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Author Topic: YET *EVEN* MORE things that made you happy today!  (Read 39252 times)
Caledonian
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« Reply #425 on: September 06, 2018, 01:31:57 pm »

Isle of Man historic tram restored to 1898 condition.

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A once derelict tram has been restored to its original 1898 condition as part of the Manx Electric Railway's 125th anniversary celebrations.

Tram No. 14 arrived on the island some 120 years ago during the Victorian tourism boom, connecting Douglas, Laxey and Ramsey.

However, it went out of use in the 1970s and later fell into disrepair.

Volunteers gave three-and-a-half years of "blood, sweat and tears" to restore the tram, Isle of Man Transport said.

Also, this week it's the 125th Birthday of the Manx Electric Railway  Grin

Yindissagh!
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« Reply #426 on: September 19, 2018, 06:36:03 pm »

Passed my driving license extension for lorries today.

Background:
Have my license since 1994, this one was limited to lorries up to 7.5 tons.
Being a voluntary fireman I could drive any unit we had.
A few years ago one unit was replaced with a 10 ton unit.
As not enough of us had the necessary license the council paid training for some of us.
I started in June and passed the final driving test today.

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« Reply #427 on: September 20, 2018, 12:59:58 am »

Well done, Bullet!
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« Reply #428 on: September 28, 2018, 10:19:05 pm »

Earlier this evening we saw the Space Station for the first time go across the sky .  Grin (Mars was looking good too)
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« Reply #429 on: September 28, 2018, 10:35:26 pm »

Earlier this evening we saw the Space Station for the first time go across the sky .  Grin (Mars was looking good too)

Now THAT is truly remarkable. Good show!!
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« Reply #430 on: September 28, 2018, 11:21:54 pm »

Earlier this evening we saw the Space Station for the first time go across the sky .  Grin (Mars was looking good too)

Now THAT is truly remarkable. Good show!!

Thank you
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Banfili
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« Reply #431 on: September 28, 2018, 11:35:06 pm »

Unexpected ('til last Wednesday!) visit from a couple of cousins, today, due about 12-ish - I haven't seen either for a few years! Treat!
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« Reply #432 on: September 29, 2018, 08:51:18 am »

I think I did a good job on the latest video to my youtube channel series of makerspace visits, which was very important to me, as I've been a fan of Magic Wheelchair for a while, and I didn;t know they would be there, but he agreed to let me shoot a video.
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #433 on: September 30, 2018, 05:12:21 pm »

Today is the three year anniversary of joining this happy band.

You are amazing folk and it's an honour and a privilege to be a member here.
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« Reply #434 on: October 01, 2018, 02:24:30 am »

You are doing wonders, rovinjack!

Happy Anniversary, Ms Courcelle, it is a grand community indeed!
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« Reply #435 on: October 04, 2018, 08:17:07 am »

Today is the three year anniversary of joining this happy band.

You are amazing folk and it's an honour and a privilege to be a member here.


 We are pleased to have your acquaintance Dear Cora
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« Reply #436 on: October 04, 2018, 08:27:18 am »



 Today I went  to the library. I enjoy libraries but don't get their often.  I found an excellent book on the subject of New Zealand craft beers. I am not a beer drinker,  but I do enjoy marketing, branding and packaging.

https://www.beertown.nz/national/501-jules-van-costello-names-nz-s-top-breweries

 I got out a stack of books on small business  and true crimes including  Jack the Ripper  the forgotten  victims

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/whitechapeljack.com/review-of-jack-the-ripper-the-forgotten-victims/amp/
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« Reply #437 on: October 04, 2018, 03:29:37 pm »

I don't get to library often enough either - it's a forty minute drive! We don't have a mobile library any more, which is sad. However, I did go down last Tuesday to take advantage of the free council wifi - one advantage to having a brand new community building and a brand new library. It is open 4.5 days a week now, instead of one and two halves!

I worked fourteen years as a librarian - it's a grand job, especially for someone who spent many hours in libraries of all kinds when younger!
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« Reply #438 on: October 04, 2018, 05:21:27 pm »



 Banfili. I envy you. I have previously spent  time volunteering in libraries. I was unable to secure  a paid job in one. I should have done the librarian papers
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« Reply #439 on: October 05, 2018, 04:14:47 am »

Hurricane, I started out without the quals, but then had to get them to keep my job - busy time! 'Giving' me a library was like giving a kid with a massive sweet tooth their own lollie shop! I also worked in a discount bookshop for a while, so again, happy camper!
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« Reply #440 on: October 05, 2018, 06:11:32 pm »

I worked in a public library for nearly twenty years.
Oh, the stories I could tell!
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« Reply #441 on: October 05, 2018, 10:16:14 pm »

I worked in a public library for nearly twenty years.
Oh, the stories I could tell!

How about a thread called "Shhhh! it's the library/reading corner" or something similar.  Grin
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #442 on: October 05, 2018, 10:33:05 pm »

Excellent idea, now "Quiet please".
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« Reply #443 on: October 06, 2018, 01:51:54 am »

*whispers* I'll be in that! 14 year library career, so lots of stories!
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« Reply #444 on: October 06, 2018, 06:46:03 pm »

What makes me happy is returning to this wonderful place after a long absence!
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« Reply #445 on: October 07, 2018, 12:21:51 am »

What makes me happy is returning to this wonderful place after a long absence!
Welcome home!
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Banfili
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« Reply #446 on: October 07, 2018, 01:12:07 am »

Indeed, Inflatable, welcome home!
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« Reply #447 on: October 07, 2018, 01:16:26 pm »

I spent yesterday riding on steam trains up and down one of the preserved railways I'm a member of. 



It's that rarest of things, a preserved mainline (most of our preserved lines are rebuilt branch lines)- and- even better- it has a unique 5-mile stretch of double track.  It's the only place in the country where steam trains can pass each other between stations at speed.



Two tracks here, and another two tracks the other side of the station behind me.... most preserved lines, you have a main running line with passing loops at stations.  Here, we have a down loop onto the down main, and likewise an up loop onto the up main. 

Magic!
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« Reply #448 on: October 14, 2018, 09:42:47 am »

I discovered about an hour ago that a second 'season' of 'Peoplewatching' came out in late august. I've never been so happy to inflict wounds on my soul.
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« Reply #449 on: October 14, 2018, 10:55:09 am »

I got made redundant in August, broke my finger in Mid September, have attended 2 job interviews, had offers on both and took the permanent contract. Not a bad 10 week turn around!!
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