Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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I know exactly what you mean about steam locomotives James. A few years ago I stood next to Evening Star in steam. An amazing experience...

Hope the kidney stones are soon resolved. That sounds really horrible not least very painful...
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Sorry, slightly grumpy yesterday.
Got a friend booked to help with red over the weekend so will still progress.
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elma wrote:Sorry, slightly grumpy yesterday.
No need to apologise James. If we can't have a good old grump on here then where can we?
elma wrote:Got a friend booked to help with red over the weekend so will still progress.
Excellent :-D May you both have a very successful session on Red!
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Just read my posts, not actually bad at all. I thought I'd typed everything as said in my head. Painkillers really are spinning me out.
For the record I love red but its a spoilt brat that doesn't take care of all the stuff I buy it.
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elma wrote: For the record I love red but its a spoilt brat that doesn't take care of all the stuff I buy it.
Just like kids...
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CitroJim wrote:I know exactly what you mean about steam locomotives James. A few years ago I stood next to Evening Star in steam. An amazing experience.
When I was 6 my brother was a driver on the Worth Valley so, on its 2nd week in service, I rode the cab of Evening Star. It had a smoother ride than the coaches.....

And the 9F has been my favourite class ever since.
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Morbid to some, brilliant for others....a friend (his words) wanted to be Steamed not Cremated......he arranged this for himself
http://www.peacefunerals.co.uk/railway_funeral
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Stickyfinger wrote:Morbid to some, brilliant for others....a friend (his words) wanted to be Steamed not Cremated......he arranged this for himself
http://www.peacefunerals.co.uk/railway_funeral
Just the job :-D Put me down for one of those... I'd like that very much or my last journey on this Planet... Much better than some black Jerry Hearse...

Reminds me of the the steam enthusiast who got run over by a stem train... He was chuffed to bits...
Xantianut wrote: And the 9F has been my favourite class ever since.
Same here :-D Their finest moment was perhaps the 'Pines Express' on the sadly long-gone Somerset and Dorset (S and D) taking holidaymakers from the dark satanic mills up norf to Bournemouth every summer Saturday...

Much footage of the Pines on the S and D still exists due to the splendid efforts of Ivo Peters and his 16mm Movie Camera...

Alasdair, the remains of the S and D run quite close to you... I'm sure you've seen the old viaduct in Shepton...
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Noisy smelly things, railways hold little interest for me....that was the only time i have been on one :) (I have as you know my own "rivet counting syndrome")

I hear them "toot toot" all weekend however :)
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Stickyfinger wrote: I hear them "toot toot" all weekend however :)
Indeed :) Not far away is it...

I love old railways... One of my secret interests... I don't discuss it in polite company...
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I come from a family of steam locomotive designers and engineers.
Unfortunately those skills and interests haven't really trickled down to me although I do love the odd steamer now and then.
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Dads come to his senses and decided he prefers Steam as well. I had a chat with him and it turns out he thought we were probably spending to much. Now he knows the Land Rover Experience costs more than the drive a steam train one he's doing as he should.

Not good news on the car front. Reds front end is dangerously undriveable and I am too. I've had a few near misses this week and one hit as well. The hit was a bush outside the house which I meant to park next to and ended up within. I just can't concentrate and find myself totally uncoordinated yet driving a car in the road. So I've handed my keys to a responsible person and grounded myself. People on the road putting me and others at risk really get on my nerves so I feel that this is the only option.

My condition and reaction to the drugs is getting serious now with me living in another World and the pain spreading. I've tried to complain to the GP and to the hospital and health board about the delay in treatment. None will accept my complaint they firstly blame each other and when I complained about that they blamed the Government. I've written to David Cameron to ask him to accept my complaint now or help me forward it to the health board in a manner that they will be accepting of. Big joke really, very depressed, hallucinating, hurting and to top it off the lads are off to Airbus tomorrow to have a great time and I'm stuck here.

Even the dogs fed up of me hobbling around moaning and he's more patience than any Human.
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Gosh James, I'm sorry to ehar things are so bad and I traut they'll be resolved as soon as possible...

I know what you mean about being unsafe to drive. I can find myself in a similar situation (but for different reasons) when I'm not good and driving too far brings it on to a greater or lesser extent. Hence why i drive so little these days...
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elma wrote:Dads come to his senses and decided he prefers Steam as well. I had a chat with him and it turns out he thought we were probably spending to much. Now he knows the Land Rover Experience costs more than the drive a steam train one he's doing as he should.

Not good news on the car front. Reds front end is dangerously undriveable and I am too. I've had a few near misses this week and one hit as well. The hit was a bush outside the house which I meant to park next to and ended up within. I just can't concentrate and find myself totally uncoordinated yet driving a car in the road. So I've handed my keys to a responsible person and grounded myself. People on the road putting me and others at risk really get on my nerves so I feel that this is the only option.

My condition and reaction to the drugs is getting serious now with me living in another World and the pain spreading. I've tried to complain to the GP and to the hospital and health board about the delay in treatment. None will accept my complaint they firstly blame each other and when I complained about that they blamed the Government. I've written to David Cameron to ask him to accept my complaint now or help me forward it to the health board in a manner that they will be accepting of. Big joke really, very depressed, hallucinating, hurting and to top it off the lads are off to Airbus tomorrow to have a great time and I'm stuck here.

Even the dogs fed up of me hobbling around moaning and he's more patience than any Human.
When I was in a similar position three years ago I wrote to my MSP. The health service is devolved to the Scottish parliment. He got me seen and the problem diagnosed and me on treatment within a week. I saw my consultant 4 weeks ago, he decided to do another MRI scan, I got the scan on Sunday morning , 2 and 1/2 weeks after being referred. The unit works 7 days from 8 am till 10 pm now to keep up with demand. Unlike 3 years ago when I had waited 21 weeks. We are very lucky with the health service up here. I hope you get some help from David Cameron, you should write to your own MP as well. Hope you get your problems sorted out soon, it's crap when the health goes and you are suffering, espically if it is long term.
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So it's not so much a car update as a James update today. I'm still not driving due to being half fixed. Red is out of insurance in 4 days and I have no intention of reinsuring until I can drive again. Very unlikely I will insure red actually, my preference is to drive green for a while now. Walking with a stick at the moment though, shaking just a little and not able to do anything more physical than getting dressed. It could take some time.

As far as my health goes I've had operation number one about ten days ago and am recovered. I've got a stent in my uretha though and it wiggles like some sort of Alien parasite which is weird and uncomfortable. I was told by the consultant that he'd struggled to get the stent in and was moving me from 5 months to 5 weeks for the second procedure due to the severity of the blockage. Having not heard from the Hospital since I left I rang them today to be informed that I'm on the waiting list for the waiting list and will be contacted in approximately 3 months which, I believe, is longer than 5 weeks..

I've found a beautiful Cottage in a field up a dirt track as well that I want to live in. It's small with an open fire in the middle, a small garden and views of Snowdonia you just couldn't buy. Fitted with a decent workshop and off road parking for as many Citroens as I can find. I can just about afford it as well so long as I can get the operation done on schedule. It was all very positive really until I rang the hospital and now I'm feeling a bit lost again. Not sure whats going to happen, so close to working body, perfect house, useable car and fun job but it just doesn't seem to want to happen. I'm so pleased I didn't blow my wages on an Activa at the start of all this now, 4-6 weeks to sort me out with an ultra sonic session has turned into 2 fairly nasty operations and maybe 12 months out.

I hope it all gets wrapped up reasonably rapidly now. I'm just not made for lying around staring at screens all day.