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.



Good news and bad news this weekend

Bad news:

I was sick all day yesterday when preparing for a twenty-minute talk on a conference call based in America; I have unlimited US calls on my Skype for £12 per month. 🙂

Good news:

I had a ball at the Theatre in Enniskillen seeing ‘Give my Head Peace’ live. It was good to hear the quips about our RHI scandal. Also, there were a few quips about Irish and Ulster Scots. Overall, it was a blast. My ticket, bought on New Year’s Eve, was in the front row and I really got to embrace the atmosphere more. Also, I did meet the Meetup organiser before the show.

One of my old schools won the Macrory Cup – Senior Ulster Schools Gaelic Football title – for the first time ever in their history. That school only began admitting boys in 1978.

I was able to cancel my direct debit agreement for paying my car’s road tax and paid in full using my debit card. I’ll call them at 9 am today and confirm the cancellation of my direct debit agreement.