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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:35 am

On the down side, these funds for buying the cottage came from a long term investment Bond, taken out in 2006 actually, but unfortunately they cant be put back into this investment. At my stage in life, I dont think it a good idea to tie these funds up long term anyway.

So I guess I might have to take the advice of my Jersey Bank Manager where he tells me SPEND SPEND SPEND :D

Very first on the agenda is a new car. I have not bought a new car since 2000 - which was my beloved Daihatsu Terios, which I was so attached to. With hindsight,I now wish I had never left her in Kenya as you can no longer get these cars in Europe. Had I know this at the time, I would never have left her there. So I am in a quandary - do I buy a used 2009 Terios or do I buy a brand new car? I have looked at all the new cars, and it really needs to be a 4x4 for Sanday, but I want something small. What a dilemma lol! :wink:
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby draclvr » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:55 am

Didn't you post a picture of a car you were thinking of buying a year or so ago? I remember that it was cute as a bug.
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby JKEerie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:04 am

Can't you use the car that you purchased that you said you didn't need. I'm a bit confused.
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Val » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:59 am

Yep me too! ?
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:32 pm

I currently own an old Ford Mondeo (cost £500) and an old Audi (cost £300) - both are ancient cars, both are 1999 models, and they are purely what we term "isles cars" which means they have failed their annual MOT test and although they can be driven on Sanday, they cant be driven off the island.

Is this the car I was talking about some time back, Drac? The Nissan Juke?

http://www.nissan.co.uk/GB/en/vehicle/c ... hotos.html
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby draclvr » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:10 pm

Yes, and in that fabulous yellow too!
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:20 pm

I would prefer it in bright purple, but unfortunately all the other colours they are offering are all very boring - why do new cars come in such boring colours?
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:57 am

Whoop, whoop - well, that's another unpleasant episode in my life over - Funds received today from sale of East Thrave Cottage! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby mbday630 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:33 am

Thank goodness! I'm so glad that you finally sold it and can move on from that horrible experience. Now to just sell that extra car. I think you deserve a glass of wine - or a bunch of chocolates!
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:58 am

I cant even give the car away - looks like I might have to scrap it, and suffer a loss.

Anyway, I shall celebrate with a glass of red tonight :D
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Diat60 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:11 am

Any scrap metal dealers on or around Sanday?
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:34 am

Afraid not - the island is too small to accommodate anything like that, Diat. Thats why we have so many rusting abandoned vehicles all over Sanday. My gypsy neighbour has 7 - I counted them today ha ha!
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby draclvr » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:48 am

Too bad there aren't any up and coming new young drivers needing a car. It would be perfect for a youngster to learn to drive on.
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Val » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:57 am

Great to hear there is closure on that chapter of your life RB. Write it down to experience! :)
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Re: Whoop, Whoop!

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:23 pm

The reason the Audi failed its MOT - it has corrosion holes in the sub frame - unfortunately all cars here have an ongoing battle with the dreaded rust here!

Will I never get away from this rust problem - I had exactly the same thing in Kenya - every time I went away for a month to Jersey, when I returned I would always have to replace something in the PC. If you didnt use appliances there every single day, in a short time the rust would get to it.
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