Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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Re: The diary of a C5

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Xantianut wrote:Hello, Friends.

Daddy has been diagnosed as lacking in Vitamin D.
Nasty, I've been there and I've also seen a friend with a severe deficiency go undiagnosed for too long and suffer terribly as a result..

I guess he's now taking those big pills... Tell him the lemon flavour ones are much nicer than the tutti-fruti flavour ;)

Also, he needs lots of sunshine and time outdoors on a regular basis to keep the Vitamin D levels up... Tell him also to eat lots of eggs, the yolk is rich in Vit D, fatty fish like Salmon and fortified cereals...

Best way though is to get him to take you to sunnier climes for a good holiday this winter!!! It'll do both of you good ;)
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Xantianut wrote:Hello, Friends.

Daddy has been diagnosed as lacking in Vitamin D. I could feel his hands trembling on my steering wheel but his tablets are starting to work so I am going straighter on the road!

Just waiting for him now to fix my auxiliary pulley!
Tell him to go to Holland and Barrett, as they do Vitamin D3 (25ug) for not a lot, and each tablet is enough for 1 day of Vit D, and there are 100 tablets to a bottle. My cousin Bob was diagnosed with Vit D deficiency, and has got these ever since, and has had no problems since he started taking them. Top left;

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But does it work out cheaper than having it on prescription James?
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I do not know, as I don't know how many you get on prescription.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:I do not know, as I don't know how many you get on prescription.
A big box James, lasts about 6 weeks at normal dosage rates...
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CitroJim wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:I do not know, as I don't know how many you get on prescription.
A big box James, lasts about 6 weeks at normal dosage rates...
OK, well, one of the bottles contains 100 tablets, and each one is good for a daily dose. Even at the full price (half price at the moment of £8) that works out cheaper than the prescription. However, I do not know what else you get for the prescription.
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Hello friends!

Finally! Daddy has replaced my sill trim. The front part of the LHS trim came adrift months ago now and has been resident in my capacious boot. He tried all sorts of things to hold it back on. Over the years, ham fisted mechanics have bent my sill by poor jacking (brings tears to the eyes I can tell you!) and broken the clips. Glues failed. Double sided tape failed. Foam pads failed. Anyway, Daddy drilled into my sills (that hurt) and fixed them on with some self tapping screws.

So I look nice now!

He's also been busy with some alloy wheels he's got for me, scrubbing off the corrosion with wet and dry paper. They look nice and will look gorgeous once he's painted them. Looking forward to this, getting excited.
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Hello Friends!

That was a strange weekend.

On Saturday, Daddy and Mummy went to a Canal Festival. The boats have diesel engines these days so there was some interest for me. There was also a couple of relatives, a Sunbeam Rapier and Sunbeam Talbot to talk to so that was OK. But why was Daddy interested in a van and 3 roadgoing steam locomotives? I shall never understand humans. I mean, none of these steam engines even had an enclosed cabin, much less air conditioning! And their exhausts were somewhat smoky.....

On Sunday, we went to a Ploughing Match. There were lots of old diesel tractors chugging up and down which Daddy was interested in but both of them went all ga-ga over the HORSES! I find horses to be evil tempered beasts that kick a lot and leaves large piles of steaming green stuff on the road. Ho hum. And as for power? What's so good about 1 hp? Although, having seen these big fellers up close, I do wonder how the clever people at Citroen fitted 110 of them into my engine.

Still, they were happy which is what matters.
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LOL.. I agree with all of that, especially the horses...
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Hello, friends.

I've just taken Daddy to Yorkshire and back. Normally, he takes me for a run up North but had t get back home quickly this time so I've not been out much. At least his shakes are getting better, I no longer zigzag along the road! I did help as much as I could. It was nice just munching miles at 70mph and sipping a gallon of best diesel every 50 miles or so. Even plumped my seat cushions up to make him more comfy. I do wish he'd stop dithering and buy the connector that will let me play music from his iPad, he's got loads of loveley stuff on there and my powerful radio sounds good,throw my high quality speakers.

However, both he and I like it when he flexes his ankle and makes my turbo sing!

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Otterchops, you may want to have a word with Daddy. He doesn't know how to use the stalk controls properly. Do you still have the owners handbook (yes, owners should come with a handbook, but you know what I mean), and, if so, is it in the little cubby hole down to the right of the steering wheel? That is where my C5 keeps her manuals.
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Hello, Hell Razor.

Neither he nor I came with a handbook but Daddy did buy one just after he adopted me. But then, typically, rarely looks at it! He keeps it in the tray under his seat because he uses the cubby hole by the steering wheel to keep a 1st aid kit in. For humans, my 1st aid kit (2 litres of water, a litre of oil and a bottle of screenwash concentrate) he keeps in my cavernous boot.

Where do I find an Owner's Handbook with instructions on how to operate my Daddy? Think I need one......
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Hi Otterchops,

I cannot help you with a manual for your owner. As each one is custom built (OK, with a lot of chance thrown in; that's evolution for you) there would have to be an individual manual for each human produced. Even a manual just covering the basics would be a weighty tome (OK, your suspension could handle it, but it would also take up valuable boot space). To be honest, even with all we have learned about them, we still don't properly understand how humans work, or how to fix them!
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Hello, friends.

Daddy informs me that I shall not be getting any pocket money until 2390 to pay for my head gasket so I will not be able to buy the manual, unless I steal something from his wallet? Blue Fifi informed me that this could be very lucrative indeed. Thing is, his new wallet seems more vicious than the old one so I am worried that I may get my fingers bitten! Have to think about this.

However, some good news. I am now clean once again! I was looking like a (neglected) rally car. When we go to Moseley Old Hall, we go down a very quiet lane that is a dead end just after the Hall so very little traffic goes down it. The road is usually quite muddy and the car park there is grass so I get rather muddy. I have been wanting a bath for a couple of weeks and I have finally got one! I look clean and shiny. Now, to get nice and muddy again on that car park.......
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His wallet sounds like Arkwright's till!!!