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Entries Tagged as 'Cars'

A real first world problem

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Music, Technology

So. About that car that I said I wouldn’t go on about any more? I got a 64GB USB stick and filled it up with music. The car (or rather the car’s computer) had no problem reading such a large capacity and playing anything from it but because of the number of tracks you can […]

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Allo John got a new motor?

January 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Life

I really must apologise to any friends, family and colleagues I may have bored shitless over the last few weeks about cars, but there is a reason why I got over-excited about what most people would consider a fairly tame car. The thing is, our old Focus was getting to the point where servicing and […]

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Car tax

July 30th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

I renewed the car tax tonight. It is all very easy to do it online, but wouldn’t it be easier if you could do it on a monthly direct debit? It must be just about the last major bill that you can’t pay on some sort of installment basis. I know it is an annual […]

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Security nonsense

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

Last week we changed cars.  The idea was to trade down from a 2-litre estate to something a bit more economical to run in terms of tax, insurance and fuel consumption.  Being able to fit into smaller parking spaces would be a bonus. I set out with every intention of getting something like a Clio, […]

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Top Gear never had to put up with this

December 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

Chrystal got a new stereo for her car a while back (a pink one of course), but the shop had to order a special part in to fit it.   Over the last couple of weeks Jayne has had several increasingly disputatious ((I don’t car whether it is a real word or not)) phone calls to […]

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Tiny little car

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

Chrystal’s AA membership card arrived in the post today.  I figured that the cost of adding her onto our membership was a small price to pay for some peace of mind when she is off in her little and ancient car.   The irony is that the card arrived today, a day after the car broke […]

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Those little moments you live for

October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

Last wednesday Chrystal passed her driving test.  By Friday she had found a little cheap runabout that she liked the look of so we went off to look at it.   During the drive there Jayne was driving and I was riding shotgun.  Chrystal was in the back where we couldn’t see her. I happened to […]

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Further on down the road

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

What a day!  Chrystal passed her driving test, at the first attempt.  Well… first attempt at the practical anyway: the theory took two bites.  The first one was close though – I encouraged the girl by telling her that the result was not a fail but that she nearly-passed.

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Chrome

July 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life

We went down to Worthing today.   The main reason was to get some shoes for Chrystal (there is a Brantano shop there with a decent choice of large sizes) but really it was an excuse to go to the seaside too, and get a Sunday roast at the Warwick. After lunch we walked round the […]

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un-Seat-ed

May 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

On Friday afternoon I got the phone call I had been half-expecting: the insurance company called to say that my car is not worth repairing. A shame really.  With the very few miles I actually need to drive it is hardly worth having a car, but I got used to having this.

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