A Sad and Wet Sunday


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You might be wondering why so many photos in this post? Well its my way of reminiscing on a very damp Sunday morning. We are just seeing the tail end of the tropical storm that travelled up the Eastern seaboard leaving a wet trail behind it.
Up until a couple of months ago I was a dedicated antique car enthusiast, I drove a 1961 Rover P4-100, I had a barn full of used British car parts, had a collection of motorcar memorabilia, and all the hats,pins and flags to go with the collection. Now on the 9th June its all gone, I sold my wooden British Bobby at a yard sale and yesterday the last vestiges of my collection went to a good home. I have to admit the decision was very difficult to reach and parting with the Rover was an emotional moment. The barn clean out was not so much emotional as it was an expensive waste of such rare parts. Nevertheless they all had to go and I needed to hire a person to move everything. All that remains is my small collection of models, about a dozen, they are staying. Looking back on these two very difficult months I’m surprised at how painless it actually was. I don’t miss the car or the parts, I do get a slight twinge in my heart when I walk through my empty barn that looks like its ready for cattle or horses again. But generally its a good feeling and the future is exciting as Linda and I plan the next phase of our life together. All we have to do now is sell the house and move on. We have a conditional offer so who knows? In closing this blog I must admit to a new automotive urge!!!. I have an idea of maybe buying a newish BMW Mini once we get settled, it would still be British and welcome at the British car shows, so you never know!!!!

God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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