8 February 2011
This morning was one of the special ones with mist down below in the valley but what was really special and something I haven't seen before was a huge bank of mist over the Med. It looked like it was a grassy plain with a covering of mist (see pictures).
The cars have been covered in a thick frost each morning and after what seems like years of trying, I still haven't persuaded J that pouring a kettle of boiling water over the windscreen is a bad idea! With a two inch crack on the passenger side you'd think she'd never seen one of those repetitive Autoglass adverts.
Still, it's her car although if the windscreen caves in one frosty morning, it'll suddenly become my car! C'est la vie!
The main part of the braking system hopefully is en-route from the UK and it really irked me that having bought the new disks and pads from the main car supermarket, I then found I could have got them on-line from the UK at a quarter of the cost. Luckily, I'd wandered into the local BMW service point to price the brake cailipers and fainted when the guy told me they'd be €258 - each! I got them on-line for £40 each! Still - one learns.
Being a bit of a nut though, I still start the 2.8 engine every couple of days and I just sit there listening to it purring. I can't wait.