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I'm a 45 year old mother of 3 boys. I live in a beautiful old house that needs a lot of TLC with my youngest son and 2 dogs. I am working hard at keeping myself healthy and fit by working out and doing a spot of running. I'm a creative person and am passionate about keeping traditional skills alive. I cook, knit, bake, garden, preserve, read, write and am now learning to spin and quilt. Oh and I sometimes swear.....

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bye bye Honda


Those of you unfortunate enough to know me IRL know of the on going saga I have had concerning a certain Honda dealership.  On Tuesday I experienced the final straw which made me decide I was ending my long relationship with Honda (4 CRVs and an Accord estate) and changing my car for a smaller more economical one.

It wasn't a rash decision as I had already done my research to downsize to either a Ka or an Aygo.  I went for a look in the Ford garage on Tuesday morning and drove home a shiny new Ka this afternoon.  Cheaper insurance, lower petrol costs and £20 road tax.  Can't argue with that.

So why have I spent the last 10 mins greeting??  (Shut up BDTP!!!)  It's only a box with 4 wheels and an engine to take me from A to B.  I've been talking and thinking about the changes in my life for over 7 months, so why am I caught out now they're actually happening?  Weird.

So, next thing to do is get a bike rack fitted.  And does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get an arthritic Golden Retriever in and out of a Ka??

9 comments:

Davie said...

What did I say?
"Nae greeting?"
My mate has just bought a Land rover Freelander. He took his dug to see hoe she liked it. No likey, no sale. The dug is your most important passenger. If the dug can't get in don't buy the car!
Millie is great in the car. I'm thinking of parking one in the living room!

Lee Maclean said...

Ali,
I've been greeting most of the morning, so you've got a long way to go yet. And the changes in my life are good ones, ones I've dreamt of for the past two and a half years. Change is not scary, but it is emotional.

xxx

Tim said...

A sensible move but that isn't going to stop having to acknowledge the change in your circumstances hurting.
I'm willing to bet the Ka will be much better in the snow than the old Honda. Small cars are much more fun than big ones when the going gets slippy. Have a big virtual hug from me.

Anonymous said...

This should be ideal

http://www.innerwolf.co.uk/transporting/4x4-folding-dog-ramp.html

MtM

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