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Out of your hands

Published March 28, 2019

Out of your hands

It’s always been a surprise to people that, despite being someone who avidly followed Formula One for a good ten years, I really don’t care much for cars. Recently someone asked me what car I drive, the vehicle I have sat in pretty much every day for two years, and it took me about twenty minutes to remember. I’ve always loved the freedom and independence being a driver gives you, but in terms of the mechanics, I couldn’t be less interested.

Let's go for a drive/hover

Published September 5, 2012

Let's go for a drive/hover

I’ve been catching up on some RSS feeds recently (where I am getting down to a reasonable number of unlistened podcasts, my unread items has been creeping up), and I spotted this crazy little item earlier in the month. A DeLorean that is also a boat. It’s cool, and fun, but I took umbridge with the concept almost immediately simply because of this, in the Engadget story where I saw it:

Candidates for a new car - the process begins with a look at the market

Published May 12, 2012

Candidates for a new car - the process begins with a look at the market

My poor car is starting to get a bit worn around the edges. It’s been in and out of the garage over the past few months and is costing a few pennies to keep running. I can’t complain as it has been a reasonably well behaved vehicle for the majority of its life and it was bound to start racking up some repair bills at some point. Whilst I’m sure it still has some miles left in it, I’m starting to think ahead to the next model that might take its place.

Is it fast enough so we can fly away?

Published October 3, 2005

Is it fast enough so we can fly away?

I bought a new car. I didn’t mean to. It just happened. Mr C: So, which one would you have if you were going to get one? Me: Dunno. I don’t need a new car. Mr C: Hypothetically speaking. Me: I don’t need a new car. Mr C: Do you like this one? Me: It’s okay. Mr C: Let’s sit in it. Me: Why? Mr C: Just sit in it and see what you think.

Clean windows, free water

Published October 3, 2005

Clean windows, free water

I’m obsessive about my windscreen wash in my car. I worry constantly that any second now it is going to run out. I fill it up regularly even when I’ve only used about a teaspoonful. You can imagine my displeasure, when I was driving down a misty, muddy road and thinking I would have to start using up some of the precious water. Then imagine my pleasure, when the car in front decided to clean its windscreen first, and the water cascaded in a beautiful arc over the top of his car and onto mine as well.

A New Forest fairytale

Published January 4, 2005

A New Forest fairytale

I got kicked by a pony yesterday. Don’t laugh. We wanted to make the most of our last day of freedom before I return to the drudgery of the workplace, so we decided to go to Beaulieu. Mostly to see the cars, but the other stuff looked interesting as well. Here are some photos - they’re not great, I’m saving the best for the Photo Blog: Once we’d done at Beaulieu, we de-toured to have a squint at The New Forest.

I wish I was an Eskimo

Published September 5, 2004

I wish I was an Eskimo

You know all those people that are flitting off to Spain and Australia to start a new life in the sun? (You’ll know what I mean, there are about a hundred programmes following their fortunes on the television!) I have one word for them - crazy. I stepped outside today for a moment and almost melted. It’s almost winter time and where the hell is the Autumn? It’s September and the sun is shining?

A rant at the adverts

Published April 19, 2004

A rant at the adverts

Three adverts have caught my attention and not for good reasons… Firstly, the second instalment of the Yakult Bacteria guy. I actually quite appreciate the idea of the advert and think it’s really nice that the girl is sticking up for her geeky friend. BUT… those Yakult bottles are so expensive, you just WOULD NOT give one away like that. Not even to a friend! And especially not to two horrible bullies.

Light trouble

Published January 19, 2004

Light trouble

Both Mr C and the receptionist at work said that one of the lights on my car was out today but when I got home and checked, they both seemed to be working… weird.