Monday, 19 October 2015

There's only one Kia Venga...

I do not want to wish anyone's life away but I find that time now flies by and before you know it, it will be 2016. Another year will have passed, another Xmas celebrated and another birthday reached. This one will be my 22nd which is just ridiculous but I guess that is how life works; every 12 months you add another tally to your name. Take how long I have been in this flat as an example of on one of them "Where has the time gone?" moments. I am approaching my one month anniversary already. That is insane but at the same time, it does feel like I have been living here for years. The reason I am saying this is because time has got the better of me this month and other commitments have meant this is the first post of October.

Anyway, the current lease of my car runs out next May so I have been looking at loads of different makes and models to see if there is one more suitable for my needs than the Venga. I wanted to get a vehicle with a larger boot (as I now need a travel hoist when we go away) and taller doors (so we do not have to recline the chair back to fit it in the car) but there were none available on the Motability scheme with a nil-advanced payment. I have just got a roof rack and will stick with the Kia unless any new cars are brought out in the remaining seven or so months. It has served me well over the past two and a half years; presenting no issues to me apart from the couple I have previously mentioned.

I have had some pleasant journeys in it such as the trips to Dortmund and Brussels. Let's hope Arsenal make it a perfect hat-trick of European away days for me when I visit M√ľnich in a couple of weeks. I have also had some awful times in that car including long, depressing trips home from Liverpool and Manchester respectively. 4 hours in a car after a defeat is painful. The worst outing though happened back in August when I had my first road traffic accident. Luckily, it was not serious but it shook me up and was annoying; especially as it has emerged that the crash was probably staged by other people as part of an insurance scam.

Looks like Venga will be sticking around for the foreseeable future!

Bye for now!