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Title: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 19, 2015, 19:49:37 pm
My US passport turned up, which means I can look into booking a flight back home for next month.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 19, 2015, 21:13:21 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on November 19, 2015, 19:49:37 pm
My US passport turned up, which means I can look into booking a flight back home for next month.


Good news,Q...was talking to Puds about this earlier....maybe grab a beer in Oxford if it fits in....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 19, 2015, 22:12:31 pm
That would be great! At the moment I'm planning on the 13th until... the 2nd or something like that.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 20, 2015, 12:04:37 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.


Well done, mate...quite an achievement
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on November 20, 2015, 12:09:44 pm
Congrats Gordon!  Enjoy your day!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 20, 2015, 13:48:24 pm
Congratulations, mate - did someone mention 'deserving a medal' ?..........  ;)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 18:05:18 pm
Thanks Gents...cant even get a quick pint tonight, as son no 2 needs taking to Glasgow airport early doors...boo !!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 20, 2015, 18:44:26 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 18:05:18 pm
Thanks Gents...cant even get a quick pint tonight, as son no 2 needs taking to Glasgow airport early doors...boo !!


'No' is a good word !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 18:51:53 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 20, 2015, 18:44:26 pm
'No' is a good word !


Just means an additional excuse tomorrow evening , when i crack open The Jack though  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 20, 2015, 19:09:22 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.

Well done mate.

My sisters and I are trying to organise a family get together to celebrate my parents 60th next year.
You have a way to go yet ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 20, 2015, 19:23:03 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.


Happy anniversary to you both mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on November 20, 2015, 21:45:36 pm
Congrats Gordon, nice one!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 20, 2015, 22:33:18 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.


Nice one Blasty, chuffed for you pal. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 20, 2015, 22:45:53 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on November 20, 2015, 11:55:10 am
My wife Yvonne and i have been married 30 years today.

Not too bad in this day and age.

Well done Mr - and especially Mrs - Zone
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on November 21, 2015, 00:23:55 am
so is JD the secret mate?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 21, 2015, 11:53:56 am
It seems to assist Neil  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on November 21, 2015, 23:20:51 pm
that's good to hear ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 22, 2015, 21:40:47 pm
My youngest daughter's first ballet show.  Hundreds of (mainly) little girls prancing around on stage with parents cooing in the audience.
On second thoughts this is in the wrong thread but then I was one of the cooing parents.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 22, 2015, 22:01:45 pm
Me and 3 mates won £25 first prize in a music quiz at a pub about 8 miles away last night. Got 52 out of 58, and won by 10 points.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 23, 2015, 15:20:50 pm
Day off.  And tomorrow.  And the day after. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on November 23, 2015, 15:30:24 pm
Potentially completing on new house next Friday.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 23, 2015, 15:43:44 pm
Power cut at work. Unexpected half day off :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 23, 2015, 22:46:44 pm
Don't know if it really is a simple pleasure, but my old mother is being released from hospital tomorrow. I'm not sure that they've yet ascertained what's up with her and the message earlier on this afternoon was that they were trying to find her a bed not on the emergency ward.
Mother won't be bothered about any of the medical issues being reported to her, all she'll want to know is full details of everyone's personal life...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 24, 2015, 00:05:19 am
That is good news :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on November 24, 2015, 11:23:55 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUkdbfEWIAAF9Dh.jpg

Handing over a decent sized cheque to a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK, and all I had to do was ride my bike and play golf.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 24, 2015, 12:57:52 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 24, 2015, 11:23:55 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUkdbfEWIAAF9Dh.jpg

Handing over a decent sized cheque to a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK, and all I had to do was ride my bike and play golf.


Nice
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 24, 2015, 13:37:13 pm
The posts above.  Warms the cockles of the heart - especially on a day off. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 15:06:42 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 24, 2015, 11:23:55 am
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUkdbfEWIAAF9Dh.jpg

Handing over a decent sized cheque to a very worthy cause, Prostate Cancer UK, and all I had to do was ride my bike and play golf.
Good man - well done!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on November 24, 2015, 19:30:05 pm
Seeing light at the end of the building tunnel, including the rooms being separated so I get my music room.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 20:32:59 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 24, 2015, 19:30:05 pm
Seeing light at the end of the building tunnel, including the rooms being separated so I get my music room.
music room? I'm jealous!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on November 24, 2015, 20:54:12 pm
Just a room with my hifi in it. Just trying to sound pretentious.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on November 24, 2015, 21:04:20 pm
Buyers of our house visited our house today with builder - left happy.
Our seller is being fecking useless.  Snotty email from her solicitors saying she lived there with her husband for 20 years and she has to empty it of furnishings single handedly.  It's been empty for 6 months and there's currently a small desk and 2 single beds in there!

Not to mention her solicitors haven't answered some essential queries they were given 2 weeks ago.
For fecks sake.  Looking like a Dec 11th completion - and if it doesn't go on that date it'll be the new year as he kids split up on the 18th and so do the solicitors....

fecking useless, really fecking useless.

This should have been in the annoyance thread, incidentally.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 24, 2015, 21:46:16 pm
Quote from: JonL on November 24, 2015, 20:54:12 pm
Just a room with my hifi in it. Just trying to sound pretentious.
Any house purchase will definitely be based on the suitability of said property to accommodate my hi-fi. Like I said, v. jealous.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 24, 2015, 22:49:15 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 23, 2015, 22:46:44 pm
Don't know if it really is a simple pleasure, but my old mother is being released from hospital tomorrow. I'm not sure that they've yet ascertained what's up with her and the message earlier on this afternoon was that they were trying to find her a bed not on the emergency ward.

As I thought, she's still in Hospital, she'd just got the wrong end of the stick about being moved from the emergency ward.
Good news though, is that at last she's been seen by two speech therapists and two doctors. She's on the ward for stroke patients - not that she's had a stroke - but her inability to speak clearly and swallow is in their line of expertise.
My old dad sounds very relieved about it all, I don't think he can cope with her the way she's been.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 25, 2015, 10:06:10 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 24, 2015, 22:49:15 pm
As I thought, she's still in Hospital, she'd just got the wrong end of the stick about being moved from the emergency ward.
Good news though, is that at last she's been seen by two speech therapists and two doctors. She's on the ward for stroke patients - not that she's had a stroke - but her inability to speak clearly and swallow is in their line of expertise.
My old dad sounds very relieved about it all, I don't think he can cope with her the way she's been.


I hate to be the bring of warnings, but you need to stay on top of what goes on in the hospital....the NHS are brilliant, but communication and organisation are not their collective strongpoint.... :-X be the person that no one wants to talk to when you're there....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 25, 2015, 13:24:30 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 25, 2015, 10:06:10 am
be the person that no one wants to talk to when you're there....

I thought he already was ::)

All joking aside I hope your mum recovers soon Nick
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Captain Ron on November 25, 2015, 13:51:59 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 24, 2015, 22:49:15 pm
As I thought, she's still in Hospital, she'd just got the wrong end of the stick about being moved from the emergency ward.
Good news though, is that at last she's been seen by two speech therapists and two doctors. She's on the ward for stroke patients - not that she's had a stroke - but her inability to speak clearly and swallow is in their line of expertise.
My old dad sounds very relieved about it all, I don't think he can cope with her the way she's been.


My Mum suffered something similar symtoms wise a while back. Turned out to be potassium deficiency. Hope your Mum is on the mend now Nick. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on November 25, 2015, 14:22:04 pm
up to Glasgow's Drum and Monkey for a few ales tonight.. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 25, 2015, 15:12:59 pm
High Court shows up Nicky Morgan's utter ineptitude shocker (http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/nov/25/education-secretary-made-error-of-law-on-new-religious-studies-gcse-high-court?CMP=share_btn_fb)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 25, 2015, 16:03:42 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 25, 2015, 10:06:10 am
be the person that no one wants to talk to when you're there....

I'm sending Mrs S there for that.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on November 26, 2015, 14:41:51 pm
Heading to a friend's family thanksgiving, a little nervous but thankful to them for taking in a stray!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 27, 2015, 10:55:32 am
Had some good results back from scans I had the other week. Prostrate and spleen were slightly enlarged, but blood tests showed up nothing sinister  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on November 27, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Quote from: zoony on November 27, 2015, 10:55:32 am
Had some good results back from scans I had the other week. Prostrate and spleen were slightly enlarged, but blood tests showed up nothing sinister  :).


Splendid news.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 27, 2015, 11:14:29 am
Quote from: Jonners on November 27, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Splendid news.


Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on November 27, 2015, 14:38:17 pm
Good news Rob
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 27, 2015, 17:01:36 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 27, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Splendid news.


Indeed.... :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 29, 2015, 12:56:39 pm
Thanks guys.

For the second Saturday night running, I was part of a winning team in a music quiz. Got home in time to catch the last few rounds to see TysonFury crowned as world heavyweight champ as well  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on November 30, 2015, 03:25:03 am
good to hear good news all round Zooners,

cheers Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 30, 2015, 17:38:52 pm
Thanks Colin.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on November 30, 2015, 19:21:22 pm
Finding out I passed my black belt last weekend. My partner, sadly,  did not.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on November 30, 2015, 20:29:39 pm
Jonah Lomu's send off. Those three Haka's were breathtaking!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 05, 2015, 11:36:35 am
Got the Van Halen deluxe box set on Vinyl for £28, when it normally reatils for over £60 - and in fact, it went back upto that price on Amazon about an hour after I bought it..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 05, 2015, 11:45:05 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 05, 2015, 11:36:35 am
Got the Van Halen deluxe box set on Vinyl for £28, when it normally reatils for over £60 - and in fact, it went back upto that price on Amazon about an hour after I bought it..
Great result!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 08, 2015, 19:27:48 pm
This made me laugh

Apple reveals iPhone battery life fix
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/08/apple-iphone-battery-life-fix
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Paul Sheehan on December 11, 2015, 18:17:02 pm
Cult ticket booked. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 13, 2015, 13:31:40 pm
Getting a phone call from the son of my mum's best friend. Well  ex-best friend as she died this year, but he was wishing us well in what we're going through.
Thought it was very nice of him.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 13, 2015, 15:24:07 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 13, 2015, 13:31:40 pmGetting a phone call from the son of my mum's best friend. Well  ex-best friend as she died this year, but he was wishing us well in what we're going through.
Thought it was very nice of him.


Quite. :)   We were the recipients of the very nice gesture of a food parcel yesterday, as friends and family are still rallying round to help us properly move in to the new gaff.

"Folks are basically decent...", as your new favourite song goes...  ;)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 13, 2015, 17:42:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 13, 2015, 15:24:07 pm

"Folks are basically decent...", as your new favourite song goes...  ;)

And I'm the exception you read about in the papers very day...

From one of my least favourite songs. But to truly hate something you have to know it well :)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 13, 2015, 17:54:31 pm
And I didnt have Matt2112 down as "conventional wisdom"
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 13, 2015, 17:54:58 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N2RliQs95ag/UeQuQgZtcvI/AAAAAAAAMe0/-DdhtDtrAqY/s1600/funny-grumpy-sheep.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 13, 2015, 22:53:33 pm
The Xmas tree is up!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 13, 2015, 22:55:48 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 13, 2015, 22:53:33 pm
The Xmas tree is up!

Too bloody early >:(
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 13, 2015, 22:58:45 pm
Last night watched Shreik 2 with all the family and tonight Shreik 3.  Great films.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 14, 2015, 00:33:49 am
Pissing myself laughing at a pair of plastic tits on Toast of London.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 17, 2015, 10:58:48 am
Been catching up with the Soyuz-ISS mission.  Absolute class acts these guys, but in particular Tim Peake's cheerful and enthusiastic demeanour is uplifting and infectious.  What a guy. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on December 17, 2015, 11:07:00 am
Leggings/yoga pants
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 17, 2015, 14:38:02 pm
Quote from: Jonners on December 17, 2015, 11:07:00 am
Leggings/yoga pants


I find that they ride up....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on December 17, 2015, 15:57:53 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 17, 2015, 14:38:02 pm
I find that they ride up....


An added bonus

(http://theawood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Camel-yoga.jpeg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 17, 2015, 17:32:36 pm
Good day snowboarding on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Kaprun
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:33:00 pm
Quote from: Jonners on December 17, 2015, 15:57:53 pm
An added bonus

(http://theawood.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Camel-yoga.jpeg)


A splendid example of camel toe!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:34:33 pm
Standing next to Robert Plant in Sainsburys at Kidderminster yesterday. I'm sure he was going to ask me if I was Zoony, but then clammed up.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2015, 12:37:00 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:34:33 pm
Standing next to Robert Plant in Sainsburys at Kidderminster yesterday. I'm sure he was going to ask me if I was Zoony, but then clammed up.


was he squeezing his lemons  ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:49:14 pm
Quote from: Fishy on December 18, 2015, 12:37:00 pm
was he squeezing his lemons  ?


Didn't notice any in his basket mate, but there was a very large piece of Stilton and a bottle of port. I told a few of the young lads at work about it, and they all asked who he was...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2015, 13:06:01 pm
was he buying the stairway to heaven  ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 18, 2015, 13:19:44 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:49:14 pm
Didn't notice any in his basket mate, but there was a very large piece of Stilton and a bottle of port. I told a few of the young lads at work about it, and they all asked who he was...

Had he got Four (French) Sticks?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2015, 13:28:30 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 18, 2015, 13:19:44 pm
Had he got Four (French) Sticks?


I didn't like to stare mate. I think the cheese and port were for later IN THE EVENING.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 18, 2015, 13:31:39 pm
any Tangerines in there  ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 18, 2015, 13:50:45 pm
A Kashmir Sweater?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 19, 2015, 11:01:10 am
I think there was a tin if Chappie for his BLACK DOG.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 19, 2015, 11:07:47 am
Me and Wendy are off out for a meal with some good friends tonight. It's not very often I take her out, so she should be in a pleasant mood today.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 20, 2015, 15:44:37 pm
Two weeks after him being hospitalised my uncle has woken from his coma. Scans revealed the hemorrhage was caused by an AVM. Early days yet so we don't know what damage the bleed caused, but all signs are looking positive.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on December 20, 2015, 16:22:22 pm
hope the news keeps getting better Richard, all the best for your Uncle.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ali on December 20, 2015, 18:20:27 pm
Glad Percy Plant wasn't using the self-service checkout, he'd have
ended up dazed and confused
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 20, 2015, 20:45:23 pm
Watching my daughter sing in her choir
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 21, 2015, 23:26:52 pm
My boy gets his second successive distinction in his grade 2 at Piano.  Coming in the middle of moving house, I'm pretty proud.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 22, 2015, 11:49:28 am
Chilling on the first of 13 days off.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 22, 2015, 18:56:56 pm
Done grafting for the year. :D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 23, 2015, 12:47:14 pm
Early christmas at my parents today. Full christmas dinner & presents. :)
Tomorrow off to in-laws to do it all again.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 23, 2015, 12:52:59 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 23, 2015, 12:47:14 pm
Early christmas at my parents today. Full christmas dinner & presents. :)
Tomorrow off to in-laws to do it all again.


Once is more than enough for me mate!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on December 23, 2015, 14:06:10 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 18, 2015, 12:34:33 pm
Standing next to Robert Plant in Sainsburys at Kidderminster yesterday. I'm sure he was going to ask me if I was Zoony, but then clammed up.

He must of had a Custard Pie in his basket surely.........
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 23, 2015, 18:17:10 pm
30 week scan all good - can enjoy our Christmas now (severe diabetic hypos permitting). :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 23, 2015, 21:12:55 pm
Enjoying listening to vinyl through Tom Evans Microgroove phono stage. My latest s/h purchase from ebay is making me want to listen to every one of my LP collection without stopping until reaching Eliminator.
:D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2015, 15:03:27 pm
A bit of a strange one, but my mum's obituary was the first one in the local rag.
She'd have liked that, as it was always the first page she turned to to see which of her contemporaries had passed away.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 24, 2015, 22:19:37 pm
A trip to the pub with the juniors....a couple of bottles of red for me and numerous pintage for them before moving on....just a few jobs to complete before an early night and a late morning....have a good one everybody....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2015, 12:08:31 pm
Always plenty of pickings to be had today. Cashews, Roses, bacon off the turkey and a prawn cocktail. Roll on lunch time  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Neph on December 25, 2015, 14:09:23 pm
In 1978 I received Hemispheres and 2112 for my Christmas. Today, 37 years later, I received the Signals blu-ray, there is a certain joy in that continuation.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on December 25, 2015, 14:56:28 pm
Playing Piece of Mind. The same copy I got on this day in 1983, when I was 12, same age as Isaac is now.
Wonder how many of his presents from this year will still be around in 32 years.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2015, 18:32:43 pm
A nice family day, no falling out or arguments.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on December 26, 2015, 00:32:03 am
Getting a very cheap, but thoughtful present from the in laws. Abut 40 albums they had in the back if a cupboard. Some really nice albums in great nick, and, bizarrely, a Pearl Jam and green Tesla 12" that used to belong to me.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 27, 2015, 11:53:10 am
5 digits (2.310 per day)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 27, 2015, 12:25:34 pm
Hangover free after the usual raucous boxing day family party at the brother in laws house.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on December 27, 2015, 12:27:01 pm
it's stopped raining
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 27, 2015, 12:55:44 pm
All done.....until next year that is. Now breathe
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2015, 23:40:25 pm
Popped to Tesco to replenish my beer stock and serendipitously chanced upon a damaged box of 18 cans of Stella for a paltry £6.50...that'll do. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on December 30, 2015, 00:18:10 am
Listening to Miles, alone with a beer. Most of the decs are gone. My room is really my room now. Lovely.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 30, 2015, 11:25:45 am
In a cottage  in Lochranza on Arran for new year...brilliant
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 30, 2015, 14:16:19 pm
Halfway through my 9th day of doing jack shit, and still got another 4 to go.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2015, 18:52:52 pm
Well, we gave my old mother a good send off today :)

Standing room only in the Church, I couldn't believe the amount of people who came out afterwards, it was never-ending. Good job we upped the buffet numbers from 100 to 120.

It's good to catch up with friends and relations, but the circumstances aren't the best for it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2015, 11:00:35 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2015, 18:52:52 pm
Well, we gave my old mother a good send off today :)

Standing room only in the Church, I couldn't believe the amount of people who came out afterwards, it was never-ending. Good job we upped the buffet numbers from 100 to 120.

It's good to catch up with friends and relations, but the circumstances aren't the best for it.


Glad it all went off well for you Simmers.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on December 31, 2015, 12:24:43 pm
Decs down for another 11 months. House back to normal, which feels odd considering we went from building work straight into decorations.
First time I ve really seen the house in its new layout properly.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 31, 2015, 16:45:18 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 30, 2015, 18:52:52 pm
Well, we gave my old mother a good send off today :)

Standing room only in the Church, I couldn't believe the amount of people who came out afterwards, it was never-ending. Good job we upped the buffet numbers from 100 to 120.

It's good to catch up with friends and relations, but the circumstances aren't the best for it.

That is good hear.
She would have wanted you to catch up on all the gossip ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 01, 2016, 19:11:04 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 31, 2015, 16:45:18 pm
She would have wanted you to catch up on all the gossip ;)

Poor old lass would rather have caught up on the gossip herself...

Still, my simple pleasure is getting through Christmas and New Year with the family as close as possible to the way things have always been done :)
I've even stayed slightly more sober than usual - although I think other people prefer it when I'm in one of my alcohol induced comas :(
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 02, 2016, 00:19:05 am
Spent the day at my cousins place in the Somerset levels catching up with family and drinking beer
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 02, 2016, 13:27:01 pm
Wendy is taking the Xmas decorations down  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 08, 2016, 10:31:44 am
We've had 9 new starters in our department this week. Plenty of banter and piss taking to welcome them aboard.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 08, 2016, 13:19:23 pm
A call from Mrs M about 3 minutes ago shouting/laughing at me, as my car had a product recall today for an airbag thingy, and she had turned up to the dealership in the wrong car!

its the simple things in life.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 08, 2016, 13:43:50 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 08, 2016, 13:19:23 pm
A call from Mrs M about 3 minutes ago shouting/laughing at me, as my car had a product recall today for an airbag thingy, and she had turned up to the dealership in the wrong car!

its the simple things in life.

;D  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on January 10, 2016, 16:18:23 pm
Squeeze
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 10, 2016, 23:21:55 pm
Quote from: döm on January 10, 2016, 16:18:23 pm
Squeeze

Oh, very big and clever of them.

Quote from: Glenn TilbrookI grew up in council houses, part of what made Britain great

No Mr T, it's the people who bettered themselves to escape from Council estates who made Britain great :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 11, 2016, 00:14:34 am
Oxford 3 Swansea 2
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on January 11, 2016, 11:38:54 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 10, 2016, 23:21:55 pm
Oh, very big and clever of them.
No Mr T, it's the people who bettered themselves to escape from Council estates who made Britain great :)


at least the council estates were there as a base from which to improve from.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 11, 2016, 22:42:38 pm
Quote from: döm on January 11, 2016, 11:38:54 am
at least the council estates were there as a base from which to improve from.

But the people who live there now don't have the educational opportunities available to them as in the Grammar Schools of old, and there's no point in everybody taking a Hairdressing degree.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 00:07:40 am
Little bits of progress in the returning sensation in my right hand fingers hitting little milestones - the latest of which is being able to hold a pick with a reasonably consistent grip through the duration of a song.  My thumb and forefinger's fingertips are still a bit numb, and the pick keeps slipping without adjusting for it, but for now I'll settle for that; a few weeks ago my right hand could barely turn a door key. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 14, 2016, 10:23:59 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 00:07:40 am
Little bits of progress in the returning sensation in my right hand fingers hitting little milestones - the latest of which is being able to hold a pick with a reasonably consistent grip through the duration of a song.  My thumb and forefinger's fingertips are still a bit numb, and the pick keeps slipping without adjusting for it, but for now I'll settle for that; a few weeks ago my right hand could barely turn a door key. :)


What have you done?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 12:16:03 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 14, 2016, 10:23:59 am
What have you done?


I suffered a "Transient Ischaemic Attack" - a kind of mini-stroke - on 6th December.  Temporarily lost the feeling on my right hand side (still manifest in my fingers), face drooped to one side, lost my power of speech for 12 hours ("expressive dysphasia" they call it)...and it wasn't even my round.  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on January 14, 2016, 12:33:56 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 00:07:40 am
Little bits of progress in the returning sensation in my right hand fingers hitting little milestones - the latest of which is being able to hold a pick with a reasonably consistent grip through the duration of a song.  My thumb and forefinger's fingertips are still a bit numb, and the pick keeps slipping without adjusting for it, but for now I'll settle for that; a few weeks ago my right hand could barely turn a door key. :)

Have you, er, tried to, er, pleasure yourself with this hand?  All in the name of rehabilation of said arm, of course.   :)

Glad you're on the mend, chap.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 13:27:41 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 14, 2016, 12:33:56 pm
Have you, er, tried to, er, pleasure yourself with this hand?  All in the name of rehabilation of said arm, of course.   :)


I need both, mate.  :-X  :P

;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 14, 2016, 13:50:21 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 12:16:03 pm
I suffered a "Transient Ischaemic Attack" - a kind of mini-stroke - on 6th December.  Temporarily lost the feeling on my right hand side (still manifest in my fingers), face drooped to one side, lost my power of speech for 12 hours ("expressive dysphasia" they call it)...and it wasn't even my round.  ;)


Crikey.
My dad was on the verge of one but the doctor spotted the symptoms of it (something to do with his eye I think) and managed to manage him through it

Glad you are on the mend
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 14, 2016, 14:05:03 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 14, 2016, 12:16:03 pm
I suffered a "Transient Ischaemic Attack" - a kind of mini-stroke - on 6th December.  Temporarily lost the feeling on my right hand side (still manifest in my fingers), face drooped to one side, lost my power of speech for 12 hours ("expressive dysphasia" they call it)...and it wasn't even my round.  ;)

Ah, that's what happened. Like everyone else, glad to hear you're on the mend Matt.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 14, 2016, 18:05:15 pm
http://news.sky.com/story/1622690/agents-seize-500k-of-marijuana-in-fake-carrots

is it just me, or......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 14, 2016, 18:57:16 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on January 14, 2016, 14:05:03 pm
Ah, that's what happened. Like everyone else, glad to hear you're on the mend Matt.

Yes good to hear you are on the mend. Take care
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 15, 2016, 13:15:00 pm
Thank you, one and all.  It'll be just few more weeks until the sensation is completely back in my right hand (yes, yes...) and I have an MRI scan imminent, which should be a formality, and that should complete the recovery. 

This is what moving house with a pregnant, diabetic partner does to folk...  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: TerrBerr on January 15, 2016, 13:39:25 pm
Glad you're on the mend, Matt. Hope to see you at Real Time next Friday. :)

Quote from: Matt2112 on January 15, 2016, 13:15:00 pm
This is what moving house with a pregnant, diabetic partner does to folk...  ::)


Nah, it was the prospect of R50 in Belfast I think!  ;D



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 15, 2016, 15:07:26 pm
Ben Stokes
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 15, 2016, 16:18:04 pm
Quote from: TerrBerr on January 15, 2016, 13:39:25 pm

Nah, it was the prospect of R50 in Belfast I think!  ;D


Yes, and that!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on January 15, 2016, 17:23:49 pm
just glad its the fecking weekend tbh...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 16, 2016, 12:55:12 pm
One from yesterday....cancelling my "Amazon Prime free month's trial" in the office and announcing a successful action and then seeing the faces of not one, but two, others who had missed their deadlines  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on January 16, 2016, 14:19:28 pm
Eagerly awaiting my band's first gig of the year tonight!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 16, 2016, 20:09:33 pm
6 goals past Motherwell at Tynecastle   :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 16, 2016, 21:09:09 pm
Looking forward to a day off tomorrow, and seeing Bravado in the evening. I've done 62 hours OT already this month.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 16, 2016, 22:18:32 pm
Afternoon at the rugby.
Watch Saracens vs Ulster in the freezing cold.
Good game and we were surrounded by well lubricated Ulster fans.
It was like being surrounded by hundreds of loud Rons.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 21, 2016, 14:18:17 pm
Just had a free broadband check up by a Talk Talk engineer, and he set a new router up and an extension box for Brad who has his room in the loft. Everything working fine with good speeds.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 14:45:51 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 21, 2016, 14:18:17 pm
Just had a free broadband check up by a Talk Talk engineer, and he set a new router up and an extension box for Brad who has his room in the loft. Everything working fine with good speeds.


Hope he showed you some id... probably a hacker....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 14:55:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 21, 2016, 14:18:17 pm
Just had a free broadband check up by a Talk Talk engineer, and he set a new router up and an extension box for Brad who has his room in the loft. Everything working fine with good speeds.


Im just amazed anyone still uses Talk Talk. Possibly the worst company on the planet
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 21, 2016, 15:19:24 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 14:55:09 pm
Im just amazed anyone still uses Talk Talk. Possibly the worst company on the planet


They're certainly up (or down) there.  Classic example of a shockingly poor supplier with almost-too-good-to-be-true introductory deals to lure in unsuspecting new customers, only to shaft them with some of the worst customer service the industry has ever seen.  I should know, I've been there.  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 22, 2016, 15:44:35 pm
Quote from: Fishy on January 21, 2016, 14:45:51 pm
Hope he showed you some id... probably a hacker....


Lol. He was legit and very good mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 22, 2016, 15:46:39 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 21, 2016, 14:55:09 pm
Im just amazed anyone still uses Talk Talk. Possibly the worst company on the planet


I'm with them as they took over AOL mate, who I've been with for 12 years. Never had any real problems with them to be fair.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 22, 2016, 15:59:39 pm
Just had a letter from work offering me a promotion I was interviewed for last week. I've accepted the position of deputy section leader on our line from the end of Feb when we go on a 4 shift system. It's an extra £1650 a year, so happy days  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on January 22, 2016, 16:43:06 pm
Well done, Zoony!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 22, 2016, 17:35:06 pm
Happy Days Indeed!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 22, 2016, 17:37:54 pm
Nice one Rob, it's your round mate...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 22, 2016, 18:10:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 22, 2016, 15:59:39 pm
Just had a letter from work offering me a promotion I was interviewed for last week. I've accepted the position of deputy section leader on our line from the end of Feb when we go on a 4 shift system. It's an extra £1650 a year, so happy days  :).


Congrats mate, good uplift as well....I assume that you can still work overtime ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 22, 2016, 18:49:17 pm
Congrats Zoony
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on January 22, 2016, 19:07:26 pm
nice one Rob
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on January 22, 2016, 21:24:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 22, 2016, 15:59:39 pm
Just had a letter from work offering me a promotion I was interviewed for last week. I've accepted the position of deputy section leader on our line from the end of Feb when we go on a 4 shift system. It's an extra £1650 a year, so happy days  :).


Happy days indeed Rob,

well done,

I'm off to check my Euro millions ticket,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 23, 2016, 15:23:48 pm
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 23, 2016, 15:30:35 pm
Quote from: Bez on January 22, 2016, 18:10:09 pm
Congrats mate, good uplift as well....I assume that you can still work overtime ?


Yes mate, there will be holiday cover, and as I'll have to know more jobs there will be opportunities to do some while training. At the moment I work a 3 shift system Monday to Friday, 8hr shifts. Our new pattern will be two 12hr days followed by two 12hr nights, and then 4 "rest" days before starting the cycle again. As we get a good hike in shift allowance on our new pattern, my flat top line will be up by £400 a month.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 23, 2016, 15:39:30 pm
Wendy is in a happy mood today as she's off to see the strictly come dancing show at Birmingham tonight.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 23, 2016, 17:29:37 pm
Quote from: zoony on January 23, 2016, 15:30:35 pm
Yes mate, there will be holiday cover, and as I'll have to know more jobs there will be opportunities to do some while training. At the moment I work a 3 shift system Monday to Friday, 8hr shifts. Our new pattern will be two 12hr days followed by two 12hr nights, and then 4 "rest" days before starting the cycle again. As we get a good hike in shift allowance on our new pattern, my flat top line will be up by £400 a month.


Nice....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on January 26, 2016, 23:21:19 pm
Picked up a load of singed prints from the framers today.  I tend to go in there twice a year with various signed lithographs and prints...Collected 3, paid for them and got home. Then realised there was a 4th (laddie's grade 2 piano certificate) that I'd forgotten about...went back, woman who runs the place refused payment for it - said it was a housewarming present...

I was stunned.  How kind.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 27, 2016, 10:15:10 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 26, 2016, 23:21:19 pm
Picked up a load of singed prints from the framers today.  I tend to go in there twice a year with various signed lithographs and prints...Collected 3, paid for them and got home. Then realised there was a 4th (laddie's grade 2 piano certificate) that I'd forgotten about...went back, woman who runs the place refused payment for it - said it was a housewarming present...

I was stunned.  How kind.


Probably a bit embarrassed because she had burned them....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on January 27, 2016, 13:00:26 pm
...and some very kind soul on here got in touch, did me a massive favour and saved me an absolute fortune.

Top man!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 29, 2016, 10:54:49 am
Jesus Christ, this has just made me cry in the office. Im a bloody wreck at the moment:-

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kiss-legend-gene-simmons-grants-critically-ill-teens-final-wish/

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fuzzy on January 29, 2016, 13:13:43 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 29, 2016, 10:54:49 am
Jesus Christ, this has just made me cry in the office. Im a bloody wreck at the moment:-

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kiss-legend-gene-simmons-grants-critically-ill-teens-final-wish/


Never a great fan of Simmons, but gone up in my estimation after reading this.  :'(
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on January 29, 2016, 13:59:48 pm
He's a good guy, I wouldn't take him at face value.  Did you catch the rock school thing he did with the young kids - he was gentle and loving and supportive. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 29, 2016, 15:38:51 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on January 29, 2016, 13:59:48 pm
He's a good guy, I wouldn't take him at face value.  Did you catch the rock school thing he did with the young kids - he was gentle and loving and supportive.
Yeah, the best bit though was when one of the kids asked him whether his hair was real  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on February 08, 2016, 10:57:37 am
Actually for last Friday, but I went to a Gin Masterclass at our local beer shop

What a fantastic evening. £15, you basically get 7 gin drinks, then can stay for more.

Tried lots of different types, different tonics, some neat, learned how to make the perfect G&T (don't use the flesh of the lemon, just a thin bit of peel)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on February 08, 2016, 19:31:54 pm
lemon twist that's called, same for all cocktails I think?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 10, 2016, 13:12:53 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 08, 2016, 10:57:37 am
Actually for last Friday, but I went to a Gin Masterclass at our local beer shop

What a fantastic evening. £15, you basically get 7 gin drinks, then can stay for more.

Tried lots of different types, different tonics, some neat, learned how to make the perfect G&T (don't use the flesh of the lemon, just a thin bit of peel)


Give me a good pint or 6 of ale any day of the week mate  ;).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 11, 2016, 22:50:06 pm
Good Dave Stewart was on TOTP '81 tonight :)

Albeit doing a Numanesque   version of What Becomes of the Broken Hearted with Colin Blunstone. Dude, where's the Fuzz Organ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 12, 2016, 00:08:22 am
Caught you enjoying the 80s, yet again.  :P ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 12, 2016, 00:22:01 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 12, 2016, 00:08:22 am
Caught you enjoying the 80s, yet again.  :P ;D

I had some good times in the 80s. I had better times in the 70s :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on February 12, 2016, 14:30:26 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 11, 2016, 22:50:06 pm
Good Dave Stewart was on TOTP '81 tonight :)

Albeit doing a Numanesque   version of What Becomes of the Broken Hearted with Colin Blunstone. Dude, where's the Fuzz Organ?

I remember that !  When the charts and TOTP were really relevant to me.  I've been recording these episodes from '81 , can't wait to catch that one, pop was good back then!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on February 12, 2016, 15:36:19 pm
Do Legs and Co. still look tasty?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on February 12, 2016, 18:15:02 pm
Quote from: Jonners on February 12, 2016, 15:36:19 pm
Do Legs and Co. still look tasty?


Improved with age to these eyes !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 14, 2016, 15:21:34 pm
Had an absolutely mental night last night! Saw Slipknot at Leeds arena and it was by far the most intense concert experience I've ever had (in a good way) and afterwards I got to know a rather attractive young lady (in a very good way)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 15, 2016, 13:30:14 pm
Wendy phoned earlier, and I should be able to go and pick her and Alicia up from hospital this afternoon after the main doctor has been around.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on February 15, 2016, 16:39:51 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 14, 2016, 15:21:34 pm
Had an absolutely mental night last night! Saw Slipknot at Leeds arena and it was by far the most intense concert experience I've ever had (in a good way) and afterwards I got to know a rather attractive young lady (in a very good way)


Last time I saw Slipknot, at the NIA in Brum, I left with one song to go, and while walking around the outside of the venue was asked by a couple of dad's "was I there to pick up my kids too?"

At that point, I decided Slipknot were off the menu from now on
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on February 15, 2016, 18:59:56 pm
Kanye asking Mark Zuckerberg for a billion dollars.

You couldn't make this shit up.   ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on February 16, 2016, 12:06:27 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 29, 2016, 10:54:49 am
Jesus Christ, this has just made me cry in the office. Im a bloody wreck at the moment:-

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kiss-legend-gene-simmons-grants-critically-ill-teens-final-wish/


The cartoon image is just one side of him.

Henry Rollins told a similar story a few years back. Lots of this stuff goes unpublicised. I suppose if they do publicise it, they get accused of being in it for themselves. If they don't say anything, people think they do nothing for anyone, a bit like sportsmen,
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 16, 2016, 20:07:39 pm
Having Alicia back home, and she's facing up remarkably positive about her diabetes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 17, 2016, 09:18:00 am
Quote from: zoony on February 16, 2016, 20:07:39 pm
Having Alicia back home, and she's facing up remarkably positive about her diabetes.


Good to hear, Rob.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on February 17, 2016, 12:30:25 pm
No annual leave carry forward being allowed again this year so i 've got me  a few long weekends lined up to use them all up before the end of March...  grins.. smiles...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 17, 2016, 20:27:34 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 17, 2016, 09:18:00 am
Good to hear, Rob.


Thanks mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 20, 2016, 21:25:44 pm
Me and Wendy along with 3 of her brothers and sisters and their partners bought the late in-laws council house 15 years ago. We put it up for sale after Wendy lost her mom towards the back end of last year. We had our first offer for it yesterday, and managed to squeeze it up to a grand over the figure we'd hoped for. Everything will start going through on Monday then  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on February 23, 2016, 15:05:42 pm
Off to the Auchrannie in Arran for a couple of days tomorrow so not back to work til next monday..  grins..smiles...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on February 23, 2016, 15:50:26 pm
Quote from: Fishy on February 23, 2016, 15:05:42 pm
Off to the Auchrannie in Arran for a couple of days tomorrow so not back to work til next monday..  grins..smiles...


was in Arran a couple of weeks back, really nice scenery, good food .... tho I'll remember the car problem I endured the most I imagine... have fun!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on February 25, 2016, 12:36:03 pm
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron-maiden/2016/bbandt-center-sunrise-fl-53f34b71.html

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 25, 2016, 22:45:14 pm
News from Halifax x
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on February 26, 2016, 01:07:28 am
^
+1
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Paul Sheehan on February 26, 2016, 09:57:06 am
Still grinning and ears buzzing from my debut Cult gig last night at the Colston Hall Bristol.
Ian Astbury is nuts, fantastic frontman. The ghost of Jim Morrison lives on.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on February 25, 2016, 22:45:14 pm
News from Halifax x


Thank you Bez and Mr P, very kind.  :)

I assume you're referring to me, nothing else worth celebrating goes on round here...  ::) ;)

But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on February 26, 2016, 17:02:29 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
Thank you Bez and Mr P, very kind.  :)

I assume you're referring to me, nothing else worth celebrating goes on round here...  ::) ;)

But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)


Congratulations!

Those first few seconds, assuming you can get past the scenes reminiscent of Hellraiser, are a miracle. When I was passed Jessica (my oldest) to hold, it was genuinely the first time in my life I had ever held a baby. Very, very humbling.

Hope all goes well, exposure to Power Windows from day 1 has done my two no harm whatsoever. Every other piece of advice is moribund
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on February 26, 2016, 17:05:55 pm
I have to say both of my kids births were fecking horrendous.  My Daughter's (the second one) was eerily similar to that scene is Alien with John Hurt.

Glad yours was better!  Babies are ace and the birth of a baby is a very very special thing indeed.

x
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 17:24:29 pm
And thanks to you fine gents.  :)

A C-section was required in our case so we were spared seeing what goes on there, other than being shown a blood-spattered child immediately afterward!  But you kind of see past all the "grue".   

Quote from: Jonners on February 26, 2016, 17:02:29 pmHope all goes well, exposure to Power Windows from day 1 has done my two no harm whatsoever. Every other piece of advice is moribund


Absolutely no doubt about that!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on February 26, 2016, 18:20:36 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
Thank you Bez and Mr P, very kind.  :)

I assume you're referring to me, nothing else worth celebrating goes on round here...  ::) ;)

But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)


Congrats Matt - that's great news !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 26, 2016, 19:15:08 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
Thank you Bez and Mr P, very kind.  :)

I assume you're referring to me, nothing else worth celebrating goes on round here...  ::) ;)

But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)


Congrats to all 3 of you.  Parenthood changes everything is hard work and every second is special.

I am glad you were there. I missed the birth of my third as the mid wife sent me home saying nothing would happen over night  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 19:51:06 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on February 26, 2016, 19:15:08 pm
Congrats to all 3 of you.  Parenthood changes everything is hard work and every second is special.

I am glad you were there. I missed the birth of my third as the mid wife sent me home saying nothing would happen over night  ::)


Ah, bugger!  :-\

Thank you, Patrick. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 26, 2016, 20:50:53 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)

Far be it from me to put a downer on things, but after those first moments things just keep getting worse and worse...  :-X
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on February 26, 2016, 21:06:05 pm
New babies good, old babies bad?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 26, 2016, 21:06:43 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 26, 2016, 20:50:53 pm
Far be it from me to put a downer on things, but after those first moments things just keep getting worse and worse...  :-X


Don't believe  a word.....it only gets worse for the first 20 years.....mine (31, 28 & 26) are now officially a pleasure - for the most part....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Summerland on February 26, 2016, 22:26:36 pm
+1
congrats to Matt, E n E

Unlike our resident experts, I have no babies to compare with yours :-)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 26, 2016, 22:41:11 pm
Quote from: Bez on February 26, 2016, 21:06:43 pm
Don't believe  a word.....it only gets worse for the first 20 years.....mine (31, 28 & 26) are now officially a pleasure - for the most part....

So, I've got another 2 and a half years to go then...

I think it took me over 50 years to provide any pleasure for my old father...

Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 17:24:29 pm
A C-section was required in our case so we were spared seeing what goes on there, other than being shown a blood-spattered child immediately afterward!  But you kind of see past all the "grue".   


The boy Sims was a C-section delivery, I sometimes wish we'd kept the "Purple Pizza" which followed him out.

Best of luck to you though Matt, I'm sure not all families are like mine  ;)


Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 23:15:15 pm
Thank you all, you have me feeling humbled. :)

And scared and helpless. ;)

Genuinely encountered a classic watershed moment this evening: er, that's all you need to know actually...  :o ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 26, 2016, 23:18:54 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 23:15:15 pm
Thank you all, you have me feeling humbled. :)

And scared and helpless. ;)

Genuinely encountered a classic watershed moment this evening: er, that's all you need to know actually...  :o ;D

Did involve failing to change nappies?  :-X
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 23:40:33 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on February 26, 2016, 23:18:54 pm
Did involve failing to change nappies?  :-X


Not quite; just a mid-change "incident" that was badly/perfectly timed...  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 27, 2016, 03:43:34 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 26, 2016, 16:51:52 pm
Thank you Bez and Mr P, very kind.  :)

I assume you're referring to me, nothing else worth celebrating goes on round here...  ::) ;)

But yes, all is well, the whirlwind of parenthood has begun in earnest!  It's difficult to describe isn't it?  A most strange, surreal, challenging but incredible experience from the outset. 

Those first moments though; mere words can never do justice to them...  :o :)


I can only echo what I said in my text and FB post mate. Massive congratulations to you and your new family  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 27, 2016, 10:47:08 am
Quote from: zoony on February 27, 2016, 03:43:34 am
I can only echo what I said in my text and FB post mate. Massive congratulations to you and your new family  :).


Cheers Rob, very kind. :)  We've been pretty gob-smacked and overwhelmed by all the good wishes these past few days.  Humbling.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BaldiePete on February 27, 2016, 13:37:55 pm
 Congratulations to the three of you. I take it they forgot to give you the owner's handbook when you left the hospital  ::) They always seem to do that. ;)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 27, 2016, 13:44:29 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on February 27, 2016, 13:37:55 pm
Congratulations to the three of you. I take it they forgot to give you the owner's handbook when you left the hospital  ::) They always seem to do that. ;)


We're still here - not holding my breath on that score!  Thanks mate. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 27, 2016, 14:33:03 pm
Congratulations & Best Wishes to all on the new arrival  :)

Have you priced The Shaymen's babygrows yet?!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 27, 2016, 20:13:35 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on February 27, 2016, 14:33:03 pm
Congratulations & Best Wishes to all on the new arrival  :)

Have you priced The Shaymen's babygrows yet?!  ;)


;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Gman on February 27, 2016, 22:32:53 pm
As I indicated in another place, congratulations Matt. It's always great to bring wee lassies into the world ::)

The good news is that Dad's are generally superfluous for the first 3 months, except to be shouted at by Mum and any other significant females around.......but one of the best feelings is to get the wean in the pram and take her for a walk, genuinely a wonderful moment....especially if you head to the pub 8)

May I also say that one kid is a breeze, a doddle, a piece of proverbial piss.....two is a fecking nightmare ;D

Good luck, enjoy every moment, even the sleepless nights, it's part of a great journey.....honestly

Gman 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 28, 2016, 00:25:22 am
Quote from: Gman on February 27, 2016, 22:32:53 pm


May I also say that one kid is a breeze, a doddle, a piece of proverbial piss.....two is a fecking nightmare ;D


No. One's a fecking nightmare, but I was once told by a bloke in Tesco  that having 8 kids is no different to having one...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: JonL on February 28, 2016, 00:58:18 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 26, 2016, 17:05:55 pm
I have to say both of my kids births were fecking horrendous.  My Daughter's (the second one) was eerily similar to that scene is Alien with John Hurt.


Isaac was a week late and showed no sign of coming out, he had to b pulled out. A trait he has stuck with for the next, nearly, 13 years.
Apparently Rachel was born in the waiting room, she seemingly couldn't wait, too impulsive. A trait she has stuck with for the next 7 years.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on February 28, 2016, 01:47:19 am
Daughter born on September 11th  ???
Due on December 27th   :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 28, 2016, 10:01:43 am
Not being a father myselt I can only speculate at the joy (and trepidation!) you must be feeling. Wish you and the family all the best - congrats!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Gman on February 28, 2016, 10:41:06 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 28, 2016, 00:25:22 am
No. One's a fecking nightmare, but I was once told by a bloke in Tesco  that having 8 kids is no different to having one...

That bloke in Tesco must like new Rush then 'cause he's talking bollox ;)

Gman
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 28, 2016, 14:43:28 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 28, 2016, 00:25:22 am
No. One's a fecking nightmare, but I was once told by a bloke in Tesco  that having 8 kids is no different to having one...


Load of bollocks Simmers. You need 2 shopping trolley's when you've got at least 3 kids.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 29, 2016, 01:31:16 am
Quote from: Gman on February 27, 2016, 22:32:53 pm
As I indicated in another place, congratulations Matt. It's always great to bring wee lassies into the world ::)

The good news is that Dad's are generally superfluous for the first 3 months, except to be shouted at by Mum and any other significant females around.......but one of the best feelings is to get the wean in the pram and take her for a walk, genuinely a wonderful moment....especially if you head to the pub 8)

May I also say that one kid is a breeze, a doddle, a piece of proverbial piss.....two is a fecking nightmare ;D

Good luck, enjoy every moment, even the sleepless nights, it's part of a great journey.....honestly

Gman


Sold, GMan.  Not that I have a choice now, mind.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 29, 2016, 01:46:52 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 28, 2016, 10:01:43 am
Not being a father myselt I can only speculate at the joy (and trepidation!) you must be feeling. Wish you and the family all the best - congrats!


Thanks mate - it's all finally caught up with this 40-something, somehow.  Up to recently I had no great desire to have children.  But here I am, and here she is.  And everything is instantly turned on its head and all the cliches are true!  And I don't mind one bit. 

Old me good, new me better. :)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on March 03, 2016, 13:14:39 pm
I love reading about stuff like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPM8OR6W6WE

So many applications for it
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 04, 2016, 19:02:50 pm
Cracking afternoon's walk with the pug over snowy hills.  Slipped on me arse twice. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 04, 2016, 20:35:04 pm
Just got tickets to see The Answer at a special gig at the 100 Club :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 04, 2016, 22:16:35 pm
New job going well, weekend off, happy days.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on March 06, 2016, 22:47:52 pm
Makers Mark
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 08, 2016, 21:11:03 pm
Just looking up at the TV and seeing Rachel Riley in tight black leather trousers  ::).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 12, 2016, 03:15:27 am
My step-daughter yesterday on receiving her actual MSc certificate for Radiotherapy & Oncology from Sheffield's Hallam.  8)

Whilst she knew she'd passed, she hadn't known the "With Merit".
She's well chuffed and quite right too!

As always, very proud of our Suse   :-*
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 12, 2016, 10:54:52 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 12, 2016, 03:15:27 am
My step-daughter yesterday on receiving her actual MSc certificate for Radiotherapy & Oncology from Sheffield's Hallam.  8)

Whilst she knew she'd passed, she hadn't known the "With Merit".
She's well chuffed and quite right too!

As always, very proud of our Suse   :-*

Congrats to you daughter.

It's Science Week here in Cambridge that means running round various labs and lecture halls with the kids watching lots of bangs and flashes. Even the adults find it fund.

Last night I went to very interesting talk on the link between music and personality traits.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on March 12, 2016, 11:40:40 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 12, 2016, 03:15:27 am
My step-daughter yesterday on receiving her actual MSc certificate for Radiotherapy & Oncology from Sheffield's Hallam.  8)

Whilst she knew she'd passed, she hadn't known the "With Merit".
She's well chuffed and quite right too!

As always, very proud of our Suse   :-*


fantastic, well done to her!  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 12, 2016, 16:05:35 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 12, 2016, 03:15:27 am
My step-daughter yesterday on receiving her actual MSc certificate for Radiotherapy & Oncology from Sheffield's Hallam.  8)

Whilst she knew she'd passed, she hadn't known the "With Merit".
She's well chuffed and quite right too!

As always, very proud of our Suse   :-*


Excellent stuff. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2016, 21:08:50 pm
(http://s23.postimg.org/ju1l69zjf/IMG_0949.jpg)

Sunset over Arran
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 14, 2016, 23:08:14 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on March 12, 2016, 03:15:27 am
My step-daughter yesterday on receiving her actual MSc certificate for Radiotherapy & Oncology from Sheffield's Hallam.  8)

Whilst she knew she'd passed, she hadn't known the "With Merit".
She's well chuffed and quite right too!

As always, very proud of our Suse   :-*


excellent....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on March 15, 2016, 10:00:24 am
In today then off til Tues.. and back to Arran on Fri  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on March 15, 2016, 13:42:35 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 12, 2016, 10:54:52 am
Congrats to you daughter.

Quote from: NeilP on March 12, 2016, 11:40:40 am
fantastic, well done to her!  :)

Quote from: Matt2112 on March 12, 2016, 16:05:35 pm
Excellent stuff. :)

Quote from: Bez on March 14, 2016, 23:08:14 pm
excellent....


Cheers lads!  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on March 15, 2016, 14:37:32 pm
£50 on Altior in the 1st at Cheltenham at 4/1

Gracias William Hill.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on March 18, 2016, 11:25:19 am
Arran bound again😀😀
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 19, 2016, 19:43:10 pm
Got a trip to Wembley Stadium to arrange.  :D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 19, 2016, 22:25:26 pm
Old Wembley Good, New Wembley Bad ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 20, 2016, 14:31:10 pm
I won the bonus ball again at work last night, £130. It was the last one as we're now on a different shift pattern. Number 22 did me proud though, as I won £313 with it in under 2 years.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 24, 2016, 15:14:33 pm
Feels like a Friday. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 24, 2016, 19:30:38 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 24, 2016, 15:14:33 pm
Feels like a Friday. :)


Great isn't it...even better is that Monday will feel like Sunday..... ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 26, 2016, 16:38:10 pm
We're on nights tonight, but will only have to do 11hrs with the clocks going forward.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on March 26, 2016, 19:49:01 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35900804/kenyan-woman-edits-herself-into-holiday-photos-with-hilarious-consequences
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on March 26, 2016, 22:05:30 pm
I officially own my first car
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 26, 2016, 22:34:27 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on March 26, 2016, 22:05:30 pm
I officially own my first car

With all the brain dead cretins clogging up the roads these days - especially whippersnappers in their first motor - that is hardly going to be a pleasure. Trust me.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 26, 2016, 22:38:18 pm
I now officially own my first second bicycle :)

Or is it my second first bicycle?

Whatever, it's the first time I've owned two bikes concurrently. Well, it isn't, as I have three, but I reversed over one years ago, just can't face throwing it out...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Longshanks on March 28, 2016, 13:01:45 pm
Being back on ere.. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 29, 2016, 11:38:57 am
AMAZING locksmith has been able to get us into the study.  I had thought it certain we'd need to cut into the frame or damage the door...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on March 29, 2016, 12:39:08 pm
Quote from: Longshanks on March 28, 2016, 13:01:45 pm
Being back on ere.. :)
Hello big man!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on March 29, 2016, 13:11:28 pm
Liking the new look here by the way
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 29, 2016, 14:45:50 pm
Quote from: Jonners on March 29, 2016, 12:39:08 pm
Hello big man!


Welcome back, Shankers...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 29, 2016, 20:17:43 pm
On holiday for the week and being spoilt by my parents
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 30, 2016, 19:01:48 pm
Quote from: Longshanks on March 28, 2016, 13:01:45 pm
Being back on ere.. :)


Great to see you mate, it's been too long.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 30, 2016, 19:02:58 pm
Picking up a new car for the first time in over 10 years.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 04, 2016, 19:11:42 pm
Had a nice day at the west Midlands safari park with Wendy, Alicia and one of her friends.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Stewart on April 05, 2016, 00:28:27 am
This made me chuckle

http://cummingordrumming.com/
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 05, 2016, 17:36:18 pm
quick week in Lanzarote booked for end of MAy...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 11, 2016, 10:43:00 am
backing Danny Willets to win the Masters at 100-1

Sweet
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 11, 2016, 14:32:53 pm
My little girls 11th birthday.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 11, 2016, 22:42:04 pm
My ears are still ringing from last night's Black Mountain gig.
I know, it's not big and it's not clever, but hey I'm nearly 53 and I'm still out to RAWK!

TO HELL WITH TOMORROW LET'S LIVE FOR TODAY!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on April 12, 2016, 16:55:35 pm
Quote from: Jonners on April 11, 2016, 10:43:00 am
backing Danny Willets to win the Masters at 100-1

Sweet


Nice one
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bman2112 on April 12, 2016, 19:53:11 pm
Tell me you put more than £5
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Stewart on April 13, 2016, 13:55:20 pm
I believe I've fixed "NEW" and "Quote" replies with the new theme, YAY :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 13, 2016, 17:49:48 pm
New Gojira album in June

Magma

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 18:55:49 pm
Quote from: Jonners on April 13, 2016, 17:49:48 pm
New Gojira album in June

Magma

Excellent news.
Hopefully I wil catch them at Download
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 18:57:01 pm
Quote from: Stewart on April 13, 2016, 13:55:20 pm
I believe I've fixed "NEW" and "Quote" replies with the new theme, YAY :)

Or maybe not.
It all looks very strange to me.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Stewart on April 13, 2016, 19:28:49 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 18:57:01 pm
Or maybe not.
It all looks very strange to me.



hmmm it seems to be blockquoting some of the posts... fecking hell!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 14, 2016, 10:22:39 am
Quote from: pdw1 on April 13, 2016, 18:55:49 pm
Excellent news.
Hopefully I wil catch them at Download


or Bloodstock?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 15, 2016, 21:05:24 pm
Alicia came home from school with 2 awards for the week. The class award, and a sports one as the girls football team won a tournament this week. Very proud of her as she's had a lot to put up with just lately with being diagnosed with diabetes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on April 16, 2016, 00:10:36 am
Had to take my dear old mum to see the cancer specialist for her monthly appointment today. We were given the great news that she is now in remission, free from myeloma and can cease her oral chemo treatment - a good day.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 16, 2016, 00:34:09 am
That is good news :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on April 16, 2016, 17:00:25 pm
Reading this quote from Boris about the Remain campaign:
"My friends, they are the Gerald Ratners of modern politics. The EU, they say, is **** but we have no alternative."

;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on April 17, 2016, 03:37:31 am
http://gowiththevlo.nl/fout-fouter-foutst-melige-oude-platenhoezen/

funny items in there,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Longshanks on April 18, 2016, 17:34:08 pm

Getting some replies...Cheers lads...much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 18, 2016, 17:37:29 pm
Just seeing you post Wadlow, that's my simple pleasure of the day!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Longshanks on April 18, 2016, 17:40:32 pm
Quote from: Jonners on April 18, 2016, 17:37:29 pm
Just seeing you post Wadlow, that's my simple pleasure of the day!!!


Who!!...sorry been busy reading about the Zoonsters new motor :)
Hope you are keeping well pal..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 18, 2016, 18:23:16 pm
Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever.

Couldt find a picture, so have just attached one of you next to maria

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/robert-wadlow-visiting-the-daily-news-picture-id97351518)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Longshanks on April 19, 2016, 18:56:10 pm
Hahaha!....far too tall for Maria :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 19, 2016, 20:59:48 pm
getting a linux dd clone command to work... with some verbose output...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 19, 2016, 22:49:46 pm
Quote from: Fishy on April 19, 2016, 20:59:48 pm
getting a linux dd clone command to work... with some verbose output...


Feel free to ping me if you ever need help with that sort of thing, I do it for a living.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 19, 2016, 22:53:26 pm
Retuning to Jazz FM on my DAB during a beautiful evening out on the bikeand hearing a jazz version of Nobody's Fault But Mine, followed by Sammy Davis Jr's Mr Bojangles.

Great? Mmm - nice
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on April 19, 2016, 23:25:36 pm
Quote from: DavidL on April 16, 2016, 00:10:36 am
Had to take my dear old mum to see the cancer specialist for her monthly appointment today. We were given the great news that she is now in remission, free from myeloma and can cease her oral chemo treatment - a good day.


Late to this - excellent news...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2016, 10:08:03 am
Quote from: Slim on April 19, 2016, 22:49:46 pm
Feel free to ping me if you ever need help with that sort of thing, I do it for a living.


Thanks James.. some googling,  a little Ubuntu VM box eventually did the trick.. was trying to clone an ESXi6  USB stick...  tried various other methods..clonezilla.. winimage but the dd command i eventually happened upon worked flawlessly...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 20, 2016, 14:00:30 pm
It's a very blunt instrument and takes no prisoners, but very effective :)

The trick is to give it a generous block size to make it go quicker, though the result will be the same. There's a neat utility called pv which will show progress while it's running, like this:

# dd if=inputfile | pv | dd of=outputfile
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 20, 2016, 14:17:38 pm
Quote from: Slim on April 20, 2016, 14:00:30 pm
It's a very blunt instrument and takes no prisoners, but very effective :)

The trick is to give it a generous block size to make it go quicker, though the result will be the same. There's a neat utility called pv which will show progress while it's running, like this:

# dd if=inputfile | pv | dd of=outputfile



yes that was half the battle.. i got the dd command to run but wasn't getting any output at all so had no idea if the thing had completed or where it was at... a few google searches pointed me to the pv package then a few more pointed me to this little baby... which gives a nice little graphical percentage of how it's doing...

(pv -n /dev/sda | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=128M conv=notrunc,noerror) 2>&1 | dialog --gauge "Running dd command (cloning), please wait..." 10 70 0
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 20, 2016, 16:43:14 pm
Quote from: Longshanks on April 18, 2016, 17:40:32 pm
Who!!...sorry been busy reading about the Zoonsters new motor :)
Hope you are keeping well pal..


Yes thanks mate, not too bad. How are things with you then?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on April 20, 2016, 23:52:20 pm
A couple of days off from tomorrow.. Thank feck.knackered. heading to St Andrews for a bit down time and the weather is meant to be good 😀
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Longshanks on April 21, 2016, 11:53:21 am
Quote from: Blastzone on April 20, 2016, 23:52:20 pm
A couple of days off from tomorrow.. Thank feck.knackered. heading to St Andrews for a bit down time and the weather is meant to be good 😀


Not too bad Rob thanks mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 21, 2016, 15:12:44 pm
Listening to a tape (yes, I know a tape) of the Secret Policeman's Other Ball. Some very, very funny sketches. Nice to hear Victoria Wood as well, forgotten she was on it.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 22, 2016, 10:40:57 am
Quote from: Blastzone on April 20, 2016, 23:52:20 pm
A couple of days off from tomorrow.. Thank feck.knackered. heading to St Andrews for a bit down time and the weather is meant to be good 😀


Enjoy yourself mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 22, 2016, 10:41:36 am
Quote from: Longshanks on April 21, 2016, 11:53:21 am
Not too bad Rob thanks mate.


Nice one Andy.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 22, 2016, 20:42:38 pm
Completing the April Climbing Challenge on Strava. 5.5km of going uphill on a bike rewarded by a digital finisher's badge.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on April 22, 2016, 22:00:20 pm
The Spectator laying into Boris Johnson, it's erstwhile editor.

It's one thing reading an admittedly excellent piece in the Guardian, but to see a similar piece in the Barclay Broseley mag is delightful!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on April 23, 2016, 01:54:56 am
Quote from: döm on April 22, 2016, 22:00:20 pm
The Spectator laying into Boris Johnson, it's erstwhile editor.

It's one thing reading an admittedly excellent piece in the Guardian, but to see a similar piece in the Barclay Broseley mag is delightful!


I read that earlier. It's about time Boris was debunked as the concept of him one day leading the country is frightening!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 23, 2016, 09:20:52 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on April 23, 2016, 01:54:56 am
I read that earlier. It's about time Boris was debunked as the concept of him one day leading the country is frightening!

The British Donald Trump.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 23, 2016, 21:23:29 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on April 23, 2016, 09:20:52 am
The British Donald Trump.


What ever anyone thinks of Trump, mark my words. He will be the next president of the United states of America.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 23, 2016, 22:05:01 pm
No he won't. I'm sure he's the only American that UK media talks about these days, but he has very little chance in a general election, he still might not even be the Republican nominee, despite winning the primaries...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 24, 2016, 14:46:27 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on April 23, 2016, 22:05:01 pm
No he won't. I'm sure he's the only American that UK media talks about these days, but he has very little chance in a general election, he still might not even be the Republican nominee, despite winning the primaries...


We'll see then mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 25, 2016, 06:18:17 am
What are you basing your opinion on? Not being weird, just genuinely curious.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 26, 2016, 01:13:26 am
Great acoustic gig from Anneke Van Geirsbergen tonight
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 26, 2016, 09:37:40 am
Quote from: pdw1 on April 23, 2016, 09:20:52 am
The British Donald Trump.


That's frankly ridiculous; Boris is a very intelligent, reasonable and thoughtful politician who always makes his case with good humour, grace and eloquence. Trump is the American Corbyn - fuelled by resentment and spite, addressing complex problems with easy answers and appealing mostly to ignorant people of low intelligence who just want to blame someone else.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on April 26, 2016, 10:33:45 am
One of the Weasley Twins (Oliver Phelps) is a member of my golf club. lovely feller, good golfer.

Anyway, he and I need to play a match in the next couple of weeks, and I have been struggling to get hold of him

So, in the end I Tweeted him. he tweeted back quickly, apologising as he has been travelling in NZ etc, and that we will get it organised etc etc

Anyway, I have woken up this morning, and I am now being followed by dozens and dozens of Harry Potter fans, mainly female, mainly deluded!!!!

Making me giggle a lot!

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on April 27, 2016, 00:06:03 am
Justice for the 96
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 27, 2016, 21:51:09 pm
Cal mac ferries booked for mini island hopping in june
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on April 28, 2016, 10:07:15 am
ha ha ..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-36150328
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 28, 2016, 16:30:11 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on April 25, 2016, 06:18:17 am
What are you basing your opinion on? Not being weird, just genuinely curious.


Every time I turn on the news he's winning all these primaries. Are people suddenly going to start stopping to vote for him when the election comes around?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 28, 2016, 16:32:24 pm
Our first day with our new puppy, Maple. Plenty of fun times ahead, but also hard work!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on April 28, 2016, 18:02:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 28, 2016, 16:32:24 pm
Our first day with our new puppy, Maple. Plenty of fun times ahead, but also hard work!


Very much so Rob!  Of course, the more you put into the training though the easier and more rewarding it gets later. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on April 28, 2016, 23:07:12 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 28, 2016, 16:30:11 pm
Every time I turn on the news he's winning all these primaries. Are people suddenly going to start stopping to vote for him when the election comes around?


He's winning the primaries, but that's very different from winning a general election. The US system works a little different from the UK. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if the republicans find a way to not nominate him still (though I think he will be their candidate ultimately).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on May 05, 2016, 11:12:22 am
Travelling tomorrow with the lads to Wasdale Head where we will be staying at the Wasdale Head Inn for a couple of nights, doing Scafell pike and a couple of other walks

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 05, 2016, 13:08:29 pm
Going with my eldest lad where he's bought a new car, and I haggled his monthly payments down to a very good deal for him.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 06, 2016, 17:50:24 pm
Quite a few today .. Labour did well enough for Jihadi Jez to cling on, but not well enough to suggest that they could win an election. Those two situations wouldn't be compatible in a serious political party aspiring to government of course, but in the Labour Party, somehow they are.

Neil Hamilton elected to public service again.

The Conservative Party overhauling Labour in Scotland. The SNP losing their majority there.

Good times.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 06, 2016, 22:27:32 pm
The LibDems net gained.  THEY'RE BACK!!!  :o ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 02:28:05 am
Great gig tonight and a couple of pints with Andrew (Bisto x of this parish),
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on May 11, 2016, 10:30:29 am
Quote from: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 02:28:05 am
Great gig tonight and a couple of pints with Andrew (Bisto x of this parish),


How is he?

Give him my regards and mention Bloodstock please
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Tom Garrett on May 11, 2016, 12:54:25 pm
Good to be here 😎
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 11, 2016, 17:46:34 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on May 11, 2016, 12:54:25 pm
Good to be here 😎


Good to see.  :D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 18:30:12 pm
Quote from: Tom Garrett on May 11, 2016, 12:54:25 pm
Good to be here 😎

what he said
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 18:31:06 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 11, 2016, 10:30:29 am
How is he?

Give him my regards and mention Bloodstock please

On good form and thinking of Bloodstock and his bad back.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 22:43:55 pm
Quote from: Slim on May 06, 2016, 17:50:24 pm
Quite a few today .. Labour did well enough for Jihadi Jez to cling on, but not well enough to suggest that they could win an election. Those two situations wouldn't be compatible in a serious political party aspiring to government of course, but in the Labour Party, somehow they are.

::)
David Cameron sorry over 'IS' cleric comment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36272269
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 11, 2016, 22:51:07 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 11, 2016, 22:43:55 pm
::)
David Cameron sorry over 'IS' cleric comment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36272269

Bah, mere semantics.

I bet the Beardy Terrorist's anti-semantic too.  >:(
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 18, 2016, 19:16:32 pm
Looks like we've defeated the BMA and the junior doctors :)

And I think we played a blinder here; called their bluff, refused to back down and let them get on with it. If they'd killed someone it would have plainly have been their fault, not ours.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 18, 2016, 21:41:17 pm
Quote from: Slim on May 18, 2016, 19:16:32 pm
Looks like we've defeated the BMA and the junior doctors :)

And I think we played a blinder here; called their bluff, refused to back down and let them get on with it. If they'd killed someone it would have plainly have been their fault, not ours.



Jury seems to be out on a 'winner'.....unlike the decision to force all schools to become academies..... ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 18, 2016, 22:52:17 pm
Rainbow ticket turned up today :)
This might turn out to be an annoyance...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 18, 2016, 23:32:15 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 18, 2016, 21:41:17 pm

Jury seems to be out on a 'winner'.....unlike the decision to force all schools to become academies..... ::)


Yes, with a homeopath in charge of the NHS and a theocrat as Education Secretary, what can possibly go wrong?  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 19, 2016, 00:35:29 am
After months of watching Family Guy in the hope of catching the Rush reference where the 'Cheetah from the commercials' declares "there' no ****ing drummer better than Neil Purt" whilst snorting Cheetos listening to Tom Sawyer - tonight was the night.
Simple things!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 21, 2016, 12:13:28 pm
After the sale of the late mother-in-laws house fell through on Wednesday, we had another offer yesterday for £500 more than the previous one. Just hope this one can go through without a hitch!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 21, 2016, 12:23:23 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 21, 2016, 12:13:28 pm
After the sale of the late mother-in-laws house fell through on Wednesday, we had another offer yesterday for £500 more than the previous one. Just hope this one can go through without a hitch!

Fingers crossed for this time then.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on May 21, 2016, 13:56:49 pm
Sitting at Prestwick waiting on the flight to lanzarote. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on May 26, 2016, 10:18:11 am
Scorchio in lanza
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 28, 2016, 21:15:06 pm
Now starting on post Ikea alcohol
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 28, 2016, 22:23:30 pm
Cycling by Rampton and not being dragged back in...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on May 30, 2016, 14:34:20 pm
Bt engineer finally finding a fault that i've been banging on for months...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 31, 2016, 22:52:50 pm
Booking a family day out in London. The boy's never been before.
Only got first class on the way down, but still £148 for three return isn't too bad :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 02, 2016, 18:11:40 pm
Getting my Sid Poole Les Paul back from the luthiers - the binding had un-adhered from the neck (the mahogany bit, not the fingerboard) and cracked the nitro finish all the way down on both sides. The fix apparently was to soak an ultra-thin, high wet superglue into the crack in the finish and between the binding and the mahogany. Once polished down it has blended in perfectly with the original finish, absolutely invisible and mirror smooth.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on June 03, 2016, 12:45:18 pm
Quote from: Fishy on May 30, 2016, 14:34:20 pm
Bt engineer finally finding a fault that i've been banging on for months...


What did he find ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 03, 2016, 12:57:53 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 03, 2016, 12:45:18 pm
What did he find ?


Clogged up with porn  ;D.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on June 03, 2016, 12:59:20 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 03, 2016, 12:45:18 pm
What did he find ?


there was some kind of cabling fault underground between the cabinet and the house... he was testing @ the cab end when he noticed a problem.... unbelievable that it's taken since last Aug to finally get this resolved...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on June 04, 2016, 16:29:27 pm
Managed to get a Caress of Steel litho signed by Hugh Syme before hey sold out...only 40 were available and I was in Ontario when I ordered it...nice.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 04, 2016, 22:25:43 pm
Getting round a 100 mile bike ride :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 04, 2016, 23:05:38 pm
Quote from: Fishy on June 03, 2016, 12:59:20 pm
there was some kind of cabling fault underground between the cabinet and the house... he was testing @ the cab end when he noticed a problem.... unbelievable that it's taken since last Aug to finally get this resolved...
Yes, as a company we really are s**t.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on June 04, 2016, 23:15:57 pm
Quote from: DavidL on June 04, 2016, 23:05:38 pm
Yes, as a company we really are s**t.


yes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 12, 2016, 10:28:36 am
Off to the mud of Donington to see the might Maiden.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on June 14, 2016, 12:02:32 pm
off to kintyre, Islay  and Arran...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2016, 15:13:17 pm
Quote from: Fishy on June 14, 2016, 12:02:32 pm
off to kintyre, Islay  and Arran...


Another jolly?  Blimey.  :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 15, 2016, 14:28:25 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo's childish petulance as a result of 'his' team being unable to beat the minnows of Iceland  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on June 16, 2016, 13:16:37 pm
Ardbeg and laphroaig distilleries done😀
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 17, 2016, 18:27:28 pm
Off to meet a couple of lads I used to knock around with later, we're going for an Indian. Haven't seen either of them for 28 years. The one had a bad moto-x accident last year, and will never walk again.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 20, 2016, 00:46:51 am
The card I received today from my partner's daughter, which stated :

Happy Father's Day
from the kid you
inadvertently inherited when
you shacked up
with Mum

Inside, she had written :

Happy Father's Day to the guy
I am glad to have inadvertently
inherited when he shacked up
with my Mum hahaha!

Somehow, a speck of dust got in my eye at that point.......  ::) 


Oh, there was an Amazon gift card inside too! Good lass!   ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 10:55:28 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on June 20, 2016, 00:46:51 am
The card I received today from my partner's daughter, which stated :

Happy Father's Day
from the kid you
inadvertently inherited when
you shacked up
with Mum

Inside, she had written :

Happy Father's Day to the guy
I am glad to have inadvertently
inherited when he shacked up
with my Mum hahaha!

Somehow, a speck of dust got in my eye at that point.......  ::) 


Oh, there was an Amazon gift card inside too! Good lass!   ;D


Nice!  :D

I got a plush little presentation box in which was a metal pick with "Daddy You Rock" engraved on it.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 20, 2016, 21:11:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 20, 2016, 10:55:28 am
Nice!  :D

I got a plush little presentation box in which was a metal pick with "Daddy You Rock" engraved on it.  ;D

Superb!  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 23, 2016, 23:55:38 pm
Great weekend to look forward to.
Piss up in Oxford Friday night followed by Mr Blackmore on Saturday
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 24, 2016, 00:11:08 am
Quote from: pdw1 on June 23, 2016, 23:55:38 pm
Great weekend to look forward to.
Piss up in Oxford Friday night followed by Mr Blackmore on Saturday
Have a great time in Oxford - cracking pubs, excellent location for a night on the ale.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 24, 2016, 08:19:52 am
The EU referendum result  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 30, 2016, 00:48:05 am
Watching my 2 eldest kids in the school production of Grease tonight.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 01, 2016, 23:13:50 pm
The Wales football team :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on July 01, 2016, 23:40:58 pm
yeah Well done Wales....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 02, 2016, 00:26:57 am
Stunning performance and result.  Yes, hats off to Wales.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 02, 2016, 00:55:05 am
Watching that conceited wally, James O'Brien, trying to keep a lid on his simmering anger whilst discussing Brexit on Newsnight. You could sense that he would have loved to have fired off another rant at those 'moronic idiots' that voted to leave a dysfunctional political union. In contrast to that shown on his radio show, he was forced to take a slightly more balanced view by his Newsnight paymasters - loser.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 02, 2016, 00:56:01 am
Well done Wales - that's how to play like a team.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 06, 2016, 23:15:08 pm
England's Oldest Ally delivering the goods :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 07, 2016, 23:42:45 pm
Les Bleus!

Strange game football!

Normally  you'd expect Germany to allow the opposition to dominate the game and then win the game by being more clinical in front of goal.

Strange to win that way against them.

Revenge for '82!

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 11, 2016, 00:50:18 am
England's oldest ally coming up trumps.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on July 11, 2016, 11:26:02 am
Glad the footie is over.. it was pretty dire.. and how the hell Portugal won is beyond me..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on July 11, 2016, 12:02:56 pm
Bloodstock Saturday tickets bought. Mastodon, Gojira and many others.

The Raven Age are first on the bill in one of the smaller stages too, fronted by the son of Steve harris of Maiden.

Wonder if Daddy will be there?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 11, 2016, 15:43:04 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 11, 2016, 00:50:18 am
England's oldest ally coming up trumps.


Yes well done to Portugal!

Have things got so bad for the England national team that you have to find spurious reasons to celebrate another country's victory?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 11, 2016, 16:11:25 pm
Quote from: döm on July 11, 2016, 15:43:04 pm
Yes well done to Portugal!

Have things got so bad for the England national team that you have to find spurious reasons to celebrate another country's victory?


We don't mind anyone else winning bar Scotland, Wales or France.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 11, 2016, 16:26:34 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 11, 2016, 16:11:25 pm
We don't mind anyone else winning bar Scotland, Wales or France.



Thought my influence may have changed views in that regard.  Probably made them worse ! ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 11, 2016, 21:26:25 pm
Quote from: döm on July 11, 2016, 16:26:34 pm

Thought my influence may have changed views in that regard.  Probably made them worse ! ;D


I love your passion Dom, we can't all be the same though.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 12, 2016, 00:16:32 am
Quote from: döm on July 11, 2016, 15:43:04 pm
Yes well done to Portugal!

Have things got so bad for the England national team that you have to find spurious reasons to celebrate another country's victory?

Anyone but France.

The Froggoes can't produce anything as nice as Port either :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 12, 2016, 01:25:17 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 12, 2016, 00:16:32 am
Anyone but France.

The Froggoes can't produce anything as nice as Port either :)


I think they do ok!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on July 20, 2016, 21:00:00 pm
Ice creams at work
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on July 21, 2016, 16:52:11 pm
up to Glasgow for a few ales tonight and off til  Tues
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 27, 2016, 08:34:41 am
GSK are to invest £275m in the UK creating hundreds of jobs. GSK's boss tried to scare the employees into voting remain before the referendum. Another expert...............bullshitter  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 28, 2016, 15:56:21 pm
Quote from: DavidL on July 27, 2016, 08:34:41 am
GSK are to invest £275m in the UK creating hundreds of jobs. GSK's boss tried to scare the employees into voting remain before the referendum. Another expert...............bullshitter  ;D


And apparently it was the brexit campaigners who were misleading everyone...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on July 28, 2016, 17:48:44 pm
smoke and mirrors. LLoyds bank blaming Brexit for laying off 300o staff, what about the 9000 or so they have laid off in the last year then before Brexit?

PR team earning their corn......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on July 28, 2016, 17:57:38 pm
Fantastic deals at this place if you like your t-shirts black and satanic

http://www.ave-satanas.com/store/index.php?route=common/home

Their stuff is normally decent quality too, just don't wear it to church!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 28, 2016, 19:49:28 pm
Quote from: Jonners on July 28, 2016, 17:48:44 pm
smoke and mirrors. LLoyds bank blaming Brexit for laying off 300o staff, what about the 9000 or so they have laid off in the last year then before Brexit

Good point. They're just trying to deflect a bit of flak and using the situation to restructure the business into something more suited to the times (very few people have a need to visit a branch these days). Would have happened with or without Brexit.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 28, 2016, 22:20:44 pm
Make £2.5bn profit in a year...lay off thousands of staff.

Makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on July 28, 2016, 23:04:36 pm
I read this today

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f5be593a-51b5-11e6-9664-e0bdc13c3bef.html#axzz4FjugMq21

"Guardian Media Group hit with record £173m loss"

We're leaving the EU, the Labour Party is dying and the Guardian is going down the toilet where it belongs. What a lovely time to be alive.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 28, 2016, 23:25:30 pm
Yes, The Guardian has turned into a startling regressive left shadow of its former self.   It's only worth visiting online to witness the comprehensive dismantlings the vast majority of its articles are subject to below the line.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 29, 2016, 00:11:00 am
Quote from: Slim on July 28, 2016, 23:04:36 pm
I read this today

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f5be593a-51b5-11e6-9664-e0bdc13c3bef.html#axzz4FjugMq21 (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f5be593a-51b5-11e6-9664-e0bdc13c3bef.html#axzz4FjugMq21)

"Guardian Media Group hit with record £173m loss"

We're leaving the EU, the Labour Party is dying and the Guardian is going down the toilet where it belongs. What a lovely time to be alive.
Terrible time to be a 'leftie'
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 12:03:56 pm
A bit of a volte face from BoE chief  Mark Carney, who now says of Brexit "the UK can handle it". Scaremongering bullshitter  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 12:14:20 pm
So the UK economy is going into decline because of project fear.  Bit like being warned not to jump off a cliff, doing so anyway, then believing that the broken limbs etc were caused by the warnings.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2016, 13:17:13 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 12:03:56 pm
A bit of a volte face from BoE chief  Mark Carney, who now says of Brexit "the UK can handle it". Scaremongering bullshitter  ::)

Most likely he is trying not to inflame the Brexit disaster. Pound has slumped , interest rates at an historical low, recruitment down, investments on hold, lack of skilled negotiators and we haven't even left Europe yet. Anyone hear of any benefits of the decision yet?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:27:07 pm
If the Guardian were to fail, that would be a true tragedy.  With the Independent confined to an online version there would be no printed media that wasn't owned by a right wing oligarch. With Labour in such a mess and the Lib Dems losing ground (the inevitable result of a smaller party sharing power) not to mention the rise of UKIP,  The UK is slowly losing it's soul, it's humanity, it's decency.  Great pity. I'm hoping its a case of never so dark than before the dawn.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 13:42:35 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:27:07 pm
If the Guardian were to fail, that would be a true tragedy.  With the Independent confined to an online version there would be no printed media that wasn't owned by a right wing oligarch.

Ever read the Daily Mirror?
QuoteThe UK is slowly losing it's soul, it's humanity, it's decency. 

What absolute bullshit. We're no different now to what we were, oh in the 80s let's say. Labour party i sin a very similar state
QuoteI'm hoping its a case of never so dark than before the dawn.

That sayings bollocks too, would you rather we had a Golden Dawn like in Greece
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 05, 2016, 13:42:49 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:27:07 pm
If the Guardian were to fail, that would be a true tragedy.


The Guardian has already failed, having left behind the pragmatic centrist left long ago, and its inexorable demise down a regressive, self-loathing black hole of its own making is its just deserts.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:54:22 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 05, 2016, 13:42:49 pm
The Guardian has already failed, having left behind the pragmatic centrist left long ago, and its inexorable demise down a regressive, self-loathing black hole of its own making is its just deserts.

something was needed to act as a counterweight to the Telegraph and all the right wing tabloid nonsense currently published.  It still provides the finest journalism in the UK at the moment.  Nothing comes close.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 14:00:42 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 13:42:35 pm
Ever read the Daily Mirror?What absolute bullshit. We're no different now to what we were, oh in the 80s let's say. Labour party i sin a very similar stateThat sayings bollocks too, would you rather we had a Golden Dawn like in Greece



Yes the eighties another fine time to be alive !  As to Golden Dawn, it's pretty much UKIP's brother - hardly a major force there anyway - less than 7% of the national vote
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 14:26:50 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 14:00:42 pm

Yes the eighties another fine time to be alive ! 

As Matt2112 would agree...


The UK is fecked no matter what, but at least in a post Brexit world it's all our own fault :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 14:32:07 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 14:26:50 pm
As Matt2112 would agree...


The UK is fecked no matter what, but at least in a post Brexit world it's all our own fault :)



you mean the EU can't be blamed for the UK's own failings any more.   I'm sure another scapegoat will be found !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:04:22 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:54:22 pm
something was needed to act as a counterweight to the Telegraph and all the right wing tabloid nonsense currently published.  It still provides the finest journalism in the UK at the moment.  Nothing comes close.


Damned with faint praise. :)   
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:06:08 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 14:26:50 pm
As Matt2112 would agree...


Yes;  Power Windows, 90125, The Joshua Tree, Repeat Offender, Reckless...halcyon days indeed.  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on August 05, 2016, 15:29:42 pm
it's fecking Friday...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:44:33 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 14:32:07 pm

you mean the EU can't be blamed for the UK's own failings any more.   I'm sure another scapegoat will be found !

We do have plenty of pathetic politicians of our own :)


And it we won't be ruined by an unelected cabal ruling by decree. As our unelected cabal cannot yet rule by decree.


Why are the remainers so blind to the gaping democratic void at the heart of the EU?


Post Brexit we'll have a trade deal with India before the EU does. Why? Because the French won't be involved, they always want to get preferential deals for their wines. They're currently having a hissy-fit in Southern France because - boo-hoo-hoo - the Spanish are making wines more cheaply than they can and the French are losing sales. What hope for trade deals when the French won't even accept free trade within Europe?

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:46:27 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:54:22 pm
It still provides the finest journalism in the UK at the moment.  Nothing comes close.

Your rubber room is ready Sir  ::) :P ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 15:49:36 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:46:27 pm
Your rubber room is ready Sir  ::) :P ;)



if I was living in the UK I'd probably need one. Not that Ireland is much better
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 16:24:59 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 12:14:20 pm
So the UK economy is going into decline because of project fear.  Bit like being warned not to jump off a cliff, doing so anyway, then believing that the broken limbs etc were caused by the warnings.
An economic shock of some kind was inevitable due to uncertainty around trade deals etc. When the dust settles my money is on the economy doing well. The IMF forecast that the UK economy will grow faster than those of Germany and France next year (I know, take it with a pinch of salt...bullshitters). As soon as the Remoaners stop doing the country down the better.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 20:49:14 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 05, 2016, 15:44:33 pm

What hope for trade deals when the French won't even accept free trade within Europe?
By their shameful performance, intended to frustrate UK holidaymakers the other weekend, it seems they are not keen on free movement either. Let's hope their spiteful actions are rewarded by people deciding to spend their hard-earned at home rather than helping to keep their moribund economy afloat.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 05, 2016, 21:11:47 pm
Back home safely after a nice 4 night break in Devon.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 21:42:28 pm
Quote from: döm on August 05, 2016, 13:54:22 pm
something was needed to act as a counterweight to the Telegraph and all the right wing tabloid nonsense currently published.  It still provides the finest journalism in the UK at the moment.  Nothing comes close.
You're in an elite group with that opinion  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on August 05, 2016, 23:02:11 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 05, 2016, 21:42:28 pm
You're in an elite group with that opinion  ;)


Can't argue with that!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on August 15, 2016, 11:20:22 am
Bloodstock festival
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 16, 2016, 18:42:30 pm
On a crane instructors course this week. Only had to do 12 hours in total the last 2 days, and will get 2 12hr holidays  back for that.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 17, 2016, 13:23:09 pm
Islamist fruitcake Anjem Choudary is finally behind bars. (http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/bad-day-anjem-choudary-good-day-secular-law/)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 17, 2016, 14:40:13 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 17, 2016, 13:23:09 pm
Anjem Choudary

c***.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 17, 2016, 15:10:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 17, 2016, 13:23:09 pm
Islamist fruitcake Anjem Choudary is finally behind bars. (http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/bad-day-anjem-choudary-good-day-secular-law/)
Unfortunately it will cost us thousands. Should be bound and gagged, loaded on a C130 and jettisoned above Syria at 20,000ft. Let IS have what's left of him.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 17, 2016, 21:56:39 pm
I'm on a crane instructors training course this week, one to one with a tutor called Graham, who is in his early 60s and a really nice bloke. One of the tasks he gave me today was to try and talk to him for about 5 minutes on a hobby or something that I'm interested in. I chose the history of RUSH, and my experience of being a fan of them. After I'd finished, he said I'd spoke well, and he'd found it interesting as he didn't really know a lot about them. When he asked me how long I thought I'd been talking for, I said about 4 minutes. He said try 17!  :o :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on August 18, 2016, 11:31:29 am
Simple Generosity.

Thanks big feller.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 18, 2016, 21:47:46 pm
Quote from: Jonners on August 18, 2016, 11:31:29 am
Simple Generosity.

Thanks big feller.


My pleasure...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 19, 2016, 11:20:38 am
Tickets in what looks like a nice box in the grand tier of the Albert hall to see Bjork next month and a first class return train ticket in the train ticket sale...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on August 19, 2016, 11:43:34 am
Quote from: Jonners on August 18, 2016, 11:31:29 am
Simple Generosity.

Thanks big feller.


And to you as well James
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on August 23, 2016, 13:15:12 pm
fish junior 20 today..blimey..where's the time gone..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 23, 2016, 23:03:18 pm
The Guardianista Twitterati have been annoyed by this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-37163416

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CqeeTI0XEAEnjgX.jpg)

Good :)
Why are so many people so eager to take umbrage at things that are obviously tongue in cheek jokes? This was just a response to the loathsome EU creating a medal table to put themselves at the top of the Olympics pile. I despair.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 30, 2016, 15:13:18 pm
Seeing the return of an old 'face'!   :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 20:41:41 pm
Rewarded myself with a rather gorgeous Bacon Butty! First one in many, many months. 🐷
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 31, 2016, 22:39:54 pm
Quote from: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 20:41:41 pm
Rewarded myself with a rather gorgeous Bacon Butty! First one in many, many months. 🐷

Seeing you back on here mate! That's really made my day  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 22:56:38 pm
Thanks Richard 😊....and Straight Shooter...(if you meant me too?)

Its a bit quieter than I remember it...inevitable I suppose given the band's retirement and Facebook's Borg stylee assimilation of all human life.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 31, 2016, 23:06:58 pm
Quote from: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 22:56:38 pm
Thanks Richard 😊....and Straight Shooter...(if you meant me too?)

Its a bit quieter than I remember it...inevitable I suppose given the band's retirement and Facebook's Borg stylee assimilation of all human life.


I certainly did mate!  ;)

Forever grateful for encouraging a look-see at Blackberry Smoke  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 23:20:04 pm
Glad to be of service...however small.  :D
Thanks for the welcome guys!  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 31, 2016, 23:46:57 pm
Quote from: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 22:56:38 pm
Its a bit quieter than I remember it...inevitable I suppose given the band's retirement and Facebook's Borg stylee assimilation of all human life.


Good to see those wry turns of phrase still present and correct! :)

Yes, very pleased at your return here mate.

Not much has happened really...sure, I had a stroke and a baby daughter, but those little things aside...  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 01, 2016, 03:00:09 am
Thanks! It must have been the proverbial rollercoaster of emotions for you and your family. Glad you made such a quick recovery. Ya know I blame (trying to keep up with) ARH's liver for all my health problems and drinking based insecurities.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 01, 2016, 09:31:36 am
Quote from: Bisto on August 31, 2016, 22:56:38 pm

Its a bit quieter than I remember it...inevitable I suppose given the band's retirement and Facebook's Borg stylee assimilation of all human life.


Definitely quieter, there's probably only a dozen regular posters these days...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 01, 2016, 09:35:53 am
Welcome back Andrew  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 01, 2016, 09:40:30 am
Cheers Keith! ☺
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 01, 2016, 09:50:51 am
A dozen? Blimey!  :o Any idea how much it costs to keep the site running?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 01, 2016, 10:24:46 am
Quote from: Bisto on September 01, 2016, 09:50:51 am
A dozen? Blimey!  :o Any idea how much it costs to keep the site running?


£60 odd quid every couple of years I think....we had a recent renewal and a few peeps stuck a few quid in...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 01, 2016, 18:22:02 pm
Got a jacket in the sale at M&S for £44 was £129

Nice to get a genuine bargain and I don't half look good in it. Then again I look good in anything :)

Oh and also my one day holiday in Costa del Brum.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on September 03, 2016, 10:23:13 am
International Air show on my doorstep just about..blimey that Typhoon was bloody loud...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 03, 2016, 16:16:38 pm
Good to see Bisto back on here  :).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 03, 2016, 16:48:36 pm
Thanks Rob.....☺
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 04, 2016, 19:45:22 pm
Because it's Chatsworth Country Fair, we got the Red Arrows flying slap bang over the top of our house :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 11, 2016, 12:05:33 pm
Always guarenteed to impress and inspire! 😎
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 12, 2016, 16:47:32 pm
First day off in a week. Got 8 on the trot to do starting tomorrow  though! 3 of them are training days though, and I only have to do 5 hours.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 12, 2016, 21:31:18 pm
Yesterday we had a big family party to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary :)

And the sun shone.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 12, 2016, 21:36:19 pm
Sardines on toast and coffee
Started reading a book for the first time in yonks.
Saved over £200 on a car insurance renewal quote
A bath
Tnms
Tribal Tech -  Rocket Science    :o ....wrong thread...nothing simple going on there!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 13, 2016, 16:36:08 pm
Just had my hooves serviced by the chiropodist. Always a pleasure.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 13, 2016, 19:38:11 pm
Its so hard to find a decent local Blacksmith these days isn't it?!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 20, 2016, 22:33:57 pm
The new Marillion album is in the post and heading my way :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 21, 2016, 12:44:13 pm
Quote from: Bisto on September 13, 2016, 19:38:11 pm
Its so hard to find a decent local Blacksmith these days isn't it?!


Lol. Too true mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 21, 2016, 12:45:23 pm
Just worked 14 out of the last 15 days, but off now til the 30th.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on September 21, 2016, 21:02:33 pm
Blimey! I see some things never change.  :o That's some overtime you're putting in there Zoony!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on September 21, 2016, 21:39:46 pm
Made the Bjork gig. Set 1, utterly stunning. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on September 22, 2016, 09:32:00 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 21, 2016, 21:39:46 pm
Made the Bjork gig. Set 1, utterly stunning.

Most affecting gig since Kate Bush...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on September 22, 2016, 12:33:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 22, 2016, 09:32:00 am
Most affecting gig since Kate Bush...

is that code for something  ? 8) :o ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on September 22, 2016, 12:35:51 pm
Yes.  I came.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 22, 2016, 14:40:16 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 22, 2016, 12:35:51 pm
Yes.  I came.
Shuddering Heights?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 23, 2016, 00:07:08 am
Violently Happy more like!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2016, 11:52:57 am
Quote from: Bisto on September 21, 2016, 21:02:33 pm
Blimey! I see some things never change.  :o That's some overtime you're putting in there Zoony!


I don't like to turn it down while I'm still capable of doing it mate. I'm on the 4 on 4 off pattern now, so I'm probably doing less hours than when I was on 3 shifts, but as the shift allowance is higher, and I've had a promotion, I'm better off.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2016, 11:55:33 am
Quote from: zoony on September 21, 2016, 12:45:23 pm
Just worked 14 out of the last 15 days, but off now til the 30th.


I'm now going in on the 28th and 29th on OT. Oh well, I still get a week off, and those 2 shifts will more than pay for my EUCON weekend ☺.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2016, 12:01:37 pm
A lovely morning walk down our local brooke with Alicia and Maple.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 26, 2016, 16:01:00 pm
Just looking at the members list on here, and saw it was my late mom's 70th birthday when I joined up. Made me think about some of the wonderful memories I have of her ☺.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 26, 2016, 19:00:47 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 26, 2016, 16:01:00 pm
Just looking at the members list on here, and saw it was my late mom's 7th birthday when I joined up. Made me think about some of the wonderful memories I have of her ☺.

:o
You joined when you were young  :P
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 00:35:43 am
On the BBC's Inside Out] local documentary series tonight there was a feature on some blokes I knew from where I used to work.




They're all dead now of brain tumours...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 27, 2016, 11:40:45 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 26, 2016, 19:00:47 pm
:o
You joined when you were young  :P


Lol. Changed to the correct birthday mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on September 27, 2016, 11:49:43 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 00:35:43 am
On the BBC's Inside Out] local documentary series tonight there was a feature on some blokes I knew from where I used to work.




They're all dead now of brain tumours...


Christ. Really?

Caused by what? Did you used to work in an Uranium mine?
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Post by: Fishy on September 27, 2016, 14:13:23 pm
pay day tomorrow..thank feck...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 27, 2016, 14:22:01 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 00:35:43 am
On the BBC's Inside Out] local documentary series tonight there was a feature on some blokes I knew from where I used to work.




They're all dead now of brain tumours...
:o  Excessive mobile phone use??
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 27, 2016, 17:19:50 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 27, 2016, 14:22:01 pm
:o  Excessive mobile phone use??


Is harmless. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 27, 2016, 18:00:00 pm
Unless you're driving - then go hands free  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 27, 2016, 21:17:30 pm
Quote from: Fishy on September 27, 2016, 14:13:23 pm
pay day tomorrow..thank feck...


Are you having a laugh? I heard the bank asks you for a loan  ;).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 21:40:22 pm
Quote from: Jonners on September 27, 2016, 11:49:43 am
Christ. Really?

Caused by what? Did you used to work in an Uranium mine?

Chemical works.
They were all electricians on the Chlor Alkali plant which was a massive source of electromagnetic radiation from the transformers used in the electrolytic production of Chlorine. Our leccy bills used to be up to £400,000 per month. All the tumours were the ones that mobile phone usage is alleged to cause.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 27, 2016, 21:47:58 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 21:40:22 pm
Chemical works.
They were all electricians on the Chlor Alkali plant which was a massive source of electromagnetic radiation from the transformers used in the electrolytic production of Chlorine. Our leccy bills used to be up to £400,000 per month. All the tumours were the ones that mobile phone usage is alleged to cause.
Presumably the company will be pursuing the mobile phone risk aspect in order to mitigate its responsibility or have they already settled?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2016, 22:52:45 pm
Quote from: DavidL on September 27, 2016, 21:47:58 pm
Presumably the company will be pursuing the mobile phone risk aspect in order to mitigate its responsibility or have they already settled?

Nothing's come to court yet, it could all be one big coincidence. It could be down to the Mercury used on site, the Benzene refinery on site, chlorine gas, phosgene, asbestos, all sorts of lovely things. :)
It ended up being a French owned company too, could all be down to those foreign bastards >:(

I worked there 20 years and picked up industrial deafness - working in the Finance Department - never mentioned sticking my head in Motorhead's bass bins at my medicals ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 04, 2016, 13:54:57 pm
3 new shirts arriving from the RUSH backstage club yesterday. Said 4 to 6 weeks for delivery,  but they were here in 12 days.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 15:13:42 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 04, 2016, 13:54:57 pm
3 new shirts arriving from the RUSH backstage club yesterday. Said 4 to 6 weeks for delivery,  but they were here in 12 days.


They are usually very quick.  My only gripe is that a t-shirt I ordered fairly recently was reduced from about $25.00 to $9.99 two days after dispatch. ::)  Just sheer bad luck, though.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on October 04, 2016, 15:14:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 15:13:42 pm
They are usually very quick.  My only gripe is that a t-shirt I ordered fairly recently was reduced from about $25.00 to $9.99 two days after dispatch. ::)  Just sheer bad luck, though.


yeah everybody's at it.. what is wrong with these people...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on October 06, 2016, 17:59:31 pm
The unluckiest burglars in the world

http://imgur.com/gallery/EsICn


Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 07, 2016, 13:07:22 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 04, 2016, 15:13:42 pm
They are usually very quick.  My only gripe is that a t-shirt I ordered fairly recently was reduced from about $25.00 to $9.99 two days after dispatch. ::)  Just sheer bad luck, though.


I always wait til there is at least 3 different designs in my size before I order. £65 delivered for the ones I've just had, and they will be debuting at EUCON this weekend  :) .
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 07, 2016, 13:08:45 pm
Not long til I set off to EUCON to meet up with some great friends and have a blast to all things RUSH.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 10, 2016, 13:01:01 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 07, 2016, 13:08:45 pm
Not long til I set off to EUCON to meet up with some great friends and have a blast to all things RUSH.


And now having a day off work recovering after a cracking weekend  :) .
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 10, 2016, 21:37:41 pm
Found out tonight I have scored tickets for the final of the ICC Champions Trophy next year.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 11, 2016, 08:15:00 am
Quote from: pdw1 on October 10, 2016, 21:37:41 pm
Found out tonight I have scored tickets for the final of the ICC Champions Trophy next year.


Nice !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on October 11, 2016, 11:41:56 am
Put a gumtree ad on for an old iphone 5S..absolute deluge of replies within about half an hour...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 11, 2016, 12:43:31 pm
Quote from: Fishy on October 11, 2016, 11:41:56 am
Put a gumtree ad on for an old iphone 5S..absolute deluge of replies within about half an hour...


From Galaxy Note 7 owners no doubt.  Nice timing, mate.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on October 11, 2016, 13:03:38 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 11, 2016, 12:43:31 pm
From Galaxy Note 7 owners no doubt.  Nice timing, mate.  :)


Hadn't thought of that actually.    :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on October 12, 2016, 13:32:14 pm
Package it with a fire extinguisher, and you can ask what you like!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 15, 2016, 10:06:20 am
Nice early morning walk with Maple up the fields.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 21, 2016, 00:24:25 am
26 years married today.


Ooooops, wrong thread...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 21, 2016, 00:45:31 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 21, 2016, 00:24:25 am
26 years married today.


Ooooops, wrong thread...
;D  Congratulations (or commiserations  :) ;) )


Ten years for me (and she, obviously) - tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 21, 2016, 00:50:58 am
Congratulations to all 4 of you. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 21, 2016, 01:20:19 am
Quote from: pdw1 on October 21, 2016, 00:50:58 am
Congratulations to all 4 of you. :)
Cheers  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 22, 2016, 22:02:52 pm
Beer with a very funny, very Bearded man.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 22, 2016, 23:29:31 pm
A day in Corby and you don't hear that often.

Watching my son swimming in a Gala at the 50m swimming pool there.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 23, 2016, 11:04:14 am
Field Music gig last night.  £13.50 and possibly the gig of the year.  Just stupendously brilliant.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 24, 2016, 01:50:46 am
Nearly ran a small terrier over tonight that was wandering around town without its owner. No collar/dog tag  - it had obviously run away from home. Funny little Border terrier cross, barely more than a puppy. We drove 8 miles to the 24 hour vet where they used a chip reader to identify the owner.
Successfully returned to owner who was overjoyed. Turns out the kids may have left a gate open. Her (Julie) collar had not been put back on after a recent bath. Owner said she'd disappeared about three hours earlier, kids were distraught and wouldn't go to bed.
Gave us both a nice feeling to end the weekend on  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 26, 2016, 02:45:05 am
Last night :


Bad Company.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on October 26, 2016, 09:10:21 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 24, 2016, 01:50:46 am
Nearly ran a small terrier over tonight that was wandering around town without its owner. No collar/dog tag  - it had obviously run away from home. Funny little Border terrier cross, barely more than a puppy. We drove 8 miles to the 24 hour vet where they used a chip reader to identify the owner.
Successfully returned to owner who was overjoyed. Turns out the kids may have left a gate open. Her (Julie) collar had not been put back on after a recent bath. Owner said she'd disappeared about three hours earlier, kids were distraught and wouldn't go to bed.
Gave us both a nice feeling to end the weekend on  :)



nice work indeed
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 26, 2016, 10:39:31 am
Quote from: NeilP on October 26, 2016, 09:10:21 am

nice work indeed

+1
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on October 27, 2016, 18:58:42 pm
A visit to Glastonbury and a walk up the Tor.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 29, 2016, 14:10:58 pm
Just been up to my Dad's to give him his 84th birthday present and come back with a load of 60s and 70s Beano Annuals, Blue Peter Books, four bottles of wine and a copy of Marillion's Garden Party 12" single :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 30, 2016, 02:59:19 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 29, 2016, 14:10:58 pm
Just been up to my Dad's to give him his 84th birthday present and come back with a load of 60s and 70s Beano Annuals, Blue Peter Books, four bottles of wine and a copy of Marillion's Garden Party 12" single :)



Whose birthday was it again? :) ;)


Second time EVAH in eight months we got a baby-sitter tonight; went to a friends' dual Halloween/Housewarming party, was plied with free Kronenbourg and Stella all night, chatted about stuff around a warm, crackling chimnea and had more Stella handed to me and oh, did I mention I was actually out on a Saturday night on the lash??!


My oh my, how things change...  :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on October 30, 2016, 15:25:32 pm
A walk at the local National Trust property, the trees were just amazing colours.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on October 30, 2016, 17:21:12 pm
Red squirrel in Arran
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 30, 2016, 18:55:21 pm
A much needed weekend away with good friends.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 30, 2016, 19:30:39 pm
big gathering of my wife's side of the family to celebrate her uncle and aunts 50th wedding anniversary.
But the best bit was being given room 2112 at the hotel  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on November 02, 2016, 17:54:18 pm
finding out I cant catch an STD from a ladybird
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on November 02, 2016, 19:17:44 pm
Quote from: Jonners on November 02, 2016, 17:54:18 pm
finding out I cant catch an STD from a ladybird



Do you mean ladyboy?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 02, 2016, 19:54:15 pm
Quote from: Nick on November 02, 2016, 19:17:44 pm

Do you mean ladyboy?
;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on November 02, 2016, 21:48:57 pm
A massage
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 03, 2016, 00:40:37 am
Quote from: Fishy on November 02, 2016, 21:48:57 pm
A massage


Extras ? Perv  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on November 03, 2016, 13:05:28 pm
No extras....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 05, 2016, 14:59:47 pm
De-frosting the freezer  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on November 06, 2016, 18:56:24 pm
A walk up to Dunkery Beacon, highest point on Exmoor. Clear Autumnal skies meant I could see across to Wales and the Somerset coastline, and back towards Dartmoor and the Exe valley. Wind was chilly though.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ali on November 06, 2016, 22:32:41 pm
The match
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 09, 2016, 09:38:13 am
Had a covering of two inches of snow overnight - and I have the day off.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Oor Wullie on December 01, 2016, 11:13:23 am
Got a practice with Clockwork Angels (Rush tribute band) in Clydebank tonight in prep for our gig at Ivory Blacks in Glasgow in January. 

Looking forward to practicing some fantastic Rush choons.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 13:47:20 pm
I now have one thing in common with Neil Peart. I've retired :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 02, 2016, 14:43:30 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 13:47:20 pm
I now have one thing in common with Neil Peart. I've retired :D
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 02, 2016, 14:57:21 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 13:47:20 pm
I now have one thing in common with Neil Peart. I've retired :D

Congratulations - are you going to take up Motorcycling?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2016, 15:38:25 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 13:47:20 pm
I now have one thing in common with Neil Peart. I've retired :D



Nice, I wish you a long and happy one.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 20:59:43 pm
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on December 02, 2016, 21:13:04 pm
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 02, 2016, 22:42:41 pm
Quote from: BaldiePete on December 02, 2016, 13:47:20 pm
I now have one thing in common with Neil Peart. I've retired :D

You Bastard >:(

I've got another 14 years to do...

I have one thing in common with Neil Purt, I'm a misanthropic sociopath :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 05, 2016, 11:09:40 am
It's Monday morning and I'm at work.

Exactly this time one year ago I had just been admitted to hospital having suddenly lost the power down my right hand side and the ability to speak; completely out of the blue, I 'd had a mild stroke.

It's all about perspective, and, on balance (which I didn't have this time a year ago), Monday morning at work just about edges it.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 05, 2016, 12:48:16 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 05, 2016, 11:09:40 am
It's Monday morning and I'm at work.

Exactly this time one year ago I had just been admitted to hospital having suddenly lost the power down my right hand side and the ability to speak; completely out of the blue, I 'd had a mild stroke.

It's all about perspective, and, on balance (which I didn't have this time a year ago), Monday morning at work just about edges it.  :)
Glad you've made a good recovery, Matt.  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 05, 2016, 13:47:43 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 05, 2016, 12:48:16 pm
Glad you've made a good recovery, Matt.  ;)



Thanks mate, it's as near as dammit 100%.  Youth was on my side...  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Oor Wullie on December 06, 2016, 14:14:24 pm
Going to see the comedian Romesh Ranganathan in Dunfermline tonight.  Looking forward to it. :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 06, 2016, 23:03:13 pm
Quote from: Oor Wullie on December 06, 2016, 14:14:24 pm
Going to see the Asian comedian Romesh Ranganathan in Dunfermline tonight.  Looking forward to it. :D


Casual racism there, mate....no need to mention that he's Asian...not saying its deliberate, but these days you need to be careful... ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on December 07, 2016, 14:18:17 pm
Thanks to a good mate who wasn't busy this morning and an ex work colleague who still lets me use her 02 Passcodes I now have tickets for Rainbow and Guns 'n' Roses ..... and a slightly lighter wallet......
Busy weekend 16-17th June
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 07, 2016, 14:45:23 pm
Hearing that sales of vinyl have overtaken downloads for the first time  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on December 07, 2016, 15:03:54 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 07, 2016, 14:45:23 pm
Hearing that sales of vinyl have overtaken downloads for the first time  :)



I'm sure they were higher when I used to buy vinyl  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Oor Wullie on December 07, 2016, 15:08:07 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 06, 2016, 23:03:13 pm
Casual racism there, mate....no need to mention that he's Asian...not saying its deliberate, but these days you need to be careful... ;)
You're absolutely right Bez.  No racism was intended there.  I have retracted the offending part of my post and humbly apologise.

And for the record, Romesh was extremely funny.  Loved his show.  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 15, 2016, 22:42:27 pm
Finished at work for the year.
and off to Centre Parcs for a pre christmas weekend of chilling (I hope).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 16, 2016, 00:24:48 am
Quote from: Oor Wullie on December 07, 2016, 15:08:07 pm
You're absolutely right Bez.  No racism was intended there.  I have retracted the offending part of my post and humbly apologise.

And for the record, Romesh was extremely funny.  Loved his show.  :D


There's not a malicious bone in your body Wulllie, so this was obviously an "honest mistake" and you've shown your class with your retraction pal.  Top man. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 16, 2016, 09:00:26 am
Day trip to Belfast today; full Irish brekkie with a TNMS golden couple... ;) :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:16:08 am
shortest day...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 10:18:15 am
Quote from: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:16:08 am
shortest day...



It's 21/12.  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:38:48 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 10:18:15 am

It's 21/12.  :D


anyone synching this tonight then  ?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 21, 2016, 11:37:58 am
Quote from: Fishy on December 21, 2016, 10:16:08 am
shortest day...


Thank feck...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 21, 2016, 12:28:09 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 21, 2016, 11:37:58 am
Thank feck...

+1
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 13:31:12 pm
About to finish grafting for the year.   8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on December 21, 2016, 13:51:55 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 21, 2016, 13:31:12 pm
About to finish grafting for the year.   8)

Aye, last day for me too - back in on 4 Jan  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on December 27, 2016, 03:42:25 am
Unexpected (and slightly surreal) pleasure of yesterday was spending an afternoon and evening as the guest of my brother (and Alex Baldwin lookalike) Fabrizio, whom I haven't seen for 22 years, and his vivacious partner Simone in her 15th century mansion house, the former Summer residence of Mussolini, which she hires out for wedding receptions and parties.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 27, 2016, 14:56:46 pm
Just seen a pair of Goldcrest in a conifer in our garden. A new bird for our Garden list :)
First time seeing any in Derbyshire for me!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 29, 2016, 20:44:33 pm
Bought a nice new 49 inch curved TV today. Not as big as some of you on here have, but as our old one was only a 32 inch, it seems huge.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2016, 21:15:18 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 29, 2016, 20:44:33 pm
Bought a nice new 49 inch curved TV today. Not as big as some of you on here have, but as our old one was only a 32 inch, it seems huge.



Nice one, Rob. :)  They soon "shrink" though, mate. ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 29, 2016, 21:24:09 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 29, 2016, 21:15:18 pm

Nice one, Rob. :)  They soon "shrink" though, mate. ;)



Yes mate, I'm already getting used to it. Love the fact that I can get YouTube up on it as well and get some RUSH clips on. It soon gets Wendy out of the room  :P .
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 29, 2016, 22:45:39 pm
A nice long soak in a hot bath :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on January 09, 2017, 09:50:53 am
Hearing that Future Publishing has bought Classic Rock,Metal Hammer Magazines, the websites and festival all owned by TeamRock - I may not be interested in them all but it's good news for Rock, am sure Future used to own CR a few years back.....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on January 09, 2017, 13:43:32 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on January 09, 2017, 09:50:53 am
Hearing that Future Publishing has bought Classic Rock,Metal Hammer Magazines, the websites and festival all owned by TeamRock - I may not be interested in them all but it's good news for Rock, am sure Future used to own CR a few years back.....

They did indeed.
Probably bought it back on the cheap compared to what they sold it for!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on January 09, 2017, 13:51:48 pm
Bought the whole lot for around £800k apparantly - that includes the TeamRock Radio licence too which isn't cheap. Appears they sold them for £10m...... :o


Link here :-




https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/08/heir-guitars-rock-and-metal-music-publisher-teamrock-saved (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/08/heir-guitars-rock-and-metal-music-publisher-teamrock-saved)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 11, 2017, 22:44:40 pm
And hadn't the Scottish Government put money into Team Rock, which they have now lost :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 21, 2017, 15:01:39 pm
Welcoming 30+ migrants from Europe into  my garden :)
A flock of Waxwing flew into one of my trees, that's another new addition to my bird list.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on January 21, 2017, 22:03:30 pm
You go Girls.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 24, 2017, 22:49:43 pm
First new album of the year
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 27, 2017, 14:44:53 pm
Nice morning out with the wife including a spot of lunch.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2017, 22:01:32 pm
After seemingly endless putting of ducks in a row, finally being able to book a flight to Hamburg for a cousin's stag do in the Spring; never been to Germany before. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 31, 2017, 22:41:49 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 31, 2017, 22:01:32 pm
After seemingly endless putting of ducks in a row, finally being able to book a flight to Hamburg for a cousin's stag do in the Spring; never been to Germany before. :)

Don't mention the war  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2017, 23:37:39 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 31, 2017, 22:41:49 pm
Don't mention the war  ;)


They started it...etc etc. ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 04, 2017, 22:33:04 pm
Just realised it's February - I'm a bit slow - that means dry January is over, I can get back to 13+% wines now! No more swilling 12.5% namby-pamby muck through the teeth :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 06, 2017, 11:31:41 am
Off out for lunch with the wife later.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on February 17, 2017, 22:13:42 pm
Google maps/Earth..spend hours exploring... Amazing technological leap from the old Oxford school Atlas.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 18, 2017, 15:41:19 pm
Great riff filled gig from Anthrax last night.
Scott's wife Pearl was at the side of the stage with their daughter who can't be more than 6 years old.
With a pair of huge ear phone on, their little daughter was head banging along and playing air guitar all gig long.
She's a chip of the old block
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on February 21, 2017, 10:06:03 am
on call finished and off to arran for a long weekend on Friday ...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 21, 2017, 23:35:46 pm
Our team won the pub quiz tonight  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 22, 2017, 14:14:01 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 21, 2017, 23:35:46 pm
Our team won the pub quiz tonight  :)



Nice one. I love my quizzing. Got 2 next week.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 25, 2017, 19:38:03 pm
Little girl's first birthday today. :) Took her to see some real life meerkats!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 25, 2017, 22:19:07 pm
My 29th birthday on Thursday and I've been celebrating with a three-day bender which is culminating tonight with my band headlining our biggest show so far at Bradford University
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 25, 2017, 22:22:58 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on February 25, 2017, 19:38:03 pm
Little girl's first birthday today. :) Took her to see some real life meerkats!  ;D

So Matthew, you wanted to see some Meerkats...
The wee girl won't remember a thing about this ;)

I can't even remember the boy's first birthday. I think I necked back three bottles of red wine...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fishy on February 25, 2017, 22:26:18 pm
Brandy
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 25, 2017, 22:28:22 pm
Milla Jojovic
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 27, 2017, 15:11:56 pm
Those self-aggrandizing luvvies screwing up their big night (obviously nothing was ever going to be able to beat a tale of young gay black fellas in Miami).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 27, 2017, 20:46:49 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 27, 2017, 15:11:56 pm
Those self-aggrandizing luvvies screwing up their big night (obviously nothing was ever going to be able to beat a tale of young gay black fellas in Miami).



Hmmm...surely you're not suggesting the Hollywood great and good are overcompensating for last year's OscarsSoWhite controversy?  :o ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on March 01, 2017, 00:50:13 am
Not much to make me smile in the World of Politics at the moment so I'm really enjoying watching the self-destruction in evidence here...


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/ukip-open-civil-war-nigel-farage-calls-douglas-carswell-thrown/
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on March 01, 2017, 08:17:16 am
Quote from: döm on March 01, 2017, 00:50:13 am
Not much to make me smile in the World of Politics at the moment so I'm really enjoying watching the self-destruction in evidence here...


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/ukip-open-civil-war-nigel-farage-calls-douglas-carswell-thrown/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/27/ukip-open-civil-war-nigel-farage-calls-douglas-carswell-thrown/)
Bunch of disorganised amateurs. Nevertheless, having set Theresa on the right course, their job is done (be nice to see them continue to take voters from Labour though).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on March 01, 2017, 10:19:04 am
Quote from: DavidL on March 01, 2017, 08:17:16 am
Bunch of disorganised amateurs. Nevertheless, having set Theresa on the right course, their job is done (be nice to see them continue to take voters from Labour though).



Yes, that worked well in Stoke -Brexit Central, apparently !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 03, 2017, 02:04:28 am
Meeting up with a worse for war e Bisto this evening for a might thrash gig.
Kreator/Sepultura & Soilwork played a blinder.
Bisto, good to see you mate and hope you made it home safely. :-*
(I was a bit worried we were going to have a repeat of the infamous Alex incident at the PT gig  :-[ )
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on March 03, 2017, 15:17:36 pm
Last day at work before a week off, snowboarding in Austria. Plus, the way things are going, I may be able to slide off early  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 03, 2017, 18:59:00 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on March 03, 2017, 02:04:28 am

(I was a bit worried we were going to have a repeat of the infamous Alex incident at the PT gig  :-[ )


That was an excellent day  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on March 04, 2017, 01:38:38 am
Quote from: pdw1 on March 03, 2017, 02:04:28 am
Meeting up with a worse for war e Bisto this evening for a might thrash gig.
Kreator/Sepultura & Soilwork played a blinder.
Bisto, good to see you mate and hope you made it home safely. :-*
(I was a bit worried we were going to have a repeat of the infamous Alex incident at the PT gig  :-[ )



Many apologies Patrick...I was fine but it crept up and took me unawares all of a sudden...I blame that rancid pissy lager on top of the brandy and Overproof rum...what was it....Tuborg? That will teach me to mix drinks...still I got away pretty lightly considering....just an explosive episode in the loo this morning and hot flushes throughout the day. Still, I do feel suitably guilty at bailing so early thriugh the Kreator set. I hope you enjoyed it. Sepultura were great fun I thought! 😊
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Analog RH on March 10, 2017, 15:53:30 pm
Having a good day so far.


Signed the first two bands to my record label.
Been invited to write for Terrorizer magazine. First stuff will appear in the May issue (which comes out in April).





Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 10, 2017, 22:48:22 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on March 10, 2017, 15:53:30 pm


Signed the first two bands to my record label.

Should we be afraid?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 10, 2017, 22:53:16 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 10, 2017, 22:48:22 pm
Should we be afraid?

I am more worried for the readers of Terrorizer. Will they drop all their crayons in shock  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 10, 2017, 22:57:38 pm
Forget all that - who are the synth players in these bands?  I hope they're good.  :-*
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Analog RH on March 11, 2017, 10:30:41 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 10, 2017, 22:48:22 pm
Should we be afraid?


Probably not. Both bands are at the lighter end of my taste. Let's put it this way, the vocalists in both bands sing rather than growl.  :o

Quote from: Matt2112 on March 10, 2017, 22:57:38 pm
Forget all that - who are the synth players in these bands?  I hope they're good.  :-*


;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 26, 2017, 00:55:06 am
Great 3-0 away win at FC United Of Manchester in glorious sunshine in the afternoon, then logistics and circumstance dictating that I went back to the Calder Valley before driving back the way I'd just come and down to Manc Apollo to witness an absolute stunner of a show by ARW.

I love Mancy Town, me. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on April 01, 2017, 18:48:53 pm
Meeting up with Zoony at Kidderminster for a couple of scoops before we watched The Shaymen win 2-1, ending Kiddy's 14-game unbeaten run at home.  As away days go, this was perfect!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 03, 2017, 10:35:31 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on April 01, 2017, 18:48:53 pm
Meeting up with Zoony at Kidderminster for a couple of scoops before we watched The Shaymen win 2-1, ending Kiddy's 14-game unbeaten run at home.  As away days go, this was perfect!



Glad to be part of it mate 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 16, 2017, 22:49:41 pm
The old father is still compos mentis enough to cook up a good Sunday lunch for the family. Even if I do have to do the mashed potatoes...
The new lady in the life of my late sister's husband also turned up with a top notch Tiramisu :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2017, 12:27:51 pm
My devastatingly handsome phizzog appearing on the highlights of yesterdays Tour de Yorkshire stage :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2017, 13:47:51 pm
My devastatingly fine figure of a blur appearing on the coverage of a downhill bit of yesterday's Tour de Yorkshire stage.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2017, 14:59:19 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 01, 2017, 13:47:51 pm
My devastatingly fine figure of a blur appearing on the coverage of a downhill bit of yesterday's Tour de Yorkshire stage.

Top Tip: For the best chance of appearing in recognisable form in highlights of a cycling race, position yourself near the top of a King of the Mountains :)

Worked for me yesterday and in two tours of Britain.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2017, 22:36:45 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 01, 2017, 14:59:19 pm
Top Tip: For the best chance of appearing in recognisable form in highlights of a cycling race, position yourself near the top of a King of the Mountains

Worked for me yesterday and in two tours of Britain.


I'd have made the very short (but very steep) journey up the nearby Cote De Shibden but was gigging shortly after the bikes had passed; had to make do with seeing them on the main road through Northowram village before I had to dash off for a soundcheck - anyway, nice of them to grace our annual May Day Scarecrow Festival! :-)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on May 05, 2017, 15:36:21 pm
Devin Townsend just liked a Tweet of mine.

I am complete
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 05, 2017, 22:45:00 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 05, 2017, 15:36:21 pm
Devin Townsend just liked a Tweet of mine.


What a shallow, empty life you must lead... ;)

NOBODY has ever liked a tweet of mine - because I don't! I have my own form of full life...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 05, 2017, 23:02:35 pm
My new Ian McNabb CD arrived today
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on May 05, 2017, 23:20:43 pm
Quote from: Jonners on May 05, 2017, 15:36:21 pm
Devin Townsend just liked a Tweet of mine.

I am complete



hope it wasn't the one about the cycle crash mate?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 06, 2017, 14:52:52 pm
Playing Bradford Dragon Boat Open Air Festival today in front of a couple if thousand people
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 20, 2017, 12:50:34 pm
For the past three years, we've had a nest of Honeybees up in our eaves. A nice thing to have.
Now, we have two nests of different Bumblebee species too. Obviously my creation of a wildlife garden (stop doing any gardening and let it run wild) has been a great success :) Hoorah for Bees!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on May 22, 2017, 19:32:01 pm
I also discovered a bees nest in a disused compost bin in the corner of our garden, im expecting honey.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 23, 2017, 16:02:55 pm
Quote from: Nick on May 22, 2017, 19:32:01 pm
I also discovered a bees nest in a disused compost bin in the corner of our garden, im expecting honey.

If it's bumblebees, they only store small quantities of nectar.
I reckon if I lifted the loft insulation and furtled about a bit I'd find honey - and a badly stung arm.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 24, 2017, 00:14:58 am
My tickets for the cricket Champions Trophy final arrived today.
Lets hope the sun shines.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on May 24, 2017, 09:36:01 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 23, 2017, 16:02:55 pm
If it's bumblebees, they only store small quantities of nectar.
I reckon if I lifted the loft insulation and furtled about a bit I'd find honey - and a badly stung arm.

One word of warning - if it get's too hot in your loft the honey and wax may start to melt and cause damage to your ceiling / house. We used to keep bees a few years back and during our training course saw similar damage where bees had made a home in a chimney stack and the honey leaked through the walls. Make sure there is enough air-flow to stop them overheating or as a last resort contact your local beekeeping society who will happily re-house them.
Having said that - enjoy them - I still have my bee suit so I may be up at the end of July to harvest  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Neph on May 26, 2017, 00:04:12 am
My daughter graduating with a 2:1 in Psychology from Heriot Watt University.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 26, 2017, 00:12:48 am
Quote from: Neph on May 26, 2017, 00:04:12 am
My daughter graduating with a 2:1 in Psychology from Heriot Watt University.

Congratulations... especially to your daughter
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on May 26, 2017, 02:31:26 am
Quote from: Neph on May 26, 2017, 00:04:12 am
My daughter graduating with a 2:1 in Psychology from Heriot Watt University.

terrific news, well done to her!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on May 26, 2017, 08:41:44 am
Quote from: Neph on May 26, 2017, 00:04:12 am
My daughter graduating with a 2:1 in Psychology from Heriot Watt University.

Nice - congrats to your daughter and the obvious good parenting  ;D


Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 26, 2017, 13:46:33 pm
LBC
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 28, 2017, 14:39:44 pm
Finishing work yesterday morning until the 7th of June.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 30, 2017, 19:53:34 pm
Had surgery (laryngoscopy) at the Churhill hospital in Oxford today as an NHS patient - every aspect of the experience was faultless.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 31, 2017, 11:20:12 am
Quote from: DavidL on May 30, 2017, 19:53:34 pm
Had surgery (laryngoscopes) at the Churhill hospital in Oxford today as an NHS patient - every aspect of the experience was faultless.



Good to hear.  8)


Yes, I've been a frequent "customer" of the NHS the last 18 months or so for different reasons and the staff are impeccable, particularly the consultants I've seen.  Bloody immigrants with their exceptional expertise, taking our most highly qualified jobs etc etc  ;)   :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 01, 2017, 13:48:49 pm
The arrival at work of my Sgt. Pepper's deluxe box (from Amazon Germany)
Had a quick look.

Drool...  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 03, 2017, 21:51:16 pm
Lovely afternoon and early evening at Chadlington Beer Festival. No sign of local resident,regular visitor and ex-PM David Cameron though. No longer has a need to mix with the hoi polloi, I guess.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on June 17, 2017, 17:04:28 pm
Blisteringly hot here in Devon. Cider on chill.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 19, 2017, 00:24:48 am
Great day in the sun at the cricket at the Oval
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 19, 2017, 03:43:07 am
Quote from: Nick on June 17, 2017, 17:04:28 pm
Blisteringly hot here in Devon. Cider on chill.



Do you live in Devon, or are you on holiday mate?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on June 19, 2017, 20:01:45 pm
Lucky enough to live here, although sometimes it can feel like a permanent holiday.

Downside - got to travel miles for gigs.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 20, 2017, 17:01:21 pm
Quote from: Nick on June 19, 2017, 20:01:45 pm
Lucky enough to live here, although sometimes it can feel like a permanent holiday.

Downside - got to travel miles for gigs.



Whereabouts mate? I was born in Plymouth, but have been up in Shropshire since I was 5.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on June 22, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Changing jobs!

Had enough of recruitment (17 years at same desk with same people doing the same thing!)

Going off to work for a small IT services business in Lichfield called Broken Stones as their first dedicated Business Dev/Sales person

Very excited. Needed a change, and this feels like a nice challenge
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 22, 2017, 13:13:14 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Changing jobs!

Had enough of recruitment (17 years at same desk with same people doing the same thing!)

Going off to work for a small IT services business in Lichfield called Broken Stones as their first dedicated Business Dev/Sales person

Very excited. Needed a change, and this feels like a nice challenge
Good luck!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on June 22, 2017, 13:52:48 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Changing jobs!

Had enough of recruitment (17 years at same desk with same people doing the same thing!)

Going off to work for a small IT services business in Lichfield called Broken Stones as their first dedicated Business Dev/Sales person

Very excited. Needed a change, and this feels like a nice challenge



Congratulations mate - good luck! :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on June 26, 2017, 08:29:58 am
Quote from: Jonners on June 22, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Changing jobs!

Had enough of recruitment (17 years at same desk with same people doing the same thing!)

Going off to work for a small IT services business in Lichfield called Broken Stones as their first dedicated Business Dev/Sales person

Very excited. Needed a change, and this feels like a nice challenge


Blimey, quite a departure....especially for a technical Luddite such as yourself  ;)

Bon chance
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on June 26, 2017, 14:03:06 pm
I am trying to think what came before Luddite.......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on June 26, 2017, 15:37:54 pm
Quote from: Jonners on June 26, 2017, 14:03:06 pm
I am trying to think what came before Luddite.......


The fecking stone age....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 28, 2017, 02:51:47 am
Cheap Trick at O2 Forum. First time I've seen them, absolutely f****ing brilliant.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on June 28, 2017, 09:08:37 am
Quote from: DavidL on June 28, 2017, 02:51:47 am
Cheap Trick at O2 Forum. First time I've seen them, absolutely f****ing brilliant.

Good weren't they  8)  - never seen them before either.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 28, 2017, 16:31:35 pm
Back on good terms with my younger son, Greg. We hadn't spoke for 6 months.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on June 29, 2017, 09:06:15 am
Quote from: zoony on June 28, 2017, 16:31:35 pm
Back on good terms with my younger son, Greg. We hadn't spoke for 6 months.



Good news mate - life's too short......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 29, 2017, 20:20:32 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on June 29, 2017, 09:06:15 am

Good news mate - life's too short......



Yes Keith, that's what someone told me last week which made me make the first move. He can be an annoying little shit at times, but he's doing really well at work, where he will be a fully qualified engineer in august.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on June 30, 2017, 08:55:06 am
Quote from: zoony on June 29, 2017, 20:20:32 pm

Yes Keith, that's what someone told me last week which made me make the first move. He can be an annoying little shit at times, but he's doing really well at work, where he will be a fully qualified engineer in august.


Good stuff Zooners, take a big man to make that first move sometimes...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 30, 2017, 12:00:21 pm
Quote from: zoony on June 28, 2017, 16:31:35 pm
Back on good terms with my younger son, Greg. We hadn't spoke for 6 months.

Hah! I can beat that, I've not spoken to the boy for four years! Funny how history repeats. I've spoken to my dad more in the 18 months since my mum died than the previous 52 years.

I did say a mumbled "Well done" to him twice this week though as he won €1,000 for third place in a competition designing a Tractor for the Farming Simulator game.
He's also passed his driving theory test this week.
Now if the idle get had anything about him - bearing in mind that I'm an Accountant and his mother was an assistant Bank Manager - he'd put his winnings towards a car, or insurance, but no he has plans to waste it on stuff that he'll probably sell at a loss on ebay in a couple of months time...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 30, 2017, 16:34:16 pm
Quote from: Bez on June 30, 2017, 08:55:06 am
Good stuff Zooners, take a big man to make that first move sometimes...



Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 04, 2017, 18:02:56 pm
Maple has just come back from having a really good coat cut 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ali on July 08, 2017, 23:48:41 pm
'Their Mortal Remains' @ the V&A 👍
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 24, 2017, 22:51:40 pm
Got the all clear on the fractured clavicle today :)
It's a bit bent and got a funny lump on it, but the quack says it's healed. Didn't even bother X-Raying it.
Managed to get the sick note extended to the end of the week, as I don't feel up to changing gear in the car yet.
Not that I'm really away from work as I've been able to do 95% of my job from home the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 25, 2017, 17:49:14 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 24, 2017, 22:51:40 pm
Got the all clear on the fractured clavicle today :)
It's a bit bent and got a funny lump on it, but the quack says it's healed. Didn't even bother X-Raying it.
Managed to get the sick note extended to the end of the week, as I don't feel up to changing gear in the car yet.
Not that I'm really away from work as I've been able to do 95% of my job from home the last few weeks.



I hope the boy has been waiting on you mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 25, 2017, 18:17:57 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 25, 2017, 17:49:14 pm

I hope the boy has been waiting on you mate.

That idle get?

He doesn't wake up while around 3 in the afternoon!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on July 27, 2017, 10:10:06 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!

Congratulations, Richard.  Onwards & upwards!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 27, 2017, 12:09:39 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!
Well done & good luck!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 27, 2017, 15:23:43 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!



Great stuff mate.  8)


Think you're playing at the Upper George in Halifax in September?  Assuming you're not "too big" for it now...  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on July 27, 2017, 16:40:42 pm
Another energy Ombudsman claim won.  £30.00 compensation and a letter of apology on the way from E-On.  Even the ombudsman said they were disappointed at the level of ineptitude.

Its becoming a nice little sideline for me.  fecking useless c***s.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on July 27, 2017, 18:52:39 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!

brilliant news.
Remember us all when you are headlining Wembley stadium  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 21:33:45 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 27, 2017, 15:23:43 pm

Great stuff mate.  8)


Think you're playing at the Upper George in Halifax in September?  Assuming you're not "too big" for it now...  ;)

Thanks everyone. It's a long ways ahead before Wembley but it's a nice step up to get us playing around the country and distribution of our next cd, but not too big to play Halifax Matt...
































...although we are the headliners for that event  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on July 28, 2017, 02:05:12 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!



Fantastic Richard! Really pleased for you!  :) 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 28, 2017, 15:41:41 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 21:33:45 pm
...although we are the headliners for that event  ;)



I should catch you then if you're on in the evening.  I'll be at the Town game otherwise.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 28, 2017, 15:46:08 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on July 27, 2017, 01:51:38 am
My band has officially signed with a record label!



Nice one mate 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 00:45:22 am
Driving a car for the first time in seven weeks!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 29, 2017, 17:09:19 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 00:45:22 am
Driving a car for the first time in seven weeks!



Nice one mate 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2017, 17:13:07 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 00:45:22 am
Driving a car for the first time in seven weeks!



Tight get  ;)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 18:29:26 pm
Quote from: Nick on July 29, 2017, 17:13:07 pm

Tight get  ;)

I have saved a bit in Petrol money :)

Still not worth breaking your collarbone for...

Simple pleasure of today is a nice 8 mile walk. I was thinking about getting back on the bike, but the wheels still need putting back on and I'm not supposed to be putting too much strain on the left arm yet.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on July 29, 2017, 18:59:56 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 18:29:26 pm
. I was thinking about getting back on the bike, but the wheels still need putting back on and I'm not supposed to be putting too much strain on the left arm yet.



You need a Chopper then.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 29, 2017, 21:40:47 pm
Quote from: Nick on July 29, 2017, 18:59:56 pm

You need a Chopper then.

The wife says I need a bigger one...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 30, 2017, 03:08:24 am
An actual proper Saturday night out on the lash!  With friends!  And loud music! And bants!

The last time was...who cares!!!*




* It's not my "shift" tomorrow morning, for a change. Hurrah!!!  :D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Neph on July 31, 2017, 14:47:37 pm
This happened on Saturday but it's still a pleasure today.


I was on my way down to Sunderland and had made a post on Facebook about it. Hassan (Captain Kurtz) replied to my post, slating Sunderland mainly. Just before I got off the train I replied to Hassan. So, I was heading down the stairs to Newcastle Central metro and who was coming up the escalator? Yup, Newcastle's most handsome man. A magical and beautiful coincidence.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on July 31, 2017, 18:55:52 pm
Quote from: Neph on July 31, 2017, 14:47:37 pm
This happened on Saturday but it's still a pleasure today.


I was on my way down to Sunderland and had made a post on Facebook about it. Hassan (Captain Kurtz) replied to my post, slating Sunderland mainly. Just before I got off the train I replied to Hassan. So, I was heading down the stairs to Newcastle Central metro and who was coming up the escalator? Yup, Newcastle's most handsome man. A magical and beautiful coincidence.

8)
Fates a beautiful thing.  So good to bump into you, fella, even if only briefly.   :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:09:52 pm
Just got back from booking mine, Wendy and Alicia's first holiday abroad. We're off to Fuerteventura next whitsun ☺.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Vapor Trailer on August 01, 2017, 14:35:11 pm
Remembering about good old TNMS and finding it still going strong!  8)

Will try to catch up what I've missed by looking at the most recent threads.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:43:37 pm
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on August 01, 2017, 14:35:11 pm
Remembering about good old TNMS and finding it still going strong!  8)

Will try to catch up what I've missed by looking at the most recent threads.



How do old mate! I wouldn't say it's "going strong", just a few of us old dinosaurs still occasionally posting bollock on here 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Vapor Trailer on August 01, 2017, 14:46:43 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:43:37 pm

........... just a few of us old dinosaurs still occasionally posting bollocks on here 😁.


So no change then?  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 01, 2017, 15:19:15 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:09:52 pm
Just got back from booking mine, Wendy and Alicia's first holiday abroad. We're off to Fuerteventura next whitsun ☺.
We've been going there for the last seven or eight years (sometimes twice a year!). It's fair to say we love it. Corralejo is where we stay, nice selection of shops and restaurants and within easy reach of some nice beaches on the west of the island at El Cotillo. Obviously it can be windy (clue's in the name) but the breeze can be pleasantly cooling when it's hot. Great for families as it's not rowdy (like some Canarian resorts).
We're off there second week in September. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 01, 2017, 15:44:10 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:09:52 pm
Just got back from booking mine, Wendy and Alicia's first holiday abroad. We're off to Fuerteventura next whitsun ☺.



Always wanted to go there, supposed to be an excellent choice.  I believe there's strict limits on light pollution, so it attracts a lot of amateur astronomers as the night skies are reportedly spectacular.  :) 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2017, 21:58:49 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 01, 2017, 15:19:15 pm
We've been going there for the last seven or eight years (sometimes twice a year!). It's fair to say we love it. Corralejo is where we stay, nice selection of shops and restaurants and within easy reach of some nice beaches on the west of the island at El Cotillo. Obviously it can be windy (clue's in the name) but the breeze can be pleasantly cooling when it's hot. Great for families as it's not rowdy (like some Canarian resorts).
We're off there second week in September. Enjoy.



Cheers mate. Yes, Corallejo is where We're going, the Labranda hotel.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2017, 21:59:23 pm
Quote from: Vapor Trailer on August 01, 2017, 14:46:43 pm
So no change then?  ::)



Exactly mate!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2017, 22:01:35 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 01, 2017, 15:44:10 pm

Always wanted to go there, supposed to be an excellent choice.  I believe there's strict limits on light pollution, so it attracts a lot of amateur astronomers as the night skies are reportedly spectacular.  :)



Looking forward to it mate, apart from the flying 😕.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 01, 2017, 22:14:05 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2017, 21:58:49 pm

Cheers mate. Yes, Corallejo is where We're going, the Labranda hotel.
If you're not fully inclusive, there are some good places in town to eat. El Toro Bravo on the Main Street is great for carnivores. Asia Garden is fantastic for oriental. Gregorios is just beyond 'music square' and great for fish and also do a blinding fillet steak. If you fancy an Indian, Faz's down by the harbour is good. There are loads of good places tbh.
Haven't seen a decent live bar band in years though unfortunately!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on August 02, 2017, 09:50:43 am
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2017, 14:09:52 pm
Just got back from booking mine, Wendy and Alicia's first holiday abroad. We're off to Fuerteventura next whitsun ☺.



Nice - we went there in February this year - stayed in La Oliva and had a hire car - did lots of great walks and toured around quite a lot, good roads and no traffic  - a lot of the Island is very barren - thought we were on Mars at one point!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 03, 2017, 21:55:23 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 01, 2017, 22:14:05 pm
If you're not fully inclusive, there are some good places in town to eat. El Toro Bravo on the Main Street is great for carnivores. Asia Garden is fantastic for oriental. Gregorios is just beyond 'music square' and great for fish and also do a blinding fillet steak. If you fancy an Indian, Faz's down by the harbour is good. There are loads of good places tbh.
Haven't seen a decent live bar band in years though unfortunately!



Cheers Dave.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 07, 2017, 18:43:08 pm
Went for a few pints down our working men's club last night. They do a card with the numbers 1 to 90 on it, and you write your name next to a number for £1 a go, and when it's full up they draw a winner who gets £60 with the rest going to the club. Had a text this morning to say my number 81 had been drawn out 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 07, 2017, 22:57:14 pm
Don't need to do any more Physio on my shoulder now, they've discharged me after today's session :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 08, 2017, 18:14:52 pm
Used my Taste card for the first time today and saved £26-10. As good as got my money back on it already then 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 08, 2017, 21:36:06 pm
Earlier on this year the boy got third prize in a competition to design a Tractor for the well known computer game of Farming Simulator. For finishing in the top three in the category his design has been considered for a in game add-on purchase.
Yesterday he got an e-mail saying that he and his design team had been invited to go to Zurich to give a presentation, all expenses paid.
Now he doesn't have a "design team" so they have kindly said they will pay for his parents to go with him.

Finally, after 19 years, he's been of some use :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 08, 2017, 23:07:05 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 08, 2017, 21:36:06 pm
Earlier on this year the boy got third prize in a competition to design a Tractor for the well known computer game of Farming Simulator. For finishing in the top three in the category his design has been considered for a in game add-on purchase.
Yesterday he got an e-mail saying that he and his design team had been invited to go to Zurich to give a presentation, all expenses paid.
Now he doesn't have a "design team" so they have kindly said they will pay for his parents to go with him.

Finally, after 19 years, he's been of some use :)


you may have to talk to him..... ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 15, 2017, 21:58:16 pm
2 great weeks holiday in France including a week camping in the Alps.
All good things must come to an end but I will wallow in the after glow while I can before work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 17, 2017, 19:16:55 pm
Finding out that Swiss trains really do run like clockwork. They run to the second.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 18, 2017, 10:23:20 am
Haven't submitted a meter read for the solar panels in 6 months before this morning.  I've got £1428.91 coming - god bless the sun!  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 18, 2017, 11:57:55 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 18, 2017, 10:23:20 am
Haven't submitted a meter read for the solar panels in 6 months before this morning.  I've got £1428.91 coming - god bless the sun!  8)
That sounds as if you got in early and got on the highest tariff(?)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on August 18, 2017, 12:48:07 pm
an email from the financial ombudsman

you beauty!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 18, 2017, 15:09:00 pm
Quote from: Jonners on August 18, 2017, 12:48:07 pm
an email from the financial ombudsman

you beauty!
Just this minute got off the phone to them. I have an issue with AXA PPP Healthcare that I have been unable to resolve with the company themselves (arseholes). I sent a complaint via email on the 7th August. Completed the Ombudsman's complaint form and attached it with all relevant information. Absolutely no sign of an acknowledgement whatsoever, 11 days later, so decided to call. Nice lady is now dealing.
Begs the question, how do you complain about the Ombudsman?? Financial Ombudsman Ombudsman Service?  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 18, 2017, 16:07:20 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 18, 2017, 11:57:55 am
That sounds as if you got in early and got on the highest tariff(?)

I got the same tariff as the lady we bought the house off back in December 2015.  Having 40 panels probably helps though... ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 18, 2017, 17:51:31 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on August 18, 2017, 16:07:20 pm
I got the same tariff as the lady we bought the house off back in December 2015.  Having 40 panels probably helps though... ;D
The feed-in tariff in the first couple of years was ridiculously high (up to 43.3p/kWh) but was then slashed. We got ours at 21p but it was then lowered to 16p (for new installations). Basically, the government screwed up. We get somewhere between £800 - £1K per year with the maximum sized system for domestic installations, 4kW. I would guess your system would be no larger than 4kW. I bet the lady you bought the house from was a bit miffed that she couldn't take the system with her - would have cost around £12 -£15K, I guess.
You did well   8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 18, 2017, 22:03:23 pm
Quote from: DavidL on August 18, 2017, 17:51:31 pm
The feed-in tariff in the first couple of years was ridiculously high (up to 43.3p/kWh) but was then slashed. We got ours at 21p but it was then lowered to 16p (for new installations). Basically, the government screwed up. We get somewhere between £800 - £1K per year with the maximum sized system for domestic installations, 4kW. I would guess your system would be no larger than 4kW. I bet the lady you bought the house from was a bit miffed that she couldn't take the system with her - would have cost around £12 -£15K, I guess.
You did well   8)

I've just checked - we get 34.65pper kWh.   Thats pretty good, then.
:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 19, 2017, 15:24:59 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 17, 2017, 19:16:55 pm
Finding out that Swiss trains really do run like clockwork. They run to the second.

I was wrong. One departed 10 seconds late yesterday >:(

Simple please of today is being free from shepherding Mrs S and the boy on rail travel through Europe. It was bloody hard work!
At least Mrs S kept going to the buffet car to keep me in wine :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 20, 2017, 22:22:29 pm
A smooth and quiet drive down to Devon with Wendy and Alicia for a well earned 4 night break.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 23, 2017, 17:12:55 pm
Been on a 4 night break in Devon with Wendy and Alicia. Had a really nice time, but looking forward to going home tomorrow to see my boys and Maple.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 25, 2017, 13:21:23 pm
Good to be home and back in our own bed, and take the dog out in the countryside 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ali on August 27, 2017, 21:07:07 pm
When you win 4-0 and the result completely flatters the opposition 😃
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 28, 2017, 10:32:17 am
Just took Maple out up the fields, and they were alive with pheasants. She had a great time chasing and getting them up.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 28, 2017, 21:31:14 pm
What a great bank holiday! :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 30, 2017, 22:58:17 pm
Looks like the trip to Zurich wasn't a waste of time. The boy has got the contract to create downloadable content for the Farming Simulator game.
He's already spending money he hasn't got like there's no tomorrow...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 30, 2017, 23:29:33 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 30, 2017, 22:58:17 pm
Looks like the trip to Zurich wasn't a waste of time. The boy has got the contract to create downloadable content for the Farming Simulator game.
He's already spending money he hasn't got like there's no tomorrow...


you need to introduce the concept of rent...25% of take home has always been our starting point...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 31, 2017, 00:14:29 am
Quote from: Bez on August 30, 2017, 23:29:33 pm
you need to introduce the concept of rent...25% of take home has always been our starting point...

It's a concept he seems unable to grasp...

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 31, 2017, 10:04:50 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 31, 2017, 00:14:29 am
It's a concept he seems unable to grasp...


Leave a bag of clothes on the doorstep next time he goes out....harsh, but effective
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 31, 2017, 15:32:19 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 31, 2017, 10:04:50 am
Leave a bag of clothes on the doorstep next time he goes out....harsh, but effective
;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 31, 2017, 21:36:03 pm
Quote from: Bez on August 31, 2017, 10:04:50 am
Leave a bag of clothes on the doorstep next time he goes out....harsh, but effective

Unfortunately he never goes out :(

Mrs S is waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too soft with too...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 01, 2017, 17:53:02 pm
My son Greg has completed his 4 year engineering apprenticeship at our place, and they have offered him a full time job today.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 01, 2017, 19:26:21 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 01, 2017, 17:53:02 pm
My son Greg has completed his 4 year engineering apprenticeship at our place, and they have offered him a full time job today.
Great news! Well done him for pursuing a 'proper' career!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 01, 2017, 20:48:41 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 01, 2017, 17:53:02 pm
My son Greg has completed his 4 year engineering apprenticeship at our place, and they have offered him a full time job today.

Congrats to both of you.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 02, 2017, 00:16:31 am
Quote from: zoony on September 01, 2017, 17:53:02 pm
My son Greg has completed his 4 year engineering apprenticeship at our place, and they have offered him a full time job today.

Nice one Rob, great news!


Doesn't seem that long ago you were saying he was starting at your place  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 02, 2017, 20:12:42 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 02, 2017, 00:16:31 am
Nice one Rob, great news!


Doesn't seem that long ago you were saying he was starting at your place  :)



Yes mate, time flies as they say.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Analog RH on September 06, 2017, 00:15:01 am
One of the bands on my label (The Wizards Of Delight) is going to be on the CD that comes with the October edition of Classic Rock magazine.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 06, 2017, 10:34:56 am
Cycling Saddo that I am, I've just been out to see the Team Buses of Dimension Data, Lotto Soudal, Team Sky and errr Madison Genesis - the latter in an Enterprise Rental Van cf the other's battle Buses - as they were all stopping at a Hotel down the road from me :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 10, 2017, 18:33:37 pm
A vineyard tour and tasting at what was once the World's most Northerly Vineyard - and getting it done before the rain :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 13, 2017, 00:17:50 am
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c9953d5e27a0afc62b274c6c61be3b98313844a4/0_134_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=2e4c824bef04f222dc1c78cac3ee5a29)


Chesterfield's touching floral  tribute to Princess Di. No wonder the League of Gentlemen was filmed in Derbyshire. I've never left..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 13, 2017, 07:47:56 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 13, 2017, 00:17:50 am
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c9953d5e27a0afc62b274c6c61be3b98313844a4/0_134_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=2e4c824bef04f222dc1c78cac3ee5a29)


Chesterfield's touching floral  tribute to Princess Di. No wonder the League of Gentlemen was filmed in Derbyshire. I've never left..


OMG!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 13, 2017, 09:08:50 am
Blimey!!!! - not sure if I should laugh or cry!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 13, 2017, 17:18:06 pm
The big kid in me is happy as I have FINALLY been able to order the Lego Saturn V kit from the the Lego site - it's been out of stock since launch with scabbers selling it on ebay and Amazon for £50 to £100 more than the retail price.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 13, 2017, 19:54:40 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on September 13, 2017, 17:18:06 pm
The big kid in me is happy as I have FINALLY been able to order the Lego Saturn V kit from the the Lego site - it's been out of stock since launch with scabbers selling it on ebay and Amazon for £50 to £100 more than the retail price.
I remember Lego when it was virtually impossible to make anything resembling a rocket... unless it was 1/8 scale  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 13, 2017, 22:46:25 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on September 13, 2017, 09:08:50 am
Blimey!!!! - not sure if I should laugh or cry!!!!

There were lots of very similar comments on Chesterfield Borough Council's Facebook page :)
Surprised they left it up with some of them....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 14, 2017, 05:15:10 am
Got another new bog seat, and this one is nice and sturdy and doesn't move around 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 16, 2017, 22:16:03 pm
Day trip to that there London; The Shaymen lost at Dagenham, but I saw an old school friend who lives in Romford, and just getting all the ducks in a row to make the trip down is a happy achievement nowadays. :)

If the stars really had aligned I could have even hooked up with certain TNMSers who were out and about in the Smoke too, but I really did have a train to catch. Maybe next time - hope so, anyway. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 18, 2017, 08:55:47 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 16, 2017, 22:16:03 pm
Day trip to that there London; The Shaymen lost at Dagenham, but I saw an old school friend who lives in Romford, and just getting all the ducks in a row to make the trip down is a happy achievement nowadays. :)

If the stars really had aligned I could have even hooked up with certain TNMSers who were out and about in the Smoke too, but I really did have a train to catch. Maybe next time - hope so, anyway. :)


Glad you had a good day, despite the defeat....a bit more notice required another time....its been a while
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: NeilP on September 20, 2017, 08:51:18 am
Quote from: DavidL on August 01, 2017, 15:19:15 pm
We've been going there for the last seven or eight years (sometimes twice a year!). It's fair to say we love it. Corralejo is where we stay, nice selection of shops and restaurants and within easy reach of some nice beaches on the west of the island at El Cotillo. Obviously it can be windy (clue's in the name) but the breeze can be pleasantly cooling when it's hot. Great for families as it's not rowdy (like some Canarian resorts).
We're off there second week in September. Enjoy.



Never been but tempted to try there next month for a bit of sun before the bleak winter nights are upon us, just have to convince Mrs P it's worth the 4.5 hour flight.  Doesn't it translate as 'good fortune'  rather than wind?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on September 20, 2017, 10:40:06 am
I think you're right Neil.  Viento is wind in Spanish
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 25, 2017, 18:10:12 pm
Getting a commendation sent through from her school about Alicia's artwork 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on September 26, 2017, 00:37:30 am
Off work now for 2 weeks,

Tenerife it  is then,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 26, 2017, 18:41:00 pm
Quote from: colinbrown69 on September 26, 2017, 00:37:30 am
Off work now for 2 weeks,

Tenerife it  is then,

cheers, Colin



Have a good one mate. We're off to Fuerteventura next year.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 28, 2017, 16:10:48 pm
Discovering a forgotten packet of Jaffa cakes in the cupboard....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 30, 2017, 08:52:46 am
Quote from: Bez on September 28, 2017, 16:10:48 pm
Discovering a forgotten packet of Jaffa cakes in the cupboard....



A mere Scooby snack for you then mate 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 30, 2017, 18:15:17 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 30, 2017, 08:52:46 am

A mere Scooby snack for you then mate 😉.


I made the most of them before they suffer from reduced numbers in a pack.... :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2017, 08:28:56 am
Receiving a £65.00 refund because of perceived and acknowledged sound errors on the new David Bowie Vinyl box set...Amazon have now stopped selling it and Parlaphone have suggested that it was due to deteriorating original tapes, which sounds like a convenient way of saying, 'we couldn't be arsed'

They may not pay their taxes, but their customer service is always excellent..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 04, 2017, 15:54:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 04, 2017, 08:28:56 am
Receiving a £65.00 refund because of perceived and acknowledged sound errors on the new David Bowie Vinyl box set...Amazon have now stopped selling it and Parlaphone have suggested that it was due to deteriorating original tapes, which sounds like a convenient way of saying, 'we couldn't be arsed'

They may not pay their taxes, but their customer service is always excellent..
I'm surprised you've had issues with this. The two Parlophone re-issues I bought (Ziggy, Hunky Dory) have ben good quality. They were probably cut from digital masters that were made a long time ago so the excuse is probably tosh.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2017, 16:30:52 pm
Quote from: DavidL on October 04, 2017, 15:54:09 pm
I'm surprised you've had issues with this. The two Parlophone re-issues I bought (Ziggy, Hunky Dory) have ben good quality. They were probably cut from digital masters that were made a long time ago so the excuse is probably tosh.

Have a look at Amazon and Hoffman forums...people are furious...I haven't had a really good listen, but to be honest, my ears are probably a lot less sensitive than some.  I've basically got the box set for half the cost that it was this time last week as I'd ordered it at a price around £25 less than the RRP.


Happy days.


Parlaphone's excuses are bullshit and Visconti doesn't come out smelling of rises either...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2017, 17:17:32 pm
Just listened to Heroes...couldn't hear the volume drop....although I fell asleep briefly whilst listening to it...lol.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 06, 2017, 10:47:20 am
Fixed my mortgage for 5 years last Saturday and today I noticed the bank have substantially increased the % as well as doubling the product fee.  Nice.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on October 06, 2017, 20:56:16 pm
A walk along the South West Coastal path from Lynmouth through the Valley of the rocks. Clear blue sky, rust coloured ferns, really stunning cliff top walk, much quieter now all the tourist have gone as well.

http://www.holidayexmoor.co.uk/walks/ipod1.htm
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 12, 2017, 00:51:55 am
Held the first 'Classic Vinyl Evening' in the back room of the local pub tonight. A select audience of music fans were treated to Rumours and Ziggy Stardust played on classic British audio equipment. Excellent evening listening to some great music.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 13, 2017, 10:05:31 am
Quote from: DavidL on October 12, 2017, 00:51:55 am
Held the first 'Classic Vinyl Evening' in the back room of the local pub tonight. A select audience of music fans were treated to Rumours and Ziggy Stardust played on classic British audio equipment. Excellent evening listening to some great music.


Sounds good...what kit did you use?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 13, 2017, 12:00:55 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 13, 2017, 10:05:31 am
Sounds good...what kit did you use?
Rega Planar 3 TT (RB300 arm/ Ortofon 2M Blue MM cart), Audiolab 8000a integrated amp (2 x 60W), Rega RS1 standmounts and a Mordaunt Short Subwoofer.
All sourced from eBay (except stands) for around £700. Very pleased with the way it sounds - had plenty of compliments.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 15, 2017, 11:00:32 am
Seeing everyone at Eucon last night.  :)

Meeting Terry Brown.  :D

Actually not feeling too bad despite having about 5 hours sleep and having to do my Sunday morning "shift" with the little un.

Buckets of coffee.


The sun is out, the sky is blue.  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 26, 2017, 10:40:50 am
A steady day at work on OT, then off until Tuesday night.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on November 01, 2017, 18:13:53 pm
A walk up Glastonbury tor,  great weather amazing views, followed by a perusal of the alternative shops in the town high street. Crystals, scent burners, finger cymbals, Wiccan books of spells, pictures of boxing hares and stags as well as a few green man wall ornaments. All washed down with organic coffee and a slice of organic carrot cake.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 01, 2017, 18:56:25 pm
Found a quid on the green whilst walking the dog before work this morning  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 04, 2017, 18:48:46 pm
Went out to buy my Daily Heil this morning and on the way there and back I was despairing at today's ignorant and lazy society, with all the litter at the side of the roads, bags of dogshit hanging in bushes and the amount of people who drive with just one hand on top of the steering wheel.
But then, a genuine Steam Roller came down the road. Absolbloodylutely Marvellous. Cheered me up no end, can't beat a good piece of old engineering together with the smell of coal smoke and hot steam :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 04, 2017, 19:54:26 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 04, 2017, 18:48:46 pm
Went out to buy my Daily Heil this morning and on the way there and back I was despairing at today's ignorant and lazy society, with all the litter at the side of the roads, bags of dogshit hanging in bushes and the amount of people who drive with just one hand on top of the steering wheel.
But then, a genuine Steam Roller came down the road. Absolbloodylutely Marvellous. Cheered me up no end, can't beat a good piece of old engineering together with the smell of coal smoke and hot steam :)
RIP Fred Dibnah
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 04, 2017, 21:31:25 pm
Watching the fire work display down by the river in Cambridge with all the family
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on November 08, 2017, 17:19:51 pm
Watching the slow but sure implosion of a Tory Government.  Only worry is the nutters in the background who may take over should May leave. Rees Mogg, Johnson, Gove - take your pick !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on November 08, 2017, 19:14:05 pm
Quote from: döm on November 08, 2017, 17:19:51 pm
Watching the slow but sure implosion of a Tory Government.  Only worry is the nutters in the background who may take over should May leave. Rees Mogg, Johnson, Gove - take your pick !



No thanks!🤢
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2017, 19:25:16 pm
It's all imploding ..Brexit clock ticking...no obvious replacement for May..infighting...we should be very worried.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on November 08, 2017, 19:35:55 pm
That reminds me...I'm off to see my family in Rome at Christmas.....must sort out my Italian passport in case it goes tits up!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on November 09, 2017, 17:20:53 pm
https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/sdt-hands-locke-lord-record-500000-fine-for-dubious-financial-arrangements-of-former-lawyer/

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 09, 2017, 22:49:28 pm
Quote from: döm on November 08, 2017, 17:19:51 pm
Watching the slow but sure implosion of a Tory Government.  Only worry is the nutters in the background who may take over should May leave. Rees Mogg, Johnson, Gove - take your pick !

Mogg for me, dresses very smartly and speaks nicely as well :)
Gotta be some relation to Phil too...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 09, 2017, 23:34:35 pm
Quote from: döm on November 08, 2017, 17:19:51 pm
Watching the slow but sure implosion of a Tory Government.  Only worry is the nutters in the background who may take over should May leave. Rees Mogg, Johnson, Gove - take your pick !



I'd take those over the current Labour Cabinet any day of the week.


Well, maybe not Gove, but the point still stands.


At least the Tories demote their politicians for ineptitude; Labour does it to the few in their number that talk any sense.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on November 10, 2017, 09:32:14 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 09, 2017, 23:34:35 pm

I'd take those over the current Labour Cabinet any day of the week.


Well, maybe not Gove, but the point still stands.


At least the Tories demote their politicians for ineptitude; Labour does it to the few in their number that talk any sense.



Yes British politics is in a sorry state of affairs at the moment. And Brexiteers want this shocking bunch to be in complete control of the UK?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on November 10, 2017, 11:28:36 am
Quote from: döm on November 10, 2017, 09:32:14 am

Yes British politics is in a sorry state of affairs at the moment. And Brexiteers want this shocking bunch to be in complete control of the UK?



Quite!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 10, 2017, 23:08:57 pm
Quote from: döm on November 10, 2017, 09:32:14 am

Yes British politics is in a sorry state of affairs at the moment. And Brexiteers want this shocking bunch to be in complete control of the UK?

No. But we can only vote for what's put in front of us.
Unfortunately, it's better to be able to vote directly for who's in charge of you, than vote for a bunch of MEPs who can only vote to rubber-stamp what is put before them.

And today's Sex Pest Politicians are nowhere near the standard of good old Lloyd George.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 12, 2017, 18:41:09 pm
Climbed The Old Man of Coniston with the wife and our spaniel. The dog tried her new 'walking' boots and very successful they were too. She outpaced the both of us. 10 miles covered, 2664ft climbed and descended in just under 5 hrs.
Weather was great but a bit windy at the summit. Clear enough to see the Isle of Man. A great day completed with a crackin' roast dinner at The Crown in Coniston.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on November 18, 2017, 00:08:15 am
That's pretty good going....did that walk a few times but doubt the knees would get me up there now...nothing much better than a mountain walk (and views) and a couple of pints and a hearty meal
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 18, 2017, 10:52:11 am
Quote from: Bisto on November 18, 2017, 00:08:15 am
That's pretty good going....did that walk a few times but doubt the knees would get me up there now...nothing much better than a mountain walk (and views) and a couple of pints and a hearty meal
We hope to conquer Helvellyn next but it will have to wait till the spring
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 18, 2017, 10:55:02 am
Quote from: DavidL on November 18, 2017, 10:52:11 am
We hope to conquer Helvellyn next but it will have to wait till the spring

Love the walk up "Striding Edge"....its been waaaaay too long
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 20, 2017, 01:07:57 am
Taking Mrs S to see Opeth and managing to get the centre of the front barrier so we could see right up Akerfeldt's nostrils :)
Got one of Fat Freddie's Guitar picks too.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 30, 2017, 23:21:59 pm
Great meet up in Linlithgow last Saturday .Baldie Pete ,Dix,Gman,Muppet ,myself and a couple of other cracking chappies . Plenty alcohol ,Scotland gubbing the Aussies at rugby,great curry and a few more drinks to finish . Always special days with plenty of abuse and banter thrown in .
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 10, 2017, 10:35:50 am
It is snowing - properly snowing
We haven't had snow in Cambridge in about 5 years.

Kids very excited especially the 8 year old who has no memory of it snowing.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 10, 2017, 13:53:35 pm
Might nor have got much snow, but there's been plenty of birdlife to see:

A couple of Buzzard being mobbed by Crows
A Sparrowhawk being chased off by a Wood Pigeon
A Robin eating out of Mrs S's hand (Little did it know it was just eczema flakes...)
A Goldcrest
And a posse of Long Tailed Tits
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Reg on December 10, 2017, 17:58:24 pm
Thanks to Tom Sawyer on the 'Ready Player One' trailer, I'm having an 80'so Rush session at the mo. Moving Pictures, Permanent Waves and currently Power Windows .

<contented sigh>
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 14, 2017, 16:39:45 pm
Doing my Christmas wine order  :)

Rioja, Malbec, Sancerre all on the menu...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 14, 2017, 22:57:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 14, 2017, 16:39:45 pm
Doing my Christmas wine order  :)

Rioja, Malbec, Sancerre all on the menu...

According to the D**ly M**l Malbec's the new Prosecco...

You can't go far wrong with Rioja and Sancerre though - apart from a hammering of the wallet.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 15, 2017, 09:41:44 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 14, 2017, 22:57:52 pm
According to the D**ly M**l Malbec's the new Prosecco...

You can't go far wrong with Rioja and Sancerre though - apart from a hammering of the wallet.


Malbec is definitely an "afternoon" tipple, just because the c***s at the mail call it the new Processco isn't a reason not to buy....the Rioja is more for the evening

Sancerre is a Christmas treat for me, normally go for a Sauvignon if I'm drinking white  :)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 15, 2017, 15:11:12 pm
Going arse over for on the ice last night, and thankfully waking up today injury free.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 15, 2017, 16:14:08 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 15, 2017, 15:11:12 pm
Going arse over for on the ice last night, and thankfully waking up today injury free.


Wish I'd seen that.... ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on December 15, 2017, 17:25:38 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 15, 2017, 09:41:44 am
Malbec is definitely an "afternoon" tipple, just because the c***s at the mail call it the new Processco isn't a reason not to buy....the Rioja is more for the evening

Sancerre is a Christmas treat for me, normally go for a Sauvignon if I'm drinking white  :)



Shortly to be seen as Malbec crisps, popcorn, candles...


I do indulge in a pudding wine at Christmas, the only time of the year.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 15, 2017, 23:13:18 pm
Quote from: Nick on December 15, 2017, 17:25:38 pm

Shortly to be seen as Malbec crisps, popcorn, candles...



Pleeeeeease, nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 15, 2017, 23:14:17 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 15, 2017, 09:41:44 am
Malbec is definitely an "afternoon" tipple

Sooner have Sancerre as an afternoon tipple. Malbec's an evening in front of the fire wine - or a thick steal on the Barbie wine.

I've got a bottle of Pouilly Fumé in for me. Bit steelier than a Sancerre.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 15, 2017, 23:17:16 pm
Won the raffle at the primary school disco tonight.
That's Christmas sorted for biscuits and chocolates and pudding :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 18, 2017, 10:46:28 am
Quote from: Bez on December 15, 2017, 16:14:08 pm
Wish I'd seen that.... ;D



They reckon the tremors were felt down your part of the world mate 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 20, 2017, 18:32:59 pm
First of 13 days off today. Off out for a swift half tonight.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 20, 2017, 18:43:43 pm
Last day at work till the new year :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 20, 2017, 20:28:36 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 20, 2017, 18:43:43 pm
Last day at work till the new year :)



Same here! Hurrah!!!  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on December 21, 2017, 10:22:31 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 20, 2017, 20:28:36 pm

Same here! Hurrah!!!  8)


Last day for me today...it will be filled with music and chocolate (nursing the edges of a hangover)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Pricey on December 21, 2017, 12:44:42 pm
Here too , afternoon beers planned in the local with  Spudders , let's be careful out there , we aren't 30 something's anymore
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2017, 22:37:24 pm
Paid off the balance on our holiday to Fuerteventura at Whitsun. Got to get Wendy and Alicia's passports sorted now.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 22, 2017, 14:46:46 pm
Finally finished work until the New Year.
Tine to PAAAAAARRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like the 30 something that I am :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 26, 2017, 12:05:46 pm
Some rational sense in politics for once - Jo Johnson calling time on the regressive left utter nonsense of "no-platforming" and "safe spaces" in Universities.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2017, 12:27:33 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 26, 2017, 12:05:46 pm
Some rational sense in politics for once - Jo Johnson calling time on the regressive left utter nonsense of "no-platforming" and "safe spaces" in Universities.

He'd better watch it, he'll be no-platformed...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 28, 2017, 18:49:16 pm
3 Danforth and Pape T-shirts on there way.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 29, 2017, 09:57:03 am
Quote from: zoony on December 28, 2017, 18:49:16 pm
3 Danforth and Pape T-shirts on there way.



Which ones, Rob?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 29, 2017, 14:38:35 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 29, 2017, 09:57:03 am

Which ones, Rob?



I've had Megadon and Lamneth Valley in blue, and Thailand Express in black mate. They arrived this morning. I've got 6 in total now.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 30, 2017, 03:38:08 am
Quote from: zoony on December 29, 2017, 14:38:35 pm

I've had Megadon and Lamneth Valley in blue, and Thailand Express in black mate. They arrived this morning. I've got 6 in total now.


I'll have to check those out mate; I have "Lerxst" and "Union Of Maples" (the latter worn by Steve Wilson during a gig I believe).

Meanwhile, today's (yesterday's) simple pleasure was an annual, seasonal catch-up with old school friends in some recently established Halifax town centre micro-pubs which seem to be all the rage at the moment.  Enjoyed and indulged accordingly, especially as it's my lie-in tomorrow (today).


And now I'm back home and, lo and behold, there's some Kronenbourg int fridge.  Oh, go on then...


Synch anyone..?  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 11, 2018, 00:48:38 am
First 'Classic Vinyl@The Plough' of 2018 tonight. My discerning audience were treated to Back In Black (headbang) followed by Brothers In Arms (headband)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 12, 2018, 11:55:03 am
Green "jelly babies"

Delicious
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 12, 2018, 13:04:00 pm
Just had a "Whatsapp pocket dial" from Mrs Bez....

As I was speaking to her (whispering from her classromm) she confirmed that it wasn't a pocket dial, it was a "stick it inside my bra" dial...made me chuckle
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 14, 2018, 18:20:11 pm
Long and long overdue chat with a certain Cumbrian who's been known to frequent these parts. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 15, 2018, 17:14:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 14, 2018, 18:20:11 pm
Long and long overdue chat with a certain Cumbrian who's been known to frequent these parts. :)



😁. I will have to catch up with him soon.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 15, 2018, 19:49:50 pm
Watching my son swimming in the county championships over the weekend. He came home with 2 silvers and a bronze medal; 4 pds and 2 club records.
I'm a very proud dad :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 15, 2018, 22:21:48 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on January 15, 2018, 19:49:50 pm
Watching my son swimming in the county championships over the weekend. He came home with 2 silvers and a bronze medal; 4 pds and 2 club records.
I'm a very proud dad :)
I would be too - well done him!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on January 16, 2018, 00:04:05 am
Quote from: pdw1 on January 15, 2018, 19:49:50 pm
Watching my son swimming in the county championships over the weekend. He came home with 2 silvers and a bronze medal; 4 pds and 2 club records.
I'm a very proud dad :)

:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 16, 2018, 18:55:47 pm
Wendy has had a text to say that her and Alicia's passports are on the way. Had to take her for an interview in Birmingham for it yesterday.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 16, 2018, 23:58:51 pm
Pushing a lady's stuck Merc hatchback tonight to get her going again and hence becoming an ephemeral minor celebrity on my village's Facebook page.  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on January 18, 2018, 21:31:13 pm
You social media whore you!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 19, 2018, 11:18:07 am
https://news.sky.com/story/california-torture-parents-plead-not-guilty-11212869

Is that Andy Scott of The Sweet being defended by Rob Halford?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 19, 2018, 12:29:38 pm
Quote from: Jonners on January 19, 2018, 11:18:07 am
https://news.sky.com/story/california-torture-parents-plead-not-guilty-11212869 (https://news.sky.com/story/california-torture-parents-plead-not-guilty-11212869)

Is that Andy Scott of The Sweet being defended by Rob Halford?
;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 19, 2018, 12:59:04 pm
And it looks like Alex Skolnik of Testament has been charged as well!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on January 19, 2018, 13:59:00 pm
Thank god i thought it was Blackie Lawless
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 31, 2018, 19:41:55 pm
Out walking the dog tonight and the shocking weather and cloudy sky cleared for a few minutes just in time for me to witness an ISS flyover for the first time. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 04, 2018, 21:34:25 pm
Don't know if this is a simple pleasure or what really :-\

A few years back I did my family genealogy, but it all came to a grinding halt back in 2010 as I didn't have the time to go trawling through record offices. Then just before Christmas, I got an email from an old School friend, who was very worried because he'd been doing his family tree and comparing it to mine he was disturbed to find we possibly shared a common ancestor, making us 4th cousins. He thought that my family tree must be wrong as it had way too many people in it - I just used to have to much time on my hands - and wondered if I'd taken an Ancestry DNA test as he had, and he wanted to rule out being related to me.
Now, I hadn't had a DNA test as they are too pricy, but I'd had a better than expected Christmas bonus and Ancestry had money off their tests at the time so I did one.
I now have the results and we are related! This will piss him off mightily!!!!! The test says at 5th to 8th cousin level though, which is a bit more remote than thought, but even if I'm wrong on that line of descent, which is on my dad's side, I'm also descended from the same family on my mum's side from a generation further back.
I've just got to think of the best wording to tell him to upset him the most...

FWIW, my ancestry is:

68% Great Britain (Mainly East Mids - as I'd expect)
13% Scandinavian
10% Irish (mainly Connacht - as I'd expect)
5% Iberian
2% Southern Europe
1% Finland/NW Russia
1% Caucasus
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 04, 2018, 23:23:25 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 04, 2018, 21:34:25 pm

I now have the results and we are related! This will piss him off mightily!!!!!
I've just got to think of the best wording to tell him to upset him the most...

We've got every faith in you!  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 08, 2018, 12:06:32 pm
Taking Maple out for a good run up the fields.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 08, 2018, 21:20:01 pm
The BoE warning that interest rates may have to rise sooner than expected because the economy is doing better than they'd predicted. Delightful.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 09, 2018, 00:07:34 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 08, 2018, 21:20:01 pm
The BoE warning that interest rates may have to rise sooner than expected because the economy is doing better than they'd predicted. Delightful.


They're potentially raising rates sooner than forecast to combat potential higher than expected inflation, which, when offset against low  wages growth means we'll all be worse off.

True happiness  :P
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on February 09, 2018, 00:28:16 am
https://youtu.be/5dd-Un22DzA
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 01:38:21 am
Quote from: Bez on February 09, 2018, 00:07:34 am
They're potentially raising rates sooner than forecast to combat potential higher than expected inflation, which, when offset against low  wages growth means we'll all be worse off.

True happiness  :P
I understand standard fiscal policy. Abnormally low interest rates is the sign of a broken economy. Good news that the economy is showing signs of recovery. Might help with huge levels of debt fuelled by 'free money' too.
And, of course, we know the main driver for low wage growth.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 09, 2018, 05:25:11 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 01:38:21 am
And, of course, we know the main driver for low wage growth.



Ooh, I know this one,....its the ever higher demands for greater productivity made by Directors and bean counters at the behest of shareholders, fund managers, stakeholders etc. looking to top up their no doubt already corpulent offshore retirement funds on the backs of already demoralized, unsupported and undervalued staff, increasingly dependent on working anything up to another 20-30 hours per week of underpaid overtime in order to make ends meet whilst suffering the constant low level straffing of brand dimishment, corporate takeover, government intransigence and interference, assest stripping, decapitalizing, financial restructuring, managerial reorganizing, Rationalizations, management thuggery and not forgetting the insistance, as if your very life depended on it, on staff reading every tedious email, and finding your self  trying not to gibber hysterically/vomit/self combust at every farcical, smug, self congratulatory company success sharing story or state of the company address....and perhaps most importantly of all;  the need to genuflect and be ever so thankfull and humble whilst completing the interminable and utterly pointless, time wasting, arse covering, box ticking lists, exercises and processes that are checked, collected, collated and offered up as a sacrifice to the god of productivity.....not forgetting the need to keep a constant self vigilence and an eye in the back of your head in case a once loyal colleague fecks you over and grasses you up for making a minor clerical error or taking a few minutes too long on your 20 minute lunch break. Meanwhile dispicable, misshapen, Dickensian caricutures passing for Local Union Reps sell out the workers in a never ending series of hidden, grubby backroom deals while the threat of imminent mass redundancies hangs heavy in the air like a corpses fart.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 08:04:56 am
Quote from: Bisto on February 09, 2018, 05:25:11 am

Ooh, I know this one,....its the ever higher demands for greater productivity made by Directors and bean counters at the behest of shareholders, fund managers, stakeholders etc. looking to top up their no doubt already corpulent offshore retirement funds on the backs of already demoralized, unsupported and undervalued staff, increasingly dependent on working anything up to another 20-30 hours per week of underpaid overtime in order to make ends meet whilst suffering the constant low level straffing of brand dimishment, corporate takeover, government intransigence and interference, assest stripping, decapitalizing, financial restructuring, managerial reorganizing, Rationalizations, management thuggery and not forgetting the insistance, as if your very life depended on it, on staff reading every tedious email, and finding your self  trying not to gibber hysterically/vomit/self combust at every farcical, smug, self congratulatory company success sharing story or state of the company address....and perhaps most importantly of all;  the need to genuflect and be ever so thankfull and humble whilst completing the interminable and utterly pointless, time wasting, arse covering, box ticking lists, exercises and processes that are checked, collected, collated and offered up as a sacrifice to the god of productivity.....not forgetting the need to keep a constant self vigilence and an eye in the back of your head in case a once loyal colleague fecks you over and grasses you up for making a minor clerical error or taking a few minutes too long on your 20 minute lunch break. Meanwhile dispicable, misshapen, Dickensian caricutures passing for Local Union Reps sell out the workers in a never ending series of hidden, grubby backroom deals while the threat of imminent mass redundancies hangs heavy in the air like a corpses fart.
Not really. Low wages are linked to low productivity. IMO mostly because of incompetent management. The other low wage driver is an oversupply of cheap labour.
Sounds like you may be unhappy in your job, perhaps it's time to move on.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 09, 2018, 08:53:00 am
Quote from: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 01:38:21 am
I understand standard fiscal policy. Abnormally low interest rates is the sign of a broken economy. Good news that the economy is showing signs of recovery. Might help with huge levels of debt fuelled by 'free money' too.
And, of course, we know the main driver for low wage growth.


That may be one interpretation, but the global stock markets don't seem to agree with you....Dow fallen another 4% overnight....

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 09, 2018, 12:20:02 pm
Quote from: Bez on February 09, 2018, 08:53:00 am
That may be one interpretation, but the global stock markets don't seem to agree with you....Dow fallen another 4% overnight....
Two things: Stock markets have been on a run for months, there is always a market correction after such conditions. Also the possibility of increasing interest rates in the US helps to drive markets down on the assumption that investors will place their money in  less volatile investments. In other words, perfectly natural market behaviour.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on February 09, 2018, 22:48:01 pm
Pulling a hair from my ear, the length of which I could headbang with.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 10, 2018, 00:10:45 am
Quote from: Nick on February 09, 2018, 22:48:01 pm
Pulling a hair from my ear, the length of which I could headbang with.
;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 10, 2018, 10:01:18 am
Our team won a general knowledge quiz last night. Very nice carvery buffet as well.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on February 10, 2018, 15:39:19 pm
Quote from: zoony on February 10, 2018, 10:01:18 am
Our team won a general knowledge quiz last night. Very nice carvery buffet as well.

Sounds like your ideal night out Rob  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 13, 2018, 05:21:25 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on February 10, 2018, 15:39:19 pm
Sounds like your ideal night out Rob  ;)



Yes mate 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 19, 2018, 22:04:53 pm
I got engaged at the weekend...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 19, 2018, 22:06:28 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 19, 2018, 22:04:53 pm
I got engaged at the weekend...
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 19, 2018, 22:20:38 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 19, 2018, 22:04:53 pm
I got engaged at the weekend...


Brilliant! Congratulations  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on February 19, 2018, 22:24:16 pm
Great stuff Richard, chuffed for you pal. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 21, 2018, 15:04:27 pm
The weekend starts today for me :)
Being as Mrs S is off work for half-term, I thought I'd have  a few days off and she's spending all day at her mother's. Result :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 03, 2018, 22:39:11 pm
Paul Chowdhry gig tomorrow postponed so I get to make the Temperance Movement gig after all...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 05, 2018, 08:53:24 am
Temperance Movement gig last night - absolutely sensational. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 09, 2018, 18:49:38 pm
Third Scottish Power ombudsman claim in the last year won and a £30 cheque and letter of apology on the way.  Fifth successful ombudsman claim in the last 18 months...got a nice little sideline going here..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on March 09, 2018, 20:33:47 pm
You need it with your gig list.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2018, 22:02:06 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 09, 2018, 18:49:38 pm
Third Scottish Power ombudsman claim in the last year won and a £30 cheque and letter of apology on the way.  Fifth successful ombudsman claim in the last 18 months...got a nice little sideline going here..



Had two favourable ombudsman judgements meself regarding those incomprehensibly inept toss-clowns.


Plus I'm preparing a small claims court...er, small claim.  They are by far the worst company I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with.  Utter cowboys - I hope they go under.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 09, 2018, 22:02:46 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 09, 2018, 20:33:47 pm
You need it with your gig list.



;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 10, 2018, 13:52:11 pm
Quote from: Nick on March 09, 2018, 20:33:47 pm
You need it with your gig list.

;D
In fairness, I have no other interests or hobbies or 3 dimensional friends.  And I work pretty hard too.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 25, 2018, 21:33:28 pm
Spent all weekend officiating and watching my son swim.
It has been very tiring but worth it as he picked up (his first) 3 regional times.
Very proud dad moment.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on March 26, 2018, 00:36:07 am
Well done to him
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 26, 2018, 22:47:43 pm
A fully functioning Boiler, now a new fan's been fitted :)

Might get another five years out of it now...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2018, 05:38:07 am
Moving to a new apartment in April and other things are looking up too :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 28, 2018, 12:25:28 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2018, 05:38:07 am
Moving to a new apartment in April and other things are looking up too :)



Place is full of skyscrapers, you can't do anything but look up.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2018, 15:08:18 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 28, 2018, 12:25:28 pm

Place is full of skyscrapers, you can't do anything but look up.  ;) ;D



My new place has a rooftop and I can see the Empire State Building unobstructed (from Brooklyn, anyway)!  8) ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 29, 2018, 15:39:21 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2018, 05:38:07 am
Moving to a new apartment in April and other things are looking up too :)

:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on March 30, 2018, 00:04:53 am
Speaking of things looking up, the ChezMatt2112 household found itself in a position to book a holiday to the little 'uns motherland of Greece this week.

Now we just have to tell all her Great Aunties and Uncles - who she and I have never met - that we're going for a holiday there to enjoy ourselves and not to visit them...  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on March 30, 2018, 00:10:55 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on March 30, 2018, 00:04:53 am
Speaking of things looking up, the ChezMatt2112 household found itself in a position to book a holiday to the little 'uns motherland of Greece this week.

Now we just have to tell all her Great Aunties and Uncles - who she and I have never met - that we're going for a holiday there to enjoy ourselves and not to visit them...  ::) ;)

You'll be lucky. Expect to put on a couple of pounds too ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on March 30, 2018, 22:33:34 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on March 28, 2018, 15:08:18 pm

My new place has a rooftop and I can see the Empire State Building unobstructed (from Brooklyn, anyway)!  8) ;D


That's really nice. The next thing to do is take a telescope or good pair of binoculars up there and see if you can see your place from there. I tried this from the top floor of One Canada Square years ago and I could just about make out the road just around the corner from my flat in East Dulwich.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on March 30, 2018, 23:08:49 pm
Getting 5 PJ Harvey records from her site yesterday - a flash sale out of nowhere.  They've never been repressed and normally retail at over £200 a piece.

And a couple of signed tour posters as well.

Happy days.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on April 10, 2018, 20:08:03 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 30, 2018, 23:08:49 pm
Getting 5 PJ Harvey records from her site yesterday - a flash sale out of nowhere.  They've never been repressed and normally retail at over £200 a piece.

And a couple of signed tour posters as well.

Happy days.

They've cancelled all but one.  Oversold then apparently.  feckssake.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on April 10, 2018, 20:09:07 pm
Just done 3 laps around the yas marina Abu Dhabi formula 1 track on a racing bike.  Great fun.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 11, 2018, 01:24:37 am
My daughter, Alicia is 13 today 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 14, 2018, 20:20:11 pm
A nice cycle ride out in the Peak District in sunny Spring weather - apart from the cycling bit.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 15, 2018, 09:17:12 am
Having a nice easy day at work after a few beers and a late night quizzing. It's nice to get to the stage in your job where they pay you for what you know, and not what you do 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 21, 2018, 16:45:38 pm
Its my daughter's 16th birthday tomorrow.
Where did that time go?

She has decided all the family is going to Woburn Safari Park to celebrate
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 30, 2018, 17:54:23 pm
Collecting our tickets for our holiday to Fuerteventura on the 23rd may 😊.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2018, 15:09:16 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 30, 2018, 17:54:23 pm
Collecting our tickets for our holiday to Fuerteventura on the 23rd may 😊.



Looking forward to the flight, Rob?  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 02, 2018, 10:03:03 am
One from Saturday....

Bez junior passed his basic training to be a firefighter for Herts Fire & Rescue.

This represents a 13 year journey for Joe, he first applied while still at school.

The last 4 months have been pretty tough with 12 hour days and then working in the evenings to pass tests.

Proud doesn't begin to cover it.

Pics from the passing out parade / event here for those who haven't already been subjected to them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1892393407459762.1073741848.100000673647122&type=1&l=ddf4aacb00

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 02, 2018, 13:23:29 pm
Marvellous stuff, Bez.  :)

Banked my cheque from Scottish Shower this morning; by taking a phone pic of it after opening an app with my fingerprint.  What is this sorcery?!  :o :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on May 02, 2018, 13:48:45 pm
Nice one Bez!  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 02, 2018, 19:05:57 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 02, 2018, 10:03:03 am
One from Saturday....

Bez junior passed his basic training to be a firefighter for Herts Fire & Rescue.

This represents a 13 year journey for Joe, he first applied while still at school.

The last 4 months have been pretty tough with 12 hour days and then working in the evenings to pass tests.

Proud doesn't begin to cover it.

Pics from the passing out parade / event here for those who haven't already been subjected to them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1892393407459762.1073741848.100000673647122&type=1&l=ddf4aacb00 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1892393407459762.1073741848.100000673647122&type=1&l=ddf4aacb00)


Brilliant. Well done to Bez junior. Congratulations to all the Bezs
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 03, 2018, 00:19:10 am
Another well received Classic Vinyl night at the local. Got promoted to the larger function room for this month's presentation of Reggatta de Blanc and Peter Gabriel's So. Thought the small Rega speakers would struggle to fill the space but they did a decent job, Cranked  the sub woofer up a notch for So which  made a very agreeable noise that impressed a few punters. Another excellent night. Might find a pair of trouser-flapping floorstanders on eBay for next month  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 03, 2018, 13:40:32 pm
Nice one Bez. Always great when your kids do good.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 03, 2018, 13:41:30 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 01, 2018, 15:09:16 pm

Looking forward to the flight, Rob?  ;)



I'm trying not to let it get to me mate!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 03, 2018, 22:56:29 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 02, 2018, 10:03:03 am
One from Saturday....

Bez junior passed his basic training to be a firefighter for Herts Fire & Rescue.

This represents a 13 year journey for Joe, he first applied while still at school.

The last 4 months have been pretty tough with 12 hour days and then working in the evenings to pass tests.

Proud doesn't begin to cover it.

Pics from the passing out parade / event here for those who haven't already been subjected to them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1892393407459762.1073741848.100000673647122&type=1&l=ddf4aacb00 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1892393407459762.1073741848.100000673647122&type=1&l=ddf4aacb00)
That's great. We all owe a debt of gratitude to those that opt to pursue a career in the emergency services.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 04, 2018, 10:38:16 am
Quote from: zoony on April 11, 2018, 01:24:37 am
My daughter, Alicia is 13 today 😊.


I can remember when you posted pics when she was born, Rob! That really brings home how quickly the time is going.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 04, 2018, 16:20:02 pm
Quote from: Slim on May 04, 2018, 10:38:16 am
I can remember when you posted pics when she was born, Rob! That really brings home how quickly the time is going.



Yes mate, it's frightening really!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 04, 2018, 16:22:21 pm
Having the old trotters serviced before our holiday. Or put another way, a home visit from the chiropodist. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on May 04, 2018, 19:23:00 pm
Painted toenails will look nice on the beach Rob.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 04, 2018, 23:05:05 pm
The boy's had the sign off on the Downloadable content for the Farming Simulator game.
Can I please exhort you all to go out and but a copy of the game - if you don't already have it - and download the cheapish add-on, as the bot gets a cut of any profits made and it's the only way I can see of him ever getting any income which could make him leave home...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 11, 2018, 19:19:03 pm
I don't want to appear mean-spirited - I'm not that guy, you know that. I won't say what happened because it involves someone else's misfortune, and it's a bit indiscreet. But YESSSSSSS! GET IN!!!!


Best Friday feeling for a long time.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 25, 2018, 01:27:47 am
Just picked up a nice s/h pair of TDL RTL3 floorstander speakers for just £100 off eBay. 220 mile round trip to collect but look in good condition. Hopefully they'll suit the new, larger room for my classic vinyl nights down the pub. Can't wait to give them a blast tomorrow - should be right trouser flappers when cranked up
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 25, 2018, 08:26:08 am
Quote from: DavidL on May 25, 2018, 01:27:47 am
Just picked up a nice s/h pair of TDL RTL3 floorstander speakers for just £100 off eBay. 220 mile round trip to collect but look in good condition. Hopefully they'll suit the new, larger room for my classic vinyl nights down the pub. Can't wait to give them a blast tomorrow - should be right trouser flappers when cranked up


Nice....my first floorstanders were TDL2. I've never had anything as good since...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on May 25, 2018, 11:08:12 am
GDPR day.

Now instead of clients phoning in a blind panic for the last two weeks, they will be phoning in a blind panic for the next few weeks
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 26, 2018, 00:35:08 am
Ireland seemingly deciding at last that it wants to be a modern society. Women will no longer have to travel to the UK or elsewhere when dealing with the traumatic situation of an unwanted pregnancy.



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 26, 2018, 13:42:16 pm
Quote from: döm on May 26, 2018, 00:35:08 am
Ireland seemingly deciding at last that it wants to be a modern society. Women will no longer have to travel to the UK or elsewhere when dealing with the traumatic situation of an unwanted pregnancy.



Yes, good to see the Catholic medievalism of my motherland continue to be eroded.  Long may it continue.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 26, 2018, 14:47:23 pm
Well said Matt! Shame t-n-m-s doesn't have a like function!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 26, 2018, 16:40:22 pm
Quote from: döm on May 26, 2018, 00:35:08 am
Ireland seemingly deciding at last that it wants to be a modern society.

Some of them, yes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 26, 2018, 16:43:11 pm
Tommy Robinson being banged up and Labour heading to lose a million quid on their IdiotFest this summer. And the referendum result in Ireland. It's like Christmas Day!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 26, 2018, 18:42:20 pm
Quote from: döm on May 26, 2018, 00:35:08 am
Ireland seemingly deciding at last that it wants to be a modern society. Women will no longer have to travel to the UK or elsewhere when dealing with the traumatic situation of an unwanted pregnancy.
It is great news :) Ireland moves forward as England takes a step back into its shell.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 26, 2018, 21:46:22 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 26, 2018, 18:42:20 pm
It is great news :) Ireland moves forward as England takes a step back into its shell.

Why? What's England done?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 26, 2018, 23:37:50 pm
Britain, not England is coming out of its shell, despite the best efforts of the little Europeans for wish our country to remain on its knees. Not going to happen.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 27, 2018, 10:58:06 am
Quote from: Slim on May 26, 2018, 23:37:50 pm
Britain, not England is coming out of its shell, despite the best efforts of the little Europeans for wish our country to remain on its knees. Not going to happen.



The way Brexit is going the UK will end up on its belly
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 27, 2018, 11:00:53 am
Quote from: Slim on May 26, 2018, 16:40:22 pm
Some of them, yes.



For every 1 Vote to keep the status quo there were 2 votes for change.


Considerably more decisive than the Brexit vote!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 27, 2018, 14:10:37 pm
More decisive, but on your own terms certainly not "Ireland". Or even the Republic.

Anyway I assume you'll be hoping for a second referendum in a couple of years, so that the voters can change their mind if they want to? We all know how important that is. And of course don't forget, it's only advisory.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 27, 2018, 16:33:51 pm
Quote from: döm on May 27, 2018, 11:00:53 am

For every 1 Vote to keep the status quo there were 2 votes for change.


Considerably more decisive than the Brexit vote!



It doesn't matter how decisive the vote was, we voted OUT.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2018, 17:45:52 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 27, 2018, 16:33:51 pm

It doesn't matter how decisive the vote was, we voted OUT.



You still on holiday in the Eurozone Zoony?  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on May 27, 2018, 20:28:00 pm
Quote from: Slim on May 27, 2018, 14:10:37 pm
More decisive, but on your own terms certainly not "Ireland". Or even the Republic.

Anyway I assume you'll be hoping for a second referendum in a couple of years, so that the voters can change their mind if they want to? We all know how important that is. And of course don't forget, it's only advisory.



True about the advisory and knowing the poor state of Irish politics (matched by the UK) they will make an awful mess of legislation.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 28, 2018, 15:32:25 pm
Quote from: Nick on May 27, 2018, 17:45:52 pm

You still on holiday in the Eurozone Zoony?  ;)



Yes mate, but doing what I want to do, and not being told what to do by a bunch of beaurocrats! 😉
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 28, 2018, 19:31:12 pm
Last night's electrical storm....freee fireworks and no rain...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 28, 2018, 21:21:35 pm
A busy weekend for the family though I have not seen much of them.
My daughter was in Swansea on Saturday for the BBC Biggest weekend and down the front for Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith (You can see her in the crowd on the telly if you closely). Then she bumped into Sam Smith at the Starbucks at the M4 services after the show.Meantime I have been driving my son to Luton every day for the East region swimming championships. He is put in some great swims against some very strong opposition. Very proud of him.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on May 28, 2018, 23:07:11 pm
Fantastic 3 day stint in London with wife and kids;  amazing weather, saw family, great food, stunning Rolling Stones gig.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 28, 2018, 23:10:36 pm
Family trip to the circus.  Was good and the little un really enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 28, 2018, 23:59:43 pm
A restless night for the commissars of the EU caused by political chaos in Italy  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on May 29, 2018, 20:29:24 pm
Arguing with Tommy Robinson supporters. It's the most fun I've had in an age!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 29, 2018, 20:49:36 pm
Ah yes, I've done a bit of that in the last couple of days. But it's pointless ultimately; the far right are every bit as thick and ignorant as the far left. But at least they haven't taken over a mainstream political party yet.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 30, 2018, 11:19:02 am
Yes, been following the TR thing closely (or SY-L, if you must).  So many misconceptions about this case held by his supporters.  I'm also quite surprised at how much this has exercised the far right over the pond, where he also seems to have some kind of cult martyr status.   

Being a passionate and provocative advocate for free speech, and the right to it, is all well and good; however, it's his actions that are problematic on this occasion (and the other occasion for which he originally was given a suspended sentence).  All these protesters are barking up the wrong tree as they think there's some insidious thought crime punishment being administered.  If they calmed down a bit, sat down, and educated themselves about how British justice works then maybe they wouldn't make such fools of themselves.     
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on May 30, 2018, 13:48:17 pm
Why does he used an assumed name - does calling himself Tommy Robinson make him sound more a man of the people than his real name!!??  ;D

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 31, 2018, 00:09:53 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 30, 2018, 11:19:02 am
Yes, been following the TR thing closely (or SY-L, if you must).  So many misconceptions about this case held by his supporters.  I'm also quite surprised at how much this has exercised the far right over the pond, where he also seems to have some kind of cult martyr status.   

Being a passionate and provocative advocate for free speech, and the right to it, is all well and good; however, it's his actions that are problematic on this occasion (and the other occasion for which he originally was given a suspended sentence).  All these protesters are barking up the wrong tree as they think there's some insidious thought crime punishment being administered.  If they calmed down a bit, sat down, and educated themselves about how British justice works then maybe they wouldn't make such fools of themselves.   

I think that he's achieving everything he set out to achieve but clever manipulation of the press and social media...
Let's all hope that he gets a deserved ride "in pokey".
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 01, 2018, 11:51:07 am
My band getting to be main support to Puddle of Mudd on their only UK tour date last night. Best gig of my life!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 01, 2018, 13:16:00 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 01, 2018, 11:51:07 am
My band getting to be main support to Puddle of Mudd on their only UK tour date last night. Best gig of my life!



Excellent stuff, that's definitely one for the CV mate.  :)


In other ongoing news, I've been waiting for Douglas Murray's take on the TR issue and he doesn't disappoint - his article in the National Review is absolutely spot on (https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/tommy-robinson-grooming-gangs-britain-persecutes-journalist/).
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 01, 2018, 13:56:14 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 01, 2018, 11:51:07 am
My band getting to be main support to Puddle of Mudd on their only UK tour date last night. Best gig of my life!

Quote from: Matt2112 on June 01, 2018, 13:16:00 pm
Excellent stuff, that's definitely one for the CV mate.  :)

+1

No doubt things got a bit Blurry by the end of the night, eh Richard?  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 01, 2018, 15:59:31 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 01, 2018, 13:16:00 pm


In other ongoing news, I've been waiting for Douglas Murray's take on the TR issue and he doesn't disappoint - his article in the National Review is absolutely spot on (https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/tommy-robinson-grooming-gangs-britain-persecutes-journalist/).
Yes, I was undecided in my view on TR's arrest but Murray sums up the situation very well. Abhorrent racist or not he keeps highlighting an uncomfortable truth that most in authority would like to sweep under the carpet.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 01, 2018, 23:10:27 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on June 01, 2018, 13:56:14 pm
+1

No doubt things got a bit Blurry by the end of the night, eh Richard?  ;)

Yep, they played for 2 hours and every song sounded the same... ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 03, 2018, 23:02:04 pm
Britain's got Talent.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 04, 2018, 00:40:37 am
Things not getting any better for the EU. Anti-immigration party SDS have secured the largest share of votes in Slovenian election.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 04, 2018, 01:50:23 am
Quote from: döm on June 03, 2018, 23:02:04 pm
Britain's got Talent.



Really were some great gags on that.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 07, 2018, 07:58:06 am
Paul Dacre's retirement. Although the Mail will probably find someone equally as unpleasant.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 07, 2018, 20:55:36 pm
Yesterday's actually! First Classic Vinyl@The Plough with the new speakers. Sounded great and a big thumbs up from the punters. First up was John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers (Beano album) followed by Who's Next.....nice and loud!  ;D
Decided on a poll for next time and result has made me go for Hunky Dory and Pronounced by Skynrd......niiiiice!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 10, 2018, 13:35:54 pm
Getting my stepdaughter's shower working. Had to give it a blowjob to clear an airlock, but it's fine now.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on June 12, 2018, 22:58:24 pm
Reaching another birthday. 53 now.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 12, 2018, 23:20:26 pm
Quote from: zoony on June 12, 2018, 22:58:24 pm
Reaching another birthday. 53 now.
Many happy returns!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 12, 2018, 23:50:39 pm
Quote from: zoony on June 12, 2018, 22:58:24 pm
Reaching another birthday. 53 now.

What about your primary school years? Just kidding!!  ;)


Many happy returns Rob!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 13, 2018, 12:28:29 pm
More reasons to be cheerful in Ireland - Part 3: the abolition of blasphemy is being considered now.  Proud of my Motherland. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 13, 2018, 21:20:14 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 13, 2018, 12:28:29 pm
More reasons to be cheerful in Ireland - Part 3: the abolition of blasphemy is being considered now.  Proud of my Motherland. :)



The hold the Catholic Church has over Ireland is slowly losening. It took far too long.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 00:35:24 am
Quote from: döm on June 13, 2018, 21:20:14 pm

The hold the Catholic Church has over Ireland is slowly losening. It took far too long.



Yep, about 15 years in my case.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 00:36:37 am
Trevor Rabin shook my hand this evening. :o :D ;D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 14, 2018, 13:33:29 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 14, 2018, 00:36:37 am
Trevor Rabin shook my hand this evening. :o :D ;D 8)

Here's hoping the guitar skills transfer the right way!  ;)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 15, 2018, 00:21:29 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on June 14, 2018, 13:33:29 pm
Here's hoping the guitar skills transfer the right way!  ;)



I'll give you that one!!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 16, 2018, 15:31:23 pm
Falling for the temptation of discount code from APF records and buying a few CDs.
Andy was obviously short of beer money this week.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 16, 2018, 23:42:16 pm
Jezfest. For the few, apparently. Not the many.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/jezfest_lolz.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on June 17, 2018, 15:14:25 pm
Finding a couple of rather large, rather disgusting Dragonfly nymphs in my garden pond. Guess that explains where all the pollywogs have gone...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 17, 2018, 17:26:45 pm
Quote from: Slim on June 16, 2018, 23:42:16 pm
Jezfest. For the few, apparently. Not the many.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/jezfest_lolz.jpg)



I'm no fan of Corbyn (especially since his pathetic stance on Brexit) but I think there's a bit of media manipulation going on there. Seen plenty of photos with very large crowds in it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 17, 2018, 19:38:25 pm
Could you share one? And what's a large crowd for a festival?

Brexit is probably the one thing I can't fault him for, at least he's not trying to kick the voters in the teeth.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 17, 2018, 21:00:41 pm
This year's Father's Day card message from my partner's daughter :


" Most stepdads are w@nkers... but you're actually alright! "   ;D


£30 worth of Amazon giftcards says I can't be too bad...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on June 17, 2018, 21:05:12 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on June 17, 2018, 21:00:41 pm
This year's Father's Day card message from my partner's daughter :


" Most stepdads are w@nkers... but you're actually alright! "   ;D


£30 worth of Amazon giftcards says I can't be too bad...

;D


You are alright.  Really nice to catch up on Friday.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 17, 2018, 23:08:07 pm
A nice family weekend after a difficult last 2 weeks.
And my eldest has finished her GCSEs :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 18, 2018, 09:51:41 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on June 17, 2018, 21:05:12 pm
;D

You are alright.  Really nice to catch up on Friday.

Was good to see you and a great show too!


Safe travels this week and enjoy!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 18, 2018, 10:48:27 am
Quote from: Slim on June 17, 2018, 19:38:25 pm
Could you share one? And what's a large crowd for a festival?

Brexit is probably the one thing I can't fault him for, at least he's not trying to kick the voters in the teeth.



(http://startupnewsdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/4D4F859800000578-5851437-image-a-28_1529171960227.jpg)


(http://startupnewsdigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/4D4FCAA600000578-5851437-image-a-56_1529177518560.jpg)


I found it quite interesting that it was a lot easier to find pictures of a relatively empty field which seem to have been taken before the event got going than the ones above.


Didn't quite match the predominant right wing narrative I suppose
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 18, 2018, 13:12:20 pm
That's a crowd of roughly 2,500 people; pathetic for a festival and confirming the predominant narrative that BackwardExtremistFest was a pitiful failure. It's not for nothing that they literally couldn't give the tickets away.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 18, 2018, 14:24:16 pm
Quote from: Slim on June 18, 2018, 13:12:20 pm
That's a crowd of roughly 2,500 people; pathetic for a festival and confirming the predominant narrative that BackwardExtremistFest was a pitiful failure. It's not for nothing that they literally couldn't give the tickets away.



I heard 13,000.  I suppose political events are not as popular as a major rock act coming to town. I'd like to see the kind of audience May, Gove and Rees Mog could attract. Johnson would probably headline for his renowned comedy act.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 18, 2018, 14:28:14 pm
Quote from: Slim on June 18, 2018, 13:12:20 pm
That's a crowd of roughly 2,500 people; pathetic for a festival and confirming the predominant narrative that BackwardExtremistFest was a pitiful failure. It's not for nothing that they literally couldn't give the tickets away.
Unsurprisingly, the CWU failed in their desperate attempt to offload free tickets onto me to swell the numbers  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 18, 2018, 22:30:56 pm
Quote from: DavidL on June 18, 2018, 14:28:14 pm
Unsurprisingly, the CWU failed in their desperate attempt to offload free tickets onto me to swell the numbers  ;D
Should have gone and heckled
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 19, 2018, 15:03:08 pm
Still, could be worse...

https://politicalscrapbook.net/2017/09/too-many-men-and-not-enough-music-tory-glastonbury-founder-admits-festival-is-a-flop/
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 20, 2018, 17:33:46 pm
The irony of a carbon dioxide shortage
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 20, 2018, 17:35:14 pm
The thought of Alex no longer having to catch "the train to Bangkok"
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 20, 2018, 18:29:12 pm
Quote from: DavidL on June 20, 2018, 17:35:14 pm
The thought of Alex no longer having to catch "the train to Bangkok"



Think he's had it legally prescribed for a while?  Way ahead of us on this one is Trudeau.  Just needs to sort out his inane employment gender quota policy.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 21, 2018, 00:59:04 am
Not sure I'm supposed to have three but.......another great vinyl night. Bowie's early art-pop classic, Hunky Dory and Pronounced..... by Skynyrd. Give them good ole boys some decibels and they'd put a smile on anyone's face!  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 26, 2018, 00:53:48 am
Wetherspoon's Tim Martin managing to get leggy fox Emily Maitlis (prrrr) to say "bollocks" on Newsnight. Her skirt was so short tonight...you could almost catch a glimpse of hers.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 27, 2018, 10:58:43 am
Roger Waters at the 3 arena in Dublin last night. Wow!! That man knows how to put on a show!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 27, 2018, 14:09:07 pm
Quote from: döm on June 27, 2018, 10:58:43 am
Roger Waters at the 3 arena in Dublin last night. Wow!! That man knows how to put on a show!
I am looking forward to Hyde Park in 10 days time :)
By the way I have to spare tickets for the Hyde Park gig if anyone is interested.  I'll take any reasonable offer.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on June 27, 2018, 21:24:15 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on June 27, 2018, 14:09:07 pm
I am looking forward to Hyde Park in 10 days time :)
By the way I have to spare tickets for the Hyde Park gig if anyone is interested.  I'll take any reasonable offer.



It was an amazing night. I wouldn't recommend it for any Donald Trump fans though  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2018, 21:01:51 pm
It's a great summer.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on July 10, 2018, 00:24:50 am
Quote from: döm on June 27, 2018, 21:24:15 pm

It was an amazing night. I wouldn't recommend it for any Donald Trump fans though  ;D



I heartily concur on both counts.  8)



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 12, 2018, 21:39:09 pm
Met up with Oz last night while he's in New York on business :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on July 19, 2018, 23:12:39 pm
Brief interview with Wilko on Lard's 6 Music programme earlier. Brilliant anecdotes, and his opinion of the post-Wilko Feelgoods tune Milk and Alcohol.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b94x75
1:14 in, available until mid August.
Also - a bloke throwing balls for what looked like a greyhound on the village green earlier. Never seen an animal move so fast!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on July 20, 2018, 12:47:16 pm
Quote from: Slim on July 19, 2018, 23:12:39 pm
.
Also - a bloke throwing balls for what looked like a greyhound on the village green earlier. Never seen an animal move so fast!

Yes, i was once in a field with a greyhound and was also amazed at their speed,
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 21, 2018, 13:07:36 pm
Looking at pictures of the MP, Penny Mordaunt on Google. I've got a crush on her similar to the one I had on Ruth Kelly years ago 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 21, 2018, 22:12:27 pm
Was at a shooting range today.  First time.  32% success rate, buzzing!  Absolutely brilliant fun. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on July 21, 2018, 22:16:06 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 21, 2018, 22:12:27 pm
Was at a shooting range today.  First time.  32% success rate, buzzing!  Absolutely brilliant fun. :)

What calibre?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 22, 2018, 01:33:26 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 21, 2018, 22:12:27 pm
Was at a shooting range today.  First time.  32% success rate, buzzing!  Absolutely brilliant fun. :)
Put on some Nugent to celebrate  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 22, 2018, 20:57:35 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 21, 2018, 22:12:27 pm
Was at a shooting range today.  First time.  32% success rate, buzzing!  Absolutely brilliant fun. :)



Glad I wasn't in the way of the other 68% then mate 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 22, 2018, 22:31:03 pm
Quote from: Slim on July 21, 2018, 22:16:06 pm
What calibre?



.729"; 12 bore Beretta.  Class piece of kit. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 22, 2018, 22:32:51 pm
Quote from: DavidL on July 22, 2018, 01:33:26 am
Put on some Nugent to celebrate  ;D



Does The Damn Yankees count? ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 22, 2018, 22:35:19 pm
Quote from: zoony on July 22, 2018, 20:57:35 pm

Glad I wasn't in the way of the other 68% then mate 😉.



;D


The rest were mostly near-misses.  :P There's no challenge in shooting humans mate. ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on July 22, 2018, 23:03:49 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 22, 2018, 22:32:51 pm

Does The Damn Yankees count? ;)
Acceptable (but Great White Buffalo would've been perfect)  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 30, 2018, 01:06:28 am
Sunday night's sing-along-a Del Amitri at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom.


Just fabulous they were  8)


Still no room though for 'Don't Come Home Too Soon'.....  :P
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on July 30, 2018, 08:26:41 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on July 30, 2018, 01:06:28 am
Sunday night's sing-along-a Del Amitri at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom.


Just fabulous they were  8)


Still no room though for 'Don't Come Home Too Soon'.....  :P

Glad you enjoyed the show...
DCTS will never be played live  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 30, 2018, 13:39:18 pm
Quote from: Bez on July 30, 2018, 08:26:41 am
Glad you enjoyed the show...
DCTS will never be played live  ;)

;D

What've you been told about dropping your aitches?  :P
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 06, 2018, 08:51:21 am
Bez Junior and g/f are at the airport in Bali, booked on flights to Malaysia now instead of to Lomok Island where the earthquake was yesterday...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on August 07, 2018, 18:58:16 pm
Wee visit to our kitchen showroom today from Susan Boyle..her top lip was scarily hairy
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 08, 2018, 14:21:13 pm
Quote from: Blastzone on August 07, 2018, 18:58:16 pm
Wee visit to our kitchen showroom today from Susan Boyle..her top lip was scarily hairy



Another one of Cowell's has beens. Did you get her number mate? 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on August 08, 2018, 19:14:19 pm
She is coming back in ...time yet
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 08, 2018, 23:56:12 pm
Finished recording all my guitar parts for my band's debut album. Some very sore fingers right now, but very much worth it
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 09, 2018, 09:07:53 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 08, 2018, 23:56:12 pm
Finished recording all my guitar parts for my band's debut album. Some very sore fingers right now, but very much worth it



Which studio are you using mate?  And when's the album out?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 09, 2018, 17:24:24 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 09, 2018, 09:07:53 am

Which studio are you using mate?  And when's the album out?

We're using Prospect Studios up in Bradford (fantastic place, I would highly recommend if you ever want to record anything) and album should be due out around late October/early November
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 09, 2018, 23:48:54 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 09, 2018, 17:24:24 pm
We're using Prospect Studios up in Bradford (fantastic place, I would highly recommend if you ever want to record anything) and album should be due out around late October/early November



Great stuff chap.


Been looking at local-ish studios for a while to record some stuff "properly" (Voltage, Factory St, Loom etc). I've heard of Prospect so I'll investigate further. Cheers. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 10, 2018, 01:32:43 am
https://www.prospectstudios.co.uk/

For my money they're the best studio in our region Matt. I'd steer clear of Voltage as I've always thought their recordings sound really dated right from the off.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on August 10, 2018, 23:27:24 pm
The hilarious news that, after the Gruaniad's pitiful hand-wringing and hissy fit over Boris Johnson's letterbox gag on behalf of the professionally offended, it published a 'dog whistle Islamophobia' piece itself in 2013 - with exactly the same gag.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on August 11, 2018, 18:59:15 pm
Today's little pleasure is on the same theme as yesterday's. The awful revelation that Polly Toynbee sees the lovely burka as a "garment of lurid sexual suggestiveness" and an "instrument of persecution" that transforms its wearer into "an object of defilement too untouchably disgusting to be seen".

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/toynbee_burka.jpg)

If I had a few in my wardrobe I think I'd prefer to be compared to a letterbox, thanks!

Where was the outcry against this horrifying tirade of dog-whistle racism?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 12, 2018, 09:41:19 am
Yes; sack her, shame her, silence her, report her for a "hate crime", put her though "diversity training" etc.

It's the "progressive" way - when it suits, of course.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on August 13, 2018, 13:46:03 pm
Reading that Tickmaster is closing it's secondary ticketing sites Seatwave and Getmein in October.


That just leaves Viagogo of the main tout sites left.......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 13, 2018, 13:54:41 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on August 13, 2018, 13:46:03 pm
Reading that Tickmaster is closing it's secondary ticketing sites Seatwave and Getmein in October.


That just leaves Viagogo of the main tout sites left.......

Used getmein a few times to sell (face value) tickets....much prefer tickets though as you get your dough immediately, albeit PayPal get their grubby paws on some of it in fees...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on August 14, 2018, 16:39:14 pm
After months of searching I've finally landed a new job. Begins on 29th August
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on August 15, 2018, 08:57:28 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 14, 2018, 16:39:14 pm
After months of searching I've finally landed a new job. Begins on 29th August

Congratulations mate! :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 15, 2018, 13:49:16 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 14, 2018, 16:39:14 pm
After months of searching I've finally landed a new job. Begins on 29th August

Good luck!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 22, 2018, 15:05:55 pm
Really looking forward to presenting Hounds Of Love and Bat Out Of Hell at 'Classic Vinyl@The Plough' this evening. Hopefully it will be a good turnout for some good music, a few drinks and with the added bonus of the chance to win a voucher donated by our local independent record store, Rapture of Witney. I will also be conducting a poll to help decide on the albums to feature in the forthcoming months. Candidates are:

LA Woman
Let It Bleed
Innervisions
Vol.4
Solid Air
Machine Head
Dare
Moving Pictures
Never Mind The Bollocks

:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 22, 2018, 22:11:54 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 14, 2018, 16:39:14 pm
After months of searching I've finally landed a new job. Begins on 29th August
Congrats and good luck at the new place
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 23, 2018, 12:12:18 pm
My daughter got her GCSE results today and I am a very proud dad :)
Well done Izzie.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 23, 2018, 13:24:27 pm
Blimey, where did those years go....
:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on August 23, 2018, 14:14:02 pm
Fond memories of picking up my GCSE results in 1988 and achieving 3 passes (B and 2 C's).  My Mum didn't speak to me for a MONTH!

Congrats to your Daughter, Patrick.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on August 23, 2018, 14:15:01 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 23, 2018, 12:12:18 pm
My daughter got her GCSE results today and I am a very proud dad :)
Well done Izzie.



Nice one  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on August 23, 2018, 21:18:17 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 23, 2018, 12:12:18 pm
My daughter got her GCSE results today and I am a very proud dad :)
Well done Izzie.



Cool.😎
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on August 23, 2018, 22:41:26 pm
A kind person brought this to my attention on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNtGoM3FVU
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 24, 2018, 15:35:41 pm
"Salmond 'hanky-panky' upsets Jeanette Krankie"  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 31, 2018, 00:10:51 am
KIng's X announcement that they are heading to the studio :)

About time too ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 01, 2018, 16:58:34 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 31, 2018, 00:10:51 am
KIng's X announcement that they are heading to the studio :)

About time too ;)



Indeed so. :)


As for meself, I'm in Greece for the week, enjoying the hot weather, cloudless skies, beaches, swimming pools, hospitality, lots of "firsts" for the little 'un (she loved her maiden flight, especially the landing) etc etc.  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 02, 2018, 11:24:42 am
http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-09-01Well it made LOL
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 03, 2018, 08:07:21 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 02, 2018, 11:24:42 am
http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-09-01Well (http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-09-01Well) it made LOL

I subscribe (free) to the daily Dilbert. I feel his pain on a regular basis....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 12, 2018, 00:12:02 am
A brilliant night at the theatre.
Saw Height of The Storm which was funny while at the same time very moving.
It is on its way to the west end. If you get the chance it is worth catching.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 14, 2018, 10:12:08 am
Securing three standing tickets for Slash at Hammersmith Odeon in the pre-sale without any hassle - despite there being a maximum of 2 per transaction  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 14, 2018, 21:32:48 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 23, 2018, 12:12:18 pm
My daughter got her GCSE results today and I am a very proud dad :)
Well done Izzie.
We got the remark of the one exam that my daughter did significantly worse in than expect and thanks to the correction of an administrative error her mark has gone from a 6 to an 8. Dead pleased for her but wish the exam boards took their job a bit more seriously.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 14, 2018, 22:45:30 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 14, 2018, 21:32:48 pm
We got the remark of the one exam that my daughter did significantly worse in than expect and thanks to the correction of an administrative error her mark has gone from a 6 to an 8. Dead pleased for her but wish the exam boards took their job a bit more seriously.

She could have just waited a couple of weeks and got an 8 grade from a packet of cornflakes :)

Old Exam Results Good, New Exam Results Bad...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 16, 2018, 11:47:43 am
For yesterday, Cloudbusting performing the songs of Kate Bush (in Falkirk of all places...)


Very, very good; would go see them again.


Dates here. (http://www.cloudbustingkatebushtribute.com/dates.html)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2018, 19:42:15 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 14, 2018, 21:32:48 pm
We got the remark of the one exam that my daughter did significantly worse in than expect and thanks to the correction of an administrative error her mark has gone from a 6 to an 8. Dead pleased for her but wish the exam boards took their job a bit more seriously.



We are in the process of doing the same thing for our youngest's A levels.. fingers crossed, it didn't work for our eldest's.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 17, 2018, 00:26:55 am
Quote from: Nick on September 16, 2018, 19:42:15 pm

We are in the process of doing the same thing for our youngest's A levels.. fingers crossed, it didn't work for our eldest's.
Good luck
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on September 20, 2018, 22:24:57 pm
I follow Mamas Gun guitar virtuoso Terry 'Spiller' Lewis on Instagram, and this evening he brought to the attention of his followers a tune called The Out Of Work Clown from an album called Licensed Premises Lifestyle, by a band called Talc.

Downloaded the album a few minutes later. A concept album about a pub. Released ten years ago apparently. Very Steely Dan-ish, quite glorious.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 22, 2018, 14:40:39 pm
Tits.

Barely seen a bird in the garden - apart from House Sparrows - for weeks, yet this morning I opened the curtains to see a posse of Long Tailed Tits fly up the garden, followed by a mixed flock of Blue/Great/Coal tits.
Better restock the feeders :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 22, 2018, 15:02:58 pm
"Man jobs" completed : changed batterioes in alarm siren (ladder job), fixed home WiFi issues, paid credit card from holiday, completed "transport consultation" for county council proposed changes (2 hours wading through a shite document)
Sky engineer due in next couple of hours to "fix" issues with Sky Q (avoid Sky Q like the plague if you have a choice - addiitonal detail available on request)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on September 22, 2018, 17:09:11 pm
David Davis' speech at Leave Means Leave - extremely statesmanlike and commendably direct.

And to Macron: "If you think you can bully our country, what I would do is recommend you read some history books"  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2018, 14:25:03 pm
Quote from: Slim on September 22, 2018, 17:09:11 pm
David Davis' speech at Leave Means Leave - extremely statesmanlike and commendably direct.

And to Macron: "If you think you can bully our country, what I would do is recommend you read some history books"  ;)



Like it 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on September 24, 2018, 17:32:44 pm
Davis Statesmanlike?..Ha hahahahah. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on September 24, 2018, 21:23:29 pm
Quote from: Slim on September 22, 2018, 17:09:11 pm
David Davis' speech at Leave Means Leave - extremely statesmanlike and commendably direct.

And to Macron: "If you think you can bully our country, what I would do is recommend you read some history books"  ;)



Playing to the home crowd (as was Macton in sll probability), adding nothing to the debate except belligerence. Pointless, both the speech and David Davis in general..
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on September 25, 2018, 14:52:39 pm
Keir Starmer being statesmanlike.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 25, 2018, 21:20:28 pm
Keir Starmer? Statemsnlike??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that's just for his hair!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For his Statemanliness!!!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 26, 2018, 12:55:44 pm
Off to France for a few days with Pudders tomorrow....trolling round battlefields
The downside is that I'll be missing the Ryder cup (schoolboy error on my part) and Eucon (that I was planning on attending this year)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 27, 2018, 14:54:58 pm
Becoming a grandad. My eldest son, Brads fiancee, Maisie gave birth to Ezra Blaine Stevens at 2-58 this morning, weighing in at 8 pounds 10 ounces. We're all over the moon.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on September 27, 2018, 14:58:22 pm
Nice one, Zoon.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on September 27, 2018, 17:47:07 pm
Congratulations Zoony - never to young to get them listening to Rush!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 27, 2018, 18:56:15 pm
Congrats Zoony
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on September 27, 2018, 19:28:57 pm
Great news Zoony!


Rush fans as grandparents! Wouldn't have thought it possible when I started listening to them!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 27, 2018, 21:19:39 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 27, 2018, 14:54:58 pm
Becoming a grandad. My eldest son, Brads fiancee, Maisie gave birth to Ezra Blaine Stevens at 2-58 this morning, weighing in at 8 pounds 10 ounces. We're all over the moon.
Congratulations!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on September 27, 2018, 21:58:28 pm
Finding out that the old Quincy Jones hit Ai No Corrida was written and first recorded by Chaz Jankel of the Blockheads
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 27, 2018, 22:39:24 pm
We've been to see Ezra, our new born grandson tonight. What a lovely contented little boy he is.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 27, 2018, 22:46:17 pm
Congrats Zooners! You old Fecker!!!

Good to know they still use proper weights :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 28, 2018, 01:07:46 am
Congratulations Rob!


Good health and best wishes to all the family  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 28, 2018, 10:35:43 am
Cheers guys 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2018, 01:20:46 am
A bit late as it's now Sunday, but Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.

Who knew Gary Kemp could ROCK so hard?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2018, 01:54:13 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2018, 01:20:46 am
A bit late as it's now Sunday, but Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets.

Who knew Gary Kemp could ROCK so hard?

Indeed, Glasgow's show on Friday night was ace!


Aye, first it was Nick Beggs, now it's Gary Kemp...  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on September 30, 2018, 05:11:21 am
many congrats to Zooners,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on September 30, 2018, 10:50:35 am
Just watched a clip of Rod Liddle having Ian Lavery on toast on Question Time.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 30, 2018, 11:28:13 am
Another great EUCON weekend.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2018, 15:06:57 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2018, 01:54:13 am

Aye, first it was Nick Beggs, now it's Gary Kemp...  ::)

Just heard Duran Duran are reforming as a Gentle Giant tribute act...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on September 30, 2018, 23:28:47 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2018, 15:06:57 pm
Just heard Duran Duran are reforming as a Gentle Giant tribute act...

Seems Le Bon's refusing to cover His Last Voyage  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ali on October 01, 2018, 00:58:53 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2018, 15:06:57 pm
Just heard Duran Duran are reforming as a Gentle Giant tribute act...



Soft Cell to merge with Yes (pick any incarnation you like)....well it was good enough for Buggles! 😁
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 01, 2018, 12:10:27 pm
Quote from: Ali on October 01, 2018, 00:58:53 am

Soft Cell to merge with Yes (pick any incarnation you like)....well it was good enough for Buggles! 😁
Tainted City of Love
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 02, 2018, 17:22:24 pm
Massive applause for Boris at the party conference for his vision to "chuck Chequers". And quite the most honest and statesmanlike performance at conference that I can remember, possibly even since Mrs Thatcher's speech on the Miner's Strike at conference in '84.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 03, 2018, 13:19:42 pm
Last Saturday Cech picked up a thigh injury from a goal kick.  I got the same injury from mis-kicking a ball a few weeks ago and felt a right idiot.  The leg is still in a soft cast but at least I'm in good company and don't feel quite so daft seeing that it could happen to a professional
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 05, 2018, 02:37:50 am
Got pretty close to nailing Living After Midnight on the Karaoke tonight (need a Locket now though)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fuzzy on October 05, 2018, 19:22:06 pm
Getting an email this afternoon confirming that a certain Rush Tribute I work with have got a show in central London next year....on my birthday  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 05, 2018, 22:02:19 pm
Quote from: Fuzzy on October 05, 2018, 19:22:06 pm
Getting an email this afternoon confirming that a certain Rush Tribute I work with have got a show in central London next year....on my birthday  ;D 8)



😎 Where and when?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on October 05, 2018, 23:42:58 pm
Seeing the Angel of the North and the Wllow man of Somerset on the same day.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Fuzzy on October 06, 2018, 14:09:54 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 05, 2018, 22:02:19 pm

😎 Where and when?




June 22nd, 5 mins from Hammy Odeon
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 06, 2018, 15:32:33 pm
Quote from: Nick on October 05, 2018, 23:42:58 pm
Seeing the Angel of the North and the Wllow man of Somerset on the same day.



Always a good sign that you're not far from Devon when you see "The old man of straw" 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 07, 2018, 11:21:17 am
Quote from: Nick on October 05, 2018, 23:42:58 pm
Seeing the Angel of the North and the Wllow man of Somerset on the same day.



Sounds a nice flight.  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 07, 2018, 22:46:50 pm
Watching Dr Who this evening with all the kids including youngest watching her first ever episode.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 07, 2018, 22:56:13 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 07, 2018, 22:46:50 pm
Watching Dr Who this evening with all the kids including youngest watching her first ever episode.

It was very different wasn't it?


She's definitely The Doctor, not 100% convinced by anything else though...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 08, 2018, 10:27:04 am
Quote from: zoony on October 06, 2018, 15:32:33 pm

Always a good sign that you're not far from Devon when you see "The old man of straw" 🙂.


;D

We always look out for him....we call him the "Wicker Man". He's surrounded by an industrial estate these days....

Did you ever see the concrete camels on the RHS, just a couple of miles further down the road. Sadly gone.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on October 08, 2018, 19:41:51 pm
Yes he was once outstanding in a field on his own. He's not in a good state either, needs some money spending..shame as it's a very iconic statue and willow is part of the Somerset levels history.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 11, 2018, 01:21:28 am
Quote from: Bez on October 08, 2018, 10:27:04 am
;D

We always look out for him....we call him the "Wicker Man". He's surrounded by an industrial estate these days....

Did you ever see the concrete camels on the RHS, just a couple of miles further down the road. Sadly gone.



No mate, never noticed any camels.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 11, 2018, 08:19:53 am
Quote from: zoony on October 11, 2018, 01:21:28 am

No mate, never noticed any camels.

There was a giant T-Rex for a few years as well at one point...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 11, 2018, 12:16:00 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 11, 2018, 08:19:53 am
There was a giant T-Rex for a few years as well at one point...



I must have been concentrating on the road intensely mate 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 15, 2018, 20:27:57 pm
Fracking operations have started again in Lancashire - should be a valuable addition to our energy strategy, and a well-deseved kick in the gonads for the Green Party flat earthers and fellow travellers.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 16, 2018, 23:00:17 pm
Quote from: Slim on October 15, 2018, 20:27:57 pm
Fracking operations have started again in Lancashire - should be a valuable addition to our energy strategy, and a well-deseved kick in the gonads for the Green Party flat earthers and fellow travellers.

LOL

Where's the "Like" button :)

I bet most of the anti-fracking mob are paid up members of the whinging about "Thatcher" closing the pits posse. That's the coal mines which have left a legacy of polluted water courses and swarms of unnoticeable earthquakes. There's nowt so blinkered as folk.
.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 18, 2018, 00:31:42 am
Great Classic Vinyl@The Plough tonight. First album Let It Bleed went down well . Next up was Machine Head (at suitable volume). Not a note out of place on that one and it sounded awesome.
Next month: Remain in Light by Talking Heads and..............Moving Pictures  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 21, 2018, 01:37:04 am
U2 at Manc Arena tonight.  Just magnificent as ever.

Was on the floor and for the last third of the show Hass (captainkurtz) and I managed to get about three rows from the main stage in front of The Edge - an easy underarm stone's throw away; we could hear Larry Mullen's cymbals acoustically.  Just fantastic to see them up so close and to witness how much graft they're actually putting into it. And the little nods and smiles to the first few rows.  They truly are a class act.  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 21, 2018, 15:34:01 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 21, 2018, 01:37:04 am
U2 at Manc Arena tonight.  Just magnificent as ever.

Was on the floor and for the last third of the show Hass (captainkurtz) and I managed to get about three rows from the main stage in front of The Edge - an easy underarm stone's throw away; we could hear Larry Mullen's cymbals acoustically.  Just fantastic to see them up so close and to witness how much graft they're actually putting into it. And the little nods and smiles to the first few rows.  They truly are a class act.  8)

You are not the only ones who thought that:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/21/u2-review-manchester-arena-experience-innocence-tour
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 21, 2018, 19:23:34 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 21, 2018, 15:34:01 pm
You are not the only ones who thought that:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/oct/21/u2-review-manchester-arena-experience-innocence-tour



Guardian in reasonable article shocker. ;) :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 26, 2018, 01:03:32 am
Teenage Fanclub playing a small, local theatre  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 26, 2018, 08:56:40 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 16, 2018, 23:00:17 pm
LOL

Where's the "Like" button :)

I bet most of the anti-fracking mob are paid up members of the whinging about "Thatcher" closing the pits posse. That's the coal mines which have left a legacy of polluted water courses and swarms of unnoticeable earthquakes. There's nowt so blinkered as folk.
.


It seems that operations were suspended (may still be) due to a minor earth tremor.... ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 26, 2018, 10:02:13 am
Quote from: Bez on October 26, 2018, 08:56:40 am
It seems that operations were suspended (may still be) due to a minor earth tremor.... ::)



Environmental correctness gone mad  presumably!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 26, 2018, 10:25:40 am
Quote from: döm on October 26, 2018, 10:02:13 am

Environmental correctness gone mad  presumably!



;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 26, 2018, 21:30:41 pm
My bands debut album Turn Around And Face The Sun has been released today and it's already had over 500 listens on Spotify
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 26, 2018, 23:14:02 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 26, 2018, 08:56:40 am
It seems that operations were suspended (may still be) due to a minor earth tremor.... ::)

Very Minor. Magnitude 0.8.

Ollerton, not too far from me - in easy cycling distance - is at the centre of a seismic activity zone. Frequently up to magnitude 2. Being as earthquake magnitudes are a logarithmic scale, this is appreciably larger than anything near Quadrilla's fracking site.

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_events/ollerton_earthquakes.html

Move along, nothing to see - or feel - here.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 27, 2018, 19:47:51 pm
The cloud-filtered rays of the setting sun highlighting the folds of the Derbyshire hills. Apart from the wind, a great day to be up on the tops on your bike.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on October 28, 2018, 19:11:23 pm
Went on a race circuit driving experience today and got to drive an Aston Martin Vantage. Absolutely beautiful car!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 26, 2018, 23:14:02 pm
Very Minor. Magnitude 0.8.

Ollerton, not too far from me - in easy cycling distance - is at the centre of a seismic activity zone. Frequently up to magnitude 2. Being as earthquake magnitudes are a logarithmic scale, this is appreciably larger than anything near Quadrilla's fracking site.

http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_events/ollerton_earthquakes.html (http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/earthquakes/recent_events/ollerton_earthquakes.html)

Move along, nothing to see - or feel - here.



Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.
In my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 30, 2018, 11:38:06 am
Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.
In my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.
You can't frac without, ahem.........fracturing rock. Seismic activity is inevitable.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 30, 2018, 21:38:11 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.

I see DavidL has already said what I was going to, but fracturing rock creates quakes. The trouble is the general public (unwashed and uneducated to a man - and woman) equate earthquakes with DISASTER whereas it has to be about magnitude 2 - over ten times stronger - before you can feel it, and then you have to be directly over it. I've felt a magnitude 5 earthquake - 10,000 times stronger than these fracking ones - it made some cupboards rattle
QuoteIn my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.

Ah yes, solar power in the land of no sun :);)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 30, 2018, 22:24:01 pm
I'm thinking of starting a Gofundme company supplying alternative renewable energy through a thermal/bullshit power farm...powered mostly by political hot air.....

Supply your own joke/snide comment here: .............
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 30, 2018, 23:12:27 pm
Quote from: Bisto on October 30, 2018, 22:24:01 pm
I'm thinking of starting a Gofundme company supplying alternative renewable energy through a thermal/bullshit power farm...powered mostly by political hit air.....

Supply your own joke/snide comment here:[size=78%] .............[/size]



Sounds a lot more dangerous than fracking !
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 30, 2018, 23:48:57 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on October 30, 2018, 09:24:18 am

Surely the question should be, before they starting fracking how many earthquakes were recorded in the area vs after they started - looking at the link you posted in the last 100 days of the last 31 recorded earthquakes 29 were in Blackpool the first one just days after fracking started. Between end of 25 July and 12 October there were no recorded earthquakes in that area - so the correlation of fracking and seismic activity is quite strong I would say.
In my opinion there are better ways at sourcing energy for this country other than fracking - more investment in Solar is particularly needed along with wind and wave / hydro electric power.

That's something of a false dichotomy - it's not either / or.  Solar and wind power alone aren't going to provide our energy needs. I'm not sure they could do that if the entire landscape was covered in solar panels with wind turbines poking up out of the spaces inbetween them.
I'm not too bothered about minor earth tremors either - we were never this risk averse when digging coal out of the ground.
But today's simple pleasures have little or nothing to do with fracking.
The first is that Commons officials have confirmed that MPs do not have legal veto over a no-deal Brexit. Our MPs can reject whatever deal Theresa comes back with, as I hope and expect they will. Then one of two things will happen. The EU will try a bit harder to compromise, or we will leave the EU, cleanly and elegantly, without a deal. What won't happen is that Parliament will force the people to remain prisoners of the EU, against the better judgement they expressed in June 2016.

Or they will accept Theresa's deal.
But either way, we are out of that turdwipe European superstate project on March 29th. It's a belter, isn't it?
The other simple pleasure is that I took an exam for a professional certification I've been studying for for a while, and I passed it. All about Cloud infrastructure architecture. Fascinating stuff.

Not a bad day.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 31, 2018, 01:32:42 am
Can't see how a no deal brexit will be clean or elegant. The opposite is much closer to the truth. Not to mention hugely damaging for the vast majority.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on November 01, 2018, 09:27:45 am
Quote from: Slim on October 30, 2018, 23:48:57 pm

The other simple pleasure is that I took an exam for a professional certification I've been studying for for a while, and I passed it. All about Cloud infrastructure architecture. Fascinating stuff.

Not a bad day.



Congratulations! 8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 01, 2018, 13:40:36 pm
Quote from: döm on October 31, 2018, 01:32:42 am
Can't see how a no deal brexit will be clean or elegant. The opposite is much closer to the truth. Not to mention hugely damaging for the vast majority.



There's already a thread for you to spout your Brexit shit in Dom. Please don't spoil this one as well mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on November 01, 2018, 16:58:58 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 01, 2018, 13:40:36 pm

There's already a thread for you to spout your Brexit shit in Dom. Please don't spoil this one as well mate.



I responded to another post about the topic in this thread.



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 01, 2018, 23:02:21 pm
Quality time with my 5 week old grandson.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 02, 2018, 21:05:35 pm
Only saw this today.
These guys are my heroes.
Ageing metalheads escape care home for moshing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45087070



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 07, 2018, 23:22:35 pm
Today is 90125 35 :)

And apparently Asia Bibi has been flown out of Pakistan and into this century.

Two very different reasons for celebration.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 08, 2018, 01:42:17 am
King Crimson being even better than last night. Stunning.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 09, 2018, 01:29:24 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 08, 2018, 01:42:17 am
King Crimson being even better than last night. Stunning.

Much changes to the set Nick?


Got Glasgow on Monday and fighting the temptation for Edinburgh on Tuesday...  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on November 09, 2018, 01:35:08 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 07, 2018, 23:22:35 pm
Today is 90125 35 :)

Still a wonderful album. When I started buying CDs the following year, it was my very first  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 10, 2018, 00:57:04 am
An impromptu  meet up with Baldie Pete, Captain Ron and Muppet at Riverside tonight :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 11, 2018, 21:08:19 pm
Being able to pay my due respects to all those that served and continue to serve. The town of Witney did them proud.
We shall never forget them.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 12, 2018, 00:45:12 am
A weekend of Riverside. :)

It was also nice to come across what must have been the City of London Remembrance celebration outside the Royal Exchange. I'd avoided the Westminster area to avoid crowds, but this was nice and low key. There was some absolutely shocking marching going on though.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Ricky4001 on November 14, 2018, 11:12:14 am
A bit late with this one, Sunday 11th, my eldest daughter got to lay the wreath for her division at the St John Ambulance Remembrance Service
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 15, 2018, 00:15:09 am
Moving Pictures sounded awesome and went down a storm at tonight's Classic Vinyl@The Plough. Unfortunately the first album, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, went down like a cup of cold sick!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on November 15, 2018, 01:01:51 am
Remain in Light is fecking amazing...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 15, 2018, 01:58:01 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 15, 2018, 01:01:51 am
Remain in Light is fecking amazing...
Not to the assembled hoary, old rock fans, it isn't  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 15, 2018, 13:57:43 pm
I agree with Kurtzy.
So what happens at these pub vinyl sessions? Does everyone sit down in a reverential hush to listen to every note or do they just stand around drinking and chatting with the music in the background?
And why vinyl and not CD?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on November 18, 2018, 18:32:46 pm
A fine day yesterday,in Edinburgh with Baldie Pete ,Pricey and some of his Wigan mates .Alcohol,grub and the rugby . A few tender heads today but a belter of a get together
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 03, 2018, 17:11:23 pm
Off to see Muse at the Albert Hall tonight.
Front row of the circle seats so should get a good view.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 08, 2018, 10:20:12 am
The thoughtfulness of the Paris protesters who, despite their anger, have not forgotten to keep their safety and that of the city's motorists uppermost in their minds - well done them
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 08, 2018, 10:26:24 am
Magpie Salute gig last night. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on December 09, 2018, 23:40:13 pm
Passed my final probation at work with flying colours and am officially full time again.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 10, 2018, 19:12:17 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 09, 2018, 23:40:13 pm
Passed my final probation at work with flying colours and am officially full time again.
Well done Richard  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 10, 2018, 20:54:47 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 09, 2018, 23:40:13 pm
Passed my final probation at work with flying colours and am officially full time again.



Good stuff, Richard.  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on December 10, 2018, 23:15:26 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on December 09, 2018, 23:40:13 pm
Passed my final probation at work with flying colours and am officially full time again.



Congrats 🙂
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 12, 2018, 01:59:42 am
My vinyl front end continues to astound with latest improvements. Purchased a new Acoustic Signature TA- 1000 12" tonearm a couple of weeks ago and I've now fitted an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge to it. It's hard to understand how vinyl can sound so quiet! Will probably take a few weeks to run-in but already I'm experiencing the pleasure of hearing more detail from LPs that I thought I knew intimately.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 12, 2018, 07:44:27 am
Quote from: DavidL on December 12, 2018, 01:59:42 am
My vinyl front end continues to astound with latest improvements. Purchased a new Acoustic Signature TA- 1000 12" tonearm a couple of weeks ago and I've now fitted an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge to it. It's hard to understand how vinyl can sound so quiet! Will probably take a few weeks to run-in but already I'm experiencing the pleasure of hearing more detail from LPs that I thought I knew intimately.

What turntable do you have?


Ive an RP3 but in 2020 I'm planning a major upgrade of everything - thinking of an RP10 but haven't really looked properly into things yet...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on December 12, 2018, 15:00:32 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 12, 2018, 07:44:27 am
What turntable do you have?


Ive an RP3 but in 2020 I'm planning a major upgrade of everything - thinking of an RP10 but haven't really looked properly into things yet...
You won't find another like this! It's my own design based on a Rega sub-platter and bearing. Platter and plinth are CNC-machined granite. The motor and control are Origin Live Ultra. The motor housing and armboard are custom made to my design. Very heavy and nice low noise-floor. I get a nice warm glow when I sit and listen to the glorious sound it produces! BTW, I christened it 'The Syrinx MK1'  ;D (struggled to get decent pics)
(http://i68.tinypic.com/f4qpeg.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2rxe9gw.jpg)

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on December 12, 2018, 16:59:06 pm
Quote from: DavidL on December 12, 2018, 01:59:42 am
My vinyl front end continues to astound with latest improvements. Purchased a new Acoustic Signature TA- 1000 12" tonearm a couple of weeks ago and I've now fitted an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze cartridge to it. It's hard to understand how vinyl can sound so quiet! Will probably take a few weeks to run-in but already I'm experiencing the pleasure of hearing more detail from LPs that I thought I knew intimately.

You could always upgrade to CD, assuming there's a decently mastered version of the records you like.
Today's simple pleasure is the news from Westminster. I'm hoping for even more simple pleasure this evening.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 14, 2018, 15:41:33 pm
Looking forward to our family meal out tonight, 25 of us. 3 course meal and a disco.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Phil on December 14, 2018, 15:45:53 pm

P.O.E.T.S
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 15, 2018, 19:47:58 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 14, 2018, 15:41:33 pm
Looking forward to our family meal out tonight, 25 of us. 3 course meal and a disco.



4 desserts 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 10:31:54 am
Yesterday was my last day at work for the year.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 21, 2018, 12:01:30 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 10:31:54 am
Yesterday was my last day at work for the year.



Same here mate, and not back til the 3rd of Jan.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 21, 2018, 12:32:04 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on December 21, 2018, 10:31:54 am
Yesterday was my last day at work for the year.



Today is mine.  It's a good feeling.  I love Chrimbo, me.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: colinbrown69 on December 22, 2018, 01:34:53 am
In tomorrow, Saturday, out on the piss at about 8pm then off until Friday, not bad, but then 5 in a row,

cheers, Colin
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 22, 2018, 10:04:50 am
Sheer good luck and a little bit of slyness and I managed to get 2 deluxe signed copies of the new Kate Bush book....one of which makes a perfect Christmas Eve birthday present for my best mate...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 25, 2018, 14:14:33 pm
The utterly ludicrous amount of presents bought for my little un.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on December 25, 2018, 17:17:05 pm
Italian family Christmas feast...the food....😲🤤😋😊
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 25, 2018, 19:16:56 pm
Some lovely grandson related presents.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 25, 2018, 20:27:47 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 25, 2018, 17:17:05 pm
Italian family Christmas feast...the food....😲🤤😋😊



Yes!  Same, but Greek.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 25, 2018, 23:03:55 pm
Proper English Christmas feast.  Stamps foreign muck into the festering ground :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on December 26, 2018, 00:23:09 am
Managed to get Mum to my house for Christmas dinner.  Hospital appointments aside, I think that the third time she's left her house in 2018. 
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on December 26, 2018, 10:09:11 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 25, 2018, 23:03:55 pm
Proper English Christmas feast.  Stamps foreign muck into the festering ground :)





All bona fide seasonal English ingredients I take it then....Mr. Michelin Star Experience?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 26, 2018, 10:09:30 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on December 26, 2018, 00:23:09 am
Managed to get Mum to my house for Christmas dinner.  Hospital appointments aside, I think that the third time she's left her house in 2018.



Nice one mate 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2018, 12:33:30 pm
Quote from: Bisto on December 26, 2018, 10:09:11 am



All bona fide seasonal English ingredients I take it then....Mr. Michelin Star Experience?

Of course.
English Turkey
English Brussels Sprouts
English Cranberry Sauce
Good English Spices and dried fruits in the Christmas pudding
Good English wines from California
Good English Port from Portugal

The English, the most open-minded, cosmopolitan, accepting and outward looking people in the world.

HOORAH FOR ST. GEORGE!!!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 26, 2018, 17:04:04 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 26, 2018, 12:33:30 pm
Of course.
English Turkey
English Brussels Sprouts
English Cranberry Sauce
Good English Spices and dried fruits in the Christmas pudding
Good English wines from California
Good English Port from Portugal

The English, the most open-minded, cosmopolitan, accepting and outward looking people in the world.

HOORAH FOR ST. GEORGE!!!!!



St George, Turkey-baste patron Saint of Greece.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on December 29, 2018, 11:42:21 am
Sir John Redwood.

Overdue recognition for the man who took a brave stand against John Major's sick Europhilia in the '90s - and if the party had been wise enough to elect him as leader, we wouldn't be in the mess we're having to extricate ourselves from in the present day.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/752484207021129728/wKk5lnls_400x400.jpg)

Delighted.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on December 29, 2018, 12:01:06 pm
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police made me laugh talking about the Gatwick shutdown last week...


"Some of the drone sightings may have been police drones looking for other drones"
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on December 31, 2018, 11:12:28 am
Quote from: Slim on December 29, 2018, 11:42:21 am
Sir John Redwood.

Overdue recognition for the man who took a brave stand against John Major's sick Europhilia in the '90s - and if the party had been wise enough to elect him as leader, we wouldn't be in the mess we're having to extricate ourselves from in the present day.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/752484207021129728/wKk5lnls_400x400.jpg)

Delighted.


Sir Jon Redwood, MP, member of the privy council and the Chief Global Strategist for  Independently-Owned Private Client Investment Management Firm, Charles Stanley, who advocated for a hard BREXIT under *WTO rules  but also advised investors to pull their money out of UK and invest in other markets....
*You know, the WTO rules where Britain is classified as a "Third country" and has to pay Tariffs that will kill our exports, increase our balance of payments deficit, decrease our tax revenue, cost jobs, create higher unemployment, lead to an increased burdon and dependency on the welfare system...etc...oh sorry, did I make it too political?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 31, 2018, 16:06:36 pm
There's something of the knight about him.

;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2018, 17:45:00 pm
Being visited by good friends, and Brad brought Ezra round to meet them.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 14, 2019, 01:07:38 am
A weekend in Sheffield
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on January 14, 2019, 23:45:50 pm
An excellent gig by Bravado at the Robin2 last night, and my daughter, Alicia came along with me as well, and enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2019, 00:19:50 am
Quote from: pdw1 on January 14, 2019, 01:07:38 am
A weekend in Sheffield

Does not compute.


Best thing about Sheffield is the A61 out of it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 15, 2019, 01:06:55 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2019, 00:19:50 am
Does not compute.


Best thing about Sheffield is the A61 out of it.
I only got to see the Ponds Forge swimming pool
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on January 15, 2019, 01:28:38 am
I like Sheffield. Spent a bit of time there in 2003/2004 when I had a girlfriend who lived there. Not that long after I joined up at TNMS, now I think about it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on January 15, 2019, 07:59:43 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2019, 00:19:50 am
Does not compute.


Best thing about Sheffield is the A61 out of it.
Daft Leotard and........The Human League?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on January 15, 2019, 09:00:35 am
Quote from: Slim on January 15, 2019, 01:28:38 am
I like Sheffield. Spent a bit of time there in 2003/2004 when I had a girlfriend who lived there. Not that long after I joined up at TNMS, now I think about it.



You joined in 2002 James  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on January 15, 2019, 09:05:40 am
Sheffield is alright; LEEDS is better.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 15, 2019, 22:50:44 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on January 15, 2019, 09:05:40 am
Sheffield is alright; LEEDS is better.

No. Sheffield's a dump, but at least it knows it's a dump. Leeds is a dump which thinks it isn't.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Analog RH on January 18, 2019, 09:20:03 am
I only work 4 days a week now, Monday to Thursday, as my record label is making a few quid. Every Friday is a simple pleasure these days.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on January 18, 2019, 09:22:42 am
Quote from: Analog RH on January 18, 2019, 09:20:03 am
I only work 4 days a week now, Monday to Thursday, as my record label is making a few quid. Every Friday is a simple pleasure these days.



Nice  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on January 18, 2019, 21:18:58 pm
Quote from: Analog RH on January 18, 2019, 09:20:03 am
I only work 4 days a week now, Monday to Thursday, as my record label is making a few quid. Every Friday is a simple pleasure these days.
So you are now but of the music industry ripping off young bands  >:(

;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Gary L. Grape on January 21, 2019, 14:10:47 pm
This has got to be the most I've posted on here in three years...or even longer!  :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on January 23, 2019, 22:47:27 pm
Well, it made me smile...
In my latest batch of distant DNA cousins on Ancestry, one Neil Pert popped up today.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Jonners on January 31, 2019, 11:39:48 am
the My Dad Wrote a Porno Podcasts
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on February 01, 2019, 22:42:30 pm
The phonetic alphabet is a funny thing. More bizarre is the words your brain will put to the front of the que when you can't remember the phonetic alphabet. Today I was talking to a customer who's postcode ended in a U. I tried to phonetically repeat that to her and when I got to U all the words in the English language that begin with the letter U left my brain and the word I used for U to my customer was uterus 🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 02, 2019, 00:04:09 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on February 01, 2019, 22:42:30 pm
The phonetic alphabet is a funny thing. More bizarre is the words your brain will put to the front of the que when you can't remember the phonetic alphabet. Today I was talking to a customer who's postcode ended in a U. I tried to phonetically repeat that to her and when I got to U all the words in the English language that begin with the letter U left my brain and the word I used for U to my customer was uterus 🤣🤣🤣
:-[ ;D ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on February 05, 2019, 09:13:10 am
Positive news of the day - HMV appear to have been saved by Canadian firm Sunrise Records. On the downside looks like 27 un-profitable stores are set to close with the loss of circa 455 jobs. Not good news for those being made redundant but clearly far better news than the whole chain going.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 06, 2019, 00:27:44 am
Evening at the O2 arena watching my youngest sing along with 8800 other kids in the Young Voices choir.
Great fun and guest appearance by Tony Hadley who still has a great set of pipes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 06, 2019, 00:40:49 am
Quote from: pdw1 on February 06, 2019, 00:27:44 am
Evening at the O2 arena watching my youngest sing along with 8800 other kids in the Young Voices choir.
Great fun and guest appearance by Tony Hadley who still has a great set of pipes.


Mrs B's school did that last week....she said it was excellent 9including Tony H)

Did you have the soul singer as well? Mrs B couldn't remember who it was but said she was excellent
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 06, 2019, 09:33:45 am
Sharlene Hector of Basement Jaxx?
Yes she was fantastic.

Beau Dermott on the other hand was very bland.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 06, 2019, 12:42:28 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on February 06, 2019, 09:33:45 am
Sharlene Hector of Basement Jaxx?
Yes she was fantastic.

Beau Dermott on the other hand was very bland.


I'll check with her....sounds plausible....

Was the other fella from X Factor?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 10, 2019, 22:03:40 pm
Finally got a decent turntable, cartridge, amp, cd player and speakers. Vinyl Sounds pretty good considering all I did was unbox it all, connect it all together and haven't got any speaker stands; plus I haven't a clue how to set it up properly; hopefully Beardy will take pity on me at some point and fine tune it. Can't remember the last time I could sit on my own in a room and play an album...must be almost 40 years :o


.....bliss! 😊
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on February 10, 2019, 22:27:09 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 10, 2019, 22:03:40 pm
Finally got a decent turntable, cartridge, amp, cd player and speakers. Vinyl Sounds pretty good considering all I did was unbox it all, connect it all together and haven't got any speaker stands; plus I haven't a clue how to set it up properly; hopefully Beardy will take pity on me at some point and fine tune it. Can't remember the last time I could sit on my own in a room and play an album...must be almost 40 years :o


.....bliss! 😊



Congratulations; one of life's big pleasures.



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 11, 2019, 00:14:19 am
Quote from: rufus the dawg on February 10, 2019, 22:27:09 pm

Congratulations; one of life's big pleasures.



Cheers! It's been such a pleasure this evening...played John Martin Solid Air, Little Feat Waiting for Columbus, The Who Live at Leeds deluxe all half speed mastered.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on February 11, 2019, 00:15:06 am
Quote from: Bisto on February 10, 2019, 22:03:40 pm
Finally got a decent turntable, cartridge, amp, cd player and speakers. Vinyl Sounds pretty good considering all I did was unbox it all, connect it all together and haven't got any speaker stands; plus I haven't a clue how to set it up properly; hopefully Beardy will take pity on me at some point and fine tune it. Can't remember the last time I could sit on my own in a room and play an album...must be almost 40 years :o


.....bliss! 😊

Nice, I remember the gleam in your eye when we spoke about this at the LVS gig a few months back....

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 11, 2019, 00:18:28 am
Quote from: Bez on February 11, 2019, 00:15:06 am
Nice, I remember the gleam in your eye when we spoke about this at the LVS gig a few months back....

Enjoy!



I am thanks mate! 😎...its having the space and time as well as the peace and quiet to indulge and immerse myself in it...I think I might become a recluse for a while.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 11, 2019, 00:24:05 am
...I'm also realising that it's going to cost me a fortune in vinyl now😬🤑
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 12, 2019, 00:31:40 am
Quote from: Bisto on February 10, 2019, 22:03:40 pm
Finally got a decent turntable, cartridge, amp, cd player and speakers.

And what are they? Steve Hoffman needs to know...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 15, 2019, 16:04:02 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 12, 2019, 00:31:40 am
And what are they? Steve Hoffman needs to know...



They aren't in that league  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 15, 2019, 16:14:41 pm
I don't suppose such a topic would merit it's own thread but I am becoming more intrigued about the whole ''which is the best pressing' phenomenon, which I only became aware of as a thing in very recent times.


Luckily for (long suffering) TNMS members I don't have the kind of income to justify becoming an Audiophile snob but if my lotto numbers ever do come up I think there would be a very real danger of that happening....and if it did, I'd be completely insufferable.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 15, 2019, 17:21:04 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 15, 2019, 16:14:41 pm
I don't suppose such a topic would merit it's own thread but I am becoming more intrigued about the whole ''which is the best pressing' phenomenon, which I only became aware of as a thing in very recent times.


Luckily for (long suffering) TNMS members I don't have the kind of income to justify becoming an Audiophile snob but if my lotto numbers ever do come up I think there would be a very real danger of that happening....and if it did, I'd be completely insufferable.
As NickSlik2112 alluded to, Steve Hoffmann forum is where it's at for that sort of thing. I recently bought the Friday Music pressing of Leftoverture by Kansas on the strength of what I read about it there but it was a huge disappointment. Dished like a soupbowl. I exchanged it for a Music On Vinyl version that, although not a gatefold cover, was pretty good in terms of pressing quality. It is a bit of a minefield as the 'best' is very subjective. Having said that, you can sometimes find that people on there have performed analysis to determine dynamic range etc. Personally, I quite like the idea of original releases in as close to 'mint' as I can find. Discogs is great for finding info on different releases.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 15, 2019, 21:03:50 pm
Quote from: DavidL on February 15, 2019, 17:21:04 pm
As NickSlik2112 alluded to, Steve Hoffmann forum is where it's at for that sort of thing. I recently bought the Friday Music pressing of Leftoverture by Kansas on the strength of what I read about it there but it was a huge disappointment. Dished like a soupbowl. I exchanged it for a Music On Vinyl version that, although not a gatefold cover, was pretty good in terms of pressing quality. It is a bit of a minefield as the 'best' is very subjective. Having said that, you can sometimes find that people on there have performed analysis to determine dynamic range etc. Personally, I quite like the idea of original releases in as close to 'mint' as I can find. Discogs is great for finding info on different releases.



Yeah I've lurked on the SH forum for a couple of years but I've nothing to contribute. I've used Discogs a few times and generally had good results
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 15, 2019, 23:06:20 pm
Quote from: Bisto on February 15, 2019, 16:04:02 pm

They aren't in that league  ;D

But, you can't give an opinion on how things sound until you post what gear you're using. Steve Hoffman forums say so...


I mainly just lurk over there, bur enjoy the GRRR Black and Death Metal thread.


I have a Rega RP6 record player
A Rega something beginning with E amp
A Technics CD player and a TEAC Cassette deck.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on February 15, 2019, 23:46:47 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 15, 2019, 23:06:20 pm
But, you can't give an opinion on how things sound until you post what gear you're using. Steve Hoffman forums say so...


I mainly just lurk over there, bur enjoy the GRRR Black and Death Metal thread.


I have a Rega RP6 record player
A Rega something beginning with E amp
A Technics CD player and a TEAC Cassette deck.



I hang around the steve hoffman forums also, trying to find the right pressing of cds, there is a very long one about King Crimson,


https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/getting-to-the-bottom-of-king-crimson-on-cd.127721/

Often the original pressings are better than the remasters.

Marantz cd 17 ki sig mk2 cd
Naim 202 PreAmp
Naim 200 Amp
Naim Allae speakers
I want to eventually get a power supply maybe a Teddycap.


and


Marantz cd63 KI sig cd
Yaqin  mc100b with Brimar valves
Ruark prologue one speakers
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on February 16, 2019, 12:18:17 pm
This is actually a big deal for me; I've been dreaming of getting a decent system for a very long time :-X  but never had the werewithal or the personal circumstances to turn that dream into a reality; finally I now have both. I've spent hundreds of hours researching on the web but in the end I just walked into my nearest Richer Sounds, told them my budget and asked what deals they had on, this is what I eventually ended up with; I was also given an overall 20% discount and I'm happy with the results. :)

Project 9 turntable
Ortofan Black Quintet MC cartridge
Arcam Rphono phono stage
Roksan K3 Integrated Amp
Roksan K3 CD player
KEF Q350 speakers
Chord interconnects and speaker cables

At some point I will most likely upgrade the interconnects and cables and possibly add a music streamer and headphone amp. I love the look and idea of tube amps but not sure if they're really worth the investment.


Dan Shooter (aka Beardy) very kindly gifted me a spare pair of Mission 3 way, floor standing speakers and, after a fair bit of faffing, fine tuned the tone arm for me...,


for a technophobe such as myself, concepts such as micro electrical current signal boosters, measurements in Neutons, forces of magnetism and counterbalance and terms like Azimuth and antiskate, in the setting up a hifi rig seems to be almost a dark art better suited to the knowledge of a wizard than someone who sometimes struggles following flat pack furniture instructions,... the sight of Beardy, (who had, tragically, only a few days earlier set his beard on fire in an Alchemical accident), consulting, with furrowed brow, the set up manual, as if it were some ancient Arcane manuscripti; incanting the instructions and experimenting with several different numbered counterweights and settings, then retreating to the armchair and pondering the instructions whilst sipping from a bottle of Old Crafty (Hen) from the Greene King Brewery, very much reminded me of Gandalf attempting to find the right spell to open the Elven and Dwarvish crafted Doors of Durin at the Western entrance of the Mountains of Moria and gain access into the hidden underground realm of Kazad-dûm. After a few initially unsuccessful attempts, the eventual solution turned out to be, a likewise, similarly simple and straight forward affair.

Happily the many tentacled Watcher in the water had already been bound and banished by a powerful spell cast by the divorce courts, and therefore could not ruin the event or the music, feasting, and quaffing of strong Ale that followed.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on February 20, 2019, 15:56:45 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 15, 2019, 23:06:20 pm
But, you can't give an opinion on how things sound until you post what gear you're using. Steve Hoffman forums say so...


I mainly just lurk over there, bur enjoy the GRRR Black and Death Metal thread.


I have a Rega RP6 record player
A Rega something beginning with E amp
A Technics CD player and a TEAC Cassette deck.

Thought you had an RP3?  Have you upgraded?  Notice much difference?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on February 20, 2019, 19:48:51 pm
"You put your hard left foot in,
your hard left foot out,
in out, in out, shake it all about,
You do the Derek Hatton and you turn around,
That's what Labour's all about"

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 21, 2019, 00:59:30 am
Excellent night at the theatre
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on February 21, 2019, 11:24:07 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on February 20, 2019, 15:56:45 pm
Thought you had an RP3?  Have you upgraded?  Notice much difference?


You had me worried for a minute there Hass, thought I was bigging up my system, but I do have an RP6, I was going to get an RP3 but the Hifi store I went to was selling off some Union flag RP6 decks at not much more than an RP3 so I snagged one of them.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on February 22, 2019, 19:38:21 pm
4 USAF F15 Fighter flew over my office this morning a roof top height on their way to Maddingley American Cemetery before going to Sheffield to honour 10 brave men.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-47337174/flypast-for-ww2-us-bomber-crash-crew
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on February 28, 2019, 19:18:53 pm
Won the top scoring monthly prize in one of our Super 6 mini leagues at work. As it had rolled over from January, got £40 instead of the usual £20.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on March 13, 2019, 22:18:38 pm
Dix now joining me for Stranglers gig in Newcastle tomorrow . If it is anywhere near as good as Glasgow gig last Saturday I'll be a happy man
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on March 14, 2019, 08:12:12 am
Quote from: Blastzone on March 13, 2019, 22:18:38 pm
Dix now joining me for Stranglers gig in Newcastle tomorrow . If it is anywhere near as good as Glasgow gig last Saturday I'll be a happy man


Nice, not seen them for a few years....I really should get out there before they can't.... ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on March 15, 2019, 20:43:52 pm
The latest Danforth and Pape design dropping through the letterbox.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on March 18, 2019, 09:37:23 am
Quote from: zoony on March 15, 2019, 20:43:52 pm
The latest Danforth and Pape design dropping through the letterbox.

Indeed  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 22, 2019, 23:37:32 pm

Bumping into Terry and Ron at Riverside in  Leeds tonight. Glad we came by train


Oh, and Mrs S got a drumstick from Piotr Kozieradzki
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on March 26, 2019, 23:03:47 pm
Spent the afternoon working on the airfield at USAF Fairford. Extremely close to the B-52s and managed to see a couple return form a spot of 'Bear-baiting'.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 06, 2019, 12:17:33 pm
Going for my first walk today since I came out of hospital. I was a bit nervous, but I felt fine, and none of those nasty pains I'd been having for weeks! Looking forward to stepping it up in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on April 06, 2019, 12:32:47 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 06, 2019, 12:17:33 pm
Going for my first walk today since I came out of hospital. I was a bit nervous, but I felt fine, and none of those nasty pains I'd been having for weeks! Looking forward to stepping it up in the coming weeks.

looking forward to seeing the new improved streamlined Zoony.....I think you could start to look like George Clooney.....although I will miss big cuddly teddy bear Zoonster...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 06, 2019, 19:54:09 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 06, 2019, 12:32:47 pm
looking forward to seeing the new improved streamlined Zoony.....I think you could start to look like George Clooney.....although I will miss big cuddly teddy bear Zoonster...



Cheers mate. I know that I've dropped some weight off in the last week and a half, and would expect to lose some more with the healthier food I've been eating. Think I will always be cuddly though 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on April 06, 2019, 21:37:49 pm
Bought a cherry tree and planted it.

Tomorrow-of to Bromyard for speed festival https://bromyardspeedfestival.co.uk/bsf-2019-running-order.html (https://bromyardspeedfestival.co.uk/bsf-2019-running-order.html)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 13, 2019, 15:37:13 pm
Bumping into an old school mate at The Merry Hill shopping centre this morning. Hadn't seen him to speak to since 1981, when RUSH were really good 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 16, 2019, 11:13:51 am
Had a real craving for some unhealthy food yesterday, in particular a big battered sausage dipped in curry sauce. Got through it though 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on April 16, 2019, 12:34:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on April 16, 2019, 11:13:51 am
Had a real craving for some unhealthy food yesterday, in particular a big battered sausage dipped in curry sauce. Got through it though 🙂.



Good to hear, Rob; keep that up mate.  :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on April 16, 2019, 19:34:44 pm
Yep well done Zoony, keep beating those cravings away.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 17, 2019, 12:26:05 pm
Haven't set myself any targets, just eating a lot more sensibly and cut out the rubbish, and going walking 3 times a day. Have lost 16 pounds in 4 weeks though.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on April 17, 2019, 13:13:43 pm
You'll be needing to buy some new Rush shirts in a smaller size  8)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on April 17, 2019, 18:46:15 pm

Well done Zoony, I have had a horrid three months during which I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. I had two big chest infections which resulted in me retaining a huge amount of fluid which in turn put pressure on my heart and knocked it out of a stable rhythm. I had eight days in hospital during which time I pee'd out 16kg of extra fluid. I got ill at Christmas and from the worst point I am now 24kg lighter!! 90% of this has been fluid and I have to watch my intake. Haven't had a proper night in the pub since mid-December.


I miss my beers and the odd cooked breakfast but my family would miss me more if I wasn't around....



Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on April 17, 2019, 20:17:31 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on April 17, 2019, 18:46:15 pm
Well done Zoony, I have had a horrid three months during which I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. I had two big chest infections which resulted in me retaining a huge amount of fluid which in turn put pressure on my heart and knocked it out of a stable rhythm. I had eight days in hospital during which time I pee'd out 16kg of extra fluid. I got ill at Christmas and from the worst point I am now 24kg lighter!! 90% of this has been fluid and I have to watch my intake. Haven't had a proper night in the pub since mid-December.


I miss my beers and the odd cooked breakfast but my family would miss me more if I wasn't around....
Sorry to hear this but glad to know you are still with us.Take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on April 18, 2019, 09:35:16 am
Quote from: BasspedalMan on April 17, 2019, 18:46:15 pm
Well done Zoony, I have had a horrid three months during which I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. I had two big chest infections which resulted in me retaining a huge amount of fluid which in turn put pressure on my heart and knocked it out of a stable rhythm. I had eight days in hospital during which time I pee'd out 16kg of extra fluid. I got ill at Christmas and from the worst point I am now 24kg lighter!! 90% of this has been fluid and I have to watch my intake. Haven't had a proper night in the pub since mid-December.


I miss my beers and the odd cooked breakfast but my family would miss me more if I wasn't around....



Blimey John - sorry to hear this - but good news to read you seem to be on the mend, let's hope you're health continues to improve!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on April 20, 2019, 15:53:11 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on April 17, 2019, 18:46:15 pm
Well done Zoony, I have had a horrid three months during which I was diagnosed with Heart Failure. I had two big chest infections which resulted in me retaining a huge amount of fluid which in turn put pressure on my heart and knocked it out of a stable rhythm. I had eight days in hospital during which time I pee'd out 16kg of extra fluid. I got ill at Christmas and from the worst point I am now 24kg lighter!! 90% of this has been fluid and I have to watch my intake. Haven't had a proper night in the pub since mid-December.


I miss my beers and the odd cooked breakfast but my family would miss me more if I wasn't around....



Sorry to hear you've been I'll as well Jon, but like me you are now back on the right track. As you say, family is more important than unhealthy things we can manage without.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on April 21, 2019, 23:21:38 pm
Staying in Cheddar this weekend and ran up thr Gorge this morning. Never been up there before, quite stunning. Coming down was easier ( no!) than going up but found a little weakness in my left
knee. Still, enjoyed the 5.2 miles anyway. Not run in around 12 weeks sow as happy with 41 minutes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on April 22, 2019, 00:11:24 am
Played a solo acoustic gig today and threw in Limelight.  I'm not sure my stripped down version works, but then the audience didn't have a clue what the song was anyway, and they politely applauded so I reckon I got away with it. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on April 26, 2019, 21:11:17 pm
Got a "retention bonus" from the company I work for. I was thinking of leaving quite honestly but now I think I probably will stay until the end of October and trouser the cash, so it looks like they do work.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Phil on April 27, 2019, 20:25:16 pm

Meeting Devin Townsend in the hotel foyer this morning for a handshake and a quick chat. Nice guy.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 01, 2019, 11:25:34 am
Went to see the specialist at the hospital yesterday, and they've signed me off, and are very pleased with me. The artery that I had the 2 stents in has opened up perfectly, and the echocardiogram I had 2 weeks ago showed that my heart is working normally. Got an appointment with occupational health at work tomorrow to see what they say, but the specialist told me to tell them that she is happy for me to go back to work on the 12th May when my current note runs out, on reduced hours to start with. I will post an update tomorrow after my appointment with occupational health.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on May 01, 2019, 12:18:09 pm
Great news, zoon.

Enjoy the rest of your time off.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 01, 2019, 14:20:22 pm
Yes, great to hear that Rob.  See you on the road pal. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 02, 2019, 17:59:28 pm
Thanks guys. Got the all clear to go back to work on the 12th. Four 5 hour shifts to start, then I've got my 4 days off, and then just 2 shifts, probably 7 or 8hrs, and I've got 2 weeks off, one of which is in Spain 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 04, 2019, 18:17:52 pm
A postcard from Yan from British Sea Power.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/yancard.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 13, 2019, 00:39:26 am
Steve Jones has turned into Dave Lee Travis

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/steve_dlt.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on May 18, 2019, 22:36:01 pm
Watching Eurovision Song Contest with all the family.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on May 18, 2019, 23:13:08 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 18, 2019, 22:36:01 pm
Watching Eurovision Song Contest....



🤢
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 19, 2019, 11:07:55 am
Quote from: pdw1 on May 18, 2019, 22:36:01 pm
Watching Eurovision Song Contest with all the family.



Can't understand anyone watching that shite these days 😕.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 19, 2019, 13:28:08 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on May 18, 2019, 22:36:01 pm
Watching Eurovision Song Contest with all the family.



Madonna made all the other singers seem world class. Absolutely atrocious.  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 19, 2019, 17:08:47 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 19, 2019, 13:28:08 pm

Madonna made all the other singers seem world class. Absolutely atrocious.  :-\
Phwoarrrr! That Madam put the x in sex...........not  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 20, 2019, 23:01:55 pm
The clash between the liberal left and the Muslim community over sex education policy in Birmingham schools. The news reported that Jess Phillips had been sent into bat for advocates of Lettuce, Bacon, Gammon, Tomato and Qcumber to be on the school menu. It was amusing to see her giving a male Muslim activist a lecture on tolerance. Be interesting to see how the liberal left resolve this one. ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on May 21, 2019, 00:42:05 am
Quote from: DavidL on May 20, 2019, 23:01:55 pm
The clash between the liberal left and the Muslim community over sex education policy in Birmingham schools. The news reported that Jess Phillips had been sent into bat for advocates of Lettuce, Bacon, Gammon, Tomato and Qcumber to be on the school menu. It was amusing to see her giving a male Muslim activist a lecture on tolerance. Be interesting to see how the liberal left resolve this one. ;D



Intersectional dissonance in action.  The regressives would rather not address this issue, preferring instead to pillory straight white males over purposefully crass online jokes.  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 21, 2019, 08:11:23 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on May 21, 2019, 00:42:05 am

Intersectional dissonance in action.  The regressives would rather not address this issue, preferring instead to pillory straight white males over purposefully crass online jokes.  ::)
'Cultural diversity' in action  ;D . The liberals' 'islamification' of many parts of our country hits the buffers. Amusing to see the progressives hoisted by their own petard, brilliant! I guess the parents will be fined for keeping their kids out of school?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 25, 2019, 17:00:52 pm
Had a great day on holiday after yesterday's washout. It's amazing what difference some nice weather makes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 25, 2019, 22:27:07 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 25, 2019, 17:00:52 pm
Had a great day on holiday after yesterday's washout. It's amazing what difference some nice weather makes.


Not stopping at Camp Granada are you?


My simple pleasure is a fully paid up Mortgage :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on May 26, 2019, 14:53:27 pm
Nice one! My Derby mortgage would have been paid up last year if I hadn't bought a new house ten years ago.

I believe today's simple pleasures will arrive later this evening.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2019, 15:57:39 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 25, 2019, 22:27:07 pm



My simple pleasure is a fully paid up Mortgage :)

Just finished ours a couple of months back, since then nearly every appliance in the house has broken!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 26, 2019, 22:47:14 pm
Must be feeling ill, a simple pleasure two days running!

It was nice to see my backyard - the Chesterfield Canal - on Countryfile tonight. My cycling renaissance began along its towpath six years ago. I was most impressed by how they avoided showing the komplete khazi that is Stavely and the derelict industrial wasteland of Staveley Chemicals - where I worked for 20 years.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 27, 2019, 10:18:52 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 25, 2019, 22:27:07 pmNot stopping at Camp Granada are you?


My simple pleasure is a fully paid up Mortgage :)
Got another 8 years on mine yet. No big deal though, it's less than £300 a month.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Stewart on May 27, 2019, 21:47:09 pm
Being able to LIKE posts at last 👍
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 27, 2019, 22:15:59 pm
Quote from: zoony on May 27, 2019, 10:18:52 amGot another 8 years on mine yet. No big deal though, it's less than £300 a month.
Paying off the mortgage is a financial anti-climax IMO
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 28, 2019, 23:45:04 pm
Alastair Campbell getting booted out of the Labour party  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 29, 2019, 09:53:37 am
Quote from: DavidL on May 28, 2019, 23:45:04 pmAlastair Campbell getting booted out of the Labour party  ;D
Pity the vile excresence didn't get booted out of the human race >:(

Repulsive individual.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on May 29, 2019, 15:07:53 pm
Seeing it reported in the newspaper that Bombardier in Derby may be developing and building the rolling stock for the two new monorail lines in Cairo. Gives my 'side venture' a little more credibility:

www.westoxmonorail.com (http://www.westoxmonorail.com)

:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on May 30, 2019, 01:02:25 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 29, 2019, 09:53:37 amPity the vile excresence didn't get booted out of the human race >:(

Repulsive individual.
It seems we need a dislike button as well as a like one....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on May 31, 2019, 16:07:46 pm
Getting home off our holidays in one piece. Don't enjoy flying one bit.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 02, 2019, 12:31:59 pm
My band is through to the Leeds final for this year's Bloodstock Metal To The Masses competition.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 02, 2019, 16:18:46 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 02, 2019, 12:31:59 pmMy band is through to the Leeds final for this year's Bloodstock Metal To The Masses competition.
good luck
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 02, 2019, 16:19:16 pm
The sky here in Cambridge is full of Spitfires and Dakotas :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 02, 2019, 20:22:20 pm
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 02, 2019, 12:31:59 pmMy band is through to the Leeds final for this year's Bloodstock Metal To The Masses competition.
Great to hear Richard, rooting for you mate. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 05, 2019, 17:17:53 pm
Learning that David Lynch is to receive an honorary Oscar for his outstanding contribution to film.

Nominated multiple times in the traditional categories, and robbed of a win at least once, I can think of no-one more deserving of such an award; a unique, bona fide genius of his craft.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on June 12, 2019, 23:10:50 pm
The kind, altruistic solidarity of a fellow TNMSer.  Thank you sir!  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on June 12, 2019, 23:12:32 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 12, 2019, 23:10:50 pmThe kind, altruistic solidarity of a fellow TNMSer.  Thank you sir!  :D
No idea what this refers to, but its been a familiar theme on here over the years... :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 15, 2019, 02:00:22 am
Around four years ago I was walking through my hometown of Witney wearing a Caress of Steel T-shirt. A guy walking towards me made a complimentary comment about said shirt as he passed me. I could have just walked on, chuffed at his endorsement. However, I decide to turn around and engage with another kindred spirit. Thus began a friendship that consisted, mostly, of catching up from time to time, over a beer or two, and talking about all things Rush (and other shared musical interests).
Just over a week ago, my good friend Bob contacted me to say he was going to Geddy's book signing in London. He really wanted to go to Manchester in order to go to the Q&A but it had sold out. As some of us may know, the location was changed to accommodate demand so Bob did manage to eventually secure a ticket for Manchester.
He contacted me a couple of days ago to organise a get together so he could tell me about his (two) experiences of meeting Geddy. We arranged to meet this evening for a couple of jars, whilst taking in a little live music at our local Witney Music Festival. (I was keen to see the T-Rex tribute act (Too Rex), Bob was keen to join me).
On seeing Bob, waiting for me at the top of the High St., I noticed he had a carrier bag with him. I sauntered towards him and we made our greetings. He then thrust the bag towards me and said "there you go, take it, it's yours"

It was a copy of Geddy's Big, Beautiful Book of Bass, signed by Geddy.......for me! ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)

Absolutely blown away by my friend's consideration. Bob Morris - legend.
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 15, 2019, 10:18:45 am
Nice one, David. :)

My SP is hearing that Greece has joined the growing list of countries that have abolished "blasphemy".  Just in time for my next visit!  ;D
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Post by: The Letter R on June 17, 2019, 13:52:37 pm
Nice story David - that must be one strong carrier bag!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on June 17, 2019, 23:23:12 pm
Tool last night at Donington.  Holy shit.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on June 18, 2019, 15:22:25 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 15, 2019, 10:18:45 amNice one, David. :)

My SP is hearing that Greece has joined the growing list of countries that have abolished "blasphemy".  Just in time for my next visit!  ;D

Didn't realise I'd dodged a bullet in April!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 19, 2019, 16:40:56 pm
Ian Lavery's Twitter account hacked.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9bOeEeXUAE2sOG.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on June 22, 2019, 02:08:05 am
Nothing particularly simple about this, but after storming our way through all the heats, my band Black Falcon are officially going to be playing this year's Bloodstock!!!

The funny thing is we didn't even win our final. The organiser liked us so much he put us on the Jaegermeister stage!!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on June 22, 2019, 08:14:55 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 22, 2019, 02:08:05 amNothing particularly simple about this, but after storming our way through all the heats, my band Black Falcon are officially going to be playing this year's Bloodstock!!!

The funny thing is we didn't even win our final. The organiser liked us so much he put us on the Jaegermeister stage!!!
Well done!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on June 22, 2019, 09:42:49 am
Quote from: Richard_2112 on June 22, 2019, 02:08:05 amNothing particularly simple about this, but after storming our way through all the heats, my band Black Falcon are officially going to be playing this year's Bloodstock!!!

The funny thing is we didn't even win our final. The organiser liked us so much he put us on the Jaegermeister stage!!!
Brilliant news. Well done
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Post by: Matt2112 on June 22, 2019, 12:34:47 pm
Great stuff Richard, chuffed for you pal.  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on June 22, 2019, 19:28:42 pm
Nice one Richard, hope it all goes well when the time comes!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on June 24, 2019, 12:50:37 pm
It's a sad, sad day for the Remain conspiritards.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48740231

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/clegg_fb_sad.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on June 24, 2019, 21:21:51 pm
Listening to Nick Clegg on the
@BBCr4today (https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCr4today)
answer for the dystopian world of Facebook - from live-streaming massacres to enabling suicides. Zuckerberg hired a former deputy PM so he could "understand Europe." His proposed remedy? An oversight committee. Pull the other one.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 08, 2019, 22:52:24 pm
The news that the uber-tunesmith, hookmeister and all-round songwriting god Richard Marx is doing some UK shows next year.  Hurrah! :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 10, 2019, 13:49:39 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 08, 2019, 22:52:24 pmThe news that the uber-tunesmith, hookmeister and all-round songwriting god Richard Marx is doing some UK shows next year.  Hurrah! :)
Edinburgh - Queen's Hall on Sunday 5 April :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 11, 2019, 23:38:17 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on July 10, 2019, 13:49:39 pmEdinburgh - Queen's Hall on Sunday 5 April :)
Turns out Tickets Scotland are quoting the wrong date!

Venue box office confirms it should be Saturday 4th.

Even better...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 12, 2019, 09:19:16 am
Quote from: Straight Shooter on July 11, 2019, 23:38:17 pmTurns out Tickets Scotland are quoting the wrong date!

Venue box office confirms it should be Saturday 4th.

Even better...
Sorely tempted, but holding out for  some dates closer to home.  Though if I have to travel, then so be it!  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 12, 2019, 13:42:26 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on July 12, 2019, 09:19:16 amSorely tempted, but holding out for  some dates closer to home.  Though if I have to travel, then so be it!  :D
Sale of the Edinburgh tickets didn't go ahead today and Tickets Scotland who had the wrong date listed, no longer have any listing.

Although the venue confirms the show date is still valid, they're waiting to hear when the tickets are to go on sale...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 15, 2019, 16:44:49 pm
The warm feeling of ENGLAND being world cricket champions after yesterday's unbelievable match. I'm proud to say I'm ENGLISH, and not worried about it like some people seem to be these days, ie supermarkets labelling their strawberries that are grown in Sotland as Scottish, but the ones that are grown in ENGLAND are labelled up as British?! Proud to be an ENGLISHMAN, and we've now been world champions in the 3 main sports of football, cricket and rugby union, while the Scots and the Welsh are still waiting to triumph in just one of them 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 16, 2019, 19:58:50 pm
The captain of the team is from Ireland, our best player is from New Zealand, many other players were born overseas... good point well made, Zoony.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 16, 2019, 20:25:18 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on July 16, 2019, 19:58:50 pmThe captain of the team is from Ireland, our best player is from New Zealand, many other players were born overseas... good point well made, Zoony.
Being an Englishman is so good, everybody wants to be one!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on July 16, 2019, 20:55:33 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on July 12, 2019, 13:42:26 pmSale of the Edinburgh tickets didn't go ahead today and Tickets Scotland who had the wrong date listed, no longer have any listing.

Although the venue confirms the show date is still valid, they're waiting to hear when the tickets are to go on sale...
...which doesn't look like it's going to happen now, as it seems that date is going to be Gateshead instead!

Probably at Kurtzy's usual The Sage but venue not known yet.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on July 17, 2019, 18:05:17 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 16, 2019, 20:25:18 pmBeing an Englishman is so good, everybody wants to be one!
Bloody foreigners, coming over here, making us cricket world champions...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 17, 2019, 20:35:31 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on July 17, 2019, 18:05:17 pmBloody foreigners, coming over here, making us cricket world champions...
Apart from the Bogtrotter, they're all British. And even he has a Welsh sounding name.
The English, a paragon of tolerance.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on July 20, 2019, 17:15:47 pm
Le Tour. Alaphillipe and Pinot  Magnifique!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on July 20, 2019, 21:47:03 pm
Quote from: döm on July 20, 2019, 17:15:47 pmLe Tour. Alaphillipe and Pinot  Magnifique!
Dopeurs. >:(

Certainly Alaphillipe, Quickstep are the biggest dopers in World Cycling - after INEOS.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 22, 2019, 16:28:32 pm
Nice walk along the banks of the river Severn with my dog.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on July 24, 2019, 16:41:18 pm
The Right Honourable Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson MP is Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 24, 2019, 17:40:20 pm
Finish work at 6pm tonight, and that's it til the 16th of August 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on July 27, 2019, 10:02:05 am
On wednesday...

Walked up Locknagar via the Stuic buttress. Then a pint of Deuchars and a double dram of Royal Locknagar after in Ballater.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on July 27, 2019, 12:15:11 pm
We've got Ezra for the day 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on July 30, 2019, 21:40:42 pm
(http://truth.justdied.com/images/jamesinsurry01.png)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on July 31, 2019, 15:36:53 pm
Quote from: Slim on July 30, 2019, 21:40:42 pm(http://truth.justdied.com/images/jamesinsurry01.png)
Of course, Jeremy: something like this, for example? (https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/free-childcare-for-children-aged-two-three-and-four/)  ::)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2019, 15:43:28 pm
Had a cracking day out with a group of lads from work yesterday. We all met up down by the river Severn at Bridgnorth with a guy who hires out canoes to go down the river to Bewdley, then you get a ticket to get back to Bridgnorth on the Severn valley railway. We stopped around lunchtime and went to a pub for a drink and a sandwich before carrying on down to Bewdley. The scenery is stunning, and we saw a couple of herons, some buzzards, swans, ducks and even an avocet. Conditions were perfect, dry and cloudy with no sun beating down on you. We had a beer on the train back, and another few in town before going for a chinese meal. Very enjoyable 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on August 01, 2019, 17:02:31 pm
How are you doing now Zooners? Sounds like a lovely day out. Must get up to that part of the world before too long. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 01, 2019, 21:45:09 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on August 01, 2019, 17:02:31 pmHow are you doing now Zooners? Sounds like a lovely day out. Must get up to that part of the world before too long. :)
Not too bad mate, thanks. Last time I weighed myself was about 5 weeks ago now, and I'd gone from 22 to 19 and a half stone in 3 months. I don't think I'm losing weight so quick now though, and I will admit that my main meal portions have got bigger. I'm not going to beat myself up about this though, as importantly I'm still eating healthily, and sticking to my walking. I find that if I don't eat enough, I tend to feel a bit weak at times, and I don't want that. I know for sure though that I'm in a lot better place than I was earlier in the year, and feel a lot better for it. How are you doing Jon?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 01, 2019, 21:55:34 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2019, 21:45:09 pmNot too bad mate, thanks. Last time I weighed myself was about 5 weeks ago now, and I'd gone from 22 to 19 and a half stone in 3 months. I don't think I'm losing weight so quick now though, and I will admit that my main meal portions have got bigger. I'm not going to beat myself up about this though, as importantly I'm still eating healthily, and sticking to my walking. I find that if I don't eat enough, I tend to feel a bit weak at times, and I don't want that. I know for sure though that I'm in a lot better place than I was earlier in the year, and feel a lot better for it. How are you doing Jon?
That's good to hear. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 02, 2019, 23:59:57 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on August 01, 2019, 21:55:34 pmThat's good to hear. Keep up the good work!
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 05, 2019, 18:55:31 pm
My son is somewhere in this baseball crowd  ;D

https://www.espn.co.uk/video/clip/_/id/27322466
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 05, 2019, 23:18:46 pm
Alfresco dining watching a pretty astonishing sunset with the odd plane 10 seconds from touchdown about 500 feet above your head. Hashtag Greek islands for you.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 07, 2019, 18:10:42 pm
Caught up with some TV programmes I'd recorded this morning, and very happy to see that with the measures being taken, the population of Tigers in India has gone up by nearly 30% since the last count 4 years ago 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 07, 2019, 22:28:29 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 07, 2019, 18:10:42 pmCaught up with some TV programmes I'd recorded this morning, and very happy to see that with the measures being taken, the population of Tigers in India has gone up by nearly 30% since the last count 4 years ago 🙂.
This is the thing mate; all you seem to see on the telly is bad news, but it's only news usually because it's so unusual.

We're actually living in the least feudal and most peaceful time in history; globally, more people are lifted out of poverty with every passing day; the population "boom" will stabilise and plateau; we just need the right people to play ball...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 13, 2019, 16:49:48 pm
Had a great day out up at Shell island in Wales yesterday, with family who are camping up there for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on August 13, 2019, 22:29:20 pm
Unbelievable 4 days with eldest for his stag and 20 of his mates in Prague....and survived.The stuff they put him through was incredible ,but he lives to tell the tales .Great fun in a beautiful city
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 14, 2019, 23:35:49 pm
Just checked tonight's Lotto numbers and we've got 4 numbers on one line, which is paying out £636 this week 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on August 15, 2019, 20:12:05 pm
Nice one!

I did some consultancy work for News UK today, formerly News International of course. I've long been an admirer of the Murdochs so that was really a privilege. I tried to go the extra mile in a good cause.

Had a very nice lunch on the rooftop terrace at their offices near the Shard as well, with nice views of the London skyline and particularly St Pauls.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Benjamin42 on August 17, 2019, 15:13:52 pm
Woke up to a cloudy day with The Smiths lyrics in my mind. I consider it as a good start for the day
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on August 18, 2019, 11:03:04 am
Yesterday's simple pleasure was finding out that the cake on the cover of the Stones' 1969 album Let It Bleed was made by Delia Smith.

(http://truth.justdied.com/images/letitbleedcake.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on August 18, 2019, 12:22:54 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 01, 2019, 21:45:09 pmHow are you doing Jon?
I'm good thanks Rob. Like you I have hit a bit of a brick wall weight-loss wise but I have dropped 4 and a half stone since January so I have to be pleased with that. The only issue is that if I fall off the wagon (like when a mate came over last week) and go out for a couple of pints and a meal it gets WAY OVER-EXAGGERATED on the scales the next day. I've been pretty good all week but yo-yo'ing around 3kg over where I was.. it is bloody frustrating. I am only about a stone away from my target weight and I have had to extend my target date to Christmas.... The heart stuff is getting better. Angiogram was 100% normal, no blockages, Cholestorol 2.7!!! (God knows how) and I am gradually coming off the meds so I can't complain. Not allowed back in the gym yet which is frustrating but walking and cycling are great substitutes. Hope to see you if I make it up your way mate :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 18, 2019, 23:54:23 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on August 18, 2019, 12:22:54 pmI'm good thanks Rob. Like you I have hit a bit of a brick wall weight-loss wise but I have dropped 4 and a half stone since January so I have to be pleased with that. The only issue is that if I fall off the wagon (like when a mate came over last week) and go out for a couple of pints and a meal it gets WAY OVER-EXAGGERATED on the scales the next day. I've been pretty good all week but yo-yo'ing around 3kg over where I was.. it is bloody frustrating. I am only about a stone away from my target weight and I have had to extend my target date to Christmas.... The heart stuff is getting better. Angiogram was 100% normal, no blockages, Cholestorol 2.7!!! (God knows how) and I am gradually coming off the meds so I can't complain. Not allowed back in the gym yet which is frustrating but walking and cycling are great substitutes. Hope to see you if I make it up your way mate :)
Nice one mate, don't punish yourself for a few indiscretions, you've done really well. Yep, if we ever meet up again, we'll have a beer or 4 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 19, 2019, 11:44:37 am
Quote from: BasspedalMan on August 18, 2019, 12:22:54 pmI'm good thanks Rob. Like you I have hit a bit of a brick wall weight-loss wise but I have dropped 4 and a half stone since January so I have to be pleased with that. The only issue is that if I fall off the wagon (like when a mate came over last week) and go out for a couple of pints and a meal it gets WAY OVER-EXAGGERATED on the scales the next day. I've been pretty good all week but yo-yo'ing around 3kg over where I was.. it is bloody frustrating. I am only about a stone away from my target weight and I have had to extend my target date to Christmas.... The heart stuff is getting better. Angiogram was 100% normal, no blockages, Cholestorol 2.7!!! (God knows how) and I am gradually coming off the meds so I can't complain. Not allowed back in the gym yet which is frustrating but walking and cycling are great substitutes. Hope to see you if I make it up your way mate :)
Good stuff, mate...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 19, 2019, 13:38:07 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on August 18, 2019, 12:22:54 pmI'm good thanks Rob. Like you I have hit a bit of a brick wall weight-loss wise but I have dropped 4 and a half stone since January so I have to be pleased with that. The only issue is that if I fall off the wagon (like when a mate came over last week) and go out for a couple of pints and a meal it gets WAY OVER-EXAGGERATED on the scales the next day. I've been pretty good all week but yo-yo'ing around 3kg over where I was.. it is bloody frustrating. I am only about a stone away from my target weight and I have had to extend my target date to Christmas.... The heart stuff is getting better. Angiogram was 100% normal, no blockages, Cholestorol 2.7!!! (God knows how) and I am gradually coming off the meds so I can't complain. Not allowed back in the gym yet which is frustrating but walking and cycling are great substitutes. Hope to see you if I make it up your way mate :)

Great stuff; you're clearly in a much better position now than you were several months ago.  You're bound to plateau at some point, it's just physics and chemistry mate so I wouldn't get too frustrated.  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on August 20, 2019, 17:40:25 pm
"Seems to me it's Chemistry......."  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on August 23, 2019, 15:20:10 pm
Best tabloid headline of the week - "Wills gives Harry a flying lesson" ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 23, 2019, 15:55:01 pm
Getting the dreaded new school shoes for Alicia ordeal done and dusted in 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on August 23, 2019, 15:59:31 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 23, 2019, 15:55:01 pmGetting the dreaded new school shoes for Alicia ordeal done and dusted in 5 minutes.
I am so glad i am out of that, have two daughters (now at Uni) but the horror of the shoe shop has always stuck with me.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 23, 2019, 20:00:52 pm
Quote from: Nick on August 23, 2019, 15:59:31 pmI am so glad i am out of that, have two daughters (now at Uni) but the horror of the shoe shop has always stuck with me.
I know mate. She was happy with the first pair out today, and they fitted nicely, so job done 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 23, 2019, 20:02:22 pm
I am under 19 stone for the first time since 1998. Only by 2 pounds, but that's still under 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on August 23, 2019, 20:34:24 pm
Well done Zoony, great achievement.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on August 24, 2019, 03:48:41 am
Quote from: zoony on August 23, 2019, 20:02:22 pmI am under 19 stone for the first time since 1998. Only by 2 pounds, but that's still under 🙂.

Whole lotta (less) Rosie Zoony
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 24, 2019, 22:44:49 pm
Quote from: zoony on August 23, 2019, 20:02:22 pmI am under 19 stone for the first time since 1998. Only by 2 pounds, but that's still under 🙂.
Well done big guy!

I've just gone under 11 stone today, first time in over 40 years I should think. Down 4 pounds on last week, must have been all the sweating I did riding in the Peak District today. Why?

Anyhoo, my simple pleasure, if it is one, is hearing Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth on Radio 2. We must be living in the end times...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 25, 2019, 11:52:22 am
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 24, 2019, 22:44:49 pmWell done big guy!

I've just gone under 11 stone today, first time in over 40 years I should think. Down 4 pounds on last week, must have been all the sweating I did riding in the Peak District today. Why?

Anyhoo, my simple pleasure, if it is one, is hearing Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth on Radio 2. We must be living in the end times...
Nice one mate. Last time I was 11 stone was when I started primary school 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on August 25, 2019, 11:54:05 am
My eldest boy texted me last night and said he and his mate had gone to Bridgnorth for a drink, and had had a lift in with KK Downing, who was off to a rock event in Wolverhampton.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on August 26, 2019, 04:51:26 am
Bizarre yet utterly delightful episode tonight in the after-hours-bar-all-the-rockers-go-to-in-town-on-a-Bank-Holiday-weekend when, in amongst the wall of sound shouty nu-metal stuff that dominates the playlist, an oasis of beautifulness is provided by Now And Forever by Richard Marx.

Whaaat?!

I didn't even ask for it..!  

Made my night, that.  :D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on August 26, 2019, 12:04:10 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on August 26, 2019, 04:51:26 amBizarre yet utterly delightful episode tonight in the after-hours-bar-all-the-rockers-go-to-in-town-on-a-Bank-Holiday-weekend when, in amongst the wall of sound shouty nu-metal stuff that dominates the playlist, an oasis of beautifulness is provided by Now And Forever by Richard Marx.

Whaaat?!

I didn't even ask for it..! 

Made my night, that.  :D
Maybe someone fancies you!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on August 26, 2019, 23:31:37 pm
Quote from: Straight Shooter on July 16, 2019, 20:55:33 pm...which doesn't look like it's going to happen now, as it seems that date is going to be Gateshead instead!

Probably at Kurtzy's usual The Sage but venue not known yet.
...... and Richard Marx is back on for Edinburgh 04.04.20!

Hopefully the on sales go ahead this time on Friday  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on August 30, 2019, 16:52:31 pm
A lovely 3 weeks holiday in France. It is almost a shame to be back. Have I missed anything?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on August 30, 2019, 19:01:06 pm
A coup, an ashes hero and a Rush film, think that's it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 30, 2019, 20:31:25 pm
Mrs S dragged me into M&S in York today, but I came away with a bargain. A rather spiffing linen jacket for £29.70 instead of £99 - 70% off :0

I can now travel the railway network in the stylish manner of Michael Portillo! (errr, is that such a good thing? - ed.)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 10, 2019, 15:50:48 pm
A "few" pints with some "northern monkey" who was visiting my manor at the weekend...great to see you, mate ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 10, 2019, 17:05:02 pm
A few eye-poppingly over-priced pints with a Southern "Softie" (though he's a fair bit bigger than me) whose manor I was visiting at the weekend...an absolute pleasure, you are a gentleman and a scholar; and thanks for taking some snaps of me at the After Life locations just outside the boozer...!  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 10, 2019, 20:13:37 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on September 10, 2019, 17:05:02 pmA few eye-poppingly over-priced pints with a Southern "Softie" (though he's a fair bit bigger than me) whose manor I was visiting at the weekend...an absolute pleasure, you are a gentleman and a scholar; and thanks for taking some snaps of me at the After Life locations just outside the boozer...!  ;D
You were lucky I took you to the cheap pub....:)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 10, 2019, 22:58:34 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 10, 2019, 20:13:37 pmYou were lucky I took you to the cheap pub....:)
I thought there was a "One for the price of two" deal on.  ::)  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on September 13, 2019, 15:06:39 pm
https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/nine-hartlepool-councillors-defect-brexit-16911069?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Nine councillors from my home town put national interest before party.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 13, 2019, 15:23:13 pm
Quote from: Slim on September 13, 2019, 15:06:39 pmhttps://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/nine-hartlepool-councillors-defect-brexit-16911069?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Nine councillors from my home town put national interest before party.
I've just read about this too. Curious to know how they think a local council is going to have any effect on Brexit, and also what their actual domestic policies are that will improve the area.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on September 13, 2019, 18:30:06 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on August 30, 2019, 20:31:25 pmMrs S dragged me into M&S in York today, but I came away with a bargain. A rather spiffing linen jacket for £29.70 instead of £99 - 70% off :0

I can now travel the railway network in the stylish manner of Michael Portillo! (errr, is that such a good thing? - ed.)
Jeez.. Portillo? What colour is it??
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 13, 2019, 20:29:36 pm
Quote from: BasspedalMan on September 13, 2019, 18:30:06 pmJeez.. Portillo? What colour is it??
Blue, with white pinstripes - so not too deckchairy!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 14, 2019, 14:30:56 pm
My car passed its MOT with no issues.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 14, 2019, 22:42:39 pm
Holding up a Tractor whilst out on my ride today :)

And getting up the Cat and Fiddle, but it's a lot easier than expected.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 14, 2019, 23:36:03 pm
Oh I do like The Last Night of The Proms :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 16, 2019, 15:09:35 pm
Watching my dog getting loads of pheasants up from the long grass in the field just up the road from us. If only I had a gun!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 16, 2019, 18:59:36 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 16, 2019, 15:09:35 pmWatching my dog getting loads of pheasants up from the long grass in the field just up the road from us. If only I had a gun!
A Zoony with a shot gun. Now there's a scary thought  :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 17, 2019, 17:00:56 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 16, 2019, 18:59:36 pmA Zoony with a shot gun. Now there's a scary thought  :o
I was once known as Zoony the loony mate 🙄.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 18, 2019, 16:15:17 pm
Douglas Murray has a new book out called The Madness Of Crowds, by all accounts a refreshing and astute antidote to the pervasive fashion for "woke" identity politics.

My simple pleasure today is this rather..."scathing" review on Unherd.com by Tatania McGrath, "Why I've reported Douglas Murray to the police" (https://unherd.com/2019/09/why-ive-reported-douglas-murray-to-the-police/), which encapsulates the book's themes brilliantly... ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 19, 2019, 08:15:42 am
Uber  'woke' Canadian premier, Justin Trudeau, has been found to have once gained inspiration for a fancy-dress party From The Black & White Minstrel Show ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 19, 2019, 11:36:54 am
Quote from: DavidL on September 19, 2019, 08:15:42 amUber  'woke' Canadian premier, Justin Trudeau, has been found to have once gained inspiration for a fancy-dress party From The Black & White Minstrel Show ;D
And it will be the uber-woke set and their madly skewed, predictably disproportionate, overcompensating sense of social justice and virtue that will shout the loudest and pillory him about this non-issue from nearly two decades ago; no amount of solemn contrition will appease them.  ::)

It actually couldn't be better timed for Douglas Murray as he goes around promoting his new book.  Which - hey, just a minute - makes you wonder...  :o ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 19, 2019, 12:30:21 pm
Yes, "nothing to see here" springs to mind.
It does show that Justin and his good friend 'Prince of Woke' Harry, both go 'all out' when it comes to fancy dress  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 20, 2019, 08:25:44 am
Quote from: DavidL on September 19, 2019, 08:15:42 amUber  'woke' Canadian premier, Justin Trudeau, has been found to have once gained inspiration for a fancy-dress party From The Black & White Minstrel Show ;D
More evidence emerging that Trudeau is a reformed racist. 

The Donald must be loving this:

"Dressing up as coloured folk is not a good thing...very bad.
I've not done that....never did...couldn't do it...not good"   ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on September 20, 2019, 14:03:42 pm
The slightly amusing thing is, now he is saying he can't remember how many times he "Blacked Faced"   ::) ;D ;D
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49763805 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49763805)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 20, 2019, 15:22:00 pm
I'm trying to figure how and why a white racist would go through all that effort to make themselves look brown/black.  :-\
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on September 21, 2019, 20:33:06 pm
What a cracking Saturday: glorious, warm, sunny weather; a couple of pre-match brews with a certain fellow-TNMSer (looking in fine fettle, sir!); followed by an entertaining 4-2 victory for us at The Shay; and the icing on the cake is that there's an 80s night tonight at the social club 50 yards from my door. 

If Carlsberg did Saturdays! 😬⚽️🍻
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on September 21, 2019, 21:56:28 pm
Great day on a pub crawl around Abingdon. Not too pissed and just about to tuck into a pizza.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 22, 2019, 02:56:05 am
Great gig tonight and bumped into Alex late of this parish.
Said he had a look in here recently for the first time in ages and it now looks like a meeting of the ku klux Klan  :o
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 22, 2019, 10:10:46 am
Quote from: pdw1 on September 22, 2019, 02:56:05 amSaid he had a look in here recently for the first time in ages and it now looks like a meeting of the ku klux Klan  :o
??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Methinks somebody doesn't know the KKK very well.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on September 22, 2019, 17:17:56 pm
Funnh the things you learn when you start going down internet wormholes.

Yesterday I found out that Randy Rhodes started off in Quiet Riot of "Bang Your Head" and a bunch of Slade covers fame.

He left to join Ozzy before they produced anything but he came up with the name from listening to an interview with Rick Parfitt. He kept saying "Quite right" during the interview. With Parfitt's accent he thought it sounded like Quiet Riot!

On a more cultural note went to the newly opened Museum of Literature in Ireland today. Fabulous place!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 22, 2019, 21:29:43 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on September 22, 2019, 02:56:05 amGreat gig tonight and bumped into Alex late of this parish.
Said he had a look in here recently for the first time in ages and it now looks like a meeting of the ku klux Klan  :o
Who was Alex then?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 23, 2019, 13:25:54 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 22, 2019, 21:29:43 pmWho was Alex then?
"AlexJ" Alex Jeffrey(s)

he was from Portsmouth if I remember correctly...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 23, 2019, 16:28:52 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 23, 2019, 13:25:54 pm"AlexJ" Alex Jeffrey(s)

he was from Portsmouth if I remember correctly...
Say no more then! Sure I met him once at a RUSH show, short stocky guy wasn't he?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 23, 2019, 19:24:56 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 23, 2019, 16:28:52 pmSay no more then! Sure I met him once at a RUSH show, short stocky guy wasn't he?
Yep, that's him....nice bloke (for a skate bastard)....😁
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on September 24, 2019, 16:57:28 pm
The Supreme Court ruling.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Richard_2112 on September 24, 2019, 17:37:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on September 24, 2019, 16:57:28 pmThe Supreme Court ruling.
Yep. Proves that the law of this land is absolute and no one, not even the prime minister is above it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 24, 2019, 19:05:36 pm
Found my Rush tickets  ;D  ;D
from 2007 :o
They had been carefully stashed away with other important documents like my daughters first school report.
My wife found them when doing some tidying up.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2019, 21:47:39 pm
Quote from: Bez on September 23, 2019, 19:24:56 pmYep, that's him....nice bloke (for a skate bastard)....😁
Yes, pleasant enough. Wasn't he Scottish?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 24, 2019, 23:11:19 pm
The Carabao cup result from Fratton park 😎.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 25, 2019, 08:29:34 am
Quote from: zoony on September 24, 2019, 21:47:39 pmYes, pleasant enough. Wasn't he Scottish?
Nope....as English as they come...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 25, 2019, 10:46:04 am
Quote from: Bez on September 25, 2019, 08:29:34 amNope....as English as they come...
My memory is on the way out mate 😕.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on September 25, 2019, 16:47:47 pm
Quote from: zoony on September 25, 2019, 10:46:04 amMy memory is on the way out mate 😕.
You'll be telling us all that you voted "remain" next.... :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Norwegian on September 25, 2019, 17:31:06 pm
So I´m back.....from outer space
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on September 25, 2019, 18:08:13 pm
Quote from: Norwegian on September 25, 2019, 17:31:06 pmSo I´m back.....from outer space
Nice to have you back!! I see you waited for Spurs to turn to crap again before you returned ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 25, 2019, 19:19:18 pm
Quote from: Norwegian on September 25, 2019, 17:31:06 pmSo I´m back.....from outer space
Excellent but you're not Alex or Scottish.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Norwegian on September 25, 2019, 19:53:48 pm
Quote from: döm on September 25, 2019, 18:08:13 pmNice to have you back!! I see you waited for Spurs to turn to crap again before you returned ;D
I figured you needed someone to pick on
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 26, 2019, 12:41:00 pm
Quote from: Norwegian on September 25, 2019, 17:31:06 pmSo I´m back.....from outer space
How do mate, how's it going?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on September 28, 2019, 17:21:14 pm
My grandsons first birthday yesterday. Always great to see him 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on September 29, 2019, 00:44:13 am
Gigs in back rooms of pubs. Always the best way to see bands.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on September 29, 2019, 20:21:01 pm
Just watched - Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love

What a lovely/sad program about lost love.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008yzr/marianne-and-leonard-words-of-love (https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008yzr/marianne-and-leonard-words-of-love)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Reg on October 02, 2019, 20:41:57 pm
Trip to IKEA today.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Gary L. Grape on October 03, 2019, 07:13:52 am
Quote from: Reg on October 02, 2019, 20:41:57 pmTrip to IKEA today.
You do realise that there are quite a few people who wouldn't refer to that as a simple pleasure...? ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 03, 2019, 11:50:20 am
Quote from: Gary L. Grape on October 03, 2019, 07:13:52 amYou do realise that there are quite a few people who wouldn't refer to that as a simple pleasure...? ;)

Indeed.  Have been to Ikea just the once, a few years ago now.  Will very likely never go back.  It's just a weird, alien, unnavigable place of spirit-crushing consumer blandness.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 03, 2019, 12:06:09 pm
Quote from: Reg on October 02, 2019, 20:41:57 pmTrip to IKEA today.
Never been to one.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 03, 2019, 13:43:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 03, 2019, 12:06:09 pmNever been to one.
Lucky man...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 03, 2019, 18:15:22 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 03, 2019, 13:43:09 pmLucky man...
Don't they do good meatballs though mate?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 03, 2019, 18:26:10 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 03, 2019, 18:15:22 pmDon't they do good meatballs though mate?
So I'm told....never had the enthusiasm to try by that point....usually suicidal.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on October 03, 2019, 19:07:50 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 03, 2019, 18:26:10 pmSo I'm told....never had the enthusiasm to try by that point....usually suicidal.
...... Homicidal for me!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 05, 2019, 21:54:27 pm
Quote from: Bez on October 03, 2019, 18:26:10 pmSo I'm told....never had the enthusiasm to try by that point....usually suicidal.
😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 06, 2019, 03:24:20 am
Handed in my notice this week after over 8 years at my current employers - never been the same since they were acquired by a bigger fish in the pond a couple of years ago; actually, the only thing that pretty much did remain the same, despite me giving an ever greater pound of flesh, was my "package" (yes, yes...).

I'm moving from the travel industry (albeit an extremely niche and uniquely exclusive corner of it) to the events industry; let's just say that the profit margins at the former simply do not compete with those at the latter.

There are representatives at management companies of elite golfing professionals you will definitely have heard of who will be disappointed at this news.

But I'm not. 😬🍻
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Norwegian on October 06, 2019, 10:23:22 am
Quote from: zoony on September 26, 2019, 12:41:00 pmHow do mate, how's it going?
Mostly good I would say, mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bisto on October 06, 2019, 12:08:50 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 06, 2019, 03:24:20 amHanded in my notice this week after over 8 years at my current employers - never been the same since they were acquired by a bigger fish in the pond a couple of years ago; actually, the only thing that pretty much did remain the same, despite me giving an ever greater pound of flesh, was my "package" (yes, yes...).

I'm moving from the travel industry (albeit an extremely niche and uniquely exclusive corner of it) to the events industry; let's just say that the profit margins at the former simply do not compete with those at the latter.

There are representatives at management companies of elite golfing professionals you will definitely have heard of who will be disappointed at this news.

But I'm not. 😬🍻

Good for you Matt. All the best in your new career.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 06, 2019, 15:22:00 pm
My latterly debilitated knees seem to have coped with 76 miles of cycling yesterday. Don't seem to have crippled myself. I'm getting there.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 06, 2019, 21:55:47 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 06, 2019, 03:24:20 amHanded in my notice this week after over 8 years at my current employers - never been the same since they were acquired by a bigger fish in the pond a couple of years ago; actually, the only thing that pretty much did remain the same, despite me giving an ever greater pound of flesh, was my "package" (yes, yes...).

I'm moving from the travel industry (albeit an extremely niche and uniquely exclusive corner of it) to the events industry; let's just say that the profit margins at the former simply do not compete with those at the latter.

There are representatives at management companies of elite golfing professionals you will definitely have heard of who will be disappointed at this news.

But I'm not. 😬🍻
Good luck with the new job mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on October 06, 2019, 23:17:00 pm
Good luck with the new job, Matt...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: BasspedalMan on October 07, 2019, 14:28:51 pm
All the best buddy!!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 07, 2019, 15:01:59 pm
Thank you one and all. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 07, 2019, 17:45:42 pm
I hope the new job works out well mate.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 07, 2019, 17:52:59 pm
Finished work this morning and not back on shift until the 19th now. Got EUCON to look forward to at the weekend as well 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 08, 2019, 14:15:57 pm
We've got Ezra for the day. You can't beat it 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Chris Quartly on October 08, 2019, 15:09:06 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 08, 2019, 14:15:57 pmWe've got Ezra for the day. You can't beat it 🙂.

Indeed, that would be child abuse!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 08, 2019, 18:36:31 pm
Quote from: Chris Quartly on October 08, 2019, 15:09:06 pmIndeed, that would be child abuse!
Maybe in Scotland.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 14, 2019, 10:49:00 am
Just reflecting on the cracking time I had at EUCON at the weekend, spending some quality time with very good friends, 90% of whom I met through TNMS.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 14, 2019, 22:47:14 pm
Really must try and make it to Eucon next year. My adoring public will have forgotten what I look like. They'll have forgotten that they're my adoring public too...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 15, 2019, 13:06:12 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 14, 2019, 22:47:14 pmReally must try and make it to Eucon next year. My adoring public will have forgotten what I look like. They'll have forgotten that they're my adoring public too...

Start with Bravado at Real Time on Friday 8th November, Simsy. :)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 16, 2019, 14:22:39 pm
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 14, 2019, 22:47:14 pmReally must try and make it to Eucon next year. My adoring public will have forgotten what I look like. They'll have forgotten that they're my adoring public too...
Yes mate, I've missed your manic grin in person, it's been waaay too long 😁.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 18, 2019, 00:38:17 am
Watched a brief video of two Extinction Rebellion attention seekers being pulled down from the top of a tube train where they were attempting to prevent hundreds of commuters from going home to their families, then getting their worthless heads kicked in. Gorgeous.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on October 18, 2019, 02:23:14 am
Quote from: Slim on October 18, 2019, 00:38:17 amWatched a brief video of two Extinction Rebellion attention seekers being pulled down from the top of a tube train where they were attempting to prevent hundreds of commuters from going home to their families, then getting their worthless heads kicked in. Gorgeous.
A packed tube train full of folk who had left their cars at home, no less.

Rather lead with their chin this XR lot don't they.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 18, 2019, 08:45:04 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 18, 2019, 02:23:14 amA packed tube train full of folk who had left their cars at home, no less.

Rather lead with their chin this XR lot don't they.
Excellent watch!

https://youtu.be/H3kJwQBZOkM
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: döm on October 18, 2019, 10:10:07 am
Absolute idiots !!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 18, 2019, 14:32:31 pm
Quote from: Slim on October 18, 2019, 00:38:17 amWatched a brief video of two Extinction Rebellion attention seekers being pulled down from the top of a tube train where they were attempting to prevent hundreds of commuters from going home to their families, then getting their worthless heads kicked in. Gorgeous.
I get what they're trying to protest about, but why do it on one of the cleanest forms of transport? I've got no problem with anyone protesting against anything, but when they are getting in the way of peoples livelihoods, they're fair game for the kind of incident that happened yesterday.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 18, 2019, 14:34:21 pm
Lovely walk out in the countryside with Maple. The odd spot of rain mixed in with the autumn sunshine didn't spoil our enjoyment.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 26, 2019, 12:11:21 pm
A fantastic performance from England to beat New Zealand and get to the RWC final.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 26, 2019, 13:46:53 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 26, 2019, 12:11:21 pmA fantastic performance from England to beat New Zealand and get to the RWC final.
I had to drive all the way to Bristol last night in the howling wind and rain to watch it this morning. Worth every minute
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 26, 2019, 17:30:28 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 26, 2019, 13:46:53 pmI had to drive all the way to Bristol last night in the howling wind and rain to watch it this morning. Worth every minute
No televisions where you live then mate? 😉.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on October 26, 2019, 19:35:25 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 26, 2019, 17:30:28 pmNo televisions where you live then mate? 😉.
Had to be at mother in law for lunch. No arguing with her and my wife.  :P
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: rufus the dawg on October 26, 2019, 20:02:18 pm
Quote from: pdw1 on October 26, 2019, 19:35:25 pmHad to be at mother in law for lunch. No arguing with her and my wife.  :P
That is plainly wrong.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 27, 2019, 10:25:42 am
Quote from: rufus the dawg on October 26, 2019, 20:02:18 pmThat is plainly wrong.
... but reality  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 27, 2019, 13:27:28 pm
Quote from: zoony on October 26, 2019, 12:11:21 pmA fantastic performance from England to beat New Zealand and get to the RWC final.
And today's is Wales losing and not joining us in the final.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Blastzone on October 27, 2019, 22:53:20 pm
A Good day out yesterday at the Voodoo rooms in Edinburgh, with Muppet and Baldie Pete. Ali Ferguson band a real treat, as i didn't know them prior, followed by Abel Ganz who played a brilliant set.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on October 28, 2019, 19:23:34 pm
I don't really laugh much these days, unfortunately, but my dear lady and I went to see Frank Skinner last night and I pissed myself laughing like a drain (whatever that means) all night.  Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 28, 2019, 20:31:54 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on October 28, 2019, 19:23:34 pmI don't really laugh much these days, unfortunately, but my dear lady and I went to see Frank Skinner last night and I pissed myself laughing like a drain (whatever that means) all night.  Fantastic stuff.
Fantastic comedian - sharp as a knife
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on October 28, 2019, 20:48:07 pm
Keith 'Vazeline' Vaz getting a six month suspension from being an MP.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on October 28, 2019, 22:36:46 pm
Keith was my MP once! And on a related note, it's my current MP's birthday today. Happy Birthday Andrew Bridgen! By a long distance the best MP I've ever had. I think Tessa Jowell was probably the worst one.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on October 29, 2019, 22:10:12 pm
Our local quiz league started up for the new season last night, and we had a new team member who was recommended by my neighbour, who is also in the team. He's 51, and was really good with a broad array of quiz knowledge. As a Brucie bonus as well, he turns out to be a RUSH fan. Finally nice to have someone in the team who knows what I'm on about when I mention RUSH 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on November 02, 2019, 19:45:59 pm
Listening to Gilles Peterson this afternoon and heard a piece of music that knocked me sideways. This one, which I see has been uploaded to YouTube today.

Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: captainkurtz on November 04, 2019, 17:32:28 pm
Quote from: Slim on November 02, 2019, 19:45:59 pmListening to Gilles Peterson this afternoon and heard a piece of music that knocked me sideways. This one, which I see has been uploaded to YouTube today.

My signed copy arrived on Friday.  It's good, but not quite as good as the 'record of the decade' that the media are purporting it to be.  Also, it's a piss poor recording - no definition or space at all - just one big sludgey wall of noise.  Dangermouse produced it - quite a big name - he must have no ears.  A shame, because the songs deserve better.

Seeing him next March, looking forward to it..
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Post by: pxr5 on November 04, 2019, 22:34:03 pm
I always try to watch Jools Holland. Last week Michael Kiwanuka was on. Very good:

https://gentnews.com/michael-kiwanuka-you-ain-t-the-problem-later...-with-jools-holland.html (https://gentnews.com/michael-kiwanuka-you-ain-t-the-problem-later...-with-jools-holland.html)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on November 05, 2019, 20:54:00 pm
Watching the Cambridge City firework display by the river with my 2 daughters.
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 09, 2019, 00:56:13 am
I'm not a Royalist - far from it.  They should be disestablished at the very least.

But...

A friend of ours lives in Windsor as her husband is in the Household Cavalry. Every Wednesday she attends an Army Wives' Mother and Baby meeting.  It's been revealed that, at her last meeting two days ago, completely unannounced, and without any forewarning or fanfare, in walked Harry and Meghan for a casual chat  and coffee.

There's an article and video about it on the Forces TV website - I'm not sure it's been reported in the mainstream news.

I'm delighted for our friend more than anything else, hence this post, but I've got to say fair play to  that particular royal couple. 

And I never thought I'd state that.
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Post by: DavidL on November 09, 2019, 10:29:29 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 09, 2019, 00:56:13 amI'm not a Royalist - far from it.  They should be disestablished at the very least.

But...

A friend of ours lives in Windsor as her husband is in the Household Cavalry. Every Wednesday she attends an Army Wives' Mother and Baby meeting.  It's been revealed that, at her last meeting two days ago, completely unannounced, and without any forewarning or fanfare, in walked Harry and Meghan for a casual chat  and coffee.

There's an article and video about it on the Forces TV website - I'm not sure it's been reported in the mainstream news.

I'm delighted for our friend more than anything else, hence this post, but I've got to say fair play to  that particular royal couple.

And I never thought I'd state that.
Wills and Harry seem to be thoroughly good eggs. However, Meghan, I think, could be trouble.
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 09, 2019, 22:44:03 pm
Hot water bottles!
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Post by: döm on November 10, 2019, 21:58:51 pm
Quote from: DavidL on November 09, 2019, 10:29:29 amWills and Harry seem to be thoroughly good eggs. However, Meghan, I think, could be trouble.
Great ! The more trouble, the better!
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Post by: DavidL on November 11, 2019, 20:19:04 pm
New pair of headphones! Focal Elegia, to be exact. 😀
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Post by: zoony on November 13, 2019, 17:58:16 pm
One of my nieces works doing something to do with horses, and the other week had the opportunity to go and meet The queen at one of her stables. She was showing me a couple of pics she had taken with her majesty, but was told that she wasn't allowed to put them online. Seemed strange to see them in the picture in their 'horsey' clothes.
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Post by: Nick on November 13, 2019, 19:43:17 pm
Log fire
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on November 13, 2019, 20:42:41 pm
A working boiler!

Some bugger's set the thermostat too high though 21C?????? 15's more than enough!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 19, 2019, 19:32:33 pm
Delighted to announce that grandchild number 2 is on the way. My son, Brad and his fiancee, Maisie went for their second scan yesterday, and all is well with a little brother or sister for Ezra due on around the 13th of April next year 🙂.
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Post by: pdw1 on November 20, 2019, 02:15:06 am
Quote from: zoony on November 19, 2019, 19:32:33 pmDelighted to announce that grandchild number 2 is on the way. My son, Brad and his fiancee, Maisie went for their second scan yesterday, and all is well with a little brother or sister for Ezra due on around the 13th of April next year 🙂.
congratulations grandad  :)
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Post by: The Letter R on November 20, 2019, 09:27:01 am
Quote from: zoony on November 19, 2019, 19:32:33 pmDelighted to announce that grandchild number 2 is on the way. My son, Brad and his fiancee, Maisie went for their second scan yesterday, and all is well with a little brother or sister for Ezra due on around the 13th of April next year 🙂.
Nice one Rob - congratulations to all.
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Post by: DavidL on November 20, 2019, 16:05:56 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 19, 2019, 19:32:33 pmDelighted to announce that grandchild number 2 is on the way. My son, Brad and his fiancee, Maisie went for their second scan yesterday, and all is well with a little brother or sister for Ezra due on around the 13th of April next year 🙂.
Congrats!
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Post by: zoony on November 20, 2019, 18:27:19 pm
Thanks guys.
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 20, 2019, 19:19:19 pm
Congrats Rob, doesn't seem five minutes since your first grand child was born. :)
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 09:20:42 am
The news that pound shop U2 coat tail-hangers Coldplay are to quit touring for a couple of years "for the good of the planet".

Atonal warbler Chris "Air Miles" Martin is more correct with that statement than he realises isn't he.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 21, 2019, 09:31:27 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 09:20:42 amThe news that pound shop U2 coat tail-hangers Coldplay are to quit touring for a couple of years "for the good of the planet".

Atonal warbler Chris "Air Miles" Martin is more correct with that statement than he realises isn't he.
;D ;D ;D
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 21, 2019, 11:42:03 am
🤣
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Post by: zoony on November 21, 2019, 13:35:38 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 20, 2019, 19:19:19 pmCongrats Rob, doesn't seem five minutes since your first grand child was born. :)
I know mate, Ezra will only be 19 months old when the new arrival comes.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: The Letter R on November 21, 2019, 13:48:43 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 09:20:42 amThe news that pound shop U2 coat tail-hangers Coldplay are to quit touring for a couple of years "for the good of the planet".

Atonal warbler Chris "Air Miles" Martin is more correct with that statement than he realises isn't he.
I am sure a special slot at Glasto 2020 awaits......
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 14:35:09 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on November 21, 2019, 13:48:43 pmI am sure a special slot at Glasto 2020 awaits......
Please no; they've got Macca on apparently, let's not ruin things.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on November 21, 2019, 22:54:39 pm
(http://truth.justdied.com/images/andrew_bentley.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Slim on November 21, 2019, 22:56:41 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 09:20:42 amThe news that pound shop U2 coat tail-hangers Coldplay are to quit touring for a couple of years "for the good of the planet".

Atonal warbler Chris "Air Miles" Martin is more correct with that statement than he realises isn't he.

I used to defend Coldplay but I must admit their stuff this last 10 years or so has been bland and nondescript. But here's a good one, just for balance:

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Post by: Slim on November 21, 2019, 22:59:16 pm
Wow just checked and that album is over 17 years old now! Where does the time go?? I'm having that as Minor Annoyance of the Day as well.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 23:21:12 pm
Quote from: Slim on November 21, 2019, 22:56:41 pmI used to defend Coldplay but I must admit their stuff this last 10 years or so has been bland and nondescript. But here's a good one, just for balance:


Yellow is very good, I'll give them that.
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Post by: Bez on November 21, 2019, 23:25:33 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on November 21, 2019, 13:48:43 pmI am sure a special slot at Glasto 2020 awaits......
There was an interview on the BBC earlier where he was asked that question. Apparently he was savaged on Twitter last year for turning up in a tracksuit and spoiling things. He's not performing next year....
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Post by: Bez on November 21, 2019, 23:27:13 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 23:21:12 pmYellow is very good, I'll give them that.
First 2 albums are pretty strong IMO.....after that they disappeared up each other's arses....good live in those early years. Saw them supporting James before Yellow was released
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Post by: Matt2112 on November 22, 2019, 07:25:39 am
Quote from: Bez on November 21, 2019, 23:25:33 pmThere was an interview on the BBC earlier where he was asked that question. Apparently he was savaged on Twitter last year for turning up in a tracksuit and spoiling things. He's not performing next year....
Good.  He kept turning up like a bad penny to busk in other folks' sets at the last one.
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Post by: captainkurtz on November 22, 2019, 09:20:33 am
First listen of the new Coldplay done...it's pretty good.  The last 2 were utterly awful, they sounded like Chris Martin solo records remixed by some flavour of the month producer...the band dynamic, the thing that made them special, completely lost.

They've always been a terrific live band, from the off.

Blame Gwyneth - CM was never this annoying before he met her...
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: DavidL on November 22, 2019, 10:42:52 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on November 22, 2019, 09:20:33 amBlame Gwyneth - CM was never this annoying before he met her...
See also.....Meghan Markle ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 23, 2019, 01:49:41 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on November 21, 2019, 09:20:42 amThe news that pound shop U2 coat tail-hangers Coldplay are to quit touring for a couple of years "for the good of the planet".

Atonal warbler Chris "Air Miles" Martin is more correct with that statement than he realises isn't he.
Yawn. I suppose they're all going to stop eating meat as well....
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Bez on November 24, 2019, 19:33:38 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 23, 2019, 01:49:41 amYawn. I suppose they're all going to stop eating meat as well....
He stopped doing that some time ago, if I remember rightly...
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Post by: zoony on November 24, 2019, 22:05:12 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 24, 2019, 19:33:38 pmHe stopped doing that some time ago, if I remember rightly...
More for us then mate 😉.
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Post by: Bez on November 26, 2019, 14:50:06 pm
Attended the launch of Pudders' book last night 8)
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Post by: Nick on November 26, 2019, 18:47:08 pm
He has a book out?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on November 26, 2019, 19:05:54 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 26, 2019, 14:50:06 pmAttended the launch of Pudders' book last night 8)
Red carpet?
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Post by: Bez on November 26, 2019, 21:49:43 pm
Quote from: Nick on November 26, 2019, 18:47:08 pmHe has a book out?
He does....a history of the school he used to work at through WWI. Co - authored with the school's archiveist.
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Post by: Bez on November 26, 2019, 21:51:35 pm
Quote from: zoony on November 26, 2019, 19:05:54 pmRed carpet?
Not quite that grand, mate. A proud momen t though. 😎
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Post by: zoony on November 27, 2019, 10:03:33 am
Quote from: Bez on November 26, 2019, 21:51:35 pmNot quite that grand, mate. A proud momen t though. 😎
Yes mate, I can imagine. Pleased for him 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on November 27, 2019, 17:19:33 pm
Quote from: Bez on November 26, 2019, 21:49:43 pmHe does....a history of the school he used to work at through WWI. 
He doesn't seem as old as that!
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Post by: pdw1 on November 28, 2019, 02:08:07 am
Watching The Letter R dive into the mosh pit tonight at the Underworld  8)
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Post by: Bez on November 29, 2019, 08:17:58 am
Quote from: Nick on November 27, 2019, 17:19:33 pmHe doesn't seem as old as that!
he is...!
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Post by: The Letter R on November 29, 2019, 09:32:27 am
Quote from: pdw1 on November 28, 2019, 02:08:07 amWatching The Letter R dive into the mosh pit tonight at the Underworld  8)
Decent gig wasn't it :-)
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Post by: zoony on November 30, 2019, 13:52:09 pm
At least that crackpot on London bridge yesterday was ended, and taxpayers money doesn't have to go to waste keeping him alive, and honouring his 'human rights.'
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Post by: pdw1 on November 30, 2019, 22:36:45 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on November 29, 2019, 09:32:27 amDecent gig wasn't it :-)
It was.
And in complete contrast went to Stratford Upon Avon today to see 'The Boy in The Dress' musical at the Royal Shakespeare Company with all the family. Brilliant show.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 01, 2019, 18:49:52 pm
Chrimbo tree is up!  I love Chrimbo, me.  ;D
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pxr5 on December 01, 2019, 19:06:38 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 01, 2019, 18:49:52 pmChrimbo tree is up!  I love Chrimbo, me.  ;D
Me too. Did our decorations today too, great stuff.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: pdw1 on December 01, 2019, 20:00:31 pm
It is far too early to have the Chrimbo tree up  >:(
(sorry wrong thread)
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 01, 2019, 21:27:52 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 01, 2019, 18:49:52 pmChrimbo tree is up!  I love Chrimbo, me.  ;D
It's not bloody Christmas yet >:(

You people make me sick. >:( >:(

Another person in the wrong thread.

Trim up on the Winter Solstice and then party afterwards for a few weeks. That's the way to do it.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Nick on December 01, 2019, 21:35:08 pm
Agreed, surely we have a European law to stop this premature decoration?
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 01, 2019, 23:50:43 pm
December = The Festive Season.

Look around you.

Typical, bloody Scrooges - Think Of The Children!!!1!1!!
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Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 02, 2019, 00:48:00 am
Festive my Arse.

Start on the Winter Solstice, and end at Candlemas(s). You know the days are properly lengthening by then and your propitiative libations have worked.
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Post by: Bisto on December 02, 2019, 09:16:13 am
The 12 days of Christmas are between 25 Dec 2019 - Sun, 5 Jan 2020.....just saying
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Post by: Bez on December 02, 2019, 11:07:07 am
I'm with "McSimmerstheScrooge" on this one....

Mrs Bez started wrapping presents on Saturday evening, she kept getting in the way of the telly ::)

Bah humbug
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 02, 2019, 21:39:07 pm
Quote from: Bez on December 02, 2019, 11:07:07 amI'm with "McSimmerstheScrooge" on this one....

Mrs Bez started wrapping presents on Saturday evening, she kept getting in the way of the telly ::)

Bah humbug
Now that does seem a bit extreme, given it was still November. :)

But once "the calendar's just one page" (excerpt from the best Xmas song of all time there for you, pop pickers) it's open season as far as I'm concerned.

And no-one's going to ruin it; not even John Lewis with their abominable massacring of an all-time classic 80s AOR stadium power ballad.
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Post by: Bez on December 02, 2019, 23:18:42 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 02, 2019, 21:39:07 pmNow that does seem a bit extreme, given it was still November. :)

But once "the calendar's just one page" (excerpt from the best Xmas song of all time there for you, pop pickers) it's open season as far as I'm concerned.

And no-one's going to ruin it; not even John Lewis with their abominable massacring of an all-time classic 80s AOR stadium power ballad.
I did warn her that she will have sucked the fun out of Christmas before it arrives....

I always do my wrapping at the last possible moment.
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Post by: zoony on December 03, 2019, 12:13:30 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 02, 2019, 21:39:07 pmBut once "the calendar's just one page" (excerpt from the best Xmas song of all time there for you, pop pickers) 
The Waitresses - Christmas wrapping.

Never heard it mate!
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Post by: zoony on December 03, 2019, 16:17:35 pm
Just ordered a pair of jeans with a 40 inch waist. My belt is struggling to keep my 42 inch ones up nowadays 🙂.
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: Matt2112 on December 03, 2019, 23:53:09 pm
Quote from: zoony on December 03, 2019, 16:17:35 pmJust ordered a pair of jeans with a 40 inch waist. My belt is struggling to keep my 42 inch ones up nowadays 🙂.
Nice one Rob. :)

Collected some online Chrimbo shopping today.  Okay, most of it was stuff I bought for myself, but still...  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 04, 2019, 12:41:57 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 03, 2019, 23:53:09 pmNice one Rob. :)

Collected some online Chrimbo shopping today.  Okay, most of it was stuff I bought for myself, but still...  ::) ;)
Cheers mate. It's what to do about replacing all my 3xl RUSH shirts now that swamp me!
Title: Re: Simple Pleasure of the Day - 80
Post by: zoony on December 06, 2019, 16:21:52 pm
Since I started eating healthier, and doing a lot of walking after my heart attack at the end of March, I lost 3 stone 2 pounds in 6 months. I was happy at the weight I'd reached, and didn't really plan on losing anymore. That was just over 2 months ago, and since then I've been eating a bit more, but only sticking to the healthy stuff apart from a weekly treat of a Chinese takeaway, and I've stuck rigidly to my walking. Couldn't believe it today when we had to take Alicia for her diabetes check up, and I took the opportunity to jump on the scales at the hospital. In the last 10 weeks I've lost another 18 pounds, meaning that in just over 8 months I've come down from 22 stone to 17 stone 8 pounds. Just goes to show what healthy eating, exercise and discipline can do 🙂.
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Post by: Matt2112 on December 06, 2019, 19:19:46 pm
Quote from: zoony on Yesterday at 16:21:52Since I started eating healthier, and doing a lot of walking after my heart attack at the end of March, I lost 3 stone 2 pounds in 6 months. I was happy at the weight I'd reached, and didn't really plan on losing anymore. That was just over 2 months ago, and since then I've been eating a bit more, but only sticking to the healthy stuff apart from a weekly treat of a Chinese takeaway, and I've stuck rigidly to my walking. Couldn't believe it today when we had to take Alicia for her diabetes check up, and I took the opportunity to jump on the scales at the hospital. In the last 10 weeks I've lost another 18 pounds, meaning that in just over 8 months I've come down from 22 stone to 17 stone 8 pounds. Just goes to show what healthy eating, exercise and discipline can do 🙂.
Magnificent effort, Rob. :)