Meet Jasper the Ford. After years of carlessness we finally bought a motor so that we can more easily visit all those canal festivals, meetings and family gatherings that we have always used public transport to get to before. It’s a 2004 2.0 l automatic Ford Mondeo, bought from a village car dealership near St Ives for a pretty good price because its got the odd little scratch. But it’s a newer car than we were expecting to be able to afford. Additionally its only had 1 owner from new and came with full service history which is a bonus. I like that it’s bright red but otherwise it’s fairly bog standard.
We’re lucky that because we’ve got a bona fide residential mooring, we can get a parking permit for it in a nearby street to the river. It’s still a 5 min walk away though, so we won’t be popping out for a pint of milk in the car, but saving it for when we really need it, like collecting our new fenders and the 2nd hand generator we’ve just had a friend pick up for us in Shropshire which we need to collect when we next see them!
I expect we will take the odd frivolous trip to the seaside though, or to other places we can’t get to by train and bus! The possibilities are endless!