Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Little Things Bring Big Changes

Last week life was normal(ish), the loft needed 1.2m insulated loft boards, and FTP handled these without problem.


Unfortunately, I knew I was not functioning correctly. Just little things like hitting the key on the keyboard (or mobile phone) next to the one I aimed at, and having a headache that would not go away. After much thinking I realised that that there was only one explanation, and so I went to the Doctor, and then the local hospital. They were not convinced I was Ill, my reactions and senses were a very good normal, but I knew they poor for me. Eventually, I got a scan, and a brain tumor was apparent.

Now we are waiting to see what the doctors can do, and FTP is waiting for me to get my driving license back .....


Deece and myself are very positive.

Footnote: Because I am not medically fit to have a driving license, and Deece does not drive someone else has had to take on the insurance in their name to allow FTP to wait on the road outside our house (its not very often you wish you had a drive).

Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Full Boot For Only £4

4 Bales of Straw!



Taken with the excellent new Jolla Phone.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Countryside Walks

FTP has taken us on some great local countryside walks recently. November and early December have been mild and dry this year.


Oscar has enjoyed some of the walks too.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Table Transporting

A few weeks ago we were taking a break in Yorkshire, and we found a table we liked in an amazing shop Stone Dam Furniture, Halifax. We bought the table immediately, because we have been looking for many months without finding one we liked.

We picked up the table and popped it into the car on the journey home. It sat upright against the back seats, and our luggage stopped it moving.



It struck me that all the other small hatches on the market would have a problem with carrying the table. The back seat base cushions in the Myvi pull forward to the floor, allowing the rear seat upright cushions to take up their space creating a continuous flat low load area; unfortunately, most cars just rest the seat uprights on the bases, such as the Toyota Yaris giving reduced hight and an uneven load space:


Sunday, 20 October 2013

To Myvi Owners

Every year the AutoExpress Driver Power survey of driver satisfaction/car reliability comes out. Although the Myvi would probably rank higher than most other cars - considering that the Daihatsu Sirion often topped such surveys - the Myvi is never listed because there are too few responese from Myvi owners.

With just under 3,000 Myvis on UK roads there is the potential for enough replies to get the Myvi onto the survery........Lets get the Myvi listed! Take the survey.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

700 Litre Tank

Sometimes you need to take a leaking 700 liter water tank to the recycling centre. Alas, its longer than the lenght of a Myvi behind its seats....


but with a couple of bungies the tailgate can be secured....


Although rear visibility is poor....


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Holiday - Isle of Wight

Had a couple of weeks on the Isle of Wight. Originally booked for one week, but stayed for two. Camped near Sandown, and just relaxed. The Isle of Wight like many islands just feels so much more relaxed than the bustling mainland, for example when pottering along, tourist style, no one hoots or tries to overtake dangerously!

A friend at work has just returned recently and said that he, "Just could not have believed that there is somewhere so relaxed in Southern England."

Rather than write on and on, here are some pictures: