Sunday 21st September 2014

Sunday 21st September 2014

My first car was a K-reg Volvo 440, bought when I was 23. I'd passed my test when I was 18, but as I couldn't afford to buy a car or run it then I waited five years, saving my wages from my weekend job in Marks & Spencers to buy the Volvo before I started my first teaching post. I loved that car and kept it for five years, before changing it for a Renault Scenic. Two further Scenics later and I have vowed never to own another French car; they are so expensive to fix! In the Summer, my latest one proved too expensive to keep and so I've been driving a runaround for a month or so.

Until yesterday.

Yesterday we picked up our first ever BRAND NEW car. And oh boy, did the car showroom make us feel special!

(I might want to sleep in it, to keep it safe!)

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  1. says

    Awesome! You can see just how excited your boy is to uncover your brand new transportation! Takes me back to the excitement of getting my first car….then the next, and the next, and the..well, you get the point.

    This really makes me look forward to being able to to do this with my daughter one day too. She's only 10 months old, so I guess we have some time to save! :)

    Enjoy the new car, and I won't judge if you do sleep in it!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Thank you for not judging, it's just so lovely and new I don't want anyone to damage or take it, and I want to inhale the freshness of it all. Finding it very difficult letting people wear shoes in it at the moment in case they make it dirty!

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      We are supposed to share this one as well, my previous car was paid for entirely by me so it was my car; but this is a joint payment so shared. In my name though and I'll be the main driver so I give it a month before it's *my* car ;-)

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      It is a lovely newness which involves people wiping their feet before they get in it and not eating in it. I'm sure it'll last two weeks!

  2. says

    I love this, great that they made you feel special and didn't just take the money and run.

    This also reminds me of that episode in Friends with Joey and his Porsche

    Thank you for linking up

  3. chickenruby says

    How exciting, but please don't sleep in it, eat in it or even let the kids in it or it won't stay new for long…lol

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I've had the seats coated in PVC, no I jest but they are coated in some repellent. I'm already out to hoover up some of the grains of dirt in there.

  4. says

    Awww. As I was a salesperson in the car trade before being a mum, I was always the one getting things like this ready. One day I would love to be the one doing the big reveal. Great photo. #mysundayphoto

  5. says

    Awww! I love this, it takes me back to the D-reg Nissan Micra I had after I passed my test.
    I also remember my (one and only, probably for ever) brand new car, paid for with my money. I loved it so much having that freedom of choice when buying new (I was 29, pre-children and bought a convertible).
    Needless to say, my next excitement of that scale will be seeing the children have that experience.
    I hope you are enjoying yours! Lots of exciting journeys ahead no doubt! x


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