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M...eldy    pirate
11/10/2012 at 21:26

Ahaaaa I see .. Does it like punctuation or have you got sossidge fingers? 

11/10/2012 at 21:31
See that bike?
Well that's the reason I couldn't tri a tri!! I'd never stay upright!!
11/10/2012 at 22:12

You want one with stabilisers Spence!

I'm having both my bikes MOTed this weekend (and the car, eek!). Not done it before, but mate just set up cycle repair business, and I hate adjusting stuff and messing about myself, so they've all gone off in his van He laughed at the stiffness of my bottom bracket - I confess I didn't even know what one was til then

Anyway, popped in to give XB a huge big sloppy kiss He raved about me on the marathon talk facebook page apparently, and his raving about me got more votes than all the other ranting and ravings, and they read it out on the podcast Still smiling now

12/10/2012 at 07:18


ooh I must go listen

12/10/2012 at 07:23

((((((((Daffs Bottom Bracket)))))))

Morning each,  a day at fave customers for me today.  Looking at all the work I've to do over the winter she really is my fave customer.


12/10/2012 at 08:03

Good morning everyone. It's my weekend today as I get Fri & Sat off work, so long walk day-25 mins today! If I remember the route correctly there's a really long hill towards the end?!?! Spence I don't think I'm fast enough as a power walker to overtake runners yet! I say power walk, it's probably just brisk walking, haha! Not that weird wiggly thing they do in the olympics-is that still an event??

12/10/2012 at 08:59

Think it is JayHell! In fact, someone was doing it in my marathon on Sunday (in front of me, needless to say...) Good luck!

Tea please Noggs

Today I am mostly being rescued from accidental MOT-related naughtiness by the nice man at the garage

12/10/2012 at 09:07

Goodly morning

I did read back - honest - all that information which you shred has kind of been mislaid, mixed up or reinterpreted in my brain - so - Podds is buying a polo neck jumper for Murph, Alfie is giving facials and massage, Mr Tubbs is in a square in Italy, There is an EU glut of fig jam, the Snaily family have taken control of the NHS, Noggs is looking at bike porn, XB has exposed Daffers on a marathon programme, Pippi is receovering from the Spanish flu, Yums has been abducted by aliens, JayHell has an impressive wiggle and Spence is entering Rutland....have I missed anything?

I am at home - yesterday and the day before I wasn't, last night I went out - I felt very bohemian - until the night I satyed at the house of my mother. It is apparently possible to talk, without hesitation or pause to allow interruption for a number of hours. It is also possible to start a story, meander off into 15 different tangential subplots and return to the original subject without ever really reaching the point. She even knocked on the door when I was in the loo to tell me she had shredless marmalade.

Onwards and ever upwards

stiff uppers everyone

12/10/2012 at 09:53

Morning Fellow Normal WAISTers and DL

Yes - where is Yums - I miss her when she's not around

M...eldy wrote (see)

I'm here feel the fear, do it anyway wrote (see)

Morning All

Grey and dry here but they're promising rain for later  Also for Sunday which is supposed to be our big tri club bike ride and cakes but looking at the forecast I'm not going!!  

And if I stay home I can start making my shopping list for the following weekend as such a gorgeous handsome clean lad clearly needs pressies

He certainly does, he likes carrots and polos and ladies shoes (size 8)



Carrots and polos I can do but d'ya know what? I'm all out of ladies size 8s!!  Mind you if thats what he's been eating recently no wonder you've got huge vets bills to content with  I shall be bringing my camera too

M...eldy wrote (see)

 met a pack of 6 rescue dogs including a yellow lab that reminded me of someone     He goes to his new home tomorrow so you cant have him Podds!

Oh boo hiss - I will always have an extra special soft spot for a big yellow labbie boy

This morning I have been roped into "coffee and chat" with the interviewees for the part time reception post......... I think it's because they'll have to deal with me at my stroppiest and most gobby so they may as well know what they face before the formal interviews just in case 


12/10/2012 at 09:54

Oh and forgot to applaud DL on her usual masterful summary skills

12/10/2012 at 10:46

I second that, Podds. And frankly I think you are exactly the right person to interview the new receptionist, because you're the one who sees it like it is and will be able to tell whether she can cope! A wimp in that position would be a disaster.

Awwww. big hugs to both XB AND Daffs---a super rave for a super marathon performance! )))))

JayHell, brisk walking is good. It's all I'm doing at the moment too. Anything that involves moving one foot in front of the other counts in here ) Why not tell us a bit more about yourself? Or your views on life. Or the world. Or anything, really, we are interested in absolutely everything!

Nogs, back to the real world after your little excursion into cycle fantasyland?) Fave customer at least sounds like she's good hearted---and she pays her bills, too, which is always nice!

DL wrote (see)

 It is apparently possible to talk, without hesitation or pause to allow interruption for a number of hours. It is also possible to start a story, meander off into 15 different tangential subplots and return to the original subject without ever really reaching the point. 

After all your years as a WAISter, this comes as news?!?? xxxx

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Daffy's car~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hope the noble mechanic can rescue you from the evil schemes of the wicked MOT gang!!!

Went to the AGM of the Dutch association last night. You really want to see democracy in action? That's it! Long and detailed discussion about EVERYTHING---change from 3 years to 2 for committee members, amendment to articles of association, speeches by candidates for chairman..... No wonder the Dutch are famous for their ability to get along, EVERYONE has his say. And is listened to respectfully, I must say. Luckily this was followed by a really good dinner which we all were ready for, and it was a very jolly evening. 

But we sat with a couple who had spent years doing up their big farm in NL, and then in 2005, just after they finished, there was a serious fire. One of their sons was killed, another had 70% burns, the lady herself had oxygen deprivation and now speaks with difficulty. They were really nice, and have asked us round for a drink. But when you see people coping with that kind of thing, it really makes you count your blessings. 

12/10/2012 at 10:47

Oh, and on a happier note:

This is wonderful----it's the old doggies' home that I've mentioned before. Lovely. 

12/10/2012 at 10:48

Oops, sorry, also meant to say: there is a programme about them on ITV this Monday night at 8.00. I'm going to get C2 to record it for me! An ITV team spent several days last summer filming them, so it should be good. 

12/10/2012 at 10:50


I'm working from home   So far thats been getting up at 8.30 going for a run, cleaning the kitchen and living room and watching homes under the hammer!  Now I have policies to read, I'll probably be snoozin in 30secs!!!

MrS has a 2hr group activity interview for Asda this afternoon.  He says "I just want a job" I say, recruitment has changed since the 70s!!!

I think Yums is on her way to Chuggy, she's always dropping hints!  Better get the fig jam ready chuggy!

I could never ride a bike with my arse higher than my arms, I have short legs and short arms, it would be a disaster!  i'm more a victorian cyclist, sitting upright, straight back and shopping basket 

Better do some work then

12/10/2012 at 11:19

morning all

DL - the marmalade comment made me proper LOL

no plod for me this morning, early start at wurk instead cos I need to leave early for blood doning

ooh its Mr FF's birthday today - I bought him the new Jamie Oliver book which he obviously wanted cos he turned up with his own copy as a present for me so now we have two!

12/10/2012 at 12:54

home made leek and pot soup, 4 days old, gawjus.  

I'm going food shopping, I could be a while because I'm checking all the labels for hidden sugar!

Give up on "working from home" so that'll be my weekend sorted catching up

12/10/2012 at 12:56

It was nice to run this morning and not get wet

12/10/2012 at 13:20


Nice photo Snaily


12/10/2012 at 14:38

Ooh, lovely pic snaily! Bet you're loving living there Good luck to Mr Snail!

(good luck to those people Podds is meeting too )

Lol at Mr Far Far turning up with that book

I'm off to Milton Keynes tomorrow - do I need to watch my back Meldy? Isn't that your neck of the woods?!

My daft sister has only gone and broken her foot! Well, they're not entirely sure whether it's a stress fracture from all the running (although it's in the wrong place) - seems it's more likely to have been weakened from the running, then she's fractured it when she wobbled over on it on the stairs on Tuesday... They've said 'suspected fracture' at A&E so they don't have to put her in a cast (which would mean no driving, which would mean 6 miles of school pick up walking every day on crutches), so she's got a bandage and crutches til she can get to the fracture clinic next week.

Honestly, she's just got to be more dramatic than me at everything, that girl.

12/10/2012 at 16:09
Oh heck! ((( Daffs sister)))

Day 2 of retirement: mr Tubs decides to take small gate off side field entrance to rub down and do up. There's 2 tons of wood still in the ruddy field, old oil log burner abandoned in stables, several large logs also abandoned in aforementioned stables, horses coming home in a week or two. So he rubs a gate down. Round Two imminent!!!

Leaves large bottle of brandy, to hell with coffee!

(((( waisters))))
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