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Monday, 10 October 2016

N is for New Car

There is nothing nicer than taking delivery of a  New Car.

We've been driving Honda CRV's for the past nine years but, as needs change, I've been finding it increasingly more difficult to hoist myself  in and out of the car.

Recently husband had to part with his beloved 20-year-old BMW 5 series, it was sitting on the drive doing nothing, we really don't need two cars now,  thus, it failed it's MOT which meant spending a lot of money on it, plus the cost of insurance and road tax, it was a very expensive indulgence!

 (Below the beloved vintage, almost, BMW).

 'Parting is such sweet sorrow !



BMW Tourer 3ID

I knew he was missing his old car so we decided upon another BMW and here it is, (above) Oh! how we love it.  It has cream leather seats with heated front seats for passenger and driver.


 I can get in and out of it quite easily and the seats  are really comfortable.



Later on, in this month we are driving to Powys in mid-Wales to a lovely, ECO 

Lodge holiday cottage, in a pretty little village called St Harmon,


 Rhayader pictured below (Rhayader the oldest town in mid-Wales.)


  I don't doubt himself will, 'put the New car through its paces'.

 We will drive through some beautiful scenery, the area is called ;  

'The Lake District of Wales'.



The river Claerwan which runs through the town and  Elan Valley





The Elan Valley Dam.




The Chapel in the valley at Autumn, the time we shall be visiting,

 I'm so excited as we haven't had a holiday for some time now due to my on-going health issues and my husband 's too!

  We've both spent the past two years in and out of hospital clinics but now as all is settled, for the time being,  we hope to really enjoy this special time together, in the lovely autumnal scenery.


'Happy Anniversary My Darling'

 We will celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary, in a gorgeous Eco lodge near to the lovely scenes above. 


My thanks to Denise, a NATIONAL TREASURE who devised ABCW,  Roger the administrator who has NOBLY  worked tirelessly to keep ABCW running, along with the NOTABLE Leslie, and NOT  forgetting the NATTY  team of Abcw helpers.

Di, ABCW team.















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29 comments:

  1. Oh congratulations on many levels here...for your new "ride", for the lovely trip planned and for your 29th Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks Ellen for you kind wishes, We're really looking forward to our anniversary
      celebration and the wonderful journey through the Welsh mountains and forests (not a crowded motorway in sight), There;s so much to see and do in mid Wales and some great places to eat.
      I am going to take lots of pictures so hopefully I can write about it

      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  2. congratulations to you both... you are on our heels so to speak... coming dec. we are married for 33 years ;-)

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  3. I looked the place up on the map and I see it's sort of in central Wale. Never been there but the pictures online look lovely. You're more than halfway to Swansea where Liz lies! I do hope you have the most wonderful anniversary and holiday ever and share some photos later on here at ABCW.

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    1. Hi Lesley, It;s the region of Wales where we haven't actually stayed.We've driven through on our wat to the lovely beaches and seaside towns We've stayed literally down the road from Liz but that was before I knew her.
      I do hope you are recovering from your fall,it must have been an awful shock to you, take care and thanks for your kind wishes,
      Love Di..xx

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  4. That's certainly a nice route to try out the new car ! We also had to make a decision when we both were retired, one big, or two small cars. We opted for two small once, as we seldom go out together, lol !

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    1. Hello Gattina, thanks for dropping byand your comments.
      We were the same when I was physically mobile but now
      I'm not able to drive so one car suffices.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  5. Congratulations for the new car, Di, and here's wishing you a Happy Anniversary too! Have a great time:)

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    1. Hi Amit ,
      Good to hear from you and your kind wishes.
      We shall probably keep this car a long time
      Ian had his last BMW 20 years they do have a
      record of longevity.
      In fact, it will probably outlive us.. Ha ha!
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  6. Enjoy that new car—and each other!—and have a wonderful time on your holiday. Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you Alexa, such kind and welcome comments, we've had quite a few scary health problems
      over the last couple of years, so this will be a welcome break.
      best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  7. Congratulations on the Anniversary and have fun with your new car!
    My "N" stands for NHILL

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nick, always good to hear from you.
      The new car is a great challenge on the electronic side.
      Ian spends about 30 mins every morning sitting at the
      controls with the hand book trying to fathom it all out !
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  8. And another "N" for NISYROS Island

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  9. Great intro! Felicitations!
    My "N" stands for NINETY MILE BEACH

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    1. Hi Nick,
      thanks for your kind words,
      just going over to see niney mile beach,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.


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  10. Hey Di! That's a very cool looking car. I like its sleekness and the color blue. A perfect car for adventures. Glad to hear yours and your himself's health issues are giving you a break from them. Hope it'll be a long one. Cheers to your 29th wedding anniversary!!! Big hugs, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Good to hear from you. Looking forward to our trip and viewing the wonderful
      scenery.
      Thanks for your kind wishes,
      Hugs xxx
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  11. Thanks for the ABC prompt! I'm doing OctPoWriMo (October Poetry Writing Month) on my Nickers and Ink poetry/humor blog, so I used the N-Day idea there.

    Never know now. Troth isn’t truth till it’s tested.

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks for stopping by and your comments, I like the title of your Nickers and ink poetry/humour
      blog so I shall pop over fora nosey!
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  12. Those heated seats will be lovely on frosty mornings, nice car and colour. Nice part of the country, it will look lovely in Autumn.

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    1. Hi Joy,
      We are really looking forward to our trip and exploring Mis-Wales, there's so many places
      to visit and of course, lots of historic interest too. We normally head for the seaside
      so this will be a change.
      Good to hear from you,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  13. Stay healthy and have a wonderful holiday! It looks like a spectacular place! Enjoy putting the new car "through its paces."
    Happy Anniversary!

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  14. Stay healthy and have a wonderful holiday! It looks like a spectacular place! Enjoy putting the new car "through its paces."
    Happy Anniversary!

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  15. HI SLS thanks for stopping by and and commenting.
    My hBest wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  16. Happy Anniversary. Lovely car and such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I am sorry your husband had to part with his BMW, and it was really cool of you to choose another BMW as your newer car. The cream leather seats sound so attractive and comfortable, and I love cars that have heated front seats. It is so toasty when you are driving during the colder seasons. I am glad it is easier to get in and out of your new car.

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