Car collection

Simon got a taxi straight to the dealership on Thursday to pickup the car as it had been in having the front seats fixed and the battery checked while he was in Stockholm.

The lady from service wandered over and gave the update on what had been done, ending by saying and here are your keys. They weren’t our keys so Simon stated that to be met with a look of disbelief. So, she tried again, to be met with the same response, so she acted to prove they keys were indeed our by pressing the open locks button. Sure enough a set of lights on a vehicle came on and she then stated, “there, that is your car isn’t it?” When Simon looked over there was a car there with it’s lights on, but it wasn’t our car BUT it was wearing our number plate. It took a few seconds to dawn on Simon that it was the car that we had traded in for the new car (Penny) and at which point laughter ensued with the poor lady deeply embarrassed.

Once we determined that the work had been conducted on the right vehicle, the correct keys were located, the red face continued to show and Simon got on his way.

Don’t expect that happens very often…..

Damned cars…..

Grrrr.

So, this morning Vicky and Simon dropped the boys at school, nipped to Costa for breakfast before taking Ronnie to Landrover for an Ad Blue top up. While we were there, Simon got a new key for his car since the rubber was coming away – bargain at £9.85 👍

However, that is where the good news ends…..

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we noticed a rather nice newer Range Rover on the way in at what looked like a great price. Dipshit, err, I mean Simon asked for the key to have a look. Fatal mistake……

You guessed it, we have a trade in happening and poor Penny will be off in search of new ownership…

To iPhone or not to iPhone….

Elliot’s iPhone 6 is dead in that it no longer works as a phone – the phone part is simply BF’d 🙁

So, for his birthday, we agreed to upgrade his phone so he is now the proud owner of a shiny new Apple iPhone 8 in red.

The deal with 3 was really rather good so for £50 down and £42 a month we have all you can eat everything – feels like it makes a mockery of Simon’s SIM only £30 a month….

He is of course busy sorting all the apps that he needs.

Olly is similarly pleased as it has effectively supplied him with an upgrade from the old iPhone 4S to an iPhone 6.

Also, Simon has an appointment for next weekend to have a new battery installed by Apple in his phone so that should give it an extra lease of life until the new phones are available 😉

Big day at school….

Today is Elliot’s first of a series of transition days in the Senior School to prepare him for his move into the big school from this September. Today he is not spending any time in the Junior School and is instead meeting his new form teacher and being introduced to all the goodness that the Senior School brings. It is likely that he will also be meeting some of the new pupils that will be joining the school from September as part of the 2018 Year 7 group – accordingly quite a large number of new intakes are in place this year.

Separately and perhaps more excitingly, Oliver is heading out to Waddow Hall in Lancashire for 2 nights away. He is going to be doing all sorts of cool things with his school friends such as archery, zip wire, orienteering and crate challenge. It will be super quiet in the house as Daddy is heading to London for two days so there will only be Mummy and Elliot in the house with the dogs for two nights…