Showing posts with label Car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Car. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Dad's Taxi


I gave up my last car 5 years ago, to save for a house. The day I gave up my car, I craved to go to places that I needed I car. The second I bought my house, I couldn't just drive to IKEA, B&Q etc. I had to ask my Dad for a lift. My Dad would happily drive me to everywhere I asked or so I like to think haha. I do have to state my Dad hates Ikea with a passion and am sure all men do. He wants to get in and out of places. As you can imagine in IKEA my Dad would ask where's the exit ? Em Dad it's a walk round. I'd have food on my mind and the places I wanted to go to, you needed a car. I'd have to wait on my Dad coming in from work, "Dad drive me to Five Guys". I guess am lucky having a Dad, who is always there for me. He would always give me a lift or come and pick me up from wherever I said. 

My goal in life was to own a brand new MINI. This year I reached my goal and went and got my brand new MINI and it still feels like am living the MINI adventure. I think sometimes my Dad forgets I have a car, he'll say on the phone "do you want me to come and pick you up?". I have to laugh and say "don't you remember I have a car?". He'll usually reply "oh so you do".

It's nice being able to drive to places, I wanted to go to and not rely on my Dad for a lift. I don't travel well on buses, so having a car I've been able to go to places I've never been to before.  

Suddenly all the places I craved to go to when I didn't have a car, doesn't seem to interest me now.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

MINI Photo Shoot | Circus Lane

Who else loves photographing their car ? I used to love driving my old MINI to Queensferry and taking photos of it, with the Forth bridges in the background. 

As you may already know, I got a new car (MINI ). I love discovering new places and discovered Circus Lane, while searching Instagam. Circus Lane is in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and it's the prettiest street I've seen.

To mark MINI's first photo shoot, I drove my car to Circus Lane.   

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Knockhill


Sometimes we forget how our friends are always there for us and the random trips out to place you have together. I've known Ashley since school. We may not always see each other, but when we need someone to talk to we are always there. Our chat ended in us going to Knockhill racing circuit (watching, not racing).  

We headed to Knockhill and watched a few races, then went for a walk around the track. 

The day went in so fast watching the races. The funniest part was when I asked Ashley to take a photo of me with the statue and a guy shouted "try not to think of it like your boyfriend". Thanks Ashley for the fun day out, when are we going back haha.

P.S the glasses aren't mine (I don't wear glasses), but my god it's like full zoom. I felt like I was on the track, wearing the glasses.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

MINI Referral Gift | Review


I recently bought a MINI at Eastern MINI (read about it here). I have so much love for MINI, that whenever my dad traded in his car I'd tell him to get a MINI. It was only after I bought my MINI, my dad had his mind set on a MINI. 

My mum can't drive, but it won't stop her asking for random stuff from a car garage. My dad got his last car from Seat. My mum liked the Seat umbrella on display in the showroom, so she told the salesman my dad wasn't buying the car unless she got that umbrella. Surprisingly the salesman gave the umbrella in with the car. 

We managed to talk my dad around getting a MINI, so we headed along to Eastern MINI. My dad picked between two ex demo MINI Countryman, a silver or dark grey. My mum said she'd ask what I get for recommending my dad MINI and hinted MINI car mats, as the universal ones we bought don't sit right. The salesman said he'd see what he could do and would get "something special to go with my MINI". One of the times my parents came back from MINI they mentioned the salesman said a tank of petrol. When my dad collected his car, he came in saying the salesman said he's ordered a "special MINI cushion" coming Germany. My thoughts were I saw a nice furry soft MINI shape cushion in a supermarket for £6. I thought a cushion isn't exactly special, but any how we could only wait to see this "special cushion" all the way from Germany.

A couple weeks after my dad got his car, he headed to MINI to order car mats for his car and ask if the cushion had arrived. The salesman said it's been ordered, so it's still on its way. It only takes a week for me to send things to my friends in America, in that time my cushion must have flown around the world a few times.

It's been 2 months since my dad got his car, so I went on the Eastern MINI Facebook page and commented - I'll be trading in my 17 plate and still no gift for recommending my dad. The following day the salesman emailed saying he txt my dad the week before to let him know it arrived. So I phoned my dad to ask if he got a txt from MINI, to which he said no. I went to my parents house and had a look throug my dads phone and there was no txt or email. My mum said let's go along for the cushion then.  

We headed along to MINI to pick up the cushion and I waited outside in the car, while my mum ran in. When my mum came out, she was waving it in her hand making a face. I laughed so much at how ridiculous it looked.

It was a drop from car mats, to a tank of petrol, to get a knitted car not much bigger than a McDonald's toy.  

I always thought MINI had a standard for their cars and merchandise. How can a supermarket sell a nicer, better shape MINI than MINI ?. 

Where do I begin ? It's knitted, do I look that fuddy duddy ? MINI cars are modern and stylish, now we've went old fashioned. Secondly it's very badly shaped. I have bought MINI hats and other merchandise in the past and they were always to a high standard. Lastly why did it take two months coming from Germany ?. Do MINI have a granny in Germany and I was waiting on Granny MINI knitting it ?.

      As much as I love MINI cars, MINI have downgraded themselves to think it's acceptable to give this. It's like giving your friend a McDonald's toy, as a gift. I know it was free, my point is you don't give someone something that looks awful.

Monday, 14 August 2017

My New Car | MINI



My dream car has always been a MINI. They are cute, modern and I love the stylish shape. When I was learning to drive I bought my first MINI, but I made the decision to sell it when I bought my house. 

My goal was to one day own a brand new MINI. When the 17 plate came out, I headed along to Eastern MINI to look at MINI's. The salesman I got was really good. I said I want a MINI One and he went over, seating and colours etc.



After a month waiting I was able to pick up my dream car, a brand new 17 plate MINI. Am sure you'll see a lot more blog posts of my new car and MINI adventures.