Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Post by addo » 03 Nov 2014, 19:44

So... What car did she trade it in, against? :P

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Nov 2014, 19:50

CitroJim wrote:I am so proud of my daughter....

She had a duff headlamp bulb on her 207 and because I was out most of yesterday she changed it herself :-D

That's my girl!

She said it was a bit fiddly...
Well, you have NOT brought up a "Femininny"! That is a word my Mum made up, in her novel 'The Blacksmith', and is "A woman who glorifies her failings... and, worst of all, not being clever enough to do, or understand, something,because she is only a woman"

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Post by CitroJim » 03 Nov 2014, 19:53

addo wrote:So... What car did she trade it in, against? :P
A 206...

I don't think she'll be having a 208 next though...

I'm not a great fan of the 207 although for her it's been very reliable in taking her on a daily 60 mile commute...
James wrote:Well, you have NOT brought up a "Femininny"! That is a word my Mum made up, in her novel 'The Blacksmith', and is "A woman who glorifies her failings... and, worst of all, not being clever enough to do, or understand, something,because she is only a woman"
Absolutely James... :-D

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Post by myglaren » 03 Nov 2014, 21:49

It is strange how ingrained we are in thinking women are incapable of being able to do anything mechanical or electrical.
Stereotypical thinking although I have to admit being equally proud of my girls doing anything similar, despite them doing stuff like that and more complex and demanding all the time.
IR dinosaur.

The girl who lived next door to me did all her own DIY.
Ripped out the staircase and built a new one.

I heard banging from next door one day and ran round to see what the problem was.
She was fitting wall cupboards in the bedroom - 8 months pregnant!

And my mother in law used to build Merlin engines. Had I not known this I would have assumed baking cakes was the limit of her abilities.

One of my youngest daughter's friends is chief electrician for a local housing company.

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Nov 2014, 18:10

You're right Steve,

It's just Robyn had never, ever shown such inclinations in the past. I'm now just wondering how far she can go with this :-D

Her car is due for a service...

Perhaps...

She might do the work under my instruction...

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Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:16

My daughter changed her front discs and pads on her astra under my instruction. I think she realises that I won't be able to do it forever.

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Post by CitroJim » 04 Nov 2014, 18:27

That's very heartening Davie and well done to her!

Has she continued to do her own work since?

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Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:29

No just got her sisters man to do a service at the weekend. I spose he is the one that's a diesel/electric locomotive engineer with Scotrail.

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:32

I am not sure what my Mum CANNOT do! Qualified mechanic (served her apprenticeship), successful author, good at DIY, decent Mum (managed to bring up 4 sons without them turning out too badly), successful cat breeder (first breeder in Germany to produce 2 Grand Champion International Seal Point Siamese). No, wait, I know, she doesn't do technology well!

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Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:36

That's a handy mum to have James. Can I adopt her lol

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:40

daviemck2006 wrote:That's a handy mum to have James. Can I adopt her lol
I don't know, I'll have to ask her. Mind you, unless you have a canal up in your neck of the woods, probably not, as she enjoys living in her narrow boat, even in the winter.

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Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:42

We got harbours!!!!!

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:46

As a narrow boat is flat bottomed, and only has ballast bricks (or equivalent; Mum uses her library of books) to keep it level, you don't want to take them for a sea journey unless you want a submarine.

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Post by daviemck2006 » 04 Nov 2014, 18:56

Yes any flat bottom boat is hopeless in open seas. The ferry from Aberdeen to the Shetland has a flat bottom and it rolls more than my 60 foot fishing boat did. The last time I was on it I could not keep my feet and it was a nice day!

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Post by PavlosV6 » 06 Nov 2014, 21:45

Back to cars, the family will grow tomorrow!

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The Sinclair Spectrum could :roll: