The "Everything's fine, thank you very much" thread
Got made redundant in Feb., after 20 years in the same company (too slow with the new software, too old to keep up with the youngsters).
Got severely depressed until I came across something that held some prospects and went on a training course (3 months so far).
Learned loads and gained a whole new knowledge base. Passed exams. Working on a portfolio. Savings holding up. Looking forward to being self-employed and not working in a box being micro-managed by an idiot…
Finalised my ambitious Hifi setup this year (it's lovely), bought a new bike frame (Orange 5) after the old one (Rocky Mountain) broke. It's also VERY lovely…
Bout of a bad back's just cleared up.
I've stopped listening to the Rong Radio Stashun… 😉Posted 8 years agoGlennGMember
Well after 3 redundancies in 18 months I seem to now have got myself sorted with a permanent job only 15 miles commute (used to be 67 miles each way) and to give myself a fooking massive pat on the back I put an order in this morning for a new Cotic Bfe (Blue) when they arrive early next year.
Oh yeah and I have 7 wonderfull children from 23 years old down to one year old and proud of every one of them, life may sh!t on you every now and then but as long as the family are ok everything is sweet.Posted 8 years agorogerthecatMember
Brilliant wife, 2 wonderful kids who are brighter than I ever imagined.Posted 8 years ago
Back playing Hockey at a serious level after 15 years and getting fitter.
Live and work in the Peak District so ride in and out of work by various routes.
Just bought my first full susser via cycle to work scheme and loving it.
Love older VWs and have one camper and one 4wd VW van – ongoing project.
Run a small pr firm with great clients and staff.
Earn far, far less than when I was in big plcs but could not care less.
Catch up with some great friends of old on FaceBook on a regular basis.
Desk and office is still like a bombsite, first grey pube discovered, realised I am not the fastest any more and am truly not at all bothered.
Life is good. 😀tree-magnetMember
In response to this: http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/buggering-your-life-up?replies=46 which has made me thourougly depressed, let's hear from the people who aren't getting a raw deal of it…
For me, I've got a new job on the horizon. my first child is 6 months old, healthy and full of fun. I have my own house that I've just finished decorating, that I like, and the mortgage has just gone from fixed to tracker so I'm £300 a month better off. I have 4 nice bikes, I ride twice a week and the badminton team I captain in the Dorset league are second in the table with a game to play.
Oh, and one of my colleagues just made me a coffee without the usual blackmail that comes with it!
How's things for you?Posted 8 years agoddmonkeySubscriber
Latest bout of DIY is finished, house looking nice and Mrs Monkey is pleased. My two boys are a bundle of fun and the oldest is getting on OK at reception. New (to me) bike frame arrived this week and looks ace, will be building it up at the weekend. Also shifting my cold in time for a bit of muddy XC YAY!!!! Things are looking OK!Posted 8 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
50 is the new 30 T.J. – it's just a number. Far worse for us Ladies.
I've got my health back after 3 years.
I get to ride my bike loads, as a result am fitter than I was at the age of 28.
And mr. b.h. is the best (sends a kiss 'cos it was our wedding anniversary this week).Posted 8 years agodruidhMember
Mortgage is (basically) paid off. No debts. Early retirement on a final salary pension and the wifes income gives us a comfy standard of living. Part time job in a bike shoppe is fun, with a great bunch of colleagues and earns pocket money for bike bits etc. Extra free time is spent outdoors either biking or walking. Biking skillz are on the way up, as is overall fitness. Daughter is doing really well at school.
51 last week and WGAS?Posted 8 years ago
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