Little things in life that make you smile

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby -DL- on Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:43 pm

Prepping the wife's car for it's MOT. Supporting bracket for perfectly functioning back box had rusted through and broken, but entire back box replaced for less than 60 quid DIY, including a tube of gun gum and a joining clamp. Yes, you can pick them up cheaper on eBay, but at least by going to pick it up from Euro Car Parts down the road, any issues are simple to remedy.

6 years old, and only work ever needing doing has been the exhaust as mentioned, and replacement brake pads, plus the usual tyres, wiper blades etc which are still all good.

Appears all tickity-boo, so should be good for another year.

Nice sense of satisfaction, that.

I do like the 107/C1/Aygo's. Cheap, functional cars that, so far, are simple, hassle free motoring, and so easy to work on if you don't mind getting your hands dirty.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby pablo jaye on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:11 am

KUMB has made me smile this morning and is helping me through a hangover .... in no particular order TOMoS’ travels to London, a post by wilf appreciating a Bendy/Elsie exchange and JBB/Cambridge working out how to beat the world record for swimming. Thanks to you all!!
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby -DL- on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Walking back from a stroll with the Mrs and little 'un, and waiting at a pelican crossing when a group of blokes that have just come out from the pub stand with us.

The light goes red, and a cyclist decides to ignore it as we're crossing, and timed to perfection, one of the blokes, who was a fairly hefty fella, somehow grabs the cyclists top, drags him from his bike, which carried on down the road for a short distance, dumped him on the deck, dragged him to the side of the road, and gave him a little lesson on traffic light etiquette.

I'm pretty sure said cyclist won't be jumping any red lights for a while.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Moxy on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:33 pm

Driving to the Collier row carnival with my beautiful daughter, girlfriend (not daughters mum) and my younger brother, my 3 favourite people in the world. Since I split up with my daughters mum last year times have been hard but these 3 have really helped me through it, the girls met today for the first time and got on great and my brother was the top man he always is, just a fantastic Sunday.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby somerset-hammer on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Good stuff, Moxy.

:)
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:31 am

I have the week off work, the weather is set to be good, and my wife found a bottle of Hendricks gin in the cupboard when we had a clean up!.

Looking forward to a week with my one year old daughter and loads planned for the week with my brother's wife and kids. He even managed to get Thursday off so we are having a trip up to Duxford.

I set my out of office on and deleted all work emails from my phone. Briefed my boss that I will be deleting everything that comes in so if it is that urgent/directly important to me, to re-send it when I return.

I really can't wait. So much so that my wife and I nearly forgot it is our 2nd anniversary today. So with my daughter in nursery we are going out for a rare lunch out with just the two of us (Miller and Carter,so a lovely fillet steak!).

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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby sendô on Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm

I walked around the corner outside my house this morning to discover the bus stop is "out of service" for some reason or other - looks like some road works are about to begin - just as the bus came.

Luckily the bus driver saw me, saw the bus stop, but decided to stop for me anyway.

Common sense prevailing feels like a rare occurrence these days.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Paulo Lopes. Benfica's 40-year old third choice goalkeeper.

He's just retired having played 11 games in 13 seasons for the club, winning 12 trophies
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:46 pm

FreeWheeling wrote:Paulo Lopes. Benfica's 40-year old third choice goalkeeper.

He's just retired having played 11 games in 13 seasons for the club, winning 12 trophies


Thats class. :thup:

He's not another of these fake footballers is he?
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby vietnammer on Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:04 pm

To counter one on the 'irritate' thread: Being given tea (Turkish stylee) by the barber yesterday. Simple but nice.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 am

vietnammer wrote:To counter one on the 'irritate' thread: Being given tea (Turkish stylee) by the barber yesterday. Simple but nice.


The thought of tea without milk filled me with horror until I tried Turkish tea for the first time (in the USA of all places). It's OK and tastes nicer than I expected but I couldn't drink it all the time.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby -DL- on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:39 am

sendô wrote:
Common sense prevailing feels like a rare occurrence these days.


It may seem like common sense - however, when a stop gets hooded by the Area Network Controller, the TFL jobsworths in Centre Comm, which is the main bus control centre for the whole of London, have a habit of watching the cameras and then sending an officials report to the operating company's garage if a bus serves it and the driver can get put on a disciplinary.

In effect, a lot of the time, we're not allowed to use a bit of common sense in case we get hauled in.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby somerset-hammer on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:44 am

I don't like the bloke, but he knows how wind people up, the bosses at TalkSport must love him.

He actually makes a good point too.


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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:57 am

:lol: ^^^ in the words of Inspector Blakey ... "That's made my day that has".
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby bubbles1966 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 pm

The SportItalia twitter feed. Image
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby southbrishammer on Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 am

In the last few weeks, three separate people, including my ex-boss who is a twat and Mrs SBH, have said to me: "We are going to do [a task]. And I'm using the "Royal We" meaning you're going to do it."

Normally errors like that would go in the Things That Irritate You thread, but this one makes me laugh, probably because I first heard it from my ex-boss, who is a twat.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 am

Putting the aircon back in the loft. My energy supplier won't be so pleased, though.
The rain. Thank God for some rain! The allotment & garden couldn't be happier.
Knowing that, in exactly one week from now, I'll be on the autoroute, heading for Cognac region.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:57 pm

pablo jaye wrote:KUMB has made me smile this morning and is helping me through a hangover .... in no particular order TOMoS’ travels to London, a post by wilf appreciating a Bendy/Elsie exchange and JBB/Cambridge working out how to beat the world record for swimming. Thanks to you all!!


Wilf is back? :scarfer:
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby sendô on Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 pm

I saw an absolute sort earlier on walking down the road carrying two rather large looking cucumbers and what looked like a knowing smile on her face.
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Re: Little things in life that make you smile

Postby DasNutNock on Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:16 pm

sendô wrote:I saw an absolute sort earlier on walking down the road carrying two rather large looking cucumbers and what looked like a knowing smile on her face.


One in the pink, one in the stink? Dirty B*TCH!
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