Farewell, yellow Mini
Jun28

Farewell, yellow Mini

I got my yellow Mini in November 2014. It was an 07 reg which already had 115,000 miles on the clock and cost £5,000. I loved yellow cars from when they started to become a thing when I was in my 20s. At the age of 30, I got my absolute dream car – a yellow Beetle. I drove it for 10 years, before it became too expensive to run. It wasn’t completely knackered, but it wasn’t far from it – it was doing only 150...

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Silent Sunday 19.6.22
Jun19

Silent Sunday 19.6.22

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The end of the school run
Jun08

The end of the school run

After nearly 16 years, it seems that I have come to the end of the school run. My son is in year 12, he recently passed his driving test and it makes sense for him to drive to school. I don’t need the car in the day. The only reason I need it in the day is to take him to school! But I will miss it. Unlike many people, I’ve always enjoyed the school run. It’s a chance to talk to the kids (or kid in my case for the...

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The car saga continues
Jul09

The car saga continues

Regular readers may remember that I spent about a month without my car in January this year. It’s a VERY long story, but the ‘highlights’ go something like this: 21st November – son gets hit in a ‘no fault’ accident. Driver admits liability at the scene. Damage looks minimal 7th January – Mini goes into garage for repair, damage turns out to be a lot more extensive than I’d first...

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The car finally gets sorted
Mar04

The car finally gets sorted

Regular reader to my blog, and followers of my moans on Twitter, will know that I’ve been having car issues for a while. Three months to be precise. I won’t bore you with ALL the detail, but in a nutshell… My son passed his driving test at the start of October, after only three months of lessons. He was enjoying driving and I was enjoying having another driver in the house to take some of the pressure off me. At the...

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