What a great weekend. It was actually sunny on Sunday. K and I took the top off her car and drove to the Robin Hood for lunch with some friends - very nice indeed. Only regret was that it was too cold for a BBQ in the evening :) On a side note - just picked up the new Amy MacDonald albumn (This is the Life) - check it out - it's pretty good.
Monday, March 24, 2008
K, L and I went back to Uni yesterday. It is most odd driving and walking around the places you used to know so well. We spent far too much in the campus shop buying Kent Uni (yes, UKC has been re-branded to Kent Uni) tops (and pants in K's case!). We then ate in town before heading back home to watch the latest Terry Pratchet on tv. Fun day - more pics in link in title.
Woke up on Sun morning and there was a white Xmas outside! It had been snowing on and off all weekend but until now had not settled. Unfortunately it only lasted for a few hours and was quite wet so not that fun. Rasmus - who has never seen snow before - was not quite sure about it but was still outside investigating.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
With the new new MINI being a lot more expensive than the old new MINI I am having to look elsewhere for my next company car. One that seems to have potential (well, more than the Fiat 500's) is the Mercedes A class. I can get it with nearly everything other than SatNav for my budget and it looks quite nice in black. Best of all it is very quiet on the motorways.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
So, I test drove the Fiat 500 today. I got my hands on a 1.4 (100bhp) Sport in Red with the 16" wheels. It is a fun car for sure but there are a couple of problems with it. Firstly the steering wheel does not adjust for reach so I end up sitting far too close to the pedals as usual. Secondly there is noticable lag on the throttle - even with the sport mode on. Other than that it handled the motorway just fine and was fun to chuck around the back roads. I liked the styling, it certinaly does not feel as Fiat as I remember Fiats feeling (in a good way) and the controls were weighted nicely. I was not so keen on the lack of lack of arm rest, cruise control and sat-nav. Think I need to go drive the new MINI again soon...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Well, we tried. The house we were after did not work out and to be frank there is and has been nothing else on the market that has even come close to being what we would like. So, withouth futher adoo we have taken our house off the market...guess we'll be here a little longer :)