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Battling my Nemesis - The Alternator

This evening has seen the latest episode in the soap opera that is my serial ownership of cars. I’m not complaining about this car in particular, but generally my cars are great until they suddenly develop a fault that’s expensive or going to seriously increase the running costs and I have to find a new one. 238 more words

Andrew Clayton

New Hall Mill - A Grand Day Out

On the advice of Brownhills Bob I took the tribe to see New Hall Mill this morning. What a fantastic piece of local industrial heritage! We saw the mill at work from grain to grind to flour, and eldest son won himself a pencil for spotting rats and solving the final anagram. 34 more words

Andrew Clayton

Big Ears

I have been equipping my motor with new wing mirrors.

The old ones were cracked and one had been broken following poor treatment at the hands of a passing pedestrian and, more to the point, rather small compared to the bulky van body. 136 more words

Andrew Clayton

Check your change and receipt

After a big shop today we loaded up the car and came home with a very expensive shop. A quick look at the receipt reveals why: one 99p item put through as 99 items. 154 more words

My Car And Other Domestic Bliss

Fifteen words for Fifteen

As previously noted, I tend not to value New Year’s Resolutions as a viable move forward. They are somewhat arbitrary and can be both vague and tragically optimistic. 110 more words

Andrew Clayton

Bed, knobs and bicycles.

This weekend has seen three watershed moments slip by.

Firstly, the bicycles. Kids UK is a lovely charity in Birmingham and next summer I’m planning to ride coast to coast with them to raise money. 131 more words

Andrew Clayton

Kindness of Strangers

Very quick note to say thanks to James.

On Tuesday, when everything went horribly and comically wrong for me, I ended the day by running out of fuel just outside Aldridge. 98 more words

Andrew Clayton