Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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They're terrible for it. Lost the V5 for the Skoda when I updated the address when I moved here...yet they definitely got it as the Saab's one was in the same envelope and I got that back updated just fine...

Be interesting to see whether I have the same game yet again when the Skoda finds a new home. Really need to actually get moving on dealing with that actually...

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No help to me now Zel but allegedly you can do it all on-line now... Even then they have to post a paper one out so still plenty of opportunity for cock-ups...

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King Richard I of Hay-on-Wye rather dislikes bureaucraps ("a tiny place like Hay is swamped with dozens of government department at work, choking the life out of it") to the point where, on 5th November, they don't burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes but of one with a bunch of forms in one hand, and a cup of tea in the other. He also tried to ban the Welsh Tourist Board.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Booth
https://www.theguardian.com/books/books ... h-king-hay

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I always wanted to go to Hay but as yet I haven't made it. One of those before you die jobbies. Its not too far from here either. Next year maybe.

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I'd like to go there but I fear my Xantia would return home absolutely stuffed full of books!

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naaa, go to Glastonbury and rock you brain cells out or go to the Sidmouth Folk Festival and kill them off with Cider......this reading thing is overrated.

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Yes me as well Jim but can you imagine how many books would fit in the Synergie!

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Might be of interest to the bikers, toolstation.co.uk have a competition running with a superbike as first prize.

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demag wrote:Yes me as well Jim but can you imagine how many books would fit in the Synergie!
Gosh yes! A whole library I reckon...

I guess we both best keep away then...
Stickyfinger wrote:naaa, go to Glastonbury and rock you brain cells out or go to the Sidmouth Folk Festival and kill them off with Cider......this reading thing is overrated.
You trying to kill me Alasdair? :lol:

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Just renewed my Activa insurance... LV did me a MUCH better deal than Adrian Flux could...

I now have almost everything with LV now, house and both of my Xantias... Shame they don't do suitable bike insurance...

Just got to do the girl’s insurances now. Despite my declaration that last year was the very last year I'd pay their insurance I seem to be doing it again... I've been telling them this is the last year I'll pay now for the past three years :lol: This year REALLY is the last...

Currently they’re with Admiral and for both of them, LV have to beat a quote of just over £900... I'm sure they will ;)

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Soft touch Jim. But aren't we all for the kids. :-)

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demag wrote:Soft touch Jim. But aren't we all for the kids. :-)
We are, it's what being a dad is all about Dave...

I can safely say my girls really do have me wrapped around their little finger but against that they never expect, demand or otherwise take the mick when they might so easily...

Robyn, my eldest, has just handed in her dissertation at the end of her University career getting herself a nursing degree. She already has a nursing job in our local hospital lined up :D

Sian, my youngest, graduated this year with a first and will shortly be starting a job in the Dip Service. I can see her as a future Ambassador...

I'm immensely proud of them both :D

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Good for you Jim. :-)

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CitroJim wrote:
demag wrote:Soft touch Jim. But aren't we all for the kids. :-)
We are, it's what being a dad is all about Dave...

I can safely say my girls really do have me wrapped around their little finger but against that they never expect, demand or otherwise take the mick when they might so easily...

Robyn, my eldest, has just handed in her dissertation at the end of her University career getting herself a nursing degree. She already has a nursing job in our local hospital lined up :D

Sian, my youngest, graduated this year with a first and will shortly be starting a job in the Dip Service. I can see her as a future Ambassador...

I'm immensely proud of them both :D
Well, you can't take it with you Jim, and I can't think of better ways to spend my money than on the kids. The trick is to not let them know you think that ;)

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mickeymoon wrote: Well, you can't take it with you Jim, and I can't think of better ways to spend my money than on the kids. The trick is to not let them know you think that ;)
Absolutely spot-on on every count there ;)

I'm just doing what my parents did for me as a youngster - the wheel has come full-circle...

Speaking of which, I'll be going down to see dad on Saturday - another chance for Gabriel to stretch her legs and speaking of stretching legs I plan to do the Southwick Parkrun (near Trowbridge) on my way down...

It's on my way and a perfect way to reactivate after a 100miles of driving...

I just hope I don't scare too many old folk when I walk into dad's nursing home wearing my running lycra :lol: