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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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 […]
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 […]
January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
Last week we changed cars.Â 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.Â Being able to fit into smaller parking spaces would be a bonus. I set out with every intention of getting something like a Clio, […]
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.Â Â 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 […]
November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life
Chrystal’s AA membership card arrived in the post today.Â 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.Â Â The irony is that the card arrived today, a day after the car broke […]
October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life
Last wednesday Chrystal passed her driving test.Â By Friday she had found a little cheap runabout that she liked the look of so we went off to look at it.Â Â During the drive there Jayne was driving and I was riding shotgun.Â Chrystal was in the back where we couldn’t see her. I happened to […]
October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life
What a day!Â Chrystal passed her driving test, at the first attempt.Â Well… first attempt at the practical anyway: the theory took two bites.Â 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.
July 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Life
We went down to Worthing today.Â Â 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 […]
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.Â With the very few miles I actually need to drive it is hardly worth having a car, but I got used to having this.