
    I would if I was some pleb RE/RLC driver but as I can spell and do not eat crayons I failed the entry tests for those trades.

    Soz geezer....
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Crook.

    Cold that's been threatening for a few days has finally taken hold. Must be bad, as Mrs H³ hasn't been on at me to do stuff. Seeing as she gave it to me, that seems fair enough. Annoyed to miss out on a pedal and a coffee with V68, but hopefully it'll blow over. I did take delivery of a Kärcher with a patio attachment, that was one of the jobs. Not that she stepped into the breach, just lounged around.

    Negative lateral flow for me, and she had a negative PCR on Tuesday, so hopefully not plague.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    2 hours and 5 quid on the charger gives me 30 miles of battery powered propulsion. Have half a tank of petrol if needed. Mpg on the in-car display for a 2 ton tank is amusing. There was diesel as New Malden Tesco earlier according to Mrs H³. Luckily I/we don't need to use a car over what the battery can cope.with I'd be fuming if I did. Not sure who at, but there's some high grade coontery, from top levels of govt all the way down to j.public.


  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Tried again to find some diesel. There’s literally no fuel within 3 miles of my place. And I live in a pretty densely populated area with loads of garages. Suspect that I’m not driving anywhere for the next couple of weeks. According to Boristhecunt, it’s all part of the pain that we need to go through to be a better cuntry…
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    Apologies if that’s too much swearing. I’m not a happy man at the moment, what with the prospect of another 10 weeks of away games so an extra 10 working Saturdays for free. Actually, it’s not even for free. If I don’t do them then I have the threat of my pay being reduced for not going over expectations. Nice.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    sungod said:



    advisory: colbert for brekkie 0800 tomorrow, be there or be amplituhedral

    Monday is one of my wfh days, so I do school drop off. Also, I have a cold.

    Much as I would hate to be seen as amplituhedral, I will have to pass.

    Not sure where is GMC towers vis a vis SG mansions, but lunch at Andrew Edmunds on Lexington St could be congenial. The old fella keeps one of the best value lists in London. Bubbly is not overlooked.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    johngti said:

    Apologies if that’s too much swearing. I’m not a happy man at the moment, what with the prospect of another 10 weeks of away games so an extra 10 working Saturdays for free. Actually, it’s not even for free. If I don’t do them then I have the threat of my pay being reduced for not going over expectations. Nice.

    Private or state jgti?
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    hopkinb said:

    johngti said:

    Apologies if that’s too much swearing. I’m not a happy man at the moment, what with the prospect of another 10 weeks of away games so an extra 10 working Saturdays for free. Actually, it’s not even for free. If I don’t do them then I have the threat of my pay being reduced for not going over expectations. Nice.

    Private or state jgti?
    State, grammar school.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Ah, it's kind of expected isn't it, well, obviously it is, else you'd not be complaining.

    Looking back at my school days, the time the sports guys gave up. Autumn and winter terms, weekly Saturday rugby fixtures (home and as far as 50-60 miles on a coach), twice weekly after school training, triple games on Wednesday. Summer, weekly cricket fixtures, home and away as before. One lunchtime net, one after school net per week. Same triple games on Wednesday.

    They must have been paid extra (ex-grammar, but private) Surely. Maybe not.

    The 1st XV and 1st XI coaches from my era died recently. We're doing a vets (45 plus) game of rugby in March, and then an old boys vs current 1st XI in July. Raise money for their favoured charities, and sponsor a couple of benches overlooking the field where they spent so much time encouraging idiot schoolboys to enjoy sport.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Do you want me to send a MF to burn it down?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • johngti
    johngti Posts: 2,508
    hopkinb said:

    Ah, it's kind of expected isn't it, well, obviously it is, else you'd not be complaining.

    Looking back at my school days, the time the sports guys gave up. Autumn and winter terms, weekly Saturday rugby fixtures (home and as far as 50-60 miles on a coach), twice weekly after school training, triple games on Wednesday. Summer, weekly cricket fixtures, home and away as before. One lunchtime net, one after school net per week. Same triple games on Wednesday.

    They must have been paid extra (ex-grammar, but private) Surely. Maybe not.

    The 1st XV and 1st XI coaches from my era died recently. We're doing a vets (45 plus) game of rugby in March, and then an old boys vs current 1st XI in July. Raise money for their favoured charities, and sponsor a couple of benches overlooking the field where they spent so much time encouraging idiot schoolboys to enjoy sport.

    Yeah, at mine it pretty much is expected. It's not so much the rugby, it's the fact that there's clearly been no attempt made to balance the home vs away games. Away ones basically take the entire day away because it's always a 7 or 7.30 meet at the school and back for late lunch. Expectations are one thing, this is ridiculous. I think most private schools have specific sports masters who get paid to run the sports. I'm the head of maths so all of this is in addition to teaching a full timetable and running a big department. And our appraisal system is harsh; expectations on me as a senior teacher are mad but no "weakness" can be displayed. I'm seriously looking for a different job.

    Hope you enjoy the vets game. Nice thing to do to remember the legacy.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,198
    Stevo_666 said:

    WTAF has happened to this website? I now get that stupid Privacy pop-up every single screen. Click "Accept" does nothing.

    Washed new car this arvo, but no time to start the polish job. But at least the rain cleared away and it was rather nice for a change.

    Big day tomorrow though. Tiler coming early. Me off to skin specialist to have a couple things excised. OH back for week 2 of radiotherapy treatment. So far, it's been very tough for him. :/ All the "side effects" that are not supposed to start much till about week 4 have already hit hard. Feckity censored .

    WS, hopefully that's a sign that the radiotherapy is working? Best of luck to him in any event.
    Indeed, cancer treatment and side effects can be extremely unpleasant. Hopefully it's working for him. Best of luck to you both.
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Yeah, 1st XV and XI were games masters who did a bit of lower school English as a sideline. Though u12's through to 2nd XV/XI were taken by "normal" teachers. They must have got some extra bunce. Plus in those days, the 16 weeks holiday was actually holiday.

    My mum was a head teacher at a dog rough state primary in Cov, dad was a county-wide travelling music teacher. My ex-wife is a teacher in a special school, my sister in law is a teacher.

    I wouldn't touch it for quids. I have to deal with senior executive's mentalist whims amd desires, complicated transactions long days dealing with crippling legalese, and never really have a proper holiday. Piece of cake cf other people's kids and their fcuking idiot parents.

    Fwiw I still write to one of my a-level history teachers. We share an interest in the Western Front and hill walking. I also meet 2 or 3 times a year with a couple of old friends who were in the same class.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,198
    hopkinb said:

    Not that she stepped into the breach, just lounged around.

    I think it's very good of her to join you in lounging. If it's any consolation I did some lounging too.
    I might need petrol for Tuesday evening for a trip to darkest Kent. If I do get any I want to save it for next week though, as the EPO and I have a few days in Hastings booked.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,115
    Hastings is a dump.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,297
    It’s improved since 1066. I like Hastings, enjoy V 👍
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