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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 14:55 
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Aww, one of my website customers in Portugal has sent me a present. (I predict the custard things won't last the day)


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Finished work for Christmas, in my pyjamas, red wine in my glass, a tube of Pringles and Gremlins on the telly. :luv:

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Finished work for Christmas, in my pyjamas, red wine in my glass, a tube of Pringles and Gremlins on the telly. :luv:

Take the Pringles off the Telly!


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 22:29 
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DavPaz wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Finished work for Christmas, in my pyjamas, red wine in my glass, a tube of Pringles and Gremlins on the telly. :luv:

Take the Pringles off the Telly!


Or the Gremlins will eat them?


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:46 
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Would take too long and be TL;DR if I explained it all, but, I am moving very soon.

After the battle with my landlady Environmental Services have been leaning on her very hard. The fine stage began, so she tried to trick me into staying here (paying the rent and billls) whilst she decorates the entire flat, then wanted me out. She served me a Section 21 shortly after, then tried getting me to pay the £350 to evict, erm, myself.

The trust who are housing me (in a brand new, quite spectacular build with granite work tops) have now completely taken over the arguing etc. They've been truly amazing and I feel truly blessed. Thankfully not only have the trust advised me to refuse access, but so has the guy at Environmental Services, stating and I quote "That would absolutely destroy those beautiful computers". He did say he was a gamer when he came around :D

So yeah, within two months I shall be the eaves of a building with lots of windows that all look straight over the sea.

I can't fucking wait tbh. I've spent half the winter with family, because it just wasn't possible to keep this place warm. I mean FFS, my cooker is so rusty from the damp that I have to bin it.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:59 
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Almost feels like it should belong in the Nay but Yay thread but glad to see something positive is happening :-)


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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 18:42 
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zaphod79 wrote:
Almost feels like it should belong in the Nay but Yay thread but glad to see something positive is happening :-)


TBH the nay part is pretty much over, given that the trust are taking care of everything. They're truly amazing. I bought them a huge bunch of flowers today :)

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Great news JC!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 20:40 
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Seren, sitting in the least comfortable seat ever.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 21:18 
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Look at those curls!

We’ve only just got a marble run and they are the best toys ever.

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 Post subject: Re: The 'Yay!' thread
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 23:18 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
So, everyone likes getting new toys and gadgets, doing cool things, new experiences. So why not post them here in a non-smug way and let everyone see your joy.

We finally got a decent telly. We had been using a borrowed analogue 4:3 CRT (made by 'Base'), and it was very small and crappy*. Going up to a 42" HDTV has made quite the difference, and I'm very pleased with it. Bioshock looks pretty nice, eh?

Lady T has got some new baking gear and has promised to make some cakes and scones :D

so, YAY!



*It did have a remote control with a million buttons (give or take a few), and had a built in game of sokoban.


This should probably go into the nay thread, but this Saturday morning our venerable 42" Panasonic plasma met its fate thanks to a two-year old with a bad temper carrying a plastic stick :'(

Although, it's been quite nice not having a TV in the house for the weekend. I'm not in any rush to replace it.


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