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New wheels

July 16th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

More evidence, if it was ever needed, that I would make a very poor Top Gear presenter: only eleven days after buying a new car, I finally got round to driving it! The gap is because I don’t really need a car much myself and if Jayne and I go anywhere together she usually drives […]

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New wheels

July 8th, 2016 · Comments Off · Life

Got a new car this week. I am very pleased with it. I have not actually driven it yet, but Jayne says it goes very well. I think I will get a chance to get behind the wheel on Sunday. This time I had a look at the engine before we took it from the […]

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plug in baby

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off · Life, Technology

We are having an electric car event at work on Thursday. I am actually on holiday, but I might pop in anyway to have a look. There is a lot of this going on at the moment. The Town Hall has Nissan coming in to show their Leaf off, as is the business next to […]

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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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