We had a season in the sun

I decided to steal, and paraphrase, some lyrics from Terry Jacks 'Seasons in the Sun' to bring you some sad, if not wholly unsurprising news.

'Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills and trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

We had joy, we had fun, we had a season in the sun.
But the hills that we climbed
were just seasons out of time.

With the flowers ev'rywhere.
I wish that we could both be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had a season in the sun.'

That's right, we've sold the Land Rover, I've parted with my travelling companion, I've terminated our relationship (volatile as it was).

Now with a new loving owner

Despite behaving brilliantly in last weeks mini ice-age, the time had come for us to remove the unused agricultural vehicle from the road outside our house, and find the blue goddess a new home where she could be loved and cherished.

Our neighbours are delighted.

After several weeks of advertising in Auto Trader, and gradually reducing my expectations on asking price, a nice couple from Doncaster came to see her on Easter Sunday and liked her so much that they drove off in her.

She is retiring to a life of dog walking, and if they are to be believed she'll get a bit of a sprucing up with a pair of new doors, and her paintwork being revitalised. I did make a profit over what I paid back in September, but that's only after ignoring the small fortune I sank into her to get her there and then keep her running and get me back from Galicia in January.

I am sad to see her go, as Mr Jacks almost says, 'We had joy, we had fun, we had a season in the sun.

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3 Responses to We had a season in the sun

  1. Jan Jones says:

    I admire your optimism that the mini ice age is over !!

  2. Coco says:

    Always wanted an ancient landrover and am resigned to it never happening.

    What an utterly delightful blog you have! We´re proud owners of a ruin near Melide and it´s so encouraging to see your progress. I´d like to add you to my blogroll, if you don´t mind.

    Oh, and if you haven´t discarded them yet, I´m in the market for a scythe and I never see them anywhere. Is there any hope for rehabilitating one of the ones you dug out of the oven/bodega?

    Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Many thanks for your kind words, of course I’d be delighted to be added to your blogroll.

      I’m afraid that my scythes are a bit past retrieval (rust) but I do know where you can buy one – or where I could get you one next time I am over.

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