Moving back in with my mum when I found out I was pregnant, meant my car was often left unused on the driveway as we went most places together and our cars, apart from being different colours, were pretty much identical. When my sister-in-laws car broke down and finally gave up the ghost (this was a loooonnnnggg time coming!!) I didn’t hesitate before allowing them to use my car as they have bad car credit finance and so they wouldn’t have been able to afford to get themselves a new car for a while. It was fine by me because I had my mum’s red noddy car and if we both needed one, she had a very nice gift of a Peugeot cabriolet for her birthday so there was never really a problem with this.
Several, several, several months later and I still hadn’t seen my car again and apart from some payments that were coming out of my account I had forgotten that I even owned my own car. The of course, my gorgeous little niece arrived and it seemed more fitting than ever that they, my brother, sister-in-law and little niece, have a decent and safe car to get around in. So, after a lot of thought and umming and ahhing, I picked up the phone and informed my little brother that I would be giving him a VERY VERY nice birthday present in the form of my beloved Noddy car…. needless to say they were a bit shocked and overwhelmed by the gift but accepted it nonetheless.
This did make me feel a little sad as I thought about what Noddy and I had gone through but also that I had rather stupidly put myself back at the bottom of the car-food-chain… when would I need to get myself another car? Would I be able to afford one? Could I get car finance? However, I needn’t have worried about it for too long. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that we are actually in the processes of selling our house at the moment and moving and Alyssa and I will be moving with my mum and her partner wherever we end up going. However, despite the fact that this will be her money and her savings, my gorgeous mummy has told me that she will buy me a car (second hand but I DON’T CARE!!) when the house has sold?!? How amazing is that? Not only that, but she wants to get me my dream car. This may sound silly, but I have wanted this car since I was 16 and so hopefully in the not too distant future I will be the proud owner of one of the new model VW Bugs!! In an ideal world I’d love it in pink (I know I know soooo barbie) but as long as it has 4 wheels and runs then I am fine with that – can you just imagine Alyssa and I cruising around in it with our tutus on?! Amazing!!