I went for a drive, in a freshly washed, hoovered and dusted car.
We are old friends now, the car and I. Sixteen years we have spent together, tootling over hill and dale.
I spoke gently to her on the way.
Be a good girl and do all the things the nice man asks you to do.
She did and here is the evidence:
Twenty five minutes later we back on the road smiling like two Cheshire cats! Adventure here we come!!
I like your Friday better than mine, which was spent face down on an operating table. How lovely to have a good friendship with your car; we always tell ours what a good girl she is, and she gets regular baths, oil changes and plenty of long distance adventures!
Kate, your Friday was for a reason and you are well on the way ( even thought it might be slow for a few days) to sitting, standing and moving comfortably!
I love my little car and look forward to a longer journey next week.
Enjoy hitting the road, GM.
My car’s been with me for 16 years too!
Nancy, it shows we look after them.
Man fussing over their cars = mistress syndrome. Lady doing the same = toy boy syndrome?
Ramana, I don’t fuss, I rejoice in the fact my car passed for another year.
well, it’s been many decades I have been in such a place with a car – on Friday I went to St Lukes Westfield Mall – to test whether I was getting better – I didn’t stay long but that was okay, and I went via bus both ways…
Glad you are getting better, Cathy. Take it steady and slow for a little longer.
Does she answer … “Vroom! .. Vroom! .. ? .. 🙂
Yes, she does!
I so love road trips. Me and cars have always been pals and I always give them their own names 🙂
Enjoy m’dear 🙂
WWW, I never did give this car of mine a name, but she does well, Occasionally I have to remind her that we have speed limits. 😉
Glad your car is still in good health. My old Renault Clio was also 16 years old but needing too many repairs – new wheel bearings, new head gasket etc – so I finally laid it to rest. Jenny’s Clio is now 15 years old and still going strong!
I had a few punctures over the years, so had to replace tyres and it was broken into at one point so all the locks had to be changed, but other than that, The car is fine.
Since we read our first Asterix cartoons, about the celts battling the romans, our cars have always been stopfornix (I-VII)
Now those names would appeal to Elly.
I hope you & the car are doing well.
Just got back from taking Dad, & grey Gertie (my car) on a little 2,200 road trip.
Brig, the car and I are both well. Your journey sounds amazing.
Here in Ireland it would be possible to travel from the most northerly point of Malin Head in County Donegal to Mizen Head in county Cork – the most southerly point of the island in about 8 hours, The distance is between 600-700 km. Mind you travelling in one swoop would mean missing many wonderful places and the real spirit of the people of Ireland. It needs to be inhaled, sipped and shared… like a good whisky!