C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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KP wrote: It also has some nice Choo Choo's on it (paraphrased my youngest there :D )

AHA............strangely enough that's what they all say. :lol: :lol:
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Up bright and early yesterday for the run down to the "X Rally". A mini convoy was arranged with Chris (Citroenmad) where we met at a Little Chef just south of the M62 on the A1(M). Chris has his dad with him and Steve (MyGlaren) and off we set after a quick coffee (Steve, don't forget the lollies in your pocket). We duly arrived at Burghley House, a rather quiant little thing:

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Spent most of the day, just mooching around, taking pics, etc, before setting off home via Junction 28 on the M1 where MyGlaren was due to mean "Dean" and collect a new motor, this however turned into a little "unplanned" scenic tour as Steve and Dean were frantically texting each other the get to a meeting point, this being due to the Satnav in Deans/Steve C5 not working properly. After a circumnavigation of South Normanton we met up and sorted out.

I left after about 10 minutes having to head back to Preston, I had a good run back and didn't see anything else until I was almost home, Travelling along the M61 approaching Bolton I spotted an XM in Burgndy, 3 stickers on the back (I had seen the car at Burghley), and we dropped into a small convoy until I peeled off at the M65 and he continued north.

Total mileage for the day 470 at 44.3mpg, not bad at all.......... :-D
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Got a couple of jobs planned over the next couple of days, When I was down at Burghley House I noticed the weather strip over the front window was loose, turns out the plastic clips that hold it in place have broken, no surprise there, duly ordered and should be here tomorrow, also want to take the rear seat's out and sort out one of the bases that isn't sitting quite right.

I got a phone call the other day, from a fellow C6'er to ask me to run the lexia over his car as he had a suspension problem, higher at the front than the back, anyway, 326 fault's :shock: said the lexia. Couldn't do anything at the time as there is no radio in the car, so therefore, the screen doesn't work and also the mileage is in KPH not MPH. I never realised so much when through the display :roll:

He has now got the radio back, so hoping to arrange to meet up with him on Thursday to have a go at sort that lot out. Then there's my new venture into the art of writing (Yes Jim, I'm taking it on [Fool that I am] #-o ). Vince haven't forgotten you either, will give you a bell Wednesday night and we can have a look at your venture.

The main event for tomorrow is that SWMBO pick's her car up, and stops driving mine :-D being grounded without a car is no fun...... :?
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Trainman wrote:Then there's my new venture into the art of writing (Yes Jim, I'm taking it on [Fool that I am] #-o )
:lol: =D> Deadline's today - don't be late...! [-X :wink:

I'm sure you'll do a grand job Steve...
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Citroening wrote:
Trainman wrote:Then there's my new venture into the art of writing (Yes Jim, I'm taking it on [Fool that I am] #-o )
:lol: =D> Deadline's today - don't be late...! [-X :wink:

I'm sure you'll do a grand job Steve...
No Franklin,I've got a reprieve until next month, but there may be a little something...........
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Ah, do I gather your a new C6 columnist? :lol:

Id love to do the C5 one! :-D

Your C6 was very impressive to follow/be followed by the other weekend Steve. I was coming round to the idea of never getting a C6, but I think ill have to plan one at some point :lol:
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Citroenmad wrote:Ah, do I gather your a new C6 columnist? :lol:
Good luck with it Steve, remember to pace yourself with copy and don't use it up all at once, hold some back in reserve for the lean months :wink:
Citroenmad wrote:Id love to do the C5 one! :-D
I think you'd change your mind after about year unless you have an unreliable car (I had loads of material when I had my Activa :shock: :roll: ) but once it was sorted the column became a real chore, months pass very quickly when you're a columnist looking for copy.
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Welcome to the club Steve!!!

Feel free to shout if you want any advice.
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Guys THANK YOU for your support, I no doubt will be shoutong a lot, probably at myself.........

Richard, I know it can be quite 'lean' at times, that's why I'm looking at squirrelling away a couple of things for mid summer........ Err...... Mid winter.

Robert, I spoke to 'Sir Jim' at Burghley House but to be honest I'd already thrown my hat in the ring, I just think that sometimes you have to put your money where your mouth is, everybody knows that I love my car,I just think it would be really sad tp see the column ended for no reason, I will do what I can, bit, as you know its not just down to me, I need the support of other owners, just like every other Columnist.

Starting to rant now..........sorry

**EDIT my god, post this originally off my phone, reading it from the laptop, MUST STOP replying from the phone, looks like I was leathered.........and not a 'pickled egg' in sight, before you say anything Robert :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Steve, excellent news and a very warm welcome to the monthly chore :-D :lol: It's not really a chore but as Richard says, months seem to be two weeks long...

Funny, I have reasonably reliable Xantias but mostly I find something to write about... It's remarkable how you can expand quite simple things into a lot of words. I did a whole page on a failed boot light switch the other month :lol:

And there's no real worry about going a little of-topic in the column. I often write about Robyn's 206 adventures and this month there's even a bit about Sian's Nissan Pixo...

Looking greatly to reading your first column Steve. It'll be in the June edition I hope... I'm sure Chris will be a bit flexible on deadlines for your first...
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I look forward to reading it Steve.

To help you gauge the size of your article in the mag, every page on your screen is the same as a page in the mag.
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DickieG wrote: I think you'd change your mind after about year unless you have an unreliable car (I had loads of material when I had my Activa :shock: :roll: ) but once it was sorted the column became a real chore, months pass very quickly when you're a columnist looking for copy.
Ah, im sure I would be fine, with 3 C5s and enough C5 enthusiasm, it would see me through. :lol:


Yep, looking forward to your Column Steve, I have to admit that I dont always read the C6 pages fully ... I will now :-D
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CitroJim wrote:Steve, excellent news and a very warm welcome to the monthly chore :-D :lol: It's not really a chore but as Richard says, months seem to be two weeks long...

Funny, I have reasonably reliable Xantias but mostly I find something to write about... It's remarkable how you can expand quite simple things into a lot of words. I did a whole page on a failed boot light switch the other month :lol:

And there's no real worry about going a little of-topic in the column. I often write about Robyn's 206 adventures and this month there's even a bit about Sian's Nissan Pixo...

Looking greatly to reading your first column Steve. It'll be in the June edition I hope... I'm sure Chris will be a bit flexible on deadlines for your first...
Jim,

Thankfully, I will have plenty of stuff for the June Column (Yes, That will be my first) been doing a few jobs this morning, which will be going in, As for Chris, I'm already thinking ahead, bearing in mind that the 25th May is the begining of the Northern Rally weekend....... =D> =D> =D>
robert_e_smart wrote:I look forward to reading it Steve.
GULP!! :yikes:
Citroenmad wrote: I have to admit that I dont always read the C6 pages fully ... I will now :-D
Naughty, the magazine should be read cover to cover........ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Good luck with the column Steve

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Good luck with it I look forward to reading it! I read most of the columns and the C6 one is high up on the list!