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Entries Tagged as 'Cars'

Further on down the road

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Further on down the road · 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 on Chrome · 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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Immobile

May 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life

I finally got round to calling the insurance company after last week’s prang.  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.

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Ouch

April 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

My tiny car is now a tiny bit smaller.   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 […]

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Italian Plastic

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Italian Plastic · Life

Damn Top Gear and damn Jeremy Clarkson!  Until last week I had decided that, in the unlikely event of me winning the lottery, I would rather fancy having as a day-to-day runabout one of those new Fiat 500s.  Although it would be hard to resist an Aston Martin, Merc or Jag in the garage I […]

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Car Trouble

November 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

What great timing!  Buy a new camera on Friday and then on Sunday 500 photogenic veteran cars pass within a few hundred metres of home.  Some years I forget that the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is happening: this year I made sure to catch it.

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Car Jamming

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Car Jamming · Life, Technology

Believe it or, if you must, believe it not but one of the most popular posts I have ever written in the four years or so I have been doing this is this one about hip punishments back in April 2006.  It did not attract many comments but overthe years there is hardly a month […]

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Up On The Hill

October 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Up On The Hill · Life

It really has all been going on up here on Tolgate Hill.  First of all that big fire on Sunday, and then yesterday there was an obstruction in the road as I came home from work.  Right opposite where the fire was there was a tow truck blocking half of the road.  It was reversed […]

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Driven round the bend

June 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Life, Technology, Work

We had our team meeting today, followed by the mystery activity that had been billed as ‘go-karting with a difference’.   The boss didn’t tell us what we were doing until the last minute, when he gave us a map to Mercedes Benz World at Brooklands, and told us that we were going to be shown […]

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