24 June 2009

The New Car

About a month ago we purchased a new car. Our First UK car was a fiesty Peugeot 306 XSI and it was cheap and not particularly reliable (very fast though). We have had to drive to a few far away jobs like Newcastle and Cornwall so we decided we needed something that would only stop when the ignition was switched off.

We found a nice 2002 Nissan Almera (pulsar in Australia) Hatchback with only 33000 miles on it. It was a good price and is immaculate except for one scratch. It is a bit of a slow grandma car but it should do us just fine. Corinne has already driven it about 700 miles to Newcastle and back and in 3 weeks we are taking it on the Ferry to Normandy for a 3 day weekend.




Last week we stayed in Dubrovnik old town with Emma and Danny for a combination of holiday and Feline Conference in Nearby Cavtat (savtat). We got there via Sleazyjet and stayed in a couple of great apartments right in the old town square. We had brilliant weather and did a lot of swimming in the Adriatic, Eating beautiful seafood, mainly squid, and drinking too much. We also did some cat conference and walked around and saw all the sites. It was great to get back there again after going there for our honeymoon 3 years ago. The weather this time was perfect, 27-28 degrees and great swimming weather but not too hot.

We had a great time with Danny and even managed to get him home before he killed himself, which he tried daily with various disasters.

The Pupo Mini market - excellent for cold drinks
The view of the main square from our apartment
Croatian Gangsters, before breakfast
The beautiful blue, clear, adriatic.
Babs Beach as we called it, a place of swimming, Beers and Sprained ankles.
Karlovacko - a great Pivo for a 10am refreshment at Babs
The Girls and Boy looking good in the Plaka
We ate a lot of Seafood and Danny now states that he is actually now mainly squid protein.
Another mediocre view of the town, Harbour and a small boat.
The view from the Feline Conference in Cavtat
Drinking our 25£ cocktail at Gill’s Snooty Pop Bar.