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deluge forecast, on the plus side it may flush the saline effluvium from the roads

cafe strolls, procure pineapples, nibbles and bubbly, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • Listening to the deluge. Static bike. Last bits of Christmas nonsense, food delivery etc. Start to pack ready for boxing day decampment to the country.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 21,225
    FFS - have to write my own boring update today 🙄

    Hounds walked trying to wake up after a very late night.

    Last day at work thankfully. Later is either a run or a swim followed by pub
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,310
    Morning peeps from the Christmas Grinch. Currently not feeling it, still feeling 💩, can't wait to start feeling better. OH is trying new level of stupid later and contacting local doctors. More chance of ringing the PM and inviting him to tea. Enjoy the Christmas break all.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649
    Morning misguided missiles

    Dark, not a lot of wind. Might do outdoor, real, actual pedalling on two wheels - on a bicycle.
    All sorted for Christmas so there's nothing else to do bar wrapping up some stuff.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,399
    dark and belting down out there, but not cold

    strolls strolled, pineapple procured, coffees swigged, given alcoholic pressie by cafe lady, will have to return with bubbly next week

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 26,128 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Bloody hell it's wet out there, was going to wobble in wearing jeans so I could go straight to the pub for a couple after work. Wet jeans are not fun and it really did look very wet so I wimped out and took the car, I think that was the right decision. The puddles in the gutters were big enough to meet in the middle of the road at some points. I'll have one drink near work with my colleagues before heading home and meeting the lad for another and some beer fuelled panic Christmas shopping
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,877
    Morning folks. Was most miserable earlier but now bright and sunny, very much unlike myself. Whatever that flu jab was it clearly missed the mark by a country mile. Probably 3ml of plain water.
    More meds, a shot of brandy and a 1/4 tab of zopiclone makes being bed bound just about bearable. censored and Arses.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 53,734
    Afternoon. Lie in again, do a spot of work to get a last minute acquisition over the line (even thoughbIm on hols) and then chill. Now in town enjoying a coffee and a sausage roll.

    Garage door managed to give up the ghost as well - cable bust. Managed to manhandle it back into place but tradesbloke not around till next Weds. Luckily there's nothing in there we need for now.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,312
    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,877
    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    Yeah, innit? I thought Christmas was peace on earth, goodwill toward men. It fucksing well isn't!! Look at any Sainsburys/Asda/Tesco queue. Absolute nightmare. Glad I went last night in my comatose zombie state. There was a 'coughing woman' that really got on my tits. Coughed right back at her. Stupid cow.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,312

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    Yeah, innit? I thought Christmas was peace on earth, goodwill toward men. It fucksing well isn't!! Look at any Sainsburys/Asda/Tesco queue. Absolute nightmare. Glad I went last night in my comatose zombie state. There was a 'coughing woman' that really got on my tits. Coughed right back at her. Stupid cow.
    Exactly, stupid cow. So many stupid people getting in our tits. Would just take one to push me over the edge into murder spree. Apart from the German lady who held the door open for me with my bags of shopping, she was too nice to murder.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,312

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,312

    seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
    He said it was ok, a bit too romantic and girly 🤷‍♂️
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649
    seanoconn said:

    seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
    He said it was ok, a bit too romantic and girly 🤷‍♂️
    Good, that'll make him squirm.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649

    seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
    Never mind that, don't you look at any new posts?
    Humph.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 11,431
    Another day (#9) of moping about feeling sorry for myself. The snots are gradually reducing but the grots still making their presence felt. And it's started pixxing it down here as well, probs not so monsoonal as reported from da saff. Bring on the springtime perlease.

    That's 10 days sans exercise with added mince pies, what on earth could be the result? Again, bah and humbug.

    (In my parents young days, Christmas day wasn't a public holiday / commercial frenzy, just a normal working day, New Year's Day was the big one. Perhaps time to reprise?)
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,877
    orraloon said:



    That's 10 days sans exercise with added mince pies, what on earth could be the result? Again, bah and humbug.

    You and me both. The holes in my belt don't lie.

  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,896
    edited December 2022
    pinno said:

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    Never mind that, don't you look at any new posts?
    Humph.

    Oh no, he doesn't...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 53,734
    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 10,312
    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinno said:

    seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
    Never mind that, don't you look at any new posts?
    Humph.
    I dunno. What did I miss? Was it the Japanese man? I "liked" that yesterday.
  • seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Only wine to buy here. There's a nice shop by Wimbledon Park tube. One last present to pick up and wrap tomorrow. Everything else is done, wrapped and under the tree. Fridge and freezer full.

    Contract signed and returned. Resignation email sent.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 53,734

    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Only wine to buy here. There's a nice shop by Wimbledon Park tube. One last present to pick up and wrap tomorrow. Everything else is done, wrapped and under the tree. Fridge and freezer full.

    Contract signed and returned. Resignation email sent.
    Nice one and nice Christmas pressie for your boss. What's your notice period out of interest?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 53,734
    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Tramp fuel aperitif on the go here :)

    Miss Ukraine has told us she's going to Geneva with her mate over New Year. Clears the decks for junior to have her mates round for a NYE party.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649

    pinno said:

    seanoconn said:

    Delivery or get up at "pensioner with a dodgy bladder" o'clock. Went to Plough Lane Lidl for some bits and pieces missed off the delivery at 7 a.m. opening time yesterday. More or less empty.

    Goodwill to all men. :)

    Had to struggle past your tank earlier on the way to get No1 son.
    Soz. Hope you weren't on a bike, it was quite deep under the bridge this morning. All the drains are blocked with bits of lorry roof.

    Did he enjoy the panto the other day?
    Never mind that, don't you look at any new posts?
    Humph.
    I dunno. What did I miss? Was it the Japanese man? I "liked" that yesterday.
    Oh good. I'll let you off.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649

    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Only wine to buy here. There's a nice shop by Wimbledon Park tube. One last present to pick up and wrap tomorrow. Everything else is done, wrapped and under the tree. Fridge and freezer full.

    Contract signed and returned. Resignation email sent.
    Well done.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    seanoconn said:

    Holy f.uck I hate shops this time of year, hate with a passion. Been to three different supermarkets today to please everyone, hell on earth.

    One was bad enough yesterday. Even went in the morning to avoid what I thought would be the worst of it but was clearly not early enough. Anyhow, all stocked up now so can start making inroads into the supplies :)
    Snowed in, zombie invasion, we’re all set. Inroads are being made.
    Only wine to buy here. There's a nice shop by Wimbledon Park tube. One last present to pick up and wrap tomorrow. Everything else is done, wrapped and under the tree. Fridge and freezer full.

    Contract signed and returned. Resignation email sent.
    Nice one and nice Christmas pressie for your boss. What's your notice period out of interest?
    12 weeks, I thought it was 3 months, but that'll give me a few days in between finishing and starting. I'll finish on 17th March and start on 24th. I'm cycling in Tenerife 16th to 21st, so that's good timing!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 48,649
    Yeah the hoards.
    Me and Mrs P have done all our shopping and Mrs P popped into Morrison's for a bag of Rooster potatoes and milk. This was at 9.10am and the place was heaving.
    There's only 2 butchers in the town and there was a queue outside before 9am.
    Madness I tell ya, madness.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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