I'm not a happy bunny at all today, in fact I am more akin to being a miserable toad if the truth be told. What on earth has happened? I hear you cry...Has the Dog returned?, Have the terrible twosome done something so heinous that they have been sold to the glue factory?, Have the Welsh rugby team admitted to being lesser than the English team?, Has John's subscription to cider makers fortnightly been revoked for over indulgence in the golden apple juice?, The answer to these questions is a resounding no! In fact Besides not being a happy bunny and the fact that the grind is becoming....well more grinding I am in damn fine fettle, the Dog is still keeping her distance, the terrible twosome are no more terrible than usual, Hell would freeze over before Welsh rugby would admit such nonsense and one can never over indulge in the golden apple juice, ermmm or so I am told.
Nope the reason why I am not a very happy bunny is that 'Flat cap man's' car is poorly bad, and I'm just hoping that it's nothing too painful to my wallet because I certainly cannot afford to replace her. I also am quite fond of 'Bertha', she's a bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing (maybe it was the sheepskin that appealed to me being Welsh). On the outside she's unpretentious and does not warrant a first glance let alone a second. But step behind the wheel and give her a tickle and hell fire she can shake her ass. Or she could, because now she has flashy yellow warning lights coming up all over the dashboard and the management system won't let her rev over 3,000 rpm. Which would be ok because she'd do 85mph at that, but not any more as her torquey bottom end has all but gone and she won't pull the skin off a rice puddin'. So Friday we have an appointment at a local garage, one I am not familiar with, the have her management system interrogated hoping to find the source of her ailment and so what can be done. Damn thing is that we're heading to the Lakes on Sunday but it appears without Bertha.
|Bertha in happier days|
It is funny how very good friends can just fall back into a routine after absence and difficult times isn't it? Just hope the bike doesn't fall apart at this weekends race meeting, gulp!
Well that'll do for this evening, till the next time take care of yourselves,