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
Christmas came early this year. Though not in the way you might expect. Since Ellie will be working all through the Christmas period we won't be able to go visiting people then, so we drove down to Torquay to see my parents this weekend, to catch up and see people before things get manic here. … Continue reading 80,000 miles and a new computer
For some time now Neddy has been having problems starting. Despite a longish run the battery would be flat, and the engine would hardly turn over. Most of the time there has still been just about enough charge to start the engine, if reluctantly, but there have also been a couple of times when it's … Continue reading Charge!
Yesterday evening I went round to my friend Aaron's house so we could fit new lower ball joints to Neddy, having replaced the upper ones previously. In case I hadn't already said elsewhere, Neddy has been making a rather disconcerting clunking noise when accelerating, and I had thought it was the upper ball joint, but … Continue reading Hunt the clunk
For some time now there has been an odd and disconcerting clunking noise coming from the front of my Mini when I pull away. I had come to the conclusion that it might be the upper ball joint on the driver's side wheel (the passenger side upper ball joint had been replaced about six months … Continue reading Problem solving ball joints