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Archive for October, 2007

Come on, focus!

Posted by --- on Monday 29 October, 2007


Here it is, the new car. S is over the moon with it, the kids love it and I like the fact that it’s going to be cheap!

Those of you with good observational skills will have noticed that the photo was taken tomorrow; this is because I altered the post date so that it doesn’t throw out the blog

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New car planned

Posted by --- on Saturday 27 October, 2007

Yep, we’re having a new car. Not a brand new car but new to us. It’s a burgundy (?) 2003 Ford Focus 1.8 LX Tdci; not my type of car to be honest – it was parked next to my type; an 03 BMW M3 convertable… – but still it’s diesel so we should at least double our fuel economy (full tank in old BMW that I’m currently driving costs just under £40 and did around 230 miles and the Vectra wasn’t much better) it’s quiet, comfortable, the dog will fit in it, the car dealer is having a towbar fitted after my comment of not having one and it should – according to dealer – pull a caravan; I wanted the towbar for the trailer but pulling the caravan is a bonus! We could have taken it tomorrow but because I want the towbar fitted, it will be Monday evening. The dealer is having the van that we bought off Ebay (well were conned on Ebay to be fair) and my Veccy. It will be sad to see the Veccy go. It’s been through a lot with us over the past 4 and a half years. It’s the longest we’ve had a car. As I said before, it’s never let us down and had no money spent on it apart from tyres. Bye Veccy…

PS – S started smoking again tonight 😦

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Veccy died :(

Posted by --- on Friday 12 October, 2007


I could cry; my Vecra is broke 😦 It seems like the engine has gone. I can’t believe it! 4 years we’ve had that car (the photo above was taken today). We only finished the finance a few months ago. Apart from the finance – which was ridiculous – we’ve hardly spent any money on it, it’s never let us down, it flew through the MOT last week and S has only had it a week and now it’s broke!

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Growing

Posted by --- on Monday 1 October, 2007

Wow its been two months since I last blogged.

News – loads!

1st – well, I’m going to be a Nan… Yep I am. Honest! L & L are having a baby boy. L had no idea she was pregnant and neither did anyone else. She’s due in November.

Uni has gone out of the window and I feel much better at the moment

L got his first job today

K was very upset this morning because we clipped his hair to get rid of the head lice last night and when he looked at it this morning he didnt want his friends to see it 😦

S came home early. Something to do with a client not paying his boss so he’s had to come back. He was finishing early anyway to go for a blood test. He bought a van off Ebay a few weeks ago which is the worst car we’ve ever bought – long story but will update and link it. He’s also bought a BMW which also needs tons of work and money 😦

We noticed yesterday that the tax was due on the Vectra so we went to sort out the MOT etc and discovered it’s had no MOT since March! Booked it in this morning and had a taxi home -then I suggested we see if the rot box – I mean van would start and surprisingly it did. Oh and the vectra went straight through the MOT! Go Veccy-noo-noo!

We went to the Hollybush (in the van because the Vectra was in the garage all day) to get the kids some Neon tetras and a guppy to cheer them up and put in the new tank and S ended up buying a large – 6- 7″ Oscar to go with the other one….

I’ve spent the last few months playing WOW and getting the house/garden sorted.

I’ll post pics of the garden

We bought a rotovator off Ebay today and went to collect it in the van tonight. Can’t wait to get it out tomorrow and have a blast. I just need to dig up those last few docks, brambles and nettles; the roots of which go down a good 18″ to 2′ 😦 Am planning another veggie plot but we have no luck with the garden. We now have vine weevil, lily beetles as well as the million slugs, snails, couch grass, untidy neighbours whose brambles are growing both over and under the 6′ fencing. I’m going to need a lot of luck :S

Also from Ebay – I hope. I’m waiting for the auction to end any minute – I’m buying a wormery to use the kitchen scraps etc. Can’t wait to try that either! Will let you know how it goes.

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