Saturday, 6 August 2011

New car!

Yesterday Dan, his two sisters and I went to pick up Dan's new car. He's a 2004 silver Ford Fiesta, and his name is Oscar. He even has a face on the dashboard.

Collage - Car1

We decided to drive to an ice cream place called Carlo's. Dan had mentioned it to me before, so it seemed a good first place to go to with the car.
Collage - Car2

It was a strange little place, sort of in the middle of a housing estate off a country road. There was a little field area with picnic benches to sit on while you ate the ice cream, with hutches full of rabbits and guinea pigs at the edge. There were even chickens wandering around!

Collage - Car3

It was clearly one of those places families go to for a mini day out, because it was surprisingly busy.

Today Dan and I took a trip to Basingstoke, which is about a 20-30 minute drive away (I didn't notice the time at all, so that's a guess!). Not for any particular reason, just because we could. We just wandered around the shops, bought a couple of things (I got myself a mini 2011-2012 diary, so I can write plans down rather than having that 'what are we doing on [insert day here]? I feel like we're doing something that day' moment I seem to have quite a lot), and ate some Burger King and Millie's Cookies (healthy? No. Delicious? Yes).

We stopped in at Asda on the way back to look for a tablecloth (we've only had our table a month and it's already got two stains on it ... oops) and some extra plates. We got a really awesome set of red plates and bowls, only to find one of the plates was completely snapped in half when we got home. LAME.

Here's a bonus picture of Dan filling the car up for the first time:
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He's enjoying that a bit too much if you ask me!



  1. Hi Emma - thanks for your comment on my blog the other day! Yes, I did go to Sussex, and graduated in 2010, so I think we must have started the same year (and probably, with Sussex being what it is, know some of the same people!) What course did you do? I'm a Linguistics grad... Are you still in Brighton now? :)

    Cute new car by the way - love its face!

    Claire x

  2. I love the car's face. He looks very much like an Oscar.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Stopping by from Comment Love day. Blog hops are great and FTLOB hosts a bunch of good ones!

    Sounds like you had a fun day (bummer about the broken dish). Enjoy the freedom of the new car and hope you are having a great Sunday! (it must be evening for you by's 10:30am for me)

  4. My boyfriend just bought a new car. It's a Mazda, so it is smiling. I love it.

  5. Popping over from FTLOB and loving your car's name. Oscar is just perfect and his face looks like he has a lot of personality. Happy to connect!

  6. Aw, what an awesome weekend. Welcome OSCAR, lol! :)

  7. Hello Oscar. Also LOL at the gas-up photo!


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