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My life with cars – revisited

Eight years ago, I had a lot of fun writing a series of posts about the cars I’ve owned going back to when I started driving in 1976. I started writing the original posts to create a chronology of the cars I’d owned through the years. However, as I was writing I found myself reminiscing […]

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My life with cars (Part 10) – An itch that wouldn’t go away and why you shouldn’t fight kismet

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 43 years, and now 6000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 10. An itch that wouldn’t go away After three years with the Tiguan it […]

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My life with cars (Part 9) – Purple Flares and White Platform Shoes

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 43 years, and now 6000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 9. Purple Flares and White Platform Shoes The Touareg was fast approaching its third […]

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My life with cars (Part 8) – Farewell Jags and hello again old friend

It’s been 8 years since I wrote the last of a series of posts about the cars I’ve owned going back to when I started driving in 1977. In the original posts I started writing about cars but ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. […]

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The UK Tax system explained (in beer…)

I recently picked this up on Facebook and prompted by the recent LibDem conference I thought I’d share it here on the blog… Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to £100… If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something […]

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My life with cars (Part 7) – Two Jags and the seductress

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 7, the final part. Jaguar XFS My first ever Jaguar was the chosen replacement and […]

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My life with cars (Part 6) – A story of love at first sight

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 6. TVR Chimaera One day I stumbled across a very nice TVR Chimaera. I’d heard […]

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My life with cars (Part 5) – Snotty salesmen, regrets, and the monster

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 5. Audi A4 I’m 40 and as a treat to myself I decide to buy […]

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My life with cars (Part 4) – One of my best, one of my worst, and a poltergeist

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 4. Vauxhall Carlton Next up is one of my most favorite cars a Vauxhall Carlton […]

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My life with cars (Part 3) – You can steal one of those with a lollipop stick.

I set out to write about the cars I’ve had over the past 35 years, but 4000 words later, I ended up writing about the many fond memories I’ve had around car ownership and life in general. This is part 3. Opel Ascona Exit the Capri and welcome the Opel Ascona 1.9 Berlinetta in metallic […]