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The dreaded MOT…

* It is that time of year that all motorist’s dread When the car needs a new MOT, When you worry in case the old girl’s nearly dead… And she surely won’t get off scot-free. So you drop it off … Continue reading

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Round the bend

I was going to learn to drive… that was my first priority on reaching the age of eighteen. I filled out the forms, posted the letter and waited for the provisional licence to arrive. It came a few days before … Continue reading

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Back to bedlam

That’s it, summer is well and truly over. The young have returned to school and parents are variously heaving sighs of relief or fretting about those youngsters starting new scholastic adventures. I no longer have children of school age and … Continue reading

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Round the bend…

From the vaults: I was going to learn to drive… that was my first priority on reaching the age of eighteen. I filled out the forms, posted the letter and waited for the provisional licence to arrive. It came a … Continue reading

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Turning the wheel.

From the archives I looked at my car tonight, thinking how beautiful her lines are in my eyes. She is, undoubtedly, past her best, her engine is a little tired and uneconomical to bring back to optimum performance, the work … Continue reading

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Contradictions #midnighthaiku

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Like, yet not like…

If you are going to have your car squashed by a lorry, then I heartily recommend my local supermarket. Admitting liability instantly, their chosen intermediaries expedited the whole process, leaving me barely chance to mourn the Silver Bullet when they … Continue reading

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Lost simplicity

My car has been hauled off to some unknown destination. I said a proper goodbye with some sadness… just in case she doesn’t make it home again. Judging by the puddle beneath the radiator, it wouldn’t surprise me if the … Continue reading

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Age, the unhappy bunny and the Silver Bullet

Mea culpa. I, who teach a system that includes the principle of non-attachment, have grown very attached to the Silver Bullet. She is no longer young… she has lost the last traces of youth and is becoming rather faded and … Continue reading

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Turn of the wheel

The car pulled out in front of me and stood out from the rest of the traffic like the proverbial sore thumb. I followed it up the long road towards the village, conscious of how different it looked. Neither veteran … Continue reading

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