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Grassy Gills

Grassy Gills
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Rusty Grin

Rusty old car

Save money; share your commute

Take a look at Car Share South Africa, a new classified ad site aimed specifically at bringing together people that want to save costs by sharing their travel. As the site says;

Whether you’re looking for a lift to work, wanting to fill those empty seats in your vehicle (and decrease the traffic jam by a few cars) or simply need to get from one place to another, Car Share is the place to be. Find a fellow commuter, a student carpool or simply a one-off lift from A to B.

Toys for the Landy Lady

Michelle drives a classic old Landrover and despite her love for Olivia (the Landy’s name) she lusts after something sleeker, faster and more fuel-efficient. Her first lustlove is the Ariel Atom but her eye is now turning towards the Caterham Superlight R500. Perhaps something like the Ferrari FXX would be more suited for someone that runs Virgin Earth, whose site states “We strive to minimize our impact on the planet while providing quality services and products at affordable prices”.

Car Guards

Here in South Africa car theft is a big problem so every parking lot has car guards.  Some are uniformed and employed by malls while others are unemployed people who work daily for an organisation that issues them with a vest carrying the information that they are car guards.  They pay a token fee to use this for the day and then get to keep the tips that motorists give them.  I have no problem with this and always try to give them a reasonable tip, although I sometimes wonder whether they could actually stop someone from stealing a car.

What really bugs me is that when it comes time to reverse out of the parking bay, they feel that they must direct me.  Now, in order to get a driver’s licence one must be able to do this unaided so I don’t need any help.  They always seem to stand right behind your car and in effect only add another variable to the problem of reversing out.  Instead of only having to worry about hitting the cars on either side and watching out for cars approaching down the lane, you must also watch out that you don’t run over the idiot standing behind you waving his arms.

I Love My New Car

I am really liking my new car. It has a huge amount of space, is much more comfortable than my old one, has a higher spec and more safety features, has great handling and is very nice to drive. It is going to get us out on the road every weekend, which will be great for my photography. Here are some photos of it. The colour is called Glacier Green.

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New Car

I am buying a new car, a Fiat Multipla MPV, to replace my five year old Nissan Sentra.  It will be great in two ways.  Firstly it will be easier for Mela to have the higher vehicle so it won’t be such a battle for her to get in and out.  Secondly it will be great for my boys to have enough leg room in the back, especially Christopher, who is taller than I am.  I should take delivery tomorrow and will post a brief review once I have had it for a few days.