Yesterday was her unofficial first birthday, it being a year since she first claimed ownership of us. Since then we have travelled just under 5,500km (about 3,300 miles), and for probably 90% of that distance we have been wearing broad grins.
I am sure you can understand why this makes us smileThe times we haven't been smiling are usually weather or traffic based: driving a car with a 15 metre turning circle and inefficient windscreen wipers in heavy traffic on a wet December's evening isn't much fun, but at least we were suffering in style.
Because she is an old car, you can do stuff yourselfYesterday as a treat I sat in the car for a couple of hours and finally got to grips with the headlight switch. As far as I can tell they are now working in the right order*, and I have a lit dashboard when the high beams are on. This counts as A Good Thing.
Yesterday was Célestine Day, today is Father's Day (at least, it is in Australia). My dad is doing really well after his op, and he and mum are off for a week's holiday, hopefully as a trial run to visit here next year. Happy Father's Day (and all that).
*that assumes I have understood correctly what the right order is!