Simon's new Xantia V6 and Leaf blog

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Does anyone know if TOTAL is still ethanol free or has every supplier now implemented a basic level of 5%? Not that there's many forecourts left up here near to me although that pdf did show a few up here still.

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For those wondering why I've been a bit quiet on the forum lately, I can reveal that it's not just because I have had very little car trouble lately. :-D

Let me introduce a future member of Frenchcarforum, Joshua. :mrgreen:

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Born at 2am on the 10th of April and at home since the 13th. He was 3 weeks early so was only 5lb 14oz, but he and his Mum are both doing well.

No more sleep for me now... but on the upside he is rather adorable and I expect to have a spanner in his hand by the time he's sitting up on his own. :rofl2:

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Congratulations on the new edition to the Mandrake family. Joshua looks very peaceful. I hope that looks are not deceiving.

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Massive congratulations Simon and mum :D That's brilliant and the best thing that will ever happen to you. fantastic :D

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Congratulations Simon.

The trouble with giving them spanners is they walk off with them, and use them to dig holes in the garden, prop things up, throw them about...then you can't find them when you need them! Wouldn't have it any other way though!

Hopefully he's a sleeper (both mine were, thank god!). Enjoy the new normal :-D

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RichardW wrote: Hopefully he's a sleeper (both mine were, thank god!). Enjoy the new normal :-D
You were lucky Richard, one of ours wasn't.... Not for the first 18 months did she sleep through the night :twisted:

It is a new normal indeed but a wonderful normal..

The most amazing thing in the world is watching a baby grow from a newborn into an adult... The most wonderful journey ever :D

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Our eldest slept through from 6 weeks; youngest was a bit of a slacker, he didn't manage it till 10 weeks. For which we are eternally grateful!!!

Cannot believe how fast they grow up - and how quickly you forget. We had Toby's 4th b'day party a few weeks ago, and there was babies / small toddlers there, and it seems an age since we were in that stage.

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RichardW wrote:Cannot believe how fast they grow up - and how quickly you forget.
Tell me about it :roll:

My little 'un turned 21 on Friday... Seems like only yesterday she was born...

She graduates in a couple of months... Going to be a very proud dad on that day :D

Eldest is 23 and she graduates (as a nurse) early next year...

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Thanks guys, yes we are getting used to the new normal already... :)

He sleeps well during the day (out for the count for about 3 hours between feeds and changes) but was very restless at night for the first couple of nights where we got no sleep at all. We've experimented with room temperature, bedding and clothing, feeding etc and finally seem to have hit on the magic formula - touch wood! [-o< The last two nights once put to bed he has slept non stop for 3-4 hours at a time so we're only having to get up twice in the night for a feed, change and cuddle/burp then back to bed for another 3-4 hours. Lets hope this continues... [-o< I can manage like this - if it had been like the first few nights where I was a complete wreck from exhaustion I don't know how I would have managed long term! :shock:

Don't worry Richard, he won't be getting my finest spanners any time soon, I was thinking more along the lines of the plastic variety ;)

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If this is your first child, I have something to tell you that sounds extreme, but is true. You can use this to help him get a much better potential life.

By the time a child is 5 years old they have learnt about half of the fundamental skills in life. I know, unbelievable. However, think about it. They can feed themselves, put their clothes on, walk, run, communicate, catch things, and so by the time they are 5 years old.

However, you can now use this to help them to a better start. When my Mum gave birth to my twin Brothers, she (and my step Father) set out to help Lee and Jay get more potential. By the time they were 5 years old they could speak a foreign language (German, as they were moving to Germany), swim, horse ride, and so on. A baby is 'programmed' to learn from their parents, so if you both can do what you can to help him learn (but make sure it is always fun for Joshua) it will help his future life.

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ATB Simon.
It is a helluva feeling. Wishing health and well being to little Joshua and regards to the little blue eyed Lady who did all the work! :-D

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Congratulations, Simon!!

I was thinking about texting you last night to se if you fancied a trip down to the Northern Rally in Wetherby this year but I ended up falling asleep on the couch in front of the fire before getting around to doing it! You won't want a weekend away from the new arrival now I'm sure anyway. :)

All the best!

David.

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Congratulations, Simon !

So 5 mins of effort converts to 20+ years of effort in 9 months :)

However, those beers and wine 9 months ago were all worth it I see.

Well done to both of you

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Stickyfinger wrote: So 5 mins of effort converts to 20+ years of effort in 9 months :)
It's a lifetime, it extends well past 20 years.. Your children are always your children however old they are :wink: :)

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Congratulations to you all. I wish you all long and happy life together :)

If you get any more sleep problems, have a watch of some swaddling videos on YouTube. Worked a treat for many I know.

Our lad slept through the night 3 days after coming home from hospital :O He has ever since, and he's 6 1/2 now.

Good luck!