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While Camilla is braving the wet and windy east coast, over here in the west we are having the very best of weather. Blue Mediterranean skies and bright Mediterranean sunshine. Only the luxurious vegetation seems British: full of bursting leaves, infinite shades of bright green as the new growth spreads its wings in the sun. The birds are busy, hurrying hither and thither, searching food or building nests, sparrows racing around like children on a racetrack. It is a day for putting cares to one side.

Yesterday I climbed to the top of the Tump and sat on the bench overlooking the Bristol Channel and the Hills which less than a week ago we had been driving over. As I came down again I suddenly had a great feeling of release - as though I no longer cared about the play, the house, the business or any other source of worry. I thought that this time next year we should set off to France in a big touring car and spend at least a couple of weeks down in the Cantal, staying in the old farmhouse. To this end I have promised myself a new (ish) car if I can reduce my weight to something nearer what it ought to be. It has increased remorselessly these last couple of years and though I am still (I hope) vaguely respectable I do need to lose a stone and a bit more too. The car will be an incentive. I was amazed to find a Citroen C5 estate on ebay for £650, which with £1000 to do it up looks like a good buy. But a model in better order, such as the top of the range model with only 51,000 miles on the clock was being sold for £3,295. Just right for an impecunious retirement of long journeys south.

I do however get tired after driving and so do many people. Why is this? I googled the question yesterday but found no answer. Yet it is a common problem and my tiredness lasts well into the next day. Anyone got any tips?

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Posted at 14th May 2018 - 09:27AM   Posted by Fennie   Carless Lark Comments: 6

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Fennie's Avatar I wrote this post almost an hour or so but the broadband then went on the blink so I see that Camilla has sneaked in before me. Ah well, two lark posts for the price of one.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 14th May 2018 at 09:29AM

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Camilla's Avatar Yes indeed Fennie cast your cares and worrys into the air, I had no worries and cares when I was in my youth, life was for living and live it I did, we are only on this good earth but for a short time but when one is much younger one thinks it can last for almost an eternity days felt longer.

Worrying and stress can lead to bad health I am a great worrier now but I have to learn to put it all in a suitcase and try not to worry and endure lots of baggage along the way . So Fennie... Toss your hat to the sky 's, enjoy each day and most definately buy that car you want and book your next long holiday in Cantal.

I think it's just having to concentrate when driving long distances that make us tired Fennie, like ze old brain working overtime .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2018 at 09:46AM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you for posting Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 14th May 2018 at 09:47AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Certainly, concentrating hard for long periods is one cause of tiredness. Another is using your eyes continuously. Sitting in roughly the same position for long periods.
I am very bad at stopping often enough. Apart from calls of nature - more frequent nowadays! - and food!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th May 2018 at 09:08PM

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Camilla's Avatar Me too Withy with the calls of nature, too many I think.!Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 15th May 2018 at 11:11AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar More frequent stops and shorter journeys?
I think it depend's a lot on where you are driving, if a road is too winding you have to concentrate hard so get more tired or the opposite if it's endless motorway or dual carriageway then the monotony has the same effect.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 15th May 2018 at 11:16AM

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