Fr. Matthew Cashmore

Priest in the Church of England. Trustee SPCK. Father, husband, son. "Small acts of Good change the world."

Way-hey! and Arghhhh!

It’s been two days of conflicting emotions – on one hand – way-hey! Lot’s more people donating to Everyman at JustGiving which is fantastic – in particular I want to mention the partners at Paul Davies and Partners (who Stace work for) who have donated a fantastic £200!

Paul Davies and Partners do quite a lot of charity work, and they’re a big company… international architects and are in the top 100 companies to work for – a pretty cool company who’ve given us a pretty cool £200 to stamp out male cancers.

The bike has been serviced and all went well until 4pm yesterday when I tried to start the bike… then it was all a bit Arghhhhh!

Bike simply refused to start even though there appeared to be sufficient power for lights etc – I went through the alarm, and ignition circuits, checked the fuses – you name it I checked it. In the end I took a gamble and dashed up to Honda in Luton to buy a brand new battery (£49), which also cost me a parking ticket (£65), but when I got home, charged the battery and put it on the bike – all was well and it fired up (priceless).

So today is paperwork and last minute shopping – hopefully it’ll be a lot more way-hey – my fingers are crossed! 🙂

3 Comments

  1. westie in Blighty!

    August 31, 2008 at 9:04 am

    well fancy cutting off your leads before you checked your connections, ha ha, sounds like something id do! Great news to hear you have arrived! have a fantastic trip! stay safe

    westie and Perry

  2. Morning guys, glad you arrived safely. Thanks Stace for the little text this morning 🙂

    With regard to the battery incident… Isn’t it always the way that you go through all the possibilities before you realise it’s the most simple thing! Well at least the effort of pushing the bike off the ferry woke you up, if nothing else 🙂

    Looking forward to the next live stream. Take care boys and take loads of pics

  3. Got a little text this morning telling me that you were all safely in Holland (thanks Stace).

    With regard to the battery incident… Isn’t it typical that you take the bike apart fearing the worst and then it turns out to be the most simple thing (wiring the battery in correctly). Damn and blast but at least it wasn’t more serious [phew]. At least pushing the bike off the ferry this morning at early o’clock woke you up! 😉

    Looking forward to the live streaming in the next few days boys. Take care x

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