Archive for January, 2008

A car

I seem to have a car… S and I went to test drive it this morning – both of us thinking something was bound to be wrong.  For a few minutes I thought I heard a guy say the car wasn’t there yet, but it was and was actually in the condition I was told it was going to be in – a first in this whole saga – so yippee – doing a little dance – I have a car, well I don’t actually have it yet, but almost.  And yes there is a bit of me that is frustrated that I even need a car – but I do.

Looking good

I rang the car salesman this morning, just to make sure it was OK to get excited about the car….

Tax thing

Yippy! I hit the send button on my tax return… managed it a little earlier this year… Nothing like being stuck without a car for making me sit down to finish it.

All change

S and I said goodbye to the car today. Clearing it out we found a bag of change that must have been there all this time, so we saw Charlie Wilson’s War on my Dad. And amazing how things work out… there was this car I thought I’d bought just after the holidays and then there was a big mix up and they, well a salesman, his manager, and the regional sales buyer, have been trying to sort it out, I think it became a principle thing for them and today the salesman called to say I can have the car… So fingers crossed I’ll have a car with heating next week.

In the rain

I waited 50 minutes for my local bus yesterday…. yes, five zero minutes, it needs repeating…


My car needs a new radiator and as it’s going to cost more than the car is worth, I decided with some encouragement from S, to call it a day.

Jewish Book Week

This years Jewish Book Week sessions that I’m looking forward to and some, especially The Lost and In Search of Happiness I’ve been waiting for…

Spinoza and Secular Jewish Culture
The Lost: A Search for Six out of Six Million
The Clothes on Their Backs
Great Writers of the 20th Century: Isaiah Berlin
In Search of Happiness
In Praise of Diasporas
Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors

And I’m expecting friends to point out the ones I’ve missed.


That my car broke down, but I missed the congestion zone by two roads… something anyway.

Facebook / Big Brother

I’ve had two people email me about this article today.

Guardian Vouchers

The Guardian are offering a months worth of vouchers – go to – offer ends January 31.

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