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Reasons to be Cheerful.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MJB, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Never mind the lawn. What about me?
    Do you mean epicaricacy?
    Actually I prefer schadenfreude. In spite of the Germanic origin of schadenfreude that word seems more integrated into English than epicaricacy. I had not even heard of the latter until reading the contribution of some pretentious prick in Pedantry Corner who stated that there was an English word meaning 'chadenfreude'.
  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    That would depend upon whether this person had already bred.
  3. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Just sold a lens on eb*y
    Went for £421.10p
    Minus eb*y & PayPal fees I ended up with approx £380
    Why have I a reason to be cheerful?
    Not bad seeing as I gave it a starting price of £300
    Even better is that MBP offered me £245
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  4. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    Schadenfreude for me.
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  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    St. Johnstone won the Scottish League cup; great result!
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  6. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Glorious weather, out on the bike, gardened, worked on shed, saw first bee of the year.... Just lovely!
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  7. Simon Leung

    Simon Leung Well-Known Member

    Finished off 1 roll of Ilford XP2 400 in 120 format, yesterday.
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Perusing the BBC to find out what time the next test in India takes place I noticed it starts at 4 am on Thursday...however it's scheduled as part of the New Zealand one day cup...
    bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scores-fixtures/2021-03-04 not a link as being a total incompetent can't do links on my kindle
  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    The IIIf just back from Newton-Ellis.

    Now has a brilliant rangefinder and everything is silky smooth.

    I feel like a little kid at Christmas.

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  10. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Not a good choice of present!
  11. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I've only handled a Barnack Leica once, but that's how it felt - utterly different to anything else, especially of shared vintage. Enjoy it, I shall just go green in the corner.
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  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Bonnie has about 3000 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Christmas day is fine until I have to turn up for dinner.

  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Well, if ever you do get to this part of the world...

  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Looking at the photos recently of everyone trying to get into Snowdonia, I'm not sure there's space any more :-(
  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Could try via the Boris roundabout on under the IoM?
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  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Suppose I should feel grateful that my council tax is frozen for this year.
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Like the services on offer? ;) I haven't heard yet, but our council is always the last.
  18. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Lucky you - here we pay rates, the amount based on land value. The local council's trading enterprises have been hit hard by the lack of tourists. The power distribution company owned by the council has been forced to undertake a huge amount of maintenance work (they were using dividends to offset rate rises). So not only are our power bills going up, we may also be facing a 10% rate rise.
  19. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard yet and hope mine is but my council are a shower when it comes to council tax. A couple of years ago I got into arrears and agreed to pay so much a month off the arrears via direct debit then I got some extra money and paid the arrears off on their website and emailed them to say I had done it. Well the following April my council tax shot up as they never sent me a bill I had no idea why just put it down to they need the money. Then last March my council tax bill for the month was £4! I mean I was delighted to effectively get £85 I wasn't expecting but I checked with them (before celebrating) and it turned they'd been taking the arrears off even though I'd paid them! My council tax for this year has been £11 a month less than it was last year!
  20. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Of course you are suffering from the lack of tourists. You have no oversea tourists. I say lucky you.
    Here in Britain I would welcome no oversea tourists. I would welcome no UK oversea tourists returning from only God knows where. God doesn't exist.
    You have done pretty well so far (but have no hint of immunity from infection). Holidays should be great. Staycation rules.

    As far as UK goes (and I wish that was Britain) We should ditch our Red list and have a Green list. As of today I would suggest that Israel and UAE, plus maybe NZ, for the green list.
    Edit. my reply was to our ambassador to New Zealand.

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