Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 14:26

myglaren wrote:I also had a leaflet drop through the door advertising a local ironing service :shock:


I think if I asked an ironing service to iron my gi they'd refuse Steve. It's a bit like ironing an old-fashioned tent :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 15:47

The icing is on the cake, the kitchen looks like it's been caught in a blizzard and the cake itself looks like the end result of an effort by drunken apprentice plasterers... :roll:

Best bit? Licking out the bowl and eating the left-over marzipan :P

I am so naughty... I must now work it off with a load of karate kata...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 17:26

I need a new iron. One that's capable of ironing my gi.. My old one definitely isn't :twisted:

I need to wash my gi regularly as I often return from a good training session dripping wet...

Leave it too long and it starts doing karate techniques all by itself...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 14 Dec 2014, 17:48

It could be worth checking your local laundrettes to see if they are planning on replacing any equipment (such as their irons) in the near future, as they are heavy duty irons.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 18:05

Hell Razor5543 wrote:It could be worth checking your local laundrettes to see if they are planning on replacing any equipment (such as their irons) in the near future, as they are heavy duty irons.


That's a good thought James. We had one at the end of the road a while back but it closed and the shop is now a plumbers merchants..

The Launderette did ironing as well and had a clever name for a business in Newport Pagnell. They were called 'Ironbridge'

Clever because Newport Pagnell has, just a swallow's flight from my house, the oldest iron bridge in the country still carrying traffic on a classified road. It was built in 1811 and is one of our town treasures...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Dec 2014, 12:59

Bought a new steam iron yesterday. It steams like a 9F climbing Masebury Summit on the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway :-D

Happily it also does a reasonably tolerable job of ironing my gi 8-)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by elma » 19 Dec 2014, 17:07

How are the ribs feeling now Jim? Will you be using the gi soon?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Dec 2014, 18:14

elma wrote:How are the ribs feeling now Jim? Will you be using the gi soon?


Ribs are still a bit achy Elma :twisted: Intercostal injuries take weeks and weeks to heal fully but hey, it's just an ache..

The gi will be in use this evening. Last training session of 2014 :( No formal training then until 9th January but we all have a kata to learn and practice to perfection over the beak.. We will be tested first session back - just like school :roll:

I always train in a gi, even at home so they see good use at least daily...
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Post by addo » 20 Dec 2014, 06:23

Something about the comments you made on ironing the tough uniform, has made me wonder if an iron can be used to cook pappadums between two layers of brown paper... :shock:
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Post by CitroJim » 20 Dec 2014, 06:25

addo wrote:Something about the comments you made on ironing the tough uniform, has made me wonder if an iron can be used to cook pappadums between two layers of brown paper... :shock:


I see no reason why not Adam :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 21 Dec 2014, 16:20

Here's one for you Jim - has the double chevron's chucked in for free :)


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 21 Dec 2014, 16:23

Or maybe a full-blown Yakuza?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 16:31

That's a nice tat Steve, it would suit a Welsh Citroen owner a treat :-D

How about this one that Dr Clare D'Alberto, a zoologist, sports on her back...

The page contains other tats of a scientific nature...

Mine won't be scientific...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Dec 2014, 16:33

myglaren wrote:She is impervious to pain.


I'm OK with pain, I get enough of it during karate training... Got a lovely split lip on Friday...

I'm more concerned at how long I'll have to lay off swimming for when I have the tat done...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 21 Dec 2014, 16:42

About a fortnight I think Jim, varies with individual healing rates.
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