- February 22nd, 2014
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I’ve done that thing again where I’ve not blogged for an eternity. Something like twenty months, give or take. Time flies! I guess, were this a film, it’d be time for one of these
But a blog isn’t a film, is it? I mean, I could do one of them new-fangled video-blog (vlog?) things but quite frankly you don’t need to be subjected to either my face or my voice. Nor do you want to see the state of my abode!
In the absence of a montage, here’s a quick summary:
- Red Dwarf died
- I got a new job
- Saw some horses racing and some cars racing in Englandshire
- Saw Scotland so nearly defeat the Auld Enemy
- Travelled outside the UK (it was only to Dublin but it counts!)
- Met my adorable nephew and a heap of new family
- Saw my brother get married (hence the above)
- Red Dwarf was resurrected
That about sums it up, really. I’ve been having fun all week because after a nine month absence, half of which was due to my own stern refusal to actually – y’know – do something about sorting it out, RED DWARF CAME HOME ALL ROAD LEGAL AND EVERYTHING! With some new metalwork.
Let’s give that some focus. Last year, it went for an MOT and required some welding. After some to-ing and fro-ing, the garage it was at did this:
“I think it might need a new boot floor,” I was eventually told. No kidding! Long story short, Red Dwarf was trailered off to see a nice man called Dave (natch) who, under his Icon Restorations superhero pseudonym, restores icons.
The trailer it went away on may have been a little less than subtle:
Off it went, and Dave went to work. He’s a nice man, is Dave. Likes decent music, plays in bands and has some killer motors of his own.
After a short period of time, word came through the wires that it was done. No sweat, simple as that. Why the hell did I miss the entirety of the 2013 show season?
Still a bit of work to do to get the motor into the kind of condition I’d be totally happy with, but certainly the fact I can get out on the open road and do what Minis are supposed to do in the year of a British IMM makes me a happy Nev!
Who knows, I might even write some blogs this year.