Something has changed within me. Something small that is also big. Something largely irrelevant yet hugely significant. Apparently I like the BMW Mini. Those of you who know me will appreciate that this is a big deal. I have been an avid enthusiast of the classic Mini since I was a nipper, and for several … Continue reading BMW, you are forgiven
B is for B-roads and Bye Byes (Sorry this post is a little belated, I've had a lot on and haven't got round to writing this up). Ahead of our cross-country migration at the end of this month, I've been having to schedule in some goodbyes. Significant amongst my friendship groups is the Colchester Mini … Continue reading Last night at the Mini club
I know it's Easter Sunday, and I really am excited and thrilled to know that Jesus rose from the dead, but there's more - Neddy lives too! It's clearly the day for resurrections. After several months of being garaged, my lovely Mini is now back on the road, healthy and alive and really loving it! … Continue reading He lives!!
As many of you will know, I am trying to sell my beloved Mini. Some may say that this is the wrong time to be selling a classic car, what with the economic state of the country - the credit crunch means people dont have much spare money, and petrol prices are so high that … Continue reading The garage is a dangerous place for a car
Today marked a significant transition into the real world for me. Today I bought a new car. Not brand new, but it is a reasonably modern, normal car, unlike my beloved Mini with whom I have enjoyed many happy hours. It's been on the cards for some time now, for various reasons, and today finally … Continue reading A spot of refinement
It seems only yesterday I bought Neddy, my lovely little Mini Sidewalk, unadulterated and raring to get into the Mini scene. I've since added my own refinements, like 5-spoke alloy wheels and a carbon-fibre dashboard and suchlike, but it's remained essentially the same car. Cute, friendly, stubborn at times, but a great friend. Odd, then, … Continue reading Planning for the future
Sunday it was supposed to rain. At least, that's what the weather report said on Thursday. By the time it got to Sunday morning the MET office had revised its decision and said that it wasn't going to rain. But it was going to be grey and misty and cloudy and miserable. And it was. … Continue reading Manningtree Vehicle Show
Work has generally been quite busy recently. Which is a good thing. More work means more money. However, there is more to life than work, and there are a whole load more things I need to squeeze into my week than just work. I'd like to share just a few of this week's additional bits … Continue reading Making time for… everything
They say time flies when you're having fun. My recent absence from this blog is testament to the additional truth that actually time flies regardless. True, I have had a lot of fun recently, but it has been mixed with periods of busyness too, the combination of which has meant that finding time to sit … Continue reading What’s up, doc?
This past week has brought some worry and some excitement, mostly in the monetary department. Running my own business means taking responsibility for dealing with the numbers, and satisfying Mr Tax Man that I'm a good little boy. It came as something of a surprise, then, when I checked the HMRC web site on Boxing … Continue reading New Year resolutions for Neddy