4×4

You may remember some time ago I was discussing the merits of having a sports car in the country and a massive 4×4 in town and was on the horns of a dilemma as to whether I should have the 4×4 as I felt it unlikely that I should ever need to watch a point to point.

When I first arrived here in the country I was immediately drawn to a 4×4 vehicle in the grounds of my beloved girlfriends property. It appears that it had previously belonged to her son and due to a dispute with the manufacturer was supposed to have been collected some four years previously.

Rent was to be charged for storage and eventually the rent bill became larger than the value of the vehicle, whereupon it became the property of my girlfriend.

It was in a pretty poor state as you can imagine, with a considerable mould growth down one side, which I’m led to believe were it growing in a forest would denote a particular compass point. Always useful should you be escaping from a German WW2 prison of war camp or the like.

Much jet washing, a new battery, oil, water and an interior spring clean left us with a perfectly useable vehicle, far too good to be overlooked.

My girlfriend knowing my love of vehicles of any description therefore gave me the 4×4, it’s a Ford Maverick with a three litre engine, not quite the vintage short wheelbase Land Rover I had envisaged as my ideal country runabout, but a damn site faster.

When I first set eyes on the Maverick I said it was far too good to leave to disappear under a mossy growth and my words have proved correct with the carriage of so many articles in the last few days.

I’m wondering, where can I find a point to point and would I want to watch it when I found it, I’ll let you know.

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, althought to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non existant. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which if I had the time would be updated on a much more frequent basis, however country life and children seem to be a full time occupation. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. That's all for now, toodle pip.
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