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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Cars'
January 10th, 2011 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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.
May 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life
I finally got round to calling the insurance company after last week’s prang.Â I had been waiting to hear from the lady who went in to the back of me, but she hasn’t been in touch, so I decided not to wait any longer.
My tiny car is now a tiny bit smaller.Â Â I set out today to get signatures on my nomination papers for the forthcoming local elections and got rear-ended at some traffic lights. I have had someone roll into the back of me in traffic queues before, with such slight a impact that there was not […]