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What made you happy today?


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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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Great to meet you and Wendy at the Ace last night John. Especially enjoyed the marshal (not) assisting you with parking! 

 

 

 

Did the scampi taste better with tartare sauce and (match your car) lemon?

Dave.

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Well the epic trip with the Yellow Peril has ended on a happy note. 1,489 faultless miles with Wendy. It all started with our drive down to Brands where was used as a stand prop for our car insurers (AIB) with a couple of very nice girls who were both professional models and a great laugh, they even tried to convert Wendy. She has handled all the London traffic, ( the car that is ) she had her photograph taken by the Thames, in Richmond park, has driven through all the posh spots of London, had her picture taken dozens of times by tourists. She was left behind Victoria coach station for a night and found to be unmolested in the morning, mind you she was parked among all the porkers, BMW's, Bentley's etc to name but a few so she was in good company. She turned up at Brooklands for a day and again was parked near the rich and famous from Bahrain of all places.

But I must thank Mrs Wendy Walsh for a brilliant weeks holiday trip with the very best of company and the Lord of The Dance show was fantastic. Dangerous Games, if you get a chance it is a must see. Thanks Chucks.

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Sound like you had a great time and uneventful. I take it you are home now?

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Hi Brian, yes we made it home late last night so the post was a bit disjointed as so many of the guys had asked that we let them know when we got back safe and sound. We had a fantastic week, met some great people and made a fair few new friends and not all Lotus. Wendy certainly pushed the boat out for my birthday week and as I said it was brilliant, thanks Chucks, I am not even going to consider looking at the ban balance on that one. We have loads of photographs which we will sort out and post later.

Thanks to all who were at Brands and made it such a great event, even Bib's was polite and thanked us for helping out with the parking, :unworthy: . We visited Mercedes World while at Brooklands and came across about 15 cars all with Bahrain registration plates and tucked away in the middle of all the Lambo's and Ferrari's was one very smart Exige, not sure what it was all in aid of but they were all covered in stickers like the Gumball run. 

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I am happy this day because today  I signed the rent agreement for a new garage to store the Elite S2;  still local, £30 a month cheaper, dry...and best of all,  not on a slope which catches the front spoiler and makes any movement out of the garage a pain without a ramp .... the first step to getting the MOT back and putting her on the road for the first time since last November !    

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This could go one of two ways but I see this as VERY positive that I am still here to talk about it.

At the beginning of the month I began my business and have started trading.... a few days later.... nearly didn't have time to say goodbye.

On a day out to Craigievar castle we saw a biker come a cropper on the B993 between kemnay and monymusk, with this fresh in the memory an hour later on the way back from Alford we were travelling cautiously under the speed limit.

Heading back towards kemnay on a clear bright day down a straight road we were suddenly confronted with a 4x4 that had pulled out in an attempt to overtake a line of traffic, needless to say he wasn't going to do it in the short space available and we had no chance to avoid him hitting us.

I pulled over as hard as far as we could and braked as hard as possible yet the idiot still accelerated into us at speed.

 

The result is as follows:

 

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That is a tyre track up the bonnet as well.  :detective:  :shock:

 

The force of the impact shoved us into the ditch and the 4x4 launched off of us and onto one of the cars that he was attempting to overtake.

 

Despite the best attempts of the idiot in the 4x4 to take us out in the process of his suicidal overtake we are still here walking and talking so I consider this a very good month!  Somebody was on our side that day. :vava:

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Yep. Most definitely good to get away with that one. Don't suppose you had cctv camera rolling to get these idiots a very long ban.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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You can never account for the idiot.  Thankfully you are here to tell the tale as you say.  Even the seagull shitting on your car in Aberdeen on a grey wet day like today will seem just fine right now.  A testament to airbags and crash structures I guess :unworthy:  although surprised your GF managed to hit the windscreen with a seat belt on.  Did her airbag not go off then although it looks like it did.

 

Did the Muppet who caused t have anything to say for himself or was he taken away to Hospital?  :realmad:

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Any day you are breathing and vertical has to be a good one. :thumbup:

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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The man in the 4x4 was still in it whilst I was taking the photos, he had to be cut out but he is still here also.  My sympathy ends there.

  I had to take the photos left handed because my right arm wasn't working.

His comments to the  were  :busted cop:  that he was late for a meeting :driving::rant:

Bearing in mind the road behind us was empty, he could have waited 20 seconds....you have to question what goes through some peoples heads :question:

 

Airbags all went off and seatbelts well and truly tested.  Can't really explain why she still hit the windscreen?? 

3 weeks on and the bruising from the seat belt has only just disappeared.  I would hate to think how that would have ended if I hadn't pulled over into the verge

BUT hey we are still here and yet another day that made me happy :happy dance:........Damn you Aberdeen seagulls! :popo:

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Gees Kieran, close enough that one, glad to hear you are both ok though, even the Seagulls could crap on you that day and it would smell nice.

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