Saturday, 20 October 2012

Old Boat, Old Car. Slow Down Neil

It was great on Friday night when we caught the train one stop away to Alresford to have dinner with some friends, Sue and Ian.

It was especially good because Ian shares my interest in old boats and old cars. Ian races at Silverstone. He's actually pretty good, and he has the trophies to prove it.

Over an excellent curry we chatted about his classic MG and my old Fiat 124 (Sport Coupe AC 1400cc 1968). We discussed our respective boats and cars. We talked about our hectic jobs, and the lack of time we have to indulge in our passions.

When I moved to Wivenhoe I thought I'd be semi-retiring, but life has turned out to be the opposite, being more filled with work than ever before. Never wanting to say no to a job, in case it's the last time I get asked.

But whether it's a car or a Boat For My Potplants, there's just always something to be done, and it ain't gonna happen without some better time management from me.

So, as we ease towards 2013, I must pull my finger out and slow down a bit. The river is calling me.


  1. The Fiat 124 Sport Coupe is one of Fiat's models which had very good handling, a soft suspension and a powerful engine. This reminds me of my my grandpa, who still has his Fiat 124 Sport Spider. :) I wonder if he's still using it.

  2. Do please try to find out. Thanks for your comment, and welcome to you all the way out there in Indionapolis

  3. Ian clearly loves old cars, considering he owns a classic MG and a Fiat 124. And from the looks of his Fiat 124, he also knows how to care of them! The car actually looks like it’s still in prime condition. He is really lucky to own working classic cars because these are rare pieces of history!

  4. Your 1968 Fiat 124 is really cute! I think it's perfect for driving on the countryside. And if you're dating a gal with so much love for classics, that car would make for the perfect date!

    Erwin Calverley