MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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You didn't detain me Jim, my mum has a knack of calling on me at the most inopportune times for last-minute requests "on the off-chance". :lol:
I re-arranged to go see her this afternoon after her hospital appointment, but she today decided to stay on there for a two-course lunch. I'll catch up with her tomorrow for dad's birthday at the burial ground, probably.

Ah, wasn't aware they'd closed that zig-zag path Jim. Not surprising though as there's been an upsurge of storm damage, not just to our coast but undeground too, from road drainage and flooding. I'll keep a mind to spot any other routes that you could explore on your next visit.

Yes, riding on a lean is an interesting challenge. Even more fun on an old Norton Commando in a snow blizzard IIRC.
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Isn't it a nice (sarc) feeling to discover this was done in your absence and no-one had the courtesy or awareness to cop to it?
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Re: MikeT's C5r 1.6 hdi Estate

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Gerrrrrr....any CCTv in the area ?
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Stickyfinger wrote:
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Gerrrrrr....any CCTv in the area ?


No, though the housing association is "considering" it due to one particular miscreant in the block. I doubt it'll cover the car park if it ever does materialise.
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It does not look like a car caused that....as it is a "wave" I would think either you have been Keyed of it is a shopping back or such.....
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That's awful Mike :( I'm tending to agree with Alasdair - it does look much like a 'key'...
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I wouldn't make a good forensic scientiest. Yes, it looks keyed (and I did find a likely "key" lying at the side). But it's unusually low down, unless it was a midget?
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However, it does roughly follow the tarmac undulations of a vehicle reversing back and there's also a broad scraping (doesn't show so well on photos) where it begins and ends, indicating initial bumper contact.so either is possible imo.
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We get a lot of that type of damage around here but it's not due to vandalism it's the sticks poking out of the hedgerows and the damage is done when you're forced too close in the narrow roads.
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I would say that wasnt another car. It looks like a shopping bag or case with a sharp corner, or could have been a roadside bush or a little scroatbag deliberately doing it for "fun" and needing his arse kicked.
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That wasn't a car because it's to wavy, theres no paint or plastic transfer and there's no indentation where it passes from one panel to another.

Looks like it will probably cut out. You have my sympathy, thats a horrible thing to happen.
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Well, today I learnt the miscreant in the block was served further court papers on Monday. I doubt he has the cajones to have keyed my car but he certainly would have asked others to do it for him. What's most upsetting about this, if true, is I had nothing to do with this court case, it was brought by the housing association backed up by other residents statements and evidence.

And to top it all, following tomorrows vet's appointment, I'm probably going to have to make the hard decision to euthanise this sweet 18yr old.
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The one disservice our pets do to us (after stealing their way into our hearts and lives) is that they do not live long enough.
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Thats so sad Mike.
At least we get the opportunity to offer our pets a dignified and painless end, though it still feels terrible.
I'm hoping you don't have to make the decision, guessing from your language it's a "more than likely" situation so there's hope yet.
As James says they really don't live long enough.
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If the little furry person has to move on, do get another one when you can. A cat with character enriches your life.
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Mike, so sorry to hear about the cat; she's such a gorgeous little thing too :(
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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The one disservice our pets do to us (after stealing their way into our hearts and lives) is that they do not live long enough.


James, very true words and one reason I'll never have another pet... I could never get over the loss...