Wednesday, January 09, 2008

For quite a while we've been thinking of joining the City Car Club as a way of having access to a 2nd vehicle without the expense of running a 2nd car full time. For a long time we had 2 cars, confusingly for some people they were both light blue Fiat Seicento's. In fact we had 3 cars but the 3rd member of our little Fiat family, a 1971 Fiat 500 hasn't emerged from our garage for about 5 years now, every year I seem to say that it has to go but we never get round to moving it on, maybe it will happen in 2008?

When we bought our Fiat (anyone see a pattern developing here?) Panda a couple of years ago, we traded in both the Seicento's and in the main having one car has worked well but there are occasions when we need to be in separate parts of town at the same time, especially as parents gets older and need a little more help. So we've taken the plunge and taken out a joint membership which gives us access to cars located all over Bristol. Ideally one of them would be located right outside our house but realistically that was not going to happen, there are a couple of options which are around half a mile away from us, which isn't too bad. We have been sent a "magic" card to give us access to all the vehicles, you can book the cars on line and it all looks pretty straightforward. A whole new world of motoring awaits us.

This article caught my eye in The Guardian today, an interesting idea for a different sort of night out. Could it work in Bristol? I've been talking to a friend about it this afternoon and I do think it has some potential, could be a Grumpy Man offshoot.

Talking of which this Saturday marks a bit of a milestone in the Grumpy Man history, when we find ourselves DJ'ing at 2 events in Bristol. Luckily they take place at venue's which are pretty close to each other - The Croft and The Cube.


Blogger Parisian Cowboy said...

Bristol looks like a fine city. I wish I could have seen it for myself.

8:14 pm  
Blogger Tom said...

It's a fine place to live, then again Paris is swell.

9:34 pm  

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