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  1. OK, lets get it out there! Reading about Robin Williams and how he was depressed, which led to Alcohol and drug addiction, has made me want to vocalise. I am sure many of us reading this have suffered from or know people who have been/are depressed and I am not, in any way, ashamed of admitting that I have been. When I was 32 I had been attending the gym for 15 years, 4 days a week, I had a 34 inch waist and weighed 14.5 stone. Then my boys were born and having 4 kids meant I just flatly couldn't afford the time or money to keep going. Over the next 10 years I piled on the pounds until
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  2. Continuing the big pad theme! Local Lotus club BBQ, had the roof out even on the way home, about 11pm, nice evening.
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  3. I have been battling depression myself this last year, and until you are affected you have no idea how it can affect your life. I was amazed at how things I loved (like cars) suddenly held no interest to me, it was scary. I now understand how you can be universally loved, a string of hit films, lovely family, all the money in the world and still not be happy. RIP Robin. Mork and Mindy was one of the first TV programmes I loved as a kid.
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  4. Depression is an illness, only those who have or had it can truly understand. Please don’t ever judge anyone who has/had depression it’s a mental illness and can’t be helped, we are still human and it could be you. My depression started many years ago things happened to me in the past that should never happen to anyone. I was fine when my children lived with me I never really had a chance to think about what happen in my past I like all mothers was too busy looking after and raising the children. Then the children grow up and leave home and now with less to keep me and my mind active memor
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  5. Now i know why you guys all own and run Lotus, It takes balls and guts to admit and speak as above, just like owning a Lotus. I salute you all.
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  6. More than 20 cars participated in the rally last Saturday (and 30 cars on the track day on Friday). Great party all weekend and nice Lotus people as always!
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  7. I very nearly did a thread like this a few weeks ago to document my recent battle, so Kimbers I applaud you for doing so. I am currently coming off my tablets, doing every other day at present and in a week I will be done. At the moment I feel great, and I hope it continues. The fear, of course, is a relapse - I have already had one - but will need to take that day if it happens. I would start by saying I never believed in depression - it was just a lame excuse. When Kurt Cobain of Nirvana killed himself it was a case of how could anyone in his situation, with his wealth and status,
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  8. Darren at AIB did great, saved me £86.00 on my renewal. Thanks very much.
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  9. Not the best video I've ever done but you get an idea...
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  10. Many, many years ago when I was 20, I got arrested and locked up awaiting bail. I felt like shit, my world was f... and I started looking around the cell thinking about the worst thing I could do to myself. My shoelaces had been taken by the cops after I'd been fingerprinted thank goodness. That was a real watershed moment for me. Got to thinking about those close to me and thankfully was able to snap out of the situation. However, it taught me a lot about my psyche and speculate on how easy and unfortunate it can be for others to end up on gaol statistic sheets. (I once worked thereafter
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  11. I have had a nervous breakdown. Got home from work one day and said hi to Liz. She asked if I was ok. I said no and then started crying. I cried for nearly 6 hours curled up in a ball on my bed. I suffer from depression and still take medication for it. That is after about 18 years. I find myself far less tolerant of people than I used to be. Maybe that is a coping technique that I have now ingrained in myself. Don't know. I felt worthless after the breakdown and really could not see a point to much. I was incapable of doing or thinking about multiple things at one time. I had to focus on on
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  12. and don't over tighten them - everyone seems to think the best way to fix the drip is crank harder.
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  13. Hello. I've got an excel with the black saddle type covers. To be perfectly honest I wouldn't bother fitting the original gaskets and make new ones from 1.5mm cork gasket sheet. The original gasket is very stiff and has a difficult face to conform to. With the cork it's flexible and only needs a smear of grease to keep it in place while fitting. I've driven over 1000 miles with the home made gaskets and drip free.
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  14. Very sad Some of the funniest people in public are the most depressed behind closed doors. Totally agree with what Ian has said above
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  15. Ok not a person, but this little fella obviously thought I had good taste in colour
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  16. For 9 years and 90k miles i drove a VX220. A pretty unusual car and it generated a large amount of attention. This is nothing, nothing in comparison with the Evora. As i've kept my private plate from the VX people know it's mine, but on the first few times i took it to work it was hidden up the back of the car park. However yesterday morning i parked it closer to the office as i was in early. By the end of the day 7 people had come to chat about it and i'd done 3 demo runs.
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