It has been around 16 months since I have done any work on the Vectra, mainly because it is low priority on my to-do list. Apart from popping over to the garage every so often checking up on it, no work has been carried out other than removing the headlights allowing me to start inspecting for any potential damage below the surface.
I needed to store the Vectra off the road as the tax and MOT was due to expire. Without either of those it can not be parked on a public highway so it ended up being stored near our caravan, outside in all the elements.
Unfortunately, the saying “out of sight, out of mind” took its toll and it was nearly a year before I arranged to get covered storage. Although I checked on it from time to time, I never unlocked it, let alone started the engine. Continue reading →
There are many cars on my dream garage wish list and they cover a variety of categories including hypercars, supercars and sports cars along with the luxury chauffeur-driven class where my wife and I could sit back in comfort with a glass of bubbly on route to a extravagant event.
However, a category I really struggle to choose just one car in particular is the Grand Tourer. There are so many GT cars to choose from and for that reason my garage would be full of more tourers cars than any other category.
EDIT: It appears this issue as been rectified by Apple, but if your phone has been “bricked”, this may help.
Like millions of other iPhone users today I was constantly checking my iPhone 6S for the release of iOS 10. And it seems, like many others, I saw the display asking me to plug the phone into iTunes. At the bottom of this post is a step-by-step guide to fixing your iOS device if you’ve got the same issue.
It was just another day, a typical Saturday and our plans were simple. Get the house tidy and pack for our upcoming holiday. Progress was good and by early afternoon we decided to have lunch and a short break. I then decided as the weather was nice to get the lawnmower out and cut the grass in our garden. It was getting ridiculously long with the rain/sunshine mixture over the last few weeks. To the point our cats could hide in it.
For the last few years we have traveled up to Alton Towers for a day out. Previously we have driven to and from the park in a single day, (six-hour round trip), stayed in Hotels, B&B’s and more recently our Caravan. However, this time due to a last minute change of plan we ended up staying at Alton Towers’ own hotel. Literally booked at 11:30am online, jumped in the car and drove straight there.
Clare and I were very impressed and so too was our son. We loved the themed rooms, the setting of the Secret Garden Restaurant along with their food and the fact there was entertainment for the young ones in the neighbouring hotel with the water park.
What we didn’t realise until we checked in is that you get access to the park an hour before official opening. So off we went, a quiet park and a full day ahead. Continue reading →