Saturday was rubbish as I had to work, Sunday was fun as we went and took a couple of cars for a test drive, yesterday was rubbish because it just was, and today, well, it's not going too badly yet, although I do feel a little bit under the weather. As for the curse of GBC, I thought I'd tell you about this because you might find it mildly amusing. We went to look at a couple of cars at a local garage, just to see what was what, and the owner said we could take the red one out if we liked. It had just come in, had been valeted and smelt of polish. Filled in a form for insurance, hopped in, and off we went. It was quite a nice drive, but then it's a lot newer than anything I've driven before, so I suppose it should be. We must have been out for about 45mins, around the main roads and small bumpy back lanes, testing it on muddy verges and snowy laybys. We were very impressed. Took it back, slightly muddy around the edges, and were just having a closer look at the various features. I suddenly remembered I hadn't looked in the boot, so went to open it; locked. Tried the key in the lock, still wouldn't open. Beep-beeped the magic button on the key ring a couple of times and still it wouldn't open. Stuck the keys in the ignition to see if that made any difference, but it didn't so gave up, shut the drivers door and went to look at another car. When we had arrived back at the garage there was a car in my way, so I just parked in the middle of the road that runs along the back of the office, then, the offending car moved, so I thought I'd move the red car out of the way...ooops...keys were in the ignition and all the doors were locked.....!
So we shuffled off and the owner asked if there was anything else we needed, so we asked to take the green car for a spin. Same model, slightly different spec. No problem, off he went, got the keys and handed them over. So we fired it up and in order to be able to see when I turned it round, I fiddled with the window buttons and put the passenger window most of the way down, and off we went. Once up to speed, Mrs BC said she would quite like the window shut now please....no problemo...ah.....well.....actually, there is a slight problem....yep....it wouldn't shut. Wouldn't budge at all, apart from going down. So we went for a short drive. Well it had to be short for two reasons. One, the window, and two, the fuel gauge was right over in the red. Can you imagine how embarrassing that would have been?
Upon returning to the yard, we parked it back where we'd got it from, and cheerily informed Mr Garage Owner that the rain was now soaking the passenger seat. He didn't seem too bothered, but I bet he won't want to see us back for a while!
Now, for the Mystery Package. Well it's funny how, sometimes, you can be having a really bad day, and then something comes along and cheers you up. A small white envelope arrived for me yesterday, with a suspicious lumpy bit in the middle. The address has been written in a mixture of blue and black ink, and a simple message adorns the rear of the envelope : DO NOT OPEN UNTIL VALENTINES DAY. Its all in capitals, postmarked Norwich. Hmmm, should I be bad or should I do as I'm bid and not open it? But I'm curious! Who sent it? Mind you, no doubt it will be one of many this coming week. Come on, was it one of you lot? I only know one person in Norwich. This is worse than Christmas or birthday pressies. Right, I need a clue. I bet it's a pressie for Cubbie, now that would be funny!
By the way, I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm running a winter photo competition. So would you PLEASE enter it. Go on, you could win a free subscription to Old Bike Mart. I've got some more shots to post up soon, and just to let you know, Head Judge Phil Mather is keeping an eye on things, so hurry up, closing date is soon.