Brake Shoes
January 4, 2010

Marmite, my poor little car, has been out of use since Saturday.  Fitting the new brake shoes hasn’t been as simple as Joe thought, and the exhaust isn’t even started yet.  She goes in for her MOT retest on Wednesday: I hope she’ll be able to drive there and drive out again!

This was supposed to be a technical photo to illustrate the problem we have where the drum doesn’t fit properly on the backplate.  However, I love the colours in it: it’s had very little editing and I’m quite pleased with it.

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Fiat Badge
December 27, 2009

I drive a 2001 Fiat Seicento Schumacher in Broom Yellow.  She’s called Marmite, and she currently needs a new exhaust, new brake shoes, a new battery, and a new head gasket.  Joe is fixing her at some point in the next few weeks, during which time I will have to drive his horrible Vauxhall Astra (I’m sure there will be a blog post about this!).  Despite the long list of things that need fixing, I’ll remain loyal to Fiat for the rest of my life: there is absolutely nothing like the rush of caning it down the Fosse Way (under the speed limit, of course) in a small, nippy, agile car.  And yellow.  Yellow ones go faster!

Baby Driver
December 16, 2009

Another from the weekend.  The little yellow car in the picture belonged to me when I was a toddler, and I love that David is old enough to use it now.  He loves it, too.

Bus Stop, Stratford upon Avon
December 11, 2009

I took my camera and tripod to Stratford yesterday evening to shoot some Christmas lights.  Didn’t get many pictures, due to the cold and grumpy boys I had to drag with me, but here’s my absolute favourite.  (Guess who moaned about the cold more!)