Some of you might remember that one day I was walking home and discovered that our car had been moved by a meter and badly damaged.
When that happened I called Superhero husband and demanded that he came home to nurse my trauma. I reassure everyone I wasn't in the car at the time of the damage, but I was in deep shock when I realised that I might endup with no car for a while… again… brrrrr shake this idea away from you mind now woman!
Anyway Superhero obliged and in just enough time to put his pants on top of his trousers, he was home sorting out the insurance and all the other crap. We were lucky the guy who did the damage left a note through the door and even luckier that the dog didn't eat the note!
When I opened the door I realised that she was chewing on something and was ever so grateful when I realised that it wasn't THE note.
Anyway, Craig was ever so smug when he came to tell me that he was so right to take out the insurance that would offer a car as big as ours for a 2 weeks replacement.
Less than 24 hours later this car was delivered
I was rather pleased… I could see myself driving a 4×4 without any problem. In fact I did drive it quite happily to Sainsbury's and back home. It was lovely. But then as I went to lock it to go home, nothing happened! Some fuse blew and there was no radio either! DAMN I drove it 20 min only!!! I wanted it a little bit longer!!
After a few calls to the rental company, they offered to replace it with this one
Not bad at all, but not a 4×4… by far more reliable though and big enough for the whole family and Nala. That is once you know how to collapse properly the back seats in the boot. We spent two weeks struggling to fit the buggy and anything else in a such a big car, how ridiculous! Anyway Craig found out how to do it, I would say a good 2 hours before it was due to be returned…
And it was finally time to be reunited with our lovely car…
This shot was taken by someone passing by totally astonished by the beauty of our car during our last holiday in the South of France… Errrmm *liar*
Unfortunately, our car was due to return to the garage for a couple of days for more plastic surgery. Our insurance deal had then ran out so we ended up with this one…
Now, please don't get me wrong but a Matiz is tiny and this photo makes it look huge! It was so small that even Elliott said when he saw it for the first time "I don't want this car! This car is small! I want the big car!!" (I have to say that we had his total approval for all the other cars). It is SO small that a 6'2" man looks folded in 2 in it!
However inadequate it was though, just for the sight of Craig beating up his chin with his knees everytime he changed gear made it worth having!
Evil, I know…