I believe the popular saying goes something like "two things that are
guaranteed in life are death and taxes". I suppose you can't really argue with
that statement and I must admit that when I am feeling a little despondent about
the world such a phrase inevitably comes to mind autel
maxisys ms906. Then I think to myself hang on, there are a lot of positive
things happening as well so like the title of one of my favourite Elvis Costello
albums we should all "Get Happy" once in a while.
Let's face it there is nothing better than a little of bit of harmless
escapism to distract us from the seemingly constant barrage of depressing news
from around the world, the recent situation in Georgia for instance to name but
one. It's as if there is a happy/sad balance in operation and nowhere reinforces
this more than when you switch on the TV news.
Despite talks of a recession in the UK which now seems inevitable and the
strong likelihood of a change in government at the next election for better or
worse, there is a tangible wave of euphoria sweeping the nation in response to
team GB's incredible success in the Beijing Olympic Games. This seems to have
temporarily distracted us all in the UK from yet another dismal summer and the
fact that we didn't make it into the European Football Championships. I doubt
this ‘feel good' factor will last very long as everyone is worried about the
cost of living and falling house prices but we can all enjoy the moment while it
I am always amazed at my young daughter's ability to change her moods in an
instant. One minute she will be screaming her head off over a seemingly minor
problem mainly not being able to open the food cupboard and grab a handful of
rice cakes. When she occasionally manages to do this she triumphantly waves them
like a trophy and shares her spoils with Ozzy our nutty sheepdog. If she doesn't
manage it she likes to throw herself on the floor dramatically but then a few
minutes later all is forgotten and she is off to pursue some other activity
which usually involves hiding my car keys x431
I wish I was as easy to please as her. I've just successfully managed to book
my car into the garage after several attempts so it can have its annual MOT test
which was a weight off my mind but then I thought that's going to cost me £50
and the car won't be any different when I collect it.
I enjoy having some kind of project to work at and my latest one has been to
research buying a new car. It's amazing how your priorities change as you get
older. There was a time when all I was interested in was how fast it would go
and how big are the alloy wheels and most importantly did it have a stereo
capable of making your ears bleed.
When you pass your driving test there is the inevitable question of
affordability with your first car and to that end my first car was a VW Polo
1.0. I remember every detail about that car and especially the fact that it was
red and due to the previous owner's laziness they had never polished it so every
panel was a different shade of red and the roof was practically pink.
Then when I reached the insurance milestone of 25 I was able to afford a very
nice Golf GTi. I would spend every waking hour polishing it and would park in
the remotest part of a car park to avoid parking dents only to return to find
someone trying to steal parts of it (you can't win).
Now look at me in my later years researching a VW Touran and trying to work
out if we can fit numerous pushchairs and baby seats and god knows what into it.
Maybe if we get one I'll attempt to recreate my youth and put 18" wheels on it
as a final gesture of defiance! Perhaps when I retire VW will have created
something to spend my final years zooming around the supermarket car park
in.Jon Barlow explores how priorities change when choosing a new car in this
case a Volkswagen