Davie's Activa Clutch

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It's going to be the A1m, or in fact the M1 as they join up about Leeds anyway. I shall avoid the M6 until Penrith.

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CitroJim wrote: You may just see James (Elma) if he arrives in time...
I'm aiming for around four o clock I think, may bring that back an hour if the morning goes smoothly.

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I don't know how long I will be staying about. Google maps suggest 5&1/2 hours from Jim's to Bills out the west side of Glasgow, and I would like to get there before it is too late so I'd like to be on the road about 4 ish. Hopefully you will get there before I go so I can put another face to a name [emoji4]

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I'll try for three, it should be manageable.
I'd very much like to meet you, I've already met your car.

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I'm all excited at meeting the car again lol. I suppose I really should try to sleep, I've an hour and a half run to the airport, the flight leaves at 11.30, I'd like to be there for 10.30 and leave a little extra time just in case! At least it will be a seriously comfortable run up the road. Last long run I did was a few weeks ago in the old 205. It was comfy enough for it being a basic old small car, but was very noisy.

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Just solved the might drive right home, or a b&b and split the journey. Just booked the b&b not too far from Bills. Feel better about that. I think I would be pushing it too much going for right home. Cheap and cheerful, £45 cooked brekkie included. Then the nice senic highland route home. No motorways on Wednesday [emoji4]

So it's goodnight from me and I am really looking forward to meeting up woth you all.
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I warn you all that I've woken up this morning not feeling very good at all. I may well be quite low-key when you see me and may need very careful handling :(

Not entirely surprising with such a big event coming up...

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That's OK Jim I can't hang around anyway as I've got to be back to pick Adriana up at 3.30!

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I'm so bad now I'm on the verge of cancelling the trip to France :(

F'ing French train drivers strike hasn't exactly helped... ME has struck with vengeance this morning :evil:

If we experience any travel difficulties as a result I'm turning round and going straight home.

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I know many people would encourage you to go Jim......it always seems the "positive" thing to do.
Knowing ME (a little) and that just being in a "better" place is not often (for most people) a cure as with other illnesses..... I wonder how would a holiday help you if the journey made you feel so bad that you spent all of it recovering from said journey ? I also know how you feel "putting yourself on" others and hate having others fuss over you when you feel this way.

You have your Dads house available at the moment, you have your Dad close by and the time with him. You have your bike and some great countryside close by in Dorset. A Classic Car Show on Sunday in Shepton for car stuff if you want it and feel well that day......worth considering as an alternative base away from home.

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Sorry to hear your not good Jim. That's a good alternative plan Alisdair has suggested. I'm just away out the door to start my journey. It's thick fog here, I hope it's not 60 miles away at Inverness. I'll see you in a few hours and hope I can occupy your mind for a while.

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I've amended my plans so we don't all hit Jims at the same time today.
Davie and not Ben, we will have to save meeting for another day.

Jim, any errands you need doing etc, pm me.

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Stickyfinger wrote:I know many people would encourage you to go Jim......it always seems the "positive" thing to do.
Knowing ME (a little) and that just being in a "better" place is not often (for most people) a cure as with other illnesses..... I wonder how would a holiday help you if the journey made you feel so bad that you spent all of it recovering from said journey ? I also know how you feel "putting yourself on" others and hate having others fuss over you when you feel this way.
Precisely Alasdair, I couldn't have put it better myself. A prefect précis of exactly how it is in my world :(

I'm currently stressed to buggeryfuck and it's going to take a good few days to recover and if those sodding Froggy train drivers play up then it's game over...
Stickyfinger wrote:You have your Dads house available at the moment, you have your Dad close by and the time with him. You have your bike and some great countryside close by in Dorset. A Classic Car Show on Sunday in Shepton for car stuff if you want it and feel well that day......worth considering as an alternative base away from home.
I'd planned to do that later in the year, intending to camp near Minehead in my tent (so far unused) and bicycle tour West Somerset... That's now in jeopardy due to needing to sort dad's affairs out and get him moved into residential care in Milton Keynes. All my remaining leave (and I get very little now being a part-timer!) will be needed for that but on a positive note I hope to combine the putting to bed of his place in Langport with a bit of relaxation (involving my bike). One trip I might well do is cycle up to see you ;)

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elma wrote:I've amended my plans so we don't all hit Jims at the same time today.
Davie and not Ben, we will have to save meeting for another day.
Thanks James, that'll be excellent and a great help!

As said above, my stress levels are through the roof and I need a lot of space and careful handling at the moment...

What time do you plan to arrive?

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Aiming for four Jim, can push either way at your convenience.