Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

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Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Apr 2013, 23:26

CitroJim wrote:
One problem. I have no shed...


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Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
One problem. I have no shed...


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2013, 15:59

I drove a car for the first time today since Saturday and then only because I had to due to an emergency of a critical nature. My kettle packed up :twisted: I had to replace it pronto. I normally keep a spare new one but on this occasion I'd used my last new one and not replaced it... Won't do that again :roll:

Had the kettle not died I'd not have gone anywhere today either and likely not tomorrow either as late on Sunday I crashed big-time and I've been home since quietly recovering... It was the worst crash I've experienced since CXM back in September so it it a bad one and I'm not by any means right yet...

My fault again. I've been pushing too hard for too long in too many directions trying to get back to my former levels of normality. Epic fail I'm afraid... It's come and bit me very hard this time. One day I might learn...

I took the XM and I've not driven that one since Friday when I used it to get emergency plumbing supplies in for the toilet. Just in that short time of not driving an XM you forget just what a joy to drive it is and how the one I have goes like a scalded cat and is remarkably fleet for such a big car :-D I love it :P

And the bloody kettle that caused the emergency has now started to work again and has been faultless since :twisted: I've looked for double chevrons on it but can't find any so I assume it because there's a brand new Russell Hobbs stainless steel affair just waiting to take its place or maybe the old kettle has been seeing too much of an XM parked outside the kitchen window and got into bad habits...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 24 Apr 2013, 17:03

I sympathise with you Jim, I'm a bit the same. Want to be all right and have to remember we're not. Its a bugger. All the hassle and work of moving put me back a bit, had just about picked up again, and 6 hrs wandering aimlessly about Aberdeen waiting for the car yesterday has hit me a bit today. At least none of my electrical stuff are taking hints off cars and breaking, well except the mobile phone which is on it's last legs. Don't use it that often, so it can stay on last legs for a while! Hope you feel better soon.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 24 Apr 2013, 17:05

CitroJim wrote:I drove a car for the first time today since Saturday and then only because I had to due to an emergency of a critical nature. My kettle packed up :twisted: I had to replace it pronto. I normally keep a spare new one but on this occasion I'd used my last new one and not replaced it... Won't do that again :roll:

Had the kettle not died


I'm sorry to hear of your woes Jim, and hope that you feel better soon.

On the kettle note - What DO you people do to them? My mum is a destroyer of kettles too. I've never, ever had one pack up yet. :P
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 24 Apr 2013, 17:07

Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I drove a car for the first time today since Saturday and then only because I had to due to an emergency of a critical nature. My kettle packed up :twisted: I had to replace it pronto. I normally keep a spare new one but on this occasion I'd used my last new one and not replaced it... Won't do that again :roll:

Had the kettle not died


I'm sorry to hear of your woes Jim, and hope that you feel better soon.

On the kettle note - What DO you people do to them? My mum is a destroyer of kettles too. I've never, ever had one pack up yet. :P


Jim needs an industrial one with the amount of cuppas he makes :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2013, 17:14

Xac wrote:Jim needs an industrial one with the amount of cuppas he makes :)


That's absolutely right Xac :lol: :lol: :lol:

I reckon even an industrial one wouldn't be up to how I use them...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Ben82 » 24 Apr 2013, 18:13

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:Jim needs an industrial one with the amount of cuppas he makes :)


That's absolutely right Xac :lol: :lol: :lol:

I reckon even an industrial one wouldn't be up to how I use them...


How many do you have Jim? I have one of those sports direct pint sized mugs, and fill it about once an hour when I'm working - so about 6-7 mugs a day lol.
We don't have to descale the kettle at all over here though so probably extends its life somewhat!
Could do with one of those urns that always provide boiling water, but I think I would be at risk of doubling my coffee/tea intake if I did.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Apr 2013, 18:40

I've never dared count Ben but I reckon about 12 to 15 mugs a day :roll: All decaffeinated and a mix of the standard PG Tips stuff and Twinings Earl Grey - the latter mostly in the evenings...

Ben82 wrote:Could do with one of those urns that always provide boiling water, but I think I would be at risk of doubling my coffee/tea intake if I did.


We have those at work, the old Zip Hydroboil, and it's just too easy. I've got an almost constant cup of tea on the go at work. PG Tips must love me :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 24 Apr 2013, 18:52

Waitrose are doing Twinings tea at £3 per 100 bags but NOT (GRR!! :grr: ) the decaf variants, otherwise I would have bought in a couple of boxes for you, Jim.
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Post by myglaren » 24 Apr 2013, 19:13

Get ready to pay more for your tea.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Apr 2013, 06:28

myglaren wrote:Get ready to pay more for your tea.


:( :cry: For me that is terrible news Steve.

Still, with climate change perhaps we'll soon be able to grow our own, perhaps in the Welsh hills and then we'll have our own independent source... Will bring a whole new meaning to English Breakfast :)

Or should it then be called Welsh Breakfast?

Or will it all end up just being a dog's breakfast?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Xaccers » 25 Apr 2013, 09:16

CitroJim wrote:
myglaren wrote:Get ready to pay more for your tea.


:( :cry: For me that is terrible news Steve.

Still, with climate change perhaps we'll soon be able to grow our own, perhaps in the Welsh hills and then we'll have our own independent source... Will bring a whole new meaning to English Breakfast :)

Or should it then be called Welsh Breakfast?

Or will it all end up just being a dog's breakfast?


How about Tregothnan's Cornish tea?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Apr 2013, 09:58



Have you see the cost of it :shock: :shock: :shock: It would bankrupt me :lol: :lol: :lol:

And no decaffeinated :twisted:
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