Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2016, 11:20

Stickyfinger wrote:Which is why god invented the Siesta ....it solves a lot of that problem:)
Yes indeed, used to enjoy those greatly in Cyprus. Very civilised :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 09 Apr 2016, 23:04

I'm in a perpetual fight with my body clock - basically because I'm the total opposite of you Jim, my natural state is nocturnal.

This basically results in my spending most of the night staring at the bedroom ceiling, finally falling asleep around 4 or 5 in the morning then spending the following day wandering around like a zombie. When other folks are about though so I don't need to be about in the morning I just stay up until 2 or 3, then get up at somewhere between 11 and 12 and am bright eyed and ready to face the day.

Keep thinking I might be able to kick it into a more sensible pattern, but years into the fight nothing has worked so far...no matter what I do, come 11PM I will suddenly be full of beans and want to do absolutely anything but sleep for at least the next three or four hours.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Apr 2016, 07:06

Can you adjust your life to make the best of your natural nocturnal state Zel? It's what I've done basically and it's worked exceedingly well...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Apr 2016, 08:16

I am the same, 2am is quite often Wide Awake time :(...it can be a total bugger

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by lexi » 10 Apr 2016, 12:43

A lot of these patterns seem to owe much to nervous excitation and constant striving.
There is a rush going on here and some calm needs to be introduced.

Guru Lexi mode off now :rofl2:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 10 Apr 2016, 12:51

lexi wrote:A lot of these patterns seem to owe much to nervous excitation and constant striving.
There is a rush going on here and some calm needs to be introduced.

Guru Lexi mode off now :rofl2:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by lexi » 10 Apr 2016, 13:10

That's where it's at Steve :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Apr 2016, 13:43

lexi wrote:A lot of these patterns seem to owe much to nervous excitation and constant striving.
There is a rush going on here and some calm needs to be introduced.
Spot-on lexi :D Which is why I regularly tell the world to f off and go and do one on very regular occasions when I need a bit of space and peace...

I did that yesterday and to an extent I'm still doing it today...

And why by 7PM on weekdays and most weekends all computers in this house go off and I do nothing but listen to Classic FM and read before bed at 8...

Fir instance, last week saw my mental energy reserves gradually depleted to absolute zero by Friday lunchtime. Only now are they just beginning to recover... I'm still brain-dead but not quite as much as yesterday and Friday - hence why no significant posts on the forum recently. Physically I'm OK though... Mentally I'm rubbish...

The 21st Century and I don't really get on very well... For the most part I've told the 21st century to naff off and feel all the better for it. I'm happier living like it was 1965...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 10 Apr 2016, 20:52

CitroJim wrote:Can you adjust your life to make the best of your natural nocturnal state Zel? It's what I've done basically and it's worked exceedingly well...
To some extent I do, trudge downstairs in the morning, let dog out, then go back to bed for a few hours. Dog luckily is about as interested in the morning as I am and just curls up at the bottom of the bed until I get up (or drag him off it).

Unfortunately there are limits to what I can do later in the evenings in case I end up keeping anyone else up.

Still, works a lot better than my old life where I had a 9-5 job as well, and usually ended up out of action with a severe migraine at least once a month when by body basically ran out of energy and waved a little white flag.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Apr 2016, 04:06

Zelandeth wrote:when by body basically ran out of energy and waved a little white flag.
Mine does that all too frequently however hard i try to manage it :(

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bobins » 12 Apr 2016, 20:13

I've spent many days working in bunkers - absolutely wonderful places to let your body clock rule. No daylight, no dusk, if you hide all the clocks then you can start the day when it suits, and stop when it's best. :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 12 Apr 2016, 20:18

Troglodyte shift ?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bobins » 12 Apr 2016, 20:43

Stickyfinger wrote:Troglodyte shift ?
:-D :lol: :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Apr 2016, 16:18

Took a bit of time out from Activa clutches this afternoon and spruced up my Activa ready for the X Rally this Sunday...

She scrubs up pretty well really..

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Checked over as well, nothing found wanting but then for the miles she does now...

Also gave the C1 a quick run, not been used in weeks!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Apr 2016, 17:24

Bugger....I have to do mine now :)

You get a good shine on her Jim