My new car (scrapped the old jalopy)

Last Monday I was reversing into a driveway on a narrow lane when I bumped into a pillar and wrecked the back of my 2004 Vauxhall Meriva. Given the issues I have had with insurance in the past, and wanting to keep my no claims bonus, I decided to scrap the car at a breaker’s yard and look for a new car.

Turned out that I bought a 2012 Citroën C3S for £5,700 and it is a diesel with zero road tax; happy days. 🙂 Looking at that car makes me happy. I can finally feel confident behind the wheel of a car I bought myself. I am getting used to the car, but had a heart-in-mouth moment when heading to Coalisland and a blue transit van turned to the same road I was on without stopping, let alone give way. But I was alert to the danger and the car wasn’t touched. 🙂

Now I can save with the reduced need for fuel in the car.

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Spending less time on the computer

I have now committed to spend less time on the computer as I feel that I need better things to occupy my time. Now I’m in Cookstown Library, so perhaps I’ll borrow a book that tickles my fancy. (I’m not a great reader due to my impatience)

Today my car gets the MOT test, annual examination for cars aged four years or more, and I was able to get both a car wash and an MOT wash first thing this morning at a car wash place at the A29 outside Cookstown. Then I got a shave at the Turkish barber and spent a while at a café for a social club I used to be an admin at for a chat and a bite to eat.

Also, yesterday I did up another improved resumé using Scribus as my MacBook Pro has to be fixed due to broken keys; I type too frantically. 🙂 Thank God I now have a laptop with Ubuntu on it. Also glad that I know the command to install Open Source applications on Linux. 🙂

I checked a magic 8-ball website and it said my car won’t pass the MOT today, but it has been wrong before. So, here’s hoping. 😉