Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I'm so new to this

Okay, so I am completely new to this whole blogging universe. I've got so many ideas scribbled down in my blog book, and I am following so many different blogs and learning such fascinating things. It is such an enjoyable experience so far, and I cannot wait to get started properly.

A few weeks ago after a lot of thought, I have finally decided to take the plunge and invest in an at home course in Event Management and Wedding Planning. I have realised that I was so ridiculous to put it off for the time that I did, but due to recent events of losing such a dear friend, I have been given the kick that I needed to actually start doing the things I have always wanted to do, and embracing every single moment of life. Yes, the course is hard work and I often find myself stressing as I have forgotten how to write an essay (due to being out of education for a year now). However, I am getting there with a lot of perseverance and  I have never been happier.

The other thing that I have spending more time upon is my passion for baking and I cannot wait to share these with you! Which will all be in good time my lovelies.

I have also been spending a lot of time getting out and about with my fiance and friends, discovering such beautiful places and also just having a really great time with the people I love. After all you have only gone one life, so you may as well embrace every single second of it!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Meet Betty

Meet Betty, our beautiful 1957 Morris Minor 1000. Brought off Ebay, you could debate that we were on an
absolute whim. We travelled the 100 miles from Weymouth to Barnstaple to collect her, and believe me it was not a smooth transaction.
We had been informed that her brakes were not in good nick, and that she had a rust hole underneath. However, her engine runs like a dream. Having a look around her exterior, the rust was what you would expect on a car that's 55 years old! And being classic car lovers, and having my fiance (Jake) and our gorgeous group of friends being enthusiastic classic car renovators we were all up for the challenge of renovating. 
Jake takes the car for a test drive with the previous owner. Everything seems fine, she starts up first time without a struggle. But then Jake asks the guy to do an emergency stop, just to see how bad the brakes truly are. With that the entire right hand side brake drum snaps and there is brake fluid and the drum trailing off the car behind them! Out of pure shock of what just happens, Jake and the guy burst out into laughter.
Safe and sound at home with James' Volkswagen 1971 Beetle
that has been recently renovated by the group.
I guess you could call it luck perhaps. Well thats how we saw it, "yes, an opportunity to get a bargain". With the agreed price being at £800, we were no way going to be paying this now, after all she wasn't safe to drive home meaning we'd have to get a tow back home and also get the brakes fixed sooner than anticipated. Luckily the guy was completely reasonable, and a new price of £550 was agreed with a handshake and an exchange of money.
We managed to get her home thanks to the great help of a lovely tow truck driver, and we booked her into the garage straight away to get her brakes fixed. 

Work Commencing in the barn
She is now safely at home. Now the mission is to get her ready for the travel from Weymouth to Blackpool. I will keep you all updated on Bettys movements! Now let the renovating commence!