Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Perodua Hot Dog / Coffee Van

A Perodua in the UK tends remain in the specification it arrived in the UK. Perodua modification is popular in Malaysia, but not here! Hence, I was surprised to find a very non-standard Perodua Nippa advertised on Gumtree. Although not that stylish, its certainly non-standard: a hotdog van ~





Screen shot of original advert.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Little Things Bring Big Changes

Last week life was normal(ish), the loft needed 1.2m insulated loft boards, and FTP handled these without problem.


Unfortunately, I knew I was not functioning correctly. Just little things like hitting the key on the keyboard (or mobile phone) next to the one I aimed at, and having a headache that would not go away. After much thinking I realised that that there was only one explanation, and so I went to the Doctor, and then the local hospital. They were not convinced I was Ill, my reactions and senses were a very good normal, but I knew they poor for me. Eventually, I got a scan, and a brain tumor was apparent.

Now we are waiting to see what the doctors can do, and FTP is waiting for me to get my driving license back .....


Deece and myself are very positive.

Footnote: Because I am not medically fit to have a driving license, and Deece does not drive someone else has had to take on the insurance in their name to allow FTP to wait on the road outside our house (its not very often you wish you had a drive).

Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Full Boot For Only £4

4 Bales of Straw!


Taken with the excellent new Jolla Phone.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Countryside Walks

FTP has taken us on some great local countryside walks recently. November and early December have been mild and dry this year.


Oscar has enjoyed some of the walks too.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Table Transporting

A few weeks ago we were taking a break in Yorkshire, and we found a table we liked in an amazing shop Stone Dam Furniture, Halifax. We bought the table immediately, because we have been looking for many months without finding one we liked.

We picked up the table and popped it into the car on the journey home. It sat upright against the back seats, and our luggage stopped it moving.



It struck me that all the other small hatches on the market would have a problem with carrying the table. The back seat base cushions in the Myvi pull forward to the floor, allowing the rear seat upright cushions to take up their space creating a continuous flat low load area; unfortunately, most cars just rest the seat uprights on the bases, such as the Toyota Yaris giving reduced hight and an uneven load space:


Sunday, 20 October 2013

To Myvi Owners

Every year the AutoExpress Driver Power survey of driver satisfaction/car reliability comes out. Although the Myvi would probably rank higher than most other cars - considering that the Daihatsu Sirion often topped such surveys - the Myvi is never listed because there are too few responese from Myvi owners.

With just under 3,000 Myvis on UK roads there is the potential for enough replies to get the Myvi onto the survery........Lets get the Myvi listed! Take the survey.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

700 Litre Tank

Sometimes you need to take a leaking 700 liter water tank to the recycling centre. Alas, its longer than the lenght of a Myvi behind its seats....


but with a couple of bungies the tailgate can be secured....


Although rear visibility is poor....