Friday, June 23, 2006


Gosh. It is ages since I blogged. I have been soooooo busy the past few weeks with work. This is our busiest time of the year and really cannot moan about being busy cos a few other conservatory companies that we know have gone bust this year.
However, our youngest son Matthew had his 18th Birthday on the 16th of this month. He passed his driving test on the 5th of this month, so we have bought him a little run around for his 18th. More worry !!!! When does the worry ever end!!! As I work/live in Swindon, and he and my older son live in Worcester, each night before I go to bed, I pretend in my mind that they are both safely tucked up in bed, reading. That's the only way I ever manage to sleep!!
Here he is with said car. We are quite pleased with it. Bought it from a lovely family in The Lawns, Swindon (anybody who knows Swindon will know that it's a lovely area). Only had two owners, full service history and incredibly low mileage, so we paid a bit over the top for it, but have had it checked out and seems worth it. Don't want to talk about the Insurance however, as I am still taking inhalers for the shock. Years ago, when I passed my test - admittedly in those days, think I was one of the first women drivers on the road, lol - but I just was added to my Dad's insurance. Can't do that nowadays, and the quotes were unreal. 3rd party, fire and theft only with some of them was over 2k!!!! As he is doing his pass plus (another new thing to me), we managed to get one for 1300 quid. phew!!!! Imagine having four kids and buying cars for each of them as they passed their test. Not that I have, thank goodness. Just the two and that will do nicely.

2 comments:

Flo said...

HOW much??!!!!

oh no - Ethan will be driving soon - how on earth can they justify that sort of cost?

ah well, there goes the conservatory fund!

(only kidding hee hee)

Hysteri-CAL said...

*takes more heart tablets*

Blurdy hell !!!!!!

My son is 10 and has a love of cars and motorbikes, I think I will be putting him off the 'joys and independence' that a car/bike will give him !!

Well ... its worked so far with girls ... it must work with cars as well ?????

I love your attitude of pretending they're tucked up in bed - i must use that myself when he's on sleep overs !!!

*is a clingy-don't-wanna-let-go-mum' myself.

Big hugs - Cal xx