Vroom Vroom

16 04 2013

Well it wouldn’t be Spring time without there being some form of automotive drama in my life.

This year it was the turn of my BMW 325 to throw a hissy fit.

First both of the window regulators went within a day of each other, yay no electric windows!

Next I managed to wreck both front tyres in the space of 2 days.

Then the final stage resistor blew for the climate control, kinda important here in Ireland. The same day as the blower packed up 2 bulbs also burnt out.

Finally to top it all off some little W*nker booted the drivers side wing mirror off breaking the glass and the ridiculously expensive plastic cover.

Now I realise that it is coincidental that all of the above decided to implode within the space of 10 days but the part of me that is superstitious regarding cars decided that it was time to cut my losses.

As such my lovely blue work horse went the way of it’s big brother and was listed as is on Ebay.

Well she is now gone to a very happy new owner who plans on shipping her over to Poland?!?!?

This of course left me without a car to call my owner. Those of you who know me will know the knock on result of this…not good to say the least!

Still every cloud has a silver lining…In this case it came in the form of a classified ad which I found on Donedeal.ie.

After much coaxing of C and the kids, I believe the word McDonalds might have been mentioned, we set off on a six and a half hour round trip up the country.

This might sound excessive for the simple, everyday, purchase of a second hand car but this wasn’t just any car. Oh no. This one of the important cars which make up my list of cars to own before I die.

Without any further ado I present to you my new Mitsubishi FTO GPX

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Where was I hiding….

31 05 2012

So as I alluded to recently I took quite the break from blogging…nearly a whole year.

Obviously this was a momentous event on par with anything mentioned in Revelations and no doubt had the great and the good gnashing their teeth and wondering what had happened…

Well in a nutshell life happened…

My parents divorced.

I moved house THREE times!! (Most recently to here) How the heck did that happen?

I changed jobs, still an IT nerd though!

I purchased my first ever convertible(MGF VVTi) and my first ever BMW (520i), closely followed by my second(325i)

I met C ❤

I read Song of Ice and Fire

I realised that trust is for idiots… then had my mind changed for me.

I officially changed my name

I wrote and wrote and wrote… and then wrote some more

Not really exciting I will grant you but all perfectly valid reasons as to why I more or less forgot about my blog…here is hoping for a somewhat less hectic next 12 months!





Early Mid-Life Crisis?

30 06 2011

Were I a sensible person I would probably be sat here this week with my head in my hands wondering what I had done.

Well luckily for me I am not a sensible person and have absolutely zero regrets what so ever about trading in my old reliable Vectra for an equally old but far shinier far sillier MGF. In particular this 1.8VVC MGF that you see below…

It did of course have to be in British Racing Green and as I am sure anyone with a soul will agree she is a real beauty… not too sensible though.

For anyone who thinks that a car like this is a waste of money let me just tell you this isn’t just a mode of transport, no, it is actually a teleporter to a younger, smilier, happier you.

 

 








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