The many and various ways I pass the time now has a new addition. Usually it involves drinking coffee whilst sitting at a computer keeping in touch with chums, or sipping wine sitting on our tiny terrace catching the sun, and wondering what else I can do to avoid any cleaning or tidying or putting away of stuff and things that aren't even MINE. And now I am going to type this blog. Provided that doesn't become a chore as well, in which case...

Friday, 17 May 2013

In Which The Husband Becomes A Fully Paid-Up Old Fart

That's a rather personal comment, I hear you snort in horror.  I am typing teasingly, and only somewhat advisedly, secure in the knowledge he never ever reads my blog, so what harm can it do?  Anyhow, I would never type anything on here I wouldn't be prepared to say to his lovely daft face (of which I am so very fond) so I feel fine about it.

The Husband has joined the MG Owners Club.  His new member pack has arrived in the post.  He has stickers. 



His MG keyfob is to follow under separate cover (I have the one that came with the car on my set of keys).  Meanwhile, he has a parts catalogue in printed form, to read in bed, no doubt, and on disk for when he is at his pooter. He has worked out where the nearest MG specialist garage is (Macynlleth) for jobs he can't tackle himself AND we are already in touch with the local mid-Wales MG Owners Club. 

We had to move fast on that one.  I rang the secretary just now and had a very useful and helpful chat. The reason we couldn't afford to delay is because their annual run IS ON SUNDAY!

We are going, we are welcome, even The Dog is welcome.  We will be one of 60+ MGs doing a round trip of 90 miles.  The £20 entrance fee goes to the Welsh Air Ambulance.

But there is one final feature of all this that makes it feel like Fate, if such a thing can be said to exist.

The name of the local club is the Mid-Wales Dragons MG Club, and the event on Sunday is The Dragon Run.

The Little Green Dragon is gonna make some friends!!

And so, we hope, are we...

In case I am allowed, or feel inclined, to do any of the driving THIS is the cut of my jib while I am about it:

As we have been "promised" a fine day for Sunday I am hoping to dispense with the cossak hat and affect a jaunty tweed trilby with a bow on the side. And my best shades, my old Raybans.  A girl can dream.  However the sound of me grinding the gears would NOT be very impressive, so I guess I will be in charge of The Dog, the camera, the picnic and the route map, instead.  Which will be quite enough to be going on with.


  1. I really am laughing out loud! I can't wait to read how this adventure works out. Hope it's splendid and you meet lots of interesting people. Have fun!

    1. We have been warned that classic car clubs can be a comfortable resting place for what we call in the UK "anoraks" ie enthusiasts who are a little lacking in social awareness and can bore for Great Britain as an Olympic event on any issue or specialist topic that interests them.

      I have said that anorak + the Husband + MGB could be quite a snug fit. His hobby has grown to an obsession already, in the space of ten days, and I am propably not far behind! I shan't even have my head under the bonnet, and may not even drive her very much, but she is part of the family, for sure.

  2. Hari OM
    Glad I read this first - nearly re-replied yesterday's with "a girl can dream!" LOL. Why dream? - just do it. (sigh another hackneyed phrase, but oh so appropriate). Mind you, I'd pack the 'cossack' in the wee tin tray at the back just in case...

    I DOOOO so hope you have the promised weather though. The run sounds like the best fun. Here's to the weekend then. YAM xx

    1. I have a large pashmina that can double as scarf and head cover over the trilby, so don't worry, Yam. I needed it for sure coming back from the coast after sunset with the top down last night. Driving home in the dark though the Cambrian mountains, a 30 mile trip, was a mite chilly!

      The sun is burning off the high white cloud already today, mid-morning, so that is promising. Tomorrow is set to be even finer/warmer, if Auntie Beeb is to be trusted and she hasn't been at the gin again.

      Have fun yourself, girlfriend!


  3. So there's no point in my calling round after church then? This sounds like a LOT of fun and thankfully the Met Office is no longer forecasting rain for Mid-Wales.

    There's something very nice about being linked to people by a beloved olfd vehicle. When we had our old VW camper we would be constantly flashed by other VW owners as we went our merry way - a real camaraderie of the road. :-)

    1. Oh, were you planning to pop by? Shame we will be out. Looking at the five-day forecast Tuesday is looking promising, if you'd like to pospone it until then. Maybe we could have tea on the lawn...

      The Husband is already tugging an imaginary forelock at any passing convertible with its lid off. He is SO stoked with his new baby. I think it has been transformational, after the recent worries he's had about Our Ma, etc. He can't seem to stop grinning, especially when he is behind the wheel. Wonderful to see.

    2. Just teasing. :-) By the time coffee is over after church it's time to get home to make lunch before DH fades away from hunger. ;-). However, the eldest grandsons will be with us for a few days over half-term and Grandson#1 has to get in some organ practice at the parish church, so we'll be in town at least twice that week and will come up to have tea on the lawn then, if that's OK.