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Anybody had a 'result' lately ?

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At the top of the last page I wrote about coming across a huge car boot sale near Wrexham. One of the things I picked up there was a Wasgij jigsaw puzzle. Ever since someone posted theirs on here, I've been intrigued. The one I bought was only £4 and still in the wrapper. Today I opened it and there are 2  1000 piece puzzles in the box, the one advertised and a bonus puzzle. I have no clue what picture this one will turn out to be, then again I have no idea what the original one will look like either!

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If I do it KJ one thing is for sure - it will look nothing like the picture on the box !   

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Not my result but a mates...at Calverton Car Boot Sale. I was getting rid of a load of stuff..mate and his wife helped..they wandered off ...and next thing a Copper was having a heated row with a stall holder.

My mates had a break in at their house on Whites Avenue a year before...they recognised a picture instantly.. the copper asked what was written on the back..Shirl...said it word for word..it was written in pencil!

The geezer handed it over..the sale price was £75!

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Definitely. I was loading 7 large bags of rubbish to take to the tip on Wednesday, just as the bin wagon came down the road. The driver got the two lads to sling them in the truck which saved me a trip. 

Earlier in the day, I'd been to Hucknall tip with sections of a double bed, and the two chaps there unloaded the car for me.

Such help and friendliness is almost unheard of these days.

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Took the dog out for his usual walk round Arnot Hill Park this morning. Saw what looked like a piece of paper on the ground.

 

As I got closer, saw it was a ten quid note. Nobody around to ask if they had dropped any money, so it went into my pocket.

 

Paid for my monthly haircut. 

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9 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Definitely. I was loading 7 large bags of rubbish to take to the tip on Wednesday, just as the bin wagon came down the road. The driver got the two lads to sling them in the truck which saved me a trip. 

Earlier in the day, I'd been to Hucknall tip with sections of a double bed, and the two chaps there unloaded the car for me.

Such help and friendliness is almost unheard of these days.

Did you "Tip" em FLY ?

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Ha ha, no, I didn't want it to be seen as bribery ! LOL

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Rummaging in Tesco's scavenge bin the other day I found a 0.56Kg chunk of Orkney Islands mature cheddar cheese; normally retailing at £7.88p/Kg this was marked up at £0.22p!  1¼lbs of quality cheese for 4/4¾d.....RESULT!

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I entered the Intel sweepstake recently (https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/gb/) and apparently I've won an Intel i7 8086k CPU worth about £400! An email tells me it will be delivered around 15th October. Thought it was a scam at first but it seems genuine, if it is...……. result! 

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It's not a scam at all, rest assured it's not.

Just £450 delivery charge plus your credit card details !

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On August 4, 2018 at 7:01 PM, Rob.L said:

Took the dog out for his usual walk round Arnot Hill Park this morning. Saw what looked like a piece of paper on the ground.

 

As I got closer, saw it was a ten quid note. Nobody around to ask if they had dropped any money, so it went into my pocket.

 

Paid for my monthly haircut. 

 

Best part of a weeks wages when I was a pup!  :biggrin:

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Treated mesen to one of those tablet thingies yeterday. £30 off & same price at JL as Argos.

Three year guarantee at JL no extra cost with Argos only the usual one year guarantee !

Result !

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Got two results today. One good, one not so. Some time ago I did the 'spit in the tube' DNA test through Ancestry. I did it really just to see where in the world my ancestors came from, not really thinking about DNA matches. I got my first hit of a match some time ago, but she was a 6th cousin several times removed. This past week I got notice of a closer match. We have corresponded and we are 2nd cousins, our grandmothers were sisters. This match goes by the title Sister Jenny. Turns out she is a Fransiscan Sister in Assissi. Darn it, we were in Assissi 14 months ago and 10 years prior to that. We could have passed in the street. Needless to say, we shall be corresponding a lot in the future and exchanging family history. 

Now the not so good. Well it started out good. Got a message on here from a new member, he had been Googling Parr Computer Services and up came Nottstalgia and my name. So we corresponded,  me mentioning a friend of both of us, when all 3 of us worked at Raleigh. He replied that he was shocked when said friend collapsed and died in the street aged 60. This friend would have been 75 this November and for 15 years I always wondered how she was doing. She was my one and only bridesmaid 50 years ago.  

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Only Ron Calvert rings a bell with those names, Phil, he was my boss. I left in 1969, so the others may have come along later? Alan Parr passed away a few years ago. Did you work there?

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Yes, I think the others came  later. PCS did my company’s data processing but that would be from about 1973 onwards. They were at Cawley House Canal St. when I knew them. They became The first Apple dealers in Nottingham and Ken and Rod went on to start KRCS, computer services, a company that’s still active.

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Spotted a pair of White tailed eagles in Wester Ross yesterday.  Disturbed them whilst they were tucking in to a dead sheep carcass up a mountain - now that's what I call a result!

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Phil, when I started at PCS they were in the early stages and the office was in a Victorian building that had previously been a house, on Cranmer St. Then we moved to the office block above the bowling alley on Barker Gate. Then after about a year moved to Crawley House on Canal St. This was handy for ne as hubby worked directly  behind me on Cliff Rd. It must have been quite a job moving computers etc, twice.

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Virgin cable were charging us £65 a month so the missus phoned them and said they were too expensive, they dropped it to £41 a month and increased the broadband speed.

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Yep..herself rang Sky the other week and threatned to go back to the poverty channels..they dropped it to €33 a month and gave us another channel..would the leccy supplier follow suit?...

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I got freeview and got Virgin to drop the rest from £70 a month to £26

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On ‎8‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 12:04 PM, Brew said:

I entered the Intel sweepstake recently (https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/gb/) and apparently I've won an Intel i7 8086k CPU worth about £400! An email tells me it will be delivered around 15th October. Thought it was a scam at first but it seems genuine, if it is...……. result! 

Whoopee ! It arrived this morning, nothing to pay, free, gratis...…….   result! 

 

Somehow you just know there's a 'but' to this don't you... I need a new motherboard too. It will fit and work in my existing board but to take advantage of this latest iteration it needs upgrading. Still a £400 CPU for zilch is still a result right?

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Well done, Brew!

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Following the oil delivery lorry scraping the corner off my little museum roof on Wednesday (Photos in "How's Your Day"), the company asked me to get an estimate for repairs. As luck would have it the damage was superficial. I reported to their ops manager that the damage was superficial and that the roof repair man could fix it for £60; did they want a written estimate before work could be done? They thanked me for not putting in a huge claim as some would have done and said not to bother with a written estimate but to have the work done and would I mind if they put the money into my oil account instead of going through banks, etc?  I said ok I would pay the man and they could put the money into our account.  Then he said that since I had been honest and helpful in letting them simply credit the account instead of putting them through the paperwork and hassle for a small claim, they would round the figure up to £100 as a gesture of goodwill.......now that's what I call a RESULT!  £40s worth of free heating oil for being honest :)

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