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That is if you don't mind a bit of night time swimming...
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I can only assume you did then. As it was, the car was perfectly adequate. Effing freezing, but adequate :P
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I just bought 5 DVDs for a tenner :D
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HMV? :P
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Tufty wrote:HMV? :P


Blockbusters ;)
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Fair play!
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Blinky and Obie: thanks for telling us of your health hardships. Please both of you keep on posting; you have so much knowledge and detailed info to pass on. Historical and current, every post of yours' adds to our knowledge and enjoyment of GP racing.

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Tufty wrote:Nurburgring? Bah! Go to Spa! Just make sure that both you AND your tent are waterproof...

Went there in 2011, Hungary in 2012, so going to go to Nurburgring this year before it's dropped forever and falls further into administration.

Spa was my back up choice, or Monza haha. I need more money, so I can go to more. There was a person I met at Hungary last year who'd saved for years, bought a motorhome and tickets to all the European races, and just drove around watching each race. Lucky bar steward! I want a job that pays enough to do that!
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My mother know's a guy who goes to about five or six races a year... And not just the European races either....

A few weeks back I had my wheelchair effectively given an MOT. There was a part that wasn't in stock so the wheelchair services for my area tried to get it in, but found that as my 5 year old chair was obsolete, no new parts were being made.

Which meant i had someone sent out to me last week to consult with me for a new chair. I gave them my requirements and they went off. The next day they rang me saying that they had one in stock that might be suitable, otherwise it would be weeks before they get one shipped in.

Today I went in and checked it out... The chair is the EXACT right size for me, with EVERYTHING I needed already attached. Seemed the guy that it was bought for had to change his requirements between it being bought and getting it, so the chair has sat in the warehouse for ages...

Best bit is.... I've not fallen out of it yet! LOL
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Tufty wrote:Nurburgring? Bah! Go to Spa! Just make sure that both you AND your tent are waterproof...


:lol: i've been there man, it was so wet, that even my raincoat was like dude, WTF!

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Until it stops raining and then starts to slowly roast you...

Think I still have the tan lines on my arms
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SDLRob wrote:Until it stops raining and then starts to slowly roast you...

Think I still have the tan lines on my arms

I still have tan lines, but multiple restraining orders forbid my saying where...
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Just finished another section for my dissertation which means I only have just over half to go. I'm going to say this is a positive thing!
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Awesome!

My positive thing is I prevented my homemade laptop shelf [basically a unit that lets one laptop sit on top another] from collapsing. I noticed two stress fractures in the back half of the top shelf. Luckily an old wood offcut and a laptop charger were the perfect size to alleviate the problem.

I feel kind of way more awesome about this than I should :/
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Drove to Edinburgh Thursday.... Stood under a Aircraft Carrier on Friday and then drove back today...

Yes, I did say that I stood under an Aircraft Carrier....
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You lost me at 'stood' :wink:

Sounds pretty feckin' awesome though bud!
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I just realised I never offered anyone the transcript of the original Positive Thread. It's about 680 posts long [from memory of a year ago...] and is in that wonderfully simplistic format of a notepad file, so anyone [in theory] can open it.

If anyone wants a copy, please PM me and I'll send it over. It's absolutely heart-wrenching in places, but an amazing read.

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SDLRob wrote:My mother know's a guy who goes to about five or six races a year... And not just the European races either....

A few weeks back I had my wheelchair effectively given an MOT. There was a part that wasn't in stock so the wheelchair services for my area tried to get it in, but found that as my 5 year old chair was obsolete, no new parts were being made.

Which meant i had someone sent out to me last week to consult with me for a new chair. I gave them my requirements and they went off. The next day they rang me saying that they had one in stock that might be suitable, otherwise it would be weeks before they get one shipped in.

Today I went in and checked it out... The chair is the EXACT right size for me, with EVERYTHING I needed already attached. Seemed the guy that it was bought for had to change his requirements between it being bought and getting it, so the chair has sat in the warehouse for ages...

Best bit is.... I've not fallen out of it yet! LOL

i know a guy who is going for all the GPs this year....yep i said all the GPs.

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Now there's a lucky lovely individual...!
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Tufty wrote:Now there's a lucky lovely individual...!

talk about being born with a silver spoon.

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P-F1 Mod wrote:I just realised I never offered anyone the transcript of the original Positive Thread. It's about 680 posts long [from memory of a year ago...] and is in that wonderfully simplistic format of a notepad file, so anyone [in theory] can open it.

If anyone wants a copy, please PM me and I'll send it over. It's absolutely heart-wrenching in places, but an amazing read.


Someone offered it out from the Mod Team. I know because I have it here on my computer.

Well worth a read but yeah it does get a bit emotional at times.

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I may have in the bar, on reflection.

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I think that's where you did, P-F1 Mod.

My immensely positive contribution of the day is that I'm winning the war against the merciless onslaught that is the eternal march of time. I'm sat here with an early Aspire-series Acer [1640, to be precise, when they were still using the TravelMate shells with a more modern monitor and slight upgrades inside them] hooked up to a mid-90's Canon BJC4300 printer. The two have worked in perfect synergy for the year that I've had the laptop, before which the printer never had anything more than maintenance to be done to her. Recently she's started dying mid-printing. However, it seems that with a little bit of reverse psychology and a couple of thinly-veiled threats, she's running as well as ever.

I'm going to bask in the glory of this fact before she dies again.
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And RIGHT on cue: she died again. Well, it was positive while it lasted!
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I just bought a traktor s4. That's not farm equipment by the way.

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I've been suffering from depression (again). Reasons for it are unimportant for this thread but today is a good day and not just because it's the first competitive day of the new F1 season. :) For the first time in months I have had more good days recently than bad and I finally feel like I'm getting better.

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MrMuttley wrote:I've been suffering from depression (again). Reasons for it are unimportant for this thread but today is a good day and not just because it's the first competitive day of the new F1 season. :) For the first time in months I have had more good days recently than bad and I finally feel like I'm getting better.


Great news. I've done a lot of work and reading in to mental health and I appreciate just how hard it is for you. Onwards and upwards :thumbup:
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MrMuttley wrote:I've been suffering from depression (again). Reasons for it are unimportant for this thread but today is a good day and not just because it's the first competitive day of the new F1 season. :) For the first time in months I have had more good days recently than bad and I finally feel like I'm getting better.


That's amazing news and one of the truly positive things to be posted in this thread. I hope you continue to have more and more good days.
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MrMuttley wrote:I've been suffering from depression (again). Reasons for it are unimportant for this thread but today is a good day and not just because it's the first competitive day of the new F1 season. :) For the first time in months I have had more good days recently than bad and I finally feel like I'm getting better.


Good news Sir, heres to many more..Get out in the sun (if you can find some) I always find it lifts my mood :)

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Exercise. Our bodies are one big chemistry experiment going off 24 7. Exercise release chemicals that make you feel better. Any amount is worth it.

Sadly, people often stay away from exercise during periods of depression, mainly because they fear that feeling fatigued will exaggerate their feelings of depression. Providing you don't do a stupid amount of exercise, this week not happen and you should feel better.

Your body will also require more sleep so getting through the nights which are often the hardest times, is easier in a lot of cases.

Good luck.
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Asphalt_World wrote:Exercise. Our bodies are one big chemistry experiment going off 24 7. Exercise release chemicals that make you feel better. Any amount is worth it.

Your body will also require more sleep so getting through the nights which are often the hardest times, is easier in a lot of cases.

Good luck.


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Depression= detatchment from your normal reality and its horrible. I would recommend Park Runs. 5k runs. Lots of positive people, not athletes and its not about winning. Fresh air and freedom. It's free and running has helped me not to stare into the abyss of depression. It tastes bad.

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And if that doesn't help, I'd suggest a serious meditation retreat.

Depression is a manifestation of a lack of self acceptance, or self love if you prefer.

Nothing like going within to find your true self, to find forgiveness and peace.
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Not seen you around these parts for a while Nakojo.

Not really in to all that finding your self and so on. My recovery has been about standing up to some people who definitely needed it.

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MrMuttley wrote:I've been suffering from depression (again). Reasons for it are unimportant for this thread but today is a good day and not just because it's the first competitive day of the new F1 season. :) For the first time in months I have had more good days recently than bad and I finally feel like I'm getting better.


My wife suffers from depression and it seems that she may have turned a corner around the same time that you posted this. Still too early to get any hopes up, I think, but it's definitely more positive than we were a few months back. Here's to your continued recovery - and my wife's, as well :)

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Gonna see Bruce Springsteen tonight :nod:

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Ooh, lucky you!

Today is the only day this week I can get my coursework done, so looks like that's the order of the day. Makes tomorrow more fun though!
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Went to bed alone last night; wife stuck in another community by a blizzard. Woke up this morning with said wife back home. Don't know what time she got in but I was comatose! Went to work, check the mail, Hey twenty-five quid from Ernie. Jerk who works for me gave notice (saves me from firing his sad and sorry donkey) All in all a good day. Bottle of something fizzy in the fridge to celebrate

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8) Lots of selfish positives.
Its bank holiday weekend.
Champions league final.
Carl Froch fights Mikkel Kessler Saturday night.
Monaco GP Sunday
Monday, Championship Final.
8 cans of Magners and a bottle of Cava in fridge.

Anybody got the same plans?

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nike2die4 wrote:
SDLRob wrote:My mother know's a guy who goes to about five or six races a year... And not just the European races either....

A few weeks back I had my wheelchair effectively given an MOT. There was a part that wasn't in stock so the wheelchair services for my area tried to get it in, but found that as my 5 year old chair was obsolete, no new parts were being made.

Which meant i had someone sent out to me last week to consult with me for a new chair. I gave them my requirements and they went off. The next day they rang me saying that they had one in stock that might be suitable, otherwise it would be weeks before they get one shipped in.

Today I went in and checked it out... The chair is the EXACT right size for me, with EVERYTHING I needed already attached. Seemed the guy that it was bought for had to change his requirements between it being bought and getting it, so the chair has sat in the warehouse for ages...

Best bit is.... I've not fallen out of it yet! LOL

i know a guy who is going for all the GPs this year....yep i said all the GPs.


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I'm so drunk right now so rather than being something positive I'd just like to offer this as an explanation to anyone who reads anything I poster tonight before I do!! Also CHESTER ZOO HAVE BABY TIGERS!! (This is a massive positive thing for me and will keep me happy for the next week so here, have a picture: )
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