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    Letís have your good news!

    Letís be honest. Itís pretty grim present. But...
    Letís have some nice stories. Because itís nice to read them 😊

    This photo was taken on 29th Feb. Just after my father had made a rather wonderful speech.
    I could go into more details but theyíre for me. Rest assured, this means a lot.


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    When the schools closed I faced the horrific prospect of zero income but the vast majority of my clients have moved over to online remote lessons with me. I've been pretty overwhelmed by the support that I have received from them and most say that they are genuinely keen to support self employed people like myself at this time. I will pay it forward where I can.

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    All the money coming back to me for cancelled events and trips, running at 2k now

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    Managed to get some bog roll.

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    Oh yes the really good news is The Eurovision Song Contest is cancelled.

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    I'm getting lots of things done which I would otherwise have left un-done.

    I'm about to put some wax on my Barbour where it's wearing off, and then I'll clean my bathrooms. Yesterday I swept my balcony, so I can powerwash it as soon as the neighbours go away in a couple of weeks.

    In normal times I'd probably have done some food shopping, and watched rugby and the Bahrain Grand Prix. None of which are options at the moment.

    I've got the DVD's of "Chernobyl" to cheer myself up with later.
    Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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    Pleasantly surprised, our builder just emailed to say he's still looking at starting the pergola build in 8 days so that we can complete the pool and terrace which went in before last Summer, all contingent on his suppliers still being allowed to deliver materials and Govt not ordering cessation of all activities. Everything is crossed.

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    Got restarted the painting of the new house. Bathroom almost finished and looking good. Hall stairs and landing next.

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    To do list is getting ever longer........painting the gable end of our Cottage is planned for next week, weather and help
    From reluctant teenager permitting!!

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    Doing jobs that have needed to be done for a while, sometimes years.
    New fence materials arriving next week, so rather than a trip to Rome I can put the fence up.

    I've also started to use smaller independent shops and have no desire to move back to the big boys anytime soon.

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    Fitted the new engine mounts to my car without getting cold, wet, or crushed in the process! Back to smoooooooooooooooooothness!

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    Having a cigar a bbq and a cold beer
    Isolated

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor View Post
    Having a cigar a bbq and a cold beer
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    Enjoy, think Iīll crack a beer myself to celebrate 8th day in Iso.

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    Yesterday, jet washed the patio and paths around Chaz G whilst enjoying the sunshine, before blasting the patio furniture.

    Todayís trimmed, edged and gave the lawn its first summer cut, before sanding down the patio furniture and giving it a coat of Danish Oil. Looks great.

    Now awaiting a nice Roast Pork dinner and a glass of Merlot.

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    A group of Doncaster Rovers supporters collect food and money from fellow supporters in aid of local foodbanks. Yesterday they donated £988.75p to a local foodbank that was running short of food to give to the needy

    Best Regards - Peter

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    I just returned from a period of self isolation.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Enjoy, think Iīll crack a beer myself to celebrate 8th day in Iso.
    Cheers
    KEO for me and after that a shot of single malt

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    Hello

    I've had it and am now more or less recovered and most importantly no family or friends have got it from me!

    So I can continue to talk crap on here from time to time.

    Stay safe all.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    I've had it and am now more or less recovered and most importantly no family or friends have got it from me!

    So I can continue to talk crap on here from time to time.

    Stay safe all.....
    That's really good to hear
    Best Regards - Peter

    I hate being bipolar, its brilliant.

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    Hereís my good news, Iím alive, healthy, blessed with full functionality, a Yeard in the making and a motorcycle.
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Hereís my good news, Iím alive, healthy, blessed with full functionality, a Yeard in the making and a motorcycle.
    Had to look up 'yeard', blooming heck.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Had to look up 'yeard', blooming heck.
    I'd have thought best to stay clean-shaven.

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    Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by Griswold View Post
    That's really good to hear
    Thanks Griswold!

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    Celebrating Motherís Day with my wife at home with out newborn daughter; instead of being in Afghanistan or some other exotic hot spot around the world. Took the convertible for a couple of hours with the roof down through the countryside, good for the soul and now back home to cook a lamb roast and a lovely red.

    Just enjoying a lovely home made Victoria sponge cake with a cup of tea in the garden whisky I wait for the roast.

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    Letís have your good news!

    Quote Originally Posted by raptor View Post
    Having a cigar a bbq and a cold beer
    Isolated
    ...

    Cheers

    (Not beer though, rather some Santiago 11 rum).
    Last edited by Argon; 23rd March 2020 at 02:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    I've had it and am now more or less recovered and most importantly no family or friends have got it from me!

    So I can continue to talk crap on here from time to time.

    Stay safe all.....
    Good news, a buddy had a rough week at home last week but is feeling better, thinks he had it, fever he said... but how'd you know for sure were you admitted to hospital and thus tested...be well.


    Shifted gear to some local red from Jumilla and cooking beef teriyaki for dinner.

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    Bought a sponge and washed the car for the first time since I bought it 18 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    I've had it and am now more or less recovered and most importantly no family or friends have got it from me!

    So I can continue to talk crap on here from time to time.

    Stay safe all.....
    Great news!
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    I've had it and am now more or less recovered and most importantly no family or friends have got it from me!
    Good news, Iím pretty much recovered, the permanent headache/aches/no energy have all gone now, just no sense or smell or taste that remains!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argon View Post


    Cheers

    (Not beer though, rather some Santiago 11 rum).
    Splendid
    I had a remie martin xo as the finale of a good day

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    Iíve had a massive clear out and tidy up in the garage. I removed a reversing camera from one horse box and fitted on another. And tomorrow Iím planning on chain harrowing a 4 acre field..

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    We went for a walk Ö


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    https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...utm_term=music

    Eurovision is cancelled


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    Pretty good day at told. Mother's Day breakfast, French toast made with crumpets with a side of bacon. 3 hour walk before midday. Gardening in the afternoon, lawn mowed, patio jet washed. Then cooked roast beef, probably drank too much either side. Wife and kids happy.

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    Letís have your good news!

    Went for a walk with wife and nipper. Probably wouldnít have done this on a regular weekend.
    Last edited by Argon; 24th March 2020 at 12:58.

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    My sense of taste and smell has come back. Still have piercing pain in my head from time to time, sore nose and throat, sore lungs and glands (all on the right side of my body) and I'm absolutely exhausted but it seems the end is in sight. Or possibly nigh. I just have to hope all you buggers start behaving yourselves so I'm still able to go out driving in around 12 days' time and we're not all on lockdown!
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    Bumping this too.
    Letís hear some nice, uplifting tales!

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    I've been doing DIY, painting, generally keeping occupied. Liz & I go out cycling on our Bromptons, exploring new places, but most of all these two make our day, our Grandchildren, Jim & Harriet (just before a game of Poohsticks)!


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    Letís have your good news!

    Not dinged my new watch more than once this month. Woo!
    I win

    Found my lost tortoise. Genuine good news, the fecker had escaped and popped off down the road! Gone for 10 days. Back safe now.

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    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 29th October 2020 at 12:29.

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    Iím on leave next week, might fit in a bit of watch hunting if Iím lucky!


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    My eldest step daughter and her boyfriend finally exchanged contracts on their first house yesterday and will complete tomorrow.

    Due to her choosing a cheap (and barely competent) solicitor, itís been a very long and stressful experience taking eight months for a first time buyer to buy an already built new build from a developer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    My eldest step daughter and her boyfriend finally exchanged contracts on their first house yesterday and will complete tomorrow.

    Due to her choosing a cheap (and barely competent) solicitor, itís been a very long and stressful experience taking eight months for a first time buyer to buy an already built new build from a developer.
    Jeez. It was built for the whole 8 months?

    Good news btw.

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    After 2 ops and 2 tests weíve just had the all clear on the mast cell tumour which has just been removed from one of our dogs
    The KI67 test proved that the cells had not spread to a degree that means she needs further screening and the mass that was removed was at least 5mm clear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinese_Alan View Post
    Jeez. It was built for the whole 8 months?

    Good news btw.
    It was completed when she first viewed it in January.

    They put a deposit down on it in February once sheíd got her accounts finalised

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    No. 1 son has got a job, starts Monday up in the big city of Newcastle. Proud Mum and Dad moment when he told us.

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    Found part of a boundary stone wall had been reversed into and collapsed this afternoon. However one of the local farmers came later to say they were responsible for the accident and were arranging for it to be repaired; a good example of the local community spirt out here.

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    OK the log burner is working very well
    We have food heat and a roof
    The G Kids are well
    The dogs are well and we are well
    But i am avoiding the total self indulgent rubbish that it the Bear Pit
    Stay safe folks.

    Oh BTW both our Covid tests have been negative.
    Last edited by mart broad; 29th October 2020 at 20:13.
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    After a full day of collection for the RBL, I am now sat down enjoying. A nice cold pint

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