Sadly, my insurance company didn’t think it was economical to repair my trusty Passat, so it’s been written off. I was incredibly fond of that car and had owned it for 3 years, so it was sad to find out that I wouldn’t be seeing it again (apart from here, where it’s currently being auctioned).
The insurance has paid out so I thought “fuck it, I’ll buy a new car”. I had gone to look at newer Passats but they just don’t exist with the spec my previous one had.
On my way out of the showroom, I happened to catch a glimpse of a Tiguan, which does have identical spec to my ex-Passat (with the added bonus of being an automatic and 4 wheel drive) so I’m now the owner of this.
The fuel economy is the same as my ex-Passat and I’ll have to sell my caravan, but the Tiguan smells nice, so it’s worth it.
I managed to book a last minute Bank Holiday weekend caravan trip yesterday, which I’m quite looking forward to.
Unfortunately, on the way to work this morning, my car was hit by another car being driven by a woman in flip flops (who I’m fairly certain was on the phone at the time of the collision).
Now my weekend away is unlikely to happen and worse still, the insurance company have already hinted at my car being a write-off due to the age and the mileage of it. I’ve had this car for years; it’s comfortable, powerful and reliable and I recently bought new tyres and front brake discs.
Being pissed off is an understatement.
Anyway, here’s a photo of my poorly car…
I recently posted this photo on Facebook and Twitter, but it seems that some people take things a little too seriously.
I’ve been banned from Facebook for 24 hours (apparently, for security) after having to confirm that there were no images containing nudity on my personal Facebook account.
This was the only photo which contains nudity and I quickly saw that the offending post had kindly been removed on my behalf.
I understand that we all have our own definition of “offensive”, but we also have the ability to close the tab on our web browser.
You wouldn’t visit a porn site and then start reporting the videos because they contain sex, would you?
I’m going with the positive spin here, which is that Ninja Hedgehog offended Facebook. I can live with that.
This popped up on Facebook which is dangerous as after a glass or three of wine, I’m prone to buy things on Amazon or eBay which I don’t really need, but which I know I probably want. My judgement is never at it’s best in these scenarios. Imagine my excitement when I saw this futuristic-looking device. (continue reading…)
Recently, my car was snapped whilst stopped on a yellow box junction in Catford. I know this because I received a Penalty Charge Notice in the post.
TfL sent me a demand for payment and two photos of my car, showing it in two different positions at two different times and taken less than 30 seconds apart. They wanted £130.00 for this privilege, making a yellow box junction one of the most expensive places to park in London. Being generous, TfL gave me the option of halving this fine by paying it within 14 days. (continue reading…)
I’m going to share a little tip with you.
If you do grocery shopping with Sainsbury’s online, you get money off your first order as a new customer (up to £20.00). This is great.
What’s even better is that Sainsbury’s don’t appear to check your delivery address to see if you really are a new customer. (continue reading…)
Perhaps I’m getting old or perhaps I’ve always been very boring, but something has really been getting on my tits for the last few weeks.
It’s a problem which is becoming more and more prevalent, and it drives me absolutely bonkers.
Pointless and totally unnecessary engine revving. (continue reading…)
Sometimes, websites break or need tweaking which isn’t usually too much of an issue as long as regular backups are made. I found this out the hard way but since my previous mistake, Ninja Hedgehog is backed-up regularly and automatically. This means that in theory, I should be able to have Ninja Hedgehog back up and running very quickly should it all go tits-up. (continue reading…)
You pop into the public toilets or the toilets at work. There are 3 or more cubicles in there… which one do you enter to do your business?
Any one which isn’t immediately next to a cubicle being used by someone already, that’s which one.
This, my friends, is toilet etiquette. (continue reading…)
You hear about a new app and it sounds amazing, so you want to download it and sign up ASAP. You know exactly what you want as your username so you eagerly type it in before waiting for that momentary check to confirm that your chosen username is available. (continue reading…)