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!!