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Mugwump 



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 am
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Yeah, been back since mid October, leaving Melbourneís spring just in time for the English winter - which might be a legal definition of insanity. Top temperature yesterday was 2 deg, lights on at 4pm. Ugh.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:34 am
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Eww, makes our non storm look better! Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:56 pm
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Australia beat England in the Rugby League Wordl Cup Final. Cool Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:38 pm
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Wayne Bennetts face when the Aussies won Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:52 am
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No Jonny no interest for me, but happy someone else is happy about something, not enough happy going on!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:21 am
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think positive wrote:
Eww, makes our non storm look better! Cheers


Well, yes and no. We did an hour's yomping through the frosty mud of the Thames in Buckinghamshire today with some mates, then settled down to a pint or two of dark British ale in a fifteenth century pub with a roaring open fire and great food, while watching the mist descend outside. I have learned, despite it all, to make my peace with the English winter on account of things like this. By early March, though, I'll be desperate for some sun and hopefully heading for Melbourne !

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:33 am
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actually that sounds bloody fabulous! its still raining, i went out to bring the bin in in a brief lull, and i could actually see it belting down in the back yard! would have made a great picture, very strange though! i dont think summer is ever coming back!!

sitting in a log cabin with the fire roaring and the snow coming down outside in Bakers Creek, just outside Lake Louise has stayed with me ever since, im just hanging out to go back and spend a week in that cabin! cheers, do you drink the beer warm!!

a hot toddy. yeah i could do that right now!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:42 am
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Yeh, like most things in life, a little outdoor difficulty and sharpness makes drowsy softness sweeter. And hard winters make you feel just a little more alive than fat, seedy summers. English winters, the pale low sun, bare trees, and steely mists are just made for warm (actually room temperature) ales, dark centuries-old beams and the tang of woodsmoke. And if you like hot toddy try a hot buttered rum. Nothing thaws down into the boots as well as that !
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:33 pm
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Finish work tomorrow.

This past week has been the weirdest experience, trying to transfer knowledge and doing handovers, all the people in my area know I'm leaving but most don't as there's still been no announcement. Boss keeping it low key.

So I basically finished up all the work today, including a final handover to the boss. Tomorrow I go in, clean out my personal stuff and put it in the car then have a farewell morning tea with the team (which I didn't ask for but appreciate). Then take the car home and taxi back to Box Hill to hand in my ID and phone and have a few beers with whoever shows up.

Bonus happiness, looking at getting the holiday house restumped as one side has dropped seriously over the years. The good part of how it currently is, is if you drink too much in the lounge room it's downhill all the way to bed.

So mob I found online quoted $20k. I emailed them and asked if they could just do part and try to get it under $10k, still waiting. So I tried a bloke who did my Uncles house and a mate of his up bush who came highly recommended. Doesn't advertise, relies on word of mouth.

$8k and he can do it before Xmas. Very Happy

Sold.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:11 pm
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^ jeez, that suggests a helluva margin for the other guys. Just hope you wonít be staggering uphill to bed when youíre done.

Enjoy the break.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:42 pm
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Yeah, the other mob is a fair size and do a lot of work. This bloke is a small but I've had good feedback on him. From the conversation i had with him, he knocked a bit off the price cos it suits him as it's close to home and means this can be his last job before Xmas and he can spend that home with the family. If he didn't do mine, his other job in the queue means he'll be away for Xmas as it's not a daily commute. I'm happy with the outcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm
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Goodonya Stui, love your attitude. Itís really not worth getting pissed off or trying to assign blame. Enjoy your down time and plot a new course, cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:02 pm
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Cheers Jo

I actually feel sorry for those left behind. The joint has changed. At the moment, it's not for the better but time will tell.
When one of my direct reports, who's normally the height of positivity calls me a lucky bastard, things aren't well.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:08 am
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Getting 2nd row tickets to Robbie Williams at Rochford... 2ND ROW!! Row B!! The shaking/sweating/panicking & freaking out paid off. Very Happy Razz
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Oscarís law had a big win, maximum sentence, itís a bloody good start.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-11/maximum-sentence-for-breeders-accused-of-animal-cruelty/9246914

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