New Year, New Hope… New Job and New Toys :)

Well, 2007 should be an “interesting” year that’s for sure. Just before Christmas I got the great news that I was being offered a new job with a far better salary, better career chances and more ways to grow and develop. Allowing for my one months notice period I am due to start in 2 weeks time!!!

Due to the extra travelling required (instead of working on my doorstep I will get to enjoy a nice drive each day – which is fine by me!) the missus and I agreed that I had to wave farewell to my (t)rusty old rover and get something a bit more reliable. What we weren’t expecting was to end up replacing our ultra-reliable Kia with a new car as well.

We managed to get a great deal on a Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI and also a Volvo S40 1.8i with the Kia being taken as part-exchange. The Galaxy is a lovely drive and is really comfortable and enjoyable – doesn’t feel like you are driving a huge MPV because it handles very much like a normal car although the 6 speed gearbox takes some getting used to. The Volvo is a lovely motor – leather seats, good air-con and climate control, cruise control (although I won’t be using that as it’s just toooooo wierd not having to have a foot on any pedals) and it handles really nicely. It also scores points because it’s NOT silver!!!

We were sad to wave bye to our two old cars as they have been brilliant for us – but totally over the moon with the new motors, that’s for sure.

Along with all the changes we are hoping to go and enjoy a holiday again this year. Our last “proper” break was two years ago, when we went to Yorkshire, so we are really keen to take the kids away and have a nice break somewhere… just need to decide where.

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