Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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Very true Jim.

I was originally planning to head down to London today, but then realized that Euston Station is closed and I'd need to faff about with replacement bus services...when a number of other lines are also closed, on a bank holiday weekend. I don't think so.

Last thing I want to do is turn what's meant to be a fun day out into a stressful one, especially as once the connection between an activity and stress is made these days it takes a long time to disassociate them in my mind.

So quiet day instead, probably spend a bit of time cleaning the car up in preparation for heading over to the show over at Brill tomorrow.

Already feel very much better for making that decision.

Can't believe I've only made it to one show this year so far...

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Very wise Zel and enjoy your quiet day immensely :)

I'm travelling no further than Linford Wood on four wheels this weekend and that's only because I have my car full of parkrun kit this week otherwise I'd be on my bike... I'm Run Director (the boss!) for this week's run...

Bike and foot will be the only forms of transport I'll use until hopefully next Friday...

I don't even need to do a big shop this week thanks to the wonders of Aldi :)

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Feeling inspired after seeing Alasdair and Jim.
So much so that I've been working away improving the Xantia.
Own work
Own work
Own work
Own work

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James, it was absolutely great to see you on Saturday :D

It was a bloody good weekend and a real shame you could not have stayed the whole weekend...

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You wouldn't believe what I came back to.
One of the guys decided his bedroom needed to be bigger and ripped out a wall.
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I told him to put it back.
It never fails to amaze me what goes on here when my backs turned.

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Tell him you've rented his caravan out and that he'll be sleeping on that bit of plywood unless it's back by the end of the day, and dock him as many hours pay as it takes to do it!

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I found it that funny I've not been too harsh.
He's got a week to make my wall reappear.
After that it won't be funny and consequences will have to be drempt up, the ply should be suitably slimy by then.
Got to give him credit though, his rooms really good now.

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I'm staggered James, that anyone would feel the need to do that to a caravan :roll: :?

Do dream up a good punishment for him. I shall enjoy hearing what it turns out to be :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:
25 Aug 2017, 23:00
Drawing pins.....go for the quilted look !


Exactly what I did a number of years ago on my Jaguar XJ6 headliner. (these motors WERE known for droopy trim amongst other things).

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Today was scheduled as the day to change the headliner, fix the locks and maybe do the cv joint gaiters if the weather held out.

Actually though I can barely move and cannot raise my arms to shoulder level.
Some over lifting I did on Tuesday has caught up and I'm going to have to rest all day.

Not particularly cheerful about it but theres always next weekend.

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I have to look at jobs which are non essiantial as theres always another day. He who made time made plenty of it and sometimes I have to waste some, if not a lot!

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Ohh James, do take care... Hope all is well again very soon...

Looking forward to seeing you in the week... I reckon a meal out and a good old chat will do wonders for your recovery ;)

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I'll be fine tomorrow.
Just having a cuddly day with Kelvs.
I lifted stuff that was far to heavy on Tuesday.
Thought I got away with it but the pain just waited for my day off to make itself known.

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Something that I find helps me if I am muscle tired is Radox Muscle Soak bubble bath. A nice long relaxing bath in that can help. It is available at Poundland.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 16:17
I mice long relaxing bath in that can help.


You bath with mice James? :roll: Whatever you enjoy in the privacy of your own home is fine by me :wink: :lol:

I've not had a bath for years now... Not in the sense of a domestic bath in a bathroom anyway.... I only ever shower...

I do find a good swim is great for all sorts of muscle aches on the very rare occasions I do get them - normally just a touch of DOMS...

I guess my muscles are so used to hard training now they're relatively immune to aches these days :)