Was a 1975 Volkswagen Super Bug.
It was the best car to learn to drive in. Once I could drive it I could drive anything! It was loud and the music louder (or else you couldn’t hear it). It was painted dark purple and covered with rainbow sparkly paint. It was cold in winter (the heating had been disconnected to save me from carbon monoxide poisoning) and hot in summer (no air con).
I had to sell it when I got a ‘real’ job and needed something more reliable. I cried that day. But I was happy that the girl I sold it to loves VWs and said she would fix it up.
What was your first car?
There are just as many nasties in regular ginger ale as there are in coke! And it doesn’t even contain any real ginger.
A step up from her ginger ale is this: make your own ginger beer plant to provide a continuous supply of healthy ginger beer! It’s also fermented, so it contains lots of healthy probiotics. Here’s my recipe for homemade ginger beer with a ginger beer plant.
Do you drink ginger beer? Would you try making your own?
We’ve done it! We’ve finally moved into our first home. It has certainly been a long process, and I’m sure it’s still not over.
It started in November when we first saw the house for sale. That same day (very out of character for us) we made an offer on it which was accepted! There were a few hiccups along the way, but we finally gained possession of the house in January.
From January until the end of August we’ve been knocking down walls and illegal extensions; cleaning, cleaning, cleaning; ripping up carpet and lino; painting walls, cupboards and doors; putting down floating floorboards and carpet. (Here are some photos of what it used to look like).
We’ve had lots of help from family and friends with everything from painting to knocking down walls. From removing rubbish (thanks dads!) to putting in sliding doors in the bathroom and loo. My brother-in-law Joel has helped us the most, and for a while he was coming over every weekend to help (he’s a chippy so is a great help). We really appreciate all the help we’ve had, we couldn’t have done it without you (especially you Joel)!
So now our home is habitable!
We only have curtains in our bedroom (which makes sitting in the lounge watching TV at night kind of weird. We’ve still got boxes and boxes of stuff in the back bedroom, waiting for a more permanent home. We’re still missing our pantry door. We have no hooks in the walls, and therefore no pictures on the walls. We’re missing some skirting boards and some cornice still needs painting.
But it’s all good.
We’re waiting on some new lounges. But until December(!) this will have to do. Notice we’re using the bookshelf as a blind? Hopefully we’ll get our curtains on soon so we can move this and start filling it with our books.