Now this rather mucky little red car with cow print chair covers - which I haven't knitted - is now soleley owned by me! As of last Saturday she was fully paid for, lock stock and barrel! It's taken four years and I've had her since she was 18 months old. She is a brilliant work horse, can fit no end of large and odd shaped things in her. She has safely taken me over 107,000 miles (I wouldn't like to think of how much I've spent on diesel doing that mileage!) So now we can ride into the sunset together! She is the third car I've owned and I think we shall be together for quite some time (all things being willing!)
I've promised her new tyres - she is in sore need of them and then she is going to have a full service - I've got to look after her if she is going to look after me!!
If you look at the picture and think it's odd that all the cars are pointing in the same direction, it's not a fluke thing, the street is one way. Parking is an absolute premium. I often (often as in everytime) get annoyed at people who need landing strips to park their cars on the street as lots of space between cars means less parking and there are idiots who have to have soooo much space either to park or to just have space around them. Not thinking that some poor sap can't park their car cos they've taken up unnecessary space.
It does make me smile wryly though, when I see people who are new to the street doing parallel parking! You can easily spot someone who has lived here for a while - they can park in the smallest of spaces! I must admit that I'm better parking on the left hand side than the right. On a good day, a very good day, when my spider senses are heightened - and I'm being very stubborn as in 'I will park in that blooming place' - I can get the car in such a small space that I have to walk sideways to get past the car and onto the path!! Only if it's on the left though........
Ha! And ater all that ranting, I've just looked back at the picture and there it looks like I'm parked on an aforementioned landing strip - I forgot to mention that during the day, when everyone is at work, there is lots of space to park.............. ;-)