Keeping up Appearances

I missed the Spinning Guild Meeting last night.

I was not without spinning wheels, however!! I proudly present Onslow, our newest family member ….

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We picked our Mini Cooper up yesterday afternoon and spent the remainder of the day putting 100 miles on it as we zipped all over the place. I even took a few turns behind the wheel!

Darlings, please remember that Onslow is a six speed manual transmission and it was long ago, and far away that I have driven a stick shift. I am pleased to report that I didn’t do all that badly. I will admit to a few stalls, but hasten to add that these all occured when the pressure was on – someone behind me at a stop sign, or making a left hand turn on a major road with people in back. I attribute it all to stage fright and am confident I will work out any jitters.

If Boar and I ever separate, Onslow will be the only things we fight over for custody!!

7 thoughts on “Keeping up Appearances

  1. Can you fit me, my mom and Gracie in for MD? ;) Your mini looks great. One of my greatest fears, driving standard, is having to drive up the ramps for the Cross Sound Ferry. Nightmares, I tell you. Before and after my locker door nightmares…

  2. Gorgeous car! I used to live near Onslow Village in Surrey. Where did you get the name? The hood release is on the one we looked at was on the UK side, which I loved!

  3. Adorable, darlin, just adorable! So, when are we going to see you you in it? LI Knits meets Nov. 3 in our new location; Setauket Neighborhood House.

    Thanks for the card!

    Hugs from me and my pain killers!

  4. Onslow looks like a ‘bucket’ of fun! I hear nothing but good thing about the Mini Cooper — especially from my spinning teacher who has one too. Fibre people have such good taste! Thanks for the good wishes :D

  5. Wasn’t I the one who first taught you how to drive a stick shift? I remember a herky jerky ride down Keebler Ave. heading toward Allendale Rd! LOL.

    I remember all to well how nerve wracking it was when I first learned how to drive the orange Pinto station wagon with stick shift. One time on a hill I accidently put it in reverse! If it weren’t for my dad yanking up the emergency brake I would have hit the car behind us!

    I am sure that Onslow is an absolute joy to drive around and that you love shifting his gears as you zip around Long Island.

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