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Bye Bye Mazda

Story location: Home / Blog /
26/Apr/2006

The old Mazda 323 went to the scrap yard today. It was only ever a temporary car between the Rover Metro and the new car.

It was my Dad's old car and he only kept it because it would have cost money to have it scrapped. The scrap yards here seem to be better and we got £25 for it. Anyway, back to the car. It would take around 5-10 minutes to warm up before it was safe to drive, due to the engine management being faulty. For most of the warm up time, I had to sit with my foot gently on the accelerator. When it started to blow black smoke out a couple of months ago, Emma insisted that we started looking for a new car. Occasionally while driving, the engine power would drop and then return, giving the car a bit of a jolt. It was also a high insurance group and we couldn't afford to get Emma insured to drive it.

On the positive side, when I was emptying the car last night, I found a bottle of wine under the drivers seat! That probably explains the creaking and clanking noise I heard when I last drove it. It sounded like the seat was about to collapse.

The old Mazda 323 went to the scrap yard today. It was only ever a temporary car between the Rover Metro and the new car.

It was my Dad's old car and he only kept it because it would have cost money to have it scrapped. The scrap yards here seem to be better and we got £25 for it. Anyway, back to the car. It would take around 5-10 minutes to warm up before it was safe to drive, due to the engine management being faulty. For most of the warm up time, I had to sit with my foot gently on the accelerator. When it started to blow black smoke out a couple of months ago, Emma insisted that we started looking for a new car. Occasionally while driving, the engine power would drop and then return, giving the car a bit of a jolt. It was also a high insurance group and we couldn't afford to get Emma insured to drive it.

On the positive side, when I was emptying the car last night, I found a bottle of wine under the drivers seat! That probably explains the creaking and clanking noise I heard when I last drove it. It sounded like the seat was about to collapse.



Tonsillitis

Story location: Home / Blog /
26/Apr/2006

I woke up this morning with a sore throat. I took a look in the mirror and there was a huge white spot on one of my tonsils. Emma insisted that I go to the Doctors so I phoned up for an appointment. The Doctor told me it was tonsillitis and gave me a prescription for penicillin. I was told to stay home and rest.

The lump on my tonsils felt like there was food stuck in the back of my throat but of course it was stuck there and felt uncomfortable every time I moved my tongue or jaw. Swallowing food was painful - most of today's diet comprised of fruit smoothies or soup.