wednesday would lay waste to everything in its path

'ning

smidge brighter

cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,922
    Work snizzle down the toll road, going to be a shock to the system
  • Charlie_Croker
    Charlie_Croker Posts: 1,720
    Moaning,

    Grey blah, forecast showers

    WFW again today, hope the rain stays away as outside

    Survived yesterday somehow, got a good night’s kip which always helps, still have this painful cough though


  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491
    sungod said:

    'ning

    smidge brighter

    cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly

    Smidge brighter!?

    Dull and damp cycle in, work meh, thundery showers cycle home.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    Where we off to? Somewhere pretty with museums and lots of old buildings with towers and knobbly bits?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,213
    'ning

    Forecast is dry and scorchio here so of course it's been raining since 6am.

    Another eye test later so on the train today.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,736

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    assume you're in club, if it's route long enough for full meal, let us know the menu, choices have been grim the last few flights, might take a picnic
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    smidge brighter

    cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly

    Smidge brighter!?

    Dull and damp cycle in, work meh, thundery showers cycle home.
    well it's brighter after the shower and in between the dark clouds
    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?

    land of volcanoes, smooth roads and a tabby
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,104
    More excitement should arrive via the amazon man later, need to put summer tyres back on the non turbo bike and ditch the slime tubes, my god that set up felt heavy!
    WFW followed by some WFH later and maybe some TDF highlights later if time permits.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    sungod said:

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    assume you're in club, if it's route long enough for full meal, let us know the menu, choices have been grim the last few flights, might take a picnic
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    smidge brighter

    cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly

    Smidge brighter!?

    Dull and damp cycle in, work meh, thundery showers cycle home.
    well it's brighter after the shower and in between the dark clouds
    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?

    land of volcanoes, smooth roads and a tabby
    Oooh, same destination. Plague means I won't be on a bike as I was planning to be.

    I'll photo the club menu.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    seanoconn said:

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    Where we off to? Somewhere pretty with museums and lots of old buildings with towers and knobbly bits?
    If only. It's hotel and pool in Lanzarote with all of us plus my mother. Not to say it's not pretty, in a bleak volcanic way. I've seen most of the sights over the years though, and seeing as I'm out of breath on the stairs due to plague effects, I'll not ride a bike.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491
    Enjoy SG and Beans 👍
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491
    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?


    Wherever it is, it won’t be quietly with good grace. I’ll be kicking and screaming like a banshee
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    seanoconn said:

    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?


    Wherever it is, it won’t be quietly with good grace. I’ll be kicking and screaming like a banshee
    I thought that was Mrs Seano, or is that just when you're actually going on a plane, and not a question of passage through life's vicissitudes.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,491

    seanoconn said:

    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?


    Wherever it is, it won’t be quietly with good grace. I’ll be kicking and screaming like a banshee
    I thought that was Mrs Seano, or is that just when you're actually going on a plane, and not a question of passage through life's vicissitudes.
    Plane anxiety + airport strikes will be interesting. Glad she’s going first.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,339
    It's a grey day looking out of the cave window. Best keep working till it gets better and if it's OK later I may go for a pedal round the lanes after work.
    "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: 59,339
    Update: boss just called and asked if I wanted to go see the Ashes down at the Oval next Thursday, courtesy of our insurance brokers. Beats working I guess :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    Stevo_666 said:

    Update: boss just called and asked if I wanted to go see the Ashes down at the Oval next Thursday, courtesy of our insurance brokers. Beats working I guess :)

    That's the stuff. Full hospitality, or just tickets?
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,339
    edited July 2023

    Stevo_666 said:

    Update: boss just called and asked if I wanted to go see the Ashes down at the Oval next Thursday, courtesy of our insurance brokers. Beats working I guess :)

    That's the stuff. Full hospitality, or just tickets?
    Good point, didn't think to ask, but given that it's the brokers footing the bill and my boss is the Group CFO, I'm guessing it's the former. I just know the plan is that we meet up to have brekky at London Bridge then make our way over to the Oval (and there's a sodding tube strike on...).

    Coincidentally a mate of mine has got free tickets to see Kent v Surrey at the Oval on 11th August, so twice in 2 weeks.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    In my last 2 jobs, I had to decline hospitality tickets to the cricket, as the value was > £150. Turned down on appeal as well, miserable sods. These policies never seems to stop people with actual power to award contracts from being entertained/bribed. Just low level scum like me. Having said that, I'm not sure there's a similar policy where I am now.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,339
    Ticket price = £110 so I reckon we're getting fed. Given the boss invited me, I figured there was no problem accepting the hospitality and in any event it was a good idea to take him up on the offer :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,104
    Last hospitality event I attended was the Porsche Cup at Brands Hatch pre covid, free champers (the decent stuff) for the girls and a LOT of Sauvignon for us lads.
    The food in the box/room was absolutely amazing as well, all sponsored by someone trying to sell my mate fluids for their paper mill.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,665
    Long walk up the stunning Crafnant valley from Trefriw. Cream crackered me.
    'Bumped' into 2 road cyclists who passed me on the steep 1 in 3 section at iro 4mph as I had enough time to crack a joke or two. They must have been in something like 34 x 34. Christ it was steep and relentless.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    Evening
    Out with oldies, got p!ssed on early doors but then it stayed dry for the rest of the ride. Feeling a bit weary listening to it thunder outside, might have a drink to celebrate my first ride for 9 days🤣
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,877
    Back to the NTS gardens for first full day volunteering since early June, wot wiv da roofers being here now gone. Nice sunny pleasant day pottering about in nursery garden sorting out Stuff, with some free bonus plants now chez moi. Now enjoying a coldie out front in the sun. Chill time.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,339
    pinno said:

    Long walk up the stunning Crafnant valley from Trefriw. Cream crackered me.
    'Bumped' into 2 road cyclists who passed me on the steep 1 in 3 section at iro 4mph as I had enough time to crack a joke or two. They must have been in something like 34 x 34. Christ it was steep and relentless.

    Sounds like they needed a 33 x 36 like on mine.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,104
    On those southern lanes? You lot really are soft.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,104
    In fact I recall, whilst somewher in the midst of Ride London people walking... YES actually walking up Box Hill.

    It's not even a hill!
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533

    sungod said:

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    assume you're in club, if it's route long enough for full meal, let us know the menu, choices have been grim the last few flights, might take a picnic
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    smidge brighter

    cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly

    Smidge brighter!?

    Dull and damp cycle in, work meh, thundery showers cycle home.
    well it's brighter after the shower and in between the dark clouds
    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?

    land of volcanoes, smooth roads and a tabby
    Oooh, same destination. Plague means I won't be on a bike as I was planning to be.

    I'll photo the club menu.
    @sungod

    Vegetarian katsu curry, which smelled good. Lamb shank. Prawn salad, which I had and was fine.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,736

    sungod said:

    Scurrying around for last minute packing. Gatwick flounge. Hols to recover from the plague. Only a week.

    assume you're in club, if it's route long enough for full meal, let us know the menu, choices have been grim the last few flights, might take a picnic
    seanoconn said:

    sungod said:

    'ning

    smidge brighter

    cafe stroll, wfh, départ fictif, wfhilton/tdf, bubbly

    Smidge brighter!?

    Dull and damp cycle in, work meh, thundery showers cycle home.
    well it's brighter after the shower and in between the dark clouds
    pinno said:

    Where are you off to SG?
    Where are you off to B³?
    Where are you going Seanoconn*?
    Where have you been Thistle?

    *This one is a rhetorical/life question thingy?

    land of volcanoes, smooth roads and a tabby
    Oooh, same destination. Plague means I won't be on a bike as I was planning to be.

    I'll photo the club menu.
    @sungod

    Vegetarian katsu curry, which smelled good. Lamb shank. Prawn salad, which I had and was fine.
    thanks, much as i suspected, hate lamb, allergic to marine insects, picnic!
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny