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What made you happy today?


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One year ago, I had my right knee replaced with a stainless steel and titanium joint.

Am walking like a younger man, and the pain is minimal now,

Thirty years of waiting and perserving with other surgery and treatments.

I have a future! Didnt seem that way a year ago.

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The simple pleasures - just got the chance to give my little Scarlett a damn good wash - no interruptions, no stress, just good fresh air and two buckets!

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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It's 1700ish local, and just back from lunch....started at 1215. Here in France, taking one's time is expected and makes one "un homme sérieux"..a man who takes his pleasures seriously. As ever, excellent food and company...the daughter of the owner's was introduced to Rex's dog, Skye, and all went well. She's 2 1/2...the daughter, not the dog...seems impossible, I remember her as a small bump!! 35 deg C, so we dined indoors in the shade, and now I'm watching the mad cyclists on the TdF on the telly.

Got another lunch booked, in Briare, for Saturday...so tomorrow I shall be polishing the boat hull before heading off to Paris next week, sometime..... retirement is SO boring.....(!)

Oh yes...and I've just about got the engine cover on the Douglas Madthing sufficiently symmetrical to cover with glass cloth and epoxy....after that I can sort out the mechanics...(!)  And got to change the exhaust manifold on the Lotus this winter,too....

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Continuation from UNHAPPY thread.

Bleeding all stopped, but mainly, 99% of the pain has gone away, so quite happy about that. :)

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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I had a very fun day knobbing about with one of Ian29gte's boats, the £1.2m Estuary Elite! Cracking afternoon, really enjoyed it :D

 

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My Esprit passed it's MOT today, it's first since 2006 (expired in 2007) :thumbsup:

 

The 6 mile drive to the MOT station was the furtherest I had travelled in the Esprit for 8 years. I'd forgotten how much attention it draws!

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I have just spent a very sweaty day with my head in the bilges, fitting a new 8mm copper fuel line to my boat. OOOHHH wot fun.... even with pipe benders and proper flaring tools and having annealed the copper tube first....not to mention yesterday's lathe work on the end fittings....

Around 1600 I had got totally cheesed off...surrounded by bits of bent and twisted copper tube...trying to work out bending allowance and so forth. I very nearly stacked...but pressed on regardless and finally the pipe was fitted; all nice smooth bends, no kinks....just waiting for the pipe olives to arrive..tomorrow, with any luck. Amazing what foul brown muck came out of the old fuel line!!  Be nice to be confident the petrol won't leak any more..... I reckon another couple of days and we can go cruising.....at last...........

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Watching a man chuck up outside his 911 (C4 DUP) on the side of the A421 near MK, then watch his girlfriend start to clean the inside of the door and seats.

Even better, the ladies skirt kept blowing up in the wind for the traffic.

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£63 to add on another 2000 miles on my insurance policy......

Ooh I'm happy - gotta clear that down before February!!!

That'll be more miles than she's ever done in the last 10 years combined !!!

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My eldest son has been offered a place at his 1st choice uni UAE to do PPE.   Not sure what his grades are yet but the the offer came through this morning so must have been good enough. One very happy family.

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My eldest son has been offered a place at his 1st choice uni UAE to do PPE.   Not sure what his grades are yet but the the offer came through this morning so must have been good enough. One very happy family.

 

Please please please tell me he doesn't want to be a politician!   :no   

 

But congratulations to him all the same, always good to get your first choice confirmed.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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New Forged Alloys arrived yesterday. New TPMS units arrived today. New pocket router (god-send for the hotel-living lifestyle) arrived today. It's like Christmas! Now time to polish the wheels and prepare them ready to be fitted for the weekend!

 

And best of all, my new other-half hasn't slapped me for my purchases! Huzzah!

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And best of all, my new other-half hasn't slapped me for my purchases! Huzzah!

 

But then she has been online and printed off some very nice pictures of twin 6" heeled Jimmy Choo stilletto's to retread her feet with!   No? Wow, she's a keeper then.... ;)

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Two weeks off work, lots of petrolhead stuff to do with the Lotus and the Mazda kicks of though with Lotus Festival tomorrow and a fry up in town a little later

Though I am up at 5:30 which isn't part of the relax plan, LOL but making use of the time with a very quick gym session......

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