Anyway, I had a hire car as I was getting worried about my riding habits on the journey in to work - the bad weather and the wind threatening to blow me off my bike on the bridge. I forgot I'd need cash to get across the Severn Bridge today! I got turned around and had to do a 20 mile round trip to the second village I tried to get some money out before I could even get into work. What a nightmare! What's worse is that a colleage told me that once when they didn't have change for his £20 note they took his debit card and charged that instead. I guess they don't want to make it public knowledge that they can do that. Hah.This'll learn them ;)
The hire car was a Ford Focus 1.6. Not too bad on the spritely front for a 1.6, but it felt like I was inside an inflated balloon trying to control the thing. All the electronic gizmos trying to predict what I wanted to do and moving the car in their interpretation of my requirements. Damnit! I just want to DRIVE, not BE DRIVEN. So, I dislike power steering, injection engines and suchlike. Still, Ford seem to have sorted the stereo front, including a CD player as standard with 4 6x9s as well. The CD I'd burnt probably didn't help my sensible driving, but what the hell ;)
Trying to sort out the new role potentially starting next week, including a company pool car (a Honda Civic S 1.6 VTEC) at a cost of 36 pounds a month to me; but that's for a new car - no tax, MOT, insurance or repairs. All I have to do is put personal fuel in it. Not bad ;)
The other part of this is that I will be staying with stuartl in the week, which I'm looking forwards to. A change is as good as a rest they say :)
Life is bimbling along OK. I've got a few things to get sorted, computery things and of course trying to get a job in Cheltenham. Will start to ramp that up soon.