Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Welding and fabrication

One of the joys of being in the country, at least as far as my bf is concerned, is the machinery. More specifically, driving around in a completely knackered Land Rover. At the moment, our passenger door won't open, we've snapped the key to the door locks, so can't lock the driver door, the steering wheel won't go straight, the rear view mirror has only just been glued back up after weeks of lying on the car floor and the radio aerial is - what else? - a bent coathanger. But there is something heartening in dodging the myriad rules of health & safety and other busybody bureaucrats. After we failed the MOT and were threatened with an £800 bill to fix the car, we remembered a mechanic who operates out of a garden shed. He duly fixed the car for £200 and even slipped the MOT inspector a fiver to turn a blind eye to the stuck door. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw his business card: 'Gary - For all your welding and fabrication needs'. Only in the country....

1 comment:

Ian said...

Hi Jess,

Great book you're reading, that A Place in My Country. Can't recommend highly enough!

Good luck with Mud and the City.