Not sure if I enjoyed it …


Hyundai - York It was that time of year again, when my car needed a service and it's MOT. We have been using the same garage since we bought the cars. Minstergate at York was the dealership that we bought both my car and my sons car. They have treated us well over the years … Continue reading Not sure if I enjoyed it …

Is it that difficult …


I’m moaning talking about driving. Not Formula 1, Moto-Cross or one of the myriad of other motor sports, I just mean everyday driving. Commuting to work, taking the kids to school or the weekly shopping expedition. I would like one of those cars that do not have to obey the legitimate speed limit. I don’t … Continue reading Is it that difficult …

Scary times …


That has to be the scariest 30 seconds for years. K**h has a Mini Cooper Countryman car. She has had it since 2016 and loves it. Last week, Saturday to be precise I noticed a chip and a crack in the windscreen. It was very low down on the driver side and it was only … Continue reading Scary times …

Some people …


I normally park my car in the small parking area across the road from the house. We have a drive and a garage, but like many garages it’s more of a storage area than a place to park a car. So K*** parks her car on the drive and I use the parking area. K*** … Continue reading Some people …

It’s been a while …


It’s been a few weeks since my last post. No particular reason except laziness really! I tend to post when I have something I want to get off my chest and usually wait until there are a couple of things that rile me. Well there has been some things that have ‘annoyed’ me somewhat, but … Continue reading It’s been a while …

Some good, some not so …


I took the car in for service and MOT on Friday. All passed without any problems. Tyres might need a check before Christmas but other than that, all was goo. Eldest lads car went in at same time. His, not so good! He needs new tyres again. That will be the second lot in three … Continue reading Some good, some not so …

New Lappy – Still getting there


It's taking a while to get my new machine up to something like I had on my old machine. There are a couple of issues I still need to sort out and some that I don't think will get sorted. Those of you who are a bit 'techy' will understand the next bit. My hard … Continue reading New Lappy – Still getting there

Back home …..


Well, back home. Yesterday in fact. It was a pretty uneventful day. The weather, whilst not bad, was not as good as it had been. It was going home weather. We stopped off at a gift centre for a look around. My god, these place do depress me at times. Here we are at the … Continue reading Back home …..

A little bit more ranting …


     I’ve just spent the past half hour posting replies to comments on our local online newspaper. I use the term ‘newspaper’ lightly in this case. I have stopped buying and even reading, physical editions of the press. To me it seems a little one way. With a hard copy, or paper copy if you … Continue reading A little bit more ranting …

One week later (or maybe a bit longer……..)


Well I’ve had the new car for just over a week, and it seems to be fine. Acceleration is not as good as the Ford, and handling at 70 mph needs full attention, but I’m quickly getting used to that. What will take a time is what I’ve been told is my ‘heavy clutch foot’. … Continue reading One week later (or maybe a bit longer……..)

So what’s new …..


      Well, after a lot of persuasion from Mrs H, I'm getting a new car. Yes my trusty and slightly rusty old Ford Ka is being consigned to the "part-exchangesphere". On Wednesday I will take ownership of a brand spanking new Hyundai i10. To be more accurate, both S**** and I are getting new cars. … Continue reading So what’s new …..

So what was all the fuss about ……


I shall reveal all. For the past few days, Mrs H, S**** and his girlfriend, A****, have been at a family get together in Northumberland. The occasion, the Mother-In-Law's 80th birthday. Lots of people being very nice to each other. That is the last I shall say about it. So what was the fuss that … Continue reading So what was all the fuss about ……

Expensive car week ….. final episode


    One of the things I stressed, when I called them last night, was that I would need to go out between 12:45 and 13:15. I needed to pick S**** up from work. So guess what time the engineer arrived …… 12:50! I had just got R*** into that back seat, when the van turned up. … Continue reading Expensive car week ….. final episode