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Sunday rest…HA!

Sundays might be meant for rest and a lie-in, HA, not us! We jumped up first thing and hooned X country to Northhamptonshire and the Santa Pod raceway to be part of the Mini in the Park. So many pretty cars! (you have to…

August 17, 2015
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Holy smokes folks we’ve had some Wagnerian weather! Wow 2014 sure is off to a lion’s roar. {Why should that only apply to March?…lol} The trees bend over something scary in the worst of the gales. At our nearby reservoir, the gusts were measured…

January 3, 2014
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Road trip!

Robert bought a new boot lid, (trunk lid), for his new experimental mini on Ebay.UK. So we jumped into the mini, (what else would we drive to another mini enthusiast’s?), and we drove 42 miles away to Old Stratford to pick it up. Beautiful…

December 28, 2013
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Reducing, reusing and recycling my footprint

High excitement here at West Cottage! My mini came home the other day. Our friend Wayne made a detour with his flat-bed picked up and carried my mini to the cottage where we put it into Robert’s garage, took out lights, windows and inspected…

August 28, 2013
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The last two Sundays at races with the turbo mini

Oh my gosh time is just flying so fast! I’ve designed and am installing a rather large garden for my friend and client Catherine, that I haven’t had much time to update. But things are starting to slow a little and here’s my chance…

August 20, 2013
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Why is a woman like a hollyhock?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I write this blog. A friend once said that it’s all nonsense. That my life…no-one’s life is like the pages of this blog, all sunshine and lovely images and happy outcomes. I think the words he…

July 31, 2013
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Weekend camping at Shakespeare County Raceway

It’s been a while since I declared Sunday Race Day! Saturday morning we were sort of thinking of getting up and heading down to the weekend open races at Avon Park and then our friend Simon texted to say he’s coming round and we…

July 22, 2013
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Hello from the British car show

Aint it the truth?!? I was just telling Robert that I’m a pretty lucky girl. I have the potential of driving seven cars, three of my own, three of Robert’s highly experimental beasties, (two of which I can’t quite control), and my mother’s waaay…

May 20, 2013

You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!!!

Sunday morning, jumped out of bed, fed the cat and hooned 90 miles X country in the turbo mini. What’s this we found? Mini Day at Santa Pod raceway! I know I do go on about minis…but I just love them so much. Hello…

August 13, 2012