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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4005 on: December 18, 2018, 09:09:08 PM »
Just looked at 2 GF Stanier coaches with the same code but with A & B suffixes:

Vestibule First Corridor 374-846A carries number M 1066 M

Vestibule First Corridor 374-846B numbered M 1052 M

so once again young sire, it would seem you are correct.

Dave G

Thanks for the 'young' bit, Dave. It's made me happy :D

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4006 on: December 18, 2018, 11:40:45 PM »
Thanks for the 'young' bit, Dave. It's made me happy :D
It’s OK Mick, he has an appointment with Spec Savers booked.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4007 on: December 18, 2018, 11:57:38 PM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4008 on: December 19, 2018, 07:04:16 AM »
Thanks for the 'young' bit, Dave. It's made me happy :D
It’s OK Mick, he has an appointment with Spec Savers booked.

 :P  :moony:  :goggleeyes:

And I am unanimous with that!

Dave G

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4009 on: December 19, 2018, 08:53:18 AM »
Me and my mates are going to bash you up at playtime!

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4010 on: December 19, 2018, 05:21:15 PM »
Top marks to E.E. (no - not English Electric).
My Mum had no phone or broadband this morning so when we'd got back after some retail therapy for her, I got in touch with E.E. on their freephone number from my abode, explained the problem to a very helpful young lady called Sian (spelling?), and she got an engineer visit this Friday morning by confirming it with Mum on her mobile and then also called me to let me know what was occurring (and wished me a Merry Christmas). All too often telecoms services get flak, often fully justified, but Sian was help personified. Thank you Sian and E.E. :thankyousign:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4011 on: December 19, 2018, 07:16:43 PM »
Nice to hear of such service. However, I have to ask why this is in the 'Happy' thread - should it not be in the 'Unbelievable' thread?  ;)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4012 on: December 24, 2018, 02:54:30 AM »
I have been sat here at work for the last 8 hours or so, with a further 4 to go.  Nothing unusual about that – since I gave up being ‘a boss’ about nine years ago, it is all I have ever done, working an average of 7 shifts per fortnight, although since hitting the UK retirement age of 65, (I just beat the new system!), I have slowly been reducing my hours.

So what is different about this shift? It is my last one! I officially retire, for good, on Friday. So no more finishing at 7am, going home, picking up Louisa, taking her to work, turning round and going back home for a few hours sleep, before returning to pick Louisa up from work, then having a quick sandwich and coffee and then setting off to work again.

As I am now in the position of not having the pleasure of going out to work and not being able to listen to work colleagues talking about the changes in work practices being planned for the New Year, maybe this post should be in the ‘Unhappy’ thread . . . . . . .erm . . . . .   :no:. I will be starting on what is left in the ‘Jura’ bottle tonight and probably replacing it at the weekend.   :beers:

And if that was not reason enough to celebrate, an hour or so ago I received an automated email regarding the renewal of my car insurance, due in 3 weeks. It was a few Euros cheaper for next year than this year!   :o. I have just done a bit of researching/comparing  and the renewal quote was just slightly cheaper than any other quotes I got and then I had a thought,  :idea:. I went into my current insurers website to amend my details to show my occupation as ‘Retired’ – the quote came down by €40!  :D

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

P.S. Thanks to all of you who have provided some knowledge, or just a smile, to me and plenty of other forumites over the last 12 months.  :-* ;)
« Last Edit: December 24, 2018, 02:57:59 AM by dannyboy, Reason: added a bit! »
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4013 on: December 24, 2018, 07:09:47 AM »
Best wishes for a long and fruitful retirement!

I was lucky enough to 'get out of the office' for good  a couple of years earlier than the state pension date, about 8 years ago. Never missed it once!

All the best for 2019.

 :beers:

Dave G

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4014 on: December 24, 2018, 07:20:12 AM »
How cool's that!  :thumbsup:

Have a great Christmas and enjoy your retirement!

Maybe I'll see you here in Oz soon! You're most welcome!  :beers: :beers: :beers:

George
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4015 on: December 24, 2018, 07:55:50 AM »
Well done David

When I retired a few years ago, I did not miss working for a second even though I had a good, mostly enjoyable job. To this day I wonder how I managed to accomplish what I did before I retired (railway construction, household chores, grunt work in the garden). Just recently, I have taken up a 2 days a week consultancy and this is proving to be seriously curtailing my lifestyle.

I would prefer to be 20 years younger, working, and have more life left but being retired is pretty good.

David, best of wishes to you in the next stage of your life.

And a Merry Christmas to all.
Webbo

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4016 on: December 24, 2018, 08:17:49 AM »
Great news David. I did it April17 and it seems the last 20 months has gone by in the blink of an eye.
Loving it, and I'm sure you will too.
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4017 on: December 24, 2018, 08:47:35 AM »
Congratulations David! Wishing you all the best, and a merry Christmas!  :pint:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4018 on: December 24, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Congrats on becoming an officially retired person, David. My state pension kicked in 1st October this year and I can now replenish the savings I've been using up since I took early retirement at 60 :)
I guess your insurance has come down as it is now 'social, domestic and pleasure' as opposed to 'social, business and pleasure' i.e. there is no work involvement in your driving. If you use the car to do any work you'd need to in form your insurers.
Enjoy! :beers:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #4019 on: December 24, 2018, 09:47:49 AM »
Happy retirement David, and a Merry Christmas one & all! :beers:
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