I’ve been talking about cars a fair bit lately since being involved with the Nissan Leaf electric car challenge (more on that in a later post.) I actually know bugger all about cars.

The one thing I do know, however, is how expensive they are.  Can I get an amen?!  I especially know this today because my poor baby, aka Blue Lightning (which is kinda ironic,) massively failed it’s MOT.


Still, the garage ‘only’ wants £400 to put it right.

Plus over £120 for six month’s road tax.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t just have £500 spare lying about.  I barely have 50p, so quite how I’m supposed to get the car fixed, I don’t know.

Which leaves me with a few choices.  Walking or cycling are the obvious choices, but I then considered buying a skateboard but as cool as I believe I am (in my head,) I’m 41 and quite frankly, I’d probably break a hip.

I then remembered one of my favourite TV programmes as a kid, The Phoenix & The Magic Carpet, and decided that actually, I’d just like to ride around on a magic carpet instead.  It was pointed out to me that I could then eat cake whilst travelling – bonus!

Skates.  Now, I was a champion ice skater in my teens … champion I tell you … but that never really translated to roller skates.  I do like the thought of holding on to the back of a car whilst on skates so basically not having to do any exercise at all. DOUBLE BONUS.

Ho hum … guess I gotta bite the bullet and cough up.

What’s the going rate for a kidney these days?

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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

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