car's and life


It’s a trickier choice than it first appears, my business is hit and miss and could never be described as a 9am to 5pm job, hence the need to change my stead for a while, so instead of gliding down the road in my cherished old Merc, it’s the rattling of a ten-year old Escort Van.

Exciting, hardly but practical yes and as I have some contract courier work in the offering a vital addition to the G-Man household.

I’m off now to rattle myself up another one of our wonderful motorways to earn a crust.

Graham www.mathildasjoy.com

ps still open for business !

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Three nights, three days, blue sky’s and blue sea, power boats, laughter and great food, envelope in top tunes and you have one of the best islands in the world.

Just spent the bank holiday there and love it, just watch out for jellyfish.

ps they also have cars there, but who cars.

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Over the bank holiday i had a couple of things to do/ boxes to tick, watch a game of football (tick), spend some quality time in the pub with a cold pint and pouring over the days news in the paper (tick), get out of town on a train ride and have a walk in the countryside (tick).

But after a recent trip to Brick Lane i picked up on the market a sweet little book “The bus we loved” by Travis Elborough, i brought it on a whim and have really enjoyed it, as much about a time then about the more nerdy aspects of bus spotting (im not a bus spotter), i read all sorts and after finishing  “Polanski” by Christopher Sandford another great book, decided on a change.

Anyhow after such a read a ride on one of these icons (thats a routemaster not Polanski) was in order and a number 15 selected at tower hill and a pleasant if brief trip was made to Trafalgar square, free and a nice way to spend a few minutes in London Town.

The Routemaster a very nice old vehicle

 Graham  www.mathildasjoy.com

For as long as I can remember I have been a mild car nut, not a full on night and day lowered, souped up car bore, but a fan none the less.

Sitting in the back of my parents green Morris 1000 on family holidays often started early hours to make the best time and avoid traffic, i’d sit in the back of this smashing little car and watch the world go by as we trundled along the motorways, destination the Isles of White and a ferry crossing all add to the joy of an eight year old’s imagination.

The Moggy Miner had one feature not mentioned in the brochure, a drafty rear door seal which caused a small cold draft onto my ear as a rested my head against the door, I loved it, i’d almost always fall asleep to the sound of the rumble of the road.

Good days and happy holidays, a very sweet car and one of the reasons i’m a mild car nut.

Graham www.mathildasjoy.com

So you have electric everything seats, sunroof and cruise with leather trim all encased in sixteen feet of stylish steel, sat atop of tidy alloys and with the heart of a 1.9 turbo diesel engine that returns close to fifty to the gallon, a slouch out on the open road, hell no this big german saloon can top wear permitted 120mph, so plenty in the get up and go stakes.

Downside well its not new or nearly unless you can spend in the 20k region, but try several years older and with some decent motorway mileage under her belt and this car could be yours for a shade over four grand.

Cheaper than its smaller sister but more metal for your bucks, I give you the Audi A6 1.9TD.

Graham www.mathildasjoy.com

A must for any mum, a great site and worth a look, plus I have an advert on it “Islington” !

YOGA                                                               

The heady heights and mean decks of yogo”

Yoga in its literal, post-classical sense means “union” and is derived from the sanskrit root word yuj, meaning “to yoke” or to unite, hence yoga reunites all opposites mind and body, stillness and movement, masculine and feminine, sun and moon, in order to bring reconciliation between them.

I have done the gym thing two, three times a week, currently swim a couple of times a week and enjoy a good walk around the pleasant (not always) streets of London, but for an immediate pick me up, feel better inside and out or just to compliment the other keep fit things we should do Yoga has converted me.

So get down to your local gym and check out a class, you don’t even have to be a buddhist either which helps !

Graham www.mathildasjoy.com

Note : avoid driving to class it not good Karma (unless its far or raining or your going somewhere else afterwards and need the car)

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